Gigantamax Meowth

Update (Tue 14th Jan, 2020 10:15 GMT): As a quick reminder, the Gigantamax Meowth distribution in Pokémon Sword and Shield ends on 15th January. If you've purchased the game, make sure to claim this special Pokémon via the Mystery Gift menu in-game.

Further details can be found below in our original article.

Original Article (Sun 17th Nov, 2019 02:30 GMT): To help you on your adventure in the Galar Region, there's currently a special Meowth up for grabs via the Mystery Gift option in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

This free Pokémon is an early access bonus and is available from now until 15th January next year. To obtain this limited-time pocket monster, you'll obviously need a copy of the game and access to the internet. From there, all you have to do is select the 'Get via Internet' option in the 'Mystery Gift' section of the game menu.

This isn't just any old Meowth. It's not a Galarian one, either. This is an original Kantonian one that is able to Gigantamax but can't evolve. The new move it has is G-MAX Gold Rush, which confuses all targets and earns an in-game cash bonus.

Have you claimed this special Meowth yet? Comment down below.