Grab yourself an incredibly rare Shaymin this July!
Following the Manaphy event that took place over the course of June, the next Pokémon in the Monthly Mythical Pokémon event series is Shaymin! Starting July 1st, you’ll be able to download a special Shaymin Event Pokémon for your Generation VI Pokémon game of choice (X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire).
Shaymin made its debut in Generation IV as an event Pokémon for Pokémon Platinum. It’s one of the first Mythical Pokémon to have an alternate Forme that alters its stats and typing with the use of a Key Item; while typically seen in its Land Forme (as seen above), Shaymin takes on the sleek and stunning Sky Forme with the power of the Gracidea. Shaymin made its anime debut in the 11th Pokémon movie, Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
For this Shaymin 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.
It’s worth noting that July marks the debut of both the Shaymin 20th Anniversary plush as well as the Mythical Pokémon Collection – Shaymin special box set for the TCG, so be sure to grab them while you can!
The Shaymin event officially runs from July 1 until July 24, 2016.
I’ve always loved how Shaymin’s two formes contrast with each other in terms of both design and gameplay mechanics.