As a concept introduced within the Pokémon Global Link in Pokémon Black & White and continuation in Generation VI, Pokémon Sun & Moon continues the a new method of getting events, the serial code. Here, you get given a unique serial code within certain events or releases which is to be entered on Mystery Gift. When you enter the Serial Code, you're connected to the Internet to download the event. The serial code will then no longer work if it's a one-time use code.

100 Poké Balls

Release Dates:

Japan: November 18th 2016
North America: November 18th 2016

Gift: 2 * 100 Poké Balls

If you purchase the special Pokémon Sun & Moon Double Pack in Japan or North America, you will get given two sets of Serial Codes. These codes give you 100 Poké Balls each

Quick Balls
Release Dates:

Japan: November 18th 2016
Europe: November 23rd 2016

Gift:
12 Quick Balls

Method:
If you buy Pokémon Sun & Moon on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan or EUrope, you will discover a special serial code for 10 Quick Balls. This is only for people who purchase the game on the eShop in the first week..

CoroCoro - Rockruff Gifts
Release Dates:

Japan: December 15th 2016 - February 14th 2017

Gift:
Lucky Egg, Choice Band (Sun), Choice Scarf (Moon)

Method:
In the January 2017 issue of the CoroCoro magazine, a special code was distributed which provided a special gift of a Lucky Egg, and a Choice Band in Sun or a Choice Scarf in Moon. These items are intended for you to give Rockruff, the CoroCoro mascot, a fighting chance and opportunity in the game

Gold Bottle Cap
Release Dates:

Japan: December 14th 2016 - ??

Gift:
Gold Bottle Cap

Method:
In the special edition Pokémon Sun *& Moon Guidebook in Japan, when you buy both the guidebook and Pokédex book in a bundle, you will get a special code that will give you a Gold Bottle Cap.

50 Battle Points
Release Dates:

Global: December 22nd 2016 - January 30th 2017
Global: February 9th - March 30th 2017

Gift:
50 Battle Points

Method:
If you participated in the Battle of Alola Online Competition, then as a special gift for participation, you can redeem a code for 50 Battle Points from the Global Link website. It was the repeated for the Alola Friendly Battle Competition

Bottle Cap Event
Release Dates:

Europe: February 3rd 2017 - March 12th 2017
North America: February 13th 2017 - ?? 2017

Gift:
1 Bottle Cap

Method:
To tie in with the release of the Sun & Moon TCG set, a special distribution of a Bottle Cap was running in Europe through February with the code expiring on May 13th 2017. In the UK, this code is given at all GAME stores. In Denmark, it is being given in Gamestop. In Germany, it is being given through the Nintendo Zone in Gamestop from February 10th. In Canada, the Bottle Cap codes can be obtained through EB Games while in Spain it will be available at GAME through the Nintendo Zone until March 12th 2017. In Italy you can get codes at Gamestop until March 5th 2017. In France it can be obtained from today to March 12th in Micromania stores. It has also begun at GamePlanet in Mexico.

5 Rare Candy + 1 Friend Ball
Release Dates:

Global: February 21st - March 30th 2017

Gift:
5 Rare Candy + 1 Friend Ball

Method:
If you participated in the Trade Pokémon at the GTS Global Mission and made 5 trades withi nt, then as a special gift for participation, you can redeem a code for 5 Rare Candy & 1 Friend Ball from the Global Link website.

Beedrill & Mawile Mega Stones
Release Dates:

Global: March 7th 2017 - April 29th 2017

Gift:
Beedrillite
Mawilite

Method:
For all players who played 3 or more battles in the 2017 International Challenge February online competition, a special code was added to the Pokémon Global Link to obtain a code for Mawilite and Beedrillite. A shared serial code for all other players is planned for April 2017.

Mewtwo Mega Stones
Release Dates:

Global: March 3rd 2017 onwards

Gift:
Mewtwonite X
Mewtwonite Y

Method:
As part of a continued campaign to distribute Mega Stones, the Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y Mega Stones were distributed globally using the Serial Code: M2DESCENT.

Pokémon with You - Pikachu
Release Dates:

Japan: March 11th 2017 - March 30th 2017

Gift:
Pikachu

Method:
Following 6 years since the tragic earthquake in Sendai, as part of the annual Pokémon with You charity drive, when you donate 500¥, you will receive a Serial Code for a Pikachu with the Egg Move Bestow and the Event Move Hold Hands.

ピカチュウ
Level 10
OT:トウホク
ID:201703
Ability:Static
Hold Item:

Sweet Heart
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
a lovely place. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 10
Bestow
Hold Hands
Return
Play Nice
CoroCoro Charizard
Release Dates:

Japan: March 15th 2017 - April 30th 2017

Gift:
Charizard

Method:
In early 2017, the CoroCoro magazine ran a campaign for which Pokémon is the best. The winner of that campaign is Charizard and from that, in the April 2017 issue of CoroCoro, a special Serial Code is given to obtain the Charizard.

リザードン /
Level 40
OT:コロコロ
ID:565640
Ability:Blaze
Hold Item:
No Item
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
a lovely place. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 40
Dragon Claw
Dragon Rage
Fly
Flare Blitz
Shiny Tapu Koko
Release Dates:

Japan: March 17th 2017 - April 9th 2017

Gift:
Tapu Koko

Method:
As part of a Shiny Tapu Koko campaign covering merchandise, the TCG and the games, a distribution of a Shiny Tapu Koko was given in many stores in Japan such as 7-11, Pokémon Centers, Yodobashi Camera, Aeon, Amazon and Rakuten.

カプ・コケコ
Level 60
OT:メレメレ
ID:??
Ability:Electric Surge
Hold Item:

Electric Seed
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
a lovely place. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 60
Nature's Madness
Discharge
Agility
Electro Ball
Pidgeot & Steelix Mega Stones
Release Dates:

Global: March 28th 2017 - April 28th 2017

Gift:
Steelixite & Pidgeotite

Method:
For all players who played 3 or more battles in the Kanto x Alola Regional Rumble online competition, a special code was added to the Pokémon Global Link to obtain a code for Steelixite & Pidgeotite. A shared serial code for all other players is planned for 2017.

Audino & Medicham Mega Stones
Release Dates:

Global: April 7th 2017 onwards

Gift:
Mawilite, Medichamite, Audinite & Beedrillite

Method:
As part of a continued campaign to distribute Mega Stones, the Mawilite, Medichamite, Audinite & Beedrillite Mega Stones were distributed globally using the Serial Code: INTIMIDATE.

Original Cap Pikachu
Release Dates:

Japan: April 15th 2017 - May 1st 2017 & July 19th - July 31st 2017
US & Europe: September 19th - September 25th 2017

Gift:
Original Cap Pikachu

Method:
To commemorate the release of the movie, Pokémon! I Choose You!, when you prebooked tickets you got a code for a special Pikachu. This Pikachu has one of Ash's hats, depending on when you obtained it. It also came with the Pikashunium Z Z-Crystal.

ピカチュウ
Level 1
OT:サトシ
ID:970401
Ability:Static
Hold Item:
No Item
Hardy Nature.
Date of Receiving
2017 Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 1
Thunderbolt
Quick Attack
Thunder
Agility
This event also comes with the gift of a Pikashunium Z.
Pikachu
Level 1
OT:Ash
ID:090898
Ability:Static
Hold Item:
No Item
Hardy Nature.
Date of Receiving
a lovely place. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 1
Thunderbolt
Quick Attack
Thunder
Agility
This event also comes with the gift of a Pikashunium Z.

Hoenn Cap Pikachu
Release Dates:

Japan: May 3rd 2017 - May 15th 2017 & August 2nd - August 14th 2017

Gift:
Hoenn Cap Pikachu

Method:
To commemorate the release of the movie, Pokémon! I Choose You!, when you prebooked tickets you got a code for a special Pikachu. This Pikachu has one of Ash's hats, depending on when you obtained it. It also came with the Pikashunium Z Z-Crystal.

ピカチュウ
Level 6
OT:サトシ
ID:021121
Ability:Static
Hold Item:
No Item
Hardy Nature.
Date of Receiving
2017 Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 6
Thunderbolt
Quick Attack
Thunder
Iron Tail
This event also comes with the gift of a Pikashunium Z.

Guardians Rising Lycanroc
Release Dates:

North America: May 15th 2017 - June 5th 2017
Europe: May 5th 2017 - June 31st 2017

Gift:
Midnight Form Lycanroc

Method:
To coincide with the release of the Guardians Rising TCG set, the long rumoured Lycanroc event has finally been announced. In the UK, it will be distributed at GAME from May 5th to May 31st. In France it will be distributed at Micromania from May 13th to June 12th. In Spain, it will be distributed in GAME from May 5th 2017. In Italy it will be given at Gamestop from May 5th to May 31st. In Germany it will be given at Gamestop from May 5th to May 31st.
Lycanroc
Level 50
OT:Rocky
ID:051517
Ability:No Guard
Hold Item:

Life Orb
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
a lovely place. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 50
Stone Edge
Fire Fang
Sucker Punch
Swords Dance

Houndoom & Heracross Mega Stones
Release Dates:

Global: May 12th 2017 onwards

Gift:
Pidgeotite, Steelixite, Heracronite, Houndoominite

Method:
As part of a continued campaign to distribute Mega Stones, the Pidgeotite, Steelixite, Heracronite & Houndoominite Mega Stones were distributed globally using the Serial Code: AZUL.

Sinnoh Cap Pikachu
Release Dates:

Japan: May 17th 2017 - May 29th 2017 & August 16th - August 28th 2017

Gift:
Sinnoh Cap Pikachu

Method:
To commemorate the release of the movie, Pokémon! I Choose You!, when you prebooked tickets you got a code for a special Pikachu. This Pikachu has one of Ash's hats, depending on when you obtained it. It also came with the Pikashunium Z Z-Crystal.

ピカチュウ
Level 10
OT:サトシ
ID:060928
Ability:Static
Hold Item:
No Item
Hardy Nature.
Date of Receiving
2017 Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 10
Thunderbolt
Quick Attack
Iron Tail
Volt Tackle
This event also comes with the gift of a Pikashunium Z.

Hoenn Starter Mega Stones
Release Dates:

Global: May 30th 2017 - June 30th 2017

Gift:
Sceptilite, Blazikenite & Swampertite

Method:
For all players who played 3 or more battles in the 2017 International Challenge May or Japan Championships 2017 online competitions, a special code was added to the Pokémon Global Link to obtain a code for Sceptilite, Blazikenite & Swampertite.

Unova Cap Pikachu
Release Dates:

Japan: May 31st 2017 - June 12th 2017 & August 30th - September 11th 2017

Gift:
Unova Cap Pikachu

Method:
To commemorate the release of the movie, Pokémon! I Choose You!, when you prebooked tickets you got a code for a special Pikachu. This Pikachu has one of Ash's hats, depending on when you obtained it. It also came with the Pikashunium Z Z-Crystal.

ピカチュウ
Level 14
OT:サトシ
ID:100923
Ability:Static
Hold Item:
No Item
Hardy Nature.
Date of Receiving
2017 Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 14
Thunderbolt
Quick Attack
Iron Tail
Volt Tackle
This event also comes with the gift of a Pikashunium Z.

Mega Stones
Release Dates:

Global: June 6th 2017 - July 30th 2017

Gift:
Tyranitarite, Manectite, Abomasite

Method:
For all players who played 3 or more battles in the 2017 International Challenge May online competitions, a special code was added to the Pokémon Global Link to obtain a code for Tyranitarite, Manectite, Abomasite.

Kalos Cap Pikachu
Release Dates:

Japan: June 14th 2017 - June 26th 2017 & September 13th - September 25th 2017

Gift:
Kalos Cap Pikachu

Method:
To commemorate the release of the movie, Pokémon! I Choose You!, when you prebooked tickets you got a code for a special Pikachu. This Pikachu has one of Ash's hats, depending on when you obtained it. It also came with the Pikashunium Z Z-Crystal.

ピカチュウ
Level 17
OT:サトシ
ID:131017
Ability:Static
Hold Item:
No Item
Hardy Nature.
Date of Receiving
2017 Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 17
Thunderbolt
Quick Attack
Iron Tail
Electro Ball
This event also comes with the gift of a Pikashunium Z.

Banette & Camerupt Mega Stones
Release Dates:

Global: June 23rd 2017 onwards

Gift:
Sceptilite, Blazikenite, Swampertite, Banettite & Cameruptite

Method:
As part of a continued campaign to distribute Mega Stones, the Sceptilite, Blazikenite, Swampertite, Banettite & Cameruptite Mega Stones were distributed globally using the Serial Code: MATSUBUSA.

Sun & Moon Anime Distribution
Release Dates:

Japan: June 17th 2017 - July 14th 2017

Gift:
Mallow's Steenee, Kiawe's Turtonator, Lillie's Vulpix

Method:
As part of a campaign to promote the Pokémon Sun & Moon TV show, a special distribution was held in Pokémon Centers where you could get a code to download Mallow's Steenee, Kiawe's Turtonator and Lillie's Vulpix.

アママイコ
Level 20
OT:マオ
ID:170617
Ability:Leaf Guard or Oblivious
Hold Item:

Yellow Nectar
Naive Nature.
Date of Receiving
Pokémon animated show. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 18
Magical Leaf
Double Slap
Sweet Scent
 
バクガメス
Level 30
OT:カキ
ID:170626
Ability:Shell Armor
Hold Item:

Moomoo Milk
Brave Nature.
Date of Receiving
Pokémon animated show. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 27
Flamethrower
Shell Trap
Dragon Tail
 
シロン
Level 10
OT:リーリエ
ID:170705
Ability:Snow Cloak
Hold Item:

Silk Scarf
Modest Nature.
Date of Receiving
Pokémon animated show. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 1
Powder Snow
 
 
 


Alola Cap Pikachu
Release Dates:

Japan: June 28th 2017 - July 17th 2017 & September 27th - October 9th 2017

Gift:
Alola Cap Pikachu

Method:
To commemorate the release of the movie, Pokémon! I Choose You!, when you prebooked tickets you got a code for a special Pikachu. This Pikachu has one of Ash's hats, depending on when you obtained it. It also came with the Pikashunium Z Z-Crystal.

ピカチュウ
Level 20
OT:サトシ
ID:161117
Ability:Static
Hold Item:
No Item
Hardy Nature.
Date of Receiving
2017 Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 20
Thunderbolt
Quick Attack
Iron Tail
Electro Ball
This event also comes with the gift of a Pikashunium Z.

Pokémon I Choose You - Mew Distribution
Release Dates:

Japan: July 11th 2017 - July 31st 2017

Gift:
Mew

Method:
As part of a campaign to promote the 20th movie, Pokémon! I Choose You, players could participate in a Stamp Rally at 7-11 stores. If players got 2 stamps, they could claim a serial code to download the Mythical Pokémon, Mew.

ミュウ
Level 50
OT:20TH☆
ID:170711
Ability:Synchronize
Hold Item:
No Item
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
a Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 50
Psychic
Barrier
Metronome
Transform
CoroCoro - Ho-Oh Distribution
Release Dates:

Japan: July 15th 2017 - August 31st 2017

Gift:
Ho-Oh

Method:
As part of a campaign to promote the 20th movie, Pokémon! I Choose You, the Japanese magazine CoroCoro provided a serial code to download the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh in their August 2017 issue, released on July 15th 2017.

ホウオウ
Level 100
OT:テンセイざん
ID:170715
Ability:Pressure
Hold Item:

Sacred Ash
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
2017 Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 100
Sacred Fire
Brave Bird
Recover
Safeguard
Aggron Mega Stones
Release Dates:

Global: July 21st 2017 onwards

Gift:
Tyranitarite, Abomasite, Manectite, Aggronite

Method:
As part of a continued campaign to distribute Mega Stones, the Tyranitarite, Abomasite, Manectite & Aggronite Mega Stones were distributed globally using the Serial Code: SABLEVOLANT.

Pokémon Daisuki Club - Solrock & Lunatone
Release Dates:

Japan: July 26th 2017 - October 31st 2017

Gift:
Solrock, Lunatone

Method:
As part of one of their many campaigns delving into Pokémon lore, the Japanese Pokémon Daisuki Club website, this time delving into Pokémon not of this earth in the Mystery Files, the Daisuki Club hid a code to unlock in their website. This code unlocks Solrock in Sun and Lunatone in Moon. The code is OYAJI30YEARS

ソルロック
Level 30
OT:サクジ
ID:170726
Ability:Levitate
Hold Item:

Comet Shard
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
the Pokémon Daisuki Club. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 30
Cosmic Power
Hidden Power
Solar Beam
Stone Edge

ルナトーン
Level 30
OT:サクジ
ID:170726
Ability:Levitate
Hold Item:

Comet Shard
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
the Pokémon Daisuki Club. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 30
Cosmic Power
Hidden Power
Moonblast
Power Gem
Pokémon I Choose You - Charizard, Lucario, Piplup Distribution
Release Dates:

Japan: August 1st 2017 - August 21st 2017

Gift:
Charizard, Piplup, Lucario

Method:
As part of a campaign to promote the 20th movie, Pokémon! I Choose You, players could participate in a Stamp Rally at 7-11 stores. If players got 2 stamps, they could claim a serial code to download one of three Pokémon: Ash's Charizard, Makoto's Piplup or Soji's Lucario.

リザードン
Level 40
OT:サトシ
ID:170715
Ability:Blaze
Hold Item:
No Item
Adamant Nature.
Date of Receiving
2017 Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 5
Flamethrower
Dragon Rage
Slash
Seismic Toss

ポッチャマ /
Level 30
OT:マコト
ID:170715
Ability:Torrent
Hold Item:
No Item
Hardy Nature.
Date of Receiving
2017 Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 5
Hydro Pump
Bubble Beam
Whirlpool
Drill Peck

ルカリオ /
Level 40
OT:ソウジ
ID:170715
Ability:Steadfast
Hold Item:
No Item
Serious Nature.
Date of Receiving
2017 Pokémon Movie. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 20
Aura Sphere
High Jump Kick
Dragon Pulse
Extreme Speed
Weakness Cup Distribution
Release Dates:

Global: August 8th 2017 to September 29th | September 8th - October 31st

Gift:
Ampharosite, Altarianite, Latiosite, Latiasite

Method:
To tie in with the Weakness Cup online competition, all participants were given a code to receive the Ampharosite, Altarianite, Latiosite & Latiasite Mega Stones. They were then distributed with the code DRACHE to all players

Diancie Mega Stone
Release Dates:

Global: August 10th 2017 onwards

Gift:
Gardevoirite, Galladite, Lopunnite, Diancite

Method:
As part of a continued campaign to distribute Mega Stones, the Gardevoirite, Galladite, Lopunnite & DianciteMega Stones were distributed globally using the Serial Code: POYONG.

Pokémon Burning Shadows - Salazzle Distribution
Release Dates:

North America: August 14th 2017 - September 4th 2017

Gift:
Salazzle

Method:
As part of a campaign to promote the TCG set, Burning Shadows, a special distribution for Salazzle was brought to various retailers. In North America, it was in Gamestop.

Salazzle
Level 50
OT:??
ID:??
Ability:Corrosion
Hold Item:

Focus Sash
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
a lovely place. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 50
Fake Out
Toxic
Sludge Bomb
Flamethrower
Celebi

Release Dates:

Japan: September 22nd 2017 - September 28th 2018
Europe: September 22nd 2017 - September 21st 2018
North America: September 22nd 2017 - September 21st 2018

If you pre-purchase or purchase the Pokémon Gold & Silver Virtual Console games, you will receive a Serial Code that can be redeemed in all 4 Generation 7 games to access the Mythical Pokémon Celebi

Celebi
Level 30
OT:Ilex
Ilex
ウバメ
ID:040601
101500
112199
Ability:Natural Cure
Hold Item:
No Item
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
a lovely place. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 30
Heal Bell
Safeguard
Ancient Power
Future Sight
Shiny Silvally

Release Dates:

Japan: September 22nd 2017 - October 16th 2017

If you pre-order Pokémon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon at a variety of stores in Japan including Pokémon Centers, and show that you have Sun or Moon, you will get a special Serial Code that will give you a Shiny Silvally

シルヴァディ
Level 100
OT:エーテル
ID:170922
Ability:RKS System
Hold Item:

Gold Bottle Cap
?? Nature.
Date of Receiving
a lovely place. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 100
Multi-attack
Parting Shot
Punishment
Scary Face
Pokémon I Choose You - Marshadow Distribution
Release Dates:

North America: October 9th - October 23rd 2017
Europe: October 1st - November 14th 2017

Gift:
Marshadow

Method:
To promote the upcoming movie, I Choose You, Marshadow is being distributed. It comes with its unique Z-Crystal. In the US, it will be give at Gamestop. In Europe, it'll be given at select retailers

Marshadow
Level 50
OT:??
ID:??
Ability:Technician
Hold Item:
No Item
Any Nature.
Date of Receiving
a lovely place. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 50
Spectral Thief
Close Combat
Force Palm
Shadow Ball
This event also comes with the gift of a Marshadium Z.
 
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