Sword And Shield
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Update #4: The very last code, Ash's Lucario, is live! You can grab this Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon now until 29th September — HAD0UW0CATCH. Happy training!

Update #3: The code for Ash's Sirfetch'd is now live until 22nd September — H1SSATSUNEG1. Treat it well!

Update #3: The code for Ash's Gengar is now live until 15th September — GENNGER0GE94. Enjoy!

Update #2: The code for Ash's Dragonite is now live until 8th September — UM1N0KESH1N

Update: The code for Ash's Dracovish is now live — GANJ0UAG0882.

Original Story: It's been another exciting week for the Pokémon series — with the reveal of new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet information. We've seen more new 'mon, discovered a bit more about the new region Paldea and found out you can tackle gyms in any order.

Before this new adventure launches later this year, Game Freak and The Pokémon Company will be hosting another limited-time distribution event in their original Switch outing Pokémon Sword and Shield. This one is slightly different compared to recent ones.

As highlighted by Serebii.net, trainers will be able to unlock Ash's entire team - made up of Dracovish, Dragonite, Gengar, Sirfetch'd and Lucario. With codes to be distributed starting from August 12th.

There'll also be a distribution of a 'World Cap Pikachu' on 11th August for Japan.

Although this event is scheduled for Japan, Serebii.net webmaster Joe Merrick has confirmed the codes will work outside of this region. So we should have no issues redeeming them here in the west. Here's the schedule (note: each one is Level 80):

Dracovish - August 12th
Dragonite - August 26th
Gengar - September 2nd
Sirfetch'd - September 9th
Lucario - September 16th

We'll update this post when this distribution event goes live. Are you still playing Sword and Shield on a regular basis? Leave a comment down below. And view all of the past code distributions for Sword and Shield in our full guide.

[source serebii.net]