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Roundup of worldwide Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta distributions - Gamestop stores to distribute code cards in North America

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The Shiny Zacian and Zamazenta serial codes distribution, announced for Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and several Southeast Asian countries earlier this month, has now also been confirmed for distribution in several areas worldwide.

The codes let you receive Shiny Zamazenta in Pokémon Sword and Shiny Zacian in Pokémon Shield. Only 1 Zacian and 1 Zamazenta can be claimed per game. They are being distributed 1 per customer, while supplies last, with no purchase necessary.

The serial codes for Asian countries can be redeemed in-game until November 25, 2021, while the serial codes for other countries worldwide can be redeemed until December 31, 2021, February 12, 2022, and/or February 22, 2022. (See link for when each codes expire)

These are both Pokémon's statistics:

Shiny Zamazenta
Level 100
Type: Fighting
Ability: Dauntless Shield
Held item: Rusted Shield
Nature: Adamant
Moves: Iron Head, Close Combat, Iron Defense, and Wide Guard

Shiny Zacian
Level 100
Type: Fairy
Ability: Intrepid Sword
Held item: Rusted Sword
Nature: Adamant
Moves: Iron Head, Play Rough, Swords Dance, and Sacred Sword

The following are a list of stores that will be distributing the codes. This list will be updated periodically as we receive more news of distributions in other stores and countries. (Note: This list only includes stores with official announcement or source)

US - Gamestop (in-store)
Shiny Zacian: October 22 – November 11
Shiny Zamazenta: November 12 – November 26

Canada - Gamestop (in-store)
Shiny Zacian: October 22 – November 4
Shiny Zamazenta: November 5 – November 18

Japan - Various video games stores (in-store)
October 22 – (While stock lasts)

Australia (in-store and online)
November 19 – (While stock lasts) (NEW!)

October 22 – November 18
Hong Kong
South Africa
  • GAME (in-store and online)
The Netherlands
The Philippines
United Kingdom
  • GAME (in-store and online)
South Korea - Various video games stores (in-store)
Both: November 19 – (While stock lasts)
Requires pre-order of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and/or Shining Pearl

To claim your in-game gift, follow these steps:
  1. Launch Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield from the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu.
  2. Press the X button during gameplay to access the in-game menu.
  3. Select MYSTERY GIFT.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get with Code/Password.
  6. Enter your code or password and select OK.
  7. Select Shiny Zacian Gift or Shiny Zamazenta Gift.
  8. Be sure to save your game after receiving your gift.
(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.)


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