The Island Scan feature, which is all about scanning QR codes for the chance at a rare Pokémon, has returned to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The available Pokémon have changed: while the Johto and Unova Starter Pokémon are no longer around, now you have the opportunity to capture the Kanto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Kalos Starters!
The QR Scanner is a feature that allows you to add ‘Seen’ information for Pokémon not yet encountered. Much like in Pokémon Sun and Moon, this allows you to check the locations of Pokémon you scan! However, there are limitations; the QR Scanner only allows you to store up to 10 scans of different Pokémon, and a scan regenerates once every two hours. Individual forms, different genders, and even Shiny Pokémon have separate QR codes.
You can also share your own QR codes by accessing a Pokémon’s Pokédex page and viewing its code. Legendary, Mythical, and one-off Pokémon (such as Type: Null) cannot have their QR codes shared.
The QR Scanner is accessible from the main menu. Below is a list of QR Codes usable in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Another fun thing to do is to turn your favourite webpage into a QR code with a generator like this one and scan that! For example, here is a QR code generated for this article. The code scans into a male Pyroar.
Last year, the Pokémon Company released special QR codes worth 20 points each. That means you only need five scans to unlock Island Scan!
QR Island Scan
Each regular QR Scan is worth 10 points. Once you reach 100 points, you unlock the Island Scan mode. By pressing the R button, you can scan the Alola island you are currently on for a wild Pokémon. The wild Pokémon available through Island Scan mode are not found in the Alola Dex. They also come with an Egg Move (a rare move usually only available through breeding) and may be rare Starter Pokémon! Each Pokémon is found on a specific island on a particular day of the week. You have one hour to find the Pokémon in its specific location. Capture it before time runs out!
Note that once an Island Scan runs out, you’ll have to scan another 10 QR codes to start another. This means that you’ll likely only be able to do one Island Scan per day.
|Day of Week
|Melemele Island – Route 3
|Melemele Island – Seaward Cave
|Melemele Island – Ten Carat Hill
|Melemele Island – Kala’e Bay
|Melemele Island – Hau’oli City
|Melemele Island – Route 2
|Melemele Island – Hau’oli Cemetery
|Akala Island – Route 6
|Akala Island – Route 7
|Akala Island – Route 8
|Akala Island – Akala Outskirts
|Akala Island – Route 4
|Akala Island – Route 5
|Akala Island – Brooklet Hill
|Ula’Ula Island – Blush Mountain
|Ula’ula Island – Tapu Village
|Ula’ula Island – Route 16
|Ula’ula Island – Ula’ula Meadow
|Ula’ula Island – Route 10
|Ula’ula Island – Route 11
|Ula’ula Island – Mount Hokulani
|Poni Island – Poni Grove
|Poni Island – Poni Plains
|Poni Island – Poni Gauntlet
|Poni Island – Poni Meadow
|Poni Island – Exeggutor Island
|Poni Island – Poni Wilds
|Poni Island – Ancient Poni Path
On December 5, 2016, the official Pokémon website revealed the QR code for Magearna, which is a Mythical Pokémon not obtainable through other means. While these were intended for Pokémon Sun and Moon, the QR Codes are below:
Edited by BadSheep.