Everything you need to know about Pokémon Sun & Moon pre-order bonuses and all the different versions available

Pokémon Sun & Moon, the latest entries in the Pokémon franchise, arecloser than ever. North Americans will get the games this Friday, November 18, while Europeans will have to wait until November 23.

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With all the different versions and pre-order bonuses available for so many regions, this is the place where you can learn which one is for you and if it is worth the pre-order or not. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moonare playable on all the consoles in the 3DS family, which includes the original 3DS, the New 3DS and the 2DS.

Pre-Order Bonuses

The extra contentfor pre-ordering Pokémon SunorPokémon Moon ispretty simple. There are only two bonuses. The first one is a double-sided poster available exclusively in some stores, like GameStop. If you opt for this option, you will have topick up the poster at the physical store, bringing with you a printed copy of your purchase confirmation.

The second one is available for everyone that getsany of the versions before January 11, 2017: a free Pokémon! This in-game gift consists ofa Munchlax, who carries a special item called Snorlium Z. This objectallows the Pokémon to learn an exclusive Z-Move called Pulverizing Pancake when it evolves into Snorlax. Z-Moves are new movements introduced in Pokémon Sun & Moon that only a few Pokémon are able to perform.

Editions ofPokemon Sun and Moon

Standard Edition ($39.99)


The normal version of Pokémon Sun & Mooncomes with your choice of the SunorMoon basegame and is available in some stores at a special discounted price. You can find both of them in Amazon for $31.99. This offer only applies if you are a Prime Amazon member, and also comes with a free release day delivery.

Best Buyprovides the same discount to members of its Gamers Club program, which saves up to 20% of the full price. These offers are also available for any of the different editionson both websites.

Pokémon Sun and Moon Dual Pack ($79.99)

This bundle comes with both games in two different cartridges, perfect for collectionists, siblings, hardcore fans, or anyone who is interested in getting Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon at the same time. They come with two codes to unlock 200 Pokéballs in each installment -- which will help you catch "em all from the very start.

You can get this pack from most of the main retailers on the Internet, likeBest Buy. On Amazon, there is a special edition that comes in asteelbook case with the map of the Alola region on the inside. However, it is already sold out, and it is unknown if Nintendo will replenish this exclusive edition.


This packcomes with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, as well as the official strategy guide for both of them. The book includes a detailed, step-by-step walkthrough of the games, all the locations of the Pokémon, extensive hints on diverse fields, a pullout map of the Alola region, and several lists with all the moves, items, and more.

This bundle isa GameStop exclusive offer. However, you can get the items separately atother websites.

This offer is very similar to the previous one, but this collector"s edition strategy guidehas some extra content, on top of everything included in the standard one.Ithas a different, more stylized cover and eight high-quality double sided lithographs of concept artwork in a protective sleeve. This exclusive concept art from Game Freak allows the reader to take a look behind the scenes at new Pokémon, trainers,locations, and more.

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This bundle is aimed to the most hardcore Pokémon fans and collectors, who are interested in everything Pokémon-related. It is only available in a few retailers, like GameStop.

Are you going to pre-order Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon or both? Which edition are you most interested in? Tell me in the comment section below!