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

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Single Use Serial Code Events

The following events are available through single use Serial Code. These codes are distributed through various means and can only be used once by one person but many codes are generated for many people.

Pikachu & Eevee Kit

Release Dates:

Global: January 9th 2020 - ???

If you pre-ordered Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass, you get two serial codes to obtain the Pikachu Kit and the Eevee Kit.

Pikachu & Eevee Kit Image

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

Pokémon Quest T-Shirt

Release Dates:

Japan: November 15th 2019 - February 2020

If you pre-ordered Pokémon Sword & Shield and are part of the Secret Member Club, then to celebrate 150,000 people in the club, a special serial code was given within the club that gives you a T-Shirt based on the spin-off title, Pokémon Quest.

Secret Club Pokémon Quest T-Shirt Image

100 Poké Balls

Release Dates:

Japan: December 8th 2019 - January 2020

When you make a purchase at Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores across Japan, you'll receive a special book about the new anime series. In this book there is a serial code to obtain 100 Poké Balls. This code can be redeemed until March 30th 2020

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Shared Serial Code Events

The following events are available through codes shared by The Pokémon Company. These codes can be redeemed once by each player.

January 2020 Wild Area Event - Premier Balls

Release Dates:

International: January 9th 2020 - February 27th 2020

As part of a special promotion in the Wild Area that increases Gigantamax raid spawns, a special promotion to give Premier Balls to all players ran. This cost can be redeemed internationally

AREAS1LVESTRE - 10 Premier Balls
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Galar Newcomers Promotion - Bottle Cap

Release Dates:

International: January 9th 2020 - February 27th 2020

As part of a special promotion of the Galar Newcomers online competition, a special distribution was held for all players.

GALAR - 1 Bottle Cap
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New Years Event - Dive Balls

Release Dates:

International: December 31st 2019 - January 30th 2020

As part of a special promotion in the Wild Area that increases Magikarp raid spawns, a special promotion to give Dive Balls to all players ran. This cost can be redeemed internationally

0T0SH1DAMA - 10 Dive Balls
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Ranked Battle Series 2

Release Dates:

International: December 24th 2019 - January 30th 2020

As part of a special promotion of the Ranked Battle Series 2, a special distribution was held for all players. It was then repeated with a different code when Season 2 began

G1GANTAMAX - 20 BP (Until January 30th)
KAMPFTEAM - 20 BP (Until February 28th)
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Ball Guy Event

Release Dates:

International: December 19th 2019 - January 15th 2020

As part of a Ball Guy takeover of the Japanese Twitter, Poke_Times, several codes were given in order to give players various different Poké Balls. These codes are 1 time use.

K0UN1NMASC0T: Fast Ball, Moon Ball, Level Ball
1YAHAYA: Heavy Ball, Lure Ball, Beast Ball
0KUGAFUKA1B0RU: Love Ball, Friend Ball, Dream Ball
Ball Guy Event Image

Christmas Event - Luxury Balls

Release Dates:

International: December 20th 2019 - January 30th 2020

As part of a special promotion in the Wild Area that increases Delibird raid spawns, a special promotion to give Luxury Balls to all players ran. This cost can be redeemed internationally

PRESENT - 10 Luxury Balls
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