Pokémon Sun and Moon: How to get Marshadow

Mythical Pokemon Marshadow Coming to Sun and Moon via Gamestop Giveaway

The gradual trend toward the end of Pokémon Sun and Moon as the “current” Pokemon games continues in October, with the release of the final special distribution legendary Pokémon, Marshadow.

Once it is distributed, every Pokemon will be available for trainers in Pokémon Sun and Moon through some means or another, and it’s incredibly convenient that the event will end just a few weeks before the launch of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

You can get Marshadow at your local GameStop by dropping by anytime between October 9th through 23rd. There, you can obtain a card with a code to put into your game on the Mystery Gift menu that will unlock Marshadow. It comes at level 50 with the Technician ability, knowing the movies Spectral Thief, Close Combat, Force Palm, and Shadow Ball. It’s a Ghost/Fighting-type Pokémon and will be holding a Marshadium Z.

With Marshadium Z, Marshadow can use the ridiculously-named Z move, Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike. Yeah, that’s definitely an anime move if I’ve ever seen one. Is Marshadow Naruto in disguise?

Here are the steps to obtaining Marshadow once you have a code:

  1. Go to Mystery Gift on the game’s menu.
  2. Choose Receive Gift.
  3. Choose Get with Code/Password and continue through the prompts to connect to the Internet.
  4. When prompted, enter the code on the card.
  5. Enter the game and visit a Pokemon Center. Talk to the delivery person with an empty slot in your party to receive Marshadow.

Don’t worry if you, like me, are preparing to drop everything and transfer all your Pokémon to Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in November. Presumably, this last legendary can hop on into Pokémon Box and make the migration just like everything else when the new titles release on November 17th.