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The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have revealed a digital pre-order bonus for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Those that buy either of the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusives on the Nintendo eShop will receive a code for 12 Quick Balls as an in-game present.

The Quick Balls are special Poké Balls that are more likely to catch Pokémon if you use them as soon as a battle begins.

This offer will be made available until 15th January 2020, with the codes valid until 30th November 2020.

If you buy the download-card version of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Double Pack, you will receive two codes although only one can be used per game.

In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, you will choose between three starter Pokémon – Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble – before having the chance to explore the Galar region – with its idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. Challenging the Gyms in the region, you will once again look to become Champion.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 15th.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.