Zeraora Distribution Coming to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Almost a year after the games' releases, players can finally get this Mythical Pokémon.

by Dylan Siegler
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Zeraora event

Before the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon last year, dataminers found files for some new Pokémon that would be introduced in the games, including the new Ultra Beasts Poipole and Naganadel, and the new Ultra form of Necrozma. These datamining efforts also discovered the new Mythical Pokémon Zeraora. However, up until now, this Pokémon hasn’t been available in either of the games. Almost a full year after the games’ releases, Zeraora will finally become available.

It was recently announced that the Electric-type Zeraora will soon be available to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon players via Mystery Gift distribution. This Zeraora will be on Level 50 and know the moves Plasma Fist, Thunder Punch, Close Combat, and Thunder. It will also be holding an Air Balloon, an item that allows its holder to fully avoid a Ground-type attack one time, which is particularly useful for Electric-types, whose only weakness is Ground.

Where and when Zeraora codes will be distributed depends on the region players live in. Those living in the United States will be able to receive a code from GameStop between October 19 and November 9. Meanwhile, European players can receive the Mythical Pokémon starting today (October 1) through November 15. Those in the UK and Spain can receive their code from GAME; those in Germany and Italy can receive theirs from GameStop; those in The Netherlands can receive their code from GameMania; and those in Belgium can receive their code from GameMania or Dreamland.

About The Author

Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).