The first promo Pokemon for B/W: Hurry or you'll miss it.

Today marked the first time I had been to a GameStop in about half a year. I picked up this flyer there. 
Ruby/Sapphire were the last versions that had the "Gotta Catch em All" tag, mainly because of promotional Pokemon. 
 
You know the ones, rare events that you can miss and miss your chance of getting that Pokemon. FOREVER! 
 
One of the first Pokemon seen from this generation was Zoroark, a foxlike Pokemon. 
He isn't available in B/W normally. You have to transfer a Shiny Legendary Beast to Black and White. 
 
Gamestop is giving these out through Mystery Gift, and (my apologies) the window for the first one has already passed. 
 But you can get Shiny Entei from the 17th through the 23rd, and Shiny Suicune from Jan 31 to Feb 6.  
 
I got over my catch-em-all addiction after SoulSilver (Got to 300 before giving up), but I hope that this can help those of you interested in B/W. Scans Below 
 

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23 Comments
Posted by RecSpec

Today marked the first time I had been to a GameStop in about half a year. I picked up this flyer there. 
Ruby/Sapphire were the last versions that had the "Gotta Catch em All" tag, mainly because of promotional Pokemon. 
 
You know the ones, rare events that you can miss and miss your chance of getting that Pokemon. FOREVER! 
 
One of the first Pokemon seen from this generation was Zoroark, a foxlike Pokemon. 
He isn't available in B/W normally. You have to transfer a Shiny Legendary Beast to Black and White. 
 
Gamestop is giving these out through Mystery Gift, and (my apologies) the window for the first one has already passed. 
 But you can get Shiny Entei from the 17th through the 23rd, and Shiny Suicune from Jan 31 to Feb 6.  
 
I got over my catch-em-all addiction after SoulSilver (Got to 300 before giving up), but I hope that this can help those of you interested in B/W. Scans Below 
 

Posted by animateria

Huh, I wonder if I can do this parked in front of their store. 

Posted by Mom_I_Cant_Pause_It

Time for a drive by with my DS then..

Posted by craigbo180

Yo as long as I can catch lickitung, gastly and poliwag I couldn't give a hoothoot. Have they been confirmed?
 
What the hell is a zoroark? Fox-like my ass, vulpix is the fox like one. I don't know what that thing is.

Posted by Malakhii

This isn't natural. POKEMON ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CAUGHT RUTHLESSLY, NOT GIVEN OUT LIKE CUPCAKES TO LURE CHILDREN INTO YOUR STORE! CURSE YOU GAMESTOP!!!!!

Posted by craigbo180
@TapeRoddlers said:
" Time for a drive by with my DS then.. "
Your profile picture makes this statement awesome.
Posted by RecSpec
@craigbo180 said:
" Yo as long as I can catch lickitung, gastly and poliwag I couldn't give a hoothoot. Have they been confirmed?  What the hell is a zoroark? Fox-like my ass, vulpix is the fox like one. I don't know what that thing is. "
You have to beat the Elite Four before you can catch any old Pokemon. 
 
 
Also, to fuck your past up even more, this thing's ability is kinda like Porygon.
Posted by craigbo180
@RecSpec: Oh actually I totally already knew that you could only get new ones before the elite four, maybe that will bring back the magic of the original since I don't know anything about any again... maybe right? Porygon is like the worst pokemon ever.
Posted by LordXavierBritish

Or, you know. 
 
I can just hack the game.

Edited by Rockdalf
@LordXavierBritish said:

" Or, you know.  I can just hack the game. "

What kind of sick, depraved maniac uses HAX to get their pokemon, and where could I get some?
Posted by Soap
@Rockdalf said:
" @LordXavierBritish said:

" Or, you know.  I can just hack the game. "

What kind of sick, depraved maniac uses HAX to get their pokemon, and where could I get some? "
would of been a much shorter/more awesome tv show if ash just hacked all the pokémon he wanted lol
Posted by clarke0
@animateria said:
" Huh, I wonder if I can do this parked in front of their store.  "
Unfortunately, I can't do this at the mall where the closest GameStop is. So of course what I'm going to do is stand outside the store for a minute with my DS.
Posted by Rockdalf
@Soap said:
" @Rockdalf said:
" @LordXavierBritish said:

" Or, you know.  I can just hack the game. "

What kind of sick, depraved maniac uses HAX to get their pokemon, and where could I get some? "
would of been a much shorter/more awesome tv show if ash just hacked all the pokémon he wanted lol "
"Sorry Pikachu, I've got an army of Shiny Legendaries now..."
Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

I really need to get the original TV show on DVD or something.

Posted by Jasta
@Vito_Raliffe said:
" I really need to get the original TV show on DVD or something. "
Good luck finding them all mate, I had resort to other methods...
Posted by dudeglove
@Malakhii said:
" This isn't natural. POKEMON ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CAUGHT RUTHLESSLY, NOT GIVEN OUT LIKE CUPCAKES TO LURE CHILDREN INTO YOUR STORE! CURSE YOU GAMESTOP!!!!! "

Posted by WinterSnowblind

If you live in Europe, these guys are being distributed over the Nintendo wi-fi from February 7th. 
Chances are you'll be able to get them if you're in the US or Australia as well.  Just a heads up for anyone who doesn't want to go to Gamestop.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

Just an update:  
Raikou will be available over Wi-Fi from 7th February - 13th February
Entei will be available over Wi-Fi from 14th February - 20th February
Suicune will be available over Wi-Fi from 21st February - 27th February     
 
And again, these will almost certainly be available in the US and Australia, not just Europe.

Posted by Crimsonkiller29

This is looking good.

Posted by Rudeboy217

I totally got the Shiny Entei on accident.

Posted by VicRattlehead

any nice giantbomb peeps got one they dont want they could trade?

Posted by keyhunter

Looks like I'm gonna have to bust out the olde action replay since this is complete bullshit.