Pokémon has just announced that fans who attend or view the 2022 World Championships will have the chance to receive Pokémon for their Sword and Shield games. Attendees will be gifted with an exclusive Sinistea that’s holding Moo Moo Milk, while viewers at home can get a Victini.
Here’s the official tweet from Play Pokémon, which explains that the World Championships will broadcast a password that can be redeemed for a Victini holding a Starf Berry:
Only one of each Pokémon can be redeemed per game. These are some decent prizes compared to some of the Twitch drops and so forth that other eSports scenes have offered.
Sinistea can already be very rare in-game, thanks to its phony or authentic forms, and it’s unclear if the gift will include this mechanic. Adding Moo Moo Milk, which dates all the way back to Gen II’s Miltank, definitely adds to the exclusivity either way. It may be nostalgia bait, but it’s very good nostalgia bait.
And although Victini wouldn’t necessarily be as special, it’s still a worthwhile addition to your Sword or Shield collection. Victini is a mythical Pokémon from Gen V, and the only Pokémon to be considered 000 in a Pokédex, since it’s listed before the starters. The cute rabbit is also known for appearing in animation for Black and White.
The 2022 Pokémon World Championships begin on August 18th and run through the 21st. Fans will have until 4:59 PM pacific daylight time to redeem the Victini password. Attendees will simply have to wait for signs at the championships in-person to learn how to get their special Sinistea.
These two Pokémon are great selections and incentives to check out the World Championships. The Pokémon franchise continues to barrel forward after its massive “Presents” showcase, and its big announcement for “The Arceus Chronicles”, which will get an English premiere at the Championships on August 19th.
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