Gigantamax Pikachu and Eevee Pokemon Sword and ShieldSource: iMore

Pokémon Sword and Shield have offered a whole new region for Pokémon fans to explore. If you've gotten the games, you'll want to make sure to take advantage of the free items and Pokémon you can receive. Here are all of the free goodies we know of so far, how to get them, and when they will no longer be available. You'll want to act fast. These free gifts don't last forever. In fact, some of the best ones usually only last about a month.

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Gigantamax Pikachu and Gigantamax Eevee

Wild Area StationSource: iMore

Available until: No end date

Players who have save data for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu, on their Switch can get a Gigantamax Pikachu, while those with save data for Let's Go, Eevee can get a Gigantamax Eevee. The catch is that these Pokémon cannot evolve.

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All you have to do is talk to the man and woman in the upper left corner of the Wild Area Station. Notice that the woman with blond hair gives out Pikachu while the man with brown hair gives out Eevee.

How to reedeem a code

  1. Press X to open the main menu.
  2. Select Mystery Gift.

    Pressing X on Nintendo SwitchPokemon Sword and Shield main menuSource: iMore

  3. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  4. Now select Get with Code/Password.

    How to get a Mystery GiftHow to get a Mystery GiftSource: iMore

  5. This message will pop up. Press A to move past it.
  6. Enter the code you wish to redeem.

    How to get a Mystery GiftHow to get a Mystery GiftSource: iMore

  7. Select + or OK once the code has been entered.
  8. The game will look for a corresponding code. When the game finishes searching, select Item Set Gift.

    How to get a Mystery GiftHow to get a Mystery GiftSource: iMore

  9. An animation of a glittering present will play through and then a screen will come up telling you what gift(s) you received. Press A to move on from this screen.
  10. If you have more codes to redeem select Get with Code/Password. Otherwise, just press B multiple times to get out of the Mystery Gift menu.

    How to get a Mystery GiftHow to get a Mystery GiftSource: iMore

Now that you know how to redeem codes in Pokémon Sword and Shield, continue on to see what free codes you can use.

Codes for Rare Poké Balls

Pokemon Sword and ShieldSource: iMore

Having a wide range of Poké Balls makes it more likely for you to be able to catch and train various Pokémon in the Galar region as each ball tends to have different perks. For example, a Heavy Ball is more likely to work when used upon heavier Pokémon, whereas a Pokémon captured with a Friend Ball will bond faster with its trainer than it would if caught with any other ball. Here are all of the free codes you can currently use to obtain rare Poké Balls.

Code Freebie Available Until
AREAS1LVESTRE 10 Premier Balls February 27
G1GAGRANF1NALE 10 Heal Balls March 8

Codes for Battle Points

Once you've beaten the main story in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you'll have the opportunity to fight against NPCs in the Battle Tower. Whenever you're successful, you'll earn Battle Points (BP), which you can use to purchase rare items. Here are the codes that will give you free BP in Sword and Shield.

Battle PointsSource: iMore

Code Freebie Available Until
KAMPFTEAM 20 Battle Points February 28
SUPEREFF1CACE 20 Battle Points March 8

Codes for Bottle Caps

After you've completed the main story in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you can enter the Battle Tower and Hyper Train your Pokémon to increase their Individual Values (IVs) and make them more powerful. To improve a Pokémon's IVs, however, players must pay in Bottle Caps, rare currency that is hard to come across. Here are any free codes for Bottle Caps in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Bottle CapsSource: iMore

Code Freebie Available Until
GALAR 1 Bottle Cap February 28
C0MPET1T10N 1 Silver Bottle Cap March 8

Codes for Technical Records (TRs)

Sometimes, you have a really strong Pokémon but its moves aren't great. Fortunately, there are Technical Machines (TMs) and Technical Records (TRs) which can be used to teach a Pokémon a new move. TMs are permanent items that always work, while TRs are one-time use items that break after you use them. Fortunately, TRs are abundant. Here are any free codes for TRs in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Code Freebie Available Until
PUNKR0CK 3 TR94 (High Horsepower March 8

Gifts that are no longer available

As time goes on, more and more free gifts will no longer be available. Here are the free gifts that you can no longer redeem in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Tracksuit Trainer Outfit

Walmart trainer outfitSource: The Pokémon Company

Back around the time that Sword and Shield first launched, between November 16-25, players using the Pokémon Pass app could visit any participating Walmart stores in the U.S. and obtain a free tracksuit trainer outfit. This offer has since expired and is no longer available.

Gigantamax Meowth

Gigantamax Meowth Pokemon Sword and ShieldSource: iMore

Available until: January 15, 2020

To get a regular Meowth that has the ability to Gigantamax, all players have to do is select Mystery Gift from the main menu. Just note that this Pokémon cannot evolve. For more detailed instructions on how to get a Gigantamax Meowth, follow the steps below.

  1. Press X to open the game's main menu.
  2. Select Mystery Gift.

    Pressing X on Nintendo SwitchPokemon Sword and Shield main menuSource: iMore

  3. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get via internet.

    How to get a Mystery GiftHow to get a Mystery GiftSource: iMore

  5. The game will search for any gifts. Once it's done loading, click on Gigantamax Meowth Gift.
  6. You'll receive a Meowth that can Gigantamax.

    How to get a Mystery GiftHow to get a Mystery GiftSource: iMore

Other Expired Codes

Code Freebie Expired
G1GANTAMAX 20 Battle Points January 30
K0UN1NMASC0T 1 Fast Ball, 1 Moon Ball, 1 Level Ball January 15
1YAHAYA 1 Heavy Ball, 1 Lure Ball, 1 Beast Ball January 15
0KUGAFUKA1B0RU 1 Love Ball, 1 Dream Ball, 1 Friend Ball January 15
PRESENT 10 Luxury Balls January 30
0T0SH1DAMA 10 Dive Balls January 30

Free Stuff

That's all of the free stuff that you can currently get in Pokémon Sword and Shield. We'll keep on top of this information and will update if any new codes surface. In the meantime, enjoy all of those freebies! Don't forget that many of these gifts can only be obtained within a certain window, so you'll want to redeem them as soon as you can!

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