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[Last Chance] Pokemon Sword / Shield: Free Galarian Mr. Mime Available For A Limited Time

The Pokemon Company is distributing a handful of Galarian Pokemon with their Hidden Abilities to help players prepare for the upcoming Isle of Armor expansion.


Pokemon Sword and Shield's first expansion, Isle of Armor, launches next month, and The Pokemon Company is celebrating by giving away a handful of free Pokemon. Over the next few weeks, you'll be able to claim a Galarian form with its Hidden Ability, starting with Galarian Mr. Mime.

From May 22-28, you can download the free Mr. Mime via Mystery Gift. This Mr. Mime has the Ice Body Ability, which allows it to restore a little health every turn during hail. Alongside the Pokemon, you'll also receive a handful of rare Poke Balls, specifically one Lure Ball, Moon Ball, Heavy Ball, and Dream Ball.

To claim the free gifts, go through the following steps:

  • Select Mystery Gift from the menu
  • Select Get a Gift
  • Select the Get via the internet option
  • Follow the prompts to connect online and download the Pokemon

After the Mr. Mime distribution ends, The Pokemon Company will give out three more Galarian Pokemon along with other helpful items. You can see the distribution schedule below.

Free Pokemon Distribution Schedule

DateFree PokemonAdditional Gifts
May 29 - June 4Galarian Ponyta w/Anticipation1 Level Ball, 1 Fast Ball, 1 Love Ball, 1 Beast Ball
June 5 - June 11Galarian Corsola w/Cursed BodySweet Apple, Tart Apple, Chipped Pot, Cracked Pot, Sachet, Whipped Dream
June 12Galarian Meowth w/Unnerve100 Exp. Candies L, 50 Big Nuggets

Isle of Armor launches sometime in June and is the first of two paid DLC expansions being released for Pokemon Sword and Shield this year. This one takes players to the eponymous Isle of Armor, where they'll train under a former Pokemon League champion named Mustard and receive the new Legendary Pokemon Kubfu.

The second expansion, The Crown Tundra, is slated to launch sometime this fall. This one is set in an arctic region and likewise introduces a variety of new Pokemon to games, including a new Legendary named Calyrex. The expansion will also add a new co-op gameplay feature that lets you explore Pokemon dens with other players.

In the meantime, the previously exclusive Gigantamax Eevee is appearing in Max Raid battles until May 25. Previously, the only way to get one was if you had save data for Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee on your Switch. Another previously exclusive Pokemon, Gigantamax Meowth, will appear in Max Raids for a limited time after the Gigantamax Eevee event ends.

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