Bet You Didn’t Know About These 11 Event Pokemon


Event Pokemon are only available for games such as Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby, X, and Y

Rare Pokemon monsters aren’t the only holy grail people run towards when playing Pokemon games other than Pokemon Go augmented reality mobile video game

It turns out, Pokemon is offering Pokemon players just a little bit more than MewTwo and Articuno.

Of course, what we are referring to are Event Pokemon.

Event Pokemon are basically very special Pokemon that are only available to Pokemon players at selected Nintendo Network events or exclusive locations.

These Event Pokemon last for a very short period of time before they are gone from the game forever.

For example, this year Event Pokemon will be distributed during events which will be held once a year. A total of eleven Event Pokemon monsters will be given away this year.

These Event Pokemon will be available for games such as Pokemon Omega, X, Y, and Alpha Sapphire.

To collect these Pokemon, you need to choose the option “Mystery Gift” from the main menu of Pokemon Games. For example, you could select Mystery Gift option at the main menu of Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire game.

However, the selection of Mystery Gift option is only the first step. After you have selected yours, you need to proceed towards step two which is dependent on the method of distribution.

A lot of Pokemon are distributed over the internet, but some are given away at selected area via Wi-Fi connections.

And if that wasn’t enough then there are other Pokemon that are only available through special codes.

When you have finally received your Pokemon, you can go to a Delivery Woman at a Pokemon Center inside the game. In other words, you can obtain your Event Pokemon from any Pokemon Center in the game.

Remember, you must have an open position in your party.

If you want to check out a specific Nature or Individual Values, then you need to do that before talking to the Delivery Woman. Also, you need to save your game before you complete the previous step.

After talking to the Delivery Woman (and saving your game before that), you need to Soft Reset your game.

You can do that by pressing L + R + START or SELECT.

Along with an Event Pokemon, you will also receive an additional Wonder Card.

Wonder Cards, no matter how many of them you currently have, are visible in the Card Album inside the Mystery Gift Menu.

You can only have 24 Wonder Cards on a single game cartridge.

If, for some reason, you are unable to obtain an Event Pokemon then the problem could lie with your Wonder Cards. Try to delete some of your Wonder Cards to receive more Event Pokemon.

With that primer of Event Pokemon out of the way, let’s take a look at the eleven Pokemon Nintendo will be releasing this year, every month.


Shaymin will be released worldwide from July 1, 2016 – July 24, 2016. (at the time of writing, Shaymin had already been released)

Shaymin will be the first Event Pokemon that will be distributed by Nintendo via Nintendo Network over the internet.

It is one of the eleven Mythical Pokemon monsters and will make an appearance for the 20th anniversary of Pokemon.

If you want to obtain this Pokemon, then select Mystery Gift from your main menu and then select via Internet in Pokemon games like Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, or Y.

More importantly, you need to perform the actions above between the event dates (which were mentioned at the start of this section) because it is only between those dates that you’ll be able to download Shaymin Pokemon to your game.

When you have done then, simply visit a Pokemon Center and talk to the delivery person inside the Center to add Shaymin to your Pokemon team.

Shaymin is a Level 100 Pokemon and its type is grass. Its special ability is Natural Cure and can perform moves like seed Flare, Aromatherapy, Substitute and Energy Ball.


If you want to catch them all and read the instructions for each event Pokemon.


Arceus Pokemon will be available worldwide between August 1st, 2016 and August 24, 2016.

Arceus Pokemon will be the second Event Pokemon released by Nintendo, and it will be delivered via a special code from THEGOD for the twentieth anniversary of Pokemon game.

To obtain Arceus, simply connect your Nintendo device to the internet and then select Mystery Gift option from the main menu.

Then select Receive Gift and then choose Get With Code option. After that, input your special code if you’re playing any Pokemon game such as Pokemon Omega, X, Y, or Alpha Sapphire.

Again, you will need to do these actions between event dates as only then will you be able to download Arceus to your game.

As mentioned before, simply visit your nearest Pokemon Center and talk to the delivery person present inside to add Arceus to your collection of Pokemon.

Arceus is also a level 100 Pokemon and has a type of “normal”. Its special ability is Multitype and can perform moves such as Judgement, Perish Song, Hyper Beam, and Recover.


Victini will be available between September 1, 2016 and September 24, 2016.

Needless to say, Victini is also one of the eleven mythical Pokemon and it will be distributed via Nintendo Network over the internet for the 20th anniversary of Pokemon.

Follow the procedure as mentioned before in order to download Victini to your game.

The process is as follows; Select “Mystery Gift” option then “get via internet”.

These options should be easily visible to you if you’re playing Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X or Y.

Do we really need to mention that you need to do this between event dates and not at any other time?

For clarity’s sake, visit a Pokemon Center and talk to the delivery person present at the Center to add Victini to your arsenal.

Victini is also a level 100 Pokemon and actually has two types, namely Psychic and Fire. Its special ability is Victory Star and is able to perform moves such as Incinerate, Confusion, Endure and Quick Attack.


Keldeo will be released worldwide between October 1, 2016 and October 24, 2016. It will be delivered via Nintendo Network over the internet and will be downloadable once you select the Mystery Gift option and then select get via internet option.

Of course, these Event Pokemon are only available for games such as Pokemon Omega, Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, or Y.

To add it to your team, you need to visit a Pokemon Center and speak to a delivery person.

Keldeo is a level 100 Pokemon and has two types: Water and Fighting.

Its special ability is Justified and can execute moves such as Bubble Beam, Double Kick, Aqua Jet and Leer.


Gensects mythical Pokemon’s worldwide release is expected to be between November 1, 2016 and November 24, 2016.

Nintendo will release it via special code from stores such as GameStops and GAME. You’ll need to connect to the internet and then select Mystery Gift option.

After that, you need to go to “Received Gift” option and then select “Get with code” option.

Then, enter your code and download the Pokemon by visiting a Pokemon Center and talking to a delivery person there.

Make sure your game is one of Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, or Y and the date is between the release dates.

Genesect, a level 100 Pokemon, is a type Bug and Steel critter. It’s special ability is Download and can enforce moves such as Magnet Bomb, Techno Blast, Solar Beam, and Signal Beam.


Worldwide release date will be between December 1, 2016 and December 24, 2016. It will be distributed via Nintendo Network over the internet. To download it on your team select Mystery Gift option and then Get via Internet option in aforementioned Pokemon games. Don’t forget to go to a Pokemon Center (and talk to a delivery person) to actually obtain the Pokemon.

Meloetta is a level 100 Pokemon with Normal and Psychic type attributes. Its special ability if Serene Grace and can do Quick Attack moves along with Confusion and Round.  

Mew (Release Date: May 25, 2016 – August 31, 2016)

Mew was delivered via special code at GameStops and GAME stores, but if you missed it when it first got distributed then don’t worry, you could still have it.

To do that, sign up for a trainer account on the official Pokemon website. The sign up will be free.

Then sign up for their newsletter as well. After that, you will receive your special code for Mew in your email inbox.

That code will allow you to download Mew to your game (Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, or Y).

After that follow the standard procedure. Go to Mystery Gift option then to Receive Gift option and then to Get With Code option.

Enter your code to download Mew to your Pokemon game and visit the nearest Pokemon Center to bolster your team with Mew. Don’t forget to talk to the delivery person as well.

Mew, a level 100 Pokemon, has type Psychic and has a special ability of Synchronize. Its special move is Pound.


All these Pokemon require special steps. So read carefully.

Shiny Yveltal(Release Date: May 20, 2016 – May 26, 2016)

Yveltal is actually one of the three Pokemon which will be released via Nintendo Network over the internet in the month of May.

It’s release will celebrate the debut of titles such as Pokemon the Series: XYZ anime. To get it simply select Mystery Gift then Get Via Internet in Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby, X or Y.

You have to perform these actions within the due dates and then visit a Pokemon center to add Shiny Yveltal to your armory.

Yveltal is a level 100 Pokemon with type Dark and Flying. Its special ability is Dark Aura and can complete moves such as Oblivion Wing, Foul Play, Sucker Punch and Dark Pulse.

Manaphy(Release Date: June 1 , 2016 – June 24 , 2016)

It is one of the eleven Mythical Pokemon and was distributed through Nintendo Network over the internet. It was also released to mark the 20th anniversary of Pokemon.

The process remains the same. Go to Mystery Gift option and then hit Get Via Internet. Download the Pokemon within the release dates and visit a Pokemon Center to add the Pokemon to your team.

Manaphy, a level 100 Pokemon, is a water type Pokemon. Its special ability is Hydration and can finish its opponents off with moves such as Tail Glow, Water Sport.

Regirock, Regice, Registeel (North American Release Date: July 11, 2016 – July 31, 2016)

Pokemon universe has four Regi Pokemon and three of them will be available for download as a special event Pokemon.

It will only be available to those who access the Pokemon Bank and that too in a limited time.

Why should you go for Regi Pokemon? Simple. They all have a unique and rare hidden ability.

If you’re wondering what on earth is a Pokemon Bank, then read on.

Pokemon Bank can be called an app. Yes, can be because it actually isn’t. It is available only on Nintendo 3DS and its function is to enable players to transport Pokemon from Generation 5 games to Generation 6 games.

Nintendo has announced now that Pokemon Bank will work with digital versions of Generation 1 games and Pokemon players will be able to relocate their Pokemon from older games to the latest Pokemon Sun and Moon games.

This app can be had for $4.99 per year (which is a membership fee).

You must be playing Pokemon X, Y, Alpha Sapphire , or Omega Ruby video game in order to obtain these rare Pokemon.

While in the main menu, select the Pokemon Link option and when you have collected your Pokemon in your Pokemon Bank then select Pokemon Link again.

As a result, these three Pokemon will be transferred to you, in the game, in a box.

Don’t forget that you can only take these Pokemon once for a single Pokemon Bank account.

For those interested, Regirock is a level 50 Pokemon and has a type of Rock.

Its special ability if Sturdy and it can perform moves such as Hammer Arm, Stone Edge, Ice Punch and Explosion.

Regoce, on the other hand, is also a level 50 Pokemon but has the type Ice. Its special ability if Ice Body and can execute moves such as Thunderbolt, Hail, Amnesia and Ice Beam.

Finally, Registeel is also a level 50 Pokemon with type Steel. Light Metal is its special ability and it can perform moves such as Gravity, Rock Slide Iron Defense and Iron Head.


That’s it folks. Let it sink in for a bit and when you’re ready, mark down the release dates to get yourself some unique Pokemon.




Zohair is currently a content crafter at Technologypep and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.


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