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Darkrai Drive By? Not Quite

by Mike Gamin - June 2, 2008, 7:06 am PDT
Total comments: 10

As usual, I was incredibly interested, but didn't want to brave the usually obnoxious crowd to make it happen. Having participated in a similar event last fall to receive Manaphy, I knew that the wireless transfer worked relatively smoothly. My plan this time was to not even enter the store. It was going to be a drive-by Darkrai snag!

I didn't realize the event didn't start until noon, so after killing some time by getting some grocery shopping done, I swung back over and parked as close to the front of the store as I could possibly get. Reassuring my fiancee that we may not even have to enter the store (and thus become embarrassed), I cracked out my DS, fired up the mystery gift option, and crossed my fingers.

After waiting a good length of time, I realized my plan didn't work. We had to go in. "Do I have to?" chimed my other half. Yes, I made her come in too. I'm such a jerk. It actually wasn't that bad though! I left my DS running constantly searching for the mystery gift. As soon we walked through the first automatic door, my DS chimed and Darkrai was mine. We didn't even have to set foot inside the actual store. Immediately, we turned around and went back to the car.

Am I a self-conscious loser for being too embarrassed to enter the store? Or does the thought of a packed video games section full of squealing kids make me cringe? Probably a little of both. Anyway, if you are a Pokemon dork like me and are interested in the vital stats of my Darkrai, here they are.

Level 50

Original Trainer: ALAMOS

ID Number: 05318

Item: Enigma Berry

Nature: Sassy

Food Tastes: Bitter

Ribbon: Classic

HP: 135

Attack: 102

Defense: 101

Special Attack: 147

Special Defense: 104

Speed: 127

Ability: Bad Dreams


Roar of Time

Spacial Rend




I got Darkrai through a trade with a fellow trainer. The creature may or may not have been as a result of a GameShark code.

I don't really play with Darkrai. I generally found that Dark-types suck offensively. I like to go straight for the kill with my Dragons and Original Team.

Did this have anything to do with a court order that doesn't allow you to be around children?

MarioJune 02, 2008

This is depressing

RABicleJune 02, 2008

Your partner should chastise you for being so gutless.

Also I checked out your IVs, pretty lol. Sassy normally boosts your special defence, unfortunately you have 0 as your IV value for special defence. You're only above average IV stat is Speed, whcih is hindered by a Sassy nature. Overall a very middle of the road Darkrai.

KDR_11kJune 02, 2008

Why do they make promotional 'mons count as traded?

Nintendo should send out one of these rare Pokemon through the Nintendo Channel.  That would cause millions of Wii owners to install the channel and start using it.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorJune 03, 2008

That would be awesome.  There are still a lot of legendaries left that people haven't been able to get.

I still want a legitimate Celebi.

And that hedgehog one.

Maybe they'll do it for Pokemon Platinum.

There is an upcoming Pokemon download at Gamestop stores nationwide, so maybe it's time for another drive-by attempt.  I would probably go for this one if I hadn't lost Diamond along with my DS and several other games.  :-(

vuduJune 20, 2008


I'm still on episode 95 of RFN.  I was hoping you'd find your system.  Now I know you won't and have nothing to look forward to for the next 7 episodes.  :(

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorJune 22, 2008

I didn't make it to gamestop this weekend, so I'll have to do it next weekend.  I'm hoping this one will be a nice leisurely mall walk-by.  ;)

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