A new limited-time Pokémon Sword and Shield distribution event has been announced

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It’s been another exciting week for the Pokémon series – revealing new information about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. We’ve seen more new ‘mon, discovered a little more about the new Paldea region, and discovered that you can tackle gyms in any order.

Before this new adventure launches later this year, Game Freak and The Pokémon Company are hosting another limited-time distribution event in their original Switch outing Pokémon Sword and Shield. This one is slightly different from the recent.

As highlighted by Serebii.net, Trainers can unlock Ash’s entire team – consisting of Dracovish, Dragonite, Gengar, Sirfetch’d, and Lucario. With codes that will be distributed from August 12.

A ‘World Cap Pikachu’ will also be handed out on August 11.

Although this event is scheduled for Japan, Serebii.net webmaster Joe Merrick has confirmed that the codes will work outside of this region. So we should have no problems cashing them in here in the west. Here’s the schematic (note: each one is level 80):

Dracovish – August 12
Dragonite – August 26
Gangs – September 2
Sirfetch’d – September 9th
Lucario – September 16

We’ll update this post when this distribution event goes live. Do you still play Sword and Shield regularly? Leave a comment below. And check out all previous code distributions for Sword and Shield in our full guide.

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