Serial Code Events

Like the previous games, Pokémon Sword & Shield include a variety of downloadable events that give you access to special places and Pokémon from the comfort of your own home. This is done through the Mystery Gift Feature. This page is to detail all of these events

Dynamax Crystals - Larvitar & Jangmo-o

Release Dates:

Global: November 15th 2019 - ??

If you purchase the Pokémon Sword & Shield Double Pack, you'll receive a serial code to obtain special Dynamax Crystals. These crystals will bring you access to a Max Raid Battle featuring Larvitar in Pokémon Sword and Jangmo-o in Pokémon Shield. These Pokémon are not available in the games they're in and can't typically be found until later in the game

Larvitar Max Raid Battle Event Image
Jangmo-o Max Raid Battle Event Image

Download Version Quick Balls

Release Dates:

Global: November 15th 2019 - January 15th 2020

If you download Pokémon Sword & Shield digitally on the Nintendo Switch eShop, you will receive a Serial Code to obtain 12 Quick Balls in the game

Quick Ball Image

Pre-Order Bonus: Tracksuit Outfits

Release Dates:

Japan: November 15th 2019 - ??
UK: November 15th 2019 - ??

If you purchase Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield from 7 Net Shopping in Japan or ShopTo & GAME in the UK, GAME in Spain and Gamestop in Italy, you'll receive a code that gives you six different pieces of clothing to wear:

  • Track Jacket
  • Track Pants
  • Sports Leggings
  • Sports Boston
  • Sports Cap
  • Sports Gloves

Tracksuit Pre-order Bonus Image

Amazon - Gold Stud Backpacks

Release Dates:

Japan: November 15th 2019 - ??

If you purchase Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield from Japan, you'll receive a code to obtain a special Backpack which has gold studwork on it.

Amazon Pre-Order Bonus Image