‘Pokemon Sun and Moon’ to give away another free Pokemon

A promotional image for "Pokemon Sun & Moon" (Facebook/Pokemon)

Fans of “Pokemon Sun” and “Pokemon Moon” for 3DS will get another free Pokemon, courtesy of Nintendo.

According to a tweet from fan site Serebii, players will get the change to snag the Pokemon, Salazzle. “Salazzle event to hit Gamestop in the US from August 14th to September 4th 2017,” posted Serebii. This means players just need to visit participating Gamestop stores within the said dates to pick up the code for the “battle-ready” Pokemon.

According to a report from Gamespot, Snazzle is a level 50 Pokemon who comes with a Focus Sash. The item allows the creature to survive an attack that would normally equate to a one-hit KO. Moreover, Salazzle is also armed with key abilities like Fake Out, Sludge Bomb, Toxic, and Flamethrower.

Starting Aug. 14, players can download the Pokemon through Mystery Gift option from the menu screen. Gamers just need to receive the gift through the code and input their code, which they will earn from Gamestop. Once completed, players can pick up the Salazzle from the delivery man inside the Pokemon Centers.

Furthermore, another rare Pokemon is also up for grabs this month. Tapu Koko can still be downloaded until Aug. 14, also through the Mystery Gift. In addition, four free Mega Stones for Abomasnow, Manectric, Tyranitar, and Aggron are also available.

In other Pokemon-related news, Niantic Labs recently postponed the Safari Zone-themed events slated for Pokemon GO players in Europe. The game developer released a letter announcing the postponement of the Safari Zone-themed events.

“In order to guarantee the best possible gameplay experience for European Trainers, we have decided to postpone the events in Europe scheduled for August 5 (Copenhagen and Prague) and August 12 (Stockholm and Amsterdam) until a date later in the Fall,” wrote Niantic.

Technical difficulties mired “Pokemon GO’s” first live event held in Chicago last July 22. The errors and game glitches prevented the majority of the participants to play the game in the venue. The fiasco resulted in Niantic refunding the tickets and giving away credits in the form of PokeCoins.