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.
To get these Pokemon, follow these instructions:
- You must choose “Mystery Gift” at the main menu of your Pokemon Sun or Moon game. There are three methods of obtaining the Pokemon from there.
- Next, choose “Get Via Internet” if obtaining a Pokemon through the Nintendo Network.
- Choose “Get Via Local Wireless” if obtaining a Pokemon at select event locations.
- Choose “Get Via Serial Code/Password” if you have a code, usually received by visiting select retailers, or from the Pokemon Trainer Club News Letter.
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|
|Xerneas or Yveltal||May 4-27, 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.
|Event Date||May 4-27 , 2018|
To get the codes for these special Legendary Pokemon, head to your local GameStop and ask for one. Supplies are limited, so go sooner rather than later. Once you have a code, follow the instructions at the top of this page under How to Get the Event Pokemon
EditPokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Sun
If you’ve got Pokemon Sun or Ultra Sun, your code will give you a special Yveltal. See the Pokemon’s stats for each game below.
Pokemon Sun Yveltal
Pokemon Ultra Sun Yveltal
|Held Item||Gold Bottle Cap|
EditPokemon Ultra Moon and Pokemon Moon
Redeem your code in Pokemon Moon or Ultra Moon to get a Xerneas. See the Pokemon’s stats for each game below.
Pokemon Moon Xerneas
Pokemon Ultra Moon Xerneas
|Held Item||Gold Bottle Cap|
|Event Date||Sep. 22, 2017 – Sep. 21, 2018|
Celebi codes have only been confirmed to be distributed when Pokemon Gold and Silver are purchased directly from the eShop.
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.