GameStop and GAME offer a special download code that will allow players with copies of Pokemon X & Y or Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to receive a Volcanion.
Catching 'em all in the Pokemon series is no easy feat, tasking players to trade in order to fill up their Pokedex. In some instances, the task becomes even more challenging, with filling out a Pokedex requiring going out into the real world to collect event Pokemon. Nintendo and select gaming stores have now paired up to give gamers an opportunity to receive a mythical Pokemon only available via events.
Gamers can now visit their local GameStop stores in the U.S. or GAME in the UK to receive a code to download the mythical Pokemon Volcanion. The Volcanion code can be redeemed in either Pokemon X & Y or Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and it will grant the player a level 70 Volcanion with a moveset of Explosion, Flamethrower, Hydro Pump and Steam Eruption, as well as the Water Absorb ability. The code is available until October 31st, with the Pokemon being released in order to help promote the newest Pokemon movie to appear in the U.S. and UK territories, Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.
The Volcanion promo is also part of the Pokemon 20th anniversary celebration, which has also included monthly downloads of mythical Pokemon for the two most recent Pokemon games. Gamers are getting the special treat for October, with the Volcanion release running alongside the previously-announced Keldeo release on the Nintendo Network. Grabbing these Pokemon is a must for players who want to complete their Pokedexes, since neither Volcanion nor Keldeo are naturally available in the Pokemon games. Players either have to attend events to acquire them, or trade with another player who did in order to receive these extremely rare Pokemon.
With just over a month to go until the next iteration of the core Pokemon series - Pokemon Sun and Moon - releases, it's a great time to be a Pokemon fan. Although Pokemon GO has seen diminishing popularity lately, there's been plenty to be excited about in the overall series itself. Nintendo is actively releasing weekly episodes of the Pokemon Generations series for free on YouTube, and excitement for the upcoming games has been steadily building due to the steady stream of reveals for the game, like Alolan Pokemon forms and new game modes like Poke Finder.
Although the end of the year is rapidly approaching, the year of Pokemon hasn't lost any of its momentum, with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company saving some of the biggest surprises and releases for the latter half of the year.
Volcanion's download code will be available through October 31st at GameStop and GAME locations. Pokemon Sun & Moon releases on November 18th for the Nintendo 3DS.
Source: VG 24/7