Pokemon Sword & Shield players will be able to get free Mystery Gifts with special codes in 2022. If you want to claim them for yourself, there are some tricks you should know, but they have deadlines – so make sure you act fast!
If you want to catch them all in Pokemon Sword & Shield, unlocking some Mystery Gifts in the game will definitely get you started. Not sure how it all works? We’ve got you covered.
Now that both expansions for Sword and Shield – The Isle of Armor & The Crown Tundra – have been released, there’s nothing stopping us from opening some special gifts in the Galar region this year to get your hands on rare items and Pokemon.
Looking for more Mystery Gift codes? Be sure to check out our Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and Legends Arceus lists for all the latest freebies.
Updated on August 18, 2022 to add a new code.
Mystery Gifts are a great way to claim free goodies to aid you in your travels through Galar.
Claiming Mystery Gifts in Sword & Shield
Mystery gifts are: totally free, with useful items to use during your trip. These can be unlocked in several ways. Occasionally there are free codes associated with an event such as a Pokemon anniversary or a new release. Players can also unlock Mystery Gifts through ranked battles and in-game events.
While it’s true that these gifts usually include different variants of PokeBalls, real Pokemon have also been added to the mix recently (although this is still rare).
Pokemon Sword & Shield Mystery Gift Codes (August 2022)
Shiny variants of Zacian and Zamazenta were the latest codes for trainers to redeem.
There are currently two Mystery Gift codes available to claim in Pokemon Sword and Shield before August 2022.
This code for Victini must be claimed by August 21. The code for Ash’s Dracovish must be claimed before August 25th.
Check back soon as we will update this page as new codes are released.
Mystery Gift Contest Rewards
Trainers who participated in the Test Your Luck! Online Competition gives access to a free reward with a special Mystery Gift, rewarding 50 BP when claimed.
To redeem it, just follow the steps below until step 4 and select ‘Get Battle Stadium Rewards‘ to get your free Battle Points.
Redeem Mystery Gifts in Pokemon Sword & Shield
Claiming your Mystery Gifts in Pokemon is easy, but you can’t do it until you complete the game’s first event in the Slumbering Weald, where you first encounter the legendary Pokemon of Sword of Shield.
Once you’ve done this, follow the steps below to claim your Mystery Gift:
- Charge Pokemon Sword or Shield.
- Open the game menu by pressing X and then select ‘mystery gift‘, with the pink gift icon.
- Select the ‘Get a mysterious gift‘ choice.
- Choose which method you want to use to receive a gift. If you have a code, select the ‘Get with code/password‘ choice.
- Collect your gifts and enjoy!
Go to this menu to redeem your Mystery Gift codes.
Once claimed, Pokemon will be added to your Party or your Pokemon Boxes if there is no space. Fashion items can be found by visiting the fitting room of an in-game boutique, while non-fashion items appear in your bag.
You can see previously downloaded gifts by choosing ‘Check Mystery Gifts‘ in the menu.
Like something mentioned in the expired list above? While many of these gifts are one-time, some may return in the future – so stay tuned!
There we have it: all the Mystery Gift codes you can claim in Pokemon Sword & Shield in August 2022.
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