Sword and Shield are two of the best Pokémon games on the Nintendo Switch and are still getting better with a trio of free Shinies. The Shiny palette mimics their original color schemes from Gen XNUMX games, which is a nice touch. Even better, all you need to do to get them is introduce yourself.
The trio is available as part of the 2022 Pokémon Japan Championship Series, but you don't need to reside in Japan to get them. The international challenges will be held in February, March and April. The registration and tournament dates are as follows and to participate you must register during the registration window.
- Registration for the International Challenge February 2022: From February 3rd to February 17th
- February 2022 International Challenge: From February 18rd to February 20th
- Registration for the March 2022 International Challenge: 24 10 from February to March
- International Challenge March 2022: March 11 to March 13
- Registration for the April 2022 International Challenge: From the 31 March to the 14 April
- International Challenge April 2022: From April 15th to April 17th
To register during the allotted time, open the Versus Station from the game menu. From there, choose Online Competition and follow the instructions. So, make sure you restart the game at the start of the tournament, pick a team and join the group. You don't have to win, but you have to participate in at least one match. Your new Shiny will then arrive as a mystery gift. Do this for all three tournaments to add the full trio to your Pokémon collection.