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Update: We've included a few more retailers in the list below!


Generation IX might be on the horizon, but Pokémon Trainers across the world are still busy catching and battling 'em all in Pokémon Sword & Shield, and it looks like Europe, in particular, will need to head back to Galar again to get some new Pokémon added to their 'dex.

Serebii has shared details of a brand new distribution event taking place across Europe. Starting tomorrow, 9th September, and ending on 30th September, Sword & Shield Trainers will be able to get codes for three Mythical Pokémon — Genesect, Volcanion, and Marshadow.

All three Pokémon can be acquired at various retail stores across the continent, and don't worry, you won't need three separate bits of paper, as all three codes will be given to you on one handy card!

Details are still being revealed as to where certain countries will be able to get their codes (thanks again, Serebii!), but we'll list the retailers we know so far:

  • UK - GAME
  • France - Micromania
  • Netherlands - GameMania
  • Belgium - GameMania
  • Spain - GAME
  • Italy - GameStop
  • Ireland - GameStop
  • Germany - GameStop

That's three pretty rare Pokémon up for grabs, then! And even if you're not playing Sword & Shield, these codes might well be worth picking up so you can load them onto your game anyway — and hopefully, we'll be able to transfer these over to Scarlet & Violet.

Will you be picking up these codes? Let us know in the comments!

[source twitter.com]