How to Get Ash’s Dragonite Pokemon Sword & Shield

In celebration of the Pokemon Journey’s anime, there is a special running in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield for players to get a few of Ash’s partner Pokemon in-game. These Pokemon are unique to the game and feature special moves you normally wouldn’t find. The first of Ash’s Pokemon players can get is Ash’s Dragonite. Learn how to get Ash’s Dragonite in Pokemon Sword & Shield below.

Ash’s Dragonite Code for Pokemon Sword & Shield

To get this partner in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield players need to input a specific Mystery Gift code. The Ash’s Dragonite code is UM1N0KESH1N. To input the code in-game do the following:

  1. Connect to the internet (if needed).
  2. Start playing Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield.
  3. Go to Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select with Code/Password.
  6. Input code UM1N0KESH1N.
  7. Watch as your Pokemon arrives in-game.
  8. Enjoy!

If you follow the steps above you will receive your new Dragonite. Keep in mind that this does require being connected to the internet to receive your Mystery Gift, so ensure you’ve done that step. Also keep in mind that Ash’s Dragonite is available to claim until September 8th.

What Makes Ash’s Dragonite Special?

Image showing Ash's Dragonite in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.
Ash’s Dragonite in-game.

Dragonite’s can be caught in the Galar Region Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, but Ash’s Dragonite is a bit unique. This Mystery Gift Pokemon arrives at level 80. Alongside being high-level, Ash’s Dragonite comes knowing moves from the anime. This means it knows Dragon Claw, Draco Meteor, Hurricane, and Dragon Dance.

So far there have been two Mystery Gift codes for Ash’s partner Pokemon: Ash’s Dragonite and Ash’s Gengar. There are two more code distributions planned, so be sure to check back for those when they arrive.

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