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Last Chance To Get A Free Pokemon In Ultra Sun And Moon

Get a special Rockruff that evolves into the new Dusk Form Lycanroc.


The first distribution for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is coming to an end soon. Nintendo is giving away a special Rockruff for the new titles until January 10, making this your last opportunity to add the Rock-type puppy Pokemon to your team.

What makes this particular Rockruff different from those you could acquire in-game is that it comes with the Own Tempo Ability, which allows it to evolve into the new Dusk Form Lycanroc. Rockruff you encounter in the wild in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon do not typically have this Ability, making this your only way to obtain a Dusk Form Lycanroc within the games.

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Like previous Pokemon distributions, you can receive your free Rockruff by selecting Mystery Gift via the games' main menu. Choose the option to receive your gift via the internet, and you'll be able to pick your Rockruff up from the deliveryman waiting inside any of Alola's Pokemon Centers. The Pokemon comes at level 10 and knows the moves Tackle, Bite, Fire Fang, and Happy Hour.

Nintendo is giving away the Own Tempo Rockruff as a free gift to early adopters of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It's the first distribution announced for the new games thus far, though players can still take advantage of a couple of ongoing distributions to net some rare Pokemon. Those who purchase either Pokemon Gold or Silver from the 3DS Eshop will receive a free code for Celebi. You can also scan a special QR code to receive the Mythical Pokemon Magearna.

The third Gen 2 Pokemon game, Pokemon Crystal, releases in the 3DS Eshop on January 26. Like Gold and Silver, it will be compatible with the Pokemon Bank service, so any Pokemon you capture can be transferred to Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Players will also be able to encounter Celebi in Crystal "in an event after completing the game."

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