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!
It's the first day of October, so what better way to start the month than a spooooky new Wi-Fi distribution for Pokémon X and Y! That's right, from now until Halloween (October 31st), you can snag a special Super-Size Pumpkaboo from Mystery Gift over Wi-Fi!
This Pumpkaboo is the largest of the four sizes of Pumpkaboo available, Super-Size, and as such has the highest HP of the sizes. Not only that, but it is equipped with haunting moves such as Trick-or-Treat as well as Scary Face. If that weren't enough, the Pumpkaboo received from Mystery Gift wears a Rocky Helmet to inflict damage on foes that damage it with a direct attack.
Additionally, there is a chance that this Pumpkaboo can have its hidden ability, Insomnia, so before picking it up at the Pokémon Center, you may want to save your game and reset until you get one with the Insomnia ability!
Since you'll need to have a Super-Size Gourgeist in order to participate in the Trick-or-Treat Friendly online competition, all you'll need to do is trade your Super-Size Pumpkaboo to another version in order for it to evolve into Gourgeist. Only Ghost-type Pokémon are able to participate in this single battle tournament, although both Rotom and Giratina cannot participate.
UPDATE: Mentioned this Pumpkaboo can have its hidden ability.
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.
What time is it? It's time for another Pokémon Update with Jess from Curse, of course! Though the holiday season may have come to an end, unfortunately Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter are stuck with it, both still unavailable and with no revised release date announced.
Now's a great time to grab your special Speed Boost Torchic holding the Blazikenite on Pokémon X & Y! This event expires on January 15th, so you've got less than a week to receive the special Torchic if you haven't already.
The Pokémon Winter Regional Championships are right around the corner as well, taking place across North America throughout the next three weekends. There are five locations in total and you can find them on the official website.
The Pokémon Global Link for Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 will be shutting down for good on January 14th, meaning you will no longer be able to wake up your tucked in Pokémon, swap C-Gear skins, and use the GTS. This will not affect Pokémon X & Y's new Global Link; only the old one is being shut down.
Additionally, not covered in the video, the new Pokémon Global Link will be opening up its Attractions feature, allowing you to spend Poké Miles to play a Balloon popping game that grants a variety of items, including some evolution-inducing items. The new Global Link is also running a promotion from January 14th to March 3rd to give players the Discount Coupon, which allows the player to buy clothes at half price, though only once.
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.
While it's been a bit of a slow news week on the Pokémon X and Y front and with several of the larger Trading Card Game and Video Game tournaments winding down this month, it's the Pokémon Anime's turn to get an update! The Pokémon Anime is now entering its newest season, BW Adventures in Unova, starting this Saturday at 8:30am (7:30am Central Time) on Cartoon Network.
On top of that, there's a Pokémon marathon taking place Sunday, February 3rd on Cartoon Network, with several exciting episodes from the previous season, BW Rival Destinies, as well as a showing of the latest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice. Finally, at the tail end of the marathon, Saturday's episode from BW Adventures in Unova will be shown once again. This marathon begins at 11:00am (10:00am Central Time) and will go on for four hours.
On another note, the Keldeo distribution mentioned in a previous update is now live, so if you haven't picked up Keldeo already over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, now would be a great time to do so! The event lasts until February 12th and is available in all international regions.