Reshiram and Zekrom Download Event for Pokemon Black and White has announced that Nintendo is offering a chance for owners of Pokemon Black and White to get the legendary Pokemon that is not available on each given game as part of the regular adventure.

Zekrom and Reshiram

The text of the announcement reads:

Add the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram or Zekrom to your game with a special distribution event beginning on March 10th and ending April 8th via the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection service*! The Pokémon that you’ll receive into your copy of Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version will be the Pokémon that is not available in that version during normal gameplay. So, you’ll receive Reshiram into your Pokémon White Version game and Zekrom into your Pokémon Black Version game.

These Legendary Pokémon are Level 100, and have moves that make them extremely powerful in battle. Plus, you’ll know they are special Pokémon because they come in a Cherish Ball and are adorned with a Wish Ribbon.

The opportunity to get these Legendary Pokémon won’t be around long, so don’t miss your chance to get Reshiram or Zekrom for your game!

*Wireless broadband access required for online features. For more info, go to

What is boils down to is that for a limited time, if you have Pokemon Black, you can download the legendary Zekrom.

And if you have Pokemon White, you will be able to download the legendary Reshiram.

The downloads are available now.  I have downloaded Reshiram to my copy of Pokemon White already.

The event is slated to last from March 10th through April 8th, though as we saw with the Mewtwo download event, Nintendo some times changes their mind, so download yours sooner rather than later.

These special Reshiram and Zekrom also unlock a special in the Pokemon Dream World.

This is not an in-store event.  This download is only available via Nintendo WiFi.  Instructions are available here at

8 thoughts on “Reshiram and Zekrom Download Event for Pokemon Black and White

  1. Weirdo_0'_Awesome

    These events (mewtwo/reshiram/zekrom) are they available in-store, what events have been put ‘in-store-


  2. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @W_o_A – These events are only available through Nintendo WiFi, and not in stores.

    Nintendo seems to only do in-store events these days in conjunction with the release of new Pokemon movies on DVD or the launch of a new game. Those events are to get you to the store so maybe you will buy their new thing.

    Nintendo WiFi is a very economical way for them to do events, as they have the infrastructure already and every DS unit has built-in WiFi. The main problem seems to be people not understanding that they have to do a bit of groundwork to setup their connection, not understanding the directions, or not having ready access to a WiFi connection to the internet.


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