Pokemon Sword & Shield players have previously been able to get their hands on free Mystery Gifts with special codes – but are there any available in 2023? Here’s everything you need to know.
With both expansions for Sword and Shield — The Isle of Armor & The Crown Tundra — now released, there’s nothing stopping us from opening some special gifts in the Galar Region this year to get ahold of some rare items and Pokemon.
On the hunt for more Mystery Gift codes? Make sure to check out our Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Mystery Gifts, Scarlet & Violet Mystery Gifts, and Legends Arceus Mystery Gifts lists for all of the latest freebies.
Updated December 29, 2022, to confirm no active codes.
- Will there be any more Mystery Gifts?
- Mystery Gift codes in January
- Mystery Gift competition rewards
- How to redeem Mystery Gift codes in Sword & Shield
- Full list of expired codes
Now that Gen 9 has officially begun with the release of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, the chances of any more Mystery Gift codes being released for Sword & Shield are very slim, as The Pokemon Company will be focusing on the newer series of games.
Previously, there were regular free codes for Mystery Gifts linked to events like Pokemon anniversaries or new anime episodes. Players were also able to unlock Mystery Gifts as rewards for taking part in Ranked Battles and in-game events.
There are no Mystery Gift codes available to claim in Pokemon Sword and Shield in January 2023. Be sure to check back regularly, though, as we’ll update you if any new codes are released.
Previously, two codes were available, the first of which gave trainers a Lucario inspired by Ash’s version from the Pokemon anime. Unfortunately, this code expired on September 29, 2022.
The second code redeemed a Sirfetch’d, also inspired by the one that Ash used in the Pokemon anime, but this expired on September 22, 2022.
Trainers who participated in the Test Your Luck! Online Competition can access a free reward with a special Mystery Gift, rewarding 50 BP when claimed.
To redeem it, simply follow the below steps up until step 4, and instead select ‘Get Battle Stadium Rewards‘ to obtain your free Battle Points.
Claiming your Mystery Gifts in Pokemon is easy, but you won’t be able to do so until you complete the game’s first event in the Slumbering Weald, 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:
- Load up Pokemon Sword or Shield.
- Open the game menu by pressing X, then select ‘Mystery Gift‘, with the pink present icon.
- Select the ‘Get A Mystery Gift‘ option.
- Choose which method you want to use to receive a gift. If you have a code, select the ‘Get With Code/Password‘ option.
- Collect your gifts and enjoy!
Once claimed, 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, while Non-fashion items will appear in your Bag.
|Code||Reward & Expiry Date|
|H1SSATSUNEG1||Ash’s Sirfetch’d – September 2022|
|HAD0UW0CATCH||Ash’s Lucario – September 2022|
|GENNGER0GE94||Ash’s Gengar – September 2022|
|UM1N0KESH1N||Ash’s Dragonite – September 2022|
|W0RLD22V1CT0RY||Victini – August 2022|
|GANJ0UAG0882||Ash’s Dracovish – August 2022|
|EU1C2022G1FT||Dracovish – April 25, 2022|
|GL0BALCHAMP2021||Leonardo’s Charizard – November 2021|
|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 – everything you need to know about Mystery Gift codes in Pokemon Sword & Shield in January 2023.
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