Free Victini Available for Pokemon Sword and Shield This Weekend
The 2022 Pokemon World Championships are underway, and the Pokemon Company is celebrating by giving away two free Pokemon for the Pokemon Sword and Shield games.
Fans who attend the World Championships in-person in London will be able to receive a free Sinistea. This particular Pokemon comes equipped with a Moomoo Milk and knows Celebrate, a move it typically cannot learn in the games.
Even if you can’t attend in-person, you’ll still be able to receive a free Pokemon during the World Championships. The Pokemon Company is giving away the mythical Pokemon Victini via Mystery Gift. To claim the free Pokemon, fire up your copy of Sword or Shield and follow these steps:
- Press X to open the menu
- Select Mystery Gift
- Select “Get a Mystery Gift”
- Select “Get with Code/Password”
- Input W0RLD22V1CT0RY
The Victini download code will only be valid until 4:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 21, so you need to redeem it before then.
The 2022 World Championships run until Aug. 21, with dedicated competitions for Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon Go, the Pokemon Trading Card Game and more. The entire event will be streamed on Pokemon’s official YouTube and Twitch channels. You can find the full streaming schedule here.
These aren’t the only special Pokemon you can claim in Sword and Shield right now. Shiny Grimmsnarl is currently appearing in raid dens as part of the games’ latest Max Raid event. Like the Victini code, the event is set to end at 4:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 21.