[Last Chance] Free Legendary Pokemon For August Still Available, Here's How To Get Them

Add Groudon or Kyogre to your collection.

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A new month is underway, which means another pair of free Legendary Pokemon are now available for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. This time, The Pokemon Company is giving away the Ruby and Sapphire cover monsters Groudon and Kyogre as part of its ongoing Year of Legendary Pokemon promotion, but as usual, you'll only have a limited time to grab them. [Update: The deadline for grabbing these freebies is coming up fast, so make sure to get them while you still can.]

As with previous distributions, the way to receive the Legendaries differs depending on where you live. Once again, US residents will need to travel to a specific retailer to pick up a free download code for the Pokemon. This time, the code will be available at participating GameStop stores from August 3-26. Pokemon fansite Serebii reports that players in the UK will need to travel to Game stores to get the code.

The Legendaries can be redeemed in any seventh-generation Pokemon game, but the one you receive will depend on which version you're playing. Those with either Sun or Ultra Sun will get Kyogre, while Moon and Ultra Moon players will get Groudon. Additionally, the Pokemon will come at different levels and know different attacks based on the game you own. You can see their movesets in each version below:

Pokemon Ultra Sun

  • Kyogre -- Level 100 (w/Gold Bottle Cap)
    • Origin Pulse
    • Ice Beam
    • Water Spout
    • Calm Mind

Pokemon Sun

  • Kyogre -- Level 60
    • Ice Beam
    • Origin Pulse
    • Calm Mind
    • Muddy Water

Pokemon Ultra Moon

  • Groudon -- Level 100 (w/Gold Bottle Cap)
    • Precipice Blades
    • Earth Power
    • Fire Punch
    • Swords Dance

Pokemon Moon

  • Groudon -- Level 60
    • Earthquake
    • Precipice Blades
    • Bulk Up
    • Solar Beam

To claim your Legendary, you'll need to redeem the download code using the Mystery Gift feature from the games' main menu. After selecting Mystery Gift, choose the option to receive your gift with a code/password, and input the code you picked up from GameSpot. The Pokemon will then be downloaded into your game. Once those steps have been completed, you'll be able to pick your Pokemon up from the deliveryman waiting inside any Pokemon Center.

As part of the Year of Legendary Pokemon, The Pokemon Company is giving away a different Legendary for free each month in 2018. This marks the seventh giveaway held thus far, following on the heels of July's free Legendaries, Tornadus and Thundurus. You can see all of the free Pokemon available for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon right now in our roundup.

This story has been updated with UK distribution and moveset details.

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