This year The Pokémon Company is celebrating Legendary Pokémon with monthly distributions. Similar to last year’s giveaways, these distributions can be found either at GameStop stores through codes printed on cards, or simply by downloading them directly from the internet. Click here for a full list of Legendary Pokémon and when you can obtain them.
You will need one (or more) of the following games to receive the monthly Legendary Pokémon: Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, and Pokémon Ultra Moon. With Sun and Moon you’ll be receiving level 60 Pokémon, while the Ultra versions will receive level 100 Pokémon, with stronger abilities.
The February distribution kicks off today with Dialga and Palkia. You’ll need to go to your local GameStop and get a free card with the code. The code will unlock either Dialga for Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon or Palkia for Pokémon Sun and Ultra Sun.
Here are the specific instructions:
- Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
- Select Receive Gift.
- Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, and then Yes again to connect to the internet.
- Enter your code.
- Watch as you receive Palkia or Dialga.
- Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to pick up your Palkia or Dialga.
- Be sure to save your game!
About half of the monthly distributions this year are the rare and powerful cover Pokémon from each generation.
GameStop is also hosting a one day Pokémon sale today, Friday February 2, on Pokémon toys and plushies.
Note that all Legendary Pokémon are available in-game for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. However, the version dictates which ones you can find, since they all come in pairs. This monthly distribution is an easy way to get the one you don’t have access to. For example, Palkia can be found in Pokémon Ultra Moon, but not Dialga.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon launched last fall as an enhanced remix of 2016’s Sun and Moon. The next Pokémon game is reportedly coming to the Nintendo Switch, though Nintendo has not yet released any details.