Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: How to Grab Your Shiny Tapu Koko

Looking to add this terrific tiki to your collection? Here's how.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon may be on the way later this year, but if you can't wait til then to get more of your Pokemon fix, Nintendo's still got plenty of goodies in store for you in the non-Ultra games.

Marshadow and Ash Hat Pikachu are on their way in the future, and right now you can pick up the otherwise unobtainable Shiny version of the Legendary Pokemon Tapu Koko in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Tapu Koko is an Electric/Fairy type Legendary Pokemon. While you can catch it in the games normally, this is currently the only way to obtain Shiny Tapu Koko -- as the in-game version cannot be Shiny, no matter how many times you reset. Shiny Tapu Koko comes with the Electric Surge ability, holds an Electric Seed It knows the moves Discharge, Agility, and Electro Ball -- alongside its signature move, Nature's Wrath. 

How can you pick up this Pokemon for yourself? We'll give you the rundown in this short guide!

How to Get Shiny Tapu Koko in Pokemon Sun and Moon

To get this lustrous legend, you'll need to first connect your 3DS to the Internet. Once you've done that, go ahead and select Mystery Gift from the startup menu, then select Receive Gift. From the options there, pick Get Via Internet, and finally, hit Yes when asked to connect. After that, you'll download your Shiny Tapu Koko.

Once you've downloaded your Tapu Koko, make sure to pop by the deliveryman in any Pokemon center in-game to actually add it to your collection.

There's no indication that Shiny Tapu Koko will be available again in the future, so make sure to grab it before the event is over on August 14. Otherwise, you might miss out on it forever.

That's all there is to it! Check out the rest of our Pokemon Sun and Moon guides if you need more tips for the game or instructions on catching other Legendary Pokemon:

Published Jul. 20th 2017

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