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New Pokemon Sword & Shield Freebies Available Right Now

Another free Bottle Cap and more are up for grabs.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield developer Game Freak has been offering a regular stream of freebies for the Nintendo Switch games since their release, and now another one is up for grabs. For a limited time, you can claim a free Bottle Cap via Mystery Gift.

Bottle Caps are rare and valuable items in Sword and Shield, particularly if you intend on battling competitively. You can exchange a Bottle Cap at the Battle Tower in Wyndon to Hyper Train a Pokemon, maxing out one of its base stats.

To claim the free Bottle Cap, first select Mystery Gift from Sword and Shield's menu, then choose the option to receive your gift with a code/password. Input the code C0MPET1T10N when prompted and the Bottle Cap will be added to your inventory. You'll have until March 30 to redeem this code.

This isn't the only freebie available right now in Sword and Shield. Game Freak is also giving away 10 Heal Balls and 20 Battle Points via Mystery Gift. You can claim the former using the code G1GAGRANF1NALE and the latter with the code SUPEREFF1CACE. You can see all the other free Pokemon Sword and Shield gifts available right now in our roundup.

In other Pokemon Sword and Shield news, a new Max Raid event is underway in the games. Until February 16, you'll have a greater chance to encounter Milcery with the Gigantamax factor in Max Raids, and defeating one may net you two new kinds of Sweets as a reward. Gigantamax Toxtricity will also make its debut in Max Raids starting February 6.

Two big expansions for Sword and Shield--Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra--are on the way this year. Before then, the new Pokemon Home cloud storage service will launch for Nintendo Switch and smartphones later this month. The service will be available in free and paid tiers and allows players to store and move Pokemon between various games. You can learn more about it in our Pokemon Home FAQ.

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