‘Pokemon Sun and Moon’ Latest News & Update: Tips To Use QR Code Scanner; Areas Where Players Need to Be Careful

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Dec 14, 2016 09:37 AM EST

The QR code scanner feature in "Pokemon Sun and Moon" is a hit. The feature allows players use the Nintendo 3DS cameras to scan QR codes in the real world. Players can unlock this feature a little way into the game and it pops up as a new icon in the Pokedex. Every single Pokemon in the game has a unique QR code. Using this feature, players can use the Pokedex to see where a Pokemon spawns in Alola.

One incredible advantage of the "Pokemon Sun and Moon" QR code scanner is that it runs an Island Scan with every ten codes scanned. This scans the island a player currently is on and then spawns a rare Pokemon that is generally difficult to find in Alola. This way players can catch Pokemon not found in Alola. Only 10 QR code scans are allowed in a day and one attempt to catch the Pokemon.

"Pokemo Sun and Moon" players need to be careful while using the Island Scan. For example, using it on Melemele Island may yield lower-level Pokemon. Players need to ensure that they take level-appropriate Pokemon to the wild encounter, writes VG24/7. The spawn lasts only an hour. Hence, a player needs to have full access to an island before scanning. It is not possible to bank the QR codes and then scan at one go.

One a player reaches 100 points, he/she stops earning points. Therefore, it is advisable to scan the island whenever a player gets an Island Scan. The QR codes of some of the Gen 7 Pokemon are available here and it includes Popplio, Datrix, Incineroar, Rowlett and Decidueye. "Pokemon Sun and Moon" makes things manageable for players with separate Pokedexes for every island in Alola. Stay tuned on GameNGuide for more updates on various "Pokemon Sun and Moon" features.

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