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Special Edition Pikachu Available for DS Download at Toys "R" Us

by Josh Max - February 2, 2011, 12:26 pm PST
Total comments: 9 Source: (Press Release)

Get Ash's Pikachu to travel around with YOU. 

For a limited time, Ash’s Pikachu is ready for download in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heart Gold, and Soul Silver at local Toys "R" Us retailers.

The store announced that today through February 13 people with the requisite Pokémon games can go to their nearest Toys "R" Us to download the very special Pikachu, who will have moves including Thunderbolt, Iron Tail, and Volt Tackle.

The Pokémon's availability is part of the advertising campaign for the new Pokémon TV show, which follows Ash and Pikachu into the Unova region. The region is the setting for Pokémon Black and White, which heads to DS in North America on March 6.

Toys"R"Us Offering Pokémon Fans a Chance to Bring Pikachu From the TV Screen to Their Games

Pokémon and Nintendo Offering Limited Distribution of Ash's Pikachu to Celebrate the Start of Pokémon: Black & White TV Series on Cartoon Network

BELLEVUE, WA - February 02, 2011 - As Ash and Pikachu™ prepare for their all-new adventures in the latest TV season, Pokémon: Black & White, head to participating Toys"R"Us stores in the United States and Puerto Rico now through February 13 for a special opportunity to bring Ash's Pikachu home on your Nintendo DS™ system. This special digital character distribution for the Pokémon™ Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver Version games celebrates the incredible friendship between Ash and Pikachu and the many future adventures they'll have together as they discover never-before-seen Pokémon throughout the Unova region in the new animation on Cartoon Network.

Details for receiving Ash's Pikachu:


What: Ash's Pikachu digital character distribution. This Pikachu knows moves like Thunderbolt, Iron Tail and Volt Tackle - just like Ash's on TV!


Where: Toys"R"Us stores nationwide.


When: Now through February 13.


How: Players must have a Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™ or Nintendo DSi XL™ system and their own copy of the English language versions of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver Versions video games (each sold separately).


Players must have acquired the Pokédex within their game.


Players must have no more than two Wonder Cards in their possession.


Visit participating U.S. or Puerto Rico Toys"R"Us stores during the designated distribution period.


Be sure to tune into Cartoon Network Saturday, February 12, at 9:00 a.m. for the two-episode premiere of Pokémon: Black & White!

For more information about the Ash's Pikachu digital character distribution in Canada, please visit http://www.pokemongoldsilver.com/ca/#/news/ashspikachu/

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EnnerFebruary 02, 2011

I'm guessing you don't get the plot armor and power Ash's Pikachu has.

Step 1: Shove a Thunderstone in its face.
Step 2: Uh...
Step 3: ... that's it.

FZeroBoyoFebruary 02, 2011

Does it come with the obscene attack power that Ash's Pikachu has? Oh well, I might check it out if I have the time.

CaseyfamFebruary 02, 2011

Eh. The legendary trio promotion going on at Gamestop is better...

vuduFebruary 04, 2011

Who is NWR_Josh?

NWR_JoshJosh Max, Associate EditorFebruary 05, 2011

That would be me.

Josh is new blood...I mean fresh meat...I mean he's the new guy. Welcome him with open arms, you heathens!

Anyway. I got myself Ash's Pikachu tonight. He comes in at Lv. 50 with all the attacks listed about and a Light Ball (I forget what that does). His stats don't seem particularly high, though.

The Light Ball doubles both of Pikachu's attack stats and basically provides justification for the rat being a gamebreaker in the anime.

vuduFebruary 05, 2011

Quote from: NWR_Josh

That would be me.

Come play with us, Josh!

... forever and ever and ever ...

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