2018 will be a huge year for Pokemon, as The Pokemon Company has announced that there will be a wave of free Legendary Pokemon for you to obtain in Pokemon Sun, Moon and Pokemon Ultra Sun And Moon each month depending on which version you play.
According to the announcement, each month of 2018, you’ll be able to grab one legendary Pokemon from older generations to add to your current game. The Pokemon Company announcement reads:
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!
Let’s see what the free Legendary Pokemon for 2018 list includes:
- February: Dialga or Palkia (Diamond/Pearl)
- March: Regigigas or Heatran (Diamond/Pearl)
- April: Entei or Raikou (Gold/Silver)
- May: Xernas or Yveltal (X/Y)
- June: Shiny Zygarde (X/Y)
- July: Tornadus or Thundurus (Black/White)
- August: Kyogre or Groudon (Ruby/Sapphire)
- September: Latio or Latias (Ruby/Sapphire)
- October: Reshiram or Zekrom (Black/White)
- November: Ho-Oh or Lugia (Gold/Silver)
However, acquiring them won’t be as easy every month. The first pair of Legendaries, for instance, Dialga and Palkia, will be available in the US exclusively from GameStop from February 2-28, while players in the UK will be able to receive them from participating Game stores.
As revealed, Dialga and Palkia’s levels and movesets will be different depending on the game you’ll acquire them in: they will both be level 100 in Pokemon Ultra Sun And Moon, while they’ll be level 60 in the Sun and Moon versions.