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New Pokemon Sword & Shield mystery gift schedule revealed

Published: 22/May/2020 13:20 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:43

by David Purcell


Finally, Pokemon Sword and Shield players can start redeeming Mystery Gifts again in-game as Game Freak have revealed new plans for the rewards system. 

Mystery Gift prizes were a staple of the game’s first few weeks, following its release on November 15 of last year, as thousands of members of the community were inputting codes on the regular for free gifts.

However, you won’t need any new codes to grab them throughout the course of May and June when they next release. So, let’s take a look at how to get them.

How to claim new Pokemon Sword and Shield Mystery Gifts

There are different gifts up for grabs at certain times in May and June, but there’s a very simple way to get each of them – revealed by The first set of Mystery Gifts are broken into different things. These include Level 15 Hidden Ability, Galarian Mr. Mime, and a few different PokeBalls. These are: Lure Ball, Heavy Ball, Moon Ball, and Dream Ball. These will be available until May 28.

A step-by-step guide to do this can be found below.

  • Load up Pokemon Sword or Shield.
  • Access the Mystery Gift menu in-game.
  • From there, select ‘Receive Via Internet’.
  • Collect your gifts and enjoy!

Mystery Gift schedule for Pokemon Sword & Shield

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Galarian Ponyta is included in the Mystery Gift rewards.

While we’ve already told you the first that were made available in-game, there’s actually an upcoming schedule of gifts coming at the end of May and throughout June.

Firstly, the likes of Galarian Mr. Mime and other PokeBalls are included, but they will be rotated out at different points in time. To give you an idea of what to expect at each time, as well as when things are leaving or being added to the game, let’s run through the full schedule.

  • May 29-June 4: Galarian Ponyta, Level Ball, Fast Ball, Love Ball, Friend Ball, and Beast Ball.
  • June 5-June 11: Galarian Corsola, Sweet Apple, Tart Apple, Chipped Pot, Cracked Pot, Whipped Dream, and Sachet.
  • June 12 onwards: Galarian Meowth, 50 Big Nugget, 100 EXP. Candy L.

These gifts should keep players occupied until the Isle of Armor DLC update lands in June, and the rewards might be very useful for what’s to come.

If things are changed in the schedule, we’ll be the first to let you know!


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.