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Pokemon Sword & Shield Mystery Gift codes – Free codes & rewards in 2021

Published: 14/Oct/2021 16:15 Updated: 14/Oct/2021 16:26

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword & Shield players can get their hands on free Mystery Gifts with special codes in 2021. If you’d like to claim them for yourself, there are some tricks you definitely need to know about, but they have deadlines, so make sure to act fast!

If you’re looking to catch ’em all in Pokemon Sword & Shield, opening some mystery gifts in the game will certainly help you along the way. Unsure of how it all works? We’ve got you covered.

With both expansions for Sword and Shield — The Isle of Armor & The Crown Tundra — released, there’s nothing stopping us from opening some special presents in the Galar Region this year, with the chance to get ahold of a number of useful items for a limited time.



Crown Tundra with Glastier Spectrier on mountain
Pokemon Company
Glastrier and Spectrier became available in October 2020 with The Crown Tundra expansion.

How to claim Mystery Gifts in Sword & Shield

Mystery Gifts are completely free and contain helpful items to use on your journey. These can be unlocked in a number of ways: occasionally, there will be free codes linked to an event like a Pokemon anniversary or new release. Players can also unlock Mystery Gifts through Ranked Battles and in-game events.

While it’s true that these gifts mostly have different variants of PokeBalls in them, recently, actual Pokemon have also been added to the mix (though this is still rare).

Pokemon Sword & Shield Mystery Gift codes (October 2021)

There are typically plenty of wonderful gifts and rewards that players can claim for their journey across Galar.


Mystery gifts in Pokemon Sword and Shield
Game Freak
Mystery Gifts are a great way of claiming free goodies to help you on your travels across Galar.

While there are no specific Mystery Gift codes for Pokemon Sword & Shield mystery gifts for October, trainers based outside of Asia can now claim their own shiny Celebi and Dada Zarude. Anyone that signed up for the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter by September 25, 2021, will receive a code via email in their inbox.

Trainers will also soon be given the chance to claim shiny Zacian and Zamazenta Mystery Gift codes. Trainers in the US wanting to claim Zacian can head to GameStop starting from October 22, 2021, until November 11, 2021, with Zamazenta following swiftly after from November 12, 2021, through November 26, 2021.

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Make sure to check back, as we’ll update you as any changes occur. Expired codes can be found towards the bottom of this piece.


How to redeem Mystery Gifts in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Claiming your Mystery Gifts in Pokemon is easy, but it won’t be available until after you complete the game’s first event in the Slumbering Weald. This is where you encounter Sword or Shield’s Legendary Pokemon for the first time!

Once you’ve done this, follow the steps below to claim your Mystery Gift:

  1. Load up Pokemon Sword or Shield.
  2. Open the game menu by pressing X and select ‘Mystery Gift‘, with the pink present icon.
  3. Select the ‘Get A Mystery Gift‘ option.
  4. Choose which method you want to use to receive a gift. If you have a code, select the ‘Get With Code/Password‘ option.
  5. Collect your gifts and enjoy!
Mystery gift code redeem Pokemon Sword and ShieldHere’s the menu you need to visit in order to redeem your codes.

Pokemon will be added to your Party or your Pokemon Boxes if there’s no room. Fashion items can be found by visiting the fitting room of any in-game boutique. Non-fashion items will appear in your Bag.

You can see previously downloaded gifts by choosing ‘Check Mystery Gifts‘ in the menu.


Expired codes

Codes Expired On
1STPTCCHAMP Porygon-Z – August 2021
V1CT0RYENG1NE25 Coalossal – August 2021
PC4F1NALSBEAST Beast Ball – August 2021
PLAYERSCH01CEPC Golden Bottle Cap – July 2021
SPR1NGPA0R1 Life Orb – May 2021
ADVENTUREB9F 12 Exp. Candy XL, 12 Big Nuggets – April 2021
DREAMB1GPC3 Dream Ball – April 2021
WPF1NALSPC3 Weakness Policy – April 2021
P25MUSIC Singing Pikachu – March 2021
P1KACHUGET Ash Pikachu – November 2020
1CH00SEY0U Partner Cap Pikachu – November 2020
P1KAADVANCE Hoeen Cap Pikachu – November 2020
V0LTTACKLEP1KA Sinnoh Cap Pikachu – November 2020
P1KABESTW1SH Unova Cap Pikachu – November 2020
KAL0SP1KA Kalos Cap Pikachu – November 2020
ULTRAP1KA Alola Cap Pikachu – November 2020
K1NP1KA1855 World Cap Pikachu – November 2020
K2020CHAMP10NS King’s Rock – September 2020

Like something that’s listed in the expired list above? While many of these gifts are one-time only, some could come back around in the future – so keep an eye out!

There we have it – all of the Mystery Gift codes you can claim in Pokemon Sword & Shield in October 2021. As more are revealed, we’ll continually update this article with more codes and tricks.

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