Nintendo giving away free Pokémon character to Aussies

Aussie gamers to receive rare Manaphy Pokémon for free via Wi-Fi download at JB Hi-Fi stores.

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Get Manaphy for free.

Nintendo Australia is giving Poké-maniacs a treat down under, with the company partnering with national electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi to give away a free rare Pokémon for use in the Nintendo DS's Pokémon Diamond or Pearl.

From November 7-13, gamers can go into any JB Hi-Fi store to download Manaphy, a rare Pokémon being featured in the latest Pokémon movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. Manaphy features an exclusive move called Heart Swap, which switches healing effects with other Pokémon.

Gamers will need to bring their Nintendo DS and an English version of Pokémon Diamond or Pearl to a JB Hi-Fi store to grab Manaphy. Nintendo has posted full instructions on its Australian Web site.

Discussion

34 comments
CamisadoBlue
CamisadoBlue

... why only Australia? .... RASCISM!!!!

neurotic_nerd
neurotic_nerd

When it says 'Pokedex' does it mean you need to have the National Pokedex in order to receive Manaphy? So players who have not completed the game can't download it?

jimikillsnerds
jimikillsnerds

Not for Aussies, for melbornians. Anyways I got an AR so meh.

AngelCage
AngelCage

Rare pokemon, but everyone could have it... COOL!!!!!!!!!!!

lamprey263
lamprey263

gawd, that'd require actually buying Pokemon, no way jose

prioritymail
prioritymail

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHERE IS OUR MANAPHY!!!!!!!!!!!

KeemDaDream22
KeemDaDream22

Dumb every1's gonna have isay they make a contest & battle 4 it?!

hassam7
hassam7

no way ure joking or wat? I never heard of it.

HarlockJC
HarlockJC moderator

They did give them out in the states. At Toys-R-US about a month ago

svaubel
svaubel

So when are they going to start giving out the rares for us in the States? Or has Nintendo forgotten about Arceus

Strike_Zer0
Strike_Zer0

Cool. Nice to see them going out of their way to offer something rare and that (presumably) people want too.

KingKoop
KingKoop

Go AU !! Never heard of Manaphy before? Maybe some kind AU players will do a lovely trade? ;)

SkankinForFalco
SkankinForFalco

I got real excited I thought real Poke'mon were being given away... Damn.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

It's nice to have friends in Australia who still play.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Why the hell don't Nintendo give us the option of downloading these rare Pokemon to WiiConnect24 and then send them to our DSs. What are you supposed to do if you miss these events exactly!? (I'm annoyed because I missed a recent Mew download)

Bowser05
Bowser05

That's cool, though it isn't THAT special since you can get it through PkMn Ranger. What I'm waiting for is Arceus. Yum.

Rockman_00X
Rockman_00X

I got mine at E for All here in L.A.

Maxx_the_Slash
Maxx_the_Slash

Us American's got our Manaphy's at Toys 'R' Us on September 29th. It felt strange standing in the game section with whiney brats bragging about their Pokemon. Luckily it was a wireless download so I could have downloaded it from anywhere in the games section, including away from them.

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

Nice for them, I'll wait until it gets here....

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Good move, people will go there and see SMG to pre-order so they will spend more. I am glad it is JB and not another EB.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

I will do this like 300 times and make that 6 year old child behind me wait as i put each one on the auction house MUAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAH

elektrixxx
elektrixxx

I've gotta tell my friend this right away.

Sillygostly
Sillygostly

The Manaphy will be Lv50 (apparantly) and it has a decent moveset. The only question is, would I be able to download it into my game without embarrassing the **** out of myself? :P

NuZZ01
NuZZ01

Lol, its is a freakin cutsey little pokemon I would set free if I played this when I was 10.

Jaysonguy
Jaysonguy

The US already got this at Toys R Us stores a couple months back. Nice to see it's in another area now.

Turbo-Evil
Turbo-Evil

Whiteghost09 - Don't you call us stupid. Yeah we get Manaphy, but we don't get many Nintendo events, and when we do, they don't give away the items required for event pokemon. Just stfu and stop whining.

GaZZuM
GaZZuM

i agree with darkcloud6... it's about time Nintendo started acknowledging it's Australian audience a bit... now if only they could learn to love us here in the UK ^.^;

darkcloud6
darkcloud6

soooooo lucky? it's about time we got something the rest of the world didn't.

Whiteghost09
Whiteghost09

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