Pokemon X/Y Players: Get Your Free, Limited Edition Vivillon Right Now

Pokémon fans can get their hands on a special version of Vivillon to celebrate 100 million online trades.

Starting today, Pokémon X and Y players can get themselves a free, special version of Pokémon Vivillon to celebrate a major milestone for online Pokémon trading.

A whopping 100 million Pokémon have been traded through the Global Trade Station since its launch, hence the previously announced giveaway of this bug/flying-type Pokémon. Vivillon--which is basically a butterfly--is a popular Pokémon for trading because it has a number of different wing patterns depending on the real-world location its owner resides in. For this giveaway, the special "Fancy Pattern Vivillon" you see above is being made available to fans for a limited time. It even comes equipped with an exclusive move, Hold Hands, which has no effect beyond showing a brief embrace between Vivillon and the move's target. (Hey, at least it's not Splash.)

To get your free Pokémon, you'll simply need to go through the process of receiving a mystery gift in Pokémon X or Y. Instructions for how to do so, courtesy of Pokémon.com, follow:

  1. Connect your Nintendo 3DS system to the Internet.
  2. Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  3. Select Receive Gift, then Yes.
  4. Select Get Via Internet, then Yes.
  5. Watch as you receive Fancy Pattern Vivillon!
  6. Speak to the delivery girl in any Pokémon Center to receive your Vivillon.
  7. Be sure to save your game!

You'll have until the end of the month to grab your very own Vivillon, so be sure to get it while you can.

It's been a busy time for Pokémon fans recently: an orchestral concert tour will soon kick off, the Pokémon Online Store's launch is approaching, the franchise got its own dedicated iTunes hub, and the Pokémon National Championships took place this past weekend (with the World Championships set for next month). That's not all they have in store, either, as the Pokémon Omega Sapphire and Alpha Ruby remakes are scheduled for release on 3DS on November 21. In the meantime, they can be weirded out by fan reimaginings of various Pokémon.

Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX
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Discussion

17 comments
AM-Gamer
AM-Gamer

Day one for me, looks awesome and all the previews are extremely positive.

lilflipp
lilflipp

I'm the true pokeman master. I'm gonna show up in your town, find your youngsters, beat them up, take their money and leave. I have killed many poekmons, fear me.

gameexpert33
gameexpert33

Yay just got mine thanks gamespot for the info


quicktim3
quicktim3

to many pokemon now


"gotta catch them all" has lost its flair now that theirs prob like 1000+ pokemon. 

guydude3412
guydude3412

Sent it to my bro. He said I am the best. I am proud of myself.

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

@quicktim3 Each generation has its fair share of good pokémon, both competitive and non-competitive. If a trainer's goal is to catch all pokémon that's only up with them.

Trev9421
Trev9421

Can't tell if sarcastic or...

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

If they dropped that, do they have a new slogan?

MapleStoryPSN
MapleStoryPSN

@sanchango @MapleStoryPSN Used to play it yeeears ago but the game itself is godawful. Its only saving grace was the (terrible) community, which kept things interesting in between how pay-to-win-ish and grindy the game was.