Pokémon Sword and Shield codes - Mystery Gifts for September 2022

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Dracovish in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
September 16, 2022: Grab Ash's Lucario with a new code set to expire at the end of the month. His Gengar is gone, but his Lucario has taken its place.

Typing in a could of Pokémon Sword and Shield codes into the ever-present Mystery Gift menu is a great way to get some cool and competitive-ready Pokémon for free. With the game still going strong as we learn more about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, using the latest Mystery Gift codes will get you a bunch of powerful Pokémon you can take with you into the new games.

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The Pokémon Sword and Shield Mystery Gift feature is nothing new. In fact, Pokémon games have used some version of the feature since the release of Gold and Silver, where players could hook the game up to their N64 console and even the handheld Pocket Pikachu device to score some freebies. Nowadays, it's all about Mystery Gift codes, and we've got a bunch below.

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All working Pokémon Sword and Shield codes - Mystery Gift codes for September 2022

Code Gift End Date
HAD0UW0CATCHAsh's LucarioSeptember 29, 2022
H1SSATSUNEG1Ash's Sirfetch'dSeptember 22, 2022

Right now, you can get Ash's Gengar if you redeem the above code before the middle of September. It's not going to hold its own against the Season 13 push of unrestricted mythicals, but it's still worth picking up.

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Expired Pokémon Sword and Shield Codes

Code Gift End Date
GENNGER0GE94Ash's GengarSeptember 15, 2022
WORLD22V1CT0RYVictini (with Classic Ribbon)August 21, 2022
GANJ0UAG0882Ash's DracovishAugust 25, 2022
EU1C2022G1FTDracovish (European International Championships)April 25, 2022
1STPTCCHAMPPorygon-Z (Pokémon Trainers Cup 2021)August 22, 2021
GL0BALCHAMP2021Charizard (Pokémon Global Exhibition)November 3, 2021
PC4F1NALSBEASTBeast BallAugust 21, 2021
V1CT0RYENG1NE25Coalossal (Players Cup Invitational)August 15, 2021
PJCS2020CHAMPTorkoal (Japan National Championships)July 19, 2021
PLAYERSCH01CEPCGold Bottle CapJuly 19, 2021
SPR1NGPA0R1Lift OrbMay 16, 2021
WPF1NALSPC3Weakness PolicyApril 26, 2021
DREAMB1GPC3Dream BallApril 12, 2021
ADVENTUREB9F12 Big Nuggets and 12 Exp. Candy XLApril 3, 2021
P25MUS1CPikachu w/ SingMarch 25, 2021
CR0WNF1NALSGalarica WreathFebruary 7, 2021
K1NP1KA1855Ash-Hat Pikachu w/ Volt TackleNovember 30, 2020
ULTRAP1KAAlola Ash-Hat Pikachu w/ Volt TackleNovember 30, 2020
P1KACHUGETAsh-Hat Pikachu w/ Volt TackleNovember 30, 2020
1CH00SEY0UMovie remake Ash-Hat Pikachu w/ Volt TackleNovember 30, 2020
P1KAADVANCEGen III Ash-Hat Pikachu w/ Volt TackleNovember 30, 2020
V0LTTACKLEP1KAAsh-Hat Pikachu w/ Volt TackleNovember 30, 2020
P1KABESTW1SHBest Wish Ash-Hat Pikachu w/ Volt TackleNovember 30, 2020
KAL0SP1KAKalos Ash-Hat Pikachu w/ Volt TackleNovember 30, 2020
K2020CHAMP10NSKing's RockSeptember 6, 2020
PKMNPLAYERSCUPPorygon2 w/ Trick RoomAugust 22, 2020
PJCS2019CHAMPGastrodon (east Sea Form - 2019 Japan Championships)August 23, 2020
TRA1NERSCUPShiny Amoonguss (2019 World Championships)August 10, 2020
PUNKR0CKTR94 - High HorsepowerMarch 30, 2020
C0MPET1T1ONBottle CapMarch 30, 2020
SUPEREFF1CACE20 BPMarch 30, 2020
KAMPFTEAM20 BPFebruary 28, 2020
G1GAGRANF1NALE10 Heal BallsFebruary 27, 2020
AREAS1LVESTRE10 Premier BallsFebruary 27, 2020
GALARBottle CapFebruary 27, 2020
0T0SH1DAMADive BallsJanuary 30, 2020
G1GANTAMAX20 BPJanuary 30, 2020
PRESENTTen Luxury BallsJanuary 30, 2020
K0UN1NMASC0TFast Ball, Moon Ball, Level BallJanuary 15, 2020
1YAHAYAHeavy Ball, Lure Ball, Beast BallJanuary 15, 2020
0KUGAFUKA1B0RUove Ball, Friend Ball, Dream BallJanuary 15, 2020

How Do I Use Pokémon Sword and Shield Codes? - Mystery Gift Menu Location

Using any Pokémon Sword and Shield codes you come across is a relatively simple process. So long as you've obtained the Pokédex in-game, you should notice the Mystery Gift button on the game's main menu - just look for that inviting present button.

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Once you're on there (and connected to the internet), just tap the Get with code/password option and type in any of the working Pokémon Sword and Shield codes above. Your reward will be dropped into your PC, bag, or party depending on the reward, and you'll be free to redeem another.

Another thing that's worth noting here is that the first Mystery Gift option "Get via Internet" is for event-specific items that don't require Pokémon Sword and Shield codes at all. These typically run during tournaments or other big events (like a movie premiere), but it doesn't hurt to check it once in a while to make sure you're not missing out on anything.

The other, 'via local communication' isn't for trading with friends, but for when Mystery Gift items are being distributed at in-person events. Not many of these tend to happen outside of Japan these days, but they used to be the primary method back before most Pokémon games had internet capabilities.

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With the run-up to the Pokémon World Championships now fully underway, expect new Pokémon Sword and Shield codes to drop at each major event. You can keep track of those over at the Play! Pokémon events page. Until Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are released, codes will continue to release for Pokémon Sword and Shield instead.