Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon X & Y Coming to North America

Cross-game switches, Mega Stones included

Pokémon X & Y may be heading towards its one year landmark on the 3DS, but it's still keeping plenty of gamers busy — particularly in online battles. The Pokémon Company is particularly keen to keep gamers engaged while also promoting the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, which arrives in November; it's announced a distribution event for North America that will aim to achieve both those goals.

An online distribution will take place between 13th August and 17th September (US and Canada), in which two bug types will swap over from X to Y, and vice-versa — Pinsir will leave X to join those that own Y, while Heracross will make the opposite journey. Those that go to GameStop between 18th August and 17th September (US only) can also pick up a serial code to receive the Heracronite Mega Stone for Heracross or the Pinsirite Mega Stone for Pinsir; those that pre-order Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire in store while picking up their code can also receive a "pre-order bonus poster".

For those in the US that do pick up the Mega Stones at GameStop, their 'mon will have the following moves.

Pinsir and Heracross each pack a huge punch in battle and become even more powerful when they Mega Evolve! The Lv. 50 Pinsir has an Adamant Nature and knows X-Scissor, Earthquake, Stone Edge, and Return. It will have one of two Abilities: the defensive Hyper Cutter Ability or Mold Breaker. During Mega Evolution, Mega Pinsir’s Ability becomes Aerilate. The Lv. 50 Heracross has an Adamant Nature and knows Bullet Seed, Pin Missile, Close Combat, and Megahorn. Its Ability, Swarm or Guts, will change to Skill Link during Mega Evolution.

You can see the 'mon that are on the way below. Will you be joining in with this distribution?