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The official South Korea Pokémon website has announced that to promote the theatrical release of the 11th Pocket Monsters movie - Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin (극장판 포켓몬스터DP 기라티나와 하늘의 꽃다발 쉐이미) on June 1st, 2022, three separate presents will be distributed. This is the first time that movie 11 will be seen in theaters in South Korea as it originally aired on TV on July 3rd, 2009.

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A serial code will be distributed to players of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl or Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus games that they can use to redeem a Regigigas in the game of their choice from June 1st, 2022 until July 31st, 2022.

Regigigas Details:

Level: 100
Ability: Slow Start
OT: 전이마을
Moves: Iron Head, Rock Slide, Icy Wind, Crush Grip

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A Regigigas promo card (157/S-P) will also be distributed to theater patrons. A Shaymin V promo card (158/S-P) will also be distributed at select theaters to the first 50,000 viewers. The Shaymin V promo card was previously released in February, but this time, a new version is being released with the movie title logo on the card.

Source: https://pokemonkorea.co.kr/2022_m11/menu152

YouTube Clip - Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin Teaser Trailer


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQJnDq4ntlY

YouTube Clip - Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin Trailer


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjN8IMmlTPg

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During the 2022 European International Championships stream, a serial code was revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield that allows players to receive a Dracovish based on the one that @marc0fier0 (Marco Silva) used to win the 2020 Pokémon Oceania International Championships.

Distribution Date: April 22nd, 2022 until April 25th, 2022
Code: EU1C2022G1FT

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Sources: https://twitter.com/playpokemon/status/1516871728932134912 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX7wMYKqKEI

The official Pokémon website has announced the details for the 2022 International Challenge March for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

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Get a Shiny Galarian Zapdos in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Participate in the 2022 International Challenge March in-game competition to receive this powerful Pokémon.

Registration is now underway for the 2022 International Challenge March in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. This in-game competition lets you test your skills against Trainers from around the world using the Ranked Battles Series 12 regulations, which allow you to battle with two Legendary Pokémon that are not usually permitted in competitive matches. One of your Pokémon will also be allowed to Dynamax or Gigantamax during these battles.

Qualifying players who participate in at least three battles during the event will receive a Shiny Galarian Zapdos in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game (please note that you will qualify to receive this Pokémon regardless of whether you win or lose your matches). Competitors can also earn Championship Points for participating in this event.

You can register from now until March 10, 2022, at 3:59 p.m. PST. To register for the competition, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Online Competitions.
  6. Select Search Official Competitions.

The competition takes place from March 10, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. PST to March 13, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, so don't forget to return during that time to play your matches. Follow these steps to receive your Shiny Galarian Zapdos after the competition concludes:

  1. After the competition has ended, launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Good luck competing in the 2022 International Challenge March, Trainers!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-a-shiny-galarian-zapdos-in-pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield/

The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced the 2022 International Challenge February for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

2022 International Challenge February

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Information
Region: International
Registration Period: February 3rd, 2022 until February 18th, 2022 JST
Tournament Period: February 18th, 2022 until February 21st, 2022 JST
Ranking Results Announcement: March 2022
Compatible Games: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
Eligible Pokémon: Only Two of the following are allowed on a team: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, Calyrex
Battle Type: Doubles Battle
Entry Gift: Players who participated in the 2022 February International Challenge received a Shiny Galarian Articuno.
Battle Team: 4 to 6 Pokémon with Levels 1 to 100
All Pokémon will automatically be set to Level 50.
4 Pokémon to be selected for battle.
Total Battle Time: Maximum 20 minutes
Match Time: 7 minutes per match.
Time to Select a Pokémon for Battle: 90 seconds
Time to Select a Pokémon per turn: 45 seconds
Number of battles allowed per day: 15

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2022/01/220114_e01.html

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Project Pochama is about to celebrate its first anniversary! To celebrate, they'll be holding the Pocha Marché at some of the participating Pokémon Centers!

At the Pocha Marché, you'll find all kinds of Pochama goods! From plush toys to daily necessities, you're sure to find your favorite Pochama item. In addition to the goods, the store will be decorated colorfully with a marché motif filled with Pochama's. We hope you will enjoy shopping at the participating stores.

In addition, to commemorate the Pocha Marché event, special Pochama's will be distributed at Pokémon Centers nationwide to players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus! There will be other campaigns as well.

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Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo (ポケモンセンターメガトウキョー)
Pokémon Center Osaka (ポケモンセンターオーサカ)
Pokémon Center Kanazawa (ポケモンセンターカナザワ)

Pocha Marché Pochama Items:

These are some of the Pochama goods on display at the Marche! Many other goods will also be available.

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Plushie Pokémon fit Pochama - 1,210 yen (tax included)
Langsdosha Pochama - 1,620 yen (tax included)
Glass Pochama's daily life Pochama and its friends in the sea - 1,100 yen (tax included)
Hey HelloPocha (Hello Pocha) - 3,300 yen (tax included)
Lunch Plate M / Pokémon - 1,320 yen (tax included)
Plastic Pouch Pochama - 1,518 yen (tax included)

※ All prices shown are tax-included and subject to change without notice. All prices shown include tax.
※ Please note that the photo is for reference only. The colors and designs may differ from the actual products.
※ Please note that the products and the quantity of products in stock may vary from store to store. For more information, please contact each store.
※ We may limit the number of items available for purchase so that as many customers as possible can purchase them.

Campaign to Commemorate the Opening of Pocha Marché!

In commemoration of the Pocha Marché, a campaign will be held at Pokémon Centers nationwide! The campaign also applies to Pokémon Centers that do not hold the Pocha Marché.

1. Project Pochama's Campaign - Presenting Pochama!
Give the keyword at the Pokémon Center and get a Pochama!

To celebrate Project Pochama's Pocha Marché, we're giving away a Project Pochama Pochama for your Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus games! Depending on the software you receive it in, the Pochama will learn different moves.

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The Pochama for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl knows the moves: Hydro Pump, Pluck, Work Up and Attract
The Pochama for Pokémon Legends: Arceus knows the moves: Bubble, Baby-Doll Eyes, Roost and Double-Edge

If you tell the staff at Pokémon Centers nationwide the keyword Pochama Daisuki (ポッチャマだいすき) during the Pocha Marché period, you can get a card with a serial code on it.

Distribution Notes:

※ This gift is for those who own the Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus.
※ When using the serial code, please make sure the software has the latest update downloaded.
※ One Pokémon will be given per card with the serial code printed on it for each of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus.
※ You can only use the serial code once, and it cannot be used for any other saved data or software. Please be aware of this beforehand.
※ You cannot receive this gift for any software other than Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus.

2. Project Pochama's Campaign - Physical Booklet of the web manga!

The manga that was serialized on the official Project Pochama Twitter page and drew a huge response is finally available in physical book form! The manga The Pochama who hates to lose and the stubborn novelist (負けず嫌いなポッチャマとがんこな小説家) drawn by manga artists Moriko Mori (森もり子) and Kota Tomimura (トミムラコタ), will be given to those who purchase 3,000 yen or more including tax at Pokémon Centers nationwide during the Pocha Marché campaign!

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※ Gifts are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Please be aware of this beforehand.
※ Please note that these gifts may not be used in conjunction with other campaigns.
※ No returns or exchanges after delivery.
※ The present distribution will end as soon as supplies last.
※ Please note that there are some products that are not eligible for gifts. (e.g., pre-ordered and made-to-order products).

Source: https://www.pokemon.jp/special/project_pochama/pochamarche/

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The Pokémon Japan Championships 2022 (PJCS2022) will be held in June! The information about the online tournaments for the Game Division of PJCS2022 has been released. The PJCS2022 is an official tournament to determine the best Pokémon Battlers in Japan for the 2022 season. The top finishers will receive prizes, so be sure to check it out!

In the following official Internet tournaments held in Pokémon Sword and Shield and the top finishers who meet the requirements will be granted the right to participate in the PJCS2022 Game Division!
The following Internet tournaments are eligible for the PJCS2022 Game Division
2022 International Challenge February to be held in February
2022 International Challenge March
2022 International Challenge April
Pokémon Japan Championships 2022 Preliminary Round to be held in May 2022

All participants of the Internet tournaments will receive an Alternate-colored Legendary Pokémon!

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Players who participate in the Internet Tournaments held in February, March, and April, who are eligible to participate in the PJCS2022 Game Division, can receive the following Alternate-colored Legendary Pokémon: Freezer (Galarian Form), Thunder (Galarian Form), and Fire (Galarian Form). Each tournament has a different Pokémon to give away, so don't miss out on any of them! They can be received in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In order to participate in the online tournaments that will grant you the right to participate in the PJCS2022 game division, you need to register in advance.

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Alternate-colored Freezer (Galarian Form) will be be distributed players of the 2022 International Challenge February. Registration runs from February 3rd, 2022 until February 18th, 2022 and the tournament takes place from February 18th, 2022 until February 21st, 2022.

Alternate-colored Thunder (Galarian Form) will be distributed to players of the 2022 International Challenge March. Registration runs from February 24th, 2022 until March 11th, 2022 and the tournament takes place from March 11th, 2022 until March 14th, 2022.

Alternate-colored Fire (Galarian Form) will be distributed to players of the 2022 International Challenge April. Registration runs from March 31st, 2022 until April 15th, 2022 and the tournament takes place from April 15th, 2022 until April 18th, 2022.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2022/01/220114_e01.html

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At the end of the Pokémon Global Exhibition - Day 2 broadcast, it was revealed that a Charizard based on Global Exhibition Champion Leonardo Bonanomi's Charizard would be available to obtain in Pokémon Sword and Shield using that code: GL0BALCHAMP2021. It is available from October 31st, 2021 until November 3rd, 2021.

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Watch the Pokémon Global Exhibition on October 30 and 31, 2021

Check out the epic showdown between top global Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players.

The Pokémon Global Exhibition pits the highest-ranking players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV and other major events worldwide against one another in exhilarating online battles. Broadcasters Rosemary Kelley and Adam Dorricott will offer insight and expertise as eight top Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players from around the globe battle for the title of champion. And you can watch the action via four streaming platforms.

These are the Pokémon Global Exhibition stream dates and times.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Mark your calendars so you don't miss a second of this epic global showdown!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/watch-the-pokemon-global-exhibition-on-october-30-and-31-2021/

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Global Exhibition - Day 2


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u89ttz_f5wk

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On your birthday, go to the Pokémon Center! From Monday, November 1st, 2021, the Pokémon gifts from Pokémon Center Exciting Happy Birthday (ポケモンセンターわくわくおたんじょうび) will be refreshed. Players will now receive a serial code to get one Pinpuku for any one of your: Pokémon Sword or Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus games! The serial code can be obtained from November 1st, 2021 until October 31st, 2022.

Please come to the Pokémon Center with your Nintendo Switch (or Nintendo Switch Lite) and one of the following games: Pokémon Sword or Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus.

Furthermore, from November 1st, 2021, Pokémon gifts will be added to the Pokémon Center Online Happy Birthday service.

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Information on how to receive the serial code in stores:

・ The present Pokémon will be given to those who own one of the following Nintendo Switch software titles: Pokémon Sword or Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus. Please bring your Nintendo Switch console (or Nintendo Switch Lite console) and any of the applicable game, and show the game screen to the staff. (Both packaged and downloadable versions can be used.)
・ You will be given a serial code to receive a Pinpuku. You will only be able to receive the gift Pokémon from November 1st, 2021 for Pokémon Sword or Shield, from November 19th, 2021 for "Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl and from January 28th, 2022 for Pokémon LEGENDS: Arceus.
・ The serial code can only be used once, and cannot be used with any other saved data.
・ Once you receive the serial code for one game, you cannot receive it for any other game. Please be aware of this beforehand.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2021/10/211022_p01.html

Pokémon Center Singapore Renewal Birthday Gift!

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A birthday surprise awaits you at Pokémon Center Singapore starting Monday, 1st November 2021!

Come down and celebrate your birthday with us and receive a Happiny that can be redeemed for Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl or Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Please bring along your Nintendo Switch and show us your game data to redeem a Happiny!

*You will be able to receive your Happiny for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl from Friday, 19th November 2021 and Pokémon Legends: Arceus from Friday, 28th January 2022.

With our renewed Birthday Service gift, any guests who redeemed their birthday gifts in-store before Monday, 1st November 2021 and have received a Birthday Visit Slip from us will receive Milcery with Star Sweet or Milcery with Ribbon Sweet up to Sunday, 31st October 2021.

Guests who have previously celebrated their birthday with us and received a Birthday Visit Slip will still be receiving Milcery with Star Sweet or Milcery with Ribbon Sweet. Happiny is unavailable for redemption for birthdays before 1st November 2021. For more queries, please do not hesistate to appraoch our friendly staff for more details.

Terms and conditions:

※ Please bring along any form of identification to verify your date of birth. (e.g Identification Card, Student Pass, Passport, Driver's License)
※ Please bring along your Nintendo Switch and the relevant game installed (Pokémon Sword & Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus) and show the game screen to the trainers to redeem a Happiny. (Both physical or soft copy of the game are allowed)
※ Each gift can only be received once per person during the birthday month.
※ Codes are not for sale, and cannot be reissued even if it's lost, damaged or tampered with.
※ The serial code can be used once per save data per game software.
※ All visit slips with the Pokémon Milcery with Star Sweet or Milcery with Ribbon Sweet obtained before 1st November 2021, will last till 31st January 2022.
※ The contents of the gift may change or end without notice.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Pokemon.official.Singapore/posts/3024038471256395

From October 22nd, 2021 until November 11th, 2021, players of Pokémon Sword and Shield can receive a free distribution code in-store at participating GameStop locations to unlock a Shiny Zacian for your Pokémon Shield game and Shiny Zamazenta for your Pokémon Sword game.

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Country Distribution List:

US: Gamestop - Shiny Zacian - October 22 – November 11, 2021
US: Gamestop - Shiny Zamazenta - November 12–26, 2021
Canada: Gamestop - Shiny Zacian - October 22 – November 4, 2021
Canada: Gamestop - Shiny Zamazenta - November 5–18, 2021
UK: GAME (In-Store and online)
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Gamestop (In-Store only)
Ireland: Gamestop Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta (In-store & Online)
Spain: GAME (In-Store & Online), FNAC (In-Store)
France: Micromania (In-Store & Online)
Italy: Gamestop (Online)
Belgium, Netherlands: GameMania (In-Store & Online)
Denmark: Nintendopusheren (In-Store), NØRDCON (October 23rd/24th), Proshop (In-Store & Online)
Sweden, Norway, Finland: Proshop (Online), Spel & Sånt
South Africa: Nintendo Distributor Email
Japan: Participating video game retailers nationwide in Japan
Malaysia, Phillipines, Thailand: Various gaming stores (In-store)
Singapore: Pokémon Center, Best Denki*, BS SONS, Card Nation, Challenger*, Courts*, CynicsSG, Eplay, Family-Com, G & E Gaming, Gain City*, Game Academia, Game Resort, Game State Singapore, GameMartz, Gamewerks, Gamextreme, Generation Games, Happyland Collectibles, Harvey Norman*, Parisilk*, PLAYe, Pokémon Center Singapore, Popular*, Qisahn.sg, RPG - Right Place for Gadgets, Starled, Tangs*, Toy or Game, Toys Terminal, War Games, Zark Games
Hong Kong: 1O1O center & csl (In-Store)
Taiwan: 7-11

Get Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta at GameStop

Visit the retailer to receive a code card that lets you bring these Legendary Pokémon into your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.

Are you a Pokémon Sword player who has been itching to add Zamazenta to your game? Or maybe you're a Pokémon Shield player whose Pokédex has a noticeable lack of Zacian. Well, you're in luck! Soon, you'll be able to get Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta by visiting a GameStop store and picking up a special code card.

The codes let you receive Shiny Zacian in Pokémon Shield and Shiny Zamazenta in Pokémon Sword. Both Pokémon arrive at Lv. 100, and both Pokémon come with their trademark held item—a Rusted Sword for Zacian and a Rusted Shield for Zamazenta. These items allow the Pokémon to change into their powerful Crowned Sword and Crowned Shield forms, respectively.

Check out the schedule below to see when you can get code cards from your local GameStop store.

  • Shiny Zacian
    • October 22 – November 11, 2021 (US)
    • October 22 – November 4, 2021 (Canada)
  • Shiny Zamazenta
    • November 12–26, 2021 (US)
    • November 5–18, 2021 (Canada)

To claim your in-game gift, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Select Mystery Gift on the X menu.
  3. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get with Code/Password to save your game and connect to the internet.
  5. Enter your code or password.
  6. Watch as the gift arrives in your game. (Pokémon will appear in your party or your Pokémon Boxes. Items will appear in your Bag or in the fitting room of any boutique in the Galar region.)
  7. Be sure to save your game.

There's no purchase required for this promotion, but the offer is only available while supplies last, so don't delay. Head over to GameStop to claim your Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-shiny-zacian-and-shiny-zamazenta-at-gamestop/

GameStop Distribution Code

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Receive Shiny Zacian for your Pokémon Shield game and Shiny Zamazenta for your Pokémon Sword game. Get a free distribution code in-store while supplies last! Check your local GameStop store for details.

Sources: https://www.facebook.com/GameStop/photos/a.126580857361849/4840519925967895/ and https://twitter.com/GameStopCanada/status/1450102456319463428

Singapore Distribution Code

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During October 22 (Fri) to November 18 (Thu), special Serial Codes where you can receive Shiny Zamazenta in Pokémon Sword and Shiny Zacian in Pokémon Shield on Nintendo Switch will be distributed at the designated game stores in the list below. A decent amount has been prepared, but the distribution will end once the codes have ran out.

How to receive the Serial Code

Please tell a staff at the store that you want to receive Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta flyer

Regarding the Serial Code

You will receive a flyer that has two Serial Codes;
a Serial Code to receive Shiny Zacian in Pokémon Shield
a Serial Code to receive Shiny Zamazenta in Pokémon Sword.

*The flyer is limited to one per person.
*The Serial Code can only be used once per save data. It cannot be used twice or more.

Pokémon

- Shiny Zamazenta for Pokémon Sword
  Held item: Rusted Shield
- Shiny Zacian for Pokémon Shield
  Held item: Rusted Sword

Distribution Period: October 22 (Fri) to November 18, 2021 (Thurs)
Code Redemption End Date: November 25, 2021 (Thu)
Store List: Best Denki*, BS SONS, Card Nation, Challenger*, Courts*, CynicsSG, Eplay, Family-Com, G & E Gaming, Gain City*, Game Academia, Game Resort, Game State Singapore, GameMartz, Gamewerks, Gamextreme, Generation Games, Happyland Collectibles, Harvey Norman*, Parisilk*, PLAYe, Pokémon Center Singapore, Popular*, Qisahn.sg, RPG - Right Place for Gadgets, Starled, Tangs*, Toy or Game, Toys Terminal, War Games, Zark Games
* Note The Pamhlet will be distributed in only selected stores where video games are sold

Source: https://sg.portal-pokemon.com/topics/game/211014130000_receive_shiny_zacian_and_zamazenta.html

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To celebrate the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl as well as Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus, from October 22nd, 2021 until November 18th, 2021, video game retailers nationwide in Japan will be giving away alternate-colored Legendary Pokémon for Pokémon Sword and Shield!

If you show the staff at participating stores the HOME menu screen of your Nintendo Switch console with one of the software icons of Pokémon Sword or Shield displayed, you will receive a different color Zamazenta for Pokémon Sword and a different color Zacian for Pokémon Shield.

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Zacian has a Rusted Sword item and Zamazenta has a Rusted Shield, so you can change the form of each.

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Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2021/09/210928_gm01.html
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