List of event Pokémon distributions in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

This is a reverse-chronological list of event Pokémon distributions that were given away via the mystery gift functions to Pokémon games in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. A subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is not required to claim Mystery Gifts on Nintendo Switch games.

Serial "codes" are one-time use codes. "Passwords" are codes that can be used by any number of people, but are usually limited to one redemption per save file.

Events redeemed in Legends: Arceus have unique characteristics unique to the game environment of these games, these events cannot be claimed by other games of the same generation. Transferability of Pokémon to other games is limited by the availability of the Pokémon in said game.

List of event Pokémon

Otsukimi Clefairy

 
Otsukimi Pippi camapign logo

This Clefairy was distributed via serial code to players of all Generation VIII games at the Pokémon Centers in Japan from September 3 to 11, 2022 as part of the おつきみピッピ (Otsukimi Pippi) marketing campaign in commemoration of the Otsukimi festival in Japan. A pamphlet with three serial codes could be obtained during the distribution period, but in order to obtain it, the recipient must imitate the move Metronome. The codes are single-use; one of the codes on the pamphlet is valid for Sword and Shield, the second is for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and the last is for Legends: Arceus. The codes expired on September 30, 2022.

A bug involving Clefairy's nickname occurs if the serial code is redeemed on a Korean language game. Clefairy's origin language will be set to Japanese, but it is set to have no nickname, causing the game to assign it Clefairy's species name in Korean. Since its nickname contains characters not present in the font used for Japanese text, Clefairy's nickname will display as "??" when redeemed in this language.

Due to a printing issue, the code cards only had the randomised 12 digit serial code and omitted the 4 character prefix. For the third Legends: Arceus code the prefix J258 should be used before inputting the remaining 12 character code.

Wonder Card 151 | おつきみ22's Clefairy Gift
#0035  Clefairy    
  Level 15  
Type:
   
Ability*: Cute Charm
Held item: None
ID: 220910
OT: おつきみ22
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Modest
Ribbon*:   Classic Ribbon
Swift
 Normal  
Moonblast
 Fairy  
Zen Headbutt
 Psychic  
Shadow Ball
 Ghost  
Games Method Location Duration
LA Serial Code hide September 3 to 30, 2022
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Hisui's Hisuian Growlithe

This Pokémon was distributed to players in South Korea who bought the Video-on-Demand access to Pokémon W: Arceus, the One Called God between July 21 and August 10, 2022. The codes were distributed to players on August 18, 2022, and expire on October 31, 2022 at 23:59 KST.

Wonder Card 1203 | Growlithe (Hisuian Form) Gift
#0058  Growlithe
Hisuian Form
   
  Level 30  
Type:
   
Ability*: Intimidate
Held item: None
ID: 220721
OT: Hisui
ヒスイ
히스이
翠洗
Met: the Pokémon animated show (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon*:   Classic Ribbon
Fire Fang
 Fire  
Rock Slide
 Rock  
Rock Smash
 Fighting  
Crunch
 Dark  
Games Method Location Duration
LA Serial Code hide August 18 to October 31, 2022
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Dawn's Piplup

These Piplup were distributed via serial code to players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus through the online Pokémon Center Store in the Republic of Korea. From May 9 to 23, 2022, Players who spent ₩35,000 on products in the online store would receive one code and one movie ticket to a screening of Giratina and the Sky Warrior, while players who spent ₩60,000 would receive two codes and two movie tickets. The codes are shared between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, meaning the same code could be redeemed on either game. The codes could be redeemed between June 1 and July 31, 2022.

Wonder Card 1202 | 빛나's Piplup Gift
#0393  Piplup (팽도리)    
  Level 50  
Type:
   
Ability*: Torrent
Held item: None
ID: 220601
OT: 빛나
Met: a Pokémon Movie (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon*:   Wishing Ribbon
Liquidation
 Water  
Bubble
 Water  
Water Pulse
 Water  
Aerial Ace
 Flying  
Games Method Location Duration
LA Serial Code hide June 1 to July 31, 2022
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Ten'i Village Regigigas

These Regigigas were distributed via serial code to players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the South Korean screening of Giratina and the Sky Warrior from June 1 to July 31, 2022. The serial codes are shared between the aforementioned games. Unlike most Korean movie distributions, it was only possible to redeem one Regigigas per save file.

Wonder Card 1201 | 전이마을's Regigigas Gift
#0486  Regigigas (레지기가스)  
  Level 100  
Type:
   
Ability*: Slow Start
Held item: None
ID: 220601
OT: 전이마을
Met: a Pokémon Movie (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon*:   Wishing Ribbon
Iron Head
 Steel  
Rock Slide
 Rock  
Icy Wind
 Ice  
Crush Grip
 Normal  
Games Method Location Duration
LA Serial Code hide June 1 to July 31, 2022
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Teresa Roca's Hisuian Growlithe

Two codes, one for 20 Feather Balls and another for a Hisuian Growlithe, were distributed to promote the Brilliant Stars set of the Pokémon TCG at various locations in select countries between February 25 and April 4, 2022. These codes expired at 06:59 (UTC) on June 1, 2022. If redeemed in an Asian language game (Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese), this Hisuian Growlithe redeemed with English language tags instead.

A bug involving Growlithe's nickname occurs if the serial code is redeemed on a Korean game. Growlithe's origin language will be set to English, but it is set to have no nickname, causing the game to assign it Growlithe's species name in Korean. Since its nickname contains characters not present in the font used for English text, Growlithe's nickname will display as "??".

Wonder Card 801 | Scout Pokémon Growlithe Gift
#0058  Growlithe
Hisuian Form
  /    
  Level 26  
Type:
   
Ability*: Justified
Held item: None
ID: 270222
OT: Teresa Roca
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon*:   Classic Ribbon
Play Rough
 Fairy  
Bite
 Dark  
Fire Fang
 Fire  
Rock Slide
 Rock  
Games Method Location Duration
LA Serial Code hide February 25 to June 1, 2022
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is either English, German, French, Spanish or Italian in origin, depending on the language of the game.
Serial Code locations and dates
Country Location Code Distribution Dates
Austria GameStop online and stores March 4 to April 4, 2022
Belgium Game Mania online and stores March 4 to April 4, 2022
Canada GameStop stores February 25 to March 12, 2022
France Micromania-Zing online and stores March 4 to April 4, 2022
Germany GameStop online and stores March 4 to April 4, 2022
Italy GameStop online and stores March 4 to April 4, 2022
Ireland GameStop online and stores March 4 to April 4, 2022
Netherlands Game Mania online and stores March 4 to April 4, 2022
Spain GAME online and stores March 4 to April 4, 2022
Switzerland GameStop online and stores March 4 to April 4, 2022
United Kingdom GAME online and stores March 4 to April 4, 2022
United States GameStop stores February 25 to March 12, 2022

Project Pochama Pocha Marche Piplup

These Piplup were distributed via serial code to players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the Pokémon Centers in Japan from February 5 to 24, 2022 during the "Pocha Marche" promotion for some limited edition Piplup themed merchandise available in select stores as part of the larger プロジェクトポッチャマ (Project Pochama) marketing campaign. A pamphlet with two serial codes could be obtained by telling a store employee the phrase "Pochama Daisuki" during the distribution period. The codes are single-use, one of the codes on the pamphlet is valid for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, while the other is valid for Legends: Arceus. These Piplup have 20 IVs in every stat except for Special Defense, which is set at 28.

Wonder Card 301 | プロポチャ's Piplup Gift
#0393  Piplup    
  Level 15  
Type:
   
Ability*: Defiant
Held item: None
ID: 220205
OT: プロポチャ
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon*:   Classic Ribbon
Bubble
 Water  
Baby-Doll Eyes
 Fairy  
Roost
 Flying  
Double-Edge
 Normal  
Games Method Location Duration
LA Serial Code hide February 5, 2022 to February 28, 2023
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
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.

Pokémon Center Birthday Happiny

This Happiny was distributed via serial code to players of all Generation VIII games at Pokémon Center stores across Japan and Singapore if they visited during the month of their birthday, but only if they provided proof of their date of birth and their Nintendo Switch. The codes were distributed from November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022. Players could use these codes in Pokémon Sword, Shield, Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, or Legends: Arceus; the codes were single use, but valid in any of the aforementioned games. This Pokémon has Japanese tags unless redeemed in an English game.

Wonder Card 138 | Happy Birthday!
#0440  Happiny (Happiny / ピンプク)    
  Level 5  
Type:
   
Ability*: Friend Guard
Held item: None
ID: 211101
OT: Poké Center
ポケセン
Met: a Pokémon Center (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon*:   Birthday Ribbon
Baby-Doll Eyes
 Fairy  
Draining Kiss
 Fairy  
Soft-Boiled
 Normal  
Rest
 Psychic  
Games Method Location Duration
LA Serial Code hide January 28, 2022 to January 31, 2023
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is either English or Japanese in origin, depending on the language of the game.

References



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: PE
Generation VIII: SwShBDSPLA
Trading
Generation IX: SV
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Other groupings: Movie events10th AnniversaryTanabataUndistributed
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen II • Gen III (RSFRLGEColosseum/XD) • Gen IV (DP ​• Pt ​• HGSS) • Gen V (BWB2W2)
Gen VI (XYORAS) • Gen VII (SMUSUMPE) • Gen VIII (SwShBDSPLA) • Gen IX (SV)
Gift Pokémon (Eggs) • Wild Pokémon (Roaming Pokémon) • In-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VII
Gen VIII (Wild Area News) • Gen IX (Poké Portal News)
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIIIGen IX (Game-based)
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes