Shiny Legendary Pokemon Giveaway at GameStop Stores

By Kieran Mackintosh On 29 Jul, 2013 At 09:11 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, Nintendo 3DS | With 5 Comments
GameSpot - Shiny Pokémon Giveaway

Extremely rare, shiny fourth-gen legendary pokemon to be given away this August!

For those Pokemon fans who want to fill out their Pokédex, particularly those who are avid shiny collectors, there are going to be a few weeks in August where you will get your chance to collect the three major Legendary pokemon from Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum — in Shiny!

Dropped in my gmail earlier on today, I received word that the Pokemon Company International will be giving away Shiny versions of Legendary pokemon Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina at participating GameStop stores in the US. It isn’t stated that this giveaway will be occurring in countries outside of America.

There will be three distribution events for all three Legendary pokemon, one each. Each event will last for three weeks. The first event will last for three weeks, where you will be able to receive the first of the three Legendaries; then the second event will begin, which will also last for three weeks; rinse and repeat for the third event.

Dialga, Palkia, Giratina

The whole giveaway event, from start to finish, will start on August 19 and end on September 30. The full schedule is detailed below, along with which pokemon you will receive on each date:

  • Shiny Dialga: Monday, August 19th, 2013 – Sunday, September 8th, 2013;
  • Shiny Palkia: Monday, September 9th, 2013 – Sunday, September 29th, 2013;
  • Shiny Giratina: Monday, September 30th, 2013 – Sunday, October 20th, 2013.

All you will need to claim these Shiny Legendaries is either your copy of Pokemon Black/White or Pokemon Black 2/White 2 and a 3DS or a DS system. You don’t necessarily need a 3DS to collect these pokemon, I assume. Going on a hunch, you may use any DS system (DSi, DS Lite, the original DS, etc.) to collect your Shiny Legendaries. It is not stated that you must be connected to Wi-Fi in order to receive the pokemon. 

It is also not stated that you can use Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum to collect the pokemon. This is most likely because the pokemon will have stats that are only compatible with fifth-gen and not fourth-gen.

You will also need to have your Pokédex within the game and have no more than 11 Wonder Cards in your possession. For those who don’t know Wonder Cards essentially act as the receipt of a Mystery Gift you have received, which may be obtained via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or Wireless. You can only hold a certain number of these before you have to delete some at your own discretion.

Canadian players have a different schedule. The giveaway event will start on August 30 and last until September 27 at participating EB Games stores across Canada. The schedule for you guys is as follows:

  • Shiny Dialga: Friday, August 30th, 2013 –  September 12th, 2013;
  • Shiny Palkia: Friday, September 13th, 2013 – Friday, September 26th, 2013;
  • Shiny Giratina: Friday, September 27th, 2013 – Friday, October 18th, 2013.

We have reached out to the Pokemon Company International about whether you require to be connected to Wi-Fi in order to receive the pokemon. Please stay tuned!

ADDENDUM: The giveaway is also coming to the UK! All three Shiny Legendaries will be available at participating GAME stores across the UK. The same dates and schedules apply.

UPDATE: The Pokemon Company have gotten back to us! You can either use your 3DS or your DS to collect the pokemon, and you will need Pokemon Black/White or Pokemon Black 2/White 2. Nothing was said about any Wi-Fi connectivity. I would suggest assuming so nonetheless.

Will you be participating in the pokemon giveaway to receive Shiny versions of Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina? Let us know in the comments!

Chirps to the Pokemon Company International. Thank you for reading, and I’ll catch you next time!

Kieran "KingSongbird" Mackintosh was a fledgling freelance videogame journalist. He has resigned due to RL issues, but yearns to come back with a vengeance! His gaming interests lie in anything Sci-Fi, but he has a particular soft spot for RTSs, City Builders and any game that allows him to fly. He prefers visual aesthetics over graphical fidelity and values story, animation and character development over gameplay. For updates and shenanigans, follow him @KingSongbird!
  • danielle wedlake

    i.love.the.poster.so.much.

    • http://kingsongbird.tumblr.com/ Kieran Mackintosh

      Why, thank you! Please stay tuned for more Pokémon news! :P

  • Leah

    Is it possible to get these pokemon on my soulsilver version?

    • jguth

      no

  • Con

    is this giveaway available in gamestop in Rep. of Ire.