The celebration of the 20th anniversary of Pokemon continues. This month’s legendary Pokemon is Jirachi.
Instructions on how to download Jirachi to your copy of Pokemon X and Y or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby are available on the Pokemon site. You have until April 24th to make it happen.
In addition to additional Jirachi related items, Nintendo is also prepping people for an extra giveaway next month, when you will be able to get Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.
May is for rare flying Pokemon
Codes for those three Pokemon will come via email in the May Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter. Of course, to get the newsletter you have to sign up for the Pokemon Trainer Club, detail for which are available on the site.
You will be able to download Jirachi at GameStop from February 27th through March 13th, just one day off from the timeline I predicted in my previous post on the subject.
As has been the pattern in the past, there is a promise of something special when you transfer Jirachi to HeartGold or Soulsilver as part of the promotional ad copy:
One of the most elusive Pokémon is soon going to be available: receive Jirachi into your Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum Version game for a limited time at participating GameStop stores in the United States and Puerto Rico! This Jirachi is very special, with unique moves and items that will make it a must-have for your Pokémon collection! Plus, Jirachi holds a secret that will be revealed when you trade it into a copy of Pokémon HeartGold or SoulSilver Version!
The Pokewalker is, of course, the pedometer device that was previously announced as part of the Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver package. We’ll see how much this adds to the game in just over two weeks when HeartGold and SoulSilver are released.
While the dates for this download event have not been announced, I would have to think that February 28th through March 14th might be a reasonable guess. That would mirror the dates for the recent Pichu event and would tie right in to the March 14th launch date for Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver.