Update 2 (Tue 30th Jun, 2020 6:10 BST): The Pokémon HOME service is now back online. You should now be able to boot up your mobile version of HOME. and redeem Shiny Zeraora. You can also claim a Sword and Shield code for Armorite Ore.
Update (Tue 30th Jun, 2020 04:10 BST): HOME is currently undergoing maintenance. Here's the message you'll receive if you boot up the service right now:
Currently undergoing emergency maintenance. Please wait until maintenance is completed. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Original story (Tue 30th Jun, 2020 01:55 BST): If you're currently trying to claim your Shiny Zeraora on the Nintendo Switch or mobile version of Pokémon HOME and keep getting hit with an error code, you're not alone. We've even been trying on our end and have had no luck so far.
The servers have apparently been overloaded due to the sheer amount of trainers trying to log on at the same time. All sorts of error codes seem to be popping up - so you might want to hold off for a bit until the situation is resolved and traffic clears.
To be eligible for Shiny Zeraora, you had to participate in the most recent Max Raid Battle celebrating the launch of the Isle of Armor DLC in Pokémon Sword and Shield. One other odd but the necessary requirement was to also move a Pokémon between Sword and Shield and Pokémon HOME while the event was taking place.
Have you had any luck claiming your Shiny Zeraora? Are you still receiving error codes? Leave a comment down below.
If you can't keep the demand for Zeraora, why did you do it Game Freak?????
Edit: The app wont let me in >.<
I hope this means they won't bother with trying to distribute something like this via Pokemon Home anymore. The main game's Mystery Gift functionality works just fine, so why not just use that?
...but I'm sure they will do it again anyway, as a means to push people to download Home.
Well who can blame them? I don't even have the non shiny one.
@Northwind Hah! same!
They made the mistake releasing around the world on the same day and time when they should have done it sparatic
Once again, they’re failing to meet demand by creating artificial shortages which scalpers will take advantage of. I look forward to seeing people sell it for ridiculous prices. /endjoke
What did they expect was going to happen? We had to reach over 1 Million defeats for Zeraora! That’s a lot of people; those who actually participated and those who are just taking advantage of the event. So many people are going to have Zeraora that it won’t even be a cool or unique Pokémon to have.
@ChenoaRane well said.
they are undergoing maintenance right now so should be fix soon.
And the new raids are crashing the switch games too
Edit: that’s fixed now
Not sure if its due to server overload.
Apparently the zeraora event comes with armorite ore, but rumor is they messed up and it was different a different type of ore that crashes the game instead. (there's crown tundra item content in the datamines so they might've slipped the wrong ore for the wrong DLC distribution.)
Would make sense for them to disable the servers early on discovery.
question: do you need the mobile app or can you claim directly from Home on Switch?
also this article forgot to mention is that a certain ore from the tundra pack isnt suppose to be in this somehow it did and its causing sword and shield to crash from den raids cause of that item.
Yay that one max raid i did made a difference
funny how smash update was no problem joker crashed it last year, pokemon idiots.
12:30 AM - Still under maintenance
I want my Zeraora!! And I really don't care if everyone gets one and didn't participate in the raids. I did. But eventually, I just want my Pokémon 😄
1 AM and it is up
Sooooo I couldn’t download the app to transfer the Pokémon to the damn home and now I can’t even get the Pokémon. So how does the solve that? Because I promise I’m not the only one
Ya it wouldnt let me even DL the home app at all during the event so I couldn't do any of that and I did do the raid many time so this is freaking bullsh*t
Just need to borrow a game from somewhere to do my home transfer to get it
@TheLightSpirit working its up now
I haven't been trying nonstop, but just a few minutes ago I was able to get mine!
@Archius9 how do you have home and not sword and shield? no sense!
I had no issues when I did it this morning. :/
The problem probably was real but it's already been resolved.
Oh wait, on Nintendolife we are supposed to only say bad things about Pokemon... umm it's lame that people hack the game and GF should really find a way to stop that. Because it's totally GF's fault that people cheat.
@ILickUrToe not anymore
@graysoncharles well unlike you some trainers have 30 mews from 5 games before sword and shield, and pokeplus was $20 for black friday.
@legendcoworker it was gamestop in november of 2018. thats your fault.
@Supadav03 you need the app and you need to move a pokemon from game to home by july 6
@NintendoPok I use Home to store all my Mon from Bank and have been using the GTS to complete my Shiny Living Dex. I thought Sword was garbage and I got rid ages ago
Okay one question, I know transferring between Sword and Shield is needed, but does transferring from one of the Let's Go games work as well?
Did anyone get the box cause whenever I enter the code, it keeps saying incorrect code entered
I have it but now can't play with it.it keep saying can't battle due to Pokemon in party
Can anyone confirm what the code in the Gift section? Is this is item from Tundra we shouldn't have? Or is it the Amorite Ore?
Where do you enter the code?
So many questions and I am just a old gamer trying to keep up with everything!
@NintendoPok So you need the mobile app? Or is having the Switch version of the app enough?
JOIN NOW I WAS ABLE TO CLAIM IT!!!!
Nice Pokemon, Funny that you can't use in Raids, shame
So i can log on to pokemon home but it leaves a error 40409 when trying to collect zeraora form gift box i tired going online to find info on the code but nothing pops up what do i do now just wait for gamefreak to fix an issue on c a code with no information on it?
Hm my Home launches, but no 'mon? I definitely did the raid a few times and transferred a Pokemon to Home.
I don't understand why the distribution isn't via Mystery Gift, the existing distribution tool? I mean I get that it forces people to try another service, but really Pokemon Company? I just bought an expansion, why should I be downloading another app in order to participate in the expansion celebration? BACK IN MY DAY you just had to bring your DS to the bench outside of Game Stop to get your specials...
QUESTION: I feel like I have read conflicting information about claiming your shiny Zeraora. Do you or do you not have to have taken part in a Max Raid Battle with Zeraora in order to claim it? Thank you!
@TheLightSpirit Thanks! I did that, but for some reason, I am still not seeing it come up. I’ll try again in the AM.
@TheLightSpirit most definitely do I agree there with the shiny ones. They were challenged, for a while, even with me for some time, excited to both see and fight one. But with time when you're against the same issues, that annoyance is a definite certainty. And even I couldn't drop a shiny one. To even showcase them like so kinda lacked sense considering how unnecessarily difficult they were, but silencing the non-shiny ones weren't an issue to many?
Home wont load up my save file for some reasons, just keeps crashing at that point. I have uninstalled, reinstalled, deleted hom sav, ec but still no luck!
*Raid participation was not necessary. Only the transfer of a pkmn to/from home.
@Octorok385 i 'member too. But times change friend. Get used to it.
The first den I joined was a shiny and I wasn't allowed to catch it. Now I got mine! I think this is my 200th shiny! I'm always shiny hunting on twitch if you ever want to trade - skysolace69
@Archius9 so youre going to pay $15.99 a year for pokemon you cant access? that makes a lot of sense. its like saying you want a ham sandwich with no ham......Zero sense.
@NintendoPok i pay £20 a year for NSO that I don’t use so what’s the difference. It’s such a small amount of money and I like having my shiny living Dex and 300 Deoxys ha
@Kysezin Hello. I also have this error code. Have you’ve been able to fix it? Also, do you happen to have both games linked to your Home account? I’m trying to figure out what causes it.
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