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Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to get a free Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi

Players who sign up for the Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter by Sept. 25 will receive a free Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi.


The Pokemon Company is distributing a free Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi to celebrate the upcoming Netflix release of Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle.

The Pokemon Company

Pokemon Sword and Shield players have a chance to claim two free mythical Pokemon. To celebrate the upcoming Netflix release of the series' latest film, Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, the Pokemon Company is giving out a Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi for Sword and Shield in October. However, your time to sign up for them is running out.

The mythical Pokemon will be distributed via a download code, which will be included in October's Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter. To receive the code, you must create a free Pokemon Trainer Club account on the official Pokemon website and opt in to email marketing by Saturday, Sept. 25.

The newsletter containing the download code will be sent out on Oct. 7. Both Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi play a prominent role in Secrets of the Jungle and aren't normally available in Sword and Shield, so you won't want to miss your chance to get them. You can see more details about each Pokemon below.

Dada Zarude

  • Level 70
  • Held item: Choice Scarf
  • Ability: Leaf Guard
  • Moves: Jungle Healing, Hammer Arm, Power Whip and Energy Ball

Shiny Celebi

  • Level 60
  • Held item: Lucky Egg
  • Ability: Natural Cure
  • Moves: Magical Leaf, Future Sight, Life Dew and Heal Bell

Once the download code has been distributed, you can claim the free Pokemon by opening the Mystery Gift menu in your copy of Sword or Shield and selecting Get with a Code/Password.

Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle will be released internationally on Netflix on Oct. 8. Pokemon Go is also holding an in-game event to celebrate the movie's launch. From Oct. 1-10, Pokemon featured in the film will be appearing more frequently in the game, and players will have their first chance to catch Zarude through a new Special Research story.