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Pokemon Download at Toys "R" Us

by Karlie Yeung - September 24, 2007, 8:35 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Pokemon Official Site

The special Pokemon Manaphy, not usually found in the Diamond and Pearl DS games, will be available from hotspots this Saturday.

For the first time in the US, a Pokemon download will be available from hotspots in Toys ''R'' Us stores. To get the legendary water Pokemon, Manaphy, you will need a DS with an English version of Diamond or Pearl with at least the first Pokedex obtained, meaning you can't buy a copy of the game at the store and immediately start downloading. Also, you must not have more than two Wonder Cards. Selected Toys ''R'' Us stores across the US will have the Pokemon for download between 12pm and 3pm on Saturday September 29th. Manaphy can be received through the Mystery Gift menu.

Previously, the only way to obtain this Pokemon was to transfer the egg from a copy of Pokemon Ranger. The special version of Manaphy that will be sent to your game has the red scarf as a held item, as in the television series, as well as an exclusive Cherish Ball and unique moves.

More instructions for the downloads are available here and the full list of participating stores should be available on the Pokemon Games website soon.

Thanks to former staffer Josh Hogan for the tip!


TJ SpykeSeptember 24, 2007

I already got Manaphy from someone online (online trading helped make this my favorite Pokemon game), but I might still take this offer if one of the TRU stores in my area are offering it.

hmm I might have to go do this.

SWEET I CAN FINALLY FINISH MY POKEDE...I mean...my nephew can finally finish his pokedex.

Jome20September 24, 2007

Yeah your "nephew" ... sure face-icon-small-wink.gif ....... I know how that is. I feel like if I were to go to this, I'd be one of the oldest people there (and I'm only 23). But I wouldn't be surprised to see some older players. I mean, it's not like the majority of people that would get online and find out about this event would be 5 year old kids.

I might try to go to one of these if there is a TRU close by that's promoting this event. If not, it's not that big of a deal, I should be able to get a Manaphy if I ever decide to play through Pokemon Ranger :P

TJ SpykeSeptember 24, 2007

I completed my Pokedex a couple of weeks ago (while, the 490 that are legit available to non-Japanese players. Even Japan only have 491 of the 493 though). I managed to get a Manaphy from another poster on NeoGAF.

pSYCO-gAMER321September 26, 2007

Crap! I have to make plans in order to get a DS! Hmm... I'm going to steal my bro's DS for the weekend.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorSeptember 26, 2007


PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorSeptember 30, 2007

Did anyone else go do this? I couldn't help but laugh, as I went into Toys R Us at 11:50, and there was a big line. This confused me because I thought it was wireless, so I went up and asked the guy there if they were doing individual trades for each person. If he said yes, I was gonna walk right out, but he said "You have to wait in line. We are doing 10 people at a time." This confused me. So I just looked around the games department until noon, avoiding the line. At noon, I opened up my DS, hit mystery gift, nabbed him, and ran out. I feel kind of bad for all the other people who actually waited in line.

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