Pokemon Sun and Moon Legendary Pokemon Locations

Image showing the four island Guardian Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

In the world of Pokémon Sun and Moon, Legendary Pokémon reign supreme as some of the most powerful creatures you can encounter. Each version of the game features its own unique Legendary Pokémon: Solgaleo for Pokémon Sun and Lunala for Pokémon Moon. However, aside from these version-exclusive Legendaries, all other Legendary Pokémon can be found in both versions. This comprehensive guide will unveil the locations of all Legendary Pokémon in the Alola region.

Spoiler Alert: Before diving into this guide, be warned that it reveals the locations of all Legendary Pokémon, which may spoil the excitement of discovering these mythical beasts organically. If you prefer to explore without spoilers, it’s best to skip this guide.

Where to Find Solgaleo in Pokemon Sun

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Solgaleo is the Pokemon Sun exclusive.

If you’re the proud owner of Pokémon Sun, your journey will lead you to the psychic/steel-type Pokémon, Solgaleo. The game’s storyline automatically leads you to encounter this magnificent Pokémon at the Altar of the Sunne, where it plays an integral role. To catch Solgaleo, you can employ a strategy that involves “save scumming” or utilize the False Swipe method combined with status-inflicting moves such as sleep or paralysis. Saving your progress before encountering Solgaleo ensures you won’t miss your chance to capture this powerful Legendary Pokémon.

Where to Find Lunala in Pokemon Moon

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Lunala is the Pokemon Moon exclusive.

For those who own Pokémon Moon, your unique Legendary is Lunala, a psychic/ghost-type Pokémon. Like Solgaleo, you’ll encounter Lunala as you progress through the game’s storyline at the Altar of the Moone. Employ the same capture methods mentioned for Solgaleo to secure Lunala for your team. Remember that patience and careful planning are key to capturing these Legendary Pokémon successfully.

Where to Find Cosmog in Pokemon Sun and Moon

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Cosmog is a Legendary you can acquire in the post-game.

Cosmog, the Pokémon that sets the stage for your adventure, becomes available after you’ve earned the title of Pokémon League Champion. Once you’ve achieved this prestigious rank, return to either the Altar of the Sunne (during nighttime) or the Altar of the Moone (during daytime) with Solgaleo or Lunala in your party. A portal will transport you to an alternate Alola, where you can encounter the Legendary Pokémon from the other game version. Following this sequence, Cosmog will emerge, and you can add it to your collection. Cosmog has the potential to evolve into Cosmoem at level 43.

How to Find Zygarde in Pokemon Sun and Moon

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Collect Zygarde Cells to obtain Zygarde.

Zygarde presents a unique challenge, as it consists of 100 Zygarde cells scattered across Alola. Collecting these cells is essential to unlocking this Legendary Pokémon. Although we won’t delve into a comprehensive guide for Zygarde here, you can find a helpful resource at Serebii for tracking down these elusive cells. Depending on the percentage of cells collected, you can create Zygarde in its 10%, 50%, or complete form, granting you unparalleled versatility in battle.

How to Find Tapu Koko, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele, and Tapu Fini in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Image showing the four island Guardian Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.
The four island Guardian legendary Pokémon.

The island Guardian Pokémon—Tapu Koko, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele, and Tapu Fini—all share a common method of encounter. After becoming the Pokémon League Champion, return to the respective altars:

  • Tapu Koko: Visit the Ruins of Conflict, and Lillie will suggest making a wish at the altar. This will prompt a challenge from Tapu Koko.
  • Tapu Bulu: Return to the Ruins of Abundance, touch the altar, and engage in a battle with Tapu Bulu.
  • Tapu Lele: Head to the Ruins of Life, touch the altar, and prepare to face Tapu Lele.
  • Tapu Fini: Make your way to the Ruins of Hope, touch the altar, and prepare to encounter Tapu Fini.

With the emergence of save editors, there is a slight possibility of obtaining these Legendary Pokémon through Wonder Trade. However, this method’s success rate remains uncertain. Feel free to share your favorite Legendary Pokémon and any additional insights in the comments below.

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