As was hinted in the last announcement regarding Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the recently revamped Pokemon.com has announced that there will be a download event at GameStop where you can obtain a special shiny, Pikachu-yellow version of Pichu.
The download event will run at GameStop locations from January 30th through February 14th.
This special Pichu can be downloaded to Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
Shiny Pichu holds even more secrets if you transfer the Pokémon to either Pokémon HeartGold or SoulSilver Version, coming March 14th. Once you’ve traded Shiny Pichu, take it to Ilex forest to meet Spiky-Eared Pichu, the one featured in the recent movie, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life!
I might be able to grab Pichu at the same time I am at GameStop to pick up my Star Trek Online pre-order. But I’ll certainly find some time to get it.
Pokemon.com has announced the US ship date for the upcoming Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
The Date Revealed
March 14th, 2010 is the date when we will be able to head to the Johto Region, meet Professor Elm, face Team Rocket, and discover how far the game play has evolved in this latest version of the Pokemon series of games.
There is even a hint at what the next Pokemon download event will be. It sounds like we’ll get a special Pichu for Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum at some point between now and the ship date.
The Arceus download event is finally upon us. You can bring your copy of Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum to download Arceus at Toys R Us stores in the US and Puerto Rico from November 7th through the 15th.
Toys R Us does not seem to be pushing this event as much as they have done previous such events. The event does appear in their weekly ad, but the mention is buried several pages into it.
Well, you encounter Shaymin. Actually catching Shaymin is up to you.
Shaymin had previously only been available via a Toys R Us download event for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl back in February, before Pokemon Platinum was released. You could then trade Shaymin to your copy of Pokemon Platinum after it became available.
Now Nintendo has opened up a method to obtain Shaymin directly in Pokemon Platinum.
However, you have to have a Nintendo Wi-Fi account setup to be able to get Shaymin. And, of course, there is a time limit on this option, though it is a pretty generous time limit.
Pokemon.com announced that a new Pokemon will soon be available that will occupy position 493 in the National Pokedex. Described as an “Alpha Pokemon,” this new entry in the game is called Arceus.
Arceus is Coming!
Arceus will be available for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl as well as Platinum, which means it will be part of a store event at some point. My guess is that we will see a Toys R Us event announced at some point in the future to coincide with the release of the next straight-to-DVD Pokemon movie.
And when this 12th Pokemon movie is out we’ll finally know if its name is pronounced “Are-Key-Us” or “Are-See-Us.”
[Addendum: according to the Pokemon Wiki, it is pronounced “Ar-Cee-Us…” but they don’t say if it is a hard “C” or not either… I assume not, but we’ll probably have to wait to see how Ash says it in the movie.]
This is the only way you can get Darkrai directly in Pokemon Platinum. Of course, if you picked Darkrai up in Pokemon Diamond or Pearl at the Toys R Us event a little over a year back, you can always trade him to your copy of Platinum… with a little help.