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Pokémon: Sun & Moon

QR Scanner

Vincent Lau

For consistent results, make sure you’re in a brightly lit area.

After reaching the very first Pokemon Center, the QR Scanner will be added to the field menu (you may need to toggle the page with L/R if it’s on the second page). This will open up a new screen where your cameras will turn on and you will be instructed to scan a QR Code.

Every Pokemon in the Alolan Pokedex has a QR Code, except those with the following Pokedex numbers:

QR Codes are different for different gender, forme, and shiny variations as well. Scanning a QR Code will unlock Pokedex info if you don’t have it yet, but only Pokedex info for seen, not caught. This can be helpful for plugging a few holes in your dex so that you can see where everything is.

Each time you scan, you’ll earn 10 points , 20 points for scanning special QR codes, like the one for Mythical Pokemon "Magearna" IconMagearna. Once you’ve scanned 10 times max, or earned 100 points, whichever happens first, you’ll unlock a neat feature called Island Scan.

Island Scan

After acruing 100 points, press and hold the R button while on the QR Scanner screen to scan the Island you are currently on. Once the scan is complete, a rare Pokemon not in the Alolan Pokedex will be detected.

Go to the area it’s telling you to and run around in the grass or wherever you need to get wild Pokemon to spawn, and eventually you’ll encounter the Island Scan Pokemon, which you can then catch.

…Who’s that Pokemon?

The Pokemon you’ll get is dependent on two factors: the island you are on , and the day of the week . The following table lists the Pokemon you can find on each day in each island. Fly to the island using "Charizard" IconCharizard Glide to control the Pokemon you want in a given day.

Island Scan will only last for one hour , but that should be more than enough time for you to locate and catch the Pokemon. If you don’t manage to catch it within the hour, all you can do is scan more QR codes and try to catch it again later. Possibly next week if you missed the window of opportunity…

Melemele Island

The very first island is home to the Johto starters, which is sure to delight fans of Gold, Silver, Crystal and the remakes. "Deino" IconDeino is another notable Pokemon, which eventually evolves into the devastating Dark- and Dragon-type "Hydreigon" IconHydreigon.

Day Pokemon
Sunday "Cyndaquil" IconCyndaquil
Monday "Totodile" IconTotodile
Tuesday "Deino" IconDeino
Wednesday "Horsea" IconHorsea
Thursday "Klink" IconKlink
Friday "Chikorita" IconChikorita
Saturday "Litwick" IconLitwick

Akala Island

An odd mix of Pokemon await on Akala Island. "Honedge" IconHonedge eventually evolves into the extremely versatile "Aegislash" IconAegislash, which can swap between defensive and offensive modes on the fly. "Marill" IconMarill is another highlight; with Huge Power, it’s a force to be reckoned with.

Day Pokemon
Sunday "Gothita" IconGothita
Monday "Spheal" IconSpheal
Tuesday "Luxio" IconLuxio
Wednesday "Honedge" IconHonedge
Thursday "Venipede" IconVenipede
Friday "Bellsprout" IconBellsprout
Saturday "Marill" IconMarill

Ula’Ula Island

Ula’ula has a bunch of rather odd-ball Pokemon, some of which are in their middle form. None of these Pokemon really scream “must-have”, but at the same time wouldn’t be out of place in an experienced trainer’s party.

Day Pokemon
Sunday "Rhyhorn" IconRhyhorn
Monday "Swinub" IconSwinub
Tuesday "Duosion" IconDuosion
Wednesday "Roselia" IconRoselia
Thursday "Staravia" IconStaravia
Friday "Vigoroth" IconVigoroth
Saturday "Axew" IconAxew

Poni Island

All the Island Scan Pokemon in Poni Island are fully evolved–and even include the starter Pokemon from the Unova titles! Fans of the 4th and 5th generation games will be right at home here.

Day Pokemon
Sunday "Eelektross" IconEelektross
Monday "Conkeldurr" IconConkeldurr
Tuesday "Togekiss" IconTogekiss
Wednesday "Leavanny" IconLeavanny
Thursday "Serperior" IconSerperior
Friday "Samurott" IconSamurott
Saturday "Emboar" IconEmboar
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    12 December 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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Welcome to Alola, a region of tropical islands, filled with gorgeous natural beauty and Pokemon never seen before. Having recently moved to Alola, your journey begins soon afterwards. Your adventures will be filled with fascinating and colorful people with quirky island traditions and of course Pokémon. Delight in the mysteries of the brand new Alola region as your travels take you the length and breadth of the region and the secrets of the legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala are finally unveiled.

Our massive and comprehensive guide includes the following:

  • A full route and trial battle guide covering your journey from Pokémon novice to eventual Champion.

  • All dungeons and Rite of the Island challenges covered.

  • Detailed breeding and capture guide, including locations for every Pokémon as well as information on the new Alolan forms.

  • Gameplay strategies to maximise your team potential as well as details on Hyper Training.

  • Minigames and secrets uncovered.

  • An explanation of the brand new Rotom Pokédex and loads more!

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