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Pokémon Sun and Moon’s second global mission offers a chance at redemption

Get to the scanner, pronto

The Pokémon Company

Another global mission is live in Pokémon Sun and Moon, and this one has a slightly less lofty goal than the first international contest. From now until Jan. 9, trainers have to use the Island Scan feature to find 1 million Pokémon collectively, or risk missing out on a nice bounty.

Island Scan, a tool which allows players to locate rare Pokémon across Alola, becomes available after using the QR Reader at least five times. (It specifically unlocks after amassing 100 points with the QR Reader; common Pokémon are worth 10 points, while special ones are worth 20.) After unlocking Island Scan, players can use it once per day to scout out local uncommon Pokémon.

The Pokémon Company is giving out five special QR codes to help players who haven’t yet unlocked Island Scan; find them below.

Scan these in-game to unlock Island Scan quickly.
The Pokémon Company

All participants must rack up a million finds before the deadline to win 2,017 Festival Coins. These can be used to buy items in the Festival Plaza, Sun and Moon’s online multiplayer area. Players can register their findings by speaking to the mission attendant located there, while also checking in on how everyone else around the world is doing.

If they fail to meet the goal before Jan. 9 — just like with the first mission, when players didn’t come close — trainers will be compensated with 217 Festival Coins for their trouble.

Scanning for a million Pokémon overall sounds a lot more doable than catching 100 million Pokémon, the task that the first global mission gave players. Good luck to all Sun and Moon players in actually reaching the goal this time around.

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