Pokémon Sword and Shield, Pokémon Home: Pokémon distributions, Serial Codes

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!

Make sure to download the latest Software update to keep using the online features of Pokémon Sword and Shield!

Latest update: Pokémon Sword and Shield starters with Hidden Ability for Pokémon Home!

Pokémon Home – Pokémon distributions and other distributions

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  • [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]

Pokémon Sword and Shield – Pokémon distributions and other distributions

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  • [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]

May 29th

  • [Worldwide] Galarian Mr. Mime (with Ice Body) + Ball Set #1 (Lure Ball, Heavy Ball, Moon Ball, and Dream Ball) – Available via Mystery Gift

June 5th

  • [Worldwide] Galarian Ponyta (with Anticipation) + Ball Set #2 (Level Ball, Fast Ball, Love Ball, Friend Ball, Beast Ball) – Available via Mystery Gift (from May 29th)

June 12th

  • [Worldwide] Galarian Corsola (with Cursed Body) + Set of items required to evolve certain Pokémon (Sweet Apple, Tart Apple, Chipped Pot, Cracked Pot, Whipped Dream, and Sachet) – Available via Mystery Gift (from June 5th)

June 19th

  • [Worldwide] Galarian Meowth (with Unnerve) + Set of items (50 Big Nugget and 100 EXP. Candy L) – Available via Mystery Gift (from June 12th)

Pokémon Sword and Shield – Serial Codes

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  • [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] Pikachu or Eevee – Serial Code available at Pokémon Center Stores across Japan during the month of your birthday [more details]
  • [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)

March 31st

  • [Worldwide] G1GAGRANF1NALE – Heal Ball x10
  • [Worldwide] C0MPET1T10N – Bottle Cap
  • [Worldwide] PUNKR0CK – TR 94 (High Horsepower) x3
  • [Worldwide] SUPEREFF1CACE – 20BP

April 17th

  • [Japan] Crystal for Max Raids Battles featuring Stonjourner and Eiscue – Available from the guidebook distributed at participating retailers, from March 27th [more details]

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  • [Japan] Shiny Celebi and Shiny Zarude – Serial Code available with pre-purchase tickets for Pokémon The Movie: Coco in Japan. Codes need to be redeemed before ???. Serial Code for Shiny Zarude cannot be redeemed before ??? [more details]

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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