Game Freak will give out a free Shiny Tapu Koko for Pokemon Sun and Moon players via serial codes. However, only 7-11 stores in Japan would distribute these codes containing the legendary Pokemon. It would be the first time that a Shiny Tapu Koko will be given away.
According to Siliconera, players can redeem the Shiny Tapu Koko code on March 17, 2017 to April 9, 2017. It would contain the said Pokemon with, possibly, a perfect IV and holding an unknown item.
Since the serial codes would contain a Shiny Tapu Koko, it would have a different appearance from its normal form. Instead of the usual orange and yellow base color, the event Pokemon would have peach and black.
According to Serebii, players can only catch Tapu Koko once in the main game. The legendary Pokemon resides at the Altar located in the Ruins of Conflict after completing the main story line. Players would encounter the said Pokemon at Level 60 at any time of day.
Pokemon Sun And Moon Event: How Other Countries Can Redeem
Although Game Freak will distribute the special codes exclusively in Japan, they would still work in the game regardless of the region. Players who wish to own a Shiny Tapu Koko can look for those willing to sell their codes.
Game Freak did not mention whether or not they would limit one code per player upon release. Considering that 7-11 stores would distribute these codes, they might simply sell them or include them in a special promo when bought with another item.
However, since the chances of catching and owning a shiny Pokemon is high, players should not expect the code to come cheap if sold online. Sellers might also consider the rarity of Tapu Koko in the game and its status as a legendary Pokemon.
Pokemon Sun and Moon: Tapu Koko Stats
Pokemon Sun describes Tapu Koko as the guardian deity of Melemele Island that brims with curiosity. Its description of the said Pokemon further adds that it summons thunderclouds and stores its lightning inside its body.
Meanwhile, Pokemon Moon describes the said Pokemon as one that confuses its enemies by flying quickly for the eye to follow. It has low patience, becomes angry easily, and instantly forgets the reason after a while. Its Pokemon abilities make it suitable for competitive battles since its Electric Surge boosts the power of Electric Pokemon.