Nintendo 3DS

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


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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.