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 Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, 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

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
Electric Status
Tackle
Normal Status
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 1 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

English
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) • In-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VII
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