Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon launched for 3DS back in November, marking the mainline series’ swan song on Nintendo’s dual-screen handheld. As it did for the original Sun and Moon versions, The Pokemon Company is continuing to support the pair in the months following their release with free items and Pokemon. The company has a lot of giveaways lined up for 2018, which it has dubbed the Year of Legendary Pokemon, though those certainly won’t be the only freebies players can expect to find this year.

We’ve rounded up all of the free distributions currently running for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, many of which are also open to Sun and Moon players. We’ll be updating this list as more giveaways are announced, so check back often to see what free items and Pokemon you can get. In the meantime, you can learn more about the latest Pokemon games in our rundown of everything new in Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon. We also break down the differences between Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, if you’re still unsure of which version to pick up.

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Free Gifts

Dialga/Palkia — Feb. 2-28

Kicking off the Year of Legendary Pokemon are the Space and Time Pokemon, Palkia and Dialga. The two are being distributed in the US at GameStop from February 2-28, while UK residents can pick them up from participating Game stores. The Legendary you receive will depend on which version you have: players with either Sun or Ultra Sun receive Palkia, while those playing either Moon or Ultra Moon get Dialga. You’ll need to redeem your download code by May 23 to claim the Legendaries.


Unlike other Mythical Pokemon, the Steel/Fairy-type Magearna is not available through Mystery Gift, but via a QR code, which is compatible with Pokemon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. After defeating the Elite Four and completing the main story, you can use the QR Scanner feature to scan the code below. After doing so, visit the Antiques shop in Hau’oli City and pick your Magearna up from the deliveryman waiting there.

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Celebi — Ends Sep. 21

Players who purchase either Pokemon Gold or Silver from the 3DS Eshop by September 21, 2018 will receive a bonus download code for the Mythical Pokemon Celebi. The code can be redeemed in Pokemon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, or Ultra Moon. We’ve outlined the steps you need to take to find and redeem the code here.