A Legendary Pokémon year announced for 2018
The Pokémon Company International will promote Legendary Pokémon throughout 2018.
Different Legendary Pokémon will be distributed each month from February to November for the games Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. There will be new Pokémon Trading Card Game products featuring Legendary Pokémon, which will include new collections and GX cards; more details will be announced as the products come closer to release date. The Pokémon TV app will air movies associated with the Legendary Pokémon. There will also be special Legendary Pokémon events for Pokémon GO. Pokémon Shuffle will have two new event stages with Dialga and Palkia which will be available from Feb. 6 until Feb. 13.
Legendary Pokémon by month
- February - Dialga or Palkia from Sinnoh
- March - Regigigas or Heatran from Sinnoh
- April - Raikou or Entei from Johto
- May - Xerneas or Yveltal from Kalos
- June - Shiny Zygarde from Kalos and Alola
- July - Tornadus or Thundurus from Unova
- August - Groudon or Kyogre from Hoenn
- September - Latios or Latias from Hoenn
- October - Reshiram or Zekrom from Unova
- November - Ho-Oh or Lugia from Johto
Dialga and Palkia distribution
Serial codes to obtain Dialga and Palkia in-game will be available from February 2 to 23, 2018. They will be available in the United States, Ireland, Germany, and Italy at GameStop stores; in the United Kingdom an Spain at GAME stores; and in France at Micromania stores. They will also be available in Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden, but not details beyond the month about the distributions have been announced.
Palkia will be distributed for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Ultra Sun, while Dialga will be distributed for Pokémon Moon and Pokémon Ultra Moon.
In Pokémon Sun, Palkia will be level 60, have no held item, and know the moves Aura Sphere, Aqua Tail, Spacial Rend and Hydro Pump. In Pokémon Moon, Dialga will be level 60, have no held item, and know the moves Aura Sphere, Iron Tail, Roar of Time and Flash Cannon.
In Pokémon Ultra Sun, Palkia will be level 100, hold a Gold Bottle Cap, and know the moves Spacial Rend, Aura Sphere, Draco Meteor and Hydro Pump. In Pokémon Ultra Moon, Dialga will be level 100, hold a Gold Bottle Cap, and know the moves Roar of Time, Aura Sphere, Draco Meteor and Flash Cannon.
In all versions, Dialga and Palkia will both have their standard Ability, Pressure.