For a limited time, fans of Pokémon in the United States will be able to add a special Pokémon to their collections on Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. The Pokemon Company is giving away free Shiny Pikachu or Shiny Eevee for Switch games from May 11 through June 23 to participate in Target stores across the country, but this time, the process for claiming one is a little different from the usual
Instead of simply entering the store and picking up a download code, you must first download a new phone application called Pokemon Pbad, then use it to receive a code for the free Pokémon. This process may seem a bit confusing, so we have been looking for your Shiny Pikachu or Eevee for free below.
What is Pokemon Pbad?
Pokemon Pbad is a mobile application that allows users to take advantage of promotions and special rewards. The application can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store and is compatible with most Android and iOS phones. To use it, you must log in with a Pokemon Trainer Club account. If you do not have one, you can create an account for the official Pokémon website.
How do I get my free Pokémon?
Once you have installed the Pokemon Pbad application and logged in to your Pokemon Trainer Club account, go to the Target store and look for QR-code signs in the aisles of toys and video games where Pokemon merchandise can be found. Use the application to scan the QR code and you will receive a serial code, which you must then enter in your copy of Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee to complete the process.
Bright pikachu and eevee
The Pokémon you will receive will be the version you have, so players with a copy of Let's Go Pikachu will get Shiny Eevee, while those with Let's Go Eevee will get Shiny Pikachu. Each Pokémon comes in level 10 and already has four movements in its arsenal. You can see their movements below.
- Double kick
- Double team
- Iron tail
- Helping Hand
How do I get to redeem my download code?
Get your Target serial number, get your copy of Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee and choose Mystery Gift from the main menu of the game. Select the option to receive a gift with a code / pbadword, then enter your serial code to download free Pokémon. Finally, open your saved file and choose the Pokémon of the dealer waiting inside any Pokémon Center.
Are there other free gifts?
In addition to the free Shiny Pikachu and Eevee, you can use the Pokemon Pbad to claim a couple of free photo stickers based on Detective Pikachu's movie. The Pokemon Company is also giving away a Pikachu Psyduck promotion card and a movie poster between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. local time of May 11. However, supplies will be limited, so you must show up early if you are hoping to get one.