Sunday, August 25, 2013

Events Galore for 2013 and 2014!


Many of you may have already been to Gamestop this past week, but if you haven't you may want to take yourself there soon! As of August 19th Gamestop began with a suite of pokémon events that will last all the way to October. Three of these events will be for Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2. From now until Oct 20th Gamestop will be giving away shiny forms of the dimensional trio: Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina! Dialga is already available. Dialga can be downloaded to your game via Mystery Gift, is a Lv 100, and knows the moves Draco Meteor, Dragon Pulse, Roar of Time, and Aura Sphere. This event is set to end on Sept 8th. For those of you unfamiliar with Mystery Gift, it is basically a free distribution of downloadable content. Therefore, if you have more than one copy of of a fifth gen game (like if you have Black and Black 2) you can download one to each game!

Palkia will be given away from Sept 9th to Sept 29th and Giratina will be given away from Sept 30th to Oct 20th. This means Giratina will still be given out AFTER Pokémon X and Y have come out, but keep in mind you will not be able to download Giratina to X and Y. X and Y will, however, likely feature a means of uploading pokémon from Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 up to your new X and Y game.

In addtion to these events, X and Y will be getting its own event! If you have been following us on Facebook or Twitter you would know that the day X and Y comes out you will be able to download a special Torchic via wifi hotspot. This Torchic is a Lv 10, and comes holding the rare Blazikenite. Blazikenite is a mega stone that allows Blaziken to become Mega Blaziken! Blazikenite is NOT available in game, apparently, so don't let this one go! If you miss out on downloading this Torchic you will not be able to have a Mega Blaziken! We'll keep you updated on any other events that will be coming stateside. If your not in the states, don't worry! You'll likely be getting these events as well. For example, European players can get their Shiny Trio from participating GAME locations. Just check with your local game franchise for dates.

A little bit of mystery here, but I wonder why we are getting the shiny Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. The last time we got a shiny trio right before a new game it was the Shiny Entei, Raikou, and Suicune for Heartgold and Soulsilver. By uploading these shinies to Black and White you could unlock a special event with Zoroark. Is it possible that these new shinies will also get us a special event in X and Y? Only time will tell!