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Monthly Mythical Pokémon Distribution Announced!

The official Pokémon site announced that a wide variety of Mythical Pokémon will be available for download through special events running throughout the year in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Pokémon franchise.  Starting in February, monthly Mythical Pokémon distribution events will make Pokémon such as Mew, Celebi, Victini, Arceus, and more available for download for a limited time, giving you the opportunity to own incredibly rare Pokémon that cannot be obtained by normal means for all your Generation VI Pokémon games (Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire).

There are 11 Mythical Pokémon obtainable during this year-long event, all of which being level 100.  However, the means in which you download each Mythical Pokémon alternates between going to a store to get a code and downloading freely from the Nintendo Network.  For residents of the US in particular, this means that some Pokémon can only be obtained by going to GameStop and getting the codes from there, while other Pokémon can simply be downloaded from the comfort of your own home.

Here’s the list of every Mythical Pokémon you can get from this event:

Mew

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Date Running: February 1–24, 2016
Ability: Synchronize
Moves: Pound
How to Obtain: GameStop (US)

Celebi

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Date Running: March 1–24, 2016
Ability: Natural Cure
Moves: Confusion, Recover, Heal Bell, Safeguard
How to Obtain: Nintendo Network

Jirachi

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Date Running: April 1–24, 2016
Ability: Serene Grace
Moves: Wish, Confusion, Rest
How to Obtain: Nintendo Network

Darkrai

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Date Running: May 1-24, 2016
Ability: Bad Dreams
Moves: Dark Void, Ominous Wind, Nightmare, Feint Attack
How to Obtain: GameStop (US)

Manaphy

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Date Running: June 1-24, 2016
Ability: Hydration
Moves: Tail Glow, Bubble, Water Sport
How to Obtain: Nintendo Network

Shaymin

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Date Running: July 1-24, 2016
Ability: Natural Cure
Moves: Seed Flare, Aromatherapy, Substitute, Energy Ball
How to Obtain: Nintendo Network

Arceus

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Date Running: August 1-24, 2016
Ability: Multitype
Moves: Judgment, Recover, Hyper Beam, Perish Song
How to Obtain: GameStop (US)

Victini

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Date Running: September 1-24, 2016
Ability: Victory Star
Moves: Incinerate, Quick Attack, Endure, Confusion
How to Obtain: Nintendo Network

Keldeo

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Date Running: October 1-24, 2016
Ability: Justified
Moves: Aqua Jet, Leer, Double Kick, Bubble Beam
How to Obtain: Nintendo Network

Genesect

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Date Running: November 1-24, 2016
Ability: Download
Moves: Techno Blast, Magnet Bomb, Solar Beam, Signal Beam
How to Obtain: GameStop (US)

Meloetta

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Date Running: December 1-24, 2016
Ability: Serene Grace
Moves: Quick Attack, Confusion, Round
How to Obtain: Nintendo Network

Keep in mind that all these dates and obtaining methods for each monthly Mythical Pokémon apply only to the US so far.  Hopefully more details for other countries will be revealed soon.


I wonder how this’ll play out in Canada; then again, we’re in the same boat as everyone else not in the USA.  Only time will tell!

Sources: Official Pokémon 20th Anniversary Site