'Pokemon Sun & Moon' Tips, Tricks & Cheats: Here Are A Few Important Tricks You Might Not Know Yet!

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Nov 26, 2016 10:07 AM EST
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How are you doing with "Pokemon Sun & Moon"? Have you beaten the game already? Is it treating you well? Veterans to the "Pokemon" series may already know their way around the new region of Alola, but for those who are only picking up the game, you might want to know how you can maximize your gameplay experience. There may also be some new gameplay features that even old "Pokemon" players can miss, so read on.

Some of the useful, somewhat hidden stuff in "Pokemon Sun & Moon" are purely cosmetic and basic. For example, you can tap between Rotom's eyes to instantly open the Pokedex; also, the menu buttons in the game to rearrange them according to your preference. There are also different trainer animations according to the friendship level of the Pokemon they're sending out; according to GameRanx, the best way to increase happiness is to train with two different TMs.

The most useful interface tip in "Pokemon Sun & Moon," however, is the fact that you can now look up EV gains for your Pokemon. All you have to do is go to the Summary page of the Pokemon you want to check, and tap Y to see the Pokemon's EVs. If you want to make the most out of the very important EV stat, you're going to need to get the Power Items for your Pokemon. One more thing: SOS Pokemon, which are the Pokemon that appear when a wild Pokemon calls for help, yields a lot of EVs.

For the actual Pokemon, you're going to want to use the Island Scan to find out which rare Pokemon you can catch in any given day in "Pokemon Sun & Moon." Island Scan can be gotten by scanning 10 QR Codes in order to get 100 QR Points and find out all known catch locations in the wild for each Pokemon. GameRanx has the full list of rare Pokemon you can find with Island Scan.

There are so many other things that "Pokemon Sun & Moon" is hiding underneath its hood, just check out the list. But if you want to play even dirtier and get an even bigger advantage, you can download a hack for the game, which you can read about here.

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