How to claim Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes in Pokemon Sword Shield

David Purcell
A screenshot of Zamazenta from Pokemon Sword & Shield on a background of Galar

Game Freak are releasing even more exclusive Pokemon Sword and Shield codes to be claimed in the US, AUS, and the UK, this time for two of the rarest forms in the Galar Region – Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta. 

On October 7, the game’s developers gave members of the community a chance to scoop up codes for Dada Zarude & Shiny Celebi, by signing up to the Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter.

However, the process is not going to be the same if you’re wanting to add two more Shinies to your Pokedex.

If you would like to claim Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta gift codes this Fall season, you’ve come to the right place.


A screenshot of a GameStop store
GameStop often stages Pokemon events across the year.

How to get free Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes at GameStop

Pokemon Sword and Shield players looking to grab codes for the Zacian and Zamazenta event will need to pick them up at GameStop in the US.

While the Shiny Zacian event at GameStop has now ended, according to the official Pokemon website, Trainers can now claim Zamazenta between November 12 – November 26, 2021.

How to get free Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes in UK

Trainers in the UK are in luck, as they will be able to get their codes for Shiny Zacian or Shiny Zamazenta online. Simply visit the GAME website and enter your email address before November 18.

The website states that you may have to wait until the following Monday to receive your code. Trainers can also visit GAME stores to claim their Shinies if they prefer.

Australia codes for Shiny Zacian & Zamazenta

While little information is currently available, Trainers will also be able to redeem codes in Australia for the two Legendary Galarian monsters starting November 19, 2021, at EB Games.

As further details are revealed, we’ll update you here.

How to claim codes in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Once you’ve received your codes for these Legendary Pokemon, simply follow these steps to redeem them in-game:

  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. Select the ‘Get With Code/Password‘ option.
  5. Collect your free Shiny Pokemon.

Where can you get Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes?

A screenshot of a character in the Galar region
These two Shiny Pokemon aren’t common in the Galar Region – so these codes are really handy.

The first batch of codes were released to Pokemon Sword and Shield players based in Japan and Korea in mid-October.

From there, via GameStop, they arrived in the United States from October 22 onwards.

Trainers in the United Kingdom are able to get their codes from GAME stores until November 18, whereas those in Ireland can visit GameStop stores or claim a code online.

Another batch of codes is set to arrive in Australia at EB Games, where they will be available to redeem from November 19.

So, there you have it – everything you need to know about claiming these special codes in Sword & Shield.

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