PSA: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are giving away special statues


For Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup

As a heads up, you can now grab Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl special statues in-game. The news comes by way of, which located a Japanese Pokemon site questionnaire that provided the universal code. Thankfully, this one is an easy sell, as you just need to put in a code in the comfort of your own home. No need to trek out to a store that may or may not exist in your area.

To utilize the giveaway, just type in the mystery gift code: “BDSPUNDERGR0UND.”

For your trouble you’ll get statues for Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup: the starters for the game. It’ll run until May 31, 2022, so feel free to bookmark this page with the code until you’re good and ready to redeem the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl special statues.

If you just started, you can unlock the mystery gift feature early after the first gym battle. Just head to Jubilife City and enter the TV station on the north side of the map. Then go to the third floor and talk to the TV producer and pick “everyone happy wi-fi connection.” Boom! You’re good. Or you can defeat the third gym leader and just pick it up naturally. Your choice. You can find detailed instructions of that process here.

To actually use these Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl special statues, you’ll need to access the Grand Underground and create a Secret Base: a hideout of sorts that you can revisit. You can find instructions for getting into the Grand Underground here!