The Event Pokemon are very rare Pokemon given out over the Nintendo Network, at select locations, or with codes, during a usually limited time frame for in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Occasionally, Items are given out as well. We will list these as well.
EditHow to Get the Event Pokemon
To get these creatures, you must choose “Mystery Gift” at the main menu of your Pokemon Sun or Moon game. Next, choose “Get Via Internet” if obtaining a Pokemon through the Nintendo Network, or choose “Get Via Local Wireless” if obtaining a Pokemon at select event locations like game stores. You can also choose “Get Via Serial Code/Password” if you have a code, usually received by visiting select retailers.
Once received, the Event Pokemon can be obtained from a Delivery Man at any Pokemon Center in the game. Make sure you have an open spot in your party. If you wish to get a specific Nature or Individual Values, save before talking to the Delivery Man.
In addition to the Pokemon, you will receive a Wonder Card. All Wonder Cards are viewable from the Card Album in the Mystery Gift Menu. Only 48 Wonder Cards can be held on a game cartridge. If you can’t receive the Event Pokemon, you may need to delete some Wonder Cards.
Jump to each event’s section.
|Free Master Ball||Nov. 17, 2017 – Jan. 18, 2018|
|Celebi||Sep. 22, 2017 – Sep. 21, 2018|
|Dialga or Palkia||February 2 – 28, 2018|
|Regigigas or Heatran||March 2018|
|Raikou or Entei||April 2018|
|Xerneas or Yveltal||May 2018|
|Tornadus or Thundurus||July 2018|
|Groudon or Kyogre||August 2018|
|Latios or Latias||September 2018|
|Reshiram or Zekrom||October 2018|
|Ho-Oh or Lugia||November 2018|
New event sections will be created for each Legendary Pokemon event as more details are announced.
EditDialga or Palkia
|Event Date||February 2, 2017 – February 28, 2018|
The two legendary Pokemon from the Sinnoh region are coming to the Pokemon Sun and Moon family in February. To add these to your game, you must visit GameStop and ask for a code. These will only be handed out while supplies last, so go sooner rather than later.
Once you’ve received a code, it must be redeemed by May 23, 2018.
EditPokemon Moon and Ultra Moon
If you have a copy of Pokemon Moon or Ultra Moon, you’ll be able to get Dialga. Regardless of the version, the Dialga may be holding the Gold Bottle Cap. Below are the specific stats for each version’s Dialga:
Pokemon Moon Dialga
Pokemon Ultra Moon Dialga
EditPokemon Sun and Ultra Sun
Owners of Pokemon Sun or Ultra Sun can get Palkia. Regardless of the version, the Palkia may be holding the Gold Bottle Cap. Each version has its own stats for Palkia:
Pokemon Sun Palkia
Pokemon Ultra Sun Palkia
|Event Date||Sep. 22, 2017 – Sep. 21, 2018|
This special Celebi is being distributed alongside the purchase of the classics Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver on the Virtual Console on the 3DS. Upon purchasing or prepurchasing one of these games, you’ll be able to view a Serial Code that can be redeemed like other Mystery Gift Codes. Only one Celebi can be redeemed per code, and it can be redeemed in either Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, or Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
Here’s how to get the code:
- Purchase Pokemon Gold or Pokemon Silver on the 3DS eShop
- On the 3DS Nintendo eShop, select the top left Menu.
- Select Settings/Other
- Select Account Activity
- From here, you can view your Pokemon Gold or Silver receipt
- The serial code is displayed in the purchase details
You will also receive an email from Nintendo with this information.
You must redeem this code by October 31, 2018.
This special Steel– and Fairy-type Pokemon is caught by a different method than any other Event Pokemon, the first of its kind with others to most likely follow suit. To get Magearna, you’ll have to scan a QR Code released on Pokemon.com! You can find it below:
|Worldwide||December 5th, 2016 – Never ends|
Simply open the QR Scanner from the menu in Pokemon Sun and Moon (after already starting your game!) and point the camera at the QR Code you want to scan. Hold the R trigger to capture the code. Then, you’ll be able to add Magearna to your team by visiting the antique shop at the Hau’oli City shopping mall, accessible after you defeat your first Grand Trial!
This Pokemon’s Ability increases its Sp. Attack by one stage every time a Pokemon on the battlefield faints, making Magearna an incredibly powerful Pokemon in Double Battles. Unfortunately, the Legendary can’t be used in the 2017 VGC World Championship Series challenges or online competitions. However, Magearna does come with a very rare gift: A Bottle Cap, which is used for Hyper Training! With this Bottle Cap, you can max one of your Pokemon’s stats as long as it’s Level 100.