How to Redeem Shiny Arcanine in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

This man-sized dog is perfect in every way

If you’re a huge fan of Generation 1 in Pokemon, there’s likely one hound that’s always had a piece of your heart. I’m talking, of course, about the six-foot-tall hound Arcanine. And for a limited time, you can get your own shiny Arcanine for free. Here’s how to redeem shiny Arcanine in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How to Redeem Shiny Arcanine in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

If you’re into competitive Pokemon, you know the name Paul Chua. He rocked up to the EU International Championship in 2023 and dominated the competition with his Arcanine. And now, for a limited time, you can get your own copy of this award-winning hound, from its shiny golden coat to its move set. Here’s how to get it:

  • Load up Pokemon Scarlet or Violet.
  • Open your main menu.
  • Select ‘Poke Portal’.
  • Select ‘Mystery Gift’ at the bottom of the menu.
  • Select ‘Get with Code/Password’.
  • Input the code: PAULEU1CW1N

And that’s it! Once you’ve entered the code, you’ll get a bright golden animation, and Arcanine will join your team.

This Arcanine will know Flare Blitz, Extreme Speed, Protect, and Will-O-Wisp. It will also come equipped with Safety Goggles and, of course, exceptional EVs.

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But Arcanine won’t be available forever. This promotion only runs for a limited time, and the window to get it will close on July 3, 2023, at 23:59 UTC. So don’t dawdle and grab this dog while you can.

While you’re on the menu, you might as well grab some other free Mystery Gifts while you’re at it. There’s a whole slew of helpful items available for trainers who happen to know the codes, and we have them compiled right here: All Mystery Gift Codes in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

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Daphne Fama

A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms