Pokémon Sun and Moon: list of all QR codes, Serial codes, events, and more

Pokemon Sun and Moon

On this page, you will find the complete list of QR codes, Serial codes, events, and more for Pokémon Sun and Moon!

Latest update: Shiny Tapukoko Serial Code (Hong Kong, Taiwan) and Mew distribution (South Korea)!

Pokémon Sun and Moon – QR codes

Pokémon Sun and Moon introduces a brand new feature: QR codes. There are actually two kinds of codes, and they do not work the same way. The Pokédex QR codes allows you to automatically mark a Pokémon as seen in your Pokédex. The distribution QR codes allow you to immediately get a Pokémon, but can only be used after reaching a certain point in the game and are region-locked.

Distribution QR Codes

As mentioned above, those allow you to immediately get a Pokémon (generally via a special event in-game), instead of simply adding it to your Pokédex. The QR codes are region-locked, so you can only use those from your region!

Magearna QR Code

[Europe] Magearna: available from the Pokémon TV app (can only be scanned after beating the Elite 4) (thanks Serebii) [more details]

[North America] Magearna (can only be scanned after beating the Elite 4) [more details]

[Japan] Magearna (can only be scanned after beating the Elite 4) (QR code courtesy of Shelton) 

Here’s how to get Magearna:

  1. Complete the main story
  2. Choose the QR Scanner function
  3. Line up the QR code for Magearna while pressing the R Button
  4. Visit the deliveryman at the Antiquities of the Ages shop in Hau’oli City to get Magearna
  5. Be sure to save your game!

Pokédex QR codes

Unlike the distribution ones, those are not region-locked. Feel free to scan them using the QR Scanner in-game to find out where each Pokémon is living. To find out more about QR codes, make sure to check out Serebii‘s page about them!

NB: some Pokémon do not have a QR codes, such as Legendary/Mythical Pokémon. Also, the QR codes below are only for Pokémon that can be caught in Pokémon Sun and Moon, and the remaining ones will be added as soon as they’re available (most likely when the Pokémon Bank will be updated, in January).

Source: Imgur

Here’s some special QR Codes: they don’t unlock anything, but they allow you to get twice the amount of Scan Points as regular QR Codes… great for the second Global Mission!

Pokémon Sun and Moon – Serial codes

Since most/all of those can only be used once, we cannot list the codes themselves, with the only exception being those for special distributions.

[Japan] Shiny Tapu Koko, from various stores across Japan (from March 17th to April 9th, code has to be redeemed before May 31st) [more details]
[Worldwide] Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite: YM2DESCENT (end date unknown) [more details]
[Worldwide] Pidgeotite Mega Stone and Steelixite Mega Stone, available for players who took part in the Kanto x Alola Regional Rumble Battle Competition in March (has to be redeemed before April 27th) [more details]
[Worldwide] 1 Love Ball and 5 Rare Candies, as rewards for the latest Global Mission (code has to be redeemed before May 30th) [more details]
[Hong Kong, Taiwan] Shiny Tapu Koko, available via Serial Code distributed in participating stores (from April 28th to May 31st) [more details]
[Japan] Hat Pikachu distribution to go along the latest Pokémon movie [more details]
[Worldwide] Mawilite, Beedrillite, Audinite, and Medichamite: INTIMIDATE (end date unknown) [more details]
[Japan] Ho-Oh distribution, available via a Serial Code distributed in the August issue CoroCoro magazine (form July 15th) [more details]

Pokémon Sun and Moon – Distributions

No end date

[Global] Ash Greninja (+ other bonuses) – Can be transferred from the special demo to the full game.
[Japan] Birthday Pokémon (Pikachu, Eevee, or Comfey) – Available at Pokémon Center stores on your birthday [more details]

Ending on May 7th

[Japan] Bewear – Available at Pokémon Center stores across Japan from April 15th [more details]
[South Korea] Mew – Available at the Pokémon World Championships qualifiers, from May 5th to May 7th [more details]

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