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The next Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon global mission has been detailed, which will challenge players to use the Island Scan feature to capture or defeat Pokémon.

These limited-time events are a new addition within the Nintendo 3DS exclusives and will see every player try to achieve a collective goal. If met, everyone that has participated will receive a reward, while failure will still see players receive a participation prize.

This time around players must use Island Scan to capture or defeat 1,000,000 Pokémon, with the global mission running between 4am UTC on Tuesday 27th December 2016 – 11.59pm UTC on Monday 9th January 2017.

If your game is tied to a Global Link account, success will reward players with 4,034 Festival Coins or 434 Festival Coins if the mission is failed. If you haven’t linked a Global Link account, 2,017 Festival Coins will be the reward for success or 217 Festival Coins for failure.

How To Take Part In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Global Missions:

1. Enter Festival Plaza in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon by selecting it in your in-game menu, which you’ll find by pressing the X Button.
2. Enter Festival Plaza’s central castle.
3. Speak to the global mission receptionist on the right and let her know you want to participate in the global mission.
4. Remember to return before the mission ends to sync your game to add to the global count! Once you are participating in the global mission, talk to the receptionist to have your progress sent to the server.

Also, if you have registered your game to a PGL account, simply connecting to the Internet while in Festival Plaza will cause your game to sync automatically, which will send your progress to the server.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are now available exclusively for Nintendo 3DS worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.