GameStop Giving Away Shiny Happy Pokemon

Tom Goldman

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GameStop Giving Away Shiny Happy Pokemon



A new GameStop promotion is polishing up a trio of legendary Pokemon for elite trainers only.

Nintendo might be White [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/106451-Pokemon-Black-White-Celebrates-Release-Date-With-English-Trailer], but it hasn't forgotten about the previous DS Pokemon entries just yet. The month of January will see a promotion hosted at GameStop that features the giveaway of not one, not two, but three legendary Pokemon, and they're shiny to boot.

The Pokemon to be given away are shiny versions of Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. Shiny Pokemon are a color variant of regular Pokemon that usually have a sparkling animation and sound effect associated with them. Finding one is basically like buying a dog and discovering he can also peach-colored backwards hats [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h36YoC6Qrp4].

Shiny Raikou will be able to take advantage of the weather by using the Weather Ball move, shiny Entei can burn its opponents with the Flare Blitz, and shiny Suicune can use Sheer Cold to land a one-hit knock out (if lucky enough). All three will also have the ExtremeSpeed move, which inflicts damage with increased attack order priority.

You're going to want these Pokemon if you plan to get Pokemon Black & White, because transferring them to the upcoming titles will give players a chance to catch a SoulSilver [http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Zoroark_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29] to pick up these shiny beasts.

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Apr 28, 2008
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Awesome.

I wonder what level they'll be. I'm hoping that they'll be at level 5, like with Mew in the recent promotion.
 

Kukakkau

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Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so
 

Armored Prayer

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Ah yes I remember seeing a poster of this in a Gamestop a week ago.

Pretty neat overall, if I had the games I'd take part in this.
 

Lost In The Void

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Well fuck US only? Well time to suck up to my Yank friends in hope they'll let me use their Shineys to get that rarity
 

Tom Goldman

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Wow i guess people do own un modded versions of the DS pokemon games. I caved in and tinkered with mine a long time ago.
 

blarghblarghhhhh

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Kukakkau said:
Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so
The beasts are part of a promotion for the new movie that's going to be shown on cartoon network next month. The movie features zorua and zorak[sp?] as well as the three shiny beasts and celebi. Gamestop should be giving away the celebi pretty soon as well. It unlocks a special event in heart gold/soul silver.

I wouldn't really call a gamestop event a hard to attend event. They used to only give away pokemon at one time events in places like new york. That was bullshit. However most people can find a way to get to a gamestop/eb games if they really want to. Also this event isn't exclusive to america they just havnt announced it for anywhere else in the world yet. Be patient young grasshopper as long as you don't live out in the middle of nowhere your time will come.
 

CJ1145

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I'd definitely get these if I didn't still have a shred of dignity left. It's hard enough to purchase those damn games, but to go to store promotions for it? I'm sorry, that's too much. If only I had a child to get all these "gifts" for...
 

Heart of Darkness

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Hopefully the GameStop at my school will be in on this promotion. That should make getting Entei and Suicune easy enough to get.
 

Tom Goldman

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I have a pure heart(I think) but I don't have any of those pokemon games or a DS
 

Wakefield

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So pumped, my local EB is doing this (And I live in Canada).

Me and my friends are all over this.
 

Danpascooch

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I hope it's a discrete wireless connect thing. It is a bit embarrassing showing up for these things sometimes.
 

CJ1145

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Oh wait, oh God I just got the pun in the title. Damn my knowledge of REM music!
 

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Kukakkau said:
Yaaaay another US only giveaway....

Also the moves they come with kinda suck (besides extremespeed) and WHY do they do these "you can only catc it if you attend these rare events"

If your catch phrase is going to be gotta catch em all you should at least make it possible for all players to do so
Basically, this.
I live in Germany and thus won't be able to catch them all. :(

Edit: And oh yeah, REM ftw.
 

Gxas

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Gamestop is giving away illegitimate, basically, hacked legendaries? Created by Nintendo!? Hahaha! Awesome.

I can just picture the guys at Gamefreak being so lazy that they just take an action replay and make these that way.

I'll be getting them for sure, I mean, I want my Zoarark. However, I won't love them like I do my legitimate team members.