GameStop Giving Away Shiny Happy Pokemon

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GameStop Giving Away Shiny Happy Pokemon

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A new GameStop promotion is polishing up a trio of legendary Pokemon for elite trainers only.

Nintendo might be changing its focus to Pokemon Black & White, but it hasn't forgotten about the previous DS Pokemon entries just yet. The month of January will see a promotion hosted at GameStop that features the giveaway of not one, not two, but three legendary Pokemon, and they're shiny to boot.

The Pokemon to be given away are shiny versions of Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. Shiny Pokemon are a color variant of regular Pokemon that usually have a sparkling animation and sound effect associated with them. Finding one is basically like buying a dog and discovering he can also play basketball. In the case of this GameStop promotion, the shiny Pokemon will know new moves not normally available to them. Unfortunately, none of the three will be wearing peach-colored backwards hats.

Shiny Raikou will be able to take advantage of the weather by using the Weather Ball move, shiny Entei can burn its opponents with the Flare Blitz, and shiny Suicune can use Sheer Cold to land a one-hit knock out (if lucky enough). All three will also have the ExtremeSpeed move, which inflicts damage with increased attack order priority.

You're going to want these Pokemon if you plan to get Pokemon Black & White, because transferring them to the upcoming titles will give players a chance to catch a Zoroark, which is apparently not available through regular gameplay. Shiny Raikou will be available at participating GameStop stores from January 3-9, shiny Entei from January 17-23, and shiny Suicune from January 31 to February 6. Players must have a pure heart and Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver to pick up these shiny beasts.

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Awesome.

I wonder what level they'll be. I'm hoping that they'll be at level 5, like with Mew in the recent promotion.

Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so

Irridium:
Awesome.

I wonder what level they'll be. I'm hoping that they'll be at level 5, like with Mew in the recent promotion.

Probably Lv 40

Ah yes I remember seeing a poster of this in a Gamestop a week ago.

Pretty neat overall, if I had the games I'd take part in this.

Can't wait to pick up these beasts.

Well fuck US only? Well time to suck up to my Yank friends in hope they'll let me use their Shineys to get that rarity

Wow i guess people do own un modded versions of the DS pokemon games. I caved in and tinkered with mine a long time ago.

Kukakkau:
Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so

The beasts are part of a promotion for the new movie that's going to be shown on cartoon network next month. The movie features zorua and zorak[sp?] as well as the three shiny beasts and celebi. Gamestop should be giving away the celebi pretty soon as well. It unlocks a special event in heart gold/soul silver.

I wouldn't really call a gamestop event a hard to attend event. They used to only give away pokemon at one time events in places like new york. That was bullshit. However most people can find a way to get to a gamestop/eb games if they really want to. Also this event isn't exclusive to america they just havnt announced it for anywhere else in the world yet. Be patient young grasshopper as long as you don't live out in the middle of nowhere your time will come.

No hats? then what's the point?:(

I'd definitely get these if I didn't still have a shred of dignity left. It's hard enough to purchase those damn games, but to go to store promotions for it? I'm sorry, that's too much. If only I had a child to get all these "gifts" for...

Hopefully the GameStop at my school will be in on this promotion. That should make getting Entei and Suicune easy enough to get.

So what do we do? Just go into Gamestop with a DS and they give us a code or something?

I have a pure heart(I think) but I don't have any of those pokemon games or a DS

So pumped, my local EB is doing this (And I live in Canada).

Me and my friends are all over this.

I hope it's a discrete wireless connect thing. It is a bit embarrassing showing up for these things sometimes.

Oh wait, oh God I just got the pun in the title. Damn my knowledge of REM music!

Kukakkau:
Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so

Basically, this.
I live in Germany and thus won't be able to catch them all. :(

Edit: And oh yeah, REM ftw.

Mind me asking if UK Gamestop's will host this promotion as well, or is it US only?

Gamestop is giving away illegitimate, basically, hacked legendaries? Created by Nintendo!? Hahaha! Awesome.

I can just picture the guys at Gamefreak being so lazy that they just take an action replay and make these that way.

I'll be getting them for sure, I mean, I want my Zoarark. However, I won't love them like I do my legitimate team members.

Bloodstain:

Kukakkau:
Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so

Basically, this.
I live in Germany and thus won't be able to catch them all. :(

Edit: And oh yeah, REM ftw.

Well you guys can catch them in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, just they won't have the special moves. This is basically for collectors and to draw some business in.

danpascooch:
I hope it's a discrete wireless connect thing. It is a bit embarrassing showing up for these things sometimes.

When you see a small group of males 18-30 with DSes in the food court right across from the Gamestop, sitting separately yet as close to the store as possible and not making eye contact, you know there's a Pokemon event going on.

Given the fact that each event lasts multiple days, I'm assuming it will be discrete.

Why would I want shiny?

Now, if they were perfectly IV-ed and had good natures...

I hate you, for now I have "Shiny Happy People" stuck in my head. :(
Give me any other R.E.M. song in the world, but not that one.

Oh yeah. GameStop. They could be giving away free blowjobs and I still wouldn't set foot in that hellhole they call a store. I have plenty of legendary beasts already anyway, and you know they'll do a separate wi-fi event for Zoroark later on once Black and White are actually out in the states.

icyneesan:

Bloodstain:

Kukakkau:
Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so

Basically, this.
I live in Germany and thus won't be able to catch them all. :(

Edit: And oh yeah, REM ftw.

Well you guys can catch them in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, just they won't have the special moves. This is basically for collectors and to draw some business in.

But we cannot catch a Zoroark.

Besides, I'm a perfectionist and a collector. So yeah.

Yay!!!!

This time I'm actually pay attention to the deadlines.

Kukakkau:
Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so

umm your completely wrong but kudos for trying. If you have the old games then you can port t hem forward, just without the shiny and the "new moves".

bahumat42:

Kukakkau:
Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so

umm your completely wrong but kudos for trying. If you have the old games then you can port t hem forward, just without the shiny and the "new moves".

Besides the fact you need an event legendary dog to get zoroark?

Or you could hook your DS up to a gameshark that you own instead of the one at the kiosk in gamestop. I don't have any event pokemon but I decide I want any I will feal no remorse about picking up my own cheating device, instead of using nintendo's.

hyperdrachen:
Or you could hook your DS up to a gameshark that you own instead of the one at the kiosk in gamestop. I don't have any event pokemon but I decide I want any I will feal no remorse about picking up my own cheating device, instead of using nintendo's.

Except then your pokemon are not considered legit and people can tell. As well as Nintendo.

Kukakkau:

bahumat42:

Kukakkau:
Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so

umm your completely wrong but kudos for trying. If you have the old games then you can port t hem forward, just without the shiny and the "new moves".

Besides the fact you need an event legendary dog to get zoroark?

check the wording "currently not available through play" focus on the currently. Nintendo aren't dicks. There will be a way eventually, this is just for impatient people.

Bloodstain:

icyneesan:

Bloodstain:

Basically, this.
I live in Germany and thus won't be able to catch them all. :(

Edit: And oh yeah, REM ftw.

Well you guys can catch them in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, just they won't have the special moves. This is basically for collectors and to draw some business in.

But we cannot catch a Zoroark.

Besides, I'm a perfectionist and a collector. So yeah.

Well according to the bulbapedia entry, Zoroark is the evolution of Zorua, so presumably you can get one by catching a Zorua.

Tom Goldman:

Shiny Raikou will be able to take advantage of the weather by using the Weather Ball move, shiny Entei can burn its opponents with the Flare Blitz, and shiny Suicune can use Sheer Cold to land a one-hit knock out (if lucky enough). All three will also have the ExtremeSpeed move, which inflicts damage with increased attack order priority.

I'm pretty sure Zap Cannon is a new addition to Raikou's move list, too.

bahumat42:

Kukakkau:

bahumat42:

umm your completely wrong but kudos for trying. If you have the old games then you can port t hem forward, just without the shiny and the "new moves".

Besides the fact you need an event legendary dog to get zoroark?

check the wording "currently not available through play" focus on the currently. Nintendo aren't dicks. There will be a way eventually, this is just for impatient people.

I'd have to disagree - they always have event only pokemon. Last gen had darkrai, cresselia and shaymin (and some more I think). Gen before had jirachi and deoxys. And before was celebi and mew

Following the trend I'd say there's gonna be a few a event only ones since the numbers of them are increasing each gen

Hopefully they will make zoroark available to all - because it seems awesome and I have a beast of an idea what to do with it in versus matches

Eri:

hyperdrachen:
Or you could hook your DS up to a gameshark that you own instead of the one at the kiosk in gamestop. I don't have any event pokemon but I decide I want any I will feal no remorse about picking up my own cheating device, instead of using nintendo's.

Except then your pokemon are not considered legit and people can tell. As well as Nintendo.

The checks for pokemon legitimacy are not likely what you think they are. In the case of these three they might have some serial number convention that would identify them but I give the internet 2 weeks to figure it out and copy it. Other than that most legitimacy checks involve your pokemons IVs. Certian values/combinations of values throw a red flag. Illegal move, or ability mixes will also throw it off. Moreso the abilities because several event pokemon have moves they cannot actually learn.

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