Nintendo is really cranking up the download events for the launch of Pokemon Black and White.
First they announced the GameStop shiny Pokemon download event(s).
Then they announced the Pokemon Black and White Tour, which includes a download of its own.
And now Pokemon.com has announced that from January 30th to February 13th they are bringing in Toys R Us for… a Pikachu download event? Really?
I mean, yes, Pikachu is the head honcho, the top of the Pokemon Pyramid of Fame, he even has his own page on Wikipedia unlike most of his 392 fellow monsters, and his own balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but after that Yellow Forest Pokewalker route, does anybody not have enough Pikachu yet?
The place was nothing but Pikachu. You had to catch dozens of ordinary Pikachu to get the mildly special Pikachu. I knew people who were very sick of Pikachu after that.
To be fair, this download event is for a Pikachu that has all the same abilities that Ash Ketchum‘s Pikachu has in the long-running Pokemon Anime TV series. This includes, according to the promo page, Volt Tackle, Thunderbolt, and Iron Tail. I’m not sure why they wouldn’t mention the fourth ability, since Pokemon can only have four abilities, and I am going to guess that regular viewers of the TV series could probably name it, so why hide it?
To create some minor mystery I guess.
And Pikachu also comes holding the Light Ball, which doubles up his attack stat and makes him 19% more adorable.
This event works with all of the DS native main-line Pokemon games, so you can download to Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver.
Since we’re big on Pokemon at our house, I am sure we’ll be at Toys R Us downloading this extra special Pikachu to all of our copies of Pokemon.
Details on the event and how to download Ash’s Pikachu are available here.