List of internet event Pokémon distributions (Generation VIII)

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This is a reverse-chronological list of event Pokémon distributions that were given away via the Internet or Battle Stadium Rewards mystery gift functions to Pokémon games in Generation VIII. Battle Stadium Reward Pokémon are only distributed to Pokémon Sword and Shield as both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus lack this mystery gift function. An active subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is not required to claim Mystery Gifts on Nintendo Switch games.

List of event Pokémon

2022 International Challenge Shiny Galarian legendary birds

These Shiny Galarian Form of legendary birds Pokémon are set to be distributed to players who participate in a series of battle stadium tournaments. Players need to complete a minimum of 3 battles within a given tournament to receive the respective participation reward. The trainer names of these Pokémon reference the location that they patrol in the wild: Zapdos in the Wild Area, Moltres in the Isle of Armor and Articuno in the Crown Tundra.

  • Players who participate at "2022 International Challenge February" can receive Shiny Galarian Articuno.
    • The signup period ran from February 3 to 17, 2022 (UTC)
    • The tournament ran from February 18 - 20, 2022 (UTC)
    • Articuno claimable from February 21, 2022 (UTC)
  • Players who participate at "2022 International Challenge March" can receive Shiny Galarian Zapdos.
    • The signup period ran from February 24 to March 10, 2022 (UTC)
    • The tournament ran from March 11 - 13, 2022 (UTC)
    • Zapdos claimable from March 14, 2022 (UTC)
  • Players who participate at "2022 International Challenge April" can receive Shiny Galarian Moltres.
    • The signup period ran from March 31 to April 14, 2022 (UTC)
    • The tournament ran from April 15 - 17, 2022 (UTC)
    • Moltres claimable from April 18, 2022 (UTC)

Isle of Armor's Shiny Galarian Moltres

Wonder Card 1 | Shiny Moltres Gift
#146  Moltres
Galarian Form
ShinyVIIIStar.png Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 70 HOME0146G s.png
Type:
DarkIC.png FlyingIC.png
Ability: Berserk
Held item: None
ID: 220415
OT: Armor
Rüstung
Isolarmure
Armadura
I. Armatura
ヨロイ
갑옷섬
铠甲
鎧甲
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Fiery Wrath
Dark icon PE.pngDark SpecialIC SwSh.png
Hurricane
Flying icon PE.pngFlying SpecialIC SwSh.png
Sucker Punch
Dark icon PE.pngDark PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Nasty Plot
Dark icon PE.pngDark StatusIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Battle Stadium Rewards hide April 18, 2022 onwards
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Wild Area's Shiny Galarian Zapdos

Wonder Card 1 | Shiny Zapdos Gift
#145  Zapdos
Galarian Form
ShinyVIIIStar.png Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 70 HOME0145G s.png
Type:
FightingIC.png FlyingIC.png
Ability: Defiant
Held item: None
ID: 220311
OT: Wild
Natur
Sauvage
Silvestre
T. Selvagg
ワイルド
와일드에리어
旷野
曠野
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Thunderous Kick
Fighting icon PE.pngFighting PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Drill Peck
Flying icon PE.pngFlying PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Reversal
Fighting icon PE.pngFighting PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Focus Energy
Normal icon PE.pngNormal StatusIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Battle Stadium Rewards hide March 14, 2022 onwards
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Crown Tundra's Shiny Galarian Articuno

Wonder Card 1 | Shiny Articuno Gift
#144  Articuno
Galarian Form
ShinyVIIIStar.png Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 70 HOME0144G s.png
Type:
PsychicIC.png FlyingIC.png
Ability: Competitive
Held item: None
ID: 220218
OT: Crown
Krone
Couronneige
Corona
L. Corona
カンムリ
왕관설원
王冠
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Freezing Glare
Psychic icon PE.pngPsychic SpecialIC SwSh.png
Hurricane
Flying icon PE.pngFlying SpecialIC SwSh.png
Psycho Cut
Psychic icon PE.pngPsychic PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Psycho Shift
Psychic icon PE.pngPsychic StatusIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Battle Stadium Rewards hide February 21 2022 onwards
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Manaphy Egg

This Manaphy Egg was distributed to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players in commemoration of its release. It was distributed from November 19, 2021 to February 21, 2022.

Wonder Card 1701 | Manaphy Egg Gift
#490  Manaphy BDSP icon.png
Bag Poké Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 1 0490Manaphy.png
Type:
WaterIC BDSP.png NormalIC BDSP.png
Ability: Hydration
Held item: None
ID: (Hatcher's)
OT: (Hatcher's)
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Tail Glow
Bug icon.pngBug StatusIC SwSh.png
Water Gun
Water icon.pngWater SpecialIC SwSh.png
 
None.png  None.png
 
None.png  None.png
Games Method Location Duration
BDSP Internet hide November 19, 2021 to February 21, 2022
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
Date received for the Egg is the date on the system when the gift is recieved.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Pokémon HOME Gigantamax Factor Kanto Starters

These Gigantamax Factor Bulbasaur and Squirtle were released in conjunction of the release of version 1.4.0 for the mobile version of Pokémon HOME. They were available from June 17 to 30, 2021 and have 30 IVs in all their stats. A near-identical distribution was held in Pokémon HOME at the same time.

Bulbasaur

Wonder Card 1641 | Bulbasaur Gift
#001  Bulbasaur Dynamax icon.png Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 14 0001Bulbasaur.png
Type:
GrassIC.png PoisonIC.png
Ability: Overgrow
Held item: None
ID: 210601
OT: HOME
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Bold
Ribbon: Premier Ribbon Premier Ribbon
Vine Whip
Grass icon PE.pngGrass PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Growth
Normal icon PE.pngNormal StatusIC SwSh.png
Leech Seed
Grass icon PE.pngGrass StatusIC SwSh.png
Razor Leaf
Grass icon PE.pngGrass PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet hide June 17 to 30, 2021
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Squirtle

Wonder Card 1642 | Squirtle Gift
#007  Squirtle Dynamax icon.png Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 14 0007Squirtle.png
Type:
WaterIC.png NormalIC.png
Ability: Torrent
Held item: None
ID: 210601
OT: HOME
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Modest
Ribbon: Premier Ribbon Premier Ribbon
Water Gun
Water icon PE.pngWater SpecialIC SwSh.png
Withdraw
Water icon PE.pngWater StatusIC SwSh.png
Rapid Spin
Normal icon PE.pngNormal PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Bite
Dark icon PE.pngDark PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet hide June 17 to 30, 2021
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

KIBO's Pikachu

This Pikachu was released during the offical Pokémon stream of the first sunrise of the year 2021, as seen from the International Space Station. Its OT is named after the Japanese ISS Module KIBO. It was available from December 31, 2020 to January 15, 2021.

Wonder Card 1635 | KIBO's Pikachu Gift
#025  Pikachu Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 21 0025Pikachu.png
Type:
ElectricIC.png NormalIC.png
Ability: Static
Held item: Comet Shard Comet Shard
ID: 210101
OT: KIBO
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Brave
Ribbon: Special Ribbon Special Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric icon PE.pngElectric SpecialIC SwSh.png
Swift
Normal icon PE.pngNormal SpecialIC SwSh.png
Wish
Normal icon PE.pngNormal StatusIC SwSh.png
Celebrate
Normal icon PE.pngNormal StatusIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet hide December 31, 2020 to January 15, 2021
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Hidden Ability Galarian Pokémon

These Galarian Pokémon with their Hidden Abilities were distributed in the weeks before the release of the first part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass; The Isle of Armor. Each Pokémon distribution was also complemented with a separate item distribution. Each distribution lasted exactly a week, with the event changing Fridays at 00:00 PM UTC, except for the Meowth, which ended the day before the release of the expansion.

Galarian Meowth

Wonder Card 1622 | Hidden Ability Meowth Gift
#052  Meowth
Galarian Form
/Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 15 0052Meowth-Galar.png
Type:
SteelIC.png NormalIC.png
Ability: Unnerve
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Fake Out
Normal icon PE.pngNormal PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Growl
Normal icon PE.pngNormal StatusIC SwSh.png
Hone Claws
Dark icon PE.pngDark StatusIC SwSh.png
Pay Day
Normal icon PE.pngNormal PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet hide June 12 to 16, 2020
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Galarian Corsola

Wonder Card 1620 | Hidden Ability Corsola Gift
#222  Corsola
Galarian Form
/Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 15 0222Corsola-Galar.png
Type:
GhostIC.png NormalIC.png
Ability: Cursed Body
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Tackle
Normal icon PE.pngNormal PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Astonish
Ghost icon PE.pngGhost PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Disable
Normal icon PE.pngNormal StatusIC SwSh.png
Spite
Ghost icon PE.pngGhost StatusIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet hide June 5 to 11, 2020
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Galarian Ponyta

Wonder Card 1618 | Hidden Ability Ponyta Gift
#077  Ponyta
Galarian Form
/Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 15 0077Ponyta-Galar.png
Type:
PsychicIC.png NormalIC.png
Ability: Anticipation
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Tackle
Normal icon PE.pngNormal PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Growl
Normal icon PE.pngNormal StatusIC SwSh.png
Confusion
Psychic icon PE.pngPsychic SpecialIC SwSh.png
Fairy Wind
Fairy icon PE.pngFairy SpecialIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet hide May 29 to June 4, 2020
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Galarian Mr. Mime

Wonder Card 1616 | Hidden Ability Mr. Mime Gift
#122  Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
/Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 15 0122Mr. Mime-Galar.png
Type:
IceIC.png PsychicIC.png
Ability: Ice Body
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Copycat
Normal icon PE.pngNormal StatusIC SwSh.png
Encore
Normal icon PE.pngNormal StatusIC SwSh.png
Ice Shard
Ice icon PE.pngIce PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Confusion
Psychic icon PE.pngPsychic SpecialIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet hide May 22 to 28, 2020
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Gigantamax Meowth

The booklet with the instructions to obtain Meowth

This Meowth with a Gigantamax Factor could be received in Pokémon Sword and Shield via Mystery Gift from November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020. This Meowth has a special G-Max Move called G-Max Gold Rush and cannot evolve into Persian.

Wonder Card 1601 | Gigantamax Meowth Gift
#052  Meowth Dynamax icon.png /Galar symbol.png
Dynamax Level: 0
Bag Cherish Ball BDSP Sprite.png Level 5 0052Meowth.png
Type:
NormalIC.png NormalIC.png
Ability: Pickup
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Fake Out
Normal icon PE.pngNormal PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Growl
Normal icon PE.pngNormal StatusIC SwSh.png
Slash
Normal icon PE.pngNormal PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Pay Day
Normal icon PE.pngNormal PhysicalIC SwSh.png
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet hide November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

See also


Event 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)
Local
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: LocalTradingInternetSerial code
Generation IX: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Other groupings: Movie events10th AnniversaryTanabataUndistributed
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen II • Gen III (RSFRLGEOrre) • Gen IV (DP ​• Pt ​• HGSS) • Gen V (BWB2W2)
Gen VI (XYORAS) • Gen VII (SMUSUMPE) • Gen VIII (SwShBDSPLA) • Gen IX (SV)
Gift PokémonWild Pokémon (Roaming Pokémon) • In-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VII
Gen VIII (Wild Area News) • Gen IX (Poké Portal News)
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIIIGen IX
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes