Event item

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An event item is a special type of key item, usually used to get an otherwise unobtainable legendary Pokémon.

In the past, they were usually distributed via Nintendo events. This was often limited to certain countries where Nintendo decided to hold events, and even then, they were only held in certain cities where distribution hardware or software could be set up. However, this has changed with the advent of new technology, namely hardware in the form of the Nintendo DS and DS cards, the software of DS games, better access to the internet, and better availability to Wi-Fi access points or hardware to create one.

Event items in Generation IV were at first offered at events in addition to over Wi-Fi, but physical events for items have been phased out in favor of distribution over Wi-Fi. This has two obvious benefits. The first is to players, for as long as one can get Wi-Fi access to the internet, they can receive event items from anywhere. The second is to Nintendo, which saves money from not having to set up events just for items around the world.

Starting Generation IV, all items and Pokémon that are downloaded into a game as a Mystery Gift are also bundled with a Wonder Card. The Generation IV games will only allow a maximum of three Wonder Cards to be stored while the Generation V games will only allow a maximum of twelve Wonder Cards to be stored; to download a new one, an old one must be deleted. It is important to note that while an item may usually require an event to be completed (most commonly receiving the National Pokédex) in order to be delivered, players can still download the Mystery Gift into their game, regardless if they have met those requirements or not. The deliveryman will hold onto a Mystery Gift as long as its Wonder Card is stored, and the player can pick it up anytime once they have completed the conditions for accepting the delivery.

List of event items

Generation II

Generation III

The MysticTicket and AuroraTicket were available through the Pokémon Rocks America tour.

Generation IV

Generation V

Items RepelsEvolutionary stonesFossilsFlutesShardsHeld items
Escape itemsExchangeable itemsValuable itemsLegendary artifacts
Medicine PotionsStatus condition healing itemsRevives
EthersVitaminsWingsDrinksHerbal medicine
Berries and Apricorns Poké BallsBerriesMulchApricorns
Aesthetic DecorationsAccessoriesBackdropsPropsDécorClothing
Others MailBattle itemsKey ItemsEvent items

Event exclusives
BerriesGS BallEon TicketMysticTicketAuroraTicketOld Sea Map
Pokétch AppsGracideaSecret KeyMember CardOak's LetterAzure Flute
Enigma StoneLiberty PassDrivesDiscount CouponDiancitePrison Bottle

Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Generation VII: Japanese region (Nintendo Network) • American region (Nintendo Network)
PAL region (Nintendo Network) • Korean region (Nintendo Network)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network)
LocalQR Codes
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VIIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based)
Global Link
Gen VGen VIGen VII

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