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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is getting a free promo Great Ball backpack

You have to play three matches in the upcoming competitive event

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While Pokemon Scarlet & Violet copies continue to fly off the shelves, we’re getting a decent chunk of content rollouts in the form of seven-star raids. But Game Freak and The Pokemon Company also have an overwhelming amount of tiny promo events going on too, including this upcoming opportunity to get a new backpack style.

Announced on the official Japanese Pokemon site,  the powers that be are running a promo for the upcoming Pokémon Japan Championships 2023 (also known as PJCS2023). All you have to do is play three matches and be connected to Pokemon Home.

How to get the Scarlet & Violet Great Ball backpack

The entry period for the event is from April 13 at 9AM JST through April 21 at 8:59AM JST. From there, the event will kickoff directly after from April 21 at 9AM JST through April 24 at 8:59AM JST. Here is a full list of Pokemon that you’re allowed to enter.

Note that this is a participation reward, so you can play three matches, win or lose, and still pick up the bonus. You’ll also get 10,000 LP (League Points) for your efforts.

The code will actually be doled out through Pokemon Home, which you can then input in Scarlet & Violet via the Mystery Gift system. Yeah, that’s not complicated at all! Maybe one day you can just get the reward directly in-game when participating in an online event instead of jumping through hoops.


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