Shiny Gengar For Pokémon X And Y Coming To GameStop

By Ishaan . September 8, 2014 . 9:30am

Two limited-time Pokémon distributions will be held at GameStop in the U.S. for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y starting next month. These distributions will allow you to avail a Shiny Gengar and Diancie for the two games.


The Shiny Gengar will be available first, from October 13th – 26th, and will come holding a Gengarite Mega Stone, which will allow you to Mega Evolve it. Meanwhile, Diancie will be available from October 27th – November 16th. A Mega Stone for Diancie is included in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, so transferring the Pokémon to those games will allow you to Mega Evolve it as well.


The two distribution events are being held in celebration of the launch of the Pokémon Trading Card Game XY: Phantom Forces expansion, which will introduce Gengar-EX, Mega Gengar-EX and Diancie to the TCG. It will be available starting November 5th.


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  • Jonah Paley

    aw yeah US Diancie event

  • GreatKino

    Everyone can get a shiny Pokemon thanks to hax.

  • 220hp!? Man I’ve been under a rock far too long. Used to be even 120 was a sight to behold.

    • DarkRoxas

      Have you already seen Mega Charizard Y’s 300 damage move? THAT surprised me asdfgs

  • “held at GameStop in the U.S.”
    And things like that are what makes me hate to be born where I’ve been!

    well, at least it’s good for the people who can get this!

    • Where do you live?

      • andref

        Most likely somewhere without a gamestop

      • in Brazil… so me and other latin americans gamers are excluded … but well, nothing we could do :(

    • which did you want more gangar or diancie? me personally i like gangar more since diancie would just be in the box.

      • well, for trades purpose, the Shiny Gengar would be better, but I would prefer the Diancie since the only thing I really like to do on the game is to complete the Pokedex :3

  • Jin Kisaragi

    This is the only reason that I would go to GameStop.

  • I don’t understand why there isn’t a optional wifi distribution.

  • Raymond

    We need ALOT more ghost pokemon.

  • burnfist23

    And then Gamestop forces us to preorder OR and AS to get it even though it should be free. Nintendo should reconsider using codes so that Gamestop can’t abuse this crap.

  • Haunter!

    Watch it be a random nature and be unnameable.

  • komiko12

    I wonder what Gamestop did to have to have all these exclusive distributions. There have been events that should’ve been Wi-fi distributions but they end up being more limited.

  • Nagi

    i have dream where it is not limited to gamestop bullshit and instead a wi-fi distribution :<

  • Ben Sylvia

    So tempted to get the Gengar due to my continued failure to hatch a shiny one, but I won’t be able to nickname the event one. D:

    Why put the card images in? I thought for a moment we were also getting the Gengar cards. T.T


    It took me 943 eggs to get my shiny Gastly.
    I spent so much time and effort on that…
    And since this is from an event, I couldn’t even trade it over GTS, could I?

    • diance is defiantly a no but gangar you might have a chance i GTS isnt very friendly with event mons so unless they mark em as untradeable then your out of luck. but local is still an option.

  • Slickyslacker

    Argh! They’re seriously going to tantalize me to get off my arse and visit Gamestop twice, in the same month.

    • Brandonmkii

      You could just wait until Diancie, then grab both at once.

  • triablos

    Damn you North America!!!!!

    • *pats back*

      … there, there. I know that feeling brah…

  • Eder García

    and what about Canada, Mexico and Latin America? c’mon Nintendo!

  • Pedro Tavares

    Guys we are all getting it most likelly, they have released most stuff worldwide, it came out on Japan, coming out in US so us in Europe and everyone else should get it.

  • Snorlaxation

    I’m really glad they’re giving these to us, but on the other hand, I remember all the trouble I went through, with EV’s and IV’s and everything else, trying to get the perfect Shiny Snorlax. And while the Pokes they’re giving out aren’t perfect, they still are pretty out there, so I guess I can understand why this also ticks people off.

  • lpchaim

    Well, being from Latin America I know I’ll never ever see a distribution event in my lifetime. They really should distribute every legendary at least once via internet IMO, it’s just logical.

    • Suki

      I agree. I don’t shop at GameStop. I stopped when I got Amazon Prime and realizing I was better off ordering games from the companies that publish them. I guess I’ll never get Diance and that’s a shame because it’s such a cute little thing.

      • lpchaim

        Yeah, I’d probably do something similar if I lived there. You see, the reason I don’t like event exclusives is they’re basically giant middle fingers to everyone not in “main” countries or even people like you or who, say, live in towns not big enough for a GameStop (don’t know if such a thing does exist BTW). Put the things on internet distribution just once and I’m not complaining tough.

  • Kihara-kuuuun!

    Sure Nintendo. Because every country has a Gamestop. I mean, it’s not like the nearest one to me requires flying to a far off country, right?

  • Tenabrus

    what about CanEHda?

  • Hmm Hmm Gengar comes out around the time Tears to Tiara 2 comes out and Diancie will be out around the time of Freedom wars…
    Guess I’ll kill two bird with one stone twice and do in store pick up.

  • Hmm I’m not very happy that its Gamestop only since when I went there to ask for a code for Heracross they wanted me to preorder Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire there when I already used Amazon Gift Cards to pay for the game on Amazon. I said nope and I was declined. Ohh well.

  • Histirea

    I really hope I’m not the only one who has had absolutely no negative experiences at a GameStop. Out of five different locations over ten years, clerks were always friendly, cooperative, helpful and talkative about things that didn’t involve me buying shit.

  • Adrian Duran

    Gamestop in the name of love, before you break my hearts

  • Vallen

    What about Canada :(

  • ThatGuy3190_7

    Once more, those who live nowhere near a Gamestop in North America luck out on getting special Pokemon. I have always been enthusiastic about collecting every Pokemon, or at least as much as I can obtain. With that becoming out of the question, I think I’ll just play just to complete what is in-game and not worry about collecting them all since it is near impossible for me now, especially with how ridiculous trainers are on GTS.

    • Name 5 pokemon you’re trying to get excluding legionaries I have a more or less perfect live dex and can breed you the ones you really want

      • ThatGuy3190_7

        1. Misdreavus
        2. Stantler
        3. Castform
        4. Glameow
        5. Tepig

        My FC is 1547-5970-9875.
        Thanks a whole bunch dude.

        • ok give me half an hour or slightly less and ill reply when im ready


          have 6 mons ready im throwing in a secret one to ya

          ill reply here when the 5 mons are ready and ill be online

          IGN: Juan

          • ThatGuy3190_7

            Okay. :D

          • hey if you dont care if theyre eggs theyre ready if not give me a bit to hatch em. ill be online so just shoot a trade over

          • ThatGuy3190_7

            I don’t care if they are eggs.

          • ok im online so just look for juan on your friends list when im registered im online right now

          • ThatGuy3190_7

            My trainer name is Taiyou. Asking you for a trade.

          • dam why is this trade slow

            as soon as i typed this in it failed -_-“

          • ThatGuy3190_7

            I thought it was just me having crap internet connection.

          • wont let me trade when its in my party lets restart in a bit

            if it doesnt send i have a alt mon for you

          • ThatGuy3190_7


          • dam sorry i traded that mon from my black 2 game i guess it wont let me send it over. i sent over a six [IV] ditto so if you breed your mons with him your mons should have good {IV’s} for online battle

          • ThatGuy3190_7

            Definitely much appreciation dude. :D

  • DrakeClawfang

    Gengar is my favorite Pokemon; I am so fucking there.

  • Feels good to be in the US.

  • Jadfish

    what…. did they do to Gengar? What is up with that yellow eye thing?

    • That’s what Shiny Mega Gengar looks like. Usually the eye is redish.

  • CirnoLakes

    Oh my goodness, yay! I’ve been waiting for this!

    I can’t wait to get Diancie. Oh, this is going to be the best Halloween ever!

    • komiko12

      I would love a Diancie too but I can’t get it without help. Its a shame since I like its Mega very much.

  • sawada91

    Does an american code work with an european game (o must i wait it to arrive here)?

    • Guest

      they will arrive so there’s no worries :)

  • AndyMAX

    I stop playing Pokemon for this kind of crap, we are in 2014 and doing this local bullshit is really annoying especially when you are from Latin America, there no a reason to not do this via Wi-Fi, except of course to Nintendo to win some extra bucks.

  • Vash bane

    this is cool and all but lol

    who dosnt have a Diancie by now? I know I know quite a few but seriously players were trading them like hot cakes last month…or was that 2 or 3 months ago? I don’t remember XD

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