Gamestop And Nintendo Giving Away Shiny Legendary Pokémon

By Ishaan . January 3, 2011 . 6:13pm

Nintendo and Gamestop are teaming up for a special Pokémon Black/White promo that you’re probably going to love if you’re a hardcore Pokémon player — Shiny legendaries.


And by Shiny, we mean one of those evasive “1 in 8,192” monsters that are a different colour from their regular breeds. Starting this month, Gamestop are going to be giving away a Shiny Raikou, Entei and Suicune.


If you’re in the U.S. or Canada, here are the dates for the giveaways:


Shiny Raikou – January 3rd through January 9th

Shiny Entei – January 17th through January 23rd

Shiny Suicune – January 31st through February 6th, 2011


You’ll need your DS and a copy of Pokémon Diamond or Pearl or Platinum or HeartGold or SoulSilver if you want to grab one (or all) of the above. You also can’t have more than two Wonder Cards in your possession.


Wait, there’s more! If you transfer any of the three Shiny legendary dogs to Pokémon Black/White once they release, you’ll get to catch Zoroark, who can’t be caught in the games through normal means.

  • Dude this is simply awesome! Shiny legit pokemon, thats legit yo!!!! Shiny Suicune is just awesome and for a new pokemon in the Black and White as well? Nintendo is just awesome!!!!!!

    I can get them for my two copies of PKMN Pearl, PKMN Diamond, and PKMN Heartgold, thats like 4 of each one!!!

    • PersonaBull

      You’re intense, bro!!!!!

      Trade some of those my way so I don’t have to go look like a tool going into my local judgemental gamestop asking for pokemans.

      • They should have the Download on even at night so you don’t have to go inside to do it just be near the store like be right in front of it unless they turn it off.

        • PersonaBull

          Oh, is it just a mystery gift thing? I’ll park in front of the store and do it from there then, if so. Then I’ll go in and find something to spend my $25 gift card I got for christmas on.

          I think I like this new strategy <3

      • You just go in and whip out your ds and connect to their wifi station, no interaction is needed at all with the gamestop attendees, never downloaded a demo from their demo stand there before either?

  • “If you’re in the U.S. or Canada, here are the dates for the giveaways:”

    *mumble* *mumble**groan*

    • I feel your pain. :(

    • Maybe you could get Tsuna’s Friend Code? He has more than enough to share with the 2 of you.
      *runs from incoming projectiles*

    • Aw. :( Hopefully the rest of us will get them soon too.

  • I already got mine! ^_^

  • ChaosPaladinFayt

    Honestly, at this point, I think it’s way too late. Considering a lot of ppl just hacked for them, or have friends that hacked for them and traded.

    • You can hack the “Fateful Encounter” flag onto Pokemon?

      • ChaosPaladinFayt

        As a matter of fact, yes, you can.

  • PrinceHeir

    i really hate this exclusive in game store deals, why not put it to every cartridge and be done with it? but then again there’s AR Max for DS, gotta catch them all right :D

    • I dislike it when it involves multiple stores, gamestop is more numerous than toys r us, if I remember so I hate it when we have to go to both places to get the pokemon.

      • PrinceHeir

        that’s why we have AR Max my friend ^^

  • Oh hey, there’s a gamestop right by my work and I have an hour lunch break every day…

  • Already got two: one on Platinum and one on HeartGold. Still isn’t as great as the shiny event Eevee and Milotic I have.

  • Joanna

    I was happy to hear this was extended to Canada (finally NoA realizes there is a big land mass above them called Canada that is part of North America). I got both Raikou and Entei, just waiting for Suicune now. :3

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