Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Island Scan

Discover what day you should scan for the Kanto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Kalos Starter Pokémon, and where to find them!

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!

QR Scanner

Point and scan!

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!

Rare Pokémon such as Lapras and Stufful are among these.

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!

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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.

Name Type Egg Move Location Day of Week
Charmander Fire Counter Melemele Island – Route 3 Sunday
Squirtle Water Aqua Jet Melemele Island – Seaward Cave Monday
Onix Rock/Ground Rototiller Melemele Island – Ten Carat Hill Tuesday
Horsea Water Water Pulse Melemele Island – Kala’e Bay Wednesday
Scatterbug Bug Rage Powder Melemele Island – Hau’oli City Thursday
Bulbasaur Grass/Poison Grassy Terrain Melemele Island – Route 2 Friday
Litwick Ghost/Fire Endure Melemele Island – Hau’oli Cemetery Saturday
Ralts Psychic Low Kick Akala Island – Route 6 Sunday
Spheal Ice/Water Misty Terrain Akala Island – Route 7 Monday
Combusken Fire/Fighting Low Kick Akala Island – Route 8 Tuesday
Honedge Steel/Ghost Wide Guard Akala Island – Akala Outskirts Wednesday
Beedrill Bug/Poison Akala Island – Route 4 Thursday
Grovyle Grass Grassy Terrain Akala Island – Route 5 Friday
Marshtomp Water/Ground Counter Akala Island – Brooklet Hill Saturday
Rhyhorn Ground/Rock Guard Split Ula’Ula Island – Blush Mountain Sunday
Swinub Ice/Ground Icicle Spear Ula’ula Island – Tapu Village Monday
Prinplup Water Power Trip Ula’ula Island – Route 16 Tuesday
Grotle Grass/Ground Heavy Slam Ula’ula Island – Ula’ula Meadow Wednesday
Pidgeot Normal/Flying Steel Wing Ula’ula Island – Route 10 Thursday
Monferno Fire/Fighting Power-Up Punch Ula’ula Island – Route 11 Friday
Axew Dragon Counter Ula’ula Island – Mount Hokulani Saturday
Eelektross Electric Poni Island – Poni Grove Sunday
Aggron Rock/Ground Reversal Poni Island – Poni Plains Monday
Rotom Ghost/Electric Poni Island – Poni Gauntlet Tuesday
Leavanny Bug/Grass Grassy Terrain Poni Island – Poni Meadow Wednesday
Chesnaught Grass/Fighting Spikes Poni Island – Exeggutor Island Thursday
Greninja Water/Dark Bestow Poni Island – Poni Wilds Friday
Delphox Fire/Psychic Wish Poni Island – Ancient Poni Path Saturday


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:

Note: This code is EU ONLY.
The Artificial Pokémon.
The Artificial Pokémon.

Edited by BadSheep.