Pokemon: Free Legendaries For July 2018 Available Soon, Here's How To Get Them

Pokemon: Free Legendaries For July 2018 Available Soon, Here's How To Get Them

The Year of Legendary Pokemon rolls on with another pair of free Legendaries for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Next month, The Pokemon Company is giving away two powerful monsters that originally appeared in Pokemon Black and White versions: Tornadus and Thundurus.

Continuing the trend of previous distributions, the Legendaries will be given out in different ways depending upon your region. US residents can pick up a free download code for the Pokemon at the electronics section of Target from July 13-28; those in Europe can download the Legendaries over the Nintendo Network via Mystery Gift from July 6-22; and players in Canada will receive a code in the Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter.

As before, the Legendaries can be redeemed in any seventh-generation Pokemon game, although the one you receive will differ depending on which version you have. In Sun and Ultra Sun, players will get the Electric-type Thundurus, while those with Moon and Ultra Moon will receive the Flying-type Tornadus. The Pokemon will also come at different levels and know different moves depending upon the game. You can see the moveset for each Legendary below.

Pokemon Ultra Sun

  • Thundurus -- Level 100 (w/Gold Bottle Cap)
    • Thunderbolt
    • Focus Blast
    • Grass Knot
    • Nasty Plot

Pokemon Sun

  • Thundurus -- Level 60
    • Discharge
    • Crunch
    • Charge
    • Nasty Plot

Pokemon Ultra Moon

  • Tornadus -- Level 100 (w/Gold Bottle Cap)
    • Hurricane
    • Heat Wave
    • Grass Knot
    • Tailwind

Pokemon Moon

  • Tornadus -- Level 60
    • Air Slash
    • Crunch
    • Tailwind
    • Rain Dance

The code you receive can be redeemed via the Mystery Gift feature from the games' main menu. After selecting it, choose the option to receive your gift with a code/password, input the code, and the Pokemon will be downloaded to your game. (Players in Europe must choose the option to receive their gift via the internet to download their Legendaries.) You'll then be able to pick your Pokemon up from the deliveryman waiting inside any Pokemon Center.

Since February, The Pokemon Company has been giving away free Legendaries for the seventh-gen Pokemon games. Following the Tornadus and Thundurus distribution, players will be able to get the Hoenn Legendaries Groudon and Kyogre in August. In the meantime, you can see all of the free Pokemon available for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon right now.