Pokemon Sun & Moon: How to Get Solgaleo / Lunala | Legendary Guide


Pokemon Sun and Moon introduces something totally new to the series — a Pokemon that evolves into a Legendary. Depending on which version of the game you’ve purchased, one particular (and totally secret) little squirt of a Pokemon will eventually evolve into Solgaleo or Lunala. Actually getting your trainer’s hands on these rare creature isn’t so obvious, so we’ve put together a quick guide to point you in the right direction.

Here, you’ll find how to get Cosmog, the first in the evolutionary chain that leads to Solgaleo or Lunala. If you picked up Pokemon Sun, you’ll earn Lunala, while Solgaleo is exclusive to Pokemon Moon. No matter what, the first step is always Cosmog — keep scrolling to see where to find this puff of smoke Pokemon.

Legendary Guide | How to Get Solgaleo / Lunala

The first step to getting your exclusive Legendary is to add Cosmog to your party. Cosmog is a secret Pokemon, and unlocking him requires a very specific set of steps. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

How to Get Cosmog

  1. Complete the main quest and defeat all four Island Kahunas to become the Alola Champion.
  2. Go back to the Altar of the Sunne / Moone
    • Only return to the altar that matches your version of the game.
    • Ex: If you own Pokemon Moon, go to the Altar of the Moone.
  3. Enter the Portal at the Altar
  4. Go to the Lake of the Sunne / Moone
    • Only return to the lake that DOES NOT match your version of the game.
    • Ex: If you own Pokemon Moon, go to the Altar of the Sunne.
  5. Go to the platform at the top of the lake to initiate a cutscene.

Cosmog will join your party. Now all you have to do is level it up and evolve to earn your legendary Pokemon. Note, you can only get ONE Cosmog per playthrough.


How to Get Lunala / Solgaleo

  • Cosmog will evolve into Cosmoem, and Cosmoem will evolve into Lunala or Solgaleo depending on which version of Pokemon Sun / Moon you own.
    • Pokemon Sun: Cosmoem evolves into Solgaleo
      • Solgaleo is Psychic / Steel type.
    • Pokemon Moon: Cosmoem evoles into Lunala
      • Lunala is Psychic / Ghost type.
  • Cosmog evolves into Cosmoem at Level 43.
    • Cosmoem evolves into Solgaleo / Lunala at Level 53.

We’ll update this article with more info as we find it. 

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