List of serial code event Pokémon distributions in Generation VIII

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This is a reverse-chronological list of event Pokémon distributions that were given away via serial codes to Pokémon games in Generation VIII.

Unlike serial codes in the previous games, serial code events in these games are region-free and can be used regardless of the game or console's region or language, provided the player is connected to the internet and uses a legitimate serial code. An active subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is not required to claim Mystery Gifts on Nintendo Switch games.

List of event Pokémon

Okoya Forest Pokémon

Promotional artwork of Zarude associated with the event

These Pokémon will be distributed to players who preorder tickets to the upcoming twenty-third movie, Koko. They include a Shiny Celebi and Zarude, both Pokémon that play important roles in the movie. Celebi's distribution was originally due to begin on April 17, 2020, and Zarude's on June 15, 2020; due to the delay of the movie's release, both distributions will now begin on August 7, with the end date to be announced.

Zarude

#893 Zarude
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 60 893Zarude.png
Type:
Dark Grass
Ability: Leaf Guard
Held item: Leftovers Leftovers
ID: Unknown
OT: オコヤのもり
Met: Unknown
Nature: Sassy
Ribbon: None
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Power Whip
Grass Physical
Swagger
Normal Status
Snarl
Dark Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code online August 7, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Celebi

#251 Celebi ShinyVIIStar.png 
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 60 HOME251 s.png
Type:
Psychic Grass
Ability: Natural Cure
Held item: Lucky Egg Lucky Egg
ID: 200417
OT: オコヤのもり
Met: Unknown
Nature: Quirky
Ribbon: None
Magical Leaf
Grass Special
Future Sight
Psychic Special
Life Dew
Water Status
Heal Bell
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code online August 7, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Winter 2020 World Hobby Fair Gigantamax Pokémon

These Gigantamax Factor Lapras and Coalossal were given to players who challenged Gigantamax Lapras and Coalossal at a "Max Raid Battle Experience Corner" attraction at the 2020 Winter Next Generation World Hobby Fair. Both codes are redeemable until February 29, 2020

The Fair was held at these locations:

Location Date
Nagoya Dome, Nagoya January 19, 2020
Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, Tokyo January 25 and 26, 2020
Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome, Fukuoka February 2, 2020
Kyocera Dome, Osaka February 9, 2020

Lapras

#131 Lapras Dynamax icon.png /
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 50 131Lapras.png
Type:
Water Ice
Ability: Water Absorb, Shell Armor, or Hydration
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: a Pokémon event (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Surf
Water Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Ancient Power
Rock Special
Bulldoze
Ground Physical
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code online January 19, 2020 to February 29, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Coalossal

#839 Coalossal Dynamax icon.png /
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 50 839Coalossal.png
Type:
Rock Fire
Ability: Steam Engine, Flame Body, or Flash Fire
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: a Pokémon event (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Ancient Power
Rock Special
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code online January 19, 2020 to February 29, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Jump Festa '20 Gigantamax Snorlax

This Gigantamax Factor Snorlax was given to players who attended Jump Festa '20 between December 21 and 22, 2019. The serial code was redeemable until January 31, 2020. It starts with a Dynamax Level of 5.

#143 Snorlax Dynamax icon.png /
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 50 143Snorlax.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability: Immunity, Thick Fat, or Gluttony
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: a Pokémon event (fateful encounter)
Nature: Sassy
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Body Slam
Normal Physical
High Horsepower
Ground Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Bulldoze
Ground Physical
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code online December 21, 2019 to January 31, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Pokémon Center Birthday Pokémon

These Pikachu and Eevee were distributed via serial code to players of Pokémon Sword and Shield at Pokémon Center stores and Pokémon Stores in Japan from November 15, 2019, if they visited during the month of their birthday, but only if they provided proof of their date of birth and Nintendo Switch.

Pikachu

#025 Pikachu
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 5 025Pikachu.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 191115
OT: ポケセン
Met: a Pokémon Center (fateful encounter)
Nature: Serious
Ribbon: Birthday Ribbon Birthday Ribbon
Celebrate
Normal Status
Play Nice
Normal Status
Thunder Shock
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code online November 15, 2019 to ???
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Eevee

#133 Eevee
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 5 133Eevee.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability: Run Away
Held item: None
ID: 191115
OT: ポケセン
Met: a Pokémon Center (fateful encounter)
Nature: Docile
Ribbon: Birthday Ribbon Birthday Ribbon
Celebrate
Normal Status
Covet
Normal Physical
Helping Hand
Normal Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code online November 15, 2019 to ???
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Poké Ball Plus Mew

Initally released with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Poké Ball Plus comes programmed with an internal serial code to redeem this Mew that is compatible with Pokémon Sword and Shield. Despite being marketed as the Poké Ball Plus "containing" Mew, the serial code aspect means that to claim, the player must connect to the Internet through Mystery Gifts.

The serial code aspect also means that it is impossible for a single manufactured Poké Ball Plus to redeem more than one Mew, even if the Poké Ball Plus is later resold. Players that purchased multiple Poké Ball Pluses can redeem one Mew for each.

#151 Mew
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 5 151Mew.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability: Synchronize
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: the Poké Ball Plus (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Pound
Normal Physical
--
None None
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code online November 16, 2018 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Mythical Pokémon Mew Gift
You got Mew!

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
Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes