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How to claim Mystery Gifts in Pokemon Sword & Shield – Free codes & rewards

Published: 30/Jun/2021 16:20 Updated: 1/Jul/2021 15:46

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield players can get their hands on some of the coolest (and free!) Mystery Gifts. If you’d like to claim them for yourself, there are some tricks you definitely need to know about. They do have deadlines, though, so make sure to act fast! 

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.

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



Crown Tundra with Glastier Spectrier on mountain
Pokemon Company
Glastier and Spectrier became available on October 22nd with The Crown Tundra expansion.

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).

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.

Active Pokemon Sword & Shield codes (July)

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.

Currently, however, there are no working codes for Pokemon Sword & Shield mystery gifts in July just yet.


Codes Item Expired On
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Make sure to check back, as we’ll update you as any changes occur. Expired codes can be found below.

Expired codes

Codes Expired On
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!

On that note, there we have it. As more are revealed, we’ll continually update this article with more codes and tricks.

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