This looks to be the first event in the build up to the release of Pokemon Black and White.
Pokemon.com has announced that GameStop will be hosting three Pokemon download events in January and early February.
The events will be:
- Raikou – January 3rd through January 9th
- Entei – January 17th through January 23rd
- Suicune – January 31st through February 6th
These Pokemon will be special. Not only will they be special “shiny” versions of the three legendary Pokemon, but when you transfer them to Pokemon Black or White it will unlock the ability to catch the new Pokemon Zoroark. Zoroark will otherwise not be obtainable in the game.
This is an in-store only event. You must got to a US GameStop store during the dates listed to be able to download these Pokemon.
However, since it is an in-store event, you will be able to download these Pokemon to Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Details about the event and how to participate are available at Pokemon.com.