Pokémon Surprise Announcement Is For A Pokémon Code Hunt

By Ishaan . September 16, 2013 . 8:14am


The surprise Pokémon announcement teased for this morning isn’t for a videogame, it’s for a website—Gottacatchemall.com. In order to access the website, you’ll need to enter the following code, displayed in the video above: XY1012.


Upon entering the site, you’ll be asked to sign up for an account, which will make you eligible for a Pokémon code hunt of sorts. From now until October 12th, The Pokémon Company will be hiding codes across the net, each of which will unlock one of the Pokéballs on the site.


Each ball contains a Pokémon, a digital gift, and a chance to win a prize, which includes items like a Nintendo 3DS XL, the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games and more.

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  • Minos

    Cool actually.

  • srand((unsigned)time(&t));

    To make it even more disappointing, it’s US exclusive.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Dont worry, I bet you other guys get a Eshop demo

      • but at least you guys have a chance to win a 3DS XL, a copies of a game or other goodies.

        • Steven Higgins

          Yeah, but those will be very rare, most of the time it’s be an Online Booster pack code or something. Probably only like 10-20 people will get one of the big prizes.

        • AuraGuyChris

          And what are the chances we’ll ever see those winners comment here? Slim to none.
          Oh well. I’ll embrace my mutated Lucario wallpaper.

    • J_Joestar

      it is pretty annoying just being north of the border but already excluded.

  • Jesse

    I don’t think that link works. D=

    • luzalE

      Make sure you turn off any ad-blockers. I didn’t get the “input code” window at first, either.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    In their defense, they didn’t have to do anything at all.

    • British_Otaku

      Yep, it’s hardly like we have waited years or so for a new game announcement then got some merchandise announced which happened to Okami recently.

      Pokemon X and Y are around the corner and Pokken is probably going to show up sooner or later (worst comes to worst and it gets Project Hammer’d, we still have the anime, main series and various spinoffs).

      It’s nice I suppose for people in the US, I would like it to be in the UK as well, but then they would still be missing out on a good number of English speaking countries, Japan and the world at large.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Yeah people need to calm down :/

        Don’t worry, I think you guys in the UK are going to get something like this too

  • Go2hell66

    Ok move along people nothing to see here

  • Herok♞

    I would have prefered an Eshop demo, but this really isn’t a big deal, they sent out one tweet about the event which is nothing at least they didn’t try making us think it was something big with a huge countdown site like some people. Square I am looking at you the TWEWY countdown still stings. So one tweet for something small is no big deal after all if it was Major news we would have a pokemon direct or something like that so this time you guys just let your expectations get the better of you.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      This^ people need to eat a oran berry and calm down

      • Jettythesunfish

        I’m not meaning to sound like an ass but I’m getting tired of seeing people post the new Pokemon like this, as if there aren’t people trying to avoid seeing them until the game comes out.

        And I try to do my best to avoid articles on Siliconera that discuss them, but then this happens.

        Maybe I should just avoid Pokemon-related articles altogether…

  • Highasthesky

    Pokemon you’re drunk, go home. See you in October.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    >Code hunting
    >US only

    • Espoir

      So unfair! >:(

    • Shady Shariest

      Why so surprised?

  • Ava1on

    Code to unlock the site: XY1012

    X7M4 – Xerneas
    X4C7 – Clauncher
    X2R4 – Bunnelby
    Y2P6 – Noivern
    Y8H7 – Yvetal
    Y5B6 – Spritzee
    X7C9 – Helioptile
    Y3F2 – Pangoro
    Y6J5 – Sylveon
    X8T9 – Litleo
    Y6V8 – Talonflame
    X3K5 – Chespin
    X5H8 – Fennekin
    X6P4 – Froakie
    Y4L6 – Skrelp
    Y8P4 – Pancham
    Y9D8 – Gogoat
    X4Q8 – Dedenne
    X7Q5 – Honedge
    X8G5 – Inkay
    X5T3 – Swirlix
    X9K3 – Malamar
    X5W8 – Fletching
    Y3S7 – Skiddo

    • Pdugna

      Thank you :D no 3DS XL though =/

    • AdenMaer

      I found this in the comment section of the YouTube vid :D

      • Thanks, but I don’t get it all, where do I find the codes? It says that they are all over the internet… so… where can I start? ._.

        • AdenMaer

          I just found that image by accident. I too don’t know how and where they found all the codes xD People in the internet really are something eh? :))

      • Steams

        Well, that just killed all the fun didn’t it?

      • rurin

        For some reason a couple of the codes aren’t working for me :/

        • FindingInsanity

          it’s because you have to wait till the hint is released silly willies.

      • King mogz

        11 of them don’t work for me :( Xerneas, Bunnelby, Yvetal, Helioptile, Sylveon, Litleo, Fennekin, Froakie, Skrelp, Fletching and Skiddo

    • Ava1on

      All codes posted.

    • FirstaLasto

      thanks much, but youre missing one.

      • Ava1on

        Which? There’s 24 and I posted 24

        • FirstaLasto

          weird, i counted it so many times and came up with 23, and when i entered them one by one there was one missing. But now i count 24. Guess i missed one, sorry.

    • platomaker


    • Raltrios

      Some of these aren’t working for me, says the code doesn’t exist. Do I have to do them in a specific order or something?

      EDIT: To be specific, it looks like only every other code is working for me.

      EDIT EDIT: Oookay, it actually seems to be random which ones don’t work…

      EDIT EDIT EDIT: Still not working, but why am I bothering? Canada doesn’t get in on this :/

    • Detrimont

      11 of these codes arent working for me :(

  • speedstersonic

    Ugh put in the free code so much it won’t let me unlock the last 7 :/

    Was kinda liking some of the free stuff. Bad coding on the site.

  • Pdugna

    YDK-K4RB-HA8-ALE Booster pack TCG code is what it said when i got it…just leave a comment if you redeemed it :D…

    • Shoryucas


  • Renaldi Saputra


  • Pdugna

    WQG-JEGH-W65-TDN Another online Booster pack code….dont care for these…just comment if you use it please

  • mewcus

    Y8P4 – Pancham

  • r0gamer940

    I’m missing 3 but when I go to type the code it says I already typed it

    • Ava1on

      Yep. Site is bugged. I had the same problem.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I can’t enter the Pokémon Code Hunt, :{ the computer I’m using is way to
    slow *my gaming computer got hit with fire blast without burn heal*
    good luck everyone

    • ZEROthefirst

      Don’t worry, the site’s bugged so half of the codes and such don’t work anyways lol

  • Victor Magos

    and how do i use the free wallpapers and stuff i get? lol

  • Miss_Madness

    You know what would be a smart idea. If they change the codes everyday instead of everyweek. Then to be even meaner they could hide them in website no one would think of going on. Because Idk I would have like to have fun with this.

  • Steven Higgins

    Am I the only one doing the ‘Who’s that Pokemon!?” thing while entering the codes?

    Almost made it without a bug. Then my Skiddo download said “file not found” at least it wasn’t anything I really wanted.

  • Placido Michael Cortorreal Flo

    ok…so what happens next, do those pokemon goes to your pokedex or something when xy comes out? or what?

  • Lazy

    For some reason some of the codes don’t work for me. The codes that don’t work are Yvetal, Heliptile, Litleo, Fennekin, Froakie, and Fletching.

    • Zangetsu777

      You got to wait until they reveal the hint on the site. and they said they will reveal them over time.

  • luzalE

    Interesting way to promote XY, though I personally didn’t like that video too much.

    I wonder why the rules page says a “Nintendo 3DS Handheld Video Game System”, ARV $200. It wouldn’t take up too much space to add the extra “XL”, would it?

  • AkiraScare

    not all codes work (-_-)

    • Akemi Homura

      They did earlier in the day. It looks like TPC made some of the codes time sensitive, in that they can only be put in and recognized later on in the promotion.

    • Zangetsu777

      You got to wait until they reveal the hint on the site. and they said they will reveal them over time.

  • Detrimont

    booster pack code

    reply if used

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