Heracross And Pinsir Distribution Announced For Pokémon X/Y In North America

By Ishaan . August 1, 2014 . 8:31am

From August 13th – September 17th, The Pokémon Company will distribute a special Heracross for Pokémon X and a special Pinsir Pokémon Y via Wi-Fi. Both Pokémon were previously exclusive to the the other game.


Additionally, if you happen to visit a GameStop store in the U.S. from August 18th onwards, you can grab yourself a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve (above) the two Pokémon. Further details on the two can be found below.


Heracross – Lvl. 50:

Nature: Adamant

Moves: Bullet Seed, Pin Missile, Close Combat, and Megahorn

Ability: Swarm or Guts (changes to Skill Link during Mega Evolution)


Pinsir – Lvl. 50:

Nature: Adamant

Moves: X-Scissor, Earthquake, Stone Edge, and Return

Ability: Hyper Cutter or Mold Breaker (changes to Aerilate upon Mega Evolution)


Finally, it has also been revealed that pre-orders of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will come with a pre-order poster while supplies last. Both those games will be released on November 21st in North America.

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  • If you’re both a Digimon fan as well as Pokemon fan, this day would prolly be like being tied between two kittens with one heckuva massive hype overload.

  • NyaBoy

    Europe ? … Anyone ?

    • Snorlaxation

      Much as I’ve always wanted to go to Europe, or at least visit, if being on videogame sites has taught me anything, it’s that Europe gamers sure get Shafted a lot.

    • Adrián Alucard

      Charizard with the megastone

      Pkmn Y got Charizard X
      Pkmn X got Charizard Y

  • Jin Kisaragi

    I have to go to Gamestop! NO! Just to get a Mega Stone!

  • SHSL Big Bro

    No Quick Attack on Pinsir? Why even bother?!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    oh great and my save file randomly got corrupted…

    • Kamakuma

      Damn that sucks :’c I can offer some trades for you if you need help getting back on your feet at least? t–t I mean I have a lot of extras and what not and losing a save is never easy… x..x

  • Lalum

    I expect most people who wanted one or the other already traded for it long ago. Still a nice event though.

  • tturtlejosh

    Waoh!! Awesome a poster as a pre order bonus?! It doesn’t get any better than that :D

  • Ramón Navas

    Not this again! Nintendo, there aren’t any GameStops on Venezuela

  • Kalis Konig

    Man I thought one of the benefits of revamping online connectivity was so we wouldn’t have to rush to toys r us and Gamestop for these silly promotions any more. So far we have gotten like two events over wi-fi in America. Oh well. If anyone wants mega stones they can likely easily get them on the internet anyways at this point.

    • kao

      yeah, I never really cared for mega’s so I just gave them away to people who wanted them and some other people were just giving them away too. Hell, I even gave away the legendaries I caught.

      But I agree, the american events suck. They give NA exclusives that you can easily get in a trade, while they get shiny legendaries..

  • kao

    heracross and pinsir for those who didnt know that they could easily just trade exclusive on the GTC. And I don’t play the metagame but every competitive player knows that mega pinsir needs quick attack(and preferably a jolly nature) now they gotta rebreed it with syther…

  • KrazyBean

    So Europe isn’t getting this?

  • Jeffrey

    Never been to GameStop before to get these specials before. How do you go about in obtaining item/Pokemon when they’re exclusively in GameStop?

  • Aha Disco Elf

    Huh. I guess Extremespeed Pinsir is going to be too broken for special distribution.

    But getting more Mega Stones is always good.

  • ShadowDivz

    Gamestop store in the US?

    Does that apply to Canada?

  • Seriously? I hate going to stores just to get something that could be sent over Wi-Fi. They could just as easily attach the Mega Stone to the Pokémon itself like with the special Torchic at the game’s release.

    • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      get up your butt and move you couch potato… you guys are lucky we in the other country that uses an NA console cant even get one

      • I’m not from the US, though. I’m probably still lucky, though, because EB Games Australia handles all GameStop promotions in Australia. But still, unless I have a reason to go to my local games store, I don’t bother going and I don’t call a simple distribution event a reason to go. I missed out on the last one because of this.

  • BlackheadNose

    I remember when Pinsir was paired with Scyther

  • Vash bane

    pls bros since you guys are getting this event give me your stones…joking lol

    well this is cool and all but…im kinda more interested in that poster. what kind of poster is it?

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