Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon players will be able to pick up the game's final legendary Pokémon, Zoraora, during an event starting in October.
Interesting things are happening in the ever-popular Pokémon franchise. Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee are on the way in November, ripping up the rulebook as we know it as they go. We still know bupkus about the upcoming mainline series entry, which is coming to Switch at some point in 2019 (if we’re all good boys and girls). Heck, it looks like Incineroar is joining the cast of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Before all of that, though, we’ve got the swansong of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon coming our way. One last hurrah, one last event for a new legendary Pokémon.
Ah, generation seven. What a wild ride it’s been. Pokémon Sun and Moon released in November 2016, and… well, they were certainly something. For a franchise notorious for resting on its laurels, these games certainly stirred things up a bit. HMs, gyms and the like were all dispensed with, in favor of an Island Challenge around this beautiful tropical setting.
Along the way, of course, we met an intriguing variety of event-only legendary Pokémon. One of these was Magearna, a Steel- and Fairy-type that looks like a steampunk Poké Ball (you can still nab it here, via QR code, if you’ve missed out so far). Marshadow is also fantastic, the first Fighting/Ghost Pokémon. Now, here comes the Pokémon fans have been waiting since April for: Zeraora.
As Destructoid reports, Game Freak have announced that this ferocious feline, a fast and hard-hitting Electric-type, will be available though an event. It runs from October 1 to November 15, so you’ve got a while to head down to GameStop or Best Buy (or participating retailers in Europe) to pick up your own. You’ll need a copy of Pokémon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon to do so, as it isn’t compatible with the base games (they don’t have the data for its signature move, Plasma Fists).
It isn’t yet confirmed whether the distribution will be through Mystery Gift or a ye olde fashioned code on a sheet (Game Freak have used both methods countless times over the years), but there it is. Franchise fans won’t want miss out on this neat little swansong for generation seven.