Chile Direct: Pikachu 3DSXL & Meloeta out soon in the US - @ Awesome Pokemon event!

#1
Woop woop

Fire Blast me if old

Guys, this is my first time posting in this thread. I would do a new Thread for it (since I'm very proud and the announcements were pretty cool) but obviously, I can't.

Yesterday in Chile we celebrated a HUGE pokémon-only, fan-created, "nintendo-supported" event. The Pokémon Day Chile 2013. It was amazing.
(Why is Nintendo in-between quotes? because it was supported by the main distributor of Nintendo in the Country)

With more than 2000 people assisting the event, it was the biggest pokémon event in SouthAmerica, with LOADS of cosplay, a huge show of community projects, a lot of pokémon shops and the biggest fan-made pokémon tournament in Chile, with more than 250 participants. And a TCG tournament with 54 people.

The distributor even brought TWO Official Nintendo CTR-streaming thingies (to show 3DSs in televisions/big screens) for the B2W2 tournament. Don't forget this is a fan-made event!

We had a flashmob doing the "mite mite ☆ kochichi", I haven't found the official video for it so I'll post it later. Also, make sure to watch the cosplays!


You can find more photos in the different galleries the assistants have been uploading at the Event's fb page. Will delete if it's too annoying.

I know you are thinking now: "I'm not interested, this was in Chile, not my own country after all"

But then again, there were three pretty interesting announcements by Nintendo for you guys, the first two are dated for March, near of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Gates to Infinity release date.

  • A physical distribution Meloetta Event was announced for two local VG Shops. (this means most likely GameStop will have its own distribution event in March, too. Since every event from GS has been applied here in those two local VG Shops.)
  • The Special Edition Pikachu 3DSXL was announced and the pre-order is now available here. (Protip: Chile uses the same 3DS system as the US. So this is an American Pikachu 3DSXL. There likely will be an announcement soon about this in the US)
  • A "Pokémon South American Challenge" was announced for next year. Meaning this will be the first fan-made, physical cross-country pokémon championship in South America.

Great, isn't it? I'm seriously grateful to the people that made this event possible. I seriously was on the verge of tears, since it was so amazing (and they showed a video from the first generations of games until today at the opening ceremony).
I'm so proud of being able to participate on it. (Think about it, we in Chile didn't have ANY kind of support nor interest by Nintendo for this kind of stuff until this).


Sorry if my English is kinda choppy!
 
#13
The only reason I don't want a Pikachu 3DS (and this may sound stupid), is because the cameras make it look like Pikachu has nipples :\



I'm down for that Charizard one though.
 

bernardobri

Steve, the dog with no powers that we let hang out with us all for some reason
#16
So wait, will Meloetta be distributed in local game shops here in Chile? That's very cool, actually. Which stores are going to do it?
 
#17
I'm chilean and it was a really big event considering we don't even exist for Nintendo, it was really promoted in Twitter too. It was a really good iniciative and i hope they make it next year again with pokemon X and Y, then i'll go.
 
#23
I've never understood why the DS/3DS LE designs are always upside down. You'd only ever see the design correctly when the machine is closed and whenever you use the machine it looks really weird.
 
#25
Triple dip triple dip triple dip, Don't care, I want it so baaad, this is bigger news than PXZ localization for me, I want that XL, really, seriously, and if they bring the Charizard one, I don't give two #$%$, I'm quadruple dipping, if only there was a way to get a JP one. :(
 
#28
I wish I could like that 3ds but there's something about it that makes it kind of ugly to me. Maybe because it's not completely yellow
 
#31
Wait wait wait wait wait. Now, I've been out of the loop regarding Pokemon for a very long time (like stopping at Red/Blue then getting Black/White 2 recently), but this Meloetta thing is something you have to go to a store for? What's the point of this Mystery Gift option in the menu then? It looks like it was designed for exactly this kind of thing.
 
#32
Wait wait wait wait wait. Now, I've been out of the loop regarding Pokemon for a very long time (like stopping at Red/Blue then getting Black/White 2 recently), but this Meloetta thing is something you have to go to a store for? What's the point of this Mystery Gift option in the menu then? It looks like it was designed for exactly this kind of thing.
It's a retailer-driven promotion to get you to come to the stores. Most of the events are done over Wi-fi nowadays, but they still have the in-store ones on occasion.
 

bernardobri

Steve, the dog with no powers that we let hang out with us all for some reason
#33
Wait wait wait wait wait. Now, I've been out of the loop regarding Pokemon for a very long time (like stopping at Red/Blue then getting Black/White 2 recently), but this Meloetta thing is something you have to go to a store for? What's the point of this Mystery Gift option in the menu then? It looks like it was designed for exactly this kind of thing.
There's a mixture of them. Some are over wifi, others are physical.

Microplay and Zmart I think i.e. the worst ones.
Thanks!
 
#43
I keep holding off on buying a 3ds / xl because they decide months down the road that these limited systems will come stateside. I'll grab this one only because I don't expect the Charizard system to be released here.
 
#48
This is great freakin news but now I'm conflicted!! Do I get the Fire Emblem bundle or wait for this? :O
It's kind of a toss-up. The Fire Emblem looks sexier, in my personal opinion, but is a 3DS model. The Pikachu Edition, however, is a 3DSXL [it improves on the original 3DS in every conceivable way, if you can handle the increased size] but doesn't look as nice as the FE 3DS [again, in my opinion].

Since I already own a launch Aque Blue 3DS I'll be passing on the Fire Emblem 3DS and purchasing the Pikachu 3DSXL instead.