New Legendary Giveaway Promotion for Pokemon Coming in August

I’m a sucker for these damn promotions.  No matter my resolve, that urge to “Catch ’em all” runs deep in my veins.  Plus, who in the world can pass up a chance to get free badass pokemon!  No one, that’s who.  Anyway, next month will come a distribution event via GameStop where gamers can score shiny versions of the main Pokemon from the Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum versions.  This is great to me because I never have any friends to trade pokemon with and thus never able to have BOTH legendaries… Anyway, here’s all the details from GameInformer:

In anticipation of the upcoming Pokémon X & Y games for 3DS, The Pokémon Company is holding Pokémon distribution events at select GameStop locations in August, September, and October. Those who bring copies of Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, or White 2 along with their Nintendo DS or 3DS will be able to collect shiny versions of the fourth-generation legendary monsters – Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina.

The first event starts on Monday, August 19 and runs through September 8, during which players can get a shiny Dialga, the Pokémon Diamond cover monster. Palkia, the cover mascot from Pokémon Pearl, will be available in shiny form from September 9-29. Giratina, from Pokémon Platinum, will be available from September 30 through October 20. Check out all three sprites in the image below.

Players will need to have unlocked the Pokédex within the game and have no more than 11 wonder cards to be eligible. Call your local GameStop to determine if it will be participating in the 21-day events.