To celebrate the launch of the Pokemon TCG Shining Fates expansion, The Pokemon Company is giving away a free Shiny Toxtricity for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Beginning February 19, players will be able to claim a free download code for the Shiny Pokemon from participating GameStop (US) and EB Games (Canada) stores for a limited time.
The download code is being distributed through the Pokemon Pass mobile app. Once you’ve arrived at a participating GameStop store, open the app and you’ll see a prompt to claim the code. After that, fire up your copy of Pokemon Sword or Shield and follow these steps to redeem the code:
- Select Mystery Gift from the menu screen
- Select Receive with a Code/Password
- Connect online when prompted
- Input your download code
You notably don’t need to physically enter the store to receive the Toxtricity code; you can simply stand or park outside a participating location and claim the code via the Pokemon Pass app.
In other Pokemon news, Sword and Shield’s February Max Raid event is underway, and it features various Fighting- and Psychic-type Pokemon, including Lucario, Falinks, Gothitelle, and Reuniclus. You’ll also be more likely to encounter Gigantamax versions of Machamp and Orbeetle throughout the event.
The Pokemon Company is also giving away a few free items for Sword and Shield. As a reward for defeating more than 1 million Cramorant during the recent Cramorant event, all players can claim a Gold Bottle Cap, three Regular Bottle Caps, and a few other helpful and valuable items via Mystery Gift until February 28. The Pokemon Company will also give away a special Pikachu that knows Sing starting February 25 as part of its Pokemon 25th anniversary celebration.
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