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Over two years ago, Pokémon Trainers from all over the world could explore a new region, Alola. Later this year, we’ll be able to traverse yet another, Galar, thanks to Pokémon Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. In the meantime, crafting a near unbeatable team in Sun & Moon/Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon sounds like a fantastic way to pass the time. Picking out perfect IVs and Hidden Abilities can be a long process, so The Pokémon Company is stepping in and giving out a duo of simians with their Hidden Abilities to all active Pokémon Bank subscribers.

Normally found in Pokémon Sun and Ultra Sun versions, Passimian’s Hidden Ability allows the lemur-like Pokémon a massive stat boost! “[I]f Passimian is hit with a stat-lowering effect, its Hidden Ability, Defiant, will cause Passimian’s Attack to increase by two levels!”

Considered Passimian’s counterpart, Oranguru is only catchable in Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon. This sage Pokémon’s hidden ability celebrates teamwork. “Its Hidden Ability, Symbiosis, is useful but a little tricky—in Double Battles, if Oranguru’s teammate uses its held item, Oranguru will hand its own held item over to the teammate.”

In order to add these two Pokémon to your never ending collection, you will need to be a Pokémon Bank subscriber by October 31st, 2019 and follow the directions below:

“To receive Passimian and Oranguru:
Start Pokémon Bank and select the game in which you would like to receive them.
After receiving your gift in Pokémon Bank, start up the game you previously selected.
Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to receive your Pokémon as a Mystery Gift.
Remember to save your game!

Note: You will receive only one pair of Pokémon per Pokémon Bank account.”


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)