Pokémon distributions: Legends: Arceus, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Peal, Sword and Shield, Home

On this page, we will list all the Serial Codes and Pokémon distributions for the various Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch and Mobile (released after 2018): Pokémon Sword and Shield, Pokémon Home, and more. That includes when, where, and how to get them (along with any additional details).

We will keep updating it as long as new Serial Codes and Pokémon distributions are announced, so keep coming back regularly!

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus – Pokémon distributions and other distributions

Latest distributions

  • [Worldwide] Baneful Fox Mask – Obtained via Mystery Gift from January 28th to May 9th

Current distributions

  • [Worldwide] Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set – Obtained via Mystery Gift from January 28th to May 9th.
  • [Worldwide] Baneful Fox Mask – Obtained via Mystery Gift from January 28th to May 9th
  • [Worldwide] 30 Heavy Balls – Obtained via Serial Code, received by purchasing the game from the Nintendo eShop before May 9th
  • [Japan] Garchomp Kimono Set – Obtained via Serial Code, received by pre-ordering the game from Amazon (code can be used until May 9th)
  • [Japan] Happiny – Serial Code available from Pokémon Center stores on your birthday (available until October 31st 2022)

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Latest distributions

  • [Worldwide] Platinum Style Outfit – Obtained via Mystery Gift from November 19th to February 21st

Current distributions

  • [Worlwide] Manaphy egg – Obtained via Mystery Gift from November 19th to February 21st
  • [Worldwide] Platinum Style Outfit – Obtained via Mystery Gift from November 19th to February 21st
  • [Worldwide] 12 Quick Balls – Obtained via Serial Code, that you get from buying the game from Nintendo eShop before February 21st (code itself can be used until February 28th)
  • [Worldwide] 24 Quick Balls – Obtained via Serial Code, that you get from buying the Double Pack from Nintendo eShop before February 21st (code itself can be used until February 28th)
  • [Worldwide] 200 Poké Balls – Obtained via Serial Code, that you get from buying the Double Pack before February 21st (code itself can be used until February 28th)
  • [Japan] Fast Ball, Level ball, Moon Ball, Heavy Ball, Love Ball, Lure Ball, and Friend Ball – Obtained via Serial Code, that you get from buying the game from 7Net Shopping before February 21st (code itself can be used until February 28th)
  • [United States] Poké Ball variety set (Fast Ball x2, Level Ball x2, Moon Ball x2, Heavy Ball x2, Love Ball x2, Friend Ball x2, Lure Ball x2) – Serial Code available by pre-ordering the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Double Pack at Amazon (available until November 19th, with the code itself redeemable until February 28th)
  • [Japan] Happiny – Serial Code available from Pokémon Center stores on your birthday (available until October 31st 2022)

Pokémon Home – Pokémon distributions and other distributions

No end date or End date unknown

  • [Worldwide] Pikachu + Bulbasaur, Squirtle, or Charmander – Automatically received as present for using the app (starters = via the mobile app)
  • [Worldwide] Pichu – Automatically received after putting a sticker in your Binder for the first time (has to be done within 1st month after activating your Pokémon Home account)
  • [Worldwide] Rotom – Trade your first Pokémon via the Global Trade Station (has to be done within 1st month after activating your Pokémon Home account)
  • [Worldwide] Eevee – Successfully send your first Pokémon via the Wonder Box (Pokémon needs to be received by another player, simply putting it in the box isn’t enough) (has to be done within 1st month after activating your Pokémon Home account)
  • [Worldwide] Original Color Magearna – Successfully complete the National Pokédex in Pokémon Home. Pokémon received via the mobile app (has to be done within 1st month after activating your Pokémon Home account)
  • [Worldwide] Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble with Hidden Ability – Transfer one or more Pokémon from Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME. Available as Mystery Gift in the Mobile version of Pokémon Home [more details]
  • [Worldwide] Gigantamax-ready Melmetal (Level 100) – Available by transferring a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Home.

Pokémon Sword and Shield – Pokémon distributions and other distributions

Latest distributions

  • [United States] Shiny Zacian (Pokémon Shield. Is Level 100, holds the Rusted Sword, and with OT Lancer. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Play Rough, Swords Dance, Sacred Sword) – Serial Code available form GameStop stores (available from October 22nd to November 11th)
  • [United States] Shiny Zamazenta (Pokémon Sword. Is Level 100, with the OT Arthur. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Close Combat, Iron Defense and Wide Guard) – Serial Code available form GameStop stores (available from November 12th to November 28th)
  • [Canada] Shiny Zacian (Pokémon Shield. Is Level 100, holds the Rusted Sword, and with OT Lancer. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Play Rough, Swords Dance, Sacred Sword) – Serial Code available form Gamestop stores (available from October 22nd to November 4th)
  • [Canada] Shiny Zamazenta (Pokémon Sword. Is Level 100, with the OT Arthur. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Close Combat, Iron Defense and Wide Guard) – Serial Code available form participating stores (available from November 5th to November 18th)
  • [Europe] Shiny Zacian (Pokémon Shield. Is Level 100, holds the Rusted Sword, and with OT Lancer. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Play Rough, Swords Dance, Sacred Sword) and Shiny Zamazenta (Pokémon Sword. Is Level 100, with the OT Arthur. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Close Combat, Iron Defense and Wide Guard) – Serial Code available from participating stores (UK: GAME, Germany: GameStop, Austria: GameStop, Switzerland: Gamestop, Ireland: GameStop, Spain: GAME, FNAC, France: Micromania, Italy: GameStop, Belgium: GameMania, Netherlands: GameMania, Denmark: Nintendopusheren + NØRDCON + Proshop, Sweden: Proshop + Spel & Sånt, Norway: Proshop + Spel & Sånt, Finland: Proshop + Spel & Sånt, South Africa: email) (available from October 22nd to November 18th)
  • [Taiwan] Shiny Zacian (Pokémon Shield. Is Level 100, holds the Rusted Sword, and with OT Lancer. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Play Rough, Swords Dance, Sacred Sword) and Shiny Zamazenta (Pokémon Sword. Is Level 100, with the OT Arthur. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Close Combat, Iron Defense and Wide Guard) – Serial Code available from 7-Eleven (available from October 22nd to November 18th)
  • [Japan] Happiny – Serial Code available from Pokémon Center stores on your birthday (available until October 31st 2022)

Current distributions

  • [Worldwide] Gigantamax-ready Pikachu – Available as present to players who have save data for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on their Nintendo Switch [more details]
  • [Worldwide] Gigantamax-ready Eevee – Available as present to players who have save data for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on their Nintendo Switch [more details]
  • [Japan] Curry ingredients – Present available at Pokémon Center Stores across Japan, once per day. Present is distributed via the Mystery Gift [more details]
  • [Worldwide] Dynamax Crystals for Dynamax Larvitar and Dynamax Jangmo-o – Serial Code available in copies of Dual-Pack / Double-Pack (two codes, one for each game) (no end date provided) [more details]
  • [Worldwide] Tracksuit outfit – Serial Code available by pre-ordering the game from participating retailers (UK and Spain = GAME, UK = ShopTo, Ireland = Smyths Toy Store, Italy = Gamestop, Japan = 7 Eleven)
  • [Worldwide] Gold Studded Leather Case – Serial Code available by pre-ordering the game from participating retailers (Japan = Amazon, Spain = Carrefour and MediaMarkt, United States = Amazon (Double Pack only))
  • [Japan] Milcery (with either Ribbon Sweet or Star Sweet) – Serial Code available at Pokémon Center Stores across Japan during the month of your birthday
  • [Japan] 100 Poké Balls – Serial Code available at Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores across Japan (requires a purchase) [more details]
  • [Worldwide] AREAS1LVESTRE – 10 Premier Balls
  • [Japan] Gigantamax Corviknight Raid Battles – Serial Code in latest issue of CoroCoro magazine (out on March 14th)
  • [Worldwide] Pikachu Uniform and Eevee Uniform – Available as bonus for players who purchase the Expansion Pass for the game
  • [South Korea] Ash’s Charizard (Level 50, with Flamethrower, Dragon Tail, Slash, and Seismic Toss) – Serial Code available by going to watch Pokémon The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back in theatres
  • [Worldwide] 100 Poké Ball + Pikachu Uniform or Eevee Uniform – Serial Code available as early purchase bonus for players who purchase the Pokémon Sword + Expansion Pass or Pokémon Shield + Expansion Pass bundles.
  • [Americas, Australia] Zarude – Serial Code available by subscribing to the official newsletter by November 20th (no end date?)
  • [Japan] Chansey (with Lucky Egg) – Serial Code available on scratch cards obtained by purchasing at least 1 000 Yen of purchases at Mr Donut
  • [Australia] ☆Sgr6913 Dynamax Crystal (Gigantamax Appletun in Pokémon Sword / Gigantamax Flapple in Pokémon Shield) – Serial Code available from participating retailers (EB Games)
  • [Japan] Shiny Zacian / Shiny Zamazenta – Serial Code available by showing your Nintendo Switch console with Pokémon Sword and/or Pokémon Shield on the Home Menu to the staff at participating game stores.
  • [United States] Dynamax Crystal ☆Sgr6746 (Gigantamax Pikachu Max Raid Battle. Pikachu has Celebrate and Wish + Lightning Rod) and ☆Sgr7194 (Gigantamax Eevee Max Raid Battle. Eevee has Celebrate and Wish + Anticipation) – Serial Code available from BestBuy stores (available until October 24th)
  • [Canada] Shiny Zacian (Pokémon Shield. Is Level 100, holds the Rusted Sword, and with OT Lancer. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Play Rough, Swords Dance, Sacred Sword) – Serial Code available form Gamestop stores (available from October 22nd to November 4th)
  • [United States] Shiny Zacian (Pokémon Shield. Is Level 100, holds the Rusted Sword, and with OT Lancer. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Play Rough, Swords Dance, Sacred Sword) – Serial Code available form GameStop stores (available from October 22nd to November 11th)
  • [Malaysia, Phillipines, Singapore, Thailand] Shiny Zacian (Pokémon Shield) and Shiny Zamazenta (Pokémon Sword) – Serial Code available form participating stores (available from October 22nd to November 18th)
  • [Canada] Shiny Zamazenta (Pokémon Sword. Is Level 100, with the OT Arthur. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Close Combat, Iron Defense and Wide Guard) – Serial Code available form participating stores (available from November 5th to November 18th)
  • [Europe] Shiny Zacian (Pokémon Shield. Is Level 100, holds the Rusted Sword, and with OT Lancer. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Play Rough, Swords Dance, Sacred Sword) and Shiny Zamazenta (Pokémon Sword. Is Level 100, with the OT Arthur. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Close Combat, Iron Defense and Wide Guard) – Serial Code available from participating stores (UK: GAME, Germany: GameStop, Austria: GameStop, Switzerland: Gamestop, Ireland: GameStop, Spain: GAME, FNAC, France: Micromania, Italy: GameStop, Belgium: GameMania, Netherlands: GameMania, Denmark: Nintendopusheren + NØRDCON + Proshop, Sweden: Proshop + Spel & Sånt, Norway: Proshop + Spel & Sånt, Finland: Proshop + Spel & Sånt, South Africa: email) (available from October 22nd to November 18th)
  • [Taiwan] Shiny Zacian (Pokémon Shield. Is Level 100, holds the Rusted Sword, and with OT Lancer. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Play Rough, Swords Dance, Sacred Sword) and Shiny Zamazenta (Pokémon Sword. Is Level 100, with the OT Arthur. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Close Combat, Iron Defense and Wide Guard) – Serial Code available from 7-Eleven (available from October 22nd to November 18th)
  • [United States] Shiny Zamazenta (Pokémon Sword. Is Level 100, with the OT Arthur. It has the following moves: Iron Head, Close Combat, Iron Defense and Wide Guard) – Serial Code available form GameStop stores (available from November 12th to November 28th)
  • [South Korea] Shiny Zacian / Shiny Zamazenta – Serial Code available by pre-ordering Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (available until December 31st)
  • [Japan] Happiny – Serial Code available from Pokémon Center stores on your birthday (available until October 31st 2022)

Here’s how to redeem Serial Codes:

  1. Launch Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield
  2. Select Mystery Gift on the X menu
  3. Select Get a Mystery Gift
  4. Select Get with Code/Password, then select Yes to save your game and connect to the internet
  5. Enter your code
  6. Watch as the gift arrives in your game.
  7. Save your game.

Pokémon Sword and Shield (Switch) is now available worldwide.

Source: The Pokémon Company


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