Pokemon Sun And Moon Guide  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Pokemon Sun And Moon Guide  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: How to Grab Your Shiny Tapu Koko https://www.gameskinny.com/npfg8/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-grab-your-shiny-tapu-koko https://www.gameskinny.com/npfg8/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-grab-your-shiny-tapu-koko Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:26:16 -0400 Zantallion

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:

How to Unlock Marshadow in Pokemon Sun and Moon https://www.gameskinny.com/bqcx3/how-to-unlock-marshadow-in-pokemon-sun-and-moon https://www.gameskinny.com/bqcx3/how-to-unlock-marshadow-in-pokemon-sun-and-moon Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:45:23 -0400 Michael Dellapi

Although Nintendo has already given Pokemon fans a first glimpse of the newest Legendary coming to Pokemon Sun and Moon several months ago, additional information has been revealed about Marshadow to further entice players. Marshadow, the Gloomdweller Pokemon, is a mysterious creature that likes to literally hide amongst the shadows -- learning the techniques and tendencies of others while staying out of sight. Despite having a rather foreboding ability, Marshadow is known to be incredibly careful and rarely makes its presence known.

The Gloomdweller Pokemon will be the first in history to have a Fighting/Ghost type, making it particularly useful against Psychic types that would usually have an easy time against Fighting types. At the same time, it is completely immune to other Fighting types it may go up against. 

Marshadow's moveset is as unique as its very particular typing. This is the only Pokemon that can learn the move "Spectral Thief." Spectral Thief allows Marshadow to steal the stat boosts of its opponent, while still dealing damage! This is a great ability for turning around a fight that might not be going your way. Marshadow can also learn a powerful Z-Move if it already knows Spectral Thief.

But in spite of everything we know about Marshadow, there's still one questino players are asking: how will we be able to get this little guy in the game?

Unlocking Marshadow in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Marshadow has been confirmed to be a Mythical Pokemon, meaning that it will only be unlockable through a specific event. Sadly, that means you will unable to be access it right now.

We will update this guide once more information is released regarding when and where you can be able to pick up Marshadow for yourself. So stay tuned! And while you wait, be sure to check out the rest of our Pokemon Sun and Moon guides to get a competitive edge in the game. 

How to Get Beedrillite and Mawilite in Pokemon Sun and Moon https://www.gameskinny.com/wa4vg/how-to-get-beedrillite-and-mawilite-in-pokemon-sun-and-moon https://www.gameskinny.com/wa4vg/how-to-get-beedrillite-and-mawilite-in-pokemon-sun-and-moon Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:11:25 -0500 ESpalding

Every Pokémon trainer is always on a mission to "become the very best" and to collect, train and become a Pokémon Master. Some Pokémon, however, need to get items to evolve into their most powerful forms. Recently, players of Pokemon Sun and Moon were given the opportunity to receive items to mega evolve favorites Beedrill and Mawile. For this, players need to obtain the Beedrillite and Mawilite Mega Stones.

During the 2017 International Challenge which occurred in February, all qualified participants were given the opportunity to obtain a code for both of these Mega Stones -- but only if they played at least 3 qualifying matches during the course of the challenge. There were many rules which had to be followed including restricting which Pokémon could be used during the challenge and how many items could be used in battle.

As of today, March 7th, these codes are now being distributed. To activate your code, you must:

  1. Log into the Pokemon Global Link website and look for the link in the News section to get the code.
  2. Boot up your Pokemon Sun or Moon game and go to the Mystery Gift tab. Enter your code after selecting via code from the menu.
  3. After you have input the code, head to a PokéCenter and speak to the man in the orange and blue striped t-shirt.
  4. Then EVOLVE!

If you didn't participate in the event, don't worry! Everyone will be getting the codes at some point in April. More Mega Stones are expected to be unveiled through future events but there are currently no details available. Make sure you check back here later in the year to find out how and when more will be available!

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: SOS Chaining https://www.gameskinny.com/8kebf/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-sos-chaining https://www.gameskinny.com/8kebf/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-sos-chaining Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:56:19 -0500 Synzer

Pokemon Sun and Moon has a new feature where wild Pokemon call for help in battle. Whether you call it SOS calling, chaining, ally calling or ally chaining, it is all the same thing. Any and all of these refer to a method that can be used to EV train, get shiny Pokemon more easily, access hidden abilities, and obtain maxed IVs.

I'm going to go over how this chaining works, the rewards for using it, and some good Pokemon and moves to have when trying to do it.

This guide will go over everything about SOS chaining in Pokemon Sun and Moon, including:

  • SOS Calling Info -- What it is, how to do it and what you can get for it.
  • Helpful Pokemon and Moves - Pokemon and moves that can help you chain for extended periods of time.

SOS Calling (Or Ally Chaining)

If you have played at least through the first Trial in Pokemon Sun and Moon, you have probably noticed that Pokemon sometimes call for help. This is the basis of SOS chaining. When you get a Pokemon's health low, they are likely to call for help. This makes another Pokemon appear in battle next to them.

  • You cannot catch a Pokemon when there are 2 out at the same time.
  • If a Pokemon calls another that is not in the same pokemon family, you must defeat the new pokemon to keep the chain going.
    • An example of this is if Cubone calls Kangaskhan. If you defeat the Cubone and leave the Kangaskhan, no more pokemon will enter battle.
  • Not every pokemon will call for help.
    • Pokemon also have different rates at which they will call for help.
  • Sometimes a pokemon's call won't be heard, so no other pokemon will appear.

All you have to do is simply get a pokemon's health low to get them to call for help. They will sometimes call for help at full health, but this is rare. The lower their health, the more likely they are to call.

When the new pokemon comes out, defeat it. You don't have to leave the original pokemon alive, but it will make chaining easier, since you won't have to lower the health anymore.

If you continue to do this, it is called a chain. If you do it for a long time, the opponent will eventually run out of moves and use Struggle, which does recoil damage to itself.

This can cause them to faint, so you will want to eventually lower a new pokemon's health and get rid of the original.

Getting Shiny Pokemon

When you chain enough pokemon, you start to increase your chances of getting a shiny pokemon. At first, your chances start at 1/4096, and they stay that way for a while. Once you get to at least 70 in the chain, your chances go to 1/1024.

Keep in mind that if you go beyond 255, the chain resets and you have to defeat 70 more.

Perfect IVs

IV stands for Individual Value and can have a score from 0-31. These stats cannot be changed, so you will want to get them right the first time. Like EVs, IVs will increase how many points you get in a stat.

Chaining can also guarantee you get perfect (31) in a number of stats.

  • 5-9 chain - Guaranteed 1 perfect IV.
  • 10-19 chain - Guaranteed 2 perfect IVs.
  • 20-29 chain - Guaranteed 3 perfect IVs.
  • 30-255 chain - Guaranteed 4 perfect IVs.

It resets after 255. You can't choose which stats will be perfect, but there are six total stats. One of your desired stats is bound to be affected. 

Hidden Abilities

Most pokemon have hidden abilities, abilities that you cannot get normally. SOS chaining allows you get these hidden abilities for pokemon you can chain in the wild.

  • 10-19 chain - 5% chance.
  • 20-29 chain - 10% chance
  • 30-255 chain - 15% chance.

Again, the chain resets after 255. It may seem like a low chance, but it is a lot easier than encountering a shiny.

EV Training

SOS chaining can also make EV training easier. You get double the EVs when defeating a pokemon that was called into battle.

Helpful Pokemon and Moves

The first thing you will want before you begin is False Swipe, or a similar move, like Hold Back. This is a move that will not faint a pokemon, and instead leaves them at 1 HP.

There are multiple pokemon that are useful for chaining, but having a couple of Smeargle is ideal. Smeargle can learn any move by sketching it, so you can combine multiple pokemon into one. Here are some moves you will want to have.

  • Spore, or another status effect move -- This is to stop the chain when you find the pokemon you want.
    • Status effects stop pokemon from calling for help.
  • Recycle -- This combined with a held Leppa Berry ensures you never run out of PP for your moves.
    • If you are chaining a lot, you will need to recover your moves PP. Leppa Berries restore 10 PP to a depleted move.
    • Recycle gives you back the Leppa Berry you used. You can do this as many times as you want.
  • Soak -- This changes a pokemon's type to Water. Useful for fighting Ghost pokemon so that you can hit them with False Swipe.
  • Role Play, or another move that shows abilities -- If you are looking for a hidden ability, you need a way to check a pokemon's ability.
    • Role Play changes your ability to the opponent's ability, so you will know if it has a hidden one.
  • Damaging move -- This is for defeating "called" pokemon to continue the chain.
  • Recovery move -- This is to recover health so you don't have to keep wasting items.

Heal Pulse is another useful move for chaining things like Mareanie, since you have to keep Corsala alive, and Mareanie will sometimes attack it.

Parasect, Kadabra, Decidueye, and Pyukumuku are all good Pokemon that can use one of the above moves. Munchlax can learn recycle, but Snorlax can't.

pokemon sun and moon sos chaining

My main Smeargle has Leafage, Recover, Role Play and Recycle. I only used Leafage because it has 40 uses, and I was chaining Cubone. Aerial Ace or other moves that don't miss are good alternatives.

That's it for my guide on SOS chaining in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Let me know if you have any questions or chaining tips of your own!

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: Battle Royal and Battle Tree Tips https://www.gameskinny.com/xl6uk/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-battle-royal-and-battle-tree-tips https://www.gameskinny.com/xl6uk/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-battle-royal-and-battle-tree-tips Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:06:48 -0500 Synzer

If you have completed the main story in Pokemon Sun and Moon and want a challenge, or just like competitive battling, there are options other than online. Battle Royal and the Battle Tree lets you fight against in-game opponents, using competitive rules.

If you have already tried this, chances are you found out how hard the fights can be. The A.I. is ruthless and sometimes does things that don't seem possible. I am here to give you an edge that will hopefully gain you more victories in both of these game modes.

This guide will go over getting better at Battle Royal and Battle Tree in Pokemon Sun and Moon including:

  • Battle Royal and Battle Tree Info - What these game modes are, and how to access them.
  • Battle Royal and Battle Tree Tips - Tips on Pokemon and moves to sue in these game modes.

Battle Royal and Battle Tree Info

Battle Royal

The Battle Royal is located at the Battle Royal Dome in Royal Avenue on Akala Island.

It is a free-for-all game mode that has 4 trainers fighting at the same time. Each trainer picks 3 Pokemon, and fights with 1 at a time.

You get a point whenever you knockout an opponent, and for how many Pokemon you have remaining at the end of battle. Battle ends when 1 trainer's Pokemon all faint.

All your Pokemon get set to level 50 if they are above, but not if they are below. You also cannot use the same Pokemon or items more than once, and certain special Pokemon are banned.

pokemon sun and moon battle royal

There are 4 ranks: Normal, Super, Hyper, and Master. Winning a Master Rank gets you 5 BP to spend on items from the Battle Royal or Battle Tree vendors.

Battle Tree

The Battle Tree unlocks after becoming champion of the Elite 4 and is located at the northern edge of Poni Island. You have to go through the Poni Gauntlet to get there, but you will be able to fly once you discover the area.

There are 3 formats at the battle tree: Single, Double, and Multi.

  • Single is a 3v3 battle where you use 1 Pokemon at a time.
  • Double is a 4v4 battle where you use 2 Pokemon at a time.
  • Multi has the same rules as Double, except teams of 2 trainers fight each other.
    • Each trainer chooses 2 total Pokemon, and sends 1 out in battle at a time.
    • You can also choose to fight with a real-life trainer, but only locally.

Each victory gets gets you 1 BP, and a streak of 20 unlocks the Super mode of whatever format you are in.

Battle Royal and Battle Tree Tips

Battle Royal

The battle royal is a very different type of battling format, so there are some tricks you can use to give you an advantage.

  • Pokemon with Protect and Recovery moves are useful
    • Part of the challenge is just not losing Pokemon. Since you get points for how many Pokemon you have left, protecting as many as you can is your goal.
  •  Get moves that hit multiple opponents
    • These are moves like Surf, Hyper Voice, and Explosion.
    • Being able to deal a lot of damage to multiple opponents can allow you to knockout multiples at once, giving you 2 or 3 points at a time.

pokemon sun and moon battle royal

  • Get Priority moves
    • These are moves like Sucker Punch, Quick Attack, and Aqua Jet.
    • These are great because they allow you to attack first and finish off opponents that might get defeated before you can attack.
Battle Tree
  • Get as diverse a team and moveset as possible
    • You will run into all kinds of Pokemon, so you want to be able to use moves and Pokemon that are strong against a variety of type.
    • This also includes having Pokemon that do physical and special damage, or have strong physical or special defense.
  • Protect, Toxic, Burns, and Priority moves are great
    • Poisoning with Toxic can take a Pokemon down, even if they have good defenses.
    • Burns lower attack and deal continuous damage to strong physical attackers.
    • Priority moves can take out Pokemon before they have a chance to attack.

That's all for my tips at winning at Battle Royal and Battle Tree in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Remember, sometimes you just get bad luck and computer feels likes it is cheating.

This is not a foolproof way to win, but keeping these tips in mind when building teams will greatly increase your chances at winning. Let me know if you have any questions or tips of your own!

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: How to Get the Shiny Charm https://www.gameskinny.com/bns67/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-get-the-shiny-charm https://www.gameskinny.com/bns67/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-get-the-shiny-charm Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:23:22 -0500 Synzer

Chances are if you played Pokemon at all, even if you just started with Pokemon Sun and Moon, you have heard of shiny Pokemon. You might have even seen one of these elusive Pokemon in the wild, through breeding, or trading.

If getting one, or multiples, of these alternate color versions of Pokemon is your desire -- there is another way you can increase your chances! The Shiny Charm will increases your likelihood of encountering shinies, and it stacks with other methods.

What is the Shiny Charm and How do I get it?

The Shiny Charm is a key item that you can get in-game that triples your chances to run into a shiny Pokemon. This takes the rate from 1/4096 to 1/1365. It also stacks with other methods of increasing shiny odds, such as the Masuda Method.

The Masuda Method, which is breeding Pokemon from different regions in the real world, increases the chances by 6 times the normal rate. This means you can get the chance down to 1/228, a huge increase from 1/4096.

You are probably wondering to yourself, "This is great and all, but how do I get this magical item?" Well, that's the hard part. You must complete the Alola Pokedex before you can get the Shiny Charm.

pokemon sun and moon alola pokedex

The good news is, this does not mean you have to catch every Pokemon that exists, only those listed in the Alola Pokedex. This also excludes mythical Pokemon that you may not be able to get. Just look in your Pokedex, and you can see which Pokemon you still need to catch.

Getting the Shiny Charm

Once you have captured every Pokemon in the Alola Pokedex, go to the game director in the Game Freak Office in Heehea City. This is on the second island, Akala.

The building is 3 doors to the right of the Pokemon Center and the office is on the second floor. The director is the guy with a backpack in the back of the room.

When you talk to him after completing the Pokedex, he will congratulate you and give you the Shiny Charm. Since it is a key item, you don't have to worry about using it. Just enjoy your higher chance to see shinies!

That's all for how to get the shiny charm in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Let me know if you have any questions!

Pokémon Sun and Moon Guide: Festival Plaza Guests https://www.gameskinny.com/qql7a/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-festival-plaza-guests https://www.gameskinny.com/qql7a/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-festival-plaza-guests Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:53:55 -0500 Janette Ceballos

The Festival Plaza is an online hub where you can buy items, trade, and battle. At times, you will be visited by guests, NPC versions of other players. When you walk up to them, they will have either blue or red speech bubbles. Only those with red speech bubbles can give you Festival coins to spend in the plaza. To get those coins, you’ll need to satisfy their requests based on what the speech bubble says.

If the speech bubble says:

You need to:

Battle! Battle!

Look and judge their stats

Do you know how I feel?

Pick a random shop

Do you understand?

Look and judge their stats

Do you want to know a secret?

Listen to their secret. (You must also have a secret to share.)

I'm hungry

Pick a restaurant

I want my Pokémon to play

Pick a Bouncy House or Haunted House

I want to be excited

Pick a Bouncy House, Lottery Shop, or Haunted House

I want to make my Pokémon happy

Pick a Restaurant, Bouncy House, or Haunted House

I want to meet! I want to meet!

Look at their stats compared to other plaza guests

I want to see great moves!

Pick a Restaurant, Bouncy House, or Dye Shop

I want to shop

Pick a Store

I want to treat myself!

Pick a Store, Fortune Teller, or Lottery Shop

Listen! Listen!

Listen to what the guest says

Tell me! Tell me!

Answer their question about you

To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of facilities guests can be sent to.

Facility Type

Specific Shops

Bouncy House

Clink-Clunk Land

Stomp-Stomp House

Phew-Phew Gym

Thump-Bump Park


Big Dreams

Gold Rush

Treasure Hunt


Rare Kitchen

Battle Table

Friendship Café

Friendship Parlor

Haunted House

Ghosts' Den

Trick Room

Confuse Ray

Dye Shops

Team Red

Team Yellow

Team Green

Team Blue

Team Orange

Team Navy Blue

Team Purple

Team Pink

Fortune Teller

Kanto Tent

Johto Tent

Hoenn Tent

Sinnoh Tent

Unova Tent

Kalos Tent

Pokémon House


Ball Shop

General Store

Battle Store

Soft Drink Parlor


Effort Shop

They’ll give a few coins at first, but guests that visit again will give more FC, so be sure to check back daily for these easy coins to spend on shops!

What other tips and tricks would you like to know about? Be sure to let us know!

Guide to Malasada in Pokémon Sun and Moon https://www.gameskinny.com/9y5dr/guide-to-malasada-in-pokemon-sun-and-moon https://www.gameskinny.com/9y5dr/guide-to-malasada-in-pokemon-sun-and-moon Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:19:22 -0500 Janette Ceballos

Affection is a mechanic in Pokemon Sun and Moon that can boost your pokémon’s ability to dodge and survive attacks that would otherwise knock them out. It turns out to be pretty handy when battling other pokémon, so doing things like petting and feeding your pokémon beans are worth your time.

Another way to raise Affection is by feeding pokémon malasada, a donut-like dessert (its name translates to “poorly cooked"). This sweet treat can be found at malasada shops in Hau’oli City, Royal Avenue and Malie City.

Malasadas come in a variety of flavors, with each being liked or hated by certain Natures of pokémon. Giving a pokémon a malasada flavor it really likes will boost Affection significantly. Flavors pokémon are neutral about still boosts Affection, but not by much, and disliked flavors only give one heart of Affection.

If you are considering buying a malasada for quickly bonding with your pokémon, you should know that only certain shops sell certain flavors.


Shop Location

Natures that Like This Flavor

Natures that Dislike This Flavor


Malie City










Royal Avenue










Royal Avenue










Malie City










Hau’oli City










Appears in random shops



Big- heals status effects, can only be bought once a day

Item you can carry



*Mystical malasada is the rarest of the treats and has the highest boost for Affection. To find out where this flavor is being sold, just break into someone's home and watch television (but don't steal anything!). An announcer will say what mystical flavor is on the menu for the area.

So there you have it, a quick run-down of how malasada affects your pokémon. If you’re still looking to boost Affection, check out our guide on Pokémon Refresh!

What other tips and trick would you like to know about? Let us know in the comments and enjoy bonding with your pokémon!

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: All Move Tutor Locations and Utility https://www.gameskinny.com/zw0lc/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-all-move-tutor-locations-and-utility https://www.gameskinny.com/zw0lc/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-all-move-tutor-locations-and-utility Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:08:38 -0500 Autumn Fish

Just like all new Pokemon games in this day and age, Sun and Moon has its fair share of move tutors. If you're a veteran player, you're likely already expecting to see the return of the starter tutors, legendary tutors, move reminder and move deleter. Alongside the regular cast, you can expect to find a Draco Meteor tutor and a shocking new Volt Tackle tutor while exploring Alola.

To no one's surprise, all of Sun and Moon's move tutors are scattered about the Alola region like rainbow sprinkles on a chocolate cupcake. Again, Game Freak sticks with realism over convenience; many of these helpful trainers are located where you might actually expect to find them. However, that doesn't mean they're easy to locate when you set out to search for them.

We hunted down every move tutor found in Pokemon Sun and Moon to bring you a proper guide on their locations and utility. Following the instructions in this guide, you'll learn how to find and utilize every move tutor in the game.

Where to Find the Move Deleter

Pokemon Sun and Moon Move Tutor Locations Guide Deleter

You'll discover the Move Deleter first in your adventures around Alola. He's found on Melemele Island, inside the Pokemon Center in Hau'oli City's Shopping District, standing right in front of the PokeMart counter.

The Move Deleter does exactly what you'd imagine: it deletes your Pokemon's moves. In previous generations, this was the only way to get rid of HM moves on a Pokemon, since they couldn't be replaced. However, there are no HMs in Gen 7 thanks to the advent of Ride Pokemon, and thus, his main purpose has been completely eradicated. Yet here he stands, still deleting moves for trainers' Pokemon.

How to Find Starter Pokemon Move Tutors

Pokemon Sun and Moon Move Tutor Locations Guide Starter

Next, you'll find the Grass Pledge, Fire Pledge and Water Pledge tutor standing next to the Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn and Hydro Cannon tutor on the back row of the Shopping Mall in Hau'oli City on Melemele Island. Note that the mall is closed the first time you pass by. It only opens uo after beating the Kahuna of Melemele Island.

The trainer on the left teaches the ultimate moves Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn and Hydro Cannon to fully-evolved starter Pokemon from any region. These moves all have 150 Power at 90 Accuracy, but they leave the user defenseless on the next turn.

The trainer on the right teaches the synergistic Pledge moves to fully-evolved starter Pokemon from any region. These moves each have 80 Power at 100 Accuracy, and they do extra damage when used together with other Pledge moves.

How to Find the Volt Tackle Move Tutor

Pokemon Sun and Moon Move Tutor Locations Guide Volt Tackle

In Konikoni City on Akala Island, you'll find the Volt Tackle move tutor training some Pikachus by the sea. If you fly to the Pokemon Center, you'll find her by walking straight up the path until you reach a dead end.

In past generations, you needed to breed a Pikachu holding a Light Ball in hopes to get the move Volt Tackle on a hatched Pichu. However, Sun and Moon gave Pikachu it's own Z-move, Catastropika, which requires Volt Tackle in order to execute. Finally, we can all kiss Light Ball breeding goodbye.

Keep in mind, she'll only teach Volt Tackle to Pikachu. Don't bother bringing your Pichu or Raichu to her, because she just won't train them.

How to Find the Mythical Move Tutor

Pokemon Sun and Moon Move Tutor Locations Guide Mythical Secret Sword Relic Song

The Mythical Move Tutor for Secret Sword and Relic Song is found in Akala Island's Hano Grand Resort, standing in the lobby to the left of the main desk with an Alolan Meowth by his side.

He'll teach Secret Sword to Keldeo and Relic Song to Meloetta. Neither Pokemon is currently (legitimately) available in Sun and Moon, so he's more or less just a piece of furniture until Pokemon Bank support arrives in January.

How to Find Dragon Move Tutors

Pokemon Sun and Moon Move Tutor Locations Guide Draco Meteor Dragon Ascent

Both the Draco Meteor and Dragon Ascent move tutors are found on Poni Island, in the Seafolk Village Pokemon Center. The girl in the back between the Center and Cafe counters teaches Draco Meteor, while the guy in the red shirt near the front teaches Dragon Ascent.

Draco Meteor is a Special Dragon move with 130 Power and 90 Accuracy. Many Dragon-type Pokemon are eligible to learn it, including Silvally and Arceus with their respective Dragon typings.

Dragon Ascent, on the other hand, is a move that only Rayquaza can learn. Much like the Mythical Move Tutor, this guy is nothing more than a wrinkly decoration in your Seafolk Village Pokemon Center until Pokemon Bank compatibility comes in January.

And those are all of the Move Tutors found in Pokemon Sun and Moon! Unfortunately, they didn't bring in a full array of them like in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, but a Volt Tackle tutor is certainly a welcome surprise.

If you need any more assistance, be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: How to Find and Catch Kommo-O https://www.gameskinny.com/df34z/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-find-and-catch-kommo-o https://www.gameskinny.com/df34z/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-find-and-catch-kommo-o Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:36:18 -0500 Unclepulky

Every generation of Pokemon has what's known as a pseudo legendary. These Pokemon are always extremely rare -- they all have three evolutionary forms and a base stat total of 600. In the past, we've seen Dragonite, Tyranitar, Salamance, Metagross, Garchomp, Hydreigon, and Goodra. And in Pokemon Sun and Moon, Kommo-O has joined their ranks.

In this guide, I'll be going over how you can catch the Dragon/Fighting type Kommo-O in the wild, thus becoming just a bit closer to completing your Pokedex.

Also, when you're done with this guide, remember to check out our other guides for Pokemon Sun and Moon.

How To Catch Kommo-O

Kommo-O, along with its pre-evolutions, Jangmo-O and Hakamo-O, can be found in both Sun and Moon at the Poni Canyon. Specifically, in the patch of grass right outside the Altar of the Sunne or Moon, depending on your version, you have a small chance of encountering Jangmo-O.

Once you find a wild Jangmo-O, here's what you do.

  • Use an Adrenaline Orb, which, if you don't have any, can be purchased at any Pokemon Center.
  • Damage Jangmo-O. It dosen't matter how much so long as you don't make it faint.
  • At this point, Jangmo-O will call for help, and a Hakamo-O will appear. Once it does, make the Jangmo-O faint.
  • Damage Hakamo-O, and, your Adrenaline Orb still in effect, Hakamo-O will call for help from its fully evolved form, Kommo-O.
  • Make Hakamo-O faint.
  • Damage and catch Hakamo-O.

Congratulations! You now have one of the most powerful non-legendary Pokemon in Sun and Moon!

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: How to Get Type: Null and Cosmog https://www.gameskinny.com/w374v/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-get-type-null-and-cosmog https://www.gameskinny.com/w374v/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-get-type-null-and-cosmog Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:22:24 -0500 Synzer

Pokemon Sun and Moon have several rare and hard to get Pokemon. Type Null and Cosmog are 2 Pokemon that you can only get 1 of, and you get them after you have completed the main game.

I'm going to go over how to get each of these Pokemon so you can get 1 step closer to completing your Pokedex.

Reader Beware: There are obvious spoilers ahead!

And be sure to check out our other guides for Pokemon Sun and Moon

How to Get Pokemon Type: Null

If you have played through Pokemon Sun and Moon, you will know this is the main Pokemon Gladion used, and the one it ran away with.

Once you complete the game, you can get your very own Type: Null! This is not the same one that Gladion uses, and is instead an extra one he wants to be kept secret.

After defeating the Pokemon League for the first time, head back to Aether Paradise. It is a separate island that you can fly to.

  • Go to the elevator and choose the 2nd floor.
  • Go to the back, where you met Lusamine during the story, and you will find Gladion there instead.
  • Talk to him, and he will give you a Pokemon Type: Null.

pokemon sun and moon type: null

Type: Null evolves into Sivally when it reaches max happiness. Sivally has special items it can hold called Memories, which can change its type.

The best part is Gladion gives you all of these items, so you can make your Sivally any type you wish!

How to Get Pokemon Type: Cosmog

Cosmog, the same Pokemon that Lillie calls Nebby throughout the entire story, is also obtainable. To do so:

  • You must have your version's Legendary, Lunala for Moon and Solgaleo for Sun, in your party.
  • Go to the Altar of the Sunne/Moone after you have completed the story. Interact with the portal there.
    • Note: This must be done at night if you play Sun, and day if you play Moon.

pokemon sun and moon legendary

  • This will take you to an opposite version of your world.
    • For example: Altar of the Sunne will change to Altar of the Moone.
  • While in this alternate world, go to the Lake of the Sunne/Moone
  • Go up the steps until you reach the top, then a cutscene will start.
  • You get Cosmog after everything is over.

The special thing about Cosmog is that it evolves into Cosmoem, then your version's exclusive Legendary. This is Lunala if you are playing Moon and Solgaleo if you are playing Sun.

It does not matter how you get Cosmog; it will only evolve into the legendary of your game. You will need to trade to get the other version's exclusive Legendary.

That's all for this Pokemon Sun and Moon guide. Now you know how to get two exclusive Pokemon and can fill up that Pokedex! 

What are your favorite Pokemon in the series' latest iteration? Are you going after these rare and elusive Pokemon? Let us know if the comments below!

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: Getting the Most out of the Festival Plaza https://www.gameskinny.com/yhhaq/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-getting-the-most-out-of-the-festival-plaza https://www.gameskinny.com/yhhaq/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-getting-the-most-out-of-the-festival-plaza Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:18:55 -0500 Synzer

The Festival Plaza is where all the online and multiplayer features take place in Pokemon Sun and Moon. There is much more that you can do in the Festival Plaza, however, and it can greatly help you in many ways throughout your game.

We're going to go over everything you can do in the Festival Plaza, as well as some tips at using it effectively.

And be sure to check out our other guides for Pokemon Sun and Moon

So What is the Festival Plaza? 

The Festival Plaza is a place you can visit anytime by opening your menu and selecting Festival Plaza. This is where you go to use Pokemon Sun and Moon's multiplayer features, such as battling and trading. The first time you go to the Festival Plaza, you will get a short tutorial that explains the area's basics.

You will get seven random facilities at the beginning, which is the total you can have at one time.

  • As you level up the Festival Plaza, you can get more facilities, but since you can only have seven at a time, you will need to replace one of your current facilities.
  • You can also choose not to replace, and just keep your current facilities.
Leveling the Plaza and Earning Festival Coins

You can level up the Festival Plaza and unlock more features and shops by gaining Festival Coins (FC). This can be done in a number of ways.

  • When you connect to the Pokemon Sun and Moon to the internet, or pass by people in the real world, NPC versions of those players will appear in your plaza.
    • When chat bubble for these NPCs has a red color, talking to them will cause an event that gives you FC.

pokemon sun and moon festival plaza npcs

  • Wonder Trading will cause the player's NPC to appear in the castle. Go talk to them to earn FC.
  • Completing Missions -- Hang on, more details on that later.

You can keep leveling the Festival Plaza as much as you want, but the amount of FC you need to level will start to increase. Below is a list of bonuses you get at certain Festival Plaza ranks.

  • Rank 4 - Unlocks Missions.
  • Rank 8 - Can talk to players to get stores.
  • Rank 10 - Can order clothes from players.
  • Rank 20 - Can change the name of the Festival Plaza.
  • Rank 30 - Unlocks enhanced services in shops.
  • Rank 40 - Unlocks ability to change Festival Plaza music.
  • Rank 50 - Unlocks the Glitz theme for the castle.
  • Rank 60 - Unlocks the Fairy Tale theme for the castle.
  • Rank 70 - Unlocks the Subdued theme for the castle.
  • Rank 100 - Unlocks the "I reached Festival Plaza Rank 100!" greeting.
Missions: Adventuring for Festival Coins

When you connect Pokemon Sun and Moon to the internet, you will sometimes see a "Mission Started" message come across the top of the touch screen.

You can also join missions by talking to the woman outside of the castle entrance. Talking to her once a day gives you Festival tickets, which are required if you want to host a mission, although you can join any mission for free, which are the best ways to get FC -- especially if you get a lot of people on the same mission. 

There are several missions you can choose from, like one that involves talking to the person that is speaking a specific language.

For example, if you do the Japanese Lesson missions, walk up to NPCs to see what they say in their chat bubbles. You'll be looking for Japanese words, like Konnichiwa. Talking to these NPCs will earn you points in this specific scenario.

Note: The more points you and all a mission's participants get, the more FC you will earn when the mission is over.

pokemon sun and moon festival plaza missions

Festival Plaza Shops

There are seven types of shops in the Festival Plaza, and you can have a maximum of seven in your Plaza at one time. You can have multiples of the same shop if you choose, but only seven total. Below is a list of each shop and what it offers.

  • Lottery - Draw for a random prize once a day.
  • Bouncy House - Boosts Stats (EVs) once a day.
  • Haunted House - Send one of your Pokemon out to get items once a day.
  • Store - Purchase various items using FC.
  • Restaurant - Purchase meals for your Pokemon to raise happiness stat.
  • Fortune Teller - Gives you hints of which shops you should visit.
    • This gives a chance for you to collect rare items, can give more FC and can unlock extra phrases to say in the Festival Plaza.
  • Dye Shop - Lets you dye white clothes.
GameSkinny's Suggested Shops

The shops that help the most, especially if you want to do competitive battling, are the Bouncy Houses, Restaurants and Stores.

There are three types of Bouncy House and each can raise two stats. All of them can be rank 1-5, but the higher ranked ones are exclusive to either Sun or Moon. You can only get higher Bounce House ranks from interacting with players with the opposite version of your base game.

Let's look at what each Shop provides. 

Bouncy Houses
  • Thump-Bump Park - Raises Attack and Special Attack.
    • High ranks are exclusive to Moon.
  • Clink-Clunk Land - Raises Defense and Special Defense.
    • High ranks are exclusive to Sun.
  • Stomp-Stomp House - Raises HP and Speed.
    • The 5 star version is exclusive to Moon.

pokemon sun and moon festival plaza ev training

  • Friendship Cafe/Parlor - These will increase a Pokemon's happiness, but also lower EVs.
    • This is helpful for getting a Friendship boost, or if you want to reset your EVs.
  • Rare Diner - These shops sell meals that will level up your Pokemon.
  • Battle Table - These shops sell meals that will raise your Pokemon's stats.
  • Pharmacy - The three-star versions, which are exclusive to Sun, sell Vitamins that boost EVs up to 100.

We would suggest getting one of each type above, but the Pharmacy can be substituted for whatever you want, if you don't mind buying the vitamins from the Pokemon Center.

Festival Plaza Multiplayer Options

Finally, the multiplayer. The Festival Plaza is where you must go if you want to battle or trade with other Pokemon Sun and Moon players.

You can talk to any of your guests in the Plaza, then select them as one of your VIPs. This adds them to a list so that you can see them whenever you want, even if they aren't on your guest list.

Note: Think of it as a Friends List.

When you go to the Plaza, just touch the Battle or Trade icon on the touch screen to interact with these players. 

pokemon sun and moon multiplayer options

Battling in the Festival Plaza

There are three different battle modes you can choose from: 

  • Link Battle - This lets you compete in a Single, Double, Multi or Battle Royal battle against people on your guest or VIP List.
  • Battle Spot - This is the main battle and matchmaking option.
    • This option randomly matches you with other players for a Free Battle, Rating Battle, Online Competition or Friendly Competition.
    • There are specific rules for Rating Battles and Competitions, so pay attention to them before you begin. 
  • Download Rules - This lets you download specific rules for battling.
Trading in the Festival Plaza

There are two different ways to trade in the Festival Plaza: 

  • Link Trade - This lets you trade with anyone on your guest or VIP list.
  • GTS - You can deposit a Pokemon here and ask for a particular Pokemon in return. 
    • When someone fulfills the requirements you set, your Pokemon will automatically be traded and you can pick up your new Pokemon whenever you check the GTS again.
    • You can use the GTS to "Seek Pokemon," or see what other Pokemon people have deposited.
    • If you have their desired Pokemon, you will trade automatically when you select it.

There are a lot of features in the Festival Plaza, but this should cover everything you need to know to be a great trainer! Now you can build up your Plaza and fully enjoy all of the multiplayer options Pokemon Sun and Moon has to offer.

What's your favorite things about the Festival Plaza? Let us know in the comments below! 

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: Pokemon Refresh https://www.gameskinny.com/m0bn8/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-pokemon-refresh https://www.gameskinny.com/m0bn8/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-pokemon-refresh Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:12:13 -0500 Synzer

Pokemon Sun and Moon has a revamped version of Pokemon Amie, called Pokemon Refresh. This is a way to gain affection for your Pokemon by petting and feeding it Poke Beans.

There are multiple benefits for raising your affection level, and we're going to go over all of them in this guide.

Note: Affection is not happiness. You still have to raise your Pokemon's happiness separately.

And be sure to check out our other guides for Pokemon Sun and Moon

What is Pokemon Refresh in Pokemon Sun and Moon?

Pokemon Refresh is a feature that allows you to pet, cure and feed your Pokemon. Doing these things will increase the Pokemon's affection, which gives benefits in battle like avoiding attacks and extra experience.

You can access this feature by opening the menu and selecting Pokemon Refresh, which you gain access to this shortly after selecting your starting Pokemon.

You may also get an icon popup for this feature on the touch screen after a battle. This means there is an effect on your Pokemon that you can cure for extra affection.

Touch the icon in the top-right, then select the right tool for the job. You must rub your Pokemon's problem spots with the tool until the negative status effect goes away. 

pokemon sun and moon pokemon refresh

Each tool has a different effect on different circumstances: 

  • Medicine - This is used to cure any status effect, such as Poison or Paralysis.
  • Comb - This is used when Pokemon get puff balls on their body.
  • Rag - This is used to clean up mud.
  • Brush - This is used to brush away dirt.
  • Dryer - This is used to dry your Pokemon if they get wet.
Gaining Your Pokemon's Affection 

Curing any of the above effects after battle will gain you affection, but there are other ways to gain affection, too! 

  • Petting your Pokemon
  • Feeding you Pokemon Poke Beans
  • Randomly during and after battle

There are also three meters to keep track of in Refresh. You can access these meters by touching the bottom right of the screen during Refresh, and selecting the Pokemon you want.

  • Affection - This meter shows your Pokemon's total affection
  • Fullness - This meter shows how hungry each of your Pokemon are, which you can directly affect by feeding them Poke Beans.
  • Enjoyment - This meter shows how excited each Pokemon is, which you can directly affect by petting them.

Keep in mind: Affection never goes down, but Fullness and Enjoyment do. If either of those two are not maxed, you can do one of the above activities to raise your affection level.

When feeding beans, the patterned and rainbow beans, which you can find on Poke Pelago, provide more Affection than the standard beans.

Note: Feeding your Pokemon two Rainbow Beans, then petting them will give you max affection -- even if you start at 0.

pokemon sun and moon rainbow beans

Benefits of Pokemon Refresh

Now that you know how to raise your affection, it is time to show you why it is so important to do so when going through the game.

Note: These benefits only apply to single player and will not work online, at the Battle Tree, or the Battle Royal Dome.

Ok. Each stage of affection, which is the number of hearts shown on the affection meter, adds extra benefits.

  • 2 Hearts - Increases the amount of experience Pokemon gain by 20%
  • 3 Hearts -  Pokemon has a chance to survive at 1 HP when it gets hit by a move that would have knocked it out.
    • This chance increases as you gain more affection.
  • 4 Hearts - Pokemon has a chance to cure its status effect on its own, and may avoid enemy attacks.
  • 5 Hearts - Increases Pokemon's chance to get a critical hit.

When going through the game, getting at least two hearts is very helpful because it will help you level up faster. Three and four hearts is also very helpful because you will be able to survive at times when you would have lost.

pokemon sun and moon pokemon refresh

There you have it, all you need to know about raising affection in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Now you can have a deeper connection to your Pokemon, and get great benefits for doing so! You'll be a Pokemon master in no time!

How do you think the affection system works in Pokemon Sun and Moon? Is it a good addition? Let us know in the comments below! 

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: How to Unlock Extra Throwing Styles https://www.gameskinny.com/kyawl/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-unlock-extra-throwing-styles https://www.gameskinny.com/kyawl/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-unlock-extra-throwing-styles Sun, 27 Nov 2016 05:00:01 -0500 Synzer

Ever wanted to change how your trainer throws in Pokemon at the start of battle? Well, now you can in Pokemon Sun and Moon! There are multiple styles you can choose from, but all of them must be unlocked. What's more, you also must go to a specific person when you want to change your throwing style. 

Here we'll go over all the different throwing styles available in Pokemon Sun and Moon, how to unlock them and where to change them.

How to Change Your Throwing Style

There is an NPC on Pokemon Sun and Moon's third island, Ula'ula, that will allow you to change how you throw your Poke Ball at the start of each battle.

  • You can find this NPC, who looks like an old man, in the Outer Cape, which is north of Malie City
  • Talk to the old man and he will allow you to change your throwing style, as well as see which other styles are available in the game.
  • He will also give you a hint on where to find these additional throwing styles.

pokemon sun and moon reverent style

Unfortunately, you cannot preview a throwing style, but luckily, you can test out your new throwing style almost immediately by going into the grass nearby. That way, you don't have to venture far to find out if you want to keep using your currently equipped throwing style or not. 

How to Unlock Throwing Styles

Below is a list of each throwing style and how to get them.

  • Normal - This is the default style you start with.
  • Elegant - When you talk to the NPC to unlock styles.
  • Girlish - Defeat Lana in Konikoni City on Akala Island.
    • You must go to her house and fight her little sister in the back room, then Lana will appear.
    • You can do this after you completed Lana's trial.
  • Reverent - This throw style is unlocked through different scenarios, depending on which version of Pokemon Sun and Moon you're playing.
    • Sun - Go to Kiawe's house -- the one with the Magmar inside -- at night after you have completed Kiawe's Trial.
      • You will find Kiawe upstairs. You must defeat him to unlock the style.
    • Moon - Go the Restaurant in Konikoni City during the day, after you have completed Mallow's Trial.
      • Go upstairs to talk to Mallow, then agree to fight her at Lush Forest.
      • Go to Lush Forest and talk to the Wimpod at the beginning to make her fight you.
  • Smug - Defeat Gladion before going to the Pokemon League.
  • Left-Handed - Defeat Ilima in Hau'oli City.
  • Passionate - Get a 50-win streak at the Battle Tree.
  • Idol - Win a Master Rank battle at the Battle Royal Dome.

pokemon sun and moon throwing style

Alright! You're well on your way to being a master trainer in Pokemon Sun and Moon! That's all for now about Throwing styles. Now you can enter every battle with style and show off your awesome skills! 

Check out our other guides on Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun and Moon Competitive Guide: Breeding https://www.gameskinny.com/k2i7j/pokemon-sun-and-moon-competitive-guide-breeding https://www.gameskinny.com/k2i7j/pokemon-sun-and-moon-competitive-guide-breeding Sat, 26 Nov 2016 13:00:01 -0500 Synzer

Breeding Pokemon has always been important when it comes to competitive play. That doesn't change in Pokemon Sun and Moon, but the breeders in the latest installment of the franchise are a little different.

In the game's latest iteration, there is a Nursery instead of a Daycare. The name isn't the only thing that's changed, though: Pokemon left at the Nursery no longer level up. Instead, the Nursery is solely used for Breeding.

So, with that in mind, I'm going to go over what breeding is and why it is important. You will also want to check out my guide on EV training afterward if you are planning on getting into competitive Pokemon play.

What is Breeding?

Breeding is when you leave two Pokemon of opposite genders at the Nursery. Doing this:

  • You will get an egg, as long as both Pokemon are in the same egg group
  • The Pokemon that hatches will be the same as the female parent
  • You can also use Ditto to breed with any Pokemon that is able to breed.
    • Which will produce whatever Pokemon you breed with Ditto, regardless of gender.

The Nursery is located at Paniola Ranch on Akala Island. The flight path to Paniola Ranch will put you in front of the Nursery.

Why Breed?

When you breed, the little Pokemon starts at 0 EVs, so you can train the Pokemon to have whatever stats you wish.

Breeding also allows you to pass on Natures, have an increased chance to be Shiny, teach a Pokemon moves it could not otherwise learn and more.

Even if your Pokemon has everything you need, it is a good idea to breed it if you did not properly EV train it. This method is typically used for Pokemon you went through the story with, but could not EV train at the time.


When you leave two Pokemon at the Nursery that can produce an egg, the woman outside of the Nursery will give it to you once it is produced. If she has her arms folded, that means she has an egg ready for pickup.

pokemon sun and moon breeding

An egg will take up a spot in your party, so keep that in mind when picking it up from the Nursery. (Note: You can pick up eggs even if you have a full party. Just send one of the other Pokemon or eggs to the PC.) 

What's more, when you have an egg with you, all you need to do is walk around until it hatches. There are ways to make this much faste:

  • A Pokemon with the Flame Body ability will cause eggs to hatch faster if you have it in your party.
  • You can also ride Tauros to make the eggs hatch much faster. Make sure you run by holding down the B button.

If you do these things, you can hatch Pokemon eggs in a minute or less. 

Natures, Abilities, Poke Balls and Egg Moves

The Right Nature

One of the things you want to focus on when getting into competitive battling is the Nature of your Pokemon.

When you check your Pokemon's summary, check the second screen by pressing "right" on the d-pad. This will show your Pokemon's nature.

  • Each Nature will either raise a stat, lower another stat or change nothing.
  • The stat screen of your Pokemon's summary will show you which stats are raised and lowered, if any
    • Red means a stat is raised
    • Blue means a stat is lowered.

If you want to ensure a Nature is passed to a Pokemon's offspring when breeding, then have your Pokemon with the desired Nature hold an Everstone.

  • For example, if you have a Ditto with a Jolly Nature, have it hold an Everstone, then the children that hatch will have the same Jolly Nature.

If your Pokemon does not have the ability you're looking for, you can breed until it gets the correct one. (Note: If the ability you want is a hidden ability, you cannot breed this ability unless the parent already has it.)

If you do breed a Pokemon that has a hidden ability, you will have a chance to get the hidden ability. It is not guaranteed, so you just keep breeding until you get it.

Poke Balls

If you captured a Pokemon with a special Poke Ball, such as an Ultra Ball or a Luxury Ball, you can breed this as well.

Whenever a Pokemon in a different type of Pokeball is bred, the children can hatch in this ball as well.

Egg Moves

There are certain moves a Pokemon can only learn if they breed with another Pokemon that knows the move. Both Pokemon must also be in the same egg group.

  • For example:, Sneasel can learn Ice Punch, but only through breeding. It is in the Field Egg Group, so a female Sneasel must breed with a male Pokemon in the same group that knows Ice Punch.

Lopunny is a Pokemon that can breed with Sneasel. However, it must also breed with a Pokemon that knows Ice Punch. Hitmonchan can learn Ice Punch by leveling up, and can breed with Lopunny. So, as you can see, it can take chain breeding to get a move you want.

Masuda Method

The Masuda Method is a way to get shiny Pokemon more easily. 

  • Breeding Pokemon from different regions, such as Japan and America, gives you an increased chance to produce a shiny offspring.

You can check the region by looking at the top-right of the screen when you check a Pokemon's summary.

pokemon sun and moon masuda method

If you see nothing, it is the same region your game is in. If you see something else, such as JPN or SPA, then it is different from your region.

So there you have it: That's all for my guide on Breeding in Pokemon Sun and Moon. There's obviously a lot of work that goes into breeding Pokemon. However, with a little practice, some patience and a splash of luck, you'll be hatching powerful -- and maybe even rare -- Pokemon in no time. 

Did any of these tips help you on your journey to Catch em' All? Did you find other methods that worked for you that weren't mentioned here? Let us know in the comments! 

Pokemon Sun and Moon Competitive Guide: EV Training https://www.gameskinny.com/nymcf/pokemon-sun-and-moon-competitive-guide-ev-training https://www.gameskinny.com/nymcf/pokemon-sun-and-moon-competitive-guide-ev-training Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:32:55 -0500 Synzer

Chances are if you have played the Pokemon series before, you've heard of EV Training. Pokemon Sun and Moon have added some new ways to EV train, as well as making normal EV training easier.

For those that don't know, EV training is basically required if you want to get into competitive battling, because it increases your Pokemon's stats by a lot. I'm going to explain EV's, the different methods of training them, and good EV grinding spots for each stat.

This guide will go over everything about EV training in Pokemon Sun and Moon including:

  • What are EVs and what is EV Training? - The basics of what EVs mean and what EV training does.
  • EV Training Methods - The different ways you can increase EVs in Pokemon Sun and Moon.
  • EV Training Spots - Pokemon and spots that are good for EV training.

What are EVs and what is EV Training?

EV stands for Effort Value, and this raises your Pokemon's stats. Every time you defeat a Pokemon, you get 1 or more EV points in a particular stat. These are not actual stat points, because every 4 EVs gives you 1 actual stat point.

Each Pokemon gives a certain stat, so it is important to know what that is before training.

As you gain EVs for certain stats, those stats will increase higher than normal. For example, if you defeat only Pokemon that give Special Attack, you will increase your Special Attack stat by a lot when you start to level up. In contrast, your other stats will not rise as much.

Each Pokemon can only gain 510 total EVs and each stat can only go to 252. This means that if you max out 2 stats, you will have 6 points left over.

Every point makes a big difference so it is a good idea to focus on no more than 3 stats. Making a Pokemon "balanced" will not help it in competitive battling because its good stats will not be high enough.

Let's take a new Pokemon, Salazzle for example. It has a great Speed and Special Attack but the other stats are below average. You would want to max out EVs in Speed and Special Attack because this is what Salazzle is good at. The extra points would go into HP, because it is only 1 extra point and gaining more HP is always helpful.

EV Training

As I pointed out earlier, you gain Evs by defeating Pokemon, so EV training is simply defeating Pokemon until you have Max EVs, 510.

Held Items and Pokemon Calling/Chaining

Most Pokemon give 1-2 EVs in a certain stat. Normally, it would take forever to EV train, but there are ways to speed this up.

Pokemon Sun and Moon Power anklet

  • Power Items are held items that increase the amount of EVs you gain from a certain stat by 8.
    • You can buy these with Battle Points (BP) at the Battle Royal Dome on Akala Island.
    • You get Battle Points from winning at the Battle Royal Dome or Battle Tree after finishing the game.
    • Each costs 16 BP.
    • This means you can get 9 or 10 EVs from a Pokemon if you hold one of these items.
  • Pokemon that are called into battle because of the new S.O.S feature will give you double the amount of EVs
    • This is applied to every new Pokemon that appears, so if you have a held item, you can get 18-20 instead of the 1-2.

There is also a rare virus called Pokerus that you can get on your Pokemon. Do not be alarmed, this is a very good thing and will not harm your game or Pokemon in anyway.

  • If a Pokemon has Pokerus, it doubles the amount of EVs it gets.
    • This means if you have a held item and defeat called Pokemon, you will get 36 EVs for a Pokemon that normally gives 1.
Breeding and Reducing EVs

As you are going through the story, you will fight all kinds of Pokemon that give you different EVs. For this reason, you will usually have to breed the Pokemon you want to use competitively since they will start at 0 EVs.

You can reduce your EVs by using certain berries, but this can take a long time since you will have to find them and grow them on Poke Pelago.

If you have the Friendship Cafe/Parlor in the Festival Plaza, you can also buy meals to reduce certain stats.

If you want to check a Pokemon's EVs, just open the summary of that Pokemon when you are not in battle, then press Y. The yellow graph in the middle shows their initial base stats, and the orange or blue graph shows how many Evs it currently has.

Yellow means it does not have max Evs of 510 and Blue means it does have max. If a stat has sparkles near it, it is maxed out.

EV Training Methods

There are ways to raise EVs other than normal training. The other 3 methods are Poke Pelago, Festival Plaza, and Vitamins.

Poke Pelago 

If you build the Isle Evelup in Poke Pelago, you can set Pokemon there to train on a certain stat. You can set multiple Pokemon and how many sessions they will complete.

Each session last 30 minutes and will grant 4 Evs in the chosen stat. This is a slow, yet passive way of training stats. This is good to use in addition to normal training or when you won't be playing/using that Pokemon for a while. Check out my guide on Poke Pelago if you want more detailed info on how it works.

Festival Plaza

The Festival Plaza has Bouncy Houses that lets you raise EVs in certain stats, but can only be used once a day. You can get multiples of the same house if you want to raise more.


The Pokemon Center at route 10 in Mount Hokulani sells vitamins that you can use to raise EVs. This is located on the 3rd island, Ula'ula.

Each one raises a certain stat by 10 points, but you cannot raise it past 100 using vitamins. If you are already at 100 or higher, you cannot use them. They cost 10,000 each.

EV Training Spots

The main method will still be old-fashioned EV grinding, so you will want to know good spots for the stats you want to raise. These will all be on the 1st island, Melemele, for convenience. Feel free to let me know of any other spots you find helpful.

It is best to have a Pokemon with False Swipe to lower the health of the original Pokemon, then knock out all the others it calls.

pokemon sun and moon false swipe tm

  • Caterpie, Route 1 - These give 1 HP EV each and are very common.
    • Be careful because if it calls Metapod or Butterfree, you will need to run. Those 2 do not give HP EVs.
  • Munchlax/Happiny Route 1 - These also give 1 HP and Munchlax can call in Happiny.
    • I prefer this, but they are not as common as Caterpie. They are in the grassy areas where you have to use Tauros to break rocks.
  • Yungoos or Pikipek, Route 1 - These give 1 Attack EV each and are very common.
  • Rogenrolla, Ten Carat Hill to the south of the island - These give 1 Defense EV each, but do not fight its evolved forms.
  • Cubone, Wela Volcano Park on Akala Island - I like to use these sometimes just to try to get a shiny Cubone.
    • They are easier than Roggenrolla since they don't have Sturdy, which lets Roggenrolla survive with 1 HP.
    • The only problem is that they can call Kangaskhan sometimes, which do not give Defense EVs, so you will need to run.
Special Attack
  • Oricorio, Melemele Meadow on Route 3 - These give 2 Special Attack EVs each and are fairly common.
  • Gastly, Hau'oli Cemetery on Route 2 - These give 1 Special Attack EV, but are Ghost type so False Swipe won't work on it unless you can change their type with a move like Soak.
  • Magnemite, Trainers' School on Route 1 - These also give 1 Special Attack EV, but they can survive 1 hit if they have Sturdy.
Special Defense
  • Ledyba, Route 1 - These give 1 Special Defense EV each and are common. You can only find them when it is daytime in your game.
  • Drowzee, Route 2 - These also give 1 Special Defense EV and can be found any time in the day.
  • Spearow or Cutiefly, Route 3 - These give 1 Speed EV each and are very common.

That's all for my guide on EV training in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Let me know if you have any questions!

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: Poke Pelago Info https://www.gameskinny.com/la8fz/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-poke-pelago-info https://www.gameskinny.com/la8fz/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-poke-pelago-info Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:34:27 -0500 Synzer

Poke Pelago is a new feature in Pokemon Sun and Moon that lets you develop islands for your Pokemon in your PC boxes. Each island does something different, and they have a variety of uses. They allow you to get Poke Beans and require you to use them to develop more islands.

I'm going to go over all the islands you can develop in Poke Pelago and the benefits of each one.

This will go over everything about Poke Pelago in Pokemon Sun and Moon including:

  • How to Unlock Poke Pelago - When you can start going to the Poke Pelago.
  • Poke Pelago Isles - Each Isle and what they do.

How to Unlock Poke Pelago

You first gain access to Poke Pelago when you unlock the Charizard ride pager on the second island

  • Once you have done this, check your menu by Pressing X. 
  • Go to the 2nd screen, and choose Poke Pelago.

You can go here whenever you have access to the menu. It does not actually take you from your position, so when you leave the Pelago, you will be right where you originally were.

Poke Pelago Isles

When you get there, you will get a short tutorial from Mohn, the guy who develops Poke Pelago. There are 5 Isles you can develop in Poke Pelago: 

  • Isle Abeens
  • Isle Aplenty
  • Isle Aphun
  • Isle Evelup
  • Isle Avue

Each Isle can be upgraded to Rank 3, which increases the benefits. I'll list the ranks and what they do in each section.

Isle Abeens

This is the starting isle and the most important to develop first. This isle has a bean stalk that will drop beans for you to collect. You can collect either Standard Beans, Special Beans, or Rainbow Beans.

  • Rank 1 - Starting.
    • Allows you to collect Poke Beans and use them to attract wild Pokemon.
  • Rank 2 - Requires 15 Pokemon to be in PC Boxes and 30 Normal Beans.
    • Increases amount of beans harvested.
  • Rank 3 - Requires 30 Pokemon and 90 normal Beans.
    • Further increases amount of beans harvested.

There is a box you can put beans into to attract wild Pokemon. Below is a list of Pokemon that can come to the Isle.

Pokemon On Isle
Spearow  Zubat Poliwag
Kadabra Magnemite  Shellder 
Haunter  Staryu  Scyther 
Pinsir  Lapras Murkrow 
Scarmory  Wingull Metang
Drifloon  Mismagius  Emolga 
Braviary  Mandibuzz Fletchling 
Carbink  Klefki Trevenant 
Pikipek Pyukumuku  N/A


When you touch them, Mohn will tell you to come back tomorrow to see if they like it there. If you come back the next day, they might join you.

Each Normal Bean will add 20 minutes to the island effect. Special Beans add 1 hour and Rainbow Beans add 2 hours. Keep in mind that only Normal Beans are used to develop the Isles.

Isle Aplenty

This island lets you plant berries. It will take between 24-72 hours to grow a Berry plant, depending on the type.

Putting Poke Beans in the box will make the grow twice as fast. This effect only lasts as long as there are beans in the box.

  • Rank 1 - Requires 15 Pokemon and 15 Normal Beans
    • Unlocks the island and ability to plant 6 Berries at once.
  • Rank 2 - Requires 30 Pokemon and 60 Normal Beans
    • Unlocks the ability to plant 12 Berries at once.
  • Rank 3 - Requires 30 Pokemon and 90 Normal Beans
    • Unlocks the island and ability to plant 18 Berries at once.
Isle Aphun

This island lets your Pokemon search a cave for items. It takes 24 hours, but having beans in boxes will complete it twice as fast.

  • Rank 1 - Requires 30 Pokemon and 30 Normal Beans
    • Unlocks the island and Odd-Shard Hunting for shards, hard stones, revives, and star pieces.
  • Rank 2 - Requires 45 Pokemon and 90 Normal Beans
    • Adds the options for Brilliant-Stone Hunting and Interesting-Item Hunting.
    • Brilliant-Stone Hunting lets you get Evolution stones, Hard stones, Everstones, Float Stones, and Light Clay.
    • Interesting-Item Hunting has a chance to get any of the items from the other Hunting Paths.
  • Rank 3 - Requires 30 Pokemon and 90 Normal Beans
    • Adds the option for Rare-Treasure Hunting for Nuggets, Pearls, Gold Bottle Caps, Comet Shards, Rare Bones, and Hard Stone.
Isle Evelup

This island lets you leave Pokemon there to either level up or increase their EVs. Each session is 30 minutes and having beans in the box makes it twice as fast.

pokemon sun and moon poke pelago ev training

You can do a total of 99 sessions at once, which takes 49 hours and 30 minutes. Each session gives 4 EVs to the chosen stat and no stat can go above 252. This means it would take 63 sessions to max a stat out.

  • Rank 1 - Requires 45 Pokemon and 45 Normal Beans
    • Unlocks the island and allows 6 Pokemon to train.
  • Rank 2 - Requires 60 Pokemon and 120 Normal Beans
    • Unlocks the island and allows 12 Pokemon to train.
  • Rank 3 - Requires 75 Pokemon and 225 Normal Beans
    • Unlocks the island and allows 18 Pokemon to train.
Isle Avue

This island lets you leave Pokemon to increase their Happiness and hatch eggs.

Putting beans in the box will double how much happiness they get and make eggs hatch twice as fast.

  • Rank 1 - Requires 60 Pokemon and 60 Normal Beans
    • Unlocks the island and allows 6 Pokemon to stay.
  • Rank 2 - Requires 75 Pokemon and 150 Normal Beans
    • Unlocks the island and allows 12 Pokemon to stay.
  • Rank 3 - Requires 90 Pokemon and 240 Normal Beans
    • Unlocks the island and allows 18 Pokemon to stay.

That's it for my guide on the Poke Pelago in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Let me know if you have any questions!

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: How to Get a Razor Claw https://www.gameskinny.com/fngd8/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-get-a-razor-claw https://www.gameskinny.com/fngd8/pokemon-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-get-a-razor-claw Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:42:54 -0500 Synzer

The Razor Claw is an important item in the Pokemon series as it allows you to evolve Sneasel into Weavile. In Pokemon Sun and Moon, it is not that easy to get.

Let me quickly go over how you can get this item, and some tips on making it easier.

Jangmo-o, Hakamo-o, and Kommo-o can hold Razor Claws

These are the only Pokemon that can hold a Razor Claw, so you can catch them, or use Thief to steal it.

You can find them in Vast Poni Canyon on Poni Island, the 4th island, after completing all the Trials.

There is only a 5% chance for Jangmo-o and Hakamo-o to hold it. Kommo-o has a 50% chance, but this is final evolution of Jangmo-o.

Get Compound Eyes

An easy way around this is to get a Pokemon with the Compound Eyes ability and one that can learn Thief.

Compound Eyes greatly increases the chance to encounter a wild Pokemon with their held item.

Luckily there is a very easy to get Pokemon that has both of these: Butterfree.

Just catch a Caterpie or Metapod, which can be found as early as Route 1, and evolve it into Butterfree. You can also find them on Route 3 and 5.

Now that you have one, make sure it is in the first slot in your party. You can either level it up, or just use it increase your chance of finding the item.

When it finally comes out, just use Thief or catch it. If you catch it, you will be able to see if it has the item before sending it to the PC

If you use Thief, make sure you are not holding an item. You cannot take items if you are already holding 1. 

That's all you need to get the Razor Claw Item in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Let me know if you have any questions!

The Best Teams for Pokemon Sun and Moon (And How to Catch Them) https://www.gameskinny.com/1ml5m/the-best-teams-for-pokemon-sun-and-moon-and-how-to-catch-them https://www.gameskinny.com/1ml5m/the-best-teams-for-pokemon-sun-and-moon-and-how-to-catch-them Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:23:51 -0500 Autumn Fish

There are well over 300 Pokemon to utilize for your team in Sun and Moon. With so many good Pokemon to choose from, which ones should you add to your preciously small team of six?

Ultimately, the decision is entirely up to you. However, we've put together a team for each of the three starter Pokemon that you can use regardless of whether you own Sun or Moon. Each team is fit with unique, powerful Pokemon, and we were careful to avoid redundant typings. Feel free to use and modify these teams as you see fit.

Team Rowlet

Team Rowlet - Best Teams for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Decidueye, Araquanid, Salazzle, Metagross, Garchomp, Weavile

Team Rowlet will take awhile for you to set up. At the start of Sun and Moon, I'd recommend grabbing a few temporary Pokemon, such as Growlith, to help you get through Melemele island.

Araquanid has a boosted Water STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) multiplier thanks to its Water Bubble ability. You get Araquanid by evolving Dewpider at level 22. You find Dewpider in Brooklet Hill during the Day. It has a small chance of appearing in a patch of grass and a relatively high chance of showing up while surfing.

Salazzle is a swift and powerful Sp. Attacker that rips through the competition, though she's a bit on the frail side. She's obtained by evolving a female Salandit -- a Pokemon that only has a 1/8 chance of being female in the first place. The earliest place you can catch one is in the grass at the base of Wela Volcano Park.

Metagross is a long-time favorite and it's made its way back for Sun and Moon. It even has a Mega-Evolution later in the game. You obtain Metagross by evolving a Beldum, which are found in the grass around Mount Hokulani.

Garchomp is another fan-favorite, complete with its own Mega-Evolution. You get Garchomp by evolving a Gabite. (You can't find Gibles in the wild.) To catch it, buy a bunch of Adrenaline Orbs, pop a repel, and head over to the Haina Desert. Start a battle in the sandstorm and use False Swipe on the Pokemon that appears to whittle it's HP down most of the way. Use an Adrenaline Orb to force it to summon a partner if it hasn't already. If the summoned Pokemon is not Gabite, knock it out and use another Adrenaline Orb. If it is, catch it. (Mudsdale is a good Ground-type stand-in until you can catch Garchomp.)

Weavile makes a dazzling return in Pokemon Sun and Moon and remains among the best Physical Ice types in the game. You'll need this to cover the teams Ground and Flying weaknesses, and the extra defense against Psychic and Ghost types doesn't hurt. You can get a Weavile by leveling up a Sneasel at night while it holds the Razor Claw item. Sneasel are caught in the grass on Mount Lanakila.

Altogether, you have two candidates for Mega Evolution, and a solid team fit with 12 unique typings. Feel free to substitute these Pokemon with your own, but try to be careful not to be redundant in typings -- lest your team ends up frail to opposing types.

Team Litten

Team Litten - Best Teams for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Incineroar, Raichu, Ribombee, Toxapex, Palossand, Lucario

In contrast to Team Rowlet, most of Team Litten is easy to fill fairly early on -- so you needn't worry about temporary team members as much. Save for Lucario, maybe.

Alolan Raichu is a great first pick to cover Incineroar's Water and Fighting weaknesses. You can get one by evolving a Pichu or Pikachu. They're both found rarely in the grass around Hau'oli City, though Pichu is a little more common.

Ribombee is the evolution of Cutiefly -- a swift Sp. Attacker with the power to take on Dragons. You can catch Cutiefly as early as Route 2 in the patches of grass surrounding the PokeCenter.

Toxapex is one of the most difficult Pokemon to catch in Sun and Moon, but it is worth all the effort. This is the best toxic staller in the game. You can acquire one by evolving Mareanie. To catch one, buy a stack of Adrenaline Orbs and head to the Melemele Sea or wait until you reach Route 9 for slightly better chances of fishing up a Corsola. Once you encounter a Corsola, False Swipe it to lower its health and use Adrenaline Orbs to encourage it to call help. It has a chance to call Mareanie, which happens to be a predator for Corsola.

Palossand is a powerful Sp. Attacker with a high base Defense. It's great for wiping the floor with Physical powerhouses. It evolves from Sandygast, which is found in swirling sand around Hano Beach, just East of the Hano Grand Resort.

Lucario is a long-time favorite returning to Sun and Moon, packaged with a strong Mega-Evolution later in the game. To obtain one, evolve a Riolu or catch it from an SOS battle with Riolu. Riolu are found in the grass around Poni Grove.

You can put most of this team together within the first two islands of Alola, granting you access to a strong and versatile group of Pokemon that won't let you down. Again, there are 12 unique types that make up this team. (Dual types are great, aren't they?) Be ginger when replacing Pokemon and try to add types that aren't covered already.

Team Popplio

Team Popplio - Best Teams for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Primarina, Vikavolt, Dugtrio, Salamence, Marowak, Bewear

Even more so than Team Litten, Team Popplio is fully complete not even halfway through the game. In fact, you can pick up four of the six team members on Melemele island.

Vikavolt is a great Electric and Bug type with high Attack and decent Defenses. It evolves into Vikavolt from Grubbin. You'll find Grubbin as early as Route 1, in the two patches of grass just in front of Iki Town.

Alolan Dugtrio is a good choice to fend off the Electric, Rock, and Poison types that would threaten Primarina and Vikavolt. Dugtrio evolves from Diglett, which is found as early as Verdant Cavern or Ten Carat Hill.

Salamance is an old favorite Dragon packed with its own Mega-Evolution. It evolves from Bagon, which can be found as soon as you beat your first Trial. Head into Melemele Meadow and walk through the flowers. Continue south through the flowers, passing the path up, and crawl into the hole on the West wall to end up in Kala'e Bay. Head out of the cave and surf south across the water to a lone patch of grass. In the grass here you have a decent chance of encountering Bagon.

Alolan Marowak is a great choice to fill in the gaps on your team and cover your starter's grass weakness while waiting for Bagon to slowly evolve. You can obtain a Marowak by leveling up a Cubone to 28 or beyond at Night. Cubones are found in the grass at the base of Wela Volcano Park.

Bewear is a physical powerhouse, especially if you pick one up with the Fluffy ability. Bewear evolves from Stufful, which is a rare Pokemon found in the grass as early as Route 8.

Yet again, Team Popplio is outfitted with 12 unique types of Pokemon. This is the beauty of Dual Types, though they are flawed in the sense that they can have more weaknesses than a Pokemon with a single typing.

Feel free to substitute any of these Pokemon out for a strong team member with a single typing. Some great choices include Lycanroc, Mudsdale, Tsareena, and Silvally, to name a few.

All of the Pokemon mentioned here are powerful and more than able to hold their own in battle. Feel free to mix and match these as you choose.

Need some advice on building your perfect team? Discuss the best teams for Pokemon Sun and Moon in the comments below!

If you enjoyed this piece, check out the top 10 underrated Pokemon from Sun and Moon.

Pokemon Sun and Moon QR Code Scanning guide https://www.gameskinny.com/pdakh/pokemon-sun-and-moon-qr-code-scanning-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/pdakh/pokemon-sun-and-moon-qr-code-scanning-guide Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:34:46 -0500 Synzer

There is a new feature in Pokemon Sun and Moon that lets you scan QR codes of Pokemon others have captured. You can also show others QR codes of your own Pokemon.

I'm going to tell you how this QR Scanning works and the benefits for doing so. Keep in mind that there are time restrictions, so you should get on scanning QR codes as soon as it is available to you.

This guide will go over scanning QR codes in Pokemon Sun and Moon including: 

  • QR Scanner - How to scan QR codes and how it works.
  • Island Scan - What it is and why it helps.

QR Scanner

Early in the game, after doing the intro tasks, you will get access to the QR Scanner in your menu. This allows you to scan QR codes of Pokemon.

Whenever someone catches a Pokemon, they get a QR code for it in their Pokedex.

  • To find the QR code you can give others, just press X when viewing a Pokemon you have captured in your pokedex.

Others can upload these pictures to the internet for people to scan

  • When you scan a Pokemon QR code, it will be added to your pokedex.
  • This is helpful for finding it in the wild, or choosing it as an option when trading online.

Reddit user Reckless_Chomp posted this album for QR codes.

  • When you first start, you will be able to do 10 QR scans.
  • Whenever you scan, you get 10 points.
  • After using up the initial scans, you will only get 1 scan every 2 hours.
  • When you get 100 points, 10 scans, you will be able to do an Island Scan.

Island Scan

 pokemon sun and moon island scan

This is a feature that allows you to catch a rare Pokemon on one of the islands. 

  • When you get 100 points, you can start an Island Scan.
  • This searches each island for a rare Pokemon and reveals it.
  • You only get an hour to catch the rare Pokemon, if you don't get to it in time, it goes away.

I missed my first scan, which was Chikorita, because I was still in the beginning story and it appeared in a route I could not go to it yet.

The Pokemon that appears on island scan is determined by the island you scanned on and the day of the week. Below is a chart of which Pokemon are available, what day, and what island.

Pokemon Melemele Akala Ula'ula Poni
Sunday  Cyndaquil Gothita Rhyhorn Elektross
Monday  Totodile Spheal Swinub  Conkeldurr 
Tuesday Deino Luxio Duosion  Togekiss
Wednesday Horsea  Honedge Roselia Leavanny 
Thursday Klink Venipede Staravia  Serperior
Friday Chikorita Bellsprout Vigoroth  Samurott 
Saturday Litwick Marill Axew  Emboar


That's it for my guide on QR Scanning in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Let me know if you have any questions or discoveries of your own!