Niantic Labs isn't the only one doing big things with its Pokemon game. The Pokemon Company has big plans for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon throughout 2018, including releasing a lot more Legendary Pokemon throughout 2018 for Nintendo 3DS owners.

Over on the official Pokemon website, the Pokemon Company announced that 2018 will be the year of Legendary Pokemon, which will include releasing a new Legendary into Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon once each month throughout the year. That's pretty big news if you're a fan of the Nintendo 3DS RPG!

The Legendaries will be available for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon and the vanilla version of Pokemon Sun and Moon as well. Additionally, the Pokemon that will be handed out will all be level 60, so that you can beat the crap out of every opponent you encounter. Some of the Pokemon will come with Gold Bottle Caps, which will allow you to upgrade some of your Pokemon via Hyper Training.

The free Legendary Pokemon will be handed out starting in February, and you'll have a choice between picking up a Dialga or a Palkia for your selection of a Legendary. The availability for the Legendaries in February will only last from February 1st to February 28th. Dialga will be available for Pokemon Moon and will be at level 60 in the vanilla version, while the Pokemon Ultra Moon version will be level 100. Both Dialga and Palkia have Pressure as an ability but Palkia has slightly different moves in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Ultra Sun, such as Hydro Pump and Spacial Rend.

In order to retrieve either of the two Pokemon, you'll have to select "Mystery Gift" from the main menu and then click on "Receive Gift" and then connect to the internet, and enter the code. Once you put in the code and you receive the gift, you'll then have to retrieve the gift from within the game.

Load up your game and head into the Pokemon Center, and then talk to the delivery lady and she will give you your gift.

Once you retrieve the gift, work fast and save your game. The last thing you need is to find out that your game crashes, or to turn it off by mistake, or any other number of possibilities that could disrupt your play.

The codes will only be available up until May 23rd, 2018. So make sure when you get the code from your local GameStop, to retrieve it before spring is out.

But, February is just the start. The Pokemon Company will be rolling out additional Legendary Pokemon with two more Pokemon in March, April, May, June and July. From there, the Pokemon Company will continue giving out free Legendaries through the fall up until November.

This is a nice little continuation of what the Pokemon Company and Nintendo had been doing a couple of years ago with various Pokemon titles, giving gamers a free Legendary each month. It's nice to see that it's all come back.

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