Trainers get ready, because it's all hands on deck for this one. The first global mission for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon finally went live, and everyone is welcome to participate.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, which were released mid-November, challenged trainers to capture a total of 100 million Pokemon between the release date and December 12th, 2016.
Any trainer around the world who has an internet connection was welcome to participate in the event. This event was the first of its kind -- a new feature added for the seventh generation of games.
In order to participate, trainers were required to speak with one of the women at the desk in the castle in Festival Plaza. Just for signing up, trainers received 100 Festival Coins, which can be used for special items and features in Festival Plaza. If trainers are successful in their mission, they will all receive 1,000 Festival Coins for their efforts.
While 100 million Pokemon may seem much, it might not be a hard goal to meet. Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon broke the record for most pre-orders for a Nintendo game and just broke the record for fastest-selling Nintendo game in the United States after selling 3.7 million copies in that region alone in just two weeks.
According to reports, the game has also sold 1.5 million copies in Europe, becoming the biggest gaming launch for that region, and 1.9 million copies in Japan. It has also received critical acclaim from critics and players alike for its new changes and Pokemon.
Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Pokemon has received a resurgence thanks to its new releases. Pokemon Go, which was released by Niantic, was on the top of the charts in both the iOS and Android app stores. Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow were also released in February on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
Pokemon Sun and Moon are now available worldwide at retailers and for download on the Nintendo 3DS.