The Living Dex is the ultimate Pokémon player's goal, requiring a considerable amount of time and patience.
The Festival Plaza in Pokémon Sun and Moon and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon can, at times, seem like a bit of an impenetrable mess, particularly when it comes to the relatively simple features of trading and battling online.
Training competitive Pokémon viable for use in the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon metagame takes a hefty amount of work.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon QR codes are by far the easiest way to fill out the "seen" aspect of your Alolan Pokédex, granting you the ability to simply scan a code - we have a full list below - and register that Pokémon as "seen" there and then.
Pokémon Bank, a premium online safety deposit box for your Pokémon, has been released for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, allowing players to transfer creatures from older games, including Red and Blue, Black and White, X and Y and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (or ORAS) right up to the latest generation of games.
There are some additions and caveats in the way the service works for Ultra Sun and Moon, including a new National Pokédex as well as some steps required to get up and running first.
The update also comes with a Mewnium Z and Mew Z Move Genesis Supernova giveaway for Sun and Moon users. Here on this page we'll explain all of that - plus when Pokémon Bank releases for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, too.
Pokémon Sun and Moon Happiness and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Happiness is one of the more obtuse mechanics in the game. While there are many ways for Pokémon Sun and Moon Evolutions to take place, some require you to raise a Pokémon's Happiness to a certain level before it can move onto the next evolution, and so learning how the mechanic works and how to increase it pays off.
Initially featuring in Pokémon X and Y, Sun and Moon have largely moved Mega Evolution - the practice of 'over-evolving' certain Pokémon into more powerful forms - to the side this time around, but that doesn't mean it's gone altogether.
Following on from their initial distribution to players who took part in an earlier online tournament, the Houndoominite and Heracronite Mega Stones for Mega Houndoom and Mega Heracross are now available via download code distrubution.
Following on from their initial distribution to players who took part in an earlier online tournament, the Blazikenite, Sceptilite, and Swampertite Mega Stones for Mega Blaziken and Mega Swampert are now available via download code distrubution.
Following on from their initial distribution to players who took part in an earlier online tournament, the Gardevoirite,
Following on from their initial distribution to players who took part in an earlier online tournament, the Beedrillite and Mawilite Mega Stones for Mega Beedrill and Mega Mawile are now available via download code distrubution.
Following on from their initial distribution to players who took part in an earlier online tournament, the Tyranitarite, Manectricite and Abomasite Mega Stones for Mega Tyranitar, Mega Manectric and Mega Abomasnow are now available via download code distrubution.
In one of the first Mega Stone giveaways since the launch of Pokémon Sun and Moon, it's now possible to get your hands on the Mega Mewtwonite X and Y stones via the Mega Mewtwo code.
Following on from their initial distribution to players who took part in an earlier online tournament, the Latiosite,
Marshadow event details have finally emerged, nearly a year after the Pokémon Sun and Moon games were originally released.
We're still awaiting a little more info on the specifics, but here on this page is where you'll find everything we currently know on how to get Marshadow via Marshadow download code, and where and when the Marshadow even starts and ends.
Marshadow event details - participating stores and Marshadow code giveaway dates
Pokémon Sun and Moon is offering a new giveaway - the Mewnium Z item, a Z Crystal to give Mew its Z Move Genesis Supernova - to celebrate the arrival of the latest Pokémon Bank update.
Pokémon Sun and Moon's Battle Tree is tough. Pitting you against competitive-quality Pokémon from across the generations, this is Gen 7's version of the Battle Tower, where you'll fight wave after wave of trainers, your Pokémon healed between each, until you lose a match.
Pokémon Sun and Moon's Magearna QR code event is the first of Generation 7's mythical Pokémon giveaways, and likewise the first of its kind in it's use of the 3DS's QR scanner feature.
It's simple to do, and seeing as these mythical event Pokémon are so hard to come by, also a chance to get your hands on what will likely become an extremely rare Pokémon, so well worth your effort!
Magearna QR code giveaway - when and where is the event and code?
For the first time in a Pokémon game, there are collectibles to find throughout the adventure. Pokémon Sun and Moon Zygarde Cells and Cores are used to create types of Zygarde Pokémon, with the more components you collect, the more options you have to customise the creature(s) you like.
The first thing you want to do with any new Pokémon game is catch and see as any new creatures as you can, and generation seven is one of the most interesting to date.
The Pokémon Sun and Moon demo - available to download from the 3DS eShop mid-morning on October 18 - will give players a small taste of the full game's many new mechanics, from Z-Moves, to the Pokémon Snap-style camera and island Trials, and reward you with some goodies in the process.
Pokémon Sun and Moon introduces a brand new type of Pokémon - if they even are Pokémon - in Ultra Beasts.
Pokémon Sun and Moon Z Crystals are one of the new mechanics introduced into generation seven. Replacing Mega Evolutions from Pokémon X and Y, these are crystals that can be used by a Pokémon for a ultra-powerful 'Z Move'.
Pokémon Sun and Moon is offering a giveaway until early 2017 through its Mystery Gift online service - Snorlax pre-evolution Munchlax and the Snorlium Z item.
One of the many post-game activities you can do in Pokémon Sun and Moon is getting Eevium Z by finding all Eevee User locations.
You might be forgiven in thinking Pokémon Go was the only Pokémon game out in 2016 based on the colossal success it's had this summer, but there's a whole new generation of games on the way in the form of Pokémon Sun and Moon on the 3DS, arriving for the franchise's 20th anniversary.
Pokémon Sun and Moon are here and, as we mentioned in our Sun and Moon review, do more than a little to shake up the well-trodden formula of Pokémon games gone by. Here, you'll find our in-progress Pokémon Sun and Moon Walkthrough, complete with item locations, trainers, battle tips and more for every part of the game, right from the moment you start your Alolan Island Challenge.
Perhaps the most important choice in any new Pokémon game - aside from which version you choose initially, of course - is what your starter Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Moon should be.
Pokémon Sun and Moon QR codes allow you to scan codes of (practically) every Alolan Pokémon and add them to your regional Alolan Pokédex.
The Guardian Tapu Pokémon are Sun and Moon's version of the typical sub-legendaries that have been a new-generation staple ever since the Legendary Dogs Suicune, Raichu and Entei, way back in gen two. They're some of the best Pokémon in the game, thanks to dedicated Z Moves, abilities, and excellent stats, and so well worth your time.