Mythical Mew kicks off year-long Pokemon distribution events

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:00 GMT

Earlier this month, Nintendo announced a new Pokemon distribution event taking place at GAME UK and GameStop. Today, the firm revealed which Pokemon would be distributed.

From February 1-27, the first Pokemon to be distributed at GAME will be Mew for Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire or Pokemon X & Y. Owners of one or more of these games can head to the GAME counter where they will receive the code printed on a receipt.

Mew is a level 100 psychic-type Mythical Pokemon with the ability to synchronize and use the move pound.

This coincides with the release of the Pokemon TCG: Mythical Pokémon Collection—Mew scheduled to launch February 22. It is the first of the Mythical Pokemon Collections designed to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the franchise.

It includes a special Mew promo card, a pin and two TCG Generations booster packs and a code to unlock the cards in the Pokemon TCG Online.

A plush as well as a Mew figurine with Great Ball from TOMY as well as a t-shirt will be offered at GAME exclusively.

Throughout 2016, even more collectible Pokemon characters will be distributed. After Mew, Darkrai, Arceus, and other popular characters.

Here’s the list per The Pokemon Company website. The US dates are posted below, which will should be the same for GAME UK.

  • Celebi: March 1-24 – via Nintendo Network
  • Jirachi: April 1- 24 – via Nintendo Network
  • Darkrai: May 1-24 – via GameStop and GAME UK
  • Manaphy: June 1-24 – via Nintendo Network
  • Shaymin: July 1-24 – via Nintendo Network
  • Arceus: August 1-24 – via GameStop and GAME UK
  • Victini: September 1-24 – via Nintendo Network
  • Keldeo: October 1-24 – via Nintendo Network
  • Genesect: November 1-24 – via GameStop and GAME UK
  • Meloetta: December 1-24 – via Nintendo Network



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