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Grab Latios and Latias in this Month’s Legendary Pokémon Giveaway

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We’re still celebrating the year of Legendary Pokémon, and this month you can grab the Legendary Dragon-Psychic type Pokémon Latios and Latias. Unfortunately you’ll have to huff it down to the nearest Best Buy.

This month’s distribution is exclusive to Best Buy stores for the U.S. You’ll need to ask someone or find the stack of cards that include a scratch off code for the Legendary Pokémon. Once you have the code, follow the instructions below.

1. Open your Pokémon SunPokémon MoonPokémon Ultra Sun, or Pokémon Ultra Moon game.
2. Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
3. Select Receive Gift.
4. Select Get with Code/Password.
5. Enter the code.
6. The Pokémon arrives!
7. Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to receive your Legendary Pokémon.
8. Be sure to save your game!

Which Pokémon you get depends on your game version.

Pokémon Sun will get a level 60 Latias that knows the following moves: Mist Ball, Dragon Pusle, Psycho Shift, Wish. Ultra Sun will get a level 100 Latias with Mist Ball, Psychic, Draco Meteor, and Tailwind.

Pokémon Moon players will receive a level 60 Latios with Luster Purge, DRagon Pulse, Psycho Shift, and Dragon Breath. Ultra Moon’s level 100 version has Luster Purge, Psychic, Draco Meteor, and Tailwind.

Latios and Latias originally appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. September’s Legendary Giveaway is available until September 29.

The Pokémon Company has been distributing high-powered Legendary Pokémon throughout the year, with most available directly from the internet, or from scratch cards at GameStop. Next month’s Legendary giveaways are the Pokémon Black and White cover Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom.

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Get Entei and Raikou as April’s Legendary Pokémon

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The Year of Legendary Pokémon continues as April introduces the legendary tiger-like Pokémon Entei and Raikou, originally from Pokémon Gold and Silver.

Beginning April 4, Nintendo 3DS owners can download the Pokémon for free via the Nintendo Network for Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The promotion for this pair will end April 25.

Redeeming through Sun or Ultra Sun will net Entei, while Raikou will join owners of Moon and Ultra Moon. The Ultra versions will be level 100 and have much more powerful moves, while the Sun and Moon versions will be level 60.

Here are the instructions:

  • Open your Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon game.
  • Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  • Select Receive Gift.
  • Select Get via Internet, then Yes to connect to the internet.
  • Watch as you receive your Pokémon!
  • Resume the game, make sure you have an empty space in your party, and speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to receive your Pokémon!
  • Be sure to save your game!

Both Legendary Pokémon hail from the Johto region featured in 2000’s Pokémon Gold and Silver, otherwise known as Gen 2. Gold, Silver, and Crystal were recently ported to Nintendo 3DS.

Entie is a Fire type known as the Volcano Pokémon. Raikou is the Electric type Thunder Pokémon. Both Legendaries, along with the Water type Suicine, could be found as random events throughout Pokémon Gold and Silver. The three of them are called the Legendary Beast Trio, but the monthly giveaways this year have only allowed for up to two Pokémon. See the full schedule of monthly Legendary giveaways.

In related Pokémon Legendary news, Latias and Latios have been added to Pokémon GO for a limited time. Starting this week the Dragon and Psychic Pokémon will appear in Raid battles depending on the region. Initially only Latios will be available in North America, until May 8. Then the pair will switch locations. They will leave the Raid Battles on June 5.

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon Will Have Past Villains, Legendaries

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With Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon only two weeks away, Nintendo is teasing more new features. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will feature villains and legendary Pokémon from previous games in the series. There’s also a new Pokémon rental mode called the Battle Agency. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will launch November 17 on November 3DS.

The new villain team is called Team Rainbow Rocket. It’s made up of antagonists from previous Pokémon games, like Ghetis (Pokémon Black and White) and Lysandre (Pokémon X and Y). The leader is Giovanni, the boss of Team Rocket from the very first games, Pokémon Red and Blue. Their reasons for being in Alola are unknown but you’ll definitely be crossing paths.

In addition to the new Ultra Beasts, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will add classic Legendary Pokémon, such as Mewwo, Ho-Oh, and Lugia. Legendaries will be exclusive to either Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon. The Pokémon Company confirmed that between both games players will be able to obtain all Legendary Pokémon. The QR Scanner will also return, and the Island Scan will let you find new Pokémon in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, such as Charmander.

The new Battle Agency introduces a new concept to Pokémon: renting Pokémon for online battles. Trainers can take part in Single Battles with teams of three Pokémon each. You can unlock more rental Pokémon the more you play.

Totem Stickers are a new collectible that can be found all around the Alola region, like Zygarde cells. These stickers will power up your totem Pokémon, which differs between Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Ultra Sun can use Lurantis while Ultra Moon has a totem Salazzle.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is out November 17 on November 3DS.

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Travel Beyond the Wormholes in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon

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New details for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon continue to be teased out by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company in the weeks leading up to its November 17 launch.

Last year’s Pokémon Sun and Moon introduced expanded gameplay for riding Pokémon, as well as the new Ultra Beasts. Both features return in Ultra Sun and Moon. You’ll be able to ride on Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala into the Ultra Beasts’ wormhole to discover all new worlds.

One of the new worlds is called Ultra Megalopolis. It’s a darkened city that had its light stolen by Necrozma, a new Legendary Pokémon in Ultra Sun and Moon. A giant tower in the middle gives off the only light, with a mysterious someone or something at the top.

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Many different worlds are available, including the home worlds of the Ultra Beasts, though no more have been announced at this time.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon introduces a new inter-dimensional faction called Ultra Recon Squad. This group comes from one of the worlds beyond the Ultra Wormhole. The story and characters will be different depending on which version you play. Ultra Sun will feature Ultra Recon characters Dulse and Zossie. Ultra Moon will star Soliera and Phyco.

With treks into the wormhole it makes sense that we’ll be seeing new Ultra Beasts as well.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra MoonUB Burst is the Fireworks Pokémon. It’s a fairly unique Fire/Ghost type. Its signature move is to, ah, explode its head. It’s only found in Ultra Sun.

 

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra MoonUB Assembly is the Rampart Pokémon with a Rock/Steel typing. It looks like like a walking building, but apparently each of its stones is a separate life form. It’s unique to Ultra Moon.

 

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra MoonUB Adhesive is brought by the Ultra Recon Squad. It’s known as the Poison Pin Pokémon because it shoots poisonous needles out of its head. It’s a Poison Type, obviously. UB Adhesive will be available in both Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon launches November 17 on Nintendo 3DS.