PSA: Make sure you transfer something in Pokemon Home soon so you're eligible for the free Shiny Zeraora


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With Pokemon Swordand Shield‘s Isle of Armorexpansion underway, it’s important to note that the launch comes with yet another legendary event.

This time Zeraora is up for grabs (in shiny form!) and you don’t really need to do much to bag it. In fact, as long as one million players beat Zeraora in Max Raid Battles andyou do some quick busywork with Pokemon Home, you’ll nab it for free. Note there are a few provisos, however.

As for the Pokemon Homerequirement, here is the exact wording from the source:

Deposit a Pokemon in Pokemon Home or move a Pokemon to Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield from Pokemon Home between Wednesday, June 17, at 8:00 a.m. PDT and Monday, July 6, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

Literally all you need to do is wake up Homeand use it once to transfer anything: even if you’ve used it in the past, you’ll be required to boot it up between now and July 6. Also, for “every 100,000 trainers” who defeat Zeraora, you’ll net a piece of in-gameArmorite Ore (which can be used to learn moves) if you actually participate. Here’s another caveat: just because you actually find and fight Zeraora in a Max Raid Battle (even if it’s shiny!) you cannot catch him right now. That honor is relegated to the giveaway.

In short, whenever you can, as soon as tonight even, transfer something to Pokemon Home! I’m not your dad so I can’t make you, but the sooner you get it done, the sooner you can forget about it and reap the benefits of the free legendary.

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