It is almost here.
Pokemon Black and White editions are set to be released in the US on March 6th, which is just a week away.
And we are all ready in our household.
We have completed Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Well, I have completed SoulSilver. My daughter is a couple of steps shy.
I have defeated all of Team Rocket, become the undisputed regional champion, and captured all of the legendary Pokemon in the game.
I have also unlocked all of the Pokewalker routes, because I wear my Pokewalker every single day… and I make it a point to leave my desk and actually go for a walk at least once a day.
After that, we turned our eyes to Pokemon Black and White pre-launch events.
We have been to GameStop on three occasions to download the three shiny legendary Pokemon.
They unlock a special encounter with Zoroark when transferred into Black or White.
We have been to the Pokemon Black and White Tour to see previews, get prizes, and of course, to download another special Pokemon.
Without this special Celebi transferred into the game, you won’t be able to encounter Zorua in Pokemon Black and White.
Are you starting to see a pattern here? To complete the next game you have to have done the last game and you have to have downloaded Pokemon from special events along the way.
Oh, and you have to have two Nintendo DS units handy to transfer these Pokemon to the new game.
Still, it does get you out and at least standing next to some other Pokemon fans as we all stand around GameStop and download. (Unless, like us, you get a parking spot close enough to the store that you can sit in your car and do the download.)
Okay, so at least it gets us out of the house.
We also went to Toys R Us to download Ash Ketchum’s Pikachu.
Pikachu doesn’t actually unlock anything in Black and White, and it isn’t like you can’t catch all the wild Pikachu you want in game, but this one is special and he’s just cool to have.
We haven’t gone completely overboard. We won’t be, for example, ordering the special edition Pokemon Black and White themed Nintendo DSi sets.
Now it is just the wait for the launch. March 6th is the date, though we will have to wait a little bit beyond that. Next week is my birthday and I can’t go out and buy new stuff for myself.
But the delay should be short.
My daughter has already “called” Black, so I will be playing White.
And does it seem odd to anybody else that the legendary Pokemon with Black and White are the opposite color respectively?