Last year, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company distributed nearly every event-only Pokémon known to commemorate the series’ 20th anniversary. In November, you had a chance at obtaining Genesect to your collection for a limited time only in the sixth-gen Pokémon games. Luckily, trainers can get the legendary Paleozoic Pokémon once again for Pokémon X/Y and Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in a special event. North American trainers can use the code “GENESECT20,” while European trainers can use “GENESECT2016.” These codes will only work until February 28th and cannot be used if you obtained Genesect in the November event.
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing mythical, legendary, and event-only Pokémon all year long as part of the celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary. Arceus was distributed earlier in the year, but if you missed out, you’ve got a second chance. Arceus is once again being distributed in sixth generation games in North America and Europe.
You can nab the Alpha Pokémon by entering the code “Arceus20” in your game in North America or “Arceus2016” in Europe. This will only work if you didn’t already download Arceus earlier this year. These codes are only valid until the end of the calendar year, so make sure you don’t miss your chance!
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing mythical, legendary, and event-only Pokémon all year long as part of the celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary, and this month’s giveaway is Meloetta. If you want to add the Melody Pokémon to your team, you can do so over the internet via the games’ built-in Mystery Gift feature. This event Meloetta is level 100 with the moves Quick Attack, Confusion, and Round, and it will be available to download until December 24th.
It’s time for another weekly installment of Gamnesia’s Game Clash! Every weekend, we pit two (or more) games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes. We’ve been doing a month of Pokémon battles in preparation for the launch of Pokémon Sun and Moon, and Generation III beat out Generation IV with 55% of the vote in last week’s poll.
The final Pokémon Game Clash takes us to the regions of Unova and Kalos. Pokémon Black and White left the past behind to focus on a new batch of Pokémon, then bucked tradition by leading into sequel games instead of a third version. X and Y introduced new mechanics like Mega Evolution and brought the series to Nintendo 3DS. Which generation is better? Cast your vote and join the debate!
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Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing mythical, legendary, and event-only Pokémon all year long as part of the celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary, and this month’s giveaway is a Level 100 Genesect. You can acquire the Paleozoic Pokémon right now by visiting certain retailers such as GameStop (varying by region) to receive a download code which you can redeem in any sixth generation Pokémon game. You can check out the Genesect announcement trailer by clicking above. To see what retailers are participating in this event in your region, check the round-up below.
United States – GameStop – November 1st through November 24th
Canada – EBGames – November 1st through November 24th
United Kingdom – GAME – November 1st through November 24th (Note: Some stores are having issues printing the codes at time of writing)
Australia & New Zealand – EBGames – November 1st through November 24th
Spain – GAME – November 1st through November 24th
Germany – GameStop – November 1st through November 24th
France – Micromania – November 2nd through November 28th
Italy – GameStop – November 1st through November 24th
Belgium – Nintendo Zone in Game Mania, FNAC CORA and Smartoys – November 1st through November 24th
Austria – GameStop – November 2nd through November 24th
Netherlands – Nintendo Zone in Game Mania – November 1st through November 24th
If you’re looking to get back into Pokémon, now’s a great time. Amazon currently has deals on Pokémon X, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and even the upcoming Sun and Moon versions, selling all of them for $32 a piece, or 20% off the normal price. If you want to take advantage of these deals, you can grab Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon by clicking those hyperlinks, and you can pick up any of the other three by clicking here.
Once you’ve acquired a code, you can boot up any sixth generation Pokémon and select “Receive Gift” and “Get With Code” to enter your code and download the rare and powerful Pokémon. Volcanion comes at level 70 with an Assault Vest as its hold item and Steam Eruption, Flamethrower, Hydro Pump, and Explosion as its moves.
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing mythical, legendary, and event-only Pokémon all year long as part of the celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary, and October is packed with giveaways. We recently reported on distribution events for Darkrai and Keldeo, and now North American players can download the “Mischief Pokémon” Hoopa as well!
If you’d like to snag this rare Pokémon, you can boot up a copy of any sixth generation Pokémon game and and enter the code “2016HOOPA” to claim your prize. Hoopa comes holding a Smoke Ball, and it knows the moves Hyperspace Hole, Psychic, Astonish, and Nasty Plot. This event will only last through October 9th, so don’t miss out!
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing mythical, legendary, and event-only Pokémon all year long as part of the celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary. Keldeo just became available, and in just over a week another distribution event will begin. As promised back in August, Pokémon trainers can look forward to Volcanion this month, and The Pokémon Company has just revealed that its distribution begins in the US on October 10th. You’ll only be able to acquire Volcanion at GameStop through October 31st, so don’t miss out!
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The incredibly popular and beloved Pokémon franchise turned twenty years old in February, and The Pokémon Company is celebrating all year long in various ways. As part of the festivities, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing mythical, legendary, and event-only Pokémon to players of sixth generation Pokémon games each month. October’s distribution Pokémon is Keldeo, and it’s available starting tomorrow!
Keldeo comes at level 100 with the moves Aqua Jet, Leer, Double Kick, and Bubble Beam, and its special ability is Justified. You can download it in any sixth generation Pokémon via Nintendo Network, and it will be available through October 24th. If you live in Europe, it may already be available in your region. You can check out a trailer by clicking above!
The immensely popular Pokémon franchise turned twenty years old earlier this year, and as part of the celebration, The Pokémon Company is distributing almost every event-only Pokémon this year, making some of the rarest Pokémon around readily available to fans. Darkrai was distributed back in May, but if you missed out the first time around, you have another chance.
The Pokémon Company has made Darkrai available once again, this time until October 31st. All you need to do to nab one is boot up a copy of any sixth generation Pokémon game and input the code “Darkrai20.” This is the same Pokémon that was given out at GameStop, so if you received that one, you won’t be able to get another one.
All Pokémon fans know that the goal is to “catch ’em all,” but one player figured that alone wasn’t challenging enough. Matthew Johnson decided two years ago that he would attempt to complete the PokéDex in Pokémon X without ever collecting a single badge. Johnson didn’t trade his own Pokémon over from another file or use any cheating devices, and he limited himself to accepting no more than ten Pokémon from any one person.
Speaking with Kotaku, Johnson explained how he was able to flesh out much of his Dex through the long, painstaking process of capturing common Pokémon and utilizing Wonder Trade.
“I started small, [capturing] all of the Pokémon surrounding Santalune [the starting city]. Then I started training those [captured] Pokemon, and fully researching when they all evolve, and what it takes. I got a lot of Zigzagoons, Pidgeys, and other basic area Pokémon. On rare occasions I would get a Pokémon I was hunting for for the Dex.” — Matthew Johnson
This strategy only worked for so long, however, as there’s a very limited amount of money available to the player early in the game, and eventually he couldn’t afford Poké Balls. Johnson recalls, “I began to lose faith. I was out of money in-game, I was out of Pokeballs, and I was on my last Pokémon to wonder trade away.”
Eventually, Johnson turned to the Pokémon Global Link, cashing in PokéMiles for prizes like Rare Candies, evolution stones, and Poké Balls. As his Dex came closer to completion, Johnson used outlets like r/PokemonTrades and GameStop distribution to grab powerful Pokémon and trade them for his missing entries. Two years and 837 in-game hours later, he finally completed his mission.
Pokémon is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year with numerous distributions of impossible-to-find Legendaries, and for players in Europe, this month is giving you a chance to both get a new one and catch one you might’ve missed earlier. Alongside Victini, European players are getting a second chance to download their own Darkrai, who was initially available back in May through download codes from certain stores.
If you missed this chance, though, you can now grab this creature in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire by going to Mystery Gift’s “Receive via Code” section and typing in “DARKRAI2016.” Note that if you already got Darkrai in the original distribution, you won’t be able to use this method to obtain a second one.
Will you be using this chance to grab the Pitch-Black Pokémon? Did you already get one back in May? Let us know in the comments!
The incredibly popular and beloved Pokémon franchise turned twenty years old in February, and The Pokémon Company is celebrating all year long in various ways. As part of the festivities, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing mythical, legendary, and event-only Pokémon to players of sixth generation Pokémon games each month. September’s distribution Pokémon is Victini, and it’s available right now in Europe and Australia as an in-game Mystery Gift. It’s expected that Victini will be available in North America later today, and you’ll be able to grab the powerful Psychic/Fire type through September 24th.
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing special Event Pokémon throughout the year in celebration of the beloved franchise’s 20th anniversary. The latest giveaway for Europe and Australia has just been announced, and this time around it’s Meowth. This special Meowth comes with the sixth generation move Happy Hour, which doubles the amount of money you earn from battles.
This money-maker comes at level 20 with Happy Hour, Screech, Bite, and Fake Out as its moves. Its ability is Pickup, and its IVs, nature, and gender are randomized. You can acquire one for yourself by using the serial code HAPPY.
The NPD group will be publishing their full video game sales report for July later today, but Nintendo just put out a response detailing the victory of the Nintendo 3DS in hardware and software sales. According to the response, the Nintendo 3DS sold 80% better in July of this year than in 2015 and earned the top spot as #1 platform for the month.
Monster Hunter Generations also became the best selling game for any system last month, and Pokémon games saw a major boost over their performance last year, likely thanks to the influence of Pokémon GO. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire saw an 80% increase in sales, while X and Y sold 200% better than July 2015. As a final success, five of the top eleven games were for Nintendo platforms during July.
– The Nintendo 3DS family of systems sold nearly 80 percent more units this July compared to the same time period a year ago, and finished as the overall best-selling video game system in July. On the software side, Capcom’s Monster Hunter Generations emerged as the best-selling game for any system.
– July sales of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games for Nintendo 3DS were over 80 percent higher than July 2015. The games launched in November 2014.
– July sales of the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games for Nintendo 3DS were almost 200 percent higher than a year ago. The games launched in October 2013 and finished No. 16 and No. 22 on July’s best-sellers list, respectively.
– Games playable on Nintendo systems claimed five of the top 11 spots on the July best-sellers list. These include Monster Hunter Generations from Capcom at No. 1, Minecraft: Wii U Edition from Microsoft at No. 6, Pokémon Omega Ruby at No. 8, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire at No. 10 and Kirby: Planet Robobot at No. 11.
– The Nintendo 2DS system has crossed the 2 million lifetime sales mark in the U.S.
*Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.
Do you already have a 3DS and these games, or did Pokemon GO convince you to buy some of them? Let us know in the comments!
Gamescom 2016 kicks off in Cologne, Germany in just a week, and soon thousands of players will be enjoying upcoming video game adventures. Adding to the fun, The Pokémon Company has announced that they’ll be giving away two shiny Legendary Pokémon. Gamescom attendees will be able to pick up a code card that’s good for a shiny Xerneas and a shiny Yveltal, the two primary Legendary Pokémon of Pokémon X & Y. These giveaways are identical to the Xerneas and Yveltal distributed in Europe back in May, so if you already snagged them then, you won’t be able to download them a second time.
The incredibly popular and beloved Pokémon franchise turned 20 years old in February, and The Pokémon Company is celebrating all year long in various ways. As part of the festivities, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing mythical, legendary, and event-only Pokémon to players of sixth generation Pokémon games each month. Darkrai was distributed during the month of May, but if you missed out on grabbing one then, you have another chance.
If you’re a member of the Pokémon Trainer Club, you’ll receive a download code for Darkrai in September. This is the same Darkrai that was distributed back in May, so if you already received it then, you can’t get a second one. If you’re planning to snag a code, you’ll need to register for the Pokémon Trainer Club before August 24th. The download code will be valid until November 30th, 2016.
Ever since the release of Pokémon GO, sales for Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL have been rising consistently in the United Kingdom. Last week, both consoles saw a huge spike, selling 234% and 222% of what they sold during the same period last year despite the fact that no major game releases took place last month. Similarly, sales for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon X and Y have gone up; all four titles were among the top thirty best-selling games in the U.K. last week, making Nintendo the most successful boxed games publisher in the nation. All together, the four games sold over 9,000 copies.
All of these spikes in sales are being attributed to Pokémon GO, the new mobile game that’s reigniting the Pokémon craze of the 1990s. Pokémon GO has been the most downloaded iOS game in the U.K. every week since its launch, and its popularity has helped the gaming community regain its interest in the Pokémon franchise. Sales for Pokémon trading cards, toys, and clothing items are reportedly rising in the U.K. as well, as are the number of preorders for the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon.
The existence of the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion was leaked years ago, and The Pokémon Company finally officially unveiled it with a trailer late last year. Japanese gamers were treated to a free Volcanion if they saw the latest Pokémon movie in theaters, and North American and European gamers will soon be able to acquire the powerful Pokémon as well.
The Pokémon Company has announced that GameStop will be distributing Volcanion (via download code) in North America throughout October. Volcanion is also coming to Europe, and GameStop will be handling its distribution in at least Germany and Italy. Volcanion comes at level 70 with the moves Steam Eruption, Flamethrower, Hydro Pump, and Explosion, and it has an Assault Vest as its hold item. You’ll be able to donwload Volcanion to Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire.