The Pokemon Company giving away Legendary Pokemon for Sun and Moon titles throughout 2018

Over the course of 2018, The Pokemon Company is offering owners of Pokemon Sun and Moon, or Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the chance to earn a new Legendary Pokemon every month. Most months, two different Legendary Pokemon are offered, seemingly dependant on which version of the game you use in the promotion. 


While the full list of Pokemon offered has been revealed below, the exact distribution method each month is not yet stated. The company did a similar promotion throughout 2016 where some months required visiting a specific retailer, but other months simply required connecting to Nintendo Network to earn that month's Legendary Pokemon.

For the first giveaway in February 2018, players can earn either Dialka or Palkia (from Pokemon Diamond/Pearl) by visiting GameStop/GAME from February 2 thru 28. You can find the full details on the first distribution here, including participating European retailers.

In celebration of the amazing power of Legendary Pokémon, look forward to opportunities to obtain these magnificent Pokémon over the course of the year. Every one of the Pokémon you'll get for your Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon game is at least level 60 and will know awesome moves to help you dominate in battle! Plus, they may be holding a valuable Gold Bottle Cap to let you maximize the individual strengths of one of your Pokémon via Hyper Training.

Have fun collecting and battling with these awesome Legendary Pokémon all year long!

The full distribution is as follows:

  • February: Dialga or Palkia
  • March: Heatran or Regigigas
  • April: Raikou or Entei
  • May: Xerneas or Yveltal
  • June: Shiny Zygarde
  • July: Tornadus or Thundurus
  • August: Groudon or Kyogre
  • September: Latios or Latias
  • October: Reshiram or Zekrom
  • November: Ho-oh or Lugia