Mythical Pokémon Victini Event Arrives on September 1

Mythical Pokémon Victini Event Arrives on September 1

The 20-year anniversary celebration of The Pokémon Company continues with a special Victini distributed via Mystery Gift on Nintendo Network.

From September 1 to September 24, owners of Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire or Pokémon X/Y can download the level 100 dual Psychic/Fire-type Victory Pokémon, which comes distributed inside a Cherish Ball. In addition, it knows the moves Incinerate, Quick Attack, Endure, and Confusion and has the Ability Victory Star.

“It is said that Trainers with Victini always win, regardless of the type of encounter,” according to a description on The Pokémon Company’s official website.

Victini first became available to players in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version on Nintendo DS. With an item called the Liberty Pass, Trainers could access Liberty Garden where Victini awaited them to battle.

In October, players can look forward to receiving Mythical Pokémon Keldeo, also distributed via Mystery Gift on Nintendo Network. Earlier this month, retailer GameStop gave out serial codes for Arceus.

How to receive Victini:

  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 VIA INTERNET, then YES.

From here, simply speak to the delivery girl in any Pokémon Center to receive your new Pokémon!

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  1. It is currently 1:54 p.m. (CST) in Houston, TX and the above steps are not allowing me to redeem my Victini.

    Does anyone know when it will be available for NA? On Reddit, users are confirming their success redeeming Victini in PAL regions.


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