Pokémon distributions: Scarlet and Violet, Legends: Arceus, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, 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 Scarlet and Violet, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, 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 Scarlet and Violet – Pokémon distributions and other distributions

Latest distributions

  • [Worldwide] Special Pikachu (knows Fly, and with Flying as its Tera Type) – Available via Mystery Gift until February 28th 2023
  • [Worldwide] Adventure Set (Potion ×10, Full Heal ×5, Revive ×3, Ether ×3, Rare Candy ×1, Nugget ×1) – Serial Code available by buying the game from the Nintendo eShop before February 28th 2023 (code itself can be used until March 7th 2023)
  • [Worldwide] 200 Poké Balls – Serial Codes (1 for 100 Poké Ball for each game) available by purchasing the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Double Pack

Current distributions

  • [United States] Sports Backpack (Flower C) – Serial Code available by pre-ordering the game on the Pokémon Center website (available until November 18th)
  • [Worldwide] Special Pikachu (knows Fly, and with Flying as its Tera Type) – Available via Mystery Gift until February 28th 2023
  • [Worldwide] Adventure Set (Potion ×10, Full Heal ×5, Revive ×3, Ether ×3, Rare Candy ×1, Nugget ×1) – Serial Code available by buying the game from the Nintendo eShop before February 28th 2023 (code itself can be used until March 7th 2023)
  • [Worldwide] 200 Poké Balls – Serial Codes (1 for 100 Poké Ball for each game) available by purchasing the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Double Pack

Pokémon Legends: Arceus – Pokémon distributions and other distributions

Latest distributions

  • [Japan] – Clefairy (knows Swift, Moonblast, Zen Headbutt, Shadow Ball) – Serial Code available at Pokémon Center stores from September 3rd to September 11th 2022

Current distributions

  • [Japan] Happiny – Serial Code available from Pokémon Center stores on your birthday (available until October 31st 2022)
  • [Worldwide] Shaymin (Land Forme) – If you have save data for Pokémon Sword / Shield, you can take on a special research request in Jubilife Village after viewing the game’s end credits. Complete it and the Pokémon will be yours!
  • [Worldwide] Shaymin Kimono Set – If you have save data for Pokémon Sword / Shield, you can get this outfit by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team.
  • [Worldwide] Pikachu and Eevee Masks – If you have save data for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee, you can get BOTH masks by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team.
  • [Worldwide] Darkrai – Available if you have save data for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl
  • [Worldwide] Team Galactic outfit – Available if you have save data for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl
  • [Japan] 50 Nuggets – Serial Code available in the Official Guidebook
  • [South Korea] Piplup (Moves: Liquidation, Bubble, Water Pulse, Aerial Ace) – Serial Code obtained by spending at least 35,000 Won (1 Serial Code) / 60,000 Won (2 Serial Codess) at the Pokémon Store Online
  • [Worldwide] Shiny Baneful Fox mask – Available via Mystery Gift (select “Get via Internet”) (available until May 31st 2023)
  • [Japan] – Clefairy (knows Swift, Moonblast, Zen Headbutt, Shadow Ball) – Serial Code available at Pokémon Center stores from September 3rd to September 11th 2022

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Latest distributions

  • [Japan] Clefairy (knows Metronome, Moonblast, Zen Headbutt, Moonlight) – Serial Code available at Pokémon Center stores from September 3rd to September 11th 2022

Current distributions

  • [Japan] Happiny – Serial Code available from Pokémon Center stores on your birthday (available until October 31st 2022)
  • [Japan] Strawberry Sweet, Berry Sweet, Clover Sweet, Flower Sweet, Love Sweet, Star Sweet, or Ribbon Sweet – Available via Mystery Gift at Pokémon Center Stores (one random item/day)
  • [Worldwide] Jirachi – Available to all players with save data for Pokémon Sword / Shield. Speak to a gentleman in the flower field located on the southwest end of Floaroma Town to add the Pokémon to your team (NB: you can only receive the Pokémon once per copy of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl)
  • [Worldwide] Mew – Available to all players with save data for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee. Speak to a madame in the flower field located on the southwest end of Floaroma Town to add the Pokémon to your team (NB: you can only receive the Pokémon once per copy of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl)
  • [Worldwide] Azure Flute (required to get Arceus) – Available to all players with save data for Pokémon Legends: Arceus with all Main Missions completed. Requires Ver. 1.3.0 (no end date)
  • [South Korea] Piplup (Moves: Hydro Pump, Bubblebeam, Whirlpool and Peck. Hold Item: Everstone) – Serial Code obtained by spending at least 35,000 Won (1 Serial Code) / 60,000 Won (2 Serial Codess) at the Pokémon Store Online
  • [Japan] Clefairy (knows Metronome, Moonblast, Zen Headbutt, Moonlight) – Serial Code available at Pokémon Center stores from September 3rd to September 11th 2022

Pokémon Home – Pokémon distributions and other distributions

Latest distributions

  • [Worldwide] Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup (with their Hidden Abilities) – Available as Mystery Gifts after depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME (requires Ver. 2.0.0)
  • [Worldwide] Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott (with maximum effort levels) – Available as Mystery Gifts after depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus into the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME (requires Ver. 2.0.0)

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.
  • [Worldwide] Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup (with their Hidden Abilities) – Available as Mystery Gifts after depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME (requires Ver. 2.0.0)
  • [Worldwide] Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott (with maximum effort levels) – Available as Mystery Gifts after depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus into the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME (requires Ver. 2.0.0)

Pokémon Sword and Shield – Pokémon distributions and other distributions

Latest distributions

  • [Europe] Shiny Eternatus (Lv. 100, with Timid nature, and Pressure. Moves: Dynamax Cannon, Eternabeam, Sludge Bomb, and Flamethrower) – Serial Code available at participating stores (Belgium: GameMania / Netherland: GameMania / Norway: Outland / Denmark: Proshop) (available until November 17th)

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))
  • [Worldwide] AREAS1LVESTRE – 10 Premier Balls
  • [Worldwide] Pikachu Uniform and Eevee Uniform – Available as bonus for players who purchase the Expansion Pass for the game
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [Japan] Happiny – Serial Code available from Pokémon Center stores on your birthday (available until October 31st 2022)
  • [Europe] Genesect, Volcanion, and Marshadow – Serial Code available at participating stores (UK: GAME, France: Micromania, Netherlands: GameMania, Belgium: GameMania, Spain: GAME, Italy: GameStop, Germany: GameStop, Ireland: GameStop) (available until September 30th 2022)
  • [North America, Oceania] Shiny Eternatus (Lv. 100, with Timid nature, and Pressure. Moves: Dynamax Cannon, Eternabeam, Sludge Bomb, and Flamethrower) – Serial Code available at participating stores (United States: GameStop / Canada: GameStop / Oceania: EB Games (available until October 1st)
  • [Asia] Shiny Eternatus (Lv. 100, with Timid nature, and Pressure. Moves: Dynamax Cannon, Eternabeam, Sludge Bomb, and Flamethrower) – Serial Code available at participating stores (Philippines: Toys ‘R’ Us, TOYBOX, Toy Kingdom, ITech, SM Department Store, GameXtreme, Game One, DataBlitz / Singapore: Best Dekni, BS Sons, Car Nation, Challenger, Gain City, Game Resort, Game Martz, Gamextreme, generation Games, Harvey Norma, Parisilk, PLAYe, Popular, Pokémon Center Singapore, TOG, Toys Termina, War Games, Zark Games / Malaysia: Brother’s Game, Game On, Gamer’s Hideout, Impulse Gaming, M4G, Mission World, Unite Game / Thailand: ???) (available until November 17th)
  • [Worldwide] Ash’s Lucarios – HAD0UW0CATCH (available until September 29th)
  • [Europe] Shiny Eternatus (Lv. 100, with Timid nature, and Pressure. Moves: Dynamax Cannon, Eternabeam, Sludge Bomb, and Flamethrower) – Serial Code available at participating stores (Belgium: GameMania / Netherland: GameMania / Norway: Outland / Denmark: Proshop) (available until November 17th)

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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