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Get an Extremely Rare Shiny Dialga, Shiny Palkia, and Shiny Giratina Only at Game stores in the UK for a Limited Time Only

Fans Can Only Get These Shiny Legendary Pokeacute;mon During Three Special Limited Time Events

LONDON, UKndash; July 29, 2013: In celebration of the highly anticipated launch of Pokeacute;mon X and Pokeacute;mon Y for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the first of three legendary character distribution events begins August 30 th at participating Game stores across the UK.

Players can get their hands on Shiny versions of the Legendary Pokeacute;monmdash;Dialga, Palkia, and Giratinamdash;starting with, Dialga, which was featured on the cover of the Pokeacute;mon Diamond video game. What makes this event extraordinary is that each of the distributed Legendary Pokeacute;mon, which are already difficult to get during gameplay, will be Shiny, meaning they have unusual colouring that is extremely rare. Each Shiny Pokeacute;mon will be available, one at a time, for only two weeks each, so Trainers will need to plan accordingly and head to a participating Game store if they want to add these extremely rare Legendary Pokeacute;mon to their Pokeacute;mon Black, Pokeacute;mon White, Pokeacute;mon Black 2, or Pokeacute;mon White 2 game.

Once Steel- and Dragon-type Dialgarsquo;s distribution ends on September 12 th, Pokeacute;mon fans can get a Shiny version of Water- and Dragon-type Pokeacute;mon, Palkia, beginning Septembernbsp;13 th and a Shiny version of the Ghost- and Dragon-type Pokeacute;mon, Giratina, beginning September 27 th. Both of the subsequent events are also taking place at participating Game outlets across the UK. Palkia is the Legendary Pokeacute;mon featured on the cover of Pokeacute;mon Pearl, and the Giratina players will receive is the same Legendary Pokeacute;mon that appears in both Pokeacute;mon Diamond and Pokeacute;mon Pearl.

Fans who own Pokeacute;mon Black, Pokeacute;mon White, Pokeacute;mon Black 2, or Pokeacute;mon White 2 can bring their copy of the game and their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo DS system to participating Game stores and get a Shiny Dialga, Shiny Palkia, and Shiny Giratina during the following dates:

    <*>Shiny Dialga: Friday August 30 th, 2013ndash; Thursday September 12 th, 2013 <*>Shiny Palkia: Friday September 13 th, 2013ndash; Thursday September 26 th, 2013 <*>Shiny Giratina: Friday September 27 th, 2013ndash; Friday October 11 th 2013
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Players will need to have the Pokeacute;dex within the game and have no more than 11 Wonder Cards in their possession.

Be sure to visit Pokemon.co.uk, like the official Pokeacute;mon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon, and follow Pokeacute;mon on Twitter @Pokemon to receive the latest Pokeacute;mon news.

About Pokeacute;mon

The Pokeacute;mon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokeacute;mon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokeacute;mon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokeacute;mon website. Pokeacute;mon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular childrenrsquo;s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

About Nintendo

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii Utrade; and Wiitrade; home console, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment Systemtrade;, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 654 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wiitrade;, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSitrade; and Nintendo DSi XLtrade;, as well as the Game Boytrade;, Game Boy Advancetrade;, Super NEStrade;, Nintendo 64trade; and Nintendo GameCubetrade; systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mariotrade;, Donkey Kongtrade;, Metroidtrade;, Zeldatrade; and Pokeacute;montrade;.nbsp; A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe. www.nintendo.co.uk

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Contact:

Lauren Dillon

Premier

+ 44 (2) 207 292 6438

lauren.dillon@premiercomms.com

Yunus Ibrahim

Premier

+ 44 (2) 207 292 7379

yunus.ibrahim@premiercomms.com

Emily Britt

The Pokeacute;mon Company International

+ 44 (0) 207 381 70 16

e.britt@pokemon.com

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