Nintendo and Game Freak's role playing video games, "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon," continue to be big hits for the company. The games have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, with thousands more getting into the action to become the best Pokémon trainer in the world. Part of the games' success is due to the developer's constant release of updates and bonuses. This time around, Nintendo is giving away a free Pokémon for all players in the form of a shiny variant of the guardian Pokémon, Tapu Koko.

Get them while they're hot

The Pokémon giveaway will be available to all players in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

Unlike previous bonus Pokémon, the shiny variant of the guardian Pokémon cannot be captured in the wild. This means that the Pokémon can only be acquired via the limited time bonus giveaway. Those who want to complete their collection are advised to grab the opportunity as there may be no other way to obtain the shiny Tapu Koko.

How to get the free gift

To get the free Pokémon, players will need to select the "Mystery Gift" option from the game's menu screen. An internet connection is of course required to acquire the free gift. Players will need to choose to get their gift via the Internet. After everything is done, the shiny Tapu Koko will become available via the delivery man inside any Pokémon Center.

Fully packed

Those who will be getting the Electric/Fairy Legendary Pokémon, which was introduced in Generation VII, will be getting it at level 60. The Pokémon also comes with a bonus Electric Seed, which can be used in conjunction with the creature's abilities. The seed also automatically increases the Pokémon's defense in Electric terrains during battles.

Speaking of which, the Pokémon does come with a number of unique moves, including Electric Surge, Nature's Madness, Discharge, Agility, and Electro Ball.

Nintendo has recently been ramping up its freebies for gamers in an effort to create some hype for the games' upcoming new installments. The company had previously announced that it would be releasing an update for the games, aptly called "Pokémon Ultra Sun" and "Pokémon Ultra Moon," which it will be released sometime in November.

The games will still be taking place in the Alola region, but will feature an "alternate story." Interested players can pre-order the upcoming new titles, which will come with a bonus "Ultra Sun" and "Ultra Moon" steel book dual pack.