How to claim Dada Zarude & Shiny Celebi codes in Pokemon Sword Shield - Dexerto

How to claim Dada Zarude & Shiny Celebi codes in Pokemon Sword Shield

Published: 7/Oct/2021 19:49 Updated: 7/Oct/2021 19:52

by David Purcell


Game Freak are finally allowing Pokémon Sword & Shield players based outside of Asia to claim their very own Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi codes in-game. 

The two legendary Pokémon have only ever been available to get via codes in Japan and Korea previously, though that has since changed.

These two are being rolled out to trainers across the globe, and if you take the right steps, you will be one of the first in line to pick one up this Halloween season.

So, let’s take a look at how these codes are being distributed and how you can get one.


How to get free Dada Zarude & Shiny Celebi codes

Pokémon Sword and Shield players looking for a Dada Zarude or Shiny Celebi code will need to sign up for the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter. 

This is one of the methods known for resulting in a code – with some sources, such as, claiming this will have needed to be done before September 25 to make you eligible.

How to claim codes in Pokémon Sword & Shield

  1. Load up Pokémon 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 Dada Zarude & Shiny Celebi!

Where can you get Dada Zarude & Shiny Celebi?

galar region
The Pokemon Company
Dada Zarude doesn’t spawn in the Galar Region with Pokemon Sword & Shield, making it one of the rarest to exist.

The codes for Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi have been distributed between players in Japan, Korea, US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and more.

What is Dada Zarude?

Dada Zarude is one of the main characters in a Pokémon movie called Secrets of the Jungle on Netflix.


It is rarer to find in the video game series, as it’s only been trickled out in small releases thus far, via codes.

Grabbing one of these and a Shiny Celebi will bolster your Pokedex in the Galar Region, and let’s face it, they don’t look half bad either.