Pokemon trainers in North America may want to hit up a McDonald’s sometime this month with their copies of Pokemon X, Pokemon Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. Hoopa, the legendary Mischief Pokemon, is now available for download at participating locations, meaning any McDonald’s that hosts a Nintendo Zone. To access the event, simply connect to the restaurant’s Nintendo Zone wifi (the one that’s listed as “attwifi”), then start up your game and go to Mystery Gift. Choose Get Via Internet, and you should be ready to pick up the Hoopa from the delivery girl in any Pokemon Center in-game. The event lasts until December 23.
It comes at level 50 and knows the moves Hyperspace Hole, Astonish, Psychic, and Nasty Plot. Its’ held item is a Focus Sash, and it will have a random nature. SPOILER WARNING! For those with Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire, if you bring your Hoopa to any Poke Mart, you will notice an extra clerk. Chat him up, and after an only slightly unnerving conversation, you will receive the Prison Bottle. This item will allow trainers to unlock Hoopa’s Unbound form, increasing its power and transforming its Hyperspace Hole attack into Hyperspace Fury. It also changes Hoopa’s type to Psychic and Dark. The transformation lasts either three days or until Hoopa is placed in a PC Box. This form is only accessible in ORAS. END SPOILER.
As a last note, for those of you, like myself, who have had trouble in the past getting the Nintendo Zone wifi and Internet to work properly; I was able to download the gift without having to go into the 3DS browser, and accepting the terms and conditions. The initial connection test may fail, but I was not prevented from accessing the event regardless. So, that’s one less Hoopa to jump through. That pun was terrible, and I apologize for nothing. Many players have already acquired a Hoopa through other means, but this event marks the first time the Pokemon is widely available to everyone. Now start using those three wishes.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.