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How to get Shiny Galarian Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 14/Mar/2022 9:46 Updated: 15/Jun/2022 11:11

by Daniel Megarry

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Trainers will be able to obtain Shiny versions of Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres in Pokemon Sword and Shield – and we’ve got all the details on how to get them.

When Pokemon Sword and Shield’s DLC expansions introduced Galarian versions of Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos, it was a huge deal as it was the first time Trainers had seen regional variations of Legendary creatures in the franchise.

While these Galarian Legendaries had different designs and color schemes, their rare Shiny variations paid tribute to the Kanto originals with colors that matched the ones we know and love from Gen 1, making them even more desirable.

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Fortunately, for Trainers who are still searching for those elusive Shinies, they’ll be distributed as rewards for anyone who takes part in Sword and Shield’s upcoming 2022 International Challenge, and we’ve got the details you need below.


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How to get Shiny Galarian Articuno in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Shiny Galarian Articuno appearing in Pokemon Sword and Shield

A Shiny version of Galarian Articuno is now available as a reward for players who registered and took part in at least three battles during the 2022 International Challenge February.

To claim your Shiny Galarian Articuno, you first need to check the challenge results in the Battle Stadium menu, then go to the Mystery Gift menu and select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

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How to get Shiny Galarian Zapdos in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Shiny Galarian Zapdos appearing in Pokemon Sword and Shield

A Shiny version of Galarian Zapdos is now available as a reward for players who registered and took part in at least three battles during the 2022 International Challenge March.

To claim your Shiny Galarian Zapdos, you first need to check the challenge results in the Battle Stadium menu, then go to the Mystery Gift menu and select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

How to get Shiny Galarian Moltres in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Shiny Galarian Moltres appearing in Pokemon Sword and Shield

A Shiny version of Galarian Moltres will be given as a reward to players who sign up and take part in at least three battles during the 2022 International Challenge April.

You can register from March 31 to April 14 and battles will take place between April 15 and April 17.

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How to register for Pokemon Sword & Shield 2022 International Challenge

Follow these steps to register for an online competition in Pokemon Sword and Shield:

  1. Launch your copy of Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield.
  2. Enter the VS menu.
  3. Select the Battle Stadium option.
  4.  Select the Online Competitions option.
  5. Finally, choose Search Official Competitions.

Make a note of the registration dates above and set yourself a reminder. If you miss the registration date, you won’t be able to enter the 2022 International Challenge and earn those Shinies!

You’ll need to take part in three battles and it doesn’t matter if you win or lose. Prizes will be available to claim once the competitions are over and rankings have been shared.

For more freebies check out our Mystery Gift guide, and pay a visit to our Pokemon Sword & Shield home page for the latest news.

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