The Pokémon series may be on the verge of a new release, but the Pokémon company has some goodies in store for those still playing its latest entries.
In a post to the company’s official website, it was revealed that they would be offering shiny variants of two legendaries starting in October; those legendaries being Sun and Moon’s Solgaleo and Lunala respectively. Each comes with a crimson-colored palette swap which can’t be obtained by any other legal means.
They’ll likewise be decked out with decent movesets and levels: Solgaleo will be level 60 and know the moves Sunsteel Strike, Zen Headbutt, Noble Roar and Morning Sun. Lunala will likewise be level 60, and will know the moves Moongeist Beam, Psyshock, Moonblast and Moonlight.
To get their hands on them, players will need to visit select retailers anytime between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15, whereupon they’ll receive a code they can redeem through Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon’s Mystery Gift menu.
The full instructions for how to download them are as follows:
- Open your Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon game.
- Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
- Select Receive Gift.
- Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, then Yes again to connect to the internet.
- Enter your code.
- Watch as the Legendary Pokémon arrives in your game.
- Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to receive your Legendary Pokémon.
- Be sure to save your game.
Specifics on which retailers will offer these codes has not been specified at this time.
The news comes following a busy year for the Pokémon franchise. Earlier this month, the series’ upcoming installments Sword and Shield received several new trailers, including an extensive one covering players’ new rivals, special Galarian region evolutions and more.
Fans can look forward to diving into Sword and Shield when they launch on Nov. 15 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.