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Fancy Pattern Vivillon To Be Distributed Following 100 Million Trades on Pokémon Global Trade Station

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

About 10 million more trades needed

Part of the ongoing appeal of Pokémon X & Y is the wealth of online features that give it life beyond the core single player experience. While battling is an option, of course, the Global Trade Station also allows players to exchange 'mon with each other. It's certainly popular, and with a major landmark approaching The Pokémon Company has announced a special distribution that'll arrive in the future.

At present around 90 million trades have taken place using the service, and it's been announced that once the 100 million mark is reached a Fancy Pattern Vivillon will be distributed to owners of the latest titles on 3DS.

Vivillon is a unique Pokémon in that the patterns and colours on its wings typically vary based on the real-world region in which a player lives. Because of this characteristic, players around the world have been exchanging Vivillon via the GTS to collect all of the regional patterns.

This newly discovered Vivillon breaks with that tradition: it will become available to Pokémon fans across the globe once the 100 millionth Pokémon is traded via the GTS. When this enormous milestone is reached, a special distribution event will take place, enabling all players of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y to receive the Fancy Pattern Vivillon wherever they are in the world!

You can see images of the Fancy Pattern Vivillon above and below; if you want it soon you'd better get trading.

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User Comments (28)

MegaBeedrill

#3

MegaBeedrill said:

Still can't breed it to be competitive in any way. It'll just be another one of those "collection" only pokemon... hopefully a cloner will get ahold of a good 5-6IV timid/modest one..

Trikeboy

#5

Trikeboy said:

Where are Diancie, Volcanion and Hoopa? I want them more than a special Vivillon.

Squid

#9

Squid said:

So this means I can just sit back and wait for people to keep trading until it's given away, right? :)

Yiffy

#12

Yiffy said:

Apparently about 200,000 Vivillons have been traded since the event's first announce, wow. And it seems the old problem of your Vivillon not showing up publicly on the GTS due to high traffic of them have returned.

Fandabidozi

#13

Fandabidozi said:

Yet another Vivillon! I do love these, they definitely scratch that collecting itch, especially once you've completed your Pokedex. If you have a rare Vivillon due to your region now would be a good time to get trading for some rare Pokemon.
I hope the distribution isn't done the same way as the recent Magmar and Electabuzz one, that was a nightmare to collect.

Morpheel

#19

Morpheel said:

@anthonypokemon
I don't know...

enabling all players of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y to receive the Fancy Pattern Vivillon wherever they are in the world!

Sounds very all-around-the-world-y.

Crimzonlogic

#20

Crimzonlogic said:

I don't collect vivillon, but this will be nice to have. :)

@SkywardLink98 Hopefully so, since the majority of my trades are through wonder trade. (I trade out my 3-4 IV breeding rejects that way)

anthonypokemon

#21

anthonypokemon said:

@Moorpheel well anyways we americans havent had a event pokemon since last fall with the shiny sinnoh legendary trio at gamesatop and the torchic for X and Y. oh yeah we still have a celebi distribution going on at the poke bank do we?

Morpheel

#22

Morpheel said:

@anthonypokemon for us X & Y players in America this is indeed only the third event in almost a year.

I guess they are saving the big ones for the gen iii remakes and the 'Z' version.

Drawdler

#27

Drawdler said:

Hold Hands? Vivillion has little arms like a Tyrantrum. :P Ambipom deserves that move instead.

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