With the release of Pokémon X & Y only days away, Nintendo has announced that Torchic, the fire starter from Generation III, will be released via Wi-Fi as a special distribution event to mark the release of the two titles.

From October 12th, Pokéfans will be able to download their special Torchic simply by connecting their systems to the internet. The Torchic will be given away holding a Blazikenite Stone, allowing Torchic to eventually evolve into Blaziken's Mega Evolution. Full details of the downloadable Torchic are as follow:

  • Event lasts from Oct. 12th, 2013 to Jan. 15, 2014
  • Distributed inside Cherish Ball
  • Level 10
  • Holds Blazikenite Stone
  • Moves: Scratch, Growl, Focus Energy, Ember
  • Speed Boost Ability
  • Has Premier Ribbon
  • Random nature

Following the news that players will be able to receive a Kanto starter as well as a Kalos starter, it seems that with the downloadable Hoenn starter, Torchic, there's the potential to start the game with three beginner Pokémon. Will you be downloading the special Torchic and will it feature as one of your starters? Discuss your dream teams below.

[source pokemonxy.com]