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[Switch] Free Shiny Zacian or Shiny Zamazenta for Pokemon Sword and Shield @ Game UK


Edit: Gamestop also has a similar giveaway here https://www.gamestop.ie/pokemon-zamazenta-zacian

Found on Reddit. Giveaway via emailed codes from Game UK website and twitter (but works internationally as codes are not region-locked):

We are pleased to offer Shiny Zamazenta in Pokémon Sword and Shiny Zacian in Pokémon Shield from 22nd October - 18th November 2021.

All you have to do is enter your email address below and we will email you your unique codes. Your codes will allow you to receive Shiny Zamazenta in Pokémon Sword and Shiny Zacian in Pokémon Shield.

No purchase is necessary
(Please note: We will aim to email your codes every Monday. Only 1 code per customer will be sent)

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 connect to the internet.*
5. Enter your code.
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.

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  • Thanks OP! :)

    • +2

      No problem - saves you the trouble of waiting for EB Games to eventually stock those giveaway cards.

  • When does the game actually come out?

    • +40

      15th November, 2019

    • +3

      Pokemon Sword and Shield are already released.

      • +2

        Oops for some reason I thought these were for the new games coming out soon.

        • +5

          Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are set to be released on 19 November 2021

    • This is the older one thats been out a while..

  • +3

    Been collecting these freebies for years since 2014 including every one of the 2016 Mythical monthly ones. Not sure why, redeem them but never beyond gift box.

    This weekend I'll be trying to figure out how Pokemon Bank & Home work. Only ever played the games on 3DS and Switch during plane travel but keen to pull together everything from Alpha Sapphire, Sun, Ultra Moon and Sword half-played games together and see how far made it into the National Pokedex…

  • +1

    I miss these guys, got my xbox through them. Our shitty small market couldn't even hold onto an additional game retailer. Hope they return to our shores one day.

    • +2

      They weren't any cheaper than eb. Eb was more widespread. I dont honestly know why they thought they would succeed.

      • You could have said the same thing with Telstra when Optus made its debut. Its our market size thats the issue. Any industry however niche shouldnt be a monopoly. Only pureplay for games is eb. Game should have easily survived.

        • +1

          I don't agree. Hence bunnings vs masters. We can all find examples to support our point of view, but it's a fundamental that you need to do something different to survive. Optus was cheaper. Your local cafe is local. Etc

      • GAME allowed price matching at mid night launches, EB didn't. So I went to GAME a lot more.
        I got BO2 for 79, EB store which had 100 odd people waiting. 99

    • +1

      GAME or Games Wizards?
      GAME bought Games Wizards and ran them into the ground.

  • Thank You OP! :D

  • Is the link not working for anyone else?

    • Just tried it and it's still working for me.

      • It didn't work on my phone, but worked on the computer.

        • Yep, no luck on mobile here too. Computer worked fine though.

  • +1

    Wow, I'm just a casual player so getting shiny pokemon is pretty rare for me. Legendary shiny is just great. Thanks OP!

  • Thanks OP

  • Thanks OP, registered 2 for each game!

  • Finally an accessible way to get these codes, hope it works! So infuriating when digital game content is gatekeeped to certain countries repeatedly.

  • Thanks mate got a few. Hopefully can apply multiple codes per game.

  • how do we get both of the pokemons if we only have 1 game? eg my nephews both pay but they only have the sword game

    • You might need to find someone with the shield cartridge willing to swap games for a while, then send to Pokemon Home and transfer to the main account. Happy for someone else to suggest a better way!

    • +2

      Not the nicest way, but you can take advantage (quite literally, unfortunately) of the EB Games 7-day return thing, whereby you buy Shield, play until you unlock mystery gift, redeem the code, transfer it to Home or Sword (as OP said), and return game for refund :/

  • Its Monday anyone have the code yet or is it tomorrow?

    • +1

      I haven’t got it yet. Time Zones etc probably

    • +1

      Not yet as of 20:30 Sydney time

    • +1

      Received my codes overnight at 1:30am Sydney time :)

      Enjoy your shinies everyone!

    • +1

      Mine came through at about 4am. Should be there now

  • Received the codes, but I get an error saying my game can't receive the code. Sorry, but seems these codes must be region locked.

    • +2

      One of mine worked. Tried the other and got the same error. Either one code per game or you get the opposite one to your game. E.g. I have shield so I can only get Zacian

      • I had 3 codes - none of them worked. I wonder how you got one to work? Hmmmmm

        • +3

          Just used the code in my son's saved game and it worked.
          The email states "This email contains your download/activation details for SHINY ZAMAZENTA IN Pokémon Sword AND SHINY ZACIAN IN Pokémon Shield."
          So can only use one per game and make sure you are using the correct code for the game

          • +1

            @lawtil: I'm a huge idiot. I didn't scroll down to see both codes. I was using the wrong code for my version of the game. Thank you for talking me through it, and sorry for me not looking at the e-mail properly!!!

  • +1

    didnt receive the code unfortunately

    • Check your email junk folder, might be there

  • Received codes just before 4AM Sydney time.

    These codes must be redeemed by 12 February 2022.

    Note there's 2 of them, one for Sword and one for Shield.

    • Pokémon Shield Shiny Zacian
    • Pokémon Sword Shiny Zamazenta
  • Got it at 4.30am today and it worked! I sent my friend the Shiny Zacian, so hopefully it works.

  • +1

    Sad still not received the codes.

  • +2

    Zamazenta for Pokemon Sword

    Zacian for Pokemon Shield

  • Does anyone want to do a trade? I can use your spare code to get a Zacian and you can use mine to get a Zamazenta?

    • I'm interested so I can get the blue pokemon for my nephews as they only have the sword game. How do you trade exactly? And do you need the nintendo online subscription?

    • Hi,

      Can I trade with you extra Zamazenta please?


  • Is it only 1 pokemon claim per game?

  • Interested in trading with someone who has shield. PM me

  • Haven't been following but wow, there are some half decent freebies in the gifts for once.

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