Pokemon Sword & Shield Mystery Gift codes – Free codes & rewards in 2023

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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.

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.

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.

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Updated December 29, 2022, to confirm no active codes.


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

Will there be any more Mystery Gifts in Sword & Shield?

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.

Pokemon Sword & Shield Mystery Gift codes (January 2023)

Zacian and Zamazenta in Pokemon Sword and ShieldGame Freak / The Pokemon Company
Shiny variants of Zacian and Zamazenta were the latest codes Trainers could redeem.

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.

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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.

Mystery Gift competition rewards

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.

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How to claim Mystery Gifts in Pokemon Sword & Shield

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:

  1. Load up Pokemon Sword or Shield.
  2. Open the game menu by pressing X, then 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!
The Mystery Gift menu in Pokemon Sword and ShieldGame Freak / The Pokemon Company
Head to this menu to redeem your Mystery Gift codes.

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.

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

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Expired codes

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.

Looking to catch ’em all? Make sure to check out our guides and lists for all things ‘mon related:

Which Pokemon are in Max Raid Battles | How to get all three starters without trading | Type chart: strengths and weaknesses | The most expensive Pokemon cards | List of all missing Pokemon in Sword and Shield | Every dog Pokemon in the Pokedex | Every cat Pokemon in the Pokedex | The cutest Pokemon of all time | How to get Remote Raid Passes | Pokemon Go shop: prices, box changes | Pokemon Sword & Shield trade codes

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