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Pokémon Sun and Moon - Mega Houndoom, Heracross, Pidgeot, and Steelix download codes for Houndoominite, Heracronite, Pidgeotite and Steelixite

Download codes and instructions for how to get the distribution Mega Stones.

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.

Alongside those, however, is a surprise distrubution of the Pidgeotite and Steelixite for Mega Pidgeot and Mega Steelix, too. That means four new Mega Stones added to the pile of Mega Evolutions available in Pokémon Sun and Moon, and you can read on below for how to download the Mega Stones and what the download codes are for Houndoominite, Heracronite, Pidgeotite and Steelixite.

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Mega Houndoom, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Steelix, and Mega Heracross download codes for Pokémon Sun and Moon

Rather than using a QR code, like has been done before with giveaways like that of the mythical Pokémon Magearna, the distrubution event for Houndoominite, Heracronite, Steelixite, and Pidgeotite works like the one for Marshadow, with it being tackled via a download code for a Mystery Gift.

  • Mega Houndoom, Mega Heracross, Mega Steelix, Mega Pidgeot Mega Stones code: AZUL

Here's how, exactly, to download the Mega Stones in question via Mystery Gift:

  1. Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  2. Select Receive Gift.
  3. Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, and then Yes again to connect to the Internet.
  4. Enter your code.
  5. Watch as you receive Mega Stones.
  6. Speak to the deliveryman in any Pokémon Center to pick up your Mega Stones.
  7. Be sure to save your game!

When does the Houndoominite, Heracronite, Steelixite, and Pidgeotite Mega Stone giveaway end?

We finally have an end date for the giveaways now, and it's a little closer than we thought. All of the Mega Stone codes will stop working at 23.59 UTC on October 31st, 2017.

While the codes are live, we suggest you download the Mega Stones as soon as possible - because the Mega Stones as soon as possible just in case - and, you know, because the Mega Evolutions for Houndoom, Heracross, Steelix and Pidgeot are definitely worth having access to anyway.

Need more tips? Use our Pokémon Sun and Moon Walkthrough and guide for the main story, our competitive training guide for info on IVs, EV training, Hyper Training and bottle cap farming, and breeding explained, our choice of the best Pokémon Sun and Moon starter from Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, as well as an in-progress list of where to find Zygarde Cells and Cores and our guide to the Battle Tree and both Battling and Trading in the Festival Plaza. We also have a list of QR codes list, Z Crystal locations, Mega Stone locations, Eevium Z Eevee User locations for Extreme Evoboost, evolutions for Alolan Forms and other new Sun and Moon Pokémon and fast way to increase a Pokémon's Happiness, plus how to transfer across Ash-Greninja from the Sun and Moon Demo, where to catch the Tapu Guardians, how to catch the Ultra Beasts, and how to download the Munchlax Mystery Gift.

It's also worth noting that you could have had your hands on the periodically-released Mega Stones slightly earlier, if you took part in specific online competitions when they were announced.

In this case, Steelixite and Pidgeotite were first made available to players back in April, if you took part in the Kanto X Alola Regional Rumble Competition during March.

This is essentially the format for all of the Mega Stones: entrants into specific tournaments like the Kanto X Alola Regional Rumble Competition, or the monthly Championships, will receive downloads for the stones soon after, and those Mega Stones will then be made available to all players via download code about a month later.

We've compiled a complete list of Pokémon Sun and Moon Mega Stone locations in order to help you out with how and where to find all of them, but above is a quick list of all the Mega Stones you can get via download code specifically.

Finally, remember to take a look at our guide to Pokémon Bank, seeing as not all Pokémon, like those listed above, are available to catch in Sun and Moon!