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!

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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 of those can only be used once, we cannot list them, with the only exception being those for special distributions.

[Europe] 12 Quick Balls – Serial code found on your receipt after pre-purchasing Pokémon Sun and Moon on the Nintendo eShop (to be used before February 26th, 2017)
[Japan] 12 Quick Balls – Serial code found on your receipt after pre-purchasing Pokémon Sun and Moon on the Nintendo eShop
[Japan] 2 x 100 Poké Balls – Serial codes found in the Pokémon Sun and Moon Double Pack
[Japan] Lucky Egg, Choice Band for Pokémon Sun (found in December 15th issue of CoroCoro magazine, to be used before February 14th) [more details]
[Japan] Lucky Egg, Choice Scarf for Pokémon Sun (found in December 15th issue of CoroCoro magazine, to be used before February 14th) [more details]
[United Kingdom] Bottle Cap – Serial code distributed at participating GAME stores from February 3rd onward [more details]
[Japan] Charizard for Pokémon Sun and Moon (found in March 15th issue of CoroCoro magazine) [more details]
[Europe] Bottle Cap – Serial code distributed at participating stores from February 3rd onward, and until February 28th (code has to be used before May 13th) [more details]
[Italy] Bottle Cap – Serial code distributed at GameStop stores from February 13th onward, and until March 5th
[United States] Bottle Cap – Serial code distributed at GameStop stores from February 13th onward, and until March 5th
[Australia] Bottle Cap – Serial code distributed at EB Games stores from February 13th onward, and until March 5th
[Canada] Bottle Cap – Serial code distributed at EB Games stores from February 13th onward, and until March 12th
[France] Bottle Cap – Serial code distributed at Micromania stores from February 13th onward, and until March 12th
[Spain] Bottle Cap – Serial code distributed at GAME stores (via Nintendo Zone) from February 13th onward, and until March 12th
[Mexico] Bottle Cap – Serial code distributed at GamePlanet stores (via Nintendo Zone) from February 13th onward, and until March 12th
[Worldwide] 50 Battle Points, for players who participated in the Alola Friendly (code has to be redeemed before March 30th) [more details]
[Worldwide] 1 Friend Ball, 5 Rare Candies via the Pokémon Global Link (code has to be redeemed before March 30th) [more details]
[Japan] Eggs for Turtonator, Passimian, Oranguru, Goomy, Drampa, or Mareanie for Pokémon Sun and Moon (from March 18th to April 9th, at Pokémon Center stores) [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 February 28th 2017

[Japan] Machamp – Available at 7-Eleven, Tsutaya, Pokémon Center stores across Japan from February 8th [more details]

Ending on March 12th 2017

[Japan] Alolan Vulpix – Available at Pokémon Center stores across Japan from February 1st [more details]

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