Pokémon Shiny Zygarde Distribution: How to Get Rare Legendary

Throughout 2018 The Pokémon Company has distributed Legendaries trainers can download and add to their Sun/Moon or Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon games. When the list of Legendary Pokémon was announced earlier in the year, many trainers circled June on their calendars. Why? Because this is the month when Shiny Zygarde gets released.

Shiny Zygarde, a white and green variant of the Ground and Dragon-type Pokémon, has not been obtainable by other means until this distribution. The third Kalos Legendary (alongside Xerneas and Yveltal), Shiny Zygarde has received some extra shine in Sun and Moon through Z Cores and Perfect Form.

From June 1-24, U.S. Pokémon trainers can head over to their nearest GameStop to pick up a download code for Shiny Zygarde. If you decide to download it unto Sun or Moon, this Level 60 Pokémon comes with the moves Land's Wrath, Glare, Safeguard and Dragonbreath. If you want to send Shiny Zygarde to Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon , it will come at Level 100 with the moves Thousand Arrows, Outrage, Extreme Speed and Dragon Dance, and also holding a Gold Bottle Cap.


If you're in the U.S., head to your local GameStop location and ask for a code from the front desk. No purchase is necessary to obtain a card containing the Shiny Zygarde code, so simply ask for one.

  • Boot up either your Pokémon Sun/Moon or Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon game and select "Mystery Gift" on the main menu.
  • Select "Receive Gift."
  • Select "Get with Code/Password and connect to the internet.
  • Enter the code on the GameStop card.

Once the code is entered start up your game, head over to the nearest Pokémon Center and talk to the gentleman in the blue and yellow shirt to receive your Pokémon. You will need an open slot in your party so make sure you have one.

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.

July - Tornadus & Thundurus

August - Kyogre & Groudon

September Latios & Latias

October - Reshiram & Zekrom

November - Ho-Oh & Lugi