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How to claim Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes in Pokemon Sword Shield

Published: 27/Oct/2021 14:54

by David Purcell

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Game Freak are releasing even more exclusive Pokemon Sword and Shield codes to be claimed in the US and UK, this time for two of the rarest forms in the Galar Region – Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta. 

On October 7, the game’s developers gave members of the community a chance to scoop up codes for Dada Zarude & Shiny Celebi, by signing up to the Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter.

However, the process is not going to be the same if you’re wanting to add two more Shinies to your Pokedex.

If you would like to claim Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes this Halloween season, you’ve come to the right place.

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How to get free Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes in US

Pokemon Sword and Shield players looking to grab codes for the Zacian and Zamazenta event will need to pick them up at GameStop in the US.

The codes will start to be released on October 22, 2021 – according to signage uncovered by PokeBeach.

Zacian is exclusive to Shield, and Zamazenta to Sword.

When can you get Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes at GameStop?

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GameStop often stages Pokemon events across the year, and the next one will include Shiny Pokemon codes.

According to the official Pokemon website, the following dates have been set:

  • Shiny Zacian event: October 22 – November 11
  • Shiny Zamazenta event: November 12 – November 26

How to get free Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes in UK

Trainers in the UK are in luck, as they will be able to get their codes for Shiny Zacian or Shiny Zamazenta online. Simply visit the GAME website and enter your email address before November 18.

The website states that you may have to wait until the following Monday to receive your code. Trainers can also visit GAME stores to claim their Shinies if they prefer.

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How to claim codes in Pokémon Sword & Shield

  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. Select the ‘Get With Code/Password‘ option.
  5. Collect your free Shiny Pokemon.

Where can you get Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes?

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These two Shiny Pokemon aren’t common in the Galar Region – so these codes are really handy.

The first batch of Shiny Zacian & Shiny Zamazenta codes will be released to Pokemon Sword and Shield players based in Japan and Korea, in mid-October.

From there, via GameStop, they will arrive in the United States from October 22 onwards.

Trainers in the United Kingdom will be able to get their codes from GAME stores between October 22 and November 18. Those in Ireland can visit GameStop stores or claim a code online.

As is usually the case, corresponding with the US release, there will likely be further codes distributed across Europe and Australia.