Rare Pokemon to be Available for Early Black and White Purchasers

Just in case you needed a little more convincing to get Pokemon Black or White, Nintendo has announced in a press release that early purchasers will get a free mythical Victini Pokemon.

If you buy one of the games between March 6 (launch day) and April 10, you'll be able to use a the Nintendo WiFi to catch the rare critter. Nicknamed the Victory Pokemon, Victini is a Fire/Psychic type. It has a Victory Star ability that boosts the accuracy of all Pokemon in a given battle, making it especially useful for the new Triple Battles.

As a rare type, Victini isn't available through normal play. You'll have to grab him at launch, or strong-arm a trade with someone else who did. And who would willingly give up a fox-chicken-bat that shoots fire and plays with your mind?


From The Chatty

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    February 3, 2011 4:25 PM

    i cant wait for when they run out of common colours (even though black and white are not colours really). charteuse pre orders? how about Lapis lazuli special editions. :D

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      February 3, 2011 4:37 PM

      They've already used plenty of more exotic colors (Gold/Silver/Crystal, Diamond/Pearl/Platinum) and Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald were just variations on Red/Blue/Green, so I don't think there will ever be a problem with deciding on new names. I don't think they'd use chartreuse because it's hard to say and spell, but yeah.

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        February 3, 2011 4:40 PM

        i was only joking :P. but if they did release a Lapis lazuli version i might have to buy it just because its so random and obscure :D.