List of internet event Pokémon distributions (Generation VIII)

This is a reverse-chronological list of event Pokémon distributions that were given away via the internet or through battle stadium rewards to Pokémon games in Generation VIII. An active subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is not required to claim Mystery Gifts on Nintendo Switch games.

List of event Pokémon

2022 International Challenge Shiny Galarian legendary birds

These Shiny Galarian Form of legendary birds Pokémon are set to be distributed to players who participate in a series of battle stadium tournaments. Players need to complete a minimum of 3 battles within a given tournament to receive the respective participation reward. The trainer names of these Pokémon reference the location that they patrol in the wild: Zapdos in the Wild Area, Moltres in the Isle of Armor and Articuno in the Crown Tundra.

  • Players who participate at "2022 International Challenge February" can receive Shiny Galarian Articuno.
    • The signup period ran from February 3 to 17, 2022 (UTC)
    • The tournament ran from February 18 - 20, 2022 (UTC)
    • Articuno claimable from February 21, 2022 (UTC)
  • Players who participate at "2022 International Challenge March" can receive Shiny Galarian Zapdos.
    • The signup period ran from February 24 to March 10, 2022 (UTC)
    • The tournament ran from March 11 - 13, 2022 (UTC)
    • Zapdos claimable from March 14, 2022 (UTC)
  • Players who participate at "2022 International Challenge April" can receive Shiny Galarian Moltres.
    • The signup period ran from March 31 to April 14, 2022 (UTC)
    • The tournament ran from April 15 - 17, 2022 (UTC)
    • Moltres claimable from April 18, 2022 (UTC)

Isle of Armor's Shiny Galarian Moltres

#146  Moltres
Galarian Form
   
  Level 70  
Type:
Dark Flying
Ability: Berserk
Held item: None
ID: 220415
OT: Armor
Rüstung
Isolarmure
Armadura
I. Armatura
ヨロイ
갑옷섬
铠甲
鎧甲
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Fiery Wrath
Dark Special
Hurricane
Flying Special
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Battle Stadium Rewards online April 18, 2022
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Shiny Moltres Gift
You got Moltres!

Wild Area's Shiny Galarian Zapdos

#145  Zapdos
Galarian Form
   
  Level 70  
Type:
Fighting Flying
Ability: Defiant
Held item: None
ID: 220311
OT: Wild
Natur
Sauvage
Silvestre
T. Selvagg
ワイルド
와일드에리어
旷野
曠野
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Thunderous Kick
Fighting Physical
Drill Peck
Flying Physical
Reversal
Fighting Physical
Focus Energy
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Battle Stadium Rewards online March 14, 2022
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Shiny Zapdos Gift
You got Zapdos!

Crown Tundra's Shiny Galarian Articuno

#144  Articuno
Galarian Form
   
  Level 70  
Type:
Psychic Flying
Ability: Competitive
Held item: None
ID: 220218
OT: Crown
Krone
Couronneige
Corona
L. Corona
カンムリ
왕관설원
王冠
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Freezing Glare
Psychic Special
Hurricane
Flying Special
Psycho Cut
Psychic Physical
Psycho Shift
Psychic Status
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Battle Stadium Rewards online February 21, 2022
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Shiny Articuno Gift
You got Articuno!

Manaphy Egg

This Manaphy Egg was distributed to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players in commemoration of its release. It was distributed from November 19, 2021 to February 21, 2022.

#490  Manaphy  
  Level 1  
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability: Hydration
Held item: None
ID: (Hatcher's)
OT: (Hatcher's)
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Tail Glow
Bug Status
Water Gun
Water Special
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
BDSP Internet online November 19, 2021 to February 21, 2022
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
Date received for the Egg is the date on the system when the gift is recieved.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution


Manaphy Egg Gift
Here's what you got:
a Manaphy Egg!

Gigantamax Factor Pokémon

These Gigantamax Factor Bulbasaur and Squirtle were released in conjunction of the release of version 1.4.0 for the mobile version of Pokémon HOME. They were available from June 17 to 30, 2021 and have 30 IVs in all their stats. A near-identical distribution was held in Pokémon HOME at the same time.

Bulbasaur

#001  Bulbasaur    
  Level 14  
Type:
Grass Poison
Ability: Overgrow
Held item: None
ID: 210601
OT: HOME
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Bold
Ribbon:   Premier Ribbon
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
Growth
Normal Status
Leech Seed
Grass Status
Razor Leaf
Grass Physical
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet online June 17 to 30, 2021
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Bulbasaur Gift
You got Bulbasaur!

Squirtle

#007  Squirtle    
  Level 14  
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability: Torrent
Held item: None
ID: 210601
OT: HOME
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Modest
Ribbon:   Premier Ribbon
Water Gun
Water Special
Withdraw
Water Status
Rapid Spin
Normal Physical
Bite
Dark Physical
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet online June 17 to 30, 2021
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Squirtle Gift
You got Squirtle!

KIBO's Pikachu

This Pikachu was released during the offical Pokémon stream of the first sunrise of the year 2021, as seen from the International Space Station. Its OT is named after the Japanese ISS Module KIBO. It was available from December 31, 2020 to January 15, 2021.

#025  Pikachu  
  Level 21  
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item:   Comet Shard
ID: 210101
OT: KIBO
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Brave
Ribbon:   Special Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Swift
Normal Special
Wish
Normal Status
Celebrate
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet online December 31, 2020 to January 15, 2021
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

KIBO's Pikachu Gift
You got Pikachu!

Hidden Ability Galarian Pokémon

These Galarian Pokémon with their Hidden Abilities were distributed in the weeks before the release of the first part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass; The Isle of Armor. Each Pokémon distribution was also complemented with a separate item distribution. Each distribution lasted exactly a week, with the event changing Thursday at 5:00 PM PDT, except for the Meowth, which ended the day before the release of the expansion.

Galarian Meowth

#052  Meowth
Galarian Form
 /
  Level 15  
Type:
Steel Unknown
Ability: Unnerve
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Fake Out
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Hone Claws
Dark Status
Pay Day
Normal Physical
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet online June 11 to 16, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Hidden Ability Meowth Gift
You got Meowth!

Galarian Corsola

#222  Corsola
Galarian Form
 /
  Level 15  
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability: Cursed Body
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Tackle
Normal Physical
Astonish
Ghost Physical
Disable
Normal Status
Spite
Ghost Status
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet online June 4 to 11, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Hidden Ability Corsola Gift
You got Corsola!

Galarian Ponyta

#077  Ponyta
Galarian Form
 /
  Level 15  
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability: Anticipation
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Confusion
Psychic Special
Fairy Wind
Fairy Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet online May 28 to June 4, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Hidden Ability Ponyta Gift
You got Ponyta!

Galarian Mr. Mime

#122  Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 /
  Level 15  
Type:
Ice Psychic
Ability: Ice Body
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Copycat
Normal Status
Encore
Normal Status
Ice Shard
Ice Physical
Confusion
Psychic Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet online May 21 to 28, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Hidden Ability Mr. Mime Gift
You got Mr. Mime!

Gigantamax Meowth

 
The booklet with the instructions to obtain Meowth

This Meowth with a Gigantamax Factor could be received in Pokémon Sword and Shield via Mystery Gift from November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020. This Meowth has a special G-Max Move called G-Max Gold Rush and cannot evolve into Persian.

#052  Meowth    /
  Level 5  
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability: Pickup
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Fake Out
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Slash
Normal Physical
Pay Day
Normal Physical
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Internet online November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Gigantamax Meowth Gift
You got Meowth!

See also


Event distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Local
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen II • Gen III (RSFRLGEOrre) • Gen IV (DP ​• Pt ​• HGSS) • Gen V (BWB2W2)
Gen VI (XYORAS) • Gen VII (SMUSUMPE) • Gen VIII (SwShBDSPLA)
Gift PokémonWild Pokémon (Roaming Pokémon) • In-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VIIGen VIII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIII
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes