Pokémon Sun/Moon & Ultra Sun/Moon Players Can Get a Free Legendary a Month

The Pokémon Company has announced its plans for the "Year of Legendary" -- including free Legendary Pokémon up for grabs.

To kick off the year, The Pokémon Company has announced a new promotion for Pokémon Sun/Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon players. Owners of the 3DS games will be able to pick up a free Legendary Pokémon nearly every month throughout 2018.

The “Year of Legendary” promotion starts in February and will run through November. Further details on how to claim the free Pokémon will be released closer to the time. If previous events are anything to go by, Nintendo will partner with retailers to distribute the freebies or make them available via online redeemable codes.

Get ready to fill out your Pokédex -- here's the full list of Legendaries up for grabs each month:

  • February: Dialga or Palkia (Sinnoh)
  • March: Regigigas or Heatran (Hoenn/Sinnoh)
  • April: Raikou or Entei (Johto)
  • May: Xerneas or Yveltal (Kalos)
  • June: Zygarde (with Kalos and Alola Formes)
  • July: Tornadus or Thundurus (Unova)
  • August: Groudon or Kyogre (Hoenn)
  • September: Latios or Latias (Hoenn)
  • October: Reshiram or Zekrom (Unova)
  • November: Ho-Oh or Lugia (Johto)

To celebrate further, the company will be launching new Legendary-themed collections and GX cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Additional details can be expected in the near future.

In the meantime, check out our guide for 20 things to do after you’ve beaten Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Published Jan. 23rd 2018

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