Daily Archives: March 1, 2009

Regigigas Event at Toys R Us

Pokemon.com has news of another Pokemon download event at Toys R Us.  It will be an even longer event, going from Sunday March 8th through Saturday March 21st.

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Of course, March 21st is the DAY BEFORE the big launch of Pokemon Platinum.  And this Pokemon, according to Pokemon.com, will help you unlock special Pokemon when migrated to Platinum.

The date is also just a couple weeks before the launch of the Nintendo DSi, which will, among other things, remove backward compatibility with GameBoy Advance game cartridges.

I am sure this will mean something when it comes to the migration of Pokemon from older versions of the game.  All of the GBA versions of the Pokemon series are still for sale on store shelves.  I imagine this is the harbinger of those games eventually being retired.

On the other hand, the new DSi has a “hot swap” feature that will hopefully allow single unit migration from Diamond and Pearl into Platinum, when the time comes.