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Pokémon Sword & Shield Codes (January 2023) – All Free Mystery Gifts

Snag free goodies like Pokémon and Trainer items and even rare and Shiny Pokémon; check out these Pokémon Sword and Shield codes.
Pokémon Sword & Shield Codes (January 2023) – All Free Mystery Gifts

Since its release, Pokémon Sword and Shield have released many Mystery Gift codes that offer players free rewards. These rewards vary from in-game items to in-game currency, and sometimes can even hand out free rare or Shiny Pokémon.

Whatever the reward, Trainers won't want to miss out on the limited opportunity to get ahold of these goodies. So, check out our complete guide on every Sword and Shield code currently active and expired.

20th January 2023 Update: We've updated this page to confirm that there are no working codes for Pokémon Sword and Shield. We'll continue providing more code updates featuring all working codes available to redeem and more.

All Working Pokémon Sword & Shield Codes

Mystery Gift Hat Pikachu
Pick up a new look for Pikachu with this anime-inspired Mystery Gift (Picture: The Pokémon Company)

Trainers who aim to catch every Pokémon available to become the best Trainer can get their hands on Mystery Gifts. These unique rewards grant you an array of rare items and Pokémon which can aid your in-game progress.

The fastest way to acquire them is by redeeming Mystery Gift codes, which developer Game Freak will make available through an event, Ranked Battles, and more. As of writing, no working Mystery Codes are available for Pokémon Sword and Shield; however, stay tuned for further updates.

All Expired Pokémon Sword & Shield Codes

Redeeming these Mystery Gift codes can be extremely rewarding with all the rare items and Pokémon you can obtain. However, they are available for a limited time; once they're no longer available, the rewards will expire.

We've compiled a list of all expired Mystery Codes that can no longer be redeemed in Pokémon Sword and Shield:

Pokémon Sword & Shield Mystery Gift Codes That Don't Work:
  • HAD0UW0CATCH: Redeem to get Ash's Lucario
  • H1SSATSUNEG1: Redeem to get Ash's Sirfetch'd
  • GENNGER0GE94: Redeem to get Ash's Gengar
  • UM1N0KESH1N: Redeem to get Ash's Dragonite
  • GANJ0UAG0882: Redeem to get Ash's Dracovish
  • U2153A22AKQB1742: Redeem to get a Shiny Eternatus
  • WORLD22V1CT0RY: Redeem to get the World's Victini

How To Redeem Mystery Gift Codes In Pokémon Sword & Shield

Mystery Gift Sword and Shield
Make sure to check regularly for promotions so as not to miss out on free goodies (Picture: The Pokémon Company)

Before you can redeem the Mystery Gift codes in-game, you'll need to have this feature unlocked after encountering a Pokémon within the Galarian Slumbering Woods and receiving a Pokédex. Once completed, you can progress to redeeming the codes by following these easy steps:

  1. Launch Pokémon Sword & Shield and head to the main menu.
  2. Click on the "Mystery Gift" tab.
  3. Click "Get with code/password."
  4. Enter the code and follow the steps on the screen.

You can acquire Mystery Gift codes for Pokémon Sword & Shield in multiple ways without needing a redeem code. Within the Mystery Gifts feature, click "get via internet" to receive an active Mystery Gift to claim.

Another way is through the "via local communication" option, codes you can obtain from in-person events (usually at local game stores) or pre-order and special game edition purchases. Often, rare or Shiny Pokémon will be distributed at certain retailers but will require players to travel to these locations to receive the Mystery Gift code.