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We may not have a set date for the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Passes, but our trip to the Isle of Armor is drawing near. A set of Mystery Gift distributions have been announced to help players get ready, with four Hidden Ability Galarian form Pokémon who’ll come with batches of useful and sometimes rare items. These will be available for a week each. 


Mystery Gift 1 – starts May 21st, 5 p.m. PDT

  • Galarian Mr. Mime, with the Ice Body Hidden Ability
  • Lure Ball
  • Moon Ball
  • Heavy Ball
  • Dream Ball


Mystery Gift 2 – starts May 28th, 5 pm PDT

  • Galarian Ponyta, with the Anticipation Hidden Ability
  • Level Ball
  • Fast Ball
  • Love Ball
  • Friend Ball
  • Beast Ball


Mystery Gift 3 – starts June 5th, 5 pm PDT

  • Galarian Corsola, with the Cursed Body Hidden Ability
  • Sweet Apple
  • Tart Apple
  • Chipped Pot
  • Cracked Pot
  • Sachet
  • Whipped Dream


Mystery Gift 4 – starts June 11th, 5 pm PDT

  • Galarian Meowth, with the Unnerve Hidden Ability
  • 50 Big Nuggets
  • 100 Exp. Candies L


Of these the Dream Ball, Beast Ball, and Apricorn Balls are all very limited in the Sword and Shield base game. The Chipped Pot is also unavailable reliably, and some of the Pokémon featured are version exclusives.

Be sure to check in to Pokémon Sword and Shield to claim these Mystery Gifts, and get ready for the Isle of Armor – coming soon via the Sword and Shield Expansion Pass.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.