Nintendo is releasing a special Pokemon at 200 Namco Amusement arcades in Japan - Oct 12 - Dec 10

We all know that people love Pokémon. It has been a phenomenon for a long time now. It is still crazy popular in the west, but in it's fatherland of Japan it is an old standby that never falters. Pokemon has kept up it's popularity through the years and, with the newest release on 3DS, it is converting a whole new generation of players.

According to #'s twitter account,

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“ナムコのお店でDS”で『ポケットモンスター X・Y』キャンペーン開催 http://t.co/iaZ4zLwcNs
10/10/13 4:20 AM

if you go to one of the 200 Namco Amusements located across Japan between October 12, 2013 and December 10, 2013, connect to the #, answer a quiz, and you will be added into a lottery (for the chance) to win a (”メガバシャーモ”になれる“アチャモ”)Achamo that will turn into a MEGA Bashamo. Now, since everybody can't win the special Pokemon, you might also win other prizes based on location.

It looks like Nintendo is getting back to the glory days of making those of us who live overseas supremely jealous. If you want this special Pokemon, get yourself to Japan before the Fukushima reactor leak hits Tokyo and we get Neo Tokyo.

8 Comments
8 Comments
Posted by I_Stay_Puft

That Neo Tokyo joke, too soon man. Too soon.

Posted by Marmalade

Aw man! Japan always gets all the cool stuff. They get an Achamo holding a mega stone while the rest of the world gets a Torchic holding a mega stone.

Guess I better buy that plane ticket. :(

Edited by Snail

@marmalade: Yeah I thought this was coming out in the Western World too. Glad I wasn't wrong.

Posted by Flappy

Aw man! Japan always gets all the cool stuff. They get an Achamo holding a mega stone while the rest of the world gets a Torchic holding a mega stone.

Guess I better buy that plane ticket. :(

Why pay when you can use Fly?

Posted by DeeGee

Yeah, this is just the Japanese version of the Torchic event that is going to happen world wide. They do a bunch of these things, there's currently one going on for a shiny version of Giratina.

Not entirely sure it needed its own thread, but who knows? Maybe some Japanese gamers here didn't know about it.

Posted by AlisterCat

There is an insert in my copy that advertises a special torchic you can get via mystery gift starting on the 12th. Probably not the same one.

Posted by drac96

Yeah, but the worldwide wifi event is the same thing. Even in Japan. You get a Torchic holding blazikenite to turn into Mega Blaziken.

Maybe this one has a special move or something? This seems odd.

Posted by sopachuco13

@deegee: I don't know all of the different names for the Pokemon in English and Japanese. I didn't know that this had already come out. I was just trying to keep my translation chops up to snuff.