Shiny Zygarde Joins the Year of Legendary Pokemon

Friday, May 25th, 2018

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Shiny Zygarde


Beginning at the start of June, players will be able to get themselves a shiny Zygarde from participating stores like GameStop and GAME. The event will be taking place for players of Pokémon SunPokémon MoonPokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Zygarde has three forms, its 10% Form, 50 Form, and its complete form. According to the press release, and Poké, this legendary event is going from June 1st through June 24th.

It should be noted that your Zygarde will vary depending on which game you get it in. If you get it in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon, it will be level 60 with the moves Land’s Wrath, Glare, Safeguard, and Dragon Breath. On the other hand, if you get your shiny Zygarde in Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon, then it will be level 100, and will have the held item Gold Bottle Cap. Its move set includes the moves Thousand Arrows, Outrage, Extreme Speed, and Dragon Dance. What doesn’t vary depending on which game you get this Pokémon in, is the fact that Zygarde’s ability will be Aura Break.

The Official Pokémon YouTube channel has released a trailer with some developer discussion on Zygarde and this event as well:


I was never much of a fan of these events to be honest. At this point, they are also one of the dated aspects of the Pokémon franchise, as is the practice of always releasing duel versions. The online functionality of the games makes that a little pointless. Of course, the real reason behind these events is obviously just to get players to the store so they’ll hopefully buy something while they’re there, which is a bit manipulative. A lot of player’s don’t even go to GameStop anymore, and many around the world don’t have a GameStop, GAME, or similar participating store that is reasonably close to them.

For those who want to snatch a shiny Zigarde this June, Poké also has instructions on how to get your very own shiny Zygarde during the event:

1. Open your Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, or Pokémon Ultra Moongame.
2. Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
3. Select Receive Gift.
4. Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, then Yes again to connect to the internet.
5. Enter your code.
6. Watch as Shiny Zygarde arrives in your game!
7. Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to receive your Shiny Zygarde.
8. Be sure to save your game!

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.