Pokémon X, Pokémon Y: Wi-Fi Torchic Distribution Event Announced

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Pokémon X, Pokémon Y:  Torchic Distribution Event

More Mega Evolution goodness unfolds, digitally.

We’ve covered a lot of very interesting and exciting Pokémon X and Pokémon Y information today. First, Shalour City’s Gym Leader, Korrina, was introduced. She also happens to be a fantastic roller skater. Then, three all-new incredible Pokémon were revealed: Dedenne, Bunnelby, and Skiddo. Each have their own unique qualities and abilities. Super Training and Core Training were also confirmed, which we first discovered late last June.

Finally, the mysteries behind Mega Evolutions were explained, which give Pokémon trailers even more potential and battle advantage. Speaking of Mega Evolutions…

The Pokémon Company have today announced a Special Limited-Time Wi-Fi Distribution Event to celebrate Mega Evolutions.

One Mega Stone, Blazikenite, will not be found during normal gameplay in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Players of the new titles will need to participate in a special limited-time Wi-Fi distribution event via Nintendo Network to get a Torchic holding a Blazikenite Mega Stone. This is how players can receive the Blazikenite Mega Stone when the new titles launch. The character distribution begins October 12th, the same day Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launches worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and this distribution event will only last for a short period of time. Players will need to evolve the Torchic they receive via the distribution into Combusken and finally into Blaziken in order to harness the power of this Mega Stone and Mega Evolve Blaziken into Mega Blaziken.

The Torchic received in this distribution also has the Hidden Ability Speed Boost, a very powerful Ability that increases a Pokémon’s Speed at the end of every turn. This limited-time character distribution event allows players to get a Torchic with Speed Boost, which becomes incredibly effective once they Mega Evolve Blaziken into Mega Blaziken.

More information, as far as the distribution period goes, will be announced in the near future.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released globally on October 12th, 2013 in both retail and digital form.

Be sure to check out all of our news coverage on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.