Darkrai Invades ‘Pokemon Black’ and ‘White’ this May

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Darkrai Distribution in Pokemon Black and White

As many are well aware, “gotta catch ‘em all” is the motto for the Pokemon franchise. The problem with that tagline is that catching them all is a lot more difficult than it sounds. Nintendo keeps coming out with new creatures all the time, and many of the rare Pokemon can only be obtained through exclusive events that randomly pop up once in awhile. Luckily, a new event will bring the Legendary Pokemon Darkrai into the reach of gamers, who own either Pokemon Black or White versions, later this month.

To celebrate the release of the latest expansion for the popular Pokemon Trading Card Game, Black and White — Dark Explorers, Nintendo will be giving those with access to an internet connection the ability to add Darkrai to their games. Those who’ve played through Pokemon Black and White should be jumping at the chance to secure the mystical monster before Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 arrive later this Fall, but they’ll have to act fast before the event comes to and end.

On May 9th, the nightmare Pokemon can quickly become a dream come true for anyone hoping to check off one more pocket monster on their list. As with many exclusive giveaways in the past, Darkrai will come with a few hidden abilities in his arsenal. Details on which special abilities the legendary creature will come packaged with won’t be revealed until it becomes available for download.

Anyone who is unfamiliar with Darkrai will be able to see what the Pokemon is capable of first-hand in The Rise of Darkrai — a fully animated feature film which will soon be available to watch for free on the official Pokemon website. The movie will be available to watch on May 9th, the same day Darkrai will be distributed to the masses.

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TAGS: 3DS, DS, Game Freak, Nintendo, Pokemon, Pokemon Black, Pokemon White, The Pokemon Company


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  1. “The problem with that tagline is that catching them all is a lot more difficult than it sounds. Nintendo keeps coming out with new creatures all the time”

    I never liked this about Pokemon. Basically if you miss these events, it becomes literally impossible to “Catch them all”. Same deal if you don’t have anyone to trade with. THANKFULLY the modding community have made patches for Black and White that let’s you “catch them all” without any trading or attending events like these. To me, that’s a much better playing experience and makes the game way more interesting when you can stumble across several more Pokemon types along each route. You never know who you might meet.

  2. If you have done your research, you would of known that they have never used the “Gotta Catch Em’ All” tag line after the original Gold Silver Crystal version (Generation II). Ever since Generation III (Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald) came out they dropped the tagline.

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