Get your cartridges ready, folks. Pokemon X/Y players in the United Kingdom and the United States will have the opportunity to snag two special event Pokemon – a shiny Gengar and legendary monster Diancie – by heading to GAME and Gamestop stores, respectively.
American trainers will have to head to Gamestop between October 13th and October 26th to grab that shiny Gengar, which comes holding its mega stone Gengarite. Then, from October 27th to November 16th, head back to Gamestop to grab the Rock/Fairy legendary Diancie. If you trade Diancie to the upcoming Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire titles, you\’ll get the Diancite item to Mega Evolve it into Mega Diancie.
As for European players, the shiny Gengar will be available at GAME stores from October 15th through November 5th, while Diancie will be available from November 6th through November 28th. Apparently, Diancie will also become available in France, Germany, Spain, Belguim, The Netherlands & Italy around the same time, but dates for those events are currently unavailable.
These special event Pokemon are meant to tie in with the upcoming Trading Card Game set, Phantom Forces. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire hit shelves this November – the 21st for Japan, US, and Australia, and the 28th for Europe.