This year has been a blast for Pokémon fans around the world. The Pokémon 20th Celebration kicked off this year to celebrate 20 years of the franchise’s success. Accompanying the celebration are all sorts of events, ranging from in-store parties at participating Toys-R-Us locations to digital giveaways on the more recent 3DS titles. Check out what’s in store for May.
[su_heading size=”16″]Darkrai Spotlight Events[/su_heading]
Generally, each month has brought on a spotlight featured Pokémon, and for May, it’s Darkrai.
Participating GameStop stores will have Darkrai codes to give away between May 1st to May 24th. The “Pitch-Black Pokémon” comes with special powerful moves and an ability. Once players receive their card, they only have to enter the code into the game. Additionally, fans can pick up a limited edition 2″ Darkrai figurine as well as an 8″ crushed velvet plush. A special collection of trading cards will be released as well featuring a Darkrai pin and a foil Darkrai promo card. These items will only be around for a limited time, so hurry up and grab yours while you can.
Darkrai will also have TV special Pokémon events on Pokémon TV, featuring his full-length movie Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai. You can catch Pokémon TV on Pokemon.com and the Pokémon TV mobile app on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
[su_heading size=”16″]Pokémon X & Y Legendary Shinies[/su_heading]
Get the legendary X & Y Pokémon trio! Kalos’s Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde will be available for download on the Nintendo Network as mystery gifts, each for only one week. To sweeten the deal, Xerneas and Yveltal will be available in their shiny variants, making this an event you don’t want to miss out on. Check out the scheduled dates for release below:
- May 2nd to May 8th: Zygarde
- May 11th to May 17th: Shiny Xerneas
- May 20th to May 26th: Shiny Yveltal
The shiny Pokémon (including Zygarde in his Perfect Form) will also be available in special Pokémon: Trading Card Game tins.
[su_heading size=”16″]The Legendary Birds Newsletter Release[/su_heading]
Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres will finally be released in the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter. If you are a member, or signed up before April 22nd, and are able to receive the Trainer Club newsletter, you will receive the codes to obtain the legendary bird trio. The codes will be compatible with the Nintendo 3DS versions of the games. In addition to receiving the legendaries, trainers will also receive variants with special hidden abilities.
And there you have it. May is looking to be filled with plenty of merchandise and pocket monsters to keep even the most discerning fan happy. Get your 3DS ready, and go catch them all. For up to date announcements throughout the Pokémon 20th Celebration, visit Pokemon.com through the upcoming months.
What are you looking forward to the most? Tell us in the comments below!
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