List of other event distributions in Generation VIII

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This is a reverse-chronological list of other event distributions that were given away to all regions of Pokémon games in Generation VIII.

List of event distributions

Expansion Pass Bundle Poké Balls

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These 100 Poké Balls will be distributed from November 6, 2020 as a purchase bonus for any players of the physical Pokémon Sword or Shield + Expansion Pass bundles. These will be distributed by a personalised code sent via email and will be received alongside the existing Pikachu and Eevee Uniforms available for purchasing the Expansion Pass. The codes do not have a known expiration date.

Gigantamax Centiskorch Dynamax Crystal

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This Dynamax Crystal, named ★Sgr6859, is being distributed from September 25 to October 25, 2020 via serial code exclusively through stores in Europe. When used, a Pokémon Den at the Watchtower Ruins becomes active with a Gigantamax Centiskorch which is guaranteed to have maximum IVs in HP, Attack, and Defense.

Participating stores include Smyths Toys in the UK, GameStop in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, PicWicToys in France, Intertoys in the Netherlands, and Fnac in Spain.

Korean Invitational King's Rock

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This King's Rock was distributed from September 5 to 6, 2020 to commemorate the Pokémon Korea 2020 Champion Invitational tournament, with the redeemable code being revealed on its official live stream. Players could use the code K2020CHAMP10NS to receive the item.

Distribution

Official Competition Item Gift
Here's what you got:
King's Rock ×1

Shiny Zeraora Armorite Ore

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These eight Armorite Ore were distributed alongside a Shiny Zeraora from June 30, 2020 to celebrate passing over 1 million victories in the Zeraora Max Raid Battle event. To receive them, the player must have moved a Pokémon to or from Pokémon HOME and Pokémon Sword and Shield between June 17 and July 6, 2020.

For the first time, the personalised distribution code was released via Pokémon HOME to be input in Pokémon Sword or Shield.

Distribution

Item
Victory over Zeraora ②
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Congratulations! We hit a further target for the number of
Trainers who defeated Zeraora in special Max Raid
Battles!
As a reward, you'll receive some Armorite Ore!
Compatible game
HOME Sword icon.pngHOME Shield icon.png
Armorite Ore Gift
Here's what you got:
Armorite Ore ×8

The Isle of Armor Promotion Packs

These item packs were distributed weekly before the release of the first part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass; The Isle of Armor. Each item distribution was also complemented with a separate Galarian Pokémon distribution. Each distribution lasted exactly a week, with the event changing Thursday at 5:00 PM PDT, except for the last set, which ended the day before the release of the expansion.

Distribution

Week 4 (June 11 to 16, 2020)
Item Set Gift
Here's what you got:
Big Nugget ×50
Exp. Candy L ×100
Week 3 (June 4 to 11, 2020)
Evolution Item Set Gift
Here's what you got:
Whipped Dream ×1
Sachet ×1
Sweet Apple ×1
Tart Apple ×1
Cracked Pot ×1
Chipped Pot ×1
Week 2 (May 28 to June 4, 2020)
Item Set Gift
Here's what you got:
Fast Ball ×1
Level Ball ×1
Love Ball ×1
Friend Ball ×1
Beast Ball ×1
Week 1 (May 21 to 28, 2020)
Item Set Gift
Here's what you got:
Lure Ball ×1
Heavy Ball ×1
Moon Ball ×1
Dream Ball ×1

Wild Area News TR94 (High Horsepower)

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To coincide with an update to Wild Area News featuring Gigantamax Toxtricity, a code for three TR94s (High Horsepower) was released on February 7, 2020 via Nintendo Switch's Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Channel in its internal News system. Players could use the code PUNKR0CK from its release, February 7, 2020, to March 30, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Distribution

TR94 Gift
Here's what you got:
TR94 ×3

2020 International Challenge February Bottle Cap

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To coincide with the start of the February 2020 International Challenge Online Competition in Pokémon Sword and Shield, a code for a Bottle Cap was released on February 6, 2020 via Nintendo Switch's Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Channel in its internal News system. Players could use the code C0MPET1T10N from its release, February 6, 2020, to March 30, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Distribution

Bottle Cap Gift
Here's what you got:
Bottle Cap ×1

Series 3 BP

To coincide with the start of Season 3 of Pokémon Sword and Shield's Ranked Battles, a code for 20 BP was released on February 1, 2020 via Nintendo Switch's Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Channel in its internal News system. Players could use the code SUPEREFF1CACE from its release, February 1, 2020, to March 30, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Distribution

BP Gift
Here's what you got:
20 BP

Wild Area News Heal Balls

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To coincide with an update to Wild Area News featuring Milcery, a code for 10 Heal Balls was released on January 31, 2020 via Nintendo Switch's Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Channel in its internal News system. Players could use the code G1GAGRANF1NALE from its release, January 31, 2020, to March 30, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Distribution

Heal Ball Gift
Here's what you got:
Heal Ball ×10

Expansion Pass Pikachu and Eevee Uniforms

Players who purchase the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass starting from January 9, 2020 will be emailed two separate codes to redeem a Pikachu Uniform and an Eevee Uniform. The codes do not have a known expiration date.

Distribution

The two Mystery Gifts, while coded differently, read the same:

Clothing Gift
Here's what you got:
Sport Top
Sport Glove
Sport Shorts
Sport Legwear
Sport High-Tops

Pokémon Direct Premier Balls

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To coincide with an update to Wild Area News featuring Gigantamax Lapras and Gigantamax Coalossal, a code for 10 Premier Balls was released on January 9, 2020 via Nintendo Switch's Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Channel in its internal News system. Players could use the code AREAS1LVESTRE from its release, January 9, 2020, to February 27, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Distribution

Premier Ball Gift
Here's what you got:
Premier Ball ×10

Galar Newcomers Bottle Cap

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To coincide with the Galar Newcomers competition, a code for 1 Bottle Cap was released on January 9, 2020 via Nintendo Switch's Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Channel in its internal News system. Players could use the code GALAR from its release, January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Distribution

Bottle Cap Gift
Here's what you got:
Bottle Cap ×1

New Year's 2020 Dive Balls

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To coincide with a New Year's update to the Wild Area News featuring Magikarp, a universal, region-free serial code for ten Dive Balls was distributed. Players could use the code 0T0SH1DAMA, from its release, December 31, 2019, to January 30, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Distribution

Dive Balls Gift
Here's what you got:
Dive Ball ×10

Series 2 BP

To coincide with the start of Season 2 of Pokémon Sword and Shield's Ranked Battles, a code for 20 BP was released on December 24, 2019 via Nintendo Switch's Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Channel in its internal News system. Players could use the code G1GANTAMAX from its release, December 24, 2019, to January 30, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

A second code for an additional 20 BP was released on January 3, 2020 via Nintendo Switch's Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Channel in its internal News system. Players could use the code KAMPFTEAM from its release, January 3, 2020, to February 27, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Distribution

BP Gift
Here's what you got:
20 BP

Holiday Luxury Balls

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To coincide with a Holiday update to the Wild Area News featuring Delibird, a universal, region-free serial code for ten Luxury Balls was distributed. Players could use the code PRESENT from its release, December 20, 2019, to January 30, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Distribution

Luxury Balls Gift
Here's what you got:
Luxury Ball x 10

@poke_times Rare Balls

As part of a campaign by the @poke_times twitter run by The Pokémon Company, the handle was taken over by the Ball Guy. During this time, the twitter posted this retweet campagin, promising rare Poké Balls if players retweeted it enough times. Eventually, all goals were met, and a set of nine total Poké Balls, including the Apricorn Balls, Dream Ball, and Beast Ball, were distributed via universal, region-free serial code. All codes expired on January 15, 2020.

Code Poké Balls Link
K0UN1NMASC0T Level Ball Level Ball
Moon Ball Moon Ball
Fast Ball Fast Ball
[1]
1YAHAYA Heavy Ball Heavy Ball
Lure Ball Lure Ball
Beast Ball Beast Ball
[2]
0KUGAFUKA1B0RU Love Ball Love Ball
Friend Ball Friend Ball
Dream Ball Dream Ball
[3]

Distribution

First set
Item Set Gift
Here's what you got:
Level Ball ×1
Moon Ball ×1
Fast Ball ×1
Second set
Item Set Gift
Here's what you got:
Heavy Ball ×1
Lure Ball ×1
Beast Ball ×1
Third set
Item Set Gift
Here's what you got:
Love Ball ×1
Friend Ball ×1
Dream Ball ×1

New Anime Book Poké Balls

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Players who bought the first run of the New Anime Pocket Monsters Total Understanding Book, from December 8, 2019 while stocks lasted, would also receive this serial code for 100 Poké Balls. The codes expired on March 31, 2020.

Distribution

Poke Ball Gift
Here's what you got:
Poke Ball ×100

Amazon.com Studded Leather Case

Players who bought Pokémon Sword or Shield Double Pack on the US Amazon site, or any form of the game on the Japanese Amazon site would receive a serial code via email for an exclusive gold-colored Studded Leather Case. The promotion ended January 15, 2020, and the codes expired March 30, 2020.

Distribution

Clothing Gift
Here's what you got:
Studded Leather Case

Pokémon Sword and Shield Double Pack Dynamax Crystals

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These Dynamax Crystals, ★And15 and ★And458, were distributed via serial code to those who purchased the Pokémon Sword and Shield Double Pack, both standard and steelbook, which contained both games. The ★And15, for use in Pokémon Sword, grants one-day access to a Max Raid Battle with a Larvitar, while the ★And458, for Shield players, activated the chance to battle a Jangmo-o. Both Pokémon are base forms of Pseudo-legendary Pokémon that cannot otherwise be found in the wild in their respective versions. The codes do not have a known expiration date.

Distribution

★And15
Dynamax Crystal Gift
Here's what you got:
★And15 ×1
★And458
Dynamax Crystal Gift
Here's what you got:
★And458 ×1

Pokémon Sword and Shield Downloadable Version Quick Balls

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A serial code for these twelve Quick Ball were distributed via email to players who bought Pokémon Sword or Shield digitally via the Nintendo Switch eShop between November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020. The codes are valid until November 30, 2020.

Distribution

Downloadable Version Purchase Bonus
Here's what you got:
Quick Ball ×12

Secret Club Casual Tee

This Casual Tee with a print based on Pokémon Quest was distributed exclusively to members of the Pokémon Secret Club. The code was usable from November 15, 2019 to February 3, 2020.

Distribution

Clothing Gift
Here's what you got:
Casual Tee ×1

Tracksuit Clothing Gift

This Tracksuit clothing set through various methods in various countries.

  • In Japan, it was distributed to players who bought Pokémon Sword or Shield from 7 Net Shopping.
  • In the United Kingdom, it was distributed to players who bought Sword or Shield from ShopTo or GAME.
  • In Spain, it was distributed to players who bought Sword or Shield from GAME.
  • In Italy, it was distributed to players who bought Sword or Shield from Gamestop.
  • In Australia, it was distributed to players who pre-ordered Sword or Shield from EB Games.
  • In the United States, it was distributed in Wal-Marts through Pokémon Pass and QR codes from November 16 to 25, 2019. Up to three codes can be generated per Pokémon Trainer Club account, and the code was usable until February 24, 2020.

Distribution

Clothing Gift
Here's what you got:
Sport Cap ×1
Tracksuit Jacket ×1
Trackie Bottoms ×1
Sport Travel Bag ×1
Sport Glove ×1
Sport Cropped Leggings ×1

See also


Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalQR Codes
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Gen VII (3DSSwitch) • Gen VIIIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VIIGen VIII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIII
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes
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