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Two sets of codes have been revealed to redeem in Pokémon Sword & Shield. The codes will be available for players to redeem until January 15th, 2020. You can see the codes here, along with what you will receive by redeeming them. Note that only one of each ball will be received per player, and that the codes can only be redeemed once per save file.

  • K0UN1NMASC0T: Fast Ball, Moon Ball, Level Ball
  • 1YAHAYA: Heavy Ball, Lure Ball, Beast Ball

We have a brief update on the situation surrounding the Pokemon Sword/Shield leaks and The Pokemon Company’s search for the people involved. Earlier in the week, The Pokemon Company was granted the ability to subpoena Discord and 4chan to unmask their identities. Those two platforms will be forced to provide any information they have about the implicated subjects.

The Pokemon Company started its search last month. There were a number of leaks pertaining to Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, but the subpoena involved here involves the official guide. Certain fans were able to get their hands on the book weeks before release and shared images online showcasing unannounced Pokemon. The Pokemon Company felt those leaks caused “irreparable injury”.

The Pokemon Company’s end goal doesn’t just involve identifying the leakers. If their search is successful, they could have a lawsuit sent their way.

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According to the latest NPD report, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield saw the highest launch month dollar sales of any Pokemon release in U.S. history. The previous launch month high was set by Pokemon Sun/Moon.

In the U.S. last month, Pokemon Sword was the third best-selling game. Pokemon Sword/Shield Double Pack came in at #4, followed by Pokemon Shield at #5. Combining the SKUs would put Pokemon Sword/Shield at #2 overall for November.


The Pokemon Company is continuing to share information about Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield well after their release. For today’s update, more of the games’ creatures have been detailed along with a few Gym Leaders.

Here’s the full announcement:

Following up today’s new trailer, The Pokemon Company has passed along another news update on Pokemon Sword/Shield. The latest coverage pertains to Gigantamax Snorlax, starter evolutions, and Zacian and Zamazenta.

Here’s the full rundown:

About two weeks after the games launched, The Pokemon Company has shared a new Pokemon Sword/Shield trailer showing off the starter evolutions and more. We have the video below.

Much like previous Pokemon generations, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield were affected by leaks. All of the new creatures – as well as other information – were made public online prior to the launch date earlier this month. The Pokemon Company naturally wasn’t happy about this, and has filed a tentative lawsuit as it looks to track down the original leakers.

Perkins Coie, a firm now involved with the case, said in the suit that the leaks had caused “irreparable injury” to The Pokemon Company. As a result, it “is entitled to damages in an amount to be proven at trial.”

Four Discord users have been identified as leakers so far. The Pokemon Company is now interested in serving subpoenas to Discord and 4Chan to help determine who these people actually are, and is awaiting the court’s decision.


You can add Spain to the list of territories where Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are performing well. At 129,100 copies sold (with the Double Pack counted as two units), they have overtaken Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee as the best Switch launch. The Let’s Go games only sold 64,000 copies.

Pokemon Sword/Shield also had the second best launch of the year. It outsold Kingdom Hearts III (59,000 copies) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (49,650 copies), but was behind FIFA 20 (220,000 copies).

The first all-new generation of Pokemon games for Switch have arrived. Last week, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield launched as Nintendo’s big holiday releases. We imagine that many of you picked up the games and have already started playing.

Although Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield haven’t been out for too long, we want to hear about your impressions thus far. Which starter did you go with? Have you found any new Pokemon that you’re liking? What are your overall thoughts based on what you’ve played? Let us know in the comments below.

Earlier this week, Famitsu reported that Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield sold 1.365 million copies in Japan in just a few days. Dengeki has now shared its own figure of 1.357 million units.

Unlike Famitsu, Dengeki also provides a more comprehensive breakdown of sales. Pokemon Sword was the more popular version at 499,753 copies sold. Pokemon Shield sold 347,629 units. Then with the Double Pack, that’s another 254,612 units (counted twice for both versions).