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How to claim Mystery Gifts in Pokemon Sword & Shield – all free codes & rewards

Published: 1/Mar/2021 11:39 Updated: 8/Mar/2021 12:57

by David Purcell

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Pokemon Sword and Shield players can get their hands on some of the coolest free Mystery Gifts and if you would like to claim them, there are some tricks you need to know about. They do have deadlines, though, so act fast! 

With both expansions for Sword and Shield — The Isle of Armor & The Crown Tundra —  released, there’s nothing stopping us from opening some special presents in the Galar Region this year, with the chance to get ahold of a number of useful items for a limited time.

If you’re looking to catch ’em all in these Pokemon games, opening some mystery gifts will certainly help you along the way. So, let’s take a look at what you can claim and how it all works.

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Crown Tundra with Glastier Spectrier on mountain
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Glastier and Spectrier became available on October 22nd with The Crown Tundra expansion.

Mystery gifts mostly have different variants of PokeBalls in them, but recently actual Pokemon have been added to the mix.

How to get Mystery Gifts in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Mystery Gifts can be unlocked in a number of ways. Occasionally, there will be free codes linked to an event like a Pokemon anniversary or new release. Players can also unlock Mystery Gifts through Ranked Battles and in-game events.

Claiming your Mystery Gifts in Pokemon is easy, but it won’t be available until you complete the game’s first event in Slumbering Weald. This is where you encounter Sword or Shield’s legendary Pokemon for the first time.

Once you’ve done this, follow the steps below to claim your Mystery Gift:

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  1. Load up Pokemon 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. Choose which method you want to use to receive a gift. If you have a code, select the Get With Code/Password option.
  5. Collect your gifts and enjoy!
Pokemon / NintendoHere’s the menu you need to visit in order to redeem your Mystery Gift codes.

Pokemon will be added to your Party or your Pokemon Boxes if there’s no room. Fashion items can be found by visiting the fitting room of any in-game boutique. Non-fashion items will appear in your Bag.

You can see previously downloaded Mystery Gifts by choosing ‘Check Mystery Gifts’ in the menu.

Pokemon Sword & Shield Mystery Gifts (March)

There are plenty of wonderful gifts and rewards that players can claim for their journey across Galar

Season Fourteen Ranked Battle rewards

As the 14th Season of Ranked Battles has concluded, players can now claim their end of Season rewards. These rewards will vary depending on where you placed during the Season.

To claim these unlocks, head over to Ranked Battle mode, then go to Mystery Gift and tap receive via Battle Stadium.

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Gigantamax Pikachu and Eevee
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The end of the Ranked Battle Season means new rewards can be claimed by players.

Free Item Set Gift

The recently concluded Gigantamax Pikachu event offered players a chance to earn a number of rewards if one million trainers managed to take him down. As of yet, we’re waiting for confirmation from Game Freak that this was achieved.

Here are the rewards players will receive on March 2 if they hit that number:

  • 100 Dynite Ore
  • 100 Armorite Ore

On that note, there we have it! Those are all of the ways we have found to receive a free mystery gift in Pokemon Sword and Shield. If we find any more, we’ll update this article with more codes and tricks.