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Pokémon and Nintendo Offer Limited Wi-Fi Distribution For Chance to Catch Elusive Pokémon

July 28, 2010 -Pok?mon TM Trainers get ready to unlock the secrets of the Enigma Stone as The Pok?mon Company International and Nintendo of America Inc. introduce a limited distribution via the Nintendo ? Wi-Fi Connection service. Beginning this Saturday, July 31, through Friday, August 27, players of Pok?mon HeartGold and Pok?mon SoulSilverVersions who have wireless broadband Internet access can receive the Enigma Stone for a chance to catch the amazing, yet elusive, Legendary Pok?mon Latias TM or Latios TM .

Similar to the other half of the Legendary pair that can be caught normally during gameplay, the Pok?mon encountered with the Enigma Stone will be at Level 40. In exchange for the Enigma Stone, Pok?mon fans will also get the Soul Dew, a held item that powers up the Special Attack and Special Defense of Latios and Latias. Only Pok?mon players who have beaten the Elite Four, claimed the National Pok?dex, and have two or fewer Wonder Cards can solve the riddle of the Enigma Stone to capture Latios for Pok?mon HeartGold Version or Latias for Pok?mon SoulSilver Version.

This special distribution event is only available for a limited time. For more information, players should visit www.pokemon.com.

Latios and Latias are both eligible for use at the Pok?mon Video Game World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, August 14-15. Pok?mon video game players can still win a spot to compete for the title of Pok?mon World Champion by participating in the Last Chance Qualifier tournament taking place on August 13, 2010, at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii. For more information on the 2010 Pok?mon VGC series, visit www.pokemonvgc.com.

About Pok?mon

The Pok?mon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pok?mon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pok?mon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pok?mon website. Pok?mon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children'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 TM home console and Nintendo DS TM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System TM , Nintendo has sold more than 3.3 billion video games and more than 558 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi TM and Nintendo DSi XL TM , as well as the Game Boy TM , Game Boy Advance, Super NES TM , Nintendo 64 TM and Nintendo GameCube TM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario TM , Donkey Kong TM , Metroid TM , Zelda TM and Pok?mon TM . A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at www.nintendo.com.



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