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.
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.
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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:
- Load up Pokemon Sword or Shield.
- Open the game menu by pressing X and 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!
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.
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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.
Make sure to check back, as we’ll update you as any changes occur. Expired codes can be found below.
|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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