Diancie is now available via Mystery Gift for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, though it is only available for a limited time — July 24th–27th — so you'll want to pick it up before it's too late.
To get this Diancie, from the main menu, select Mystery Gift, then "Receive Gift", then select "Get via Internet". It will connect to the internet and allow you to download Diancie from the internet. You can receive Diancie once on every save of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire you have, so if you have both games, you can get two Diancie. This Diancie comes with the moves Diamond Storm, Moonblast, Dazzling Gleam and Protect.
It's been awhile since there's been a good ol' fashioned Wi-Fi distribution of an event Pokémon, but it's finally happening again, and this time the Mythical Pokémon Diancie will be available in North America, Europe, and Australia as a Wi-Fi distribution (via the Nintendo Network). This should be good news for anyone who missed out on obtaining Diancie last year.
The Wi-Fi distribution for Diancie will be available from Friday, July 24th until Monday, July 27th, and only for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, so you have only a limited time to pick it up. Diancie comes with the moves Diamond Storm, Moonblast, Dazzling Gleam, and Protect. You can also talk to someone in any Pokémon Center after obtaining it to receive the Diancite, which allows it to Mega Evolve into Mega Diancie in battle.
The cheerful Dragon-type Pokémon, Dragonite, is now available at participating GameStop stores in the USA. To get this Dragonite, you'll first need to get a Serial Code for it at a participating GameStop, and then, on Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire, you'll need to go to Mystery Gift and receive the gift via code, inputting the code you received at the store to receive a super cool Dragonite.
This Dragonite comes at level 55, carries a Lum Berry, and even has its Hidden Ability, Multiscale, which halves the damage it takes from moves so long as it has full HP, giving it a chance to set up with Dragon Dance and then unleash an onslaught of damaging moves. It comes with Dragon Dance, Outrage, Hurricane, and Extreme Speed, making it pretty useful.
You can receive the serial code for free at participating GameStop stores in the US from now until July 12. There's also a special bundle containing three Pokémon TCG Booster Packs in addition to a Dragonite pin, exclusive to GameStop, though this is purchased separately and not required in order to receive the serial code. No word yet on when (or if) this event is coming to other countries.
From now until April 19th, Pokémon fans in the United Kingdom can visit participating GAME stores and ask to receive a special serial code granting the player a special Shiny Charizard holding the Charizardite Y. The serial code must be redeemed through Mystery Gift's "Get with Code" method. It can be received on X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
The Shiny Charizard comes at level 36 and also knows the event-exclusive move Hold Hands, which seems like an interesting choice of move for a powerful-looking Pokémon like Charizard. It has no effect in battle, though plays an animation when used in a Double or Triple Battle.
Not only that, but UK players visiting participating GAME stores can ask about the Primal Clash Collector's Album to go along with the Shiny Charizard serial code, which can be used to store Pokémon TCG cards. It looks pretty cool and, from the sounds of things, it's being given away for free. Sweet!
As previously mentioned, the Eon Ticket is now available for a brief time by entering a special code revealed on Pokémon's official website. You can receive the Eon Ticket from now until Monday, March 2nd by inputting a code after selecting Get with Code from the Mystery Gift menu.
The code you need to enter differs based on which part of the world you're in:
North America: 2015LATIOSLATIAS
This will allow you to receive the Eon Ticket on your game. After picking up the Eon Ticket from the Pokémon Center, you'll need to visit Norman in the Petalburg Gym, who will offer to take you to the Southern Island where you will fight against a Latias in Omega Ruby or a Latios in Alpha Sapphire — the Eon Pokémon that isn't normally available in that version.
You can only receive the Eon Ticket once per game, so if you've already gotten the Eon Ticket in the past, this code won't allow you to obtain a second one. But for those of you who haven't been able to StreetPass with someone that's gotten the Eon Ticket, this provides a chance for you to finally obtain the elusive ticket!
The Eon Ticket in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is certainly pretty interesting, as it initially was available only to a few people, but thanks to the wonders of StreetPass, has spread to tons of Pokémon fans around the world. Have you not been fortunate enough to StreetPass with someone with the Eon Ticket, though? Have you missed out on getting an Eon Ticket of your own? Well, good news: for a very limited time, you'll be able to receive a special code that unlocks the Eon Ticket in your copy of Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire!
From Friday, February 27th until Monday, March 2nd, you'll be able to snag a special code to receive the Eon Ticket by visiting the official Pokémon website, Pokemon.com. After redeeming the code, you can pick up the Eon Ticket from the Pokémon Center, and then take the ticket to Norman in Petalburg City to take a ferry to the Southern Island and trigger an encounter with the Eon Pokémon normally unavailable in your version — Latias in Omega Ruby and Latios in Alpha Sapphire.
We'll be sure to issue a reminder when the time comes, but if you haven't gotten the Eon Ticket yet, this weekend will definitely be your chance to score the exclusive item!
Starting today, Pokémon fans in the United Kingdom can visit participating GAME stores and ask for a serial code that can be redeemed via Mystery Gift for a cool event Darkrai in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire.
The Darkrai received from the serial code has a move that is normally unavailable to Darkrai, Phantom Force, plus it's holding an Enigma Berry, which can only be gotten through events and trading.
Codes are given out on a first-come-first-serve basis, and while there should be plenty of codes to go around, you're not going to want to dawdle or else you could miss out on this Darkrai! The code itself must be redeemed by either the 5th, 10th, or 13th of May, depending on whether you go by the official site, the video, or the printed serial code paper. Regardless, if you redeem it right away, it shouldn't be an issue when it ends.
Each code is a unique single-use code, so once it's been used, it can't be used or redeemed again at any point in the future. Whether or not it works only on UK copies of the game, on any European and/or Australian copy of the game, or in all games has yet to be confirmed, but presumably the codes should work on any European game (and probably any Australian one as well). No word yet as to whether or not this event is coming to other countries.
(Apologies for the bleeped out swearing towards the end of the video.)
Though it's a bit later than the original date of February 5th that was originally mentioned, the Samurott with its Hidden Ability, Shell Armor, is now available in North America, Europe, and Australia through the use of a special serial code.
(*Picture from Japanese distribution)
In order to receive this special Samurott, you need to go to Mystery Gift and then receive via code, then, when prompted to input a code, input POKEMON503 and confirm (don't worry about filling up the input area). Then you'll be able to receive the Samurott on Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire!
This Samurott has the moves Razor Shell, Hold Back, Confide, and Hydro Pump — Hold Back being an event-only False Swipe, while the other moves actually aren't overly noteworthy. It comes at level 50 and in a Cherish Ball, too.
The code can be used once per game, but the code itself can be used an unlimited number of times by players around the world until November 30th, 2015, so you've got plenty of time to pick the Samurott up, in addition to the other two Unova starters (which can be received by entering POKEMON497 and POKEMON500 respectively).
(Apologies that this post is slightly delayed, as this event was released earlier this morning.)
As previously mentioned, the Emboar with its Hidden Ability, Reckless, is now available in North America, Europe, and Australia through the use of a special serial code.
(*Picture from Japanese distribution)
In order to receive this special Emboar, you need to go to Mystery Gift and then receive via code, then, when prompted to input a code, input POKEMON500 and confirm (don't worry about filling up the input area). Then you'll be able to receive the Emboar on Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire!
This Emboar has the moves Flare Blitz, Hold Back, Head Smash, and Take Down — Hold Back being an event-only False Swipe, while the other moves trigger Emboar's Reckless ability. It comes at level 50 and in a Cherish Ball, too.
The code can be used once per game, but the code itself can be used an unlimited number of times by players around the world until November 30th, 2015, so you've got plenty of time to pick the Emboar up.
Next week, you'll be able to receive the third of the fully-evolved Unova starters, Samurott, with its Hidden Ability: Shell Armor.
Last night, European Pokémon fans were able to receive a Serperior with its Hidden Ability by entering POKEMON497 as a Mystery Gift serial code. Well, good news, North American and Australian Pokémon fans, as not only is that Serperior available in these areas as well, but all three regions will also be able to receive an Emboar and Samurott with their Hidden Abilities over the next two weeks!
The Emboar with Reckless will be available on January 29th while the Samurott with Shell Armor will be available on February 5th. All three Pokémon can be received once per game on Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire (the version 1.2 patch must be downloaded and applied), but instead of using unique codes that only work once, they will likely have a single code that anyone can enter — the Japanese versions used POKEMON500 and POKEMON503, so it's likely these codes will be used as well internationally.
These Pokémon will no longer be available on November 30th, 2015, so even though you have plenty of time to receive them, you don't want to wait too long!
In order to get your Serperior, which is available today, just go to Mystery Gift from the title menu and select the option to receive a gift by the code. Then, just enter POKEMON497 (it won't fill the input, but that's fine) and you'll be given a Serperior with its Hidden Ability, Contrary.
Here's a look at the three Pokémon (from the Japanese distributions):
As with the Japanese distribution just a few weeks back, European Pokémon fans with Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire can now receive the special Serperior with its Hidden Ability, Contrary, by redeeming a serial code over Mystery Gift.
Like other serial codes, you need to go into Mystery Gift from the main menu and then select Receive from Code. However, unlike most other serial codes, this one is not unique and can be entered by any Pokémon fan with a European version of the game. You just need to input the code POKEMON497, confirm, and you'll be able to receive the special Serperior. Yes, the serial code does not take up the full code entry space, but don't worry, it works just fine for European and Japanese versions of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
The Serperior is in a Cherish Ball, has a random nature and random IVs. It comes with the moves Leaf Storm, Hold Back, Wring Out, and Giga Drain. Leaf Storm is perfect with a Contrary Serperior, as it raises its Special Attack by two stages afterwards instead of being lowered, which is amazing. Hold Back is also an event-exclusive move that works similarly to False Swipe.
Since male Pokémon with their hidden ability now have a chance of passing along the hidden ability when breeding with a Ditto, it is indeed possible to breed Snivy with Contrary, meaning these have already appeared on the GTS and over Wonder Trade.
Whether or not the event will be available in North America has yet to be confirmed, but it's likely that North American Pokémon fans will find out soon.
As with the Hidden Ability Serperior released last week, the other two final evolutions of the Unova Starters, Emboar and Samurott, can now be received with their Hidden Abilities — Reckless for Emboar and Shell Armor for Samurott — by entering a simple serial code in any Japanese copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire.
With a Japanese Nintendo 3DS system and Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire game (other regions, even if played in Japanese, will NOT work), players can go to Mystery Gift an receive the gift via serial code.
The code for a Reckless Emboar is POKEMON500 while the code for a Shell Armor Samurott is POKEMON503 (note: these codes don't fill up the whole code entry, but they'll work just fine). These codes can be used once per game and are redeemable until November 30th, 2015.
Both Pokémon have a random nature and IVs, as well as their Hidden Ability, meaning these Hidden Abilities are now legal in-game as they were not previously obtainable through legitimate means. Emboar has Flare Blitz, Hold Back, Head Smash, and Take Down for its moves, while Samurott has Razor Shell, Hold Back, Confide, and Hydro Pump. Hold Back is functionally identical to False Swipe, except it is event exclusive and has a different animation.
No word yet as to any distribution of these Pokémon in any other regions, such as North America, Europe, or Australia, but international players can at least trade for eggs containing these Pokémon and their Hidden Abilities.
If you haven't already gotten it or weren't aware of it in the first place, now's a great time for you to score a super-cool Shiny Beldum holding a Metagrossite from Mystery Gift!
That's right, until January 14th, 2015, you can receive a Shiny Beldum by selecting Mystery Gift from the main menu of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, and then choosing to receive the gift "via Internet". (Note: this gift is not available in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.)
Shiny Pokémon are normally super-rare, so this is your chance to have one of them for yourself. Not only that, but since it holds the Metagrossite, after it evolves into Metang at level 20 and then Metagross at level 45, you can Mega Evolve it into a Shiny Mega Metagross by triggering Mega Evolution in battle while it holds the Metagrossite!
From now until November 16th, you can receive a special serial code card at participating GameStop(US) and EB Games(Canada) stores in North America that can be redeemed for the mythical Pokémon Diancie in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
This special code is a unique serial code, similar to the Shiny Mega Gengar code that was just distributed over the past few weeks (which has since ended). After receiving the code from the store, you can redeem it using Mystery Gift in Pokémon X and Y by selecting the Get with Code option and then inputting the serial code.
By doing this, you'll receive Diancie, a Rock/Fairy-type which also comes equipped with its signature move, Diamond Storm, a powerful Rock-type move that has a high chance of raising the user's Defense afterwards.
Though this event is not available for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, you can trade the Diancie from Pokémon X or Y over to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire by either an in-game trade or through Pokémon Bank. While in Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire, it can be taken to a certain Pokémon Center in the game to receive its Mega Stone, the Diancite, which allows it to Mega Evolve into Mega Diancie(only in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire).
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From now until October 26th, a serial code for a special Shiny Gengar holding its Mega Stone, the Gengarite, can be received at participating GameStop stores in the United States (EB Games stores in Canada, or Gameplanet stores in Mexico). The Gengarite allows this Shiny Gengar to evolve into Mega Gengar and take on a spooky ghost-white color upon Mega Evolving.
Not only does this Gengar look really cool, but it also knows a move that Gengar cannot otherwise know — Sludge Wave! Sludge Wave is slightly stronger than Sludge Bomb, with just a 10% chance of poisoning the foe, but strikes all Pokémon in the battle other than itself, making it useful for Double, Triple, and Horde Battles.
Additionally, while you're at GameStop, you can also pick up the GameStop-exclusive Gengar Spirit Link 2-pack, which includes a special Spirit Link promo card that benefits Gengar-EX and Mega Gengar-EX, who both make their debut in the upcoming XY—Phantom Forces Pokémon TCG expansion to be released on November 5th.
NOTE: This Shiny Gengar event is available in Europe from October 15th until November 5th. You can get the serial codes for it in participating GAME stores in the UK, or from participating GameStop stores in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. It will also be made available in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Portugal, possibly among other countries, though full information is not yet available (check back on the 15th on Pokemon.com for more details).
To celebrate the grand opening of PokemonCenter.com in the US, a special Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon is now available over Mystery Gift via Wi-Fi for anyone in North America with Pokémon X and/or Y! This exclusive Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon was previously only available in France and will soon be available at Gamescom in Germany.
This Vivillon comes with the moves Stun Spore, Gust, Light Screen, and Struggle Bug. Its nature is random as well. Does it come in a Cherish Ball? Of course not — it comes in a Poké Ball!
If you live in North America and want to receive this Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon, you need to act fast — this distribution only lasts until August 12th, so you have only a few days to receive it over Mystery Gift via Wi-Fi!
Get ready to get yourself a Pinsir or Heracross in the next couple of weeks! The official Pokémon website has confirmed that from August 13th–September 17th you can get Pinsir or Heracross online through the Mystery Gift feature.
You'll receive Heracross if you are playing Pokémon X and Pinsir if you're playing Pokémon Y. As these Pokémon are only available in the opposite versions, the Wi-Fi Mystery Gift distribution makes obtaining them a snap. Pinsir comes with the moves X-Scissor, Earthquake, Stone Edge, and Return, while Heracross comes with the moves Bullet Seed, Pin Missile, Close Combat, and Megahorn. Both Pokémon are at level 50 and have an Adamant nature with one of their abilities chosen at random.
Then, from August 18th–August 31st, you can acquire the corresponding Mega Stone — Pinsirite if you received Pinsir and Heracronite if you received Heracross — via serial code given to you at participating GameStop locations. While you're there, you can also pre-order Pokémon Omega Ruby and/or Alpha Sapphire to receive a special poster as a pre-order bonus. Both of these events are currently only announced for the United States.
Are you excited for this opportunity to get the Pokémon your version of the game does not have? Also, what moves do you think will come with these Pokémon? Let us know in the comments section!
UPDATE (Aug. 1st, 11:33pm): Updated the post to include official information about the event, as confirmed by a press release as well as Pokémon.com.
Looks like there's one heck of a Mystery Gift distribution set to wrap up the fifth Generation of Pokémon games — yes, that's right, over the coming months, you'll be able to pick up a special Shiny Dialga, Shiny Palkia, and Shiny Giratina on Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, and Pokémon White 2.
Here are the details for how to get the three legendary Sinnoh Pokémon:
US: At participating Gamestop stores from August 19th through September 8th.
Canada: At participating EB Games stores from August 30th through September 12th.
Europe: At participating stores from August 30th through September 12th. (GAME in the UK.)
US: At participating Gamestop stores from September 9th through September 29th.
Canada: At participating EB Games stores from September 13th through September 26th.
Europe: At participating stores from September 13th through September 26th. (GAME in the UK.)
US: At participating Gamestop stores from September 30th through October 20th.
Canada: At participating EB Games stores from September 27th through October 11th.
Europe: At participating stores from September 27th through October 11th. (GAME in the UK.)
Definitely sounds like a great way to wrap up the fifth generation of Pokémon, so be sure to pick up your shiny legendary Pokémon when they're available, and remember that you can pre-order your copies of Pokémon X & Y starting August 19th in the US and August 30th in Europe.
Also, this week's Weekly Poll is now up, giving you the choice to pick your favorite of the Johto Starter Pokémon. We'll be moving the Weekly Polls to Tuesdays instead of Mondays, so this poll will last for an extra day. Remember, you need to be a registered member in order to vote, so go on and register if you're not already, and then have your say and tell the world what your favorite Johto Starter Pokémon is!
Poll: Poll #7: Which is your favorite Johto Starter Pokémon?
Good news, Trainers: the Mythical Pokémon Deoxys is now available over Wi-Fi for all English-language Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 games! This Deoxys comes at level 100 with the moves Psycho Boost, Dark Pulse, Nasty Plot, and Recover, plus it is even holding a Life Orb to add to its destructive power.
Additionally, the newest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Black & White—Plasma Freeze, is now for sale in stores! There are over 110 new cards in Plasma Freeze, including six new Pokémon-EX and two new ACE SPEC cards. The Pokémon-EX featured in the set are Tornadus-EX, Thundurus-EX, Latias-EX, Latios-EX, Heatran-EX, and, of course, Deoxys-EX.
The press release for these two exciting Deoxys-related events can be found after the break!
From May 8th through May 31st, the Mythical Pokémon Deoxys will be available on Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 through Mystery Gift, using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to receive the rare Pokémon.
This Deoxys comes fully trained at level 100 and knows a quartet of powerful moves. It is likely that these moves will be the same as the Deoxys from the event held locally in Japan — Nasty Plot, Dark Pulse, Recover, and Psycho Boost.
While at the time of this post, this distribution is confirmed only for North America, but as it is meant to coincide with the release of the Black & White: Plasma Freeze Pokémon TCG set (also on May 8th, internationally), it is quite likely that it will be available in Europe and Australia as well.
Speaking of which, Black & White: Plasma Freeze is the newest Pokémon Trading Card Game set and it will be released on May 8th, although special Prerelease tournaments will be taking place across the world this weekend (25th – 26th) and next weekend (4th – 5th). These Prerelease tournaments cost some money, but you get packs from the new set that you can open on the spot and build a deck using only those cards to play against other people doing the same. These events are a lot of fun, and you should use the official Tournament Locator to see if there's one near you! (Be sure to select "Plasma Freeze Prerelease" from the "Premiere Event Series" drop down after entering your location.)
You can find the press release after the break.
UPDATE: The official website's news update lists the original Pokémon Black and White games as able to receive the update as well, as opposed to just Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.