The Pokémon Company International is announcing three special character distribution events at participating GameStop stores of extremely rare Shiny Legendary Pokémon Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina.
Starting August 19th with Steel- and Dragon-type Dialga, each Pokémon will be available one at a time for only 3 weeks at participating GameStop in the U.S. The full distribution schedule can be seen below and more information is available below:
- Shiny Dialga: Monday, August 19th, 2013–Sunday, September 8th, 2013
- Shiny Palkia: Monday, September 9th, 2013–Sunday, September 29th, 2013
- Shiny Giratina: Monday, September 30th, 2013–Sunday, October 20th, 2013
Trainers will need to bring their copy of Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 and a Nintendo 3DS or DS to get each Shiny Legendary Pokémon during the timeframe they will be available. These Pokémon are difficult to encounter and capture during normal gameplay so fans will have to act fast and take advantage of this opportunity!
Once the Steel- and Dragon-type Dialga’s distribution ends on September 8th, Pokémon fans can get a Shiny version of the Water- and Dragon-type Pokémon Palkia, beginning September 9th, and a Shiny version of the Ghost- and Dragon-type Pokémon Giratina, beginning September 30th. Both of the subsequent events are also taking place at participating GameStop stores in the United States. Palkia is the Legendary Pokémon featured on the cover of Pokémon Pearl, and the Giratina players will receive is the same Legendary Pokémon that appears in both Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl.
Players will need to have the Pokédex within the game and have no more than 11 Wonder Cards in their possession.
In Canada, the Shiny Dialga character distribution event begins Friday, August 30th, at participating EB Games locations. Canadian players can get a Shiny Palkia beginning Friday, September 13th, and a Shiny Giratina beginning Friday, September 27th, at participating EB Games stores across Canada.