Mythical Pokemon being distributed throughout 2016

How do you obtain these? I'm not a pokemon player but my kid is, so I'd like to get these for him. Do I just open up the game and... it's there? Do I have to claim it somehow?
 

Lashley

Why does he wear the mask!?
How do you obtain these? I'm not a pokemon player but my kid is, so I'd like to get these for him. Do I just open up the game and... it's there? Do I have to claim it somehow?
Some, yes. Via mystery gift.

Some you have to trail to the shop. No idea why in 2016, but there we are.
 
Except they added that Google Images event in HGSS where Arceus literally creates Dialga, Palkia or Giratina.

The "too difficult" reason was dumb though. You were required to go through Spear Pillar to complete the story so all they had to say is go to Spear Pillar at the top of Mt. Coronet. The game basically takes over from there. Not to mention that the Oak's Letter event for Shaymin needed to go though a postgame-only section of Victory Road.
Yeah, it would have been cool.

Ah well I plan to buy an action replay so I will be able to do it for real.

Awesome stuff. Glad that we finally have access to Manaphy again.
Screw Manaphy, Phione is where it's at. ;p
 
Some, yes. Via mystery gift.

Some you have to trail to the shop. No idea why in 2016, but there we are.
Because good advertising partners are very helpful. A lot of kids will only know about these from seeing in the ads in Gamestop. Not all Pokemon players visit NeoGAF.

Bu... But... There are no Gamestop stores in Spain... :(
Then you should probably wait for the Europe details
 

Lashley

Why does he wear the mask!?
Because good advertising partners are very helpful. A lot of kids will only know about these from seeing in the ads in Gamestop. Not all Pokemon players visit NeoGAF.



Then you should probably wait for the Europe details
There's absolutely nothing stopping them from having codes in store and having them available via wifi too.
 

SovanJedi

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If this comes to europe it will be GAME who have the store ones and will typically hold them to ransom as usual where they say its with pre-orders etc
Eh? I've gotten a few codes from GAME and not once were they tied to any pre-orders. I just go up to the counter and ask, and they just give it to me.
 
This is great. I can finally get more rare pokemon.

Do we get the mythical pokemon in a list like this every year? I like this.
No. This is a special occasion thanks to the anniversary.

Do you get two Mew if you have a version of both XY and ORAS?
No. You'll need to have someone go in and grab you a second code.

Really hate how there's no Canada info. Hopefully we aren't going to be ignored like the last few event Pokemon.
EB games has gotten the previous Gamestop events IIRC. I don't see why these would be different.
 
This is VERY important!
Are the codes regionfree? Or do I need to get a US copy of one of the VIth gen games?
It will determine if I get to pick 1 or 3 codes.
 
Do you get two Mew if you have a version of both XY and ORAS?
for previous gamestop events, the codes given out were single-use. idk if the gamestop policy is one card per customer, one per game, or employee discretion.

wifi events are done one per save file, but that doesn't help with mew
 
they're totally legit.
No they're not if you used a cloning glitch to get them. They also hold no value to players that only collect 100% legit Pokémon.

Cloning also means they're not unique.They all have the same values which removes everything special about them when 30 other players have the same exact Pokemon.
 
Codes are regionlocked. So if you have a US game you'll need a US code
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Damn it I have to bother my friends in the EU again!
Hoopa wasn't already that easy to get damn it!
Ok I guess there's no choice but to get 1 code here for the US copy we have access and the others from the old continent.
Damn it tPC, can't you do anything right?
I really only want Gen I, II, IV and VI legendaries...
 
EB games has gotten the previous Gamestop events IIRC. I don't see why these would be different.
We didn't get Hoopa, which had nothing to do with EB Games, so now everyone is starting to believe it's going to be the norm from now on.

So far we have gotten all Gen VI events that have been distributed on GameStop in the US.
 
We didn't get Hoopa, which had nothing to do with EB Games, so now everyone is starting to believe it's going to be the norm from now on.

So far we have gotten all Gen VI events that have been distributed on GameStop in the US.
You still might. Hoopa only just got announced for Australia.
 
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Damn it I have to bother my friends in the EU again!
Hoopa wasn't already that easy to get damn it!
Ok I guess there's no choice but to get 1 code here for the US copy we have access and the others from the old continent.
Damn it tPC, can't you do anything right?
I really only want Gen I, II, IV and VI legendaries...
You should keep an eye on the ORAS OT as there have been multiple Gaffers giving away EU codes in the past - assuming some of the Pokemon are serial code distributions in Europe as well
 

foxuzamaki

Doesn't read OPs, especially not his own
I always thought the difference between legendaries and mythicals were like the pokemon that are used to sell the game like Lugia or xerneas and mythicals were low tier, still pretty big but not quite as epic pokemon like the 3 dog pokemon, mew, serebii etc. Which usually those are event pokemon .
 
You should keep an eye on the ORAS OT as there have been multiple Gaffers giving away EU codes in the past - assuming some of the Pokemon are serial code distributions in Europe as well
Thanks.
I think I 'll have an easier time with my friends I feel.
I play pkmn sparring enough and most OTs can be a bit daunting most of the time.
 
Wow, I'll actually be able to truly complete my living dex, I had almost stopped caring about the mythical Pokemon I'm missing.

I never thought I'd see something reasonable done with the event Pokemon in NA.
 
Finally! Let's hope that in Europe we'll also get most of them through Nintendo Network, and if we could get all of them through it, even better!
 
Awesome, I have most of these pokemon already, but there are a few I missed out on over the years so it's great that there will be another opportunity to get them. Only issue with this is some of them I have to go to gamestop (or in my case eb games) for, like seriously why? Just make them all available through the Nintendo Network.