Always wondering why Pikachu doesn't want to hang out with it...

Attention, Pokéntomologists in Europe and Australia! From now until 8th September, the PokéBall Vivillon can be downloaded onto copies of Pokémon X & Y.

This special-patterned Vivillon was previously distributed at Gamescom and in North America. Vivillon nuts shouldn't miss the chance to add to their collections.

Those in Germany looking for something hotter should keep an eye on the local GameStop. Participating stores will be offering serial codes to download a Charizard with the brand of Charizardite opposite to which game you receive it on (so Charizardite Y on Pokémon X and vice versa). A similar promotion was held at GAME stores in the UK. There's a little confusion as to when exactly these codes are available, but the Global Link has them as available from 2nd-30th September.

Are you still looking forward to Pokémon release events like this for X & Y, or do you let them get away?