If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon but itching for a fix before this Friday, you may want to head over to the Nintendo eShop and download the special demo version of the game. Although it’s been out for a while, there are plenty of secrets you can discover.
To unlock Ash-Greninja, you’re going to have to complete the main story behind the demo. This will start when you first boot it up and head to City Hall to register your address. After meeting Hau, head outside and fight through Team Skull. Once they’re defeated, follow Hau to the Pokémon Center, heal up and receive your Super Potion, then head back outside to meet Professor Kukui. Speak with him and agree to the Trial.
Once you’ve arrived at Ten Carat Hill, make your way towards the cave located at the top of the map and complete Professor Kukui’s Trial to receive your Z-Ring. Use it to power up Pikachu and take down Team Skull Admin Plumeria to complete the demo. With the demo completed, you’ll be able to send your Ash-Greninja over to the full version of the game.
Additional Transfer Items
After you’ve completed the main story of the special demo for Pokémon Sun and Moon, you’ll be able to load back into the game and continue exploring for a few additional items that you can transfer over.
If you head to the end of the main road, where the Pokémon Center is located, you’ll find a woman who can send you to the Mahalo Trail. Here, smash through the rocks at the end of the path to find three Stardusts you can take with you to the full version of the game.
Head back to Ten Carat Hill and you’ll find a few new Pokémon Trainers scattered about. Beat all three in a battle, then return to the start of the area to battle Ace Trainer Sheri and receive a Star Piece.
There’s also a rock to the right of the entrance of Ten Carat Hill you can smash through to find the Pokémon Catching Challenge. If you catch a few, you’ll be awarded with a Nugget.
All of these items, including Ash-Greninja, can be transferred over to the full version of Pokémon Sun and Moon by visiting Professor Kukui in the Pokémon Center.