Starting in March, you will be able to download two more impressive Pokémon into your 3DS adventures!
2018 was proclaimed as the Year of Legendary Pokémon, which includes the opportunity to download new legendaries into copies of Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon each month. This started with Dialga & Palkia for February, but after that ends on the 28th (there’s still time!), 4th Generation Pokémon Heatran & Regigigas will take over.
In order to download them into your game, a code is needed. The way to acquire a code is different for Europe and North America:
- Europe: Easy – all you need is access to Nintendo Network between March 1st-24th. Open up your game and go to the Mystery Gift option. Choose Receive Gift, and then the via Internet route.
- North America: You’ll need to be signed up to the Pokémon Trainer Club by March 1st. You will then be sent a Serial Code; open up your game, go to Mystery Gift, then Receive Gift, and Get with Code/Password.
Heatran is exclusive to Moon & Ultra Moon, with Regigigas exclusive to Sun & Ultra Sun. Each Pokémon will be slightly different depending on which Pokémon games you are using, as you can see in the image below, taken from the official website:
Heatran and Regigigas made their series debuts in Diamond & Pearl, both being post-game encounters. Heatran is a Fire/Steel type that resides in Stark Mountain, whilst Regigigas is a Normal-type in Snowpoint Temple. Regigigas could be battled if you already had Regirock, Regice and Registeel, themselves legendaries from Generation 3. Pokémon developers Shigeki Morimoto, Kazumasa Iwao and Shigeru Ohmori talk more specifically about them both in this new video released today:
April will see the introduction of Raikou and Entei, and we will have details on that when the time comes!