Pokémon Distributions

If you're on the lookout for rare Pokémon, you should stay up to date on special Pokémon distributions. The Pokémon you get from them are usually quite different from any you can obtain in normal gameplay. Some may be Shiny Pokémon, while others may know moves that Pokémon of their species can't normally learn. They are also often found in a Cherish Ball, a special Poké Ball that can't be obtained by other means.

Check out the list of ongoing events in North America below to find out how you can add some of these rare Pokémon to your collection. These Pokémon may be available via the Nintendo Network, a code card from a participating retailer, a QR Code, or by visiting a specific real world event. The events that began most recently are listed first.

You can also check out past Pokémon distributions.


Current Distributions

Pokémon: Shiny Lunala
Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Sun
Distribution Method: Pokémon Pass app at GameStop stores
Event Period: October 21–November 10, 2019

Poké Ball: Cherish Ball
Held Item: Gold Bottle Cap
Level: 60
Nature: Random
Ability: Shadow Shield
Moves: Moongeist Beam, Psyshock, Moonblast, and Moonlight


Pokémon: Shiny Solgaleo
Games: Pokémon Ultra Moon and Pokémon Moon
Distribution Method: Pokémon Pass app at GameStop stores
Event Period: October 21–November 10, 2019

Poké Ball: Cherish Ball
Held Item: Gold Bottle Cap
Level: 60
Nature: Random
Ability: Full Metal Body
Moves: Sunsteel Strike, Zen Headbutt, Noble Roar, and Morning Sun


Pokémon: Passimian
Game: Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon
Distribution Method: Pokémon Bank subscriber gift
Distribution Period: March 28–October 31, 2019
Note: Learn more about this distribution.

Poké Ball: Poké Ball
Held Item: None
Level: 50
Nature: Random
Ability: Defiant
Moves: Close Combat, U-turn, Knock Off, Gunk Shot


Pokémon: Oranguru
Game: Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon
Distribution Method: Pokémon Bank subscriber gift
Distribution Period: March 28–October 31, 2019
Note: Learn more about this distribution.

Poké Ball: Poké Ball
Held Item: None
Level: 50
Nature: Random
Ability: Symbiosis
Moves: Instruct, Foul Play, Trick Room, Ally Switch


Recent Distributions

The code cards necessary to invite the Pokémon below to join your team aren't currently available in stores. But if you have one of these code cards, you can still redeem it until the code redemption end date listed below.



Pokémon: Magearna
Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon
Distribution Method: QR Code
Distribution Period: Starting December 5, 2016
Note: You must complete the main story to use this code.

Poké Ball: Cherish Ball
Held Item: Bottle Cap
Level: 50
Nature: Random
Ability: Soul-Heart
Moves: Fleur Cannon, Flash Cannon, Lucky Chant, Helping Hand

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