Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon QR Codes they are by far the easiest way to complete the ‘seen’ look of your Alola Pokédex, granting you the ability to simply scan a code (we have a full list below) and register that Pokémon as ‘seen’ there same.
Exploration of islands of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon The feature works in a similar way, it is unlocked after using the normal QR scanner a certain number of times, only this allows you to find and catch Pokémon in the game.
There are a few warnings in the system, and it will take you some time to scan all of them, but here we explain everything you need to know about Island Scan and the Gen 7 QR code functionality.
How QR codes work in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Originally introduced in regular Pokémon Sun and Moon, Island Scan and QR codes are an easy way to acquire Pokémon in the game (especially if you are prone to Slaking, geddit?). They are different functions, although related, so we will explain them separately here:
QR codes and QR scanner:
The QR scanner uses the camera functionality of your 3DS to scan a real-world QR code. Each Pokémon available in the Alola Pokédex has its own QR code; you can access it yourself if you’ve caught the Pokémon by heading to its page in the Pokédex and pressing X, and scanning a Pokémon’s QR code with the QR Scanner will add that. Pokémon to your Pokédex as “seen”.
So, it is not a way to catch Pokémon instantly, but the “seen” Pokémon that are available to catch in the game, through regular methods or SOS chaining, have their location marked on your map. Volcarona, for example, is only available to catch for SOS encounters with Larvesta in Lush Jungle, so it will be marked on your map accordingly.
To scan a QR code:
- Open the in-game menu
- Go to the second page and select the option ‘QR Scanner’.
- The camera will be activated: place the desired QR code in front of it and take a photo of the code with the R button.
To find the location of that Pokémon in the game, head to its page in the Pokédex and then to the Habitat tab. This will show which island, and subsequently which location on that island, will be able to find it.
The problem is, you can only use the QR scanner 10 times a day. For every scan, you earn 10 points and every 100 points allows you soon use the Island Scan function, which is explained below.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Island scan explained
Island Scan will reveal one of a selection of non-Alolan Pokémon on your current island for you to catch (full details for Ultra Sun and Moon are at the end of this article). Here’s how to use it:
How to use Island Scan in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon:
- Go to the Scanner option in your menu, as you would with the QR Scanner.
- At the bottom you will see the option “Island Scan”. Tap it or press X.
- This will show you the Pokémon available that day and their location.
- Go to the location within the next hour and try to catch it.
You will have an hour to catch the Pokémon, starting when you use Island Scan. You only have one battle to do it once you’ve found it, and whether or not you catch it, you have two hours before you can use Island Scan again.
With the new Pokémon Island Scan available every day on each island, you must continue scanning QR codes and for the next few days; after all, it will take some time to scan each QR code and catch all the non-Alolan Pokémon before it is full game. Good luck!
List of QR codes for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
There are several ways to view each QR code in the Alola Pokédex from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon. Note that there are some notable exceptions, such as story-specific or legendary Pokémon, that will not be available for scanning. An example is the event and the Magearna QR code, which we have detailed separately, but the vast majority of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon are not available with QR codes.
There is currently no regular list of images available (you may have seen some regular QR code lists of the Sun and Moon doing the rounds, wrongly labeled as Ultra Sun and Moon Lists), but the BeardBear YouTube video below features them all in sequence. If we find a static image version, we will of course update this page.
Finally, note that the codes for regular The Pokémon Sun and Moon will work in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, but of course they will not include all Pokémon added to the Alolan Pokédex from the Ultra versions, such as Zorua and Zoroark or Larvitar, Pupitar and Tyranitar.
For more information on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, head over to our main Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides and Guides hub, which includes guides for the new Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and changes to the Pokédex, Festival Square. , a list of global missions and rewards. , an explainer about Pokémon Bank, a page dedicated to Pokémon Competitive Training, including IV Training, EVs and hidden stats, Pokémon 6IV Breeding Explanation, and how to grow Bottle Caps quickly for Hyper Training. In addition, we have pages about the Rockruff event to get Dusk Form Lycanroc and last but not least a complete list of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon QR codes to add all the Pokémon to your Pokédex.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Island Exploration Pokémon List
The Island Scan times and available Pokémon are different for the regular versions of Sun and Moon and Ultra, so below you will only find the ones for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. For the regular Sun and Moon, we have a page dedicated to Pokémon Sun and Moon QR Codes and Island Scanning.
List of exploration Pokémon from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Island:
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Additional reporting by Matthew Reynolds.