With the newest Pokémon game, Legends: Arceus, coming out in just a few months, (January 28th, 2021) naturally fans are looking for pre-order and early bonuses. Game Freak is delivering on this hype by announcing multiple bonuses players will be able to get, including the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme). Shaymin is a cute, small hedgehog-like grass type Pokémon in it’s land forme. In it’s sky forme, it transforms into a slightly larger, grass / flying type Pokémon. It is unclear if Sky Forme Shaymin will be available as well. Preordering the game does not seem to be a requirement for obtaining Shaymin in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but there are a few steps you’ll need to follow to obtain it. Here’s how to do it.
How To Get Shaymin
First you’ll need to play Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield on the same account you’re playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Next, the official Pokémon website says you’ll have to “view the game’s end credits”. This presumably means you’ll have to finish the game completely and get to the credits before you’re able to get this bonus. After you’ve done this, this will unlock a research request located in Jubilife Village. This quest / mission will allow you to get the Mythical Pokémon, Shaymin.