The Legendary Latias and Latios are now available in Pokemon Sun and Moon

They're also available in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - here's how to get them.

September's Legendary Pokémon are Latias and Latios, who are available now for Pokémon Sun & Moon, as well as Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon.

Pokémon's year of Legendaries is coming to a close, but we still have a few more months of special appearances to enjoy. This month, from September 1-23, the twin legendaries Latias and Latios can be obtained as a mystery gift from the main menu for European players, or by visiting a Best Buy and getting the code to download for US players.

Latias and Latios first appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire but have since joined many other titles, even receiving Mega evolutions of their standard forms. The two were designed to resemble jet planes, leading to their sleek bodies without curling wings.

© The Pokemon Company
© The Pokemon Company

As shown above, Nintendo released the levels, abilities and moves for both Latias and Latios, which differ depending on the version of the game you own. Pokémon Sun or Ultra Sun owners can obtain Latias, while Latios will be delivered to  Pokémon Moon or Ultra Moon owners. While each has the Levitate ability, the movesets differ slightly between the regular and Ultra versions of the games. Further details are available on the Pokémon Legendary website if you've not got the time to download them right now.

Grabbing them is simple, but in case you're not taken part in the year of legendary Pokémon before, we've outlined the steps below:

How to get Latias and Latios in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

  1. If you're living in the US, visit a participating Best Buy store to get the code/password. 
  2. Open up your copy of Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon.
  3. From the main menu, select Mystery Gift.
  4. If you are in the US, choose to get the gift with a Code/Password from Best Buy
  5. Choose to receive the Gift via the internet.
  6. Latias or Latios will download to your game immediately!

For each Legendary included, the official Pokémon YouTube channel has released a short video of the designers discussing the creatures in question. Check out the video below for what they had to say on Latias and Latios.

Next month in October it's the turn of the fearsome Reshiram and Zekrom from the Unova region in Pokémon White and Black! You can read up on details for them in advance on their Pokémon Legendary pages, but we expect them to arrive at the start of October so keep eyes peeled for a new Gift then!

Which is your favorite Pokémon legendary? Are you still waiting for it to be added to the Year of Legendary Pokémon? Let us know in the comments below!

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