How to get free Pokemon Day singing Pikachu in Sword & Shield

Brent Koepp
Screenshot of Pokemon Sword & Shield Sing Pikachu.

Pokemon is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an epic concert with Post Malone. Here is how you can get a special Pikachu for free in Sword & Shield to commemorate the music event.

The Pokemon Company is teaming up with chart-topping artist Post Malone for a virtual concert at the end of February. The special live event will kick off the series’ 25th-anniversary festivities.

To celebrate the epic collaboration, Game Freak is giving Sword & Shield players a unique music-themed Pikachu. Here’s how you can claim your free ‘mon.

Screenshot of Sing Pikachu in Pokemon Sword & Shield.
Sword & Shield will get a special music-themed Pikachu for the 25th anniversary Post Malone concert.

How to claim free Singing Pikachu in Pokemon Sword & Shield

While the Post Malone concert will go live on Saturday, February 27, the special concert Pikachu will actually be distributed two days earlier on Thursday 25.

The Electric-type will come equipped with the moves Encore, Celebrate, Electro Ball, and Sing – an attack it normally is not able to learn. Its Hidden Ability is Lightning Rod.

The concert Pikachu will also be holding a Light Ball in its item slot, and carry a Souvenir Ribbon to commemorate the 25th-anniversary musical event. Here’s what you need to do to claim the ‘mon.

  • Step 1: Starting on February 25, boot up your Pokemon Sword & Shield save. Press X and scroll down to the Mystery Gift menu.
  • Step 2: Click “Get a Mystery Gift” and select “Get with Code/Password.”
  • Step 3: Enter password: P25MUS1C.
  • Step 3: Click “Pikachu with Sing Gift” and the special ‘mon will be sent to your box.
mystery gift pokemon sword shield pikachu
Enter the code in the “Get via Code/Password” section of the Mystery Gift menu.

Game Freak gave out the special code just a few days before Pokemon Day festivities are officially set to kick off, giving players plenty of time to redeem their gift. Make sure to snag the unique ‘mon as soon as possible as it’s easy to forget and it can expire.

While the Pikachu is not incredibly special per-se, its unique Sing move will no doubt be something hardcore Trainers will want to add to their collection. Plus the yellow ‘mon will make a perfect companion during the Post Malone concert.

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