Participating retail stores across North America will begin distributing limited time codes for a level 100 Mythical Pokémon Arceus tomorrow.
From August 1 through August 24, Trainers in the U.S. who own Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y can visit GameStop locations to receive their code. Those in Canada can visit participating EB Games stores.
This one-of-a-kind Arceus knows the moves Judgment, Recover, Hyper Beam, and Perish Song. It also knows the Ability Multitype and holds the Classic Ribbon. Its original Trainer is GAME FREAK.
“Arceus has the highest base stat total of all Normal-type Pokémon, as well as all Pokémon without Mega Evolution or Primal Reversion,” according to a trivia tidbit on Pokémon database website Bulbapedia.
Players first encountered Arceus — the genderless Legendary Alpha Pokémon — in Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version on Nintendo DS by using the Azure Flute to access the Hall of Origin.
In July, a level 100 Mythical Pokémon Shaymin was distributed via Nintendo Network. In September, Trainers can look forward to downloading the Psychic/Fire-type Pokémon Victini.
How to receive Arceus:
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!