Pokémon Entei, Raikou Distribution: How to Download Both Legendaries

The April Legendary Pokémon distribution features Entei and Raikou, two of the three Legendary Beasts from the Johto Region. Unlike the previous distribution of Regigigas and Heatran in March, Pokémon trainers won't get the opportunity to receive either Entei or Raikou until the end of the month.

According to The Pokémon Company, trainers in North America will need to visit their local Target location from April 22-29 to receive a code. Trainers in Europe can receive Entei or Raikou from April 3-25 over the Nintendo Network. If you're based in Canada, the code for the two Legendary Pokémon will come via the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter in the same manner as Regigigas and Heatran.

You can only download one of these Legendary Pokémon to Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Sun or Moon.

Entei can only be downloaded to Ultra Sun and Sun. If you download it to Ultra Sun the Fire-type Pokémon will come at Level 100 holding the Gold Bottle Cap with the moves Sacred Fire, Stone Edge, Iron Head and Flame Charge. If Sun is your preference, Entei will come at Level 60 with the moves Stomp, Bite, Swagger and Lava Plume.

Raikou can only be downloaded to Ultra Moon and Moon. If downloaded to Ultra Moon the Electric-type Pokémon will come at Level 100 holding a Gold Bottle Cap with the moves Thunderbolt, Volt Switch, Extrasensory and Calm Mind. Raikou will come at Level 60 with the moves Reflect, Crunch, Thunder Fang and Discharge if Moon is your preference.


If you're in North America, head over to your local Target location and ask for a code (the customer service desk is probably a better bet than the guy stocking shelves.) Boot up your Pokémon game and select the Mystery Gift on the main menu. Select Receive Gift and then select Get with Code/Password and connect to the internet.

Enter the code and then your Pokémon will be sent to your game. Head over to the nearest Pokémon Center and talk to the gentleman in the blue and yellow shirt to receive your Pokémon.

For most of 2018, The Pokémon Company will distribute a pair of Legendary Pokémon each month. Here's the list of Pokémon that will be distributed throughout the year.

May- Xerneas & Yveltal

June - Shiny Zygarde

July - Tornadus & Thundurus

August - Kyogre & Groudon

September Latios & Latias

October - Reshiram & Zekrom

November - Ho-Oh & Lugia

Which Legendary Pokémon did you choose? Do you like Entei or Raikou better in battle? Sound off in the comments section below.