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New Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl freebie available for a limited time

Players can receive five free statues for their Secret Bases right now until Dec. 25.

When placed in your Secret Base, statues can influence which wild Pokemon you encounter in the Grand Underground.

A new in-game freebie is available for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. As a special holiday bonus, players can claim a free bundle of color statues in the games until Dec. 25.

The bundle is being distributed via Mystery Gift and consists of five rare color statues: Pachirisu, Lucario, Rhyperior, Electivire and Glaceon. These can be placed around your Secret Base and will influence the kinds of wild Pokemon you encounter in the Grand Underground.

To claim the bundle, open the Mystery Gift menu and follow these steps:

  • Choose Get with code/password
  • Connect to the internet when prompted
  • Enter the code MERRYCHR1STMAS
The Pokemon Company

These aren't the only free statues being given away over Mystery Gift right now. Players can still claim free color statues of Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup using the code BDSPUNDERG0UND. These will be available until May 31, 2022.

A few other freebies are also available in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Everyone who purchases either game before Feb. 21 can receive a free Manaphy egg, and players who have save data for other Pokemon games on their console can also claim a free Mew and Jirachi.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launched for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 19. The pair are remakes of the original Pokemon Diamond and Pearl games for the Nintendo DS, featuring updated visuals and various quality-of-life improvements. If you're unsure of which to get, be sure to check out all the version-exclusive Pokemon and differences.