One of the many, many ways Nintendo has celebrated the 20th anniversary of Pokémon this year has been through distribution events for some of the franchise’s rarest Pokémon. With a new month underway, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have announced a handful of new releases.
From May 11 through the 17, players will be able to acquire a shiny Xerneas Pokémon. Between May 20 and the 26, players can acquire a shiny Yveltal. Each Pokémon can be downloaded through Nintendo Network and transferred to either Pokémon X and Y or Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The game’s current Nintendo Network distribution event, featuring Zygarde, will run until May 8.
The month of May also sees the start of a distribution event for the mythical Pokémon Darkrai. From now through May 24, players can acquire a card at participating GameStop locations with a code to unlock Darkrai. Like the distribution events for Mew and Celebi, Darkrai’s distribution event will be accompanied by the release of a new TCG set. The Pokémon Company has also remastered the film Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai, which will be available on services such as iTunes and Amazon Prime.
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