The Pokemon Company is giving away a few more free gifts in Pokemon Sword and Shield. For a limited time, you can claim a handful of rare Poke Balls via Mystery Gift. What’s special about these Poke Balls is that there is normally only one of each in the games, making this is a good opportunity to add another to your inventory.
The free Poke Balls will be available through January 15, so you have until then to claim them. There are three codes to input, each of which will net you a different trio of Poke Balls. You can see the codes and their corresponding gifts below.
|K0UN1NMASC0T||1 Fast Ball, 1 Moon Ball, 1 Level Ball|
|1YAHAYA||1 Heavy Ball, 1 Lure Ball, 1 Beast Ball|
|0KUGAFUKA1B0RU||1 Love Ball, 1 Dream Ball, 1 Friend Ball|
Unlike standard Poke Balls, these all have special characteristics that make them more effective for catching certain kinds of Pokemon. You can see what each Poke Ball’s effects are below.
|Beast Ball||Has a high success rate against Ultra Beasts but a low success rate against other Pokemon|
|Dream Ball||Better at catching sleeping Pokemon|
|Fast Ball||Better at catching Pokemon that flee|
|Friend Ball||Makes the Pokemon you catch more friendly toward you|
|Heavy Ball||Better at catching heavy Pokemon|
|Level Ball||Better at catching lower level Pokemon|
|Love Ball||Better at catching Pokemon that are the opposite gender of yours|
|Lure Ball||Better at catching Pokemon you fish up|
|Moon Ball||Better at catching Pokemon that evolve by Moon Stone|
To receive the Poke Balls, you’ll first need to fire up your copy of Sword or Shield and then follow the steps below to redeem the download codes:
- Select Mystery Gift from the menu screen
- Select Get a Mystery Gift
- Select Get Gift via Code/Password
- Follow the prompts to connect online
- Input the download code when prompted
Be sure to also thank the Ball Guy for this generous Christmas gift.
These aren’t the only freebies available in Sword and Shield right now. You still have time to claim a free Gigantamax Meowth via Mystery Gift. The special Pokemon will only be available until January 15. Players who have save data from Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee on their Switch will also be able to get a free Gigantamax Pikachu or Eevee at the Wild Area station.
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