Mythical Pokemon being distributed throughout 2016

#1
http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/mythical.html

For XY and ORAS. Currently only news for North America right now although I assume Europe will be the same when it comes to Nintendo Network events.

February: Mew (Gamestop)
March: Celebi (Nintendo Network)
April: Jirachi (Nintendo Network)
May: Darkrai (Gamestop)
June: Manaphy (Nintendo Network)
July: Shaymin (Nintendo Network)
August: Arceus (Gamestop)
September: Victini (Nintendo Network)
October: Keldeo (Nintendo Network)
November: Genesect (Gamestop)
December: Meloetta (Nintendo Network)

The European site confirms the distribution as well but has no specific information.
 
#3


Announce on their twitter on top of that n3DS bundle.

From Serebii:

Mew will be distributed from February 1st through February 24th at Gamespot, unknown elsewhere while Celebi will run from March 1st through March 24th on the Nintendo Network, Jirachi in April on the Nintendo Network, Darkrai in May at Gamestop, Manaphy in June via Nintendo Network, Shaymin in July via Nintendo Network, Arceus in August via Gamestop, Victini in September via Nintendo Network, Keldeo in October via Nintendo Network, Genesect in November at Gamespot in the US, unknown elsewhere and Meloetta in December via Nintendo Network
This is pretty fucking huge news as most these Pokemon have been forever relegated to obscure Japan only event status for the longest time. Now's the time to truly complete your Pokedex.
 
#4
As someone who doesn't necessarily follow Pokémon news, is there a reason they refer to legendary Pokémon as "mythical"?

Was legendary unofficial classification or was this a recent change?
 
#5
Japan always got these, it's nice that the Pokemon Company is finally acknowledging other regions.

Here comes the soft-resetting nightmare.

As someone who doesn't necessarily follow Pokémon news, is there a reason they refer to legendary Pokémon as "mythical"?

Was legendary unofficial classification or was this a recent change?
Generally legendaries are found in-game, while mythicals have to be given out through an event like what Mew was for the Gameboy games.
 
#7
As someone who doesn't necessarily follow Pokémon news, is there a reason they refer to legendary Pokémon as "mythical"?

Was legendary unofficial classification or was this a recent change?
Mythical refers to the pokemon who are only catchable through events. Legendary is for Pokemon who are special, but in game such as Mewtwo. Mythical was always used for event pokemon in Japan, but it's only recently been used for US
 
#8
As someone who doesn't necessarily follow Pokémon news, is there a reason they refer to legendary Pokémon as "mythical"?

Was legendary unofficial classification or was this a recent change?
Yeah. They recently started to classify the Legendaries you normally can't get ingame without redeeming limited time codes or downloads as being Mythical. Basically a higher tier of rarity. Deoxys used to be considered a Mythical but now anyone can get one during the end of Pokemon ORAS post-game content.
 
#9
As someone who doesn't necessarily follow Pokémon news, is there a reason they refer to legendary Pokémon as "mythical"?

Was legendary unofficial classification or was this a recent change?
Legends are the ones you can catch in game. Mythicals are the ones you can only get through TPC events.
 
#10
That's incredible! I really hope we get this in Europe as well. I'm honestly surprised at the amount of online distributions on that list :p
 
#12
Please come to Europe as well. But with all events as Nintendo Network events. Store events or similar events could just as well not exist at all for me.
 
#16
man they're just giving them away

there should be in game events to capture these guys, and the mystery gift just allows you to access them. like the faraway island in pokemon emerald.
 
#17
That's incredible! I really hope we get this in Europe as well. I'm honestly surprised at the amount of online distributions on that list :p
Please come to Europe as well. But with all events as Nintendo Network events. Store events or similar events could just as well not exist at all for me.
Please come to Europe!!
probably it will come... it's pretty much confirmed for UK (but not the methods yet) already

So if I took my copy of X to Gamestop, what exactly do I need to do in Feb to get Mew?
ask the person behind the counter for Mew download code
 
#19
http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/mythical.html

For XY and ORAS. Currently only news for North America right now although I assume Europe will be the same when it comes to Nintendo Network events.

February: Mew (Gamestop)
March: Celebi (Nintendo Network)
April: Jirachi (Nintendo Network)
May: Darkrai (Gamestop)
June: Manaphy (Nintendo Network)
July: Shaymin (Nintendo Network)
August: Arceus (Gamestop)
September: Victini (Nintendo Network)
October: Keldeo (Nintendo Network)
November: Genesect (Gamestop)
December: Meloetta (Nintendo Network)
I CAN FINALLY FINISH MY NATIONAL LIVING POKEDEX. THIS IS THE BEST NEW OF THE FOREVER.
 
#22
Arceus through gamestop??? UUUUGH..

for a person who doesn't live in US that is very discouraging since there hasn't been a distribution for this gen through the NN
 
#23
That's incredible! I really hope we get this in Europe as well. I'm honestly surprised at the amount of online distributions on that list :p
Please come to Europe as well. But with all events as Nintendo Network events. Store events or similar events could just as well not exist at all for me.
Please come to Europe!!
The European site confirms the distribution as well but has no specific information.
 
#24
man they're just giving them away

there should be in game events to capture these guys, and the mystery gift just allows you to access them. like the faraway island in pokemon emerald.
Well Shaymin, Darkrai, and Arceus had in-game events in their original games, you just needed a special item from wifi to activate the events.
 
#27
No Deoxys? While Deoxys is catchable in ORAS it is still considered a mythical as far as competitive rules and Pokedex completion goes (mythical is not require for completion). Plus if they had Deoxys they could start in January (move first 3 forward by 1 month, rest remain same).

Well Shaymin, Darkrai, and Arceus had in-game events in their original games, you just needed a special item from wifi to activate the events.
Am I right in remembering the item for Arceus was never released and for the Gen IV event it was just that an Arceus given to you. This might also be why mythical Pokemon stopped having special in-game events.
 
#35
How much of one of these games would I need to play to open up the ability to acquire these? I'm sort of playing through the series very slowly, but I'm tempted to skip ahead a bit (Probably to ORAS, since that's not a huge leap in the natural progression) to secure them.
 
#46
How much of one of these games would I need to play to open up the ability to acquire these? I'm sort of playing through the series very slowly, but I'm tempted to skip ahead a bit (Probably to ORAS, since that's not a huge leap in the natural progression) to secure them.
you would need to get the national dex which usally doesn't come till the end of the end of the game/post game

with ORAS you could power though, it's not that very hard and could be done in a couple sittings
 
#48
Mythical Pokemon are lame as hell, but at least people will be able to get them now.

Downloadable catching events would have been 1000x better, but I guess the whole idea of a mythical is 'a shiny and rather useless bauble you get handed for being in the right place at the right time' so I suppose this is in the correct spirit.