The Pitch-Black Pokémon Darkrai is the fourth Mythical Pokémon to be given away this year as part of the continued celebration of Pokémon series’ 20th anniversary.
Darkrai is not being distributed online, so you will have to head to a local GameStop (or EB Games in Canada) before May 24 to pick up a free code to use in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby, X or Y.
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Pokémon trainers in Europe can now receive the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde for free via Nintendo Network.
There was no prior notice for the distribution event or any official announcement from Nintendo or The Pokémon Company, so it is unclear how long the event will last or if Zygarde will come to other regions.
You can get Zygarde by using the Mystery Gift menu in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby, X or Y and selecting the “Get Via Internet” option.
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The Pokémon Center is rolling out their spring collection with some new shirt designs and a bunch of new plushes.
Among the new apparel is the Kanto Blossoms shirt, featuring the trio of Pikachu, Vulpix and Eevee among a scattering of flowers and leaves. There is also the new Espeon and Umbreon Day & Night shirt that sports a simple sun and moon motif.
Four new plushes were added to the Jumbo Size collection. Sleeping versions of Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Mudkip and Ditto – ranging from 16- to 24-inch long – join the jumbo plushes of Wailord, Pikachu and Whimsicott’s substitute.
While not really spring-related, the fall-themed “Mushroom Harvest” Pikachu plush is brand new to the Pokémon Center. The iconic Electric type has on a custom-fit hoodie and is carrying a little basket of mushrooms (with a Foongus hidden among them).
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In one of the weirder partnerships for Pokémon‘s 20th anniversary, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company are working with women’s clothing company Peach John to release a line of Pokémon-themed apparel under their Yummy Mart sister brand.
The Pokémon Collection goes on sale on April 20 and features five items, including Pikachu ponchos, sleep masks and panties, ranging in price from $15 to $55.
Three Pikachu bras were also created for the collection, but they are not for sale. Instead, they will be displayed at the Yummy Mart stores in Shibuya 109, Shibuya Parco and Ikebukuro Parco.
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Separate from the year-long Mythical pokémon distribution currently underway, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company are planning to give away free codes to unlock the legendary trio of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y. The codes will go out next month to everyone on the Pokémon Trainer Club mailing list.
If you’re not a Pokémon Trainer Club member, you can still sign up by April 22 to get in on the offer. Be sure to also check your email’s junk filter to make sure stuff from Pokemon.com don’t get sorted out by mistake.
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Sunday’s episode of “Gathering in the Pokémon House?” wasn’t the big Pokémon Sun and Moon info dump everyone was hoping it would be. The Japanese variety show just ended up airing the announcement trailer that premiered back in February.
There was one bit of new info that came out of the show. Pokémon series director Junichi Masuda made a guest appearance and joked that there would be at least 10 new pokémon in the new games.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are launching worldwide for the 3DS in late 2016.
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The year of mythical pokémon continues with the online distribution of Jirachi via Nintendo Network.
You can pick up the Wish Pokémon in any copy of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon X or Pokémon Y from now until April 24. Detailed instructions on how to receive gift pokémon are available on the Pokémon anniversary site.
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The next pair of Pokémon games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, may make their first televised appearance on the Japanese variety show “Gathering in the Pokémon House?” on April 3.
Serebii.net reports that Pokémon series director Junichi Masuda, battle director Shigeki Morimoto and Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire director Shigeru Ohmori are all scheduled to appear on that day to talk about the new games.
“Gathering in the Pokémon House?” is a variety show targeted primarily at children. As Serebii describes, it is not a news program and most of what they present as new information has usually already been revealed through other outlets.
So, it is very possible that whatever they plan to talk about will pop up before the show next month.
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More pokémon, more adventures and more randomly-generated dungeons are coming to the 3DS this winter when Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon launches in North America.
The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon spin-off games appear to be doing really well, with total sales for the series topping 13 million units sold worldwide.
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New 3DS bundles for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D are coming to Europe on June 26.
Each of the bundles come with: A New 3DS, the original system’s cover plates, an additional set of cover plates with game-related art, and a free game-related Home menu theme.
Of course, the bundles also come with their respective games. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire come pre-installed, while Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a physical copy (presumably because the game would fill up the 4GB Micro SD card included with the system).
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