The Pokémon Company has revealed that it will soon give players the chance to own Shiny versions of the Galarian version of the popular Legendary bird trio – Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. They will be given away as part of a series of free distribution events, but there are specific requirements that need to be met in order to receive each one.
All three will be sent as rewards to players competing in upcoming International Challenge events (more details on how to register for these events can be found below the page). Events will run from February to April and we have all the details you need right here, thanks Serebii:
Shiny Galarian Articuno – 2022 International Challenge February
- Event registration: February 3 – February 17
- Event battle stage: February 18 – February 20
Shiny Galarian Zapdos – International Challenge March 2022
- Event registration: February 24 – March 10
- Event battle stage: March 11 – March 13
Shiny Galarian Moltres – International Challenge April 2022
- Event registration: March 31 – April 14
- Event battle stage: April 15 – April 17
To qualify for each distribution, just make sure you’ve signed up for each event in time, then compete in a battle for the duration of the fight. If you’ve never competed in an International Challenge before, here’s how:
How to Register for the Pokémon International Challenge Event
To register for the Pokémon International Challenge event, start by booting up your copy of Pokémon Sword and Shield and head to your main menu, accessed by pressing the in-game ‘X’ button.
Select ‘VS’, then select ‘Battle Stadium’ and allow your game to connect to the internet.
When the option appears, select ‘Competition Online’, then select ‘Search Official Competitions’ and select the relevant contest to begin the registration process (make sure you access this menu in event registration time stated above). From there, just follow the on-screen instructions.