This is certainly the year of Pokémon, what with the release of Pokémon GO and the impending release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, but the main games have been getting some love, too. For the past several months, a new Legendary or Mythical Pokémon has been distributed to the 3DS games, offering players a chance to get rare Pokémon they otherwise wouldn't have access to. Back in May, Darkrai was being distributed exclusively through Gamestop stores, and now the Pokémon Company is giving players another chance to snag the Pitch-Black Pokémon.
Darkrai can now be obtained over wi-fi in any of the four main series 3DS games, and it will be available until 31st October. Just put in the code "Darkrai20" and it's yours, though bear in mind that it's the same Darkrai that was given out in May, so those of you that picked it up back then can't get it twice. Still, it's nice that fans are being given another chance at picking this up, and it'll no doubt be a helpful ally in Sun & Moon when they release later.
What do you think? Did you already get this? What's your favorite Pokémon? Drop us a comment in the section below.
Oh a re-release? Cool.
Nice for the people who missed out on it at first. I do wish they'll re-release some of the digital download ones again. I forgot to grab Shaymin and Victini...
Awesome! Forgot to pick him up the first time so I grabbed him right away this time. It also reminded me of Darkrai being in Pokken Tournament. I wonder if he'll be announced for the Wii U version soon. Maybe that's part of the reason why they did the re-release.
I'm waiting for darkrai (and the other 3 pokemons) to be released for pokken tournament.
Awesome, I grabbed it. I'd really like to get Meloetta though..
Looks like they decided to make the second chance Darkrai more widely available versus sending it in the Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter. I prefer this way!
I think I already got Darkrai, but I'm going to check just in case.
Oh yeah, I hate when they make it some store exclusive instead of a wifi distribution. Now I'll get my mitts on him.
I got a Darkrai through the random trades on Omega Ruby, and it's a shiny. What are the chances it's a hack? Will it transfer to Sun?
@Classic603 Its 100% a hack.
@Classic603 High, but it's also probably a "legit hack". It means that the pokemon could be shiny and have perfect IVs and everything but, because it's been altered in a way that it still counts as a normal darkrai (it means it has the the stats as high as a darkrai can get in each area and not higher and it only has abilities and attacks that it can get) the game can't detect it as a hack. There's no way to tell it's a hack or cloned pokemon (unless you find a pokemon with the same ID number and name), so it shouldn't bother you.
Is this North America only? My nephew is big in to Pokemon right now, can he get this in Northern Ireland?
Use the Code "DARKRAI2016" to get another it in europe (I think it still works.)
Sweet. Hopefully they'll distribute Arceus this way as well in the future. I can only get these through Wi-Fi.
@shaneoh thank you!
I'm more interested in the Volcanion event that is supposed to be starting next week.
@Mega_Yarn_Poochy I missed even Mew re-release, getting a console a couple days before the code expiry and learning about the campaign a couple days after. Seeing other giveaways reprised would be nice in general, but a second chance for retail store exclusives sounds most fair among them, I reckon. Even though Russian region also allows to apply for a code in the official VK group while the original period lasts (quite handy since Nintendo blankets neighboring countries as "Russia", too, and going abroad for a pokemon giveaway is a nerd test not everyone will be up to XD).
Nice, but I think I already got Darkrai in May. However Arceus cards from GS in August were entirely sold out everywhere, so I hope they redistribute that one too.
Nice! I missed this back then since it was gamestop exclusive
I'll probably get him to transfer to Sun later. I'm still disapointed apparently the bank functions for the VC Red, Blue, and Yellow won't work until January. I wanted to move some from that game when I started Sun, not after I probably have beat it.
I feel like the chances are higher of it being semi-ligit. For example, in pokemon diamond and pearl. You could use the walk-through-walls cheat to get to Darkrai's Island. Then catch Darkrai ligitimately.
But either way, if you can put it in Pokebank. Then I guess it's ligitimate.
I didn't know about this.
Thanks for the heads up!
Which it is sitting in Bank now. Sucks that it isn't legit though lol
This is probably to stop people from selling these codes and to make them more widely available. Fine with me. I haven't got Arceus though, hope they do the same there.
@Yorumi True, I could do that but it just isn't worth it. I only wanted the card as a nifty physical bonus but wouldn't actually pay for one. As for Arceus, I already have one so it's not a big deal, but would be nice if they redistributed it as I won't say no to free Pokemon.
Finally, a chance to teach my smeargle dark void.
Got Mine! And it's Level 100, too!
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