Shiny Zeraora: How to Get in Pokemon Sword/Shield and HOME

Pokemon players can now claim a free shiny Zeraora via Pokemon HOME.
Pokemon players can now claim a free shiny Zeraora via Pokemon HOME. / Photo by PlayPokemon

Shiny Zeraora is now obtainable following a special event by Pokemon that involved a community challenge.

Nintendo released a challenge to its trainers alongside the release of The Isle of Armor. The challenge asked for one million trainers to defeat Zeraora in Max Raid Battles. This came as three to five star battles with some special five-star raids being a Shiny Zeraora encounter.

Shiny Zeraora: How to Get in Pokemon Sword/Shield and HOME

Shiny Zeraora can be claimed in Pokemon HOME via Mystery Gift. This is the first time players will be able to earn themselves a Shiny version of Zeraora. The mythical Pokemon was only first released in the Alola region.

Here is how to claim Shiny Zeraora now in Pokemon HOME:

Requirements

  • Players must transfer a Pokemon between HOME and Pokemon Sword or Shield. The deadline is July 6.

Mobile

  • In Pokemon HOME, players need to go to Mystery Gift. This can be found by clicking the button found at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap on Gift Box and two new gits should be available. One is for Armorite Ore and the other is to claim Shiny Zeraora.
  • On the Shiny Zeraora gift, pop up the message and a claim button should appear.
  • Tap the 'claim' button. Players should now have their very own Level 100 Shiny Zeraora.

Players are able to claim the mythical Pokemon starting at 8 p.m. ET on June 29. After July 6, Shiny Zeraora from this event will not be available for players. Claim it quickly before it ends as mythical Pokemon are rare and hard to come by.