This portion of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Walkthrough and Guide explains how to get mystery gifts, with the first gift being Gigantamax Meowth, as soon as you start the game.
How to Get Mystery Gifts
- Press X to open your menu
- Select "Mystery Gift"
- "Get a Mystery Gift"
- "Get via the internet"
- It will load the available mystery gifts available
- Redeem your mystery gift(s)
Note: if you've already redeemed the mystery gift you cannot redeem it again.
How to Get Gigantamax Meowth Gift
Gigantamax Meowth is the first mystery gift available and it can be redeemed immediately when you start Pokemon Sword and Shield by following the steps above.
You must redeem the Gigantamax Meowth Gift before January 15, 2020.
This Meowth looks "normal" but it has the ability to Gigantamax during Max Raids and Gym/stadium battles.
Here's what Meowth looks like when it Gigantamaxes.