Shiny Zacian Zamazenta

The Pokémon Company has announced that Japanese Sword and Shield players will soon be able to get their hands on a shiny Zacian and Zamazenta for the very first time.

Previously, the shiny Zacian and Zamazenta rollout had only been confirmed for South Korea, where fans who pre-order Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will be eligible to receive a code for the special Pokémon. With a Japanese distribution now also confirmed, there's certainly more hope that players all around the world will eventually be treated to the elusive pair, too.

For Japanese players, the distribution will be taking place at video game stores nationwide later this month. Fans will be required to take their Switch consoles in-store and show staff their home menu from 22nd October, showing off the icons for either Pokémon Sword or Shield. Then, staff will reward those players with codes that can be used to download either a shiny Zacian or a shiny Zamazenta.

Sword Shield
Image: The Pokémon Company

Maybe if we all cross our fingers at the same time, The Pokémon Company will announce a western distribution, too. Ready? Go!