New Rare Pokemon Available in Pokemon Sun & Moon

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A new mystery gift is available in Pokemon Sun and Moon and this one doesn’t give you Mega Stones. This time players are treated to the rare and powerful Pokemon Tapu Koko. Although you have a chance to capture Tapu Koko in the game at the Ruins of Conflict, you probably weren’t going to find a shiny version.

Here are the steps you’ll have to follow if you want to get your new shiny Pokemon:

  • Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  • Select Receive Gift.
  • Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to pick up your Mega Stones.
  • Be sure to save your game.

You aren’t just getting stuck with a lowly level 1 Pokemon either. Tapu Koko will come equipped with a full move set and even an item. Tapu Koko will come to you at level 60 and holding the Electric Seed, which will boost the Pokemon’s defense in Electric Terrain, which happens to be any battle Tapu Koko is involved in.

The moves Tapu Koko will know are Nature’s Madness, Discharge, Agility and Electro Ball.

The end date for this new Mystery Gift has not been given but they traditionally only last for a few weeks so if you want to pick up this Shiny Pokemon, you should do it now.

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Nintendo has been on a roll lately with their support for Pokemon Sun and Moon. The two games just wrapped up an event which rewarded players Mega Stones to Mega Evolve their Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby starters.

We also know enhanced ports of Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming later this year in the form of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. We don’t know a whole lot about the games but we do know they still take place in the Alola region and will feature an entirely new storyline. Also announced with those two games was the addition of Pokemon Gold and Silver to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Those two games will also be releasing later this year.

During E3 this year, Nintendo and Game Freak also announced that a new “core” Pokemon RPG was in development for the Nintendo Switch. Whether this is Pokemon Stars or not remains to be seen, but Amazon seems convinced already (or at least was).