The probability of encountering a Shiny Pokémon is around 0.024 percent on average. The Schiller monsters are incredibly rare! It should be all the more gratifying for the players that they can now dust off a Shiny for free. GIGA explains what you have to do for it.
Dust off shimmering Riffex for free: GameStop is giving away Shiny for Pokémon Sword & Shield
For some Pokémon players, the hunt for Shiny Pokémon is an absolute “end game”. After all, the Schiller monsters are a real rarity. Such Pokémon only rarely appear in the wild – and if so, it is usually exactly at the time when you hardly have any Poké Balls or a suitable Pokémon with you to weaken.
At GameStop, however, you can now Secure a dazzling Riffex completely free of charge. Just go to the promotion page, enter your email address – and you’ll get a code to redeem in Pokémon Sword & Shield. The promotion runs until March 19, 2021, only one code can be requested per customer. By the way: You don’t have to make a purchase at GameStop beforehand – the code for the Shiny Pokémon is free.
What does Riffex actually look like? The video gives you a first impression of the free Shiny:
Free Shiny Pokémon: How to redeem the GameStop code on the Switch
After you have received the code by email, all you have to do is enter it in-game to add the free Shiny Riffex to your Pokémon collection. To do this, proceed as follows:
- Start Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield on the Nintendo Switch.
- Select the option “Secret Gift” in the game menu.
- Then select the sub-item “Receive a secret gift”.
- Now you click on “Receive via serial code / password”. Your game will then be saved and a connection to the Internet will be established.
- Now enter the code that you received via email.
The dazzling Riffex should then be found either directly in your team or in the box. Then save the game in order to secure the Pokémon permanently.
Riffex is a Poison / Electro-type punk Pokémon. The ability “Punk Rock” increases the strength of your own noise attacks, while the damage suffered by such attacks is halved. Riffex is available in two different developments: high and low form. Through the free GameStop Cod you get the Pokémon in the high form, which is characterized by a slightly more aggressive nature.