Pokemon Sword and Shield players can now get Shiny versions of the games’ cover monsters. For a limited time, GameStop stores across the US are giving out free code cards that can be redeemed for a Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta in the Nintendo Switch games.
Shiny Zacian codes are being distributed until Nov. 11, while Shiny Zamazenta codes will be given out from Nov. 12 to Nov. 26. The former can only be redeemed in Pokemon Shield, while the latter can only be redeemed in Pokemon Sword. Both Zacian and Zamazenta are level 100 and come equipped with the Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield, respectively.
Once you’ve picked up a download code, you’ll need to follow these steps to receive your Pokemon in-game:
- Open Mystery Gift from the menu
- Select Receive a Gift
- Select Get with a code/password
- Connect online and input your code when prompted
- Save your game
Those aren’t the only free Pokemon that players can get soon. Everyone who purchases a copy of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl before Feb. 21 can receive a free Manaphy egg in their game. Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launch for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 19, and the pair update the classic Pokemon Diamond and Pearl games with some .
After that, Pokemon Legends: Arceus will launch for Switch on Jan. 28. It, too, has a special bonus for early adopters. Everyone who picks up the game before May 9 can receive two free outfits for their player character: a Hisuian Growlithe kimono set and a Baneful Fox mask based on.