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Pokemon Sun and Moon: Legendary Pokemon will be distributed to players monthly February - November

Starting next month, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon players will be handed Legendary Pokemon thanks to the latest distribution program.

Some of the most sought-after Pokemon will be distributed to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon, and original Sun and Moon players throughout most of 2018, starting in February.

Each month this year from February to November, players will receive a different Legendary Pokemon. Where and how to receive each of the distributions throughout the year will be made available at a later date.

Going by previous distribution history, Pokemon Sun and Moon as well as Ultra Sun and Moon players can expect to either make a trip to their local retailer or use a redeemable code posted online by Nintendo.


Here's the current Legendary Pokemon distribution schedule:

  • February: Dialga, a Steel- and Dragon-type or Palkia, the Water- and Dragon-type from the Sinnoh region.
  • March: Regigigas, a Normal-type or Heatran, the Fire- and Steel-type from the Sinnoh region.
  • April: Raikou, the Electric-type  or Entei, the Fire-type from the Johto region.
  • May: Xerneas, the Fairy-type or Yveltal, the Dark- and Flying-type from the Kalos region.
  • June: Zygarde, the Dragon- and Ground-type with three distinct Formes from the Kalos and Alola regions.
  • July: Tornadus, the Flying-type  or Thundurus, the Electric- and Flying-type from the Unova region.
  • August: Groudon, the Ground-type or Kyogre, the Water-type from the Hoenn region.
  • September: Latios or Latias, the Dragon- and Psychic-type from the Hoenn region.
  • October: Reshiram, the Dragon- and Fire-type or Zekrom, the Dragon- and Electric-type from the Unova region.
  • November: Ho-Oh, the Fire- and Flying-type or Lugia, the Psychic- and Flying-type from the Johto region.

As part of the Legendary Year celebration, players of the Pokemon TCG can expect a range of Legendary-themed product tie-ins including new collections, Pokemon-GX cards, and more. Those who play Pokemon Shuffle for Android and iOS will can play on two new event stages with Legendary Pokemon Dialga and Palkia, from February 6–13.

And as previously reported, Pokemon GO players can expect to see special promotions featuring Legendary Pokemon in 2018 as part of the legendary year celebration. More details will be released "soon."

The first Pokemon GO Community Day event will be held on January 20, from now until February 14, Legendary Water-type Kyogre is appearing in Raid Battles around the world.

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