Sword Shield Distribution
Image: Nintendo Life / The Pokémon Company

Two new in-store distribution events have been announced for Pokémon Sword & Shield by The Pokémon Company. And it's North America, Australia, and New Zealand's turn to get some rare Mythical Pokémon.

In a repeat of Europe's event from September, trainers will be able to get their hands on Genesect, Volcanion, and Marshadow by heading into their local GameStop, Target, or JB Hi-Fi from 16th or 21st October.

We've got all of the dates here from The Pokémon Company's official announcement. Genesect and Volcanion will be available for the first part, while Marshadow will be distributed for the second half of the event:

Genesect and Volcanion

  • US: GameStop (October 16 – 29, 2022)
  • Canada: GameStop (October 16 – 29, 2022)
  • Australia and New Zealand: JB Hi-Fi (October 21 – November 18, 2022)


  • US: Target (October 30 – November 12, 2022)
  • Canada: GameStop (October 30 – November 12, 2022)
  • Australia and New Zealand: JB Hi-Fi (October 21 – November 18, 2022)

Make sure you head down to your nearest store or get someone you know to grab one of these codes, between the above dates!

These events are still going strong in the run-up to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's launch. And, earlier today, we got to meet our third Gym Leader, the Electric-type streamer Iono!

Will you be grabbing any of these three Mythical Pokémon? Tell us in the comments!

[source pokemon.com]