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A Valentine's Day Shaymin

by Mike Gamin - February 11, 2009, 5:34 pm PST
Total comments: 19

The good news is, Toys R Us finally seems to be getting it. Unlike the awkward start times and massive lines of past events, us Pokemon fanatics are now given an entire week in which to leisurely mosey into a store, inconspicuously pull out a DS, and initiate the Mystery Gift transfer. I did it today, and I'm very proud of my brand new Shaymin. I can't wait to let him visit my ranch.

Is this the first time you are hearing about this event? Don't worry! There's still plenty of time to go in and grab your very own hedgehog, assuming you live near a Toys R Us. All the info is up on the official Pokemon Site but it is far from complicated. You walk into the store, fire up your copy of Pokemon Diamond or Pearl, select "Mystery Gift" from the main menu, select "Receive Gift", and finally pick "Get Via Wireless." This should then initiate the process. When it's complete, all you have to do is talk to the man standing in the Pokemart from within the game. Be careful though, if you've done events in the past, you may have to clear out some of your past "cards". This is done by selecting the "Check Card" option from the Mystery Gift menu.

If all of this gets you excited, you'll also be interested to know that Toys R Us stores will be giving away Regigagas in March as well. These are all leading up to the release of Pokemon Platinum. When you transfer either Shaymin or Regigaas to that game, it will unlock some neat new locations and Pokemon forms.

Oh, and, in case you were wondering, here are the stats of my Shaymin. Is yours stronger than mine?

Shaymin

Level: 50

Pokedex No. 492

Original Trainer: TRU

ID No. 02089

Item: Micle Berry

Nature: Hardy

Attack: 116

Defense: 116

Special Attack: 120

Special Defense: 117

Speed: 110

Ability: Natural Cure

Moves:

Seed Flare

Aromatherapy

Substitute

Energy Ball

Talkback

It looks like a Chia Pet.

Yea, but it's a fricking adorable Chia Pet.

Everytime I see one of these Toys R Us events, I think of picking up my copy of Pearl and delving back into Pokemon, and then I usually talk myself out of it.
I also wish that I was young again; I had such a zest for this series when I was 12.

BwrJim!February 11, 2009

well, lets see

yours is a total of 579 not counting hp
Attack: 116
  Defense: 116
  Special Attack: 120
  Special Defense: 117
  Speed: 110

mine is a total of 580 not coutning hp
Hp : 171
Attack :113
Defense : 125
SP A : 108
Sp D : 125
Spd : 109

and still need to apply the carbs and whatnot.
I did apply all 10 zincs to the sp defense though.

did you apply anything?

BeautifulShyFebruary 11, 2009

I used to play Pokemon alot.I had all of the games.I lost interest after Fire Red.I gave one of my friends my Ruby and its Players Guide.

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusFebruary 11, 2009

Why can't they just do this stuff on the Nintendo Channel as well

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorFebruary 11, 2009

Quote from: BwrJim!

well, lets see

yours is a total of 579 not counting hp
Attack: 116
  Defense: 116
  Special Attack: 120
  Special Defense: 117
  Speed: 110

mine is a total of 580 not coutning hp
Hp : 171
Attack :113
Defense : 125
SP A : 108
Sp D : 125
Spd : 109

and still need to apply the carbs and whatnot.
I did apply all 10 zincs to the sp defense though.

did you apply anything?

Nah, I haven't given him anything yet or even fought with him. Those stats are exactly how it came.

I see this pokemon on journals and cups here in Japan. I just don't get it. I feel like Pikachu is the only pokemon I recognize any more.

....Yes, I am fully aware this is because I don't PLAY pokemon any more.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterFebruary 11, 2009

Quote from: TheYoungerPlumber

I see this pokemon on journals and cups here in Japan. I just don't get it. I feel like Pikachu is the only pokemon I recognize any more.

....Yes, I am fully aware this is because I don't PLAY pokemon any more.

Believe me, after I skipped Ruby and Sapphire I was completely lost to the world of Pokemon.

My brother gave me a Shaymin, but it's a GameShark Shaymin, so it's not legit. I'll run over to Toys R Us this week and get my own. Thanks for the head's up, brother!

StratosFebruary 13, 2009

I took my little sister to Toys R us today to get her one for her game. They gave a free little poster for the next movie and a $5 off coupon for any DS pokemon game. The coupon expires tomorrow though.

I also was impressed with the guy working the counter because was up selling everything Wii related to other shoppers. It was totally the 'Do you want fries with that?" thing. He got one lady to upgrade her Wiimote purchase to WiiPlay and another guy to buy a WiiFit with an accessory kit within five minuets.
I just wish people would suggestive sell de Blob, Zack & Wiki and Okami to consumers.

AVFebruary 13, 2009

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

It looks like a Chia Pet.

i had a chia pet once, i think i watered it to much or something because the grass turned grey.

KurisuFebruary 14, 2009

Just got mine, yay its a Timid one :)  Very cool, can't wait to train this guy.

BeautifulShyFebruary 14, 2009

I was reading that some ToysRUs have Regigigas as well.
Anybody get Regigigas in addition to Shaymin?

StratosFebruary 15, 2009

Quote from: Maxi

I was reading that some ToysRUs have Regigigas as well.
Anybody get Regigigas in addition to Shaymin?

No, Regi will be available in March was what Nintendo said as a build up for the release of Platinum.

BwrJim!February 16, 2009

I allready have regi from the previous games, but whenever they do these event pokemon, they seem to be stronger in some way.,  Since Regi will be lvl 100 though, i wonder what they will change.

From what I understand Regi will be needed to unlock areas in platinum in order to transform shaymin and some other places.

Does anyone know if transfer from pearl to platinum will be easy or a pain.  Easy = some large box swap kinda like the old 64 game, or Pain = going around and catching 400+ bidoofs to transfer over 6 at a time..

Am I too late? I was out of town all weekend. Can I still go to Toys R Us today and get my Shaymin?

BeautifulShyFebruary 16, 2009

Quote from: Halbred

Am I too late? I was out of town all weekend. Can I still go to Toys R Us today and get my Shaymin?

It ended on the 14th of febuary.

Go check the Diamond and Pearl thread for info on the other one.

TJ SpykeFebruary 16, 2009

I haven't played my game in like 8 months, but I went on Saturday to get Shaymin. Too bad I didn't have Internet access back in March when they had the Darkrai event. I want Darkrai so bad (and Arceus, but Nintendo hasn't given us it yet).

TJ SpykeFebruary 16, 2009

Quote from: BwrJim!

Does anyone know if transfer from pearl to platinum will be easy or a pain.  Easy = some large box swap kinda like the old 64 game, or Pain = going around and catching 400+ bidoofs to transfer over 6 at a time..

I think it's just normal trading. So you will need an extra DS (if you don't have one and don't know anyone else with one) and just do lots of trading.

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