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Get free mythical Pokemon as part of the series' 20th anniversary

Head to your local GameStop or EB Games Canada before May 24th to score a free Pokemon for X/Y or Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire versions.


Pokémon's 20th anniversary celebration has been... interesting. If Pikachu lingerie wasn't your speed, how about a free Darkrai, leveled to 100 and in full possession of a bevy of powerful attacks for your convenience?

"The Mythical Pokémon Darkrai will be available at participating GameStop stores starting May 1, 2016," according to the official Pokémon 20th anniversary site. "Visit GameStop to pick up a code that will unlock Darkrai in your Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y game. Be sure to redeem your code in your game by August 31, 2016!"

Once you've got your code, choose Receive Gift from the main menu, tap Get With Code, and follow the remaining steps.

More free Pokémon will be made available in June, July, and August as the series' 20th anniversary bulbasaur-nanza continues.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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