Nintendo to give away rare Pokemon

Publisher offering hard-to-catch Zoroark monster to those who visit US game retailers from Sept. 18-25; Aussie/NZ getting promotion Sept. 16-Oct. 18.

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Nintendo announced today that Pokemon fans will have the opportunity to receive the rare creature Zoroark for a limited time at specialist game stores and Toys 'R' Us stores around the US, Australia, and New Zealand.

Zorua and Zoroark are the first fifth-generation Pokemon introduced.
Zorua and Zoroark are the first fifth-generation Pokemon introduced.

The offer will run from September 18 to September 25 in the US at all Toys 'R' Us stores, and from September 16 to October 16 in Australia and New Zealand at selected EB Games, GAME, and Toys 'R' Us stores that will be partaking in the distribution event. The full list of stores can be found on the Pokemon Black and White site after selecting the respective region and clicking on the "Get Zoroark" tab under "Pokemon."

Zoroark--who, according to Nintendo, cannot be caught under normal circumstances--is one of the first fifth-generation Pokemon to be introduced. The version given away in the promotion is a level 50 Zoroark that, according to Nintendo, knows the exclusive move snarl and comes in a cherish ball.

In order to obtain the Pokemon, both US and Australian users must bring their DS or 3DS with them to one of the stores, as well as their copy of Pokemon Black Version or Pokemon White Version. Users must not have more than 11 wonder cards in their possession.

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