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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 Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon 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.
Nintendo has announced all the games they’re bringing and events they’re hosting at PAX West 2018. PAX West takes place this weekend, Aug. 31 – Sep. 3.
“Many of our biggest fans descend on Seattle every year to celebrate video games at PAX West,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP of Marketing. “It’s the perfect venue for us to interact directly with our fans with fun activities and engaging hands-on demos with some our upcoming games.”
Here is the full list of Switch games that will be playable at Nintendo’s booth on the show floor (#1939, South Hall).
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Super Mario Party
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Diablo III: Eternal Collection
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
- SNK Heroines
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the marquee game and one of the most anticipated games of the year. A giant mural at the Nintendo Booth will feature all the announced fighters, and Nintendo is encouraging fans and cosplayers to take pictures in front of it.
On Friday (Aug. 31), fans will get a chance to meet Kit and Krysta from the Nintendo Minute online show. During the event, fans will get to play Super Mario Party with the hosts and be part of an upcoming episode for the first 30 attendees. Details about the time and location of the event will be announced this week.
On Friday and Saturday (Sep. 1), Nintendo is hosting a Trainer Battle scavenger hunt around the convention and surrounding Seattle area. The Nintendo twitter account will tweet clues and photos of locations. There you will find two Nintendo street team members dressed as Pokémon Trainers. You’ll be able to “battle” them by answering a trivia question and receive a special item.
Also on Saturday, the Pkachu and Eevee official costumed characters will make an appearance at the Sheraton Seattle hotel.
Ahead of the convention, Nintendo will release a new Nindies Showcase tomorrow, Aug. 28, that will announce multiple new indie games coming to Switch.
PAX West 2018 takes place Aug. 31 – Sep. 3 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.