If you want to get up and rolling on your adventure in Pokémon Sun and Moon the moment it’s live, you might want to pre-load the game. That is, of course, if you pre-ordered it.
Those who pre-ordered Pokémon Sun and Moon digitally on the Nintendo 3DS eShop can now officially download the game. It will not unlock until November 18, 2016.
Each version takes up 3.2GB, so make sure you have the storage capacity for the game before you start.
Alola region, here we come.
While I personally don’t think anyone should pre-order games, I understand that the hype can be overwhelming.
Nintendo’s created a perfect storm for Pokémon Sun and Moon. Pokémon GO started the initial wave of up, then the original season’s availability on Netflix only pushed that further. Now we have more Pokémon fans than we’ve had in a long time.
Case in point, Nintendo announced that Pokémon Sun and Moon are the most pre-ordered games in the company’s history.
Pokémon Sun and Moon launches on November 18, 2016. If you buy the game before January 11, 2017, you’ll get a Munchlax with Snorlium Z.