List of event Pokémon distributions (Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!)

This is a reverse-chronological list of event Pokémon distributions that were given away via serial codes or the Poké Ball Plus to the games Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

While serial codes are still issued with region identifying characteristics, unlike 3DS games, there are no region locks. Every serial code will work with any valid game regardless of region or language provided the player is connected to the internet and uses a legitimate serial code during the advertised distribution period. An active subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is not required to claim Mystery Gifts on Nintendo Switch games. Although the games are capable of receiving events via the internet without a serial code, this distribution method was never used.

For Pokémon with random attributes such as Nature, this is generated upon redeeming the serial code and cannot be saved and reset for.

Serial codes are 16 characters long and do not use the letters I, O or Z. The first 4 characters (the prefix) of a code is static and corresponds to a specific distribution window. The first character of the prefix dictates the origin of the code which may be relevant in certain distributions where codes of different origins have different validity periods.

Specifically:

  • Codes that begin with E originate from Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania.
  • Codes that begin with J originate from Japan.
  • Codes that begin with K originate from South Korea.
  • Codes that begin with M originate from Pokémon movie distributions. These are usually Japanese and will allow for multiple codes to be redeemed on the same save file.
  • Codes that begin with U originate from the United States and other countries in the Americas.

List of event Pokémon

Korean Professor's Mewtwo

This Mewtwo was available via serial code to players in South Korea as a bonus for attendants of the Korean dub screening of the twenty-second movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, on September 30, 2020. The serial was redeemable from September 30 to November 30, 2020. The Mewtwo has maxed out AVs in every stat, three IVs of 31 and three IVs of 30, and a CP of 10000.

This Mewtwo is based on Mewtwo from Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a CGI remake of the first movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back. The OT of Mewtwo, "Professor", possibly refers to Dr. Fuji.

#150 Mewtwo (뮤츠)  
  Level 70  
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability*: Pressure
ID: 200930
OT: 박사
Met: a Pokémon Movie (fateful encounter)
Nature: Quiet
Psychic
Psychic Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Barrier
Psychic Status
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Games Method Location Duration
PE serial code hide online September 30 to November 30, 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 Korean in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Distribution

You got Mewtwo!
Mewtwo Gift

Pokémon Pass Mewtwo

This Mewtwo was available via serial code to players who use the app Pokémon Pass at participating Best Buy stores from November 4 to 14, 2019. The Mewtwo has maxed out AVs in every stat, and has a CP of 10000. The serial codes could be used to obtain Mewtwo from November 4, 2019 to March 5, 2020.

#150 Mewtwo  
  Level 70  
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability*: Pressure
ID: 191104
OT: Giovanni
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Amnesia
Psychic Status
Psychic
Psychic Special
Teleport
Psychic Status
Recover
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
PE serial code hide online November 4, 2019 to March 5, 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

You got Mewtwo!
Mewtwo Gift

Secret Shiny Krabby

This Shiny Krabby was available to players via serial code who pre-ordered Pokémon Sword and Shield and became members of the Pokémon Secret Club. The serial code was available from October 4, 2019 to November 14, 2019, and was redeemable until February 3, 2020. It was distributed to commemorate the registration of 100,000 members with the Pokémon Secret Club. In addition, a Krabby was placed on the Pokémon Secret Club logo, which shares the Japanese name of Krabby, クラブ.

#098 Krabby    
  Level 15  
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability*: Hyper Cutter or Shell Armor
ID: 000132
OT: ひみつ
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Crabhammer
Water Physical
Toxic
Poison Status
Facade
Normal Physical
Bubble Beam
Water Special
Games Method Location Duration
PE serial code hide online October 4, 2019 to February 3, 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

You got Krabby!
ひみつ's Krabby Gift

Giovanni's Mewtwo

This Mewtwo was available via serial code to players at the Smyths store in the United Kingdom and Germany from August 9 to September 6, 2019 and at PicWicToys stores in France starting on August 9, 2019. The Mewtwo has maxed out AVs in every stat, and has a CP of 10000. It was distributed to promote the new TCG expansion, Sun & Moon—Unified Minds.

#150 Mewtwo  
  Level 70  
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability*: Pressure
ID: 190801
OT: Giovanni
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Amnesia
Psychic Status
Psychic
Psychic Special
Teleport
Psychic Status
Recover
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
PE serial code hide online August 9, 2019 to April 30, 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

You got Mewtwo!
Mewtwo Gift

Pokémon Pass Shiny Pokémon

These Shiny Pikachu and Shiny Eevee were available via a serial code to players who use the app Pokémon Pass at participating Target stores in the United States from May 11 and June 23, 2019. Players of Let's Go, Pikachu! can receive the Eevee, while players of Let's Go, Eevee! can receive the Pikachu.

Pikachu

#025 Pikachu    /
  Level 10  
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability*: Static
ID: 190511
OT: Bullseye
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Double Kick
Fighting Physical
Double Team
Normal Status
Thunder
Electric Special
Games Method Location Duration
E serial code hide Pokémon Pass May 11 to August 29, 2019
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

You got Pikachu!
Shiny Pikachu Gift

Eevee

#133 Eevee    /
  Level 10  
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability*: Run Away or Adaptability
ID: 190511
OT: Bullseye
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Double-Edge
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Helping Hand
Normal Status
Facade
Normal Physical
Games Method Location Duration
P serial code hide Pokémon Pass May 11 to August 29, 2019
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

You got Eevee!
Shiny Eevee Gift

Pokemon Festa 2019 Shiny Pokémon

This Shiny Pikachu and Shiny Eevee were available via a serial code to players in South Korea at the Pokémon Festa 2019 at the Starfield Hanam from May 3 to 12, 2019. Players of Let's Go, Pikachu! can receive the Eevee, while players of Let's Go, Eevee! can receive the Pikachu. The serial codes can be used to from May 1 to July 31, 2019.

Pikachu

#025 Pikachu    /
  Level 10  
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability*: Static
ID: 190501
OT: 베스트프렌드
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Helping Hand
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
E serial code hide online May 1 to July 31, 2019
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 Korean in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Distribution

You got Pikachu!
Shiny Pikachu Gift

Eevee

#133 Eevee    /
  Level 10  
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability*: Run Away or Adaptability
ID: 190501
OT: 베스트프렌드
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Double-Edge
Normal Physical
Dig
Ground Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Helping Hand
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
P serial code hide online May 1 to July 31, 2019
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 Korean in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Distribution

You got Eevee!
Shiny Eevee Gift

Professor's Mewtwo

This Mewtwo was available via serial code to players in Japan as a preorder bonus for attendants of the twenty-second movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution. The serial code was available from April 12 to July 11, 2019, and was redeemable until September 30, 2019. The Mewtwo has maxed out AVs in every stat, three IVs of 31 and three IVs of 30, and a CP of 10000.

This Mewtwo is based on Mewtwo from Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a CGI remake of the first movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back. The OT of Mewtwo, "Professor", possibly refers to Dr. Fuji. The Trainer ID number is based on the premiere date of the first Pokémon movie in Japan, July 18, 1998.

#150 Mewtwo  
  Level 70  
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability*: Pressure
ID: 980718
OT: はかせ
Met: 2019 Pokémon Movie (fateful encounter)
Nature: Quiet
Psychic
Psychic Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Barrier
Psychic Status
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Games Method Location Duration
PE serial code hide online April 12 to September 30, 2019
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

You got Mewtwo!
Mewtwo Gift

Pokémon Center Birthday Chansey

This Chansey was distributed via serial code to players at Pokémon Center stores and Pokémon Stores in Japan from November 16, 2018 to November 14, 2019, if they visited during the month of their birthday, but only if they provided proof of their date of birth and Nintendo Switch. The codes expired February 29, 2020.

A bug involving Chansey's nickname occurs if the serial code is redeemed on a Korean, Traditional Chinese, or Simplified Chinese language game. Since Chansey's origin language is enforced as Japanese by the Wonder Card server but its nickname isn't enforced as Japanese, the game will generate a Pokémon whose origin language and nickname don't match typesets. This causes Chansey's nickname to be displayed as "??" when redeemed in Korean, and "???" when redeemed in Simplified or Traditional Chinese.

#113 Chansey  
  Level 1  
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability*: Natural Cure or Serene Grace
ID: 181116
OT: ポケセン
Met: a Pokémon Center (fateful encounter)
Nature: Mild
Pound
Normal Physical
Celebrate
Normal Status
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
PE serial code hide online November 16, 2018 to February 29, 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 Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Distribution

You got Chansey!
Happy Birthday!

Poké Ball Plus Mew

The Poké Ball Plus comes programmed with an internal serial code to redeem this Mew in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Despite being marketed as the Poké Ball Plus "containing" Mew, the serial code aspect means that to claim, the player must connect to the Internet through Mystery Gifts.

The serial code aspect also means that it is impossible for a single manufactured Poké Ball Plus to redeem more than one Mew, even if the Poké Ball Plus is later resold. Players that purchased multiple Poké Ball Pluses can redeem one Mew for each.

#151 Mew  
  Level 1  
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability*: Synchronize
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Poké Ball Plus (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Pound
Normal Physical
--
None None
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
PE Poké Ball Plus hide online November 16, 2018 onwards
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

You got Mew!
Mythical Pokémon Mew Gift

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