Pokémon Sun and Moon: all QR codes, Serial codes, distributions, events

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!

Pokémon Sun and Moon – 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.

End in October

[Europe, North America] Ash’s Pikachu (Sinnoh Cap) – PIKACHU20 (available from October 3rd until October 9th) [more details]
[United States] Charizard – Serial Code available at TARGET stores from October 1st (available until October 14th) [more details]
[Europe, North America] Ash’s Pikachu (Unova Cap) – PIKACHU20 (available from October 10th until October 16th) [more details]
[Europe, North America] Ash’s Pikachu (Kalos Cap) – PIKACHU20 (available from October 17th until October 23rd) [more details]
[Americas] Marshadow + Marshadium Z – Serial Code available at GameStop from October 9th to October 23rd [more details]
[Worldwide] 50 Battle Points (entry prize for the No Holds Barred Battle Competition) (has to be redeemed before October 30th) [more details]
[Europe, North America] Ash’s Pikachu (Alola Cap) – PIKACHU20 (available from October 24th until October 30th) [more details]
[Worldwide] Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y: YM2DESCENT (has to be used before October 31st) [more details]
[Worldwide] Mawilite, Beedrillite, Audinite, and Medichamite: INTIMIDATE (has to be used before October 31st) [more details]
[Worldwide] Pidgeotite, Steelixite, Heracronite, and Houdoominite: AZUL (has to be used before October 31st) [more details]
[Worldwide] Sceptilite, Blazikenite, Swampertite, Cameruptite, and Banettite: MATSUBUSA (has to be used before October 31st) [more details]
[Worldwide] Tyranitarite, Abomasite, Manectite, and Aggronite: SABLEVOLANT (has to be used before October 31st) [more details]
[Worldwide] Gardevoirite, Galladite, Lopunnite, and Diancite: POYONG (has to be used before October 31st) [more details]
[Worldwide] Altarianite, Latiosite, Latiasite, and Ampharosite: DRACHE (has to be used before October 31st) [more details]

End in November

[Europe] Marshadow + Marshadium Z – Serial Code available from various retailers from October 1st to November 14th [more details]
[Japan] Shiny Silvally – Available as Serial Code from September 22nd, as pre-order bonus for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (available until November 16th) [more details]
[North America] Shiny Silvally – Available as Serial Code form various retailers from Octber 23rd to November 13th (code has to be redeemed before February 13th) [more details]
[Europe] Shiny Silvally – Available as Serial Code form various retailers from November 3rd to November 16th (code has to be redeemed before February 13th) [more details]
[Spain] Marshadow – Available as pre-order bonus on Amazon (until November 16th) [more details]
[Worldwide] 50 Battle Points (entry prize for the Mega Melee Battle Competition) (has to be redeemed before November 30th) [more details]

Ending in September 2018

[Worldwide] Celebi – Serial Code available when purchasing Pokémon Gold and Silver (Virtual Console) (available until September 22nd 2018, code to be redeemed before October 31st 2018) [more details]

No end date known

[Japan] Hat Pikachu distribution to go along the latest Pokémon movie [more details]
[Japan] Solrock and Lunator: OYAJI30YEARS (end date unknown) [more details]

Here’s how to redeem Serial Codes:

  1. Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  2. Select Receive Gift.
  3. Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, and then Yes again to connect to the internet.
  4. Enter your password.
  5. Watch as you receive your content.
  6. Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to pick up your content.
  7. Be sure to save your game!

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 in October

[Spain] Marshadow – Available from Nintendo Zones at GAME [more details]

Ending on November 16th

[Japan] Shiny Mimikyu – Available at Pokémon Center stores across Japan from September 22nd [more details]

End date unknown

[Japan] Marshadow – Given to players going to see the latest Pokémon movie in theatres, from July 15th [more details]

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