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How to get free shiny Amoonguss in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 9/Aug/2020 18:46

by Brent Koepp


For a limited time, Pokemon players can get their hands on a shiny Amoonguss in Sword & Shield. Here is how you can obtain your free monster right now. 

In Korea, Pokemon is currently hosting a Trainer’s Cup, and to celebrate they have given viewers a chance to snag a shiny Amoonguss in Sword & Shield.


Fortunately, the giveaway can be redeemed in every region. Here is everything you need to know about how to get the special Gen V Poison/Grass-type character.

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The Pokemon Company
Sword & Shield players can get a shiny version of the Gen V character for a limited time.

On August 8, Pokemon Korea issued a code to viewers watching the Trainers Cup stream to receive a unique reward. When redeemed, the mystery gift will land Sword & Shield players a rare shiny Amoonguss.


The poisonous mushroom was first introduced in Black and White which originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2010. Luckily the giveaway works in all regions, but ends at 14:59 UTC August 10th – so act fast!

How to get free shiny Amoonguss in Pokemon Sword & Shield

  • Step 1: Start your game and go to the menu once your save is loaded.
  • Step 2: Head to the Mystery Gift tab and go to Get A Mystery Gift. Then click Get with Code/Password.
  • Step 3: Enter the code TRA1NERSCUP.
  • Step 4: Select Amoonguss Gift.
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Entering this code in Sword & Shield will give players a shiny Amoonguss.

After completing the following steps, the Pokemon should be added to one of your boxes, which you can access from your menu. And that’s it! Now the shiny creature is all yours.

Those interested in obtaining the fifth generation character have to be quick, as the giveaway ends on August 10. Considering how much time it takes to get a shiny in the wild, this is a deal you won’t want to miss out on.


Despite releasing in November 2019, Sword & Shield is already the third best-selling game in the entire franchise. The title will also get its second major DLC, The Crown Tundra, this Fall, so fans have a lot to be excited for.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.