The Pokemon Championships continue this weekend with the North America International, and viewers who tune in to the competition will receive a free present for Pokemon Sword and Shield.
The Pokemon Company is giving away a free Gastrodon during the North America International Championships. This Pokemon is based on the Gastrodon used by the winner of the 2022 Europe International Championships, Eric Rios.
This Gastrodon comes equipped with Leftovers -- an item that recovers a little of your Pokemon's health at the end of every turn -- and knows the moves Earth Power, Ice Beam, Yawn and Protect.
Like other freebies for the game, Gastrodon is being distributed over Mystery Gift. To claim the Pokemon, you'll need to fire up your copy of Pokemon Sword or Shield and follow these steps:
- Open the menu screen and select "Mystery Gift"
- Select "Receive a Mystery Gift"
- Select "Get with a Code/Password"
- Input ER1CSGASTR0D0N
- Save the game after receiving your gift
The Gastrodon code will only be valid until June 27, giving you only a few days to claim the Pokemon.
The North America International Championships runs June 24-26, with dedicated competitions for the video game series, Pokemon Trading Card Game, and Pokemon Go. You can find links to each stream on the official Pokemon website.
The Pokemon Company is also offering a new freebie for the Pokemon Legends: Arceus game. To commemorate the final episode of the Pokemon: Hisuian Snow animated special, players can receive a free Shiny Baneful Fox mask in the game.