The newest generation remake for the Pokémon series is coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 19, 2021, with a few special preorder bonuses, namely a Manaphy Pokémon egg. Manaphy is a Water-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation IV: Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. However, the preorder bonuses are different in relation to whether or not you preorder a digital copy of the game or a physical copy.
The Pokémon Manaphy Egg is a preorder bonus for all digital and physical versions of the game. Players can receive the Manaphy Pokémon Egg by choosing “Get via Internet” from the “Mystery Gift” function in the game until February 21, 2022. By placing the Pokémon Egg in your main party and carrying it around throughout the Sinnoh region, you’ll be able to hatch the Pokémon Egg and gain Manaphy as a companion. An internet connection is required to receive the Manaphy Egg, but a Nintendo Switch Online subscription is not required. It is worth noting that it takes approximately two hours of playtime before players are able to access the “Mystery Gift” function located on the title screen.
According to the Pokémon website, by leaving the Manaphy with a Ditto at the Pokémon Nursery in Sinnoh’s Solaceon Town, players can receive the rare, Mythical Pokémon: Phione! Continue the adventure with the Pokémon Egg from Manaphy and Ditto in the Pokémon party to hatch it. It takes approximately 10 hours of playtime before you are able to reach the Pokémon Nursery in Solaceon Town.
Additionally, it’s important to note that a digital preorder for the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Digital Double Pack includes all preorder bonuses including the Pokémon Manaphy Egg, 12 Quick Balls, and 200 Poké Balls. However, there are a few preorder variations that may or may not include bonuses for the 12 Quick Balls or 200 Poké Balls (shown above). The upcoming Generation 4 remakes are $59.99 each, or $119.99 for the bundle.
By choosing a digital edition, players will receive the Manaphy Egg and 12 Quick Pokémon Balls. By choosing a physical copy, players will receive the Manaphy Egg and 200 Poke Balls. Check out the newest trailer released for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, and don’t forget to reserve a preorder copy before November 19, 2021, to receive the rare Manaphy Pokémon Egg and other preorder goodies!