Serial code distribution details for GameStop’s October 2016 Volcanion event have released into the wild for Trainers in the United States.
Participating GameStop locations in the U.S. will distribute special code cards for the level 70 dual Fire/Water-type Pokémon from October 10 to October 31. Serial codes can only be redeemed for Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y on Nintendo 3DS.
This Volcanion will have the Ability Water Absorb and know the moves Steam Eruption, Flamethrower, Hydro Pump, and Explosion. In addition, Volcanion will be holding the Assault Vest, an item that increases Sp. Defense by 50 percent, but prevents the use of non-damaging moves.
Pokémon Trainers in various European countries can enjoy the same Volcanion event. From October 1 (today) until November 23, participating GAME stores in the UK and Spain will distribute the serial codes.
Volcanion is one of three Pokémon that was not made immediately available during normal gameplay for players. Diancie (#719) was distributed to players in May 2015 via Mystery Gift option. Hoopa (#720) was distributed later in 2015 at participating McDonald’s via Nintendo Zone.
The Volcanion distribution event was first announced in August; however, specific release dates were not available at that time.
Receive Mythical Pokémon Volcanion:
1. Make sure your Nintendo 3DS system is connected to the Internet.
2. From the menu, select MYSTERY GIFT.
3. Select RECEIVE GIFT, then YES.
4. Select GET WITH CODE, then YES.
5. Enter the serial code you received.
From here, all you need to do is speak to the delivery girl in any Pokémon Center to receive your new Pokémon! As a reminder, be sure to save your game to avoid losing your new Pokémon.