Legendary Pokémon promos to download throughout May


Have a copy of Pokémon X, Y, or Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? Or both? Then hold on to your gears as The Pokémon Company will be holding three in-game download promos this month!

According to Serebii, the Kalos Mythical Trio, including a rare form of Zygarde and special Xerneas and Yveltals are up for grabs this May. Players with a copy of the latest games and a Nintendo 3DS need only go to the Mystery Gift download located at the Start Menu of the games.

Zygarde Formes

Until May 8, players may get the dragon/ground-type legendary Pokémon Zygarde. The level 100 green ‘mon comes in the “50 percent Forme”, one of Zygarde’s several “formes”. The other four were first revealed in September and will hit the screens in Pokémon XY & Z  anime as hinted in the Zygarde’s in-game bio. These include the moveset-less Zygard Cell, the Zygarde Core, the dog-like “10% Forme” and the larger “Complete Forme”.

From May 11 to 17, it’ll be a shiny Xerneas players may download. And from May 20 to 28, it’s shiny Yveltal’s turn. Since these Pokémon are available for download over Wi-Fi, the legendaries are more accessible than the other mythical Pokémon Darkrai which is out for grabs until May 24 via code from GameStop.


Shiny Xerneas and Yveltal

Pokémon is celebrating its 20th year milestone with monthly promos; 2016 kicked off with Mew while the rest of the special Pokémon available this year are as follows:

  • Celebi: March 1 – 24 (Nintendo Network)
  • Jirachi: April 1 – 24 (Nintendo Network)
  • Darkrai: May 1 – 24 (GameStop)
  • Manaphy: June 1 – 24 (Nintendo Network)
  • Shaymin: July 1 – 24 (Nintendo Network)
  • Arceus: August 1 – 24 (GameStop)
  • Victini: September 1 – 24 (Nintendo Network)
  • Keldeo: October 1 – 24 (Nintendo Network)
  • Genesect: November 1 – 24 (GameStop)
  • Meloetta: December 1 – 24 (Nintendo Network)

It’s barely the middle of 2016 so make sure to keep yourselves updated with monthly promos and events!