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The XYZ legendaries are also available as a free download in Pokémon this month

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May, clearly the greatest month of the year and not just because it happens to be my birth-month. I’ve been talking a LOT about the current Pokémon legendary distribution event, Nintendo’s celebration of the franchise that is handing out the rarest of legendary Pokémon to collect each and every month. But there’ll be more than just twelve pocket monsters to collect and add to your collection, as a certain Coldplay collective of endgame critters will also be available for download.

The catch here, is that said Pokémon will only be available in May. But man, they’re worth nabbing even if you already have them. Because this month, you can get a rare version of Zygarde and shiny versions of Xerneas and Yveltal. In case you don’t know, shiny automatically means better because the chance of encountering any shiny Pokémon is around 1 in over 4000. NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS!

Zygarde will be available until May 8 via the Mystery Gif option, and he’ll arrive in his rare “50 percent forme,” one of several transformations that the Ground-type Dragon can achieve. From May 11 until May 17, you can grab a shiny Xerneas, with a shiny Yveltal arriving from May 20 until May 28. All of these Pokémon can be downloaded into X/Y/Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire versions of the game. Neat!

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

If you’re looking for some old school birds outside of that dodgy dating app that you use on weekend, you can also grab the Generation one legendary trio of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. Sign up for the Pokémon trainer club newsletter this month, and you’ll get special editions of these mythic pigeons. Zapdos will have the hidden ability of Static, Articuno gets Snow Cloak and Moltres arrives with Flame Body. HAWT!

Which should help ready your box to complete another Pokédex, ahead of Pokémon Sun and Moon later this year. And on that note, I’m going to go throw Pokéballs at my dogs until they catch me or decide to rip my throat out.

Last Updated: May 4, 2016

42 Comments

  1. That’s an interesting Pokemon Moon. Can’t wait. <3

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 4, 2016 at 11:33

      That’s no moon…

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      • Pariah

        May 4, 2016 at 11:33

        Oh hi Captain Obvious, I didn’t see you there.

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 4, 2016 at 11:34

          I see the reference went right over you….

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 4, 2016 at 11:36

          rofl

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 4, 2016 at 11:40

          @ToshZA:disqus shot first!

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          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 11:45

            Han dies first!

            (too soon?)

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 4, 2016 at 11:51

            He had a good run, parsec wise

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 11:52

            …for a stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder, yes, he did

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 4, 2016 at 11:53

            Who you calling stuck up?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 11:55

            Either you forgot the official response, or you took offense to being called stuck-up…either way, LOLZ

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 4, 2016 at 11:55

            Oh snap…. was it scruffy?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 12:00

            LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL it was the former!!!!!!!
            xD

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 4, 2016 at 12:01

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 12:03

            There there, oh, look, a new Star Wars article is live…

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 4, 2016 at 11:49

        *Pokemoon.

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 4, 2016 at 11:52

          Gotta destroy ’em all

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 4, 2016 at 11:54

          I bet it has a hellavu Hyperbeam

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      May 4, 2016 at 11:33

      DeathStaromon

      Edit: Or DeathStaryu.

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  2. Ottokie

    May 4, 2016 at 11:34

    Sweet, my dex is getting nearer to completion this month with all these hard to trade for legendary’s.

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  3. VampyreSquirrel

    May 4, 2016 at 11:54

    Hahahaha!!! It’s amazing what you can find on the internet!!!

    I present Death Staryu

    http://i.imgur.com/VhC9spN.jpg

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 4, 2016 at 11:55

      My, that is quite a cloaca

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 4, 2016 at 11:56

      We’re gonna need a bigger pokeball

      Reply

  4. Ash McQueen

    May 4, 2016 at 13:05

    Are the codes one time use for the birds or can they be used multiple times?

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    • Kaihaku

      May 4, 2016 at 13:54

      One time. I tried using one in ORAS after using it in XY. No dice.

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      • DiegoZicoB

        May 4, 2016 at 22:20

        Were you already a member on the site or did you sign up after reading this article? The original article says that you had to sign up before 22 April in order to get the May newsletter with the codes.

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        • Kaihaku

          May 4, 2016 at 22:46

          I signed up for the newsletter after I missed the first round of early access to ORAS.

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          • DiegoZicoB

            May 5, 2016 at 08:49

            Ah lucky you. Wish I had known about this earlier. Those birds would have looked great in my Pokédex.

        • Chris

          May 8, 2016 at 13:37

          Did you manage to get the newsletter? Is it at all possible to still get it?

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          • DiegoZicoB

            May 9, 2016 at 20:57

            I have not received the newsletter unfortunately. I think we’ve missed out on this release. Which really sucks.

          • Chris

            May 10, 2016 at 21:01

            Really sucks a lot.

  5. Craig "Crios" Boonzaier

    May 18, 2016 at 11:01

    saw this way to late:
    “Be sure to sign up for the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter by April 22, 2016, to be eligible to receive codes to get Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in May!”

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  6. PokeXDownload

    December 3, 2016 at 13:22

    I tried to download Pokemon X and Y from this website but could not download it. Can somebody check if it’s working?
    This website: http://www.pokemonxdownload.com/generate.html
    Thanks

    Reply

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