Celebrate good times: Pokémon Sword and Shield contain special birthday message


Pokémon Sword and Shield are out and in gamers’ eager hands. Every owner is battling and trading their pocket monsters until the wee hours of the morning. Even though the titles have been out for only a few days, players noticed a special in-game event. If it’s your birthday, Pokémon Sword and Shield have a message for you.

Birthday well wishes from your electronic friends

Twitter users @Gastari and @MsDaniMendus both discovered the unique occurrence recently:

How cute! Cake and confetti?! That is more than I expected. I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.

It looks like confirming your birthday early on with a female NPC sets up this mini celebration at a Pokémon Center. As far as anyone knows, no items or discounts are given to the player on their special day. Still, it’s nice to have it acknowledged at all. It is not as cool as Quiet’s birthday message from MGSV, though.

Poké-enthusiasts, do you enjoy the fact Pokémon Sword and Shield celebrate birthdays? Have any of you received the warm greetings already? Has anyone lied and input a recent date to cheat the system? Let us know the answers to each of these burning questions below.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.