Following the Celebi event that took place over the course of March, the next Pokémon in the Monthly Mythical Pokémon event series is Jirachi. Starting today, you’ll be able to download a special Jirachi Event Pokémon for your Generation VI Pokémon game of choice (X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire).
Jirachi made its debut in Generation III with the release of Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire. A Steel/Psychic-type Pokémon that has the power to grant wishes, it was originally available in English by using the Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disc. It had a starring role in the sixth Pokémon movie, Jirachi: Wish Maker.
For this Jirachi event, you’ll only need to connect online and receive your gift via the internet after selecting the Mystery Gift option in your Gen VI Pokémon games – no need to get a code from GameStop, EB Games, GAME, etc.
Keep in mind that April marks the debut of both the Jirachi 20th Anniversary plush as well as the Mythical Pokémon Collection – Jirachi special box set for the TCG, so be sure to grab them while you can!
The Jirachi event officially runs from April 1 until April 24, 2016.
As great as getting Jirachi is (especially for those who missed out on getting it previously), I wish we got an official English version of the Tanabata Jirachi event from Japan (i.e. Shiny Jirachi).