Back in May, The Pokemon Company began distributing a free Shiny Pikachu and Shiny Eevee for the Pokemon: Let’s Go games on Switch. If you’ve yet to claim one, however, your time to do so is running out. The distribution is set to end this Sunday, June 23, making this your last opportunity to add the free Shiny Pokemon to your collection.
To claim the Pokemon, you’ll first need to download the free Pokemon Pass app on your smartphone. You can grab it from Google Play or the App Store. Once the app has been installed, you’ll need to visit a participating Target store, then find a sign with a QR code for the free Pokemon in the toy aisle. Scan the code using the Pokemon Pass app and you’ll receive a serial code that you can then input in the Let’s Go games.
The Pokemon you’ll receive will be the opposite of the version you own, so you’ll get a Shiny Eevee in Let’s Go Pikachu, and a Shiny Pikachu in Let’s Go Eevee. Each Pokemon comes at level 10 and knows the following movesets:
- Double Kick
- Double Team
- Iron Tail
- Helping Hand
Once you’ve gotten a serial code from Target, fire up your copy of Let’s Go and select the Mystery Gift option from the game’s main menu. Choose the option to receive your gift with a code/password, then the serial code and the free Pikachu or Eevee will be downloaded into your game. You can find step-by-step directions in our guide on how to get your free Shiny Pikachu or Eevee.
Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee are available now on Nintendo Switch, but those aren’t the only Pokemon RPGs coming to the console. A new pair of Pokemon games, Pokemon Sword and Shield, are set to launch on the system on November 15. We learned a lot more details about the titles at E3 2019; we got our first look at their new Dynamax mechanic and learned how Max Raid Battles work. You can read more about the games in our Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order guide.
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