The Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass is finally available to play. Anyone who pre-ordered the DLC gets two special outfits for their main character to wear: A Pikachu outfit and an Eevee outfit. But to access them, players will need to take the necessary steps and input a code. Here's how to do it.
How to redeem the Pikachu and Eevee pre-order outfits
Players should have received an email upon pre-ordering the Expansion Pass. You'll find your Mystery Gift Code in that email.
- Turn on Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.
- Press X to open the menu.
- Select Mystery Gift.
- Select Get a Mystery Gift.
- Select Get with Code/Password.
- After connecting to the internet, the game will ask for a code. Enter the 16-digit code from the email you received after purchasing the Expansion Pass.
- Select OK.
- The game will play an animation and retrieve the gift. Select Clothing Gift.
- Press A once the clothing set has been retrieved.
- Now repeat steps 1- 9 using the other code.
Now that you've done what you need to redeem your sweet Pikachu and Eevee outfits, you can run around wearing this sweet getup in the game. There are two codes, one for the Eevee outfit and one for the Pikachu outfit, so be sure to redeem both of them. Have fun playing the Expansion Pass! I hope you can catch many new Pokémon that weren't in the original Galar region.
New Pokémon region
If you're after every Pokémon that's ever existed, you'll need the games to find them, and the home to store them in:
Sharp as steel
Fight for the right
Pokémon Sword offers a grand new region for players to explore, along with several new Pokemon to discover. See if you have what it takes to become the Galar region Pokémon Champion.
Be a shield
Pokémon Shield also allows you to traverse the Galar region, but it offers different Pokémon than the ones you can catch in Sword. See if you have what it takes to become the best Pokémon trainer of them all.
Perfect accessories for Pokémon trainers
Make the Pokémon experience a little more convenient with these sweet Nintendo Switch accessories.
128GB micro SD card ($26 at Amazon)
The Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite only offer 32GB of internal storage, so you definitely want to pick up a microSD card to play your favorite Pokémon games. This awesome-Mario themed one is a perfect choice and offers 128GB of memory.
Hori Compact Playstand ($13 at Amazon)
If you think you're going to want to play your Nintendo Switch in tabletop mode, then you really ought to pick up this sweet play stand. It works for both the Nintendo Switch and the Switch Lite.
PDP Nintendo Switch Commuter Case ($27 at Amazon)
This is a great traveling case to have whether you've got the larger Nintendo Switch or the Switch Lite. It holds four Switch cartridges and has room to carry a Pro Controller as well as a pair of Joy-Cons. There's also storage for earbuds, cables, or other small accessories.
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Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.