The Pokémon Company and Nintendo have announced special distributions for Pokémon Sword and Shield. Read on below to learn more:
GET GALARIAN FORM POKÉMON, LOADS OF EXP. CANDIES, AND A MASSIVE HAUL OF NUGGETS IN THIS SPECIAL PROMOTION!
Pokémon and useful items will be gifted to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players every week for four weeks from Thursday, May 21, at 5:00 p.m. PDT! Each week, you’ll receive a different Pokémon and items, so try to get them all!
Use this special promotion to get ready for your adventure on the Isle of Armor with the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, scheduled to release by the end of June!
Gifts for the first week (Starting Thursday, May 21, at 5:00 p.m. PDT)
Get a Galarian Mr. Mime with the Hidden Ability Ice Body and a set of Poké Balls.
A Pokémon with the Ice Body Ability will heal 1/16 of its max HP at the end of each turn if it’s hailing during battle! The Ability will also protect the Pokémon from taking damage from hail.
You’ll also receive a Lure Ball, a Moon Ball, a Heavy Ball, and a Dream Ball!
Gifts for the second week (Starting Thursday, May 28, at 5:00 p.m. PDT)
Get a Galarian Ponyta with the Hidden Ability Anticipation and a set of Poké Balls.
When a Pokémon with the Anticipation Ability enters the battlefield, it will be able to tell whether the opponent has a move that would be super effective against it or a move that could be a one-hit KO, such as Horn Drill!
You’ll also receive a Level Ball, a Fast Ball, a Love Ball, a Friend Ball, and a Beast Ball!
Gifts for the third week (Starting Thursday, June 4, at 5:00 p.m. PDT)
Get a Galarian Corsola with the Hidden Ability Cursed Body and an Evolution Item Set.
If a Pokémon with the Cursed Body Ability is hit by a move that deals damage, Cursed Body has a 30 percent chance of disabling that move! This renders the move unusable for four turns.
What’s more, the Evolution Item Set will give you items you’ll need to evolve certain Pokémon. You’ll receive a Sweet Apple, a Tart Apple, a Chipped Pot, a Cracked Pot, a Sachet, and a Whipped Dream!
Gifts for the fourth week (Starting Thursday, June 11, at 5:00 p.m. PDT)
Get a Galarian Meowth with the Hidden Ability Unnerve and a load of Exp. Candies and Nuggets.
The Ability Unnerve makes opponents too nervous to eat Berries during battle!
You’ll also get 50 Big Nuggets, which you can sell for a lot of money at shops, and 100 Exp. Candies L to help you raise your Pokémon! Get ready for your adventure on the Isle of Armor!
STEPS FOR RECEIVING GIFTS VIA THE INTERNET
- Press the X Button to bring up the main menu, then select Mystery Gift.
- Select Get a Mystery Gift.
- Select Get via Internet.
- Connect to the internet.
- You will see the game search for available gifts.
- Select the gift you want to receive.
- Once you receive the gift, your game will be saved.
The Mystery Gift menu option will appear in the X menu after you visit your first Pokémon Center in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. (This occurs after about an hour of gameplay. However, individual gameplay time may vary.)
An internet connection is required to receive the above items. A Nintendo Switch Online membership (paid) is not required to receive the above items.