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Special Arceus Event Starts This Month!

Pick up the legendary Alpha Pokémon this August!

Following the Shaymin event that took place over the course of July, the next Pokémon in the Monthly Mythical Pokémon event series is Arceus!  Starting August 1st, you’ll be able to download a special Arceus Event Pokémon for your Generation VI Pokémon game of choice (X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire).


Arceus made its debut in Generation IV as an event Pokémon for Pokémon Diamond & Pearl and Pokémon Platinum.  Heralded as a god among Pokémon, it is considered to not only be the creator of Sinnoh, but also of all known Pokémon – especially the Lake Guardians and the titanic Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina.  Arceus had a star role in the 12th Pokémon film, Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

For this Arceus event, you’ll need to get a code from your regional gaming store, such as GameStop in the US, EB Games in Canada, and GAME in the UK.  Unlike the last few events where you only needed to connect online on your Nintendo 3DS to download, you need this in-store code in order to download this Event Pokémon.

Don’t forget that August marks the debut of both the Arceus 20th Anniversary plush as well as the Mythical Pokémon Collection – Arceus special box set for the TCG, so be sure to grab them while you can!

The Arceus event officially runs from August 1 until August 24, 2016.

This is definitely one Pokémon event you don’t want to miss out on, especially given Arceus’ ability to take on different types based on the plate it’s holding!

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