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Member Card

The Member Card (Japanese: メンバーズカード Member's Card) is a key event item available in Pokémon Platinum. It is only obtainable through a Nintendo Event. The player must have activated Mystery Gift in order to receive the gift via Wi-Fi. It is the second of the four event items in the Sinnoh-based games, being preceeded by the Secret Key and followed by Oak's Letter.

The Member Card grants the player access to the Harbor Inn. Shortly after, the player will meet a strange old man, have a nightmare, and travel to Newmoon Island, where Darkrai can be obtained. If Darkrai is obtained, a booming voice will talk to the player (which is thought to come from Arceus) and the player will wake up from their nightmare with Darkrai either in their party or in the PC. The player can rebattle Darkrai again, if fled from or fainted.

Before the player may enter the Harbor Inn using the Member Card, the player must first meet Cresselia, obtain the Lunar Wing, and use it to dispel the nightmares Darkrai inflicts on the sailor's son.

Distribution

Game Version Duration
Wi-Fi Specific Locations
Japanese Dec. 1, 2008 to Jan. 15, 2009 -
North American Aug. 3 to Sept. 13, 2009
PAL Aug. 3 to Sept. 13, 2009
Korean - Nov. 21 to Dec. 27, 2009

Wonder Card

Japanese

*ふしぎなカード 491MS.png
メンバ-ズカ-ド プレゼント
フレンドリィショップで うけとったら
かならず レポ-トを かこう!
ダ-クライにであう ほうほうは ポケットモンスタ-
オフィシャルサイトで かくにん してね!


English

Wonder Card 491MS.png
The Member Card!
For more info on how to get DARKRAI,
visit the official Pokémon website.
Be sure to save your game after you
pick up the Member Card at a
Poké Mart.


French

Wonder Card 491MS.png
La Carte Membre!
Rendez-vous sur le site Pokémon
officiel pour savoir comment obtenir
DARKRAI. Allez tout d'abord récupérer
la Carte Membre dans une Boutique
Pokémon, puis pensez à sauvegarder.


German

Wonder Card 491MS.png
Eine Mitgliedskarte für dich!
Die offizielle Pokémon-Webseite verrät
dir, wie du dir DARKRAI holen kannst.
Vergiss nicht, deinen Spielstand zu
sichern, wenn du die Mitgl.Karte im
Pokémon-Supermarkt abgeholt hast.


Italian

Wonder Card 491MS.png
Ecco la Scheda Soci!
Visita il sito ufficiale Pokémon per
ulteriori informazioni su come
ottenere DARKRAI. Ricorda di salvare
il gioco dopo aver ritirato la Scheda
Soci in un Pokémon-Market.


Spanish

Wonder Card 491MS.png
¡El Carné Socio!
Para saber cómo conseguir a DARKRAI,
visita la página oficial de Pokémon.
Asegúrate de guardar la partida cuando
recojas el Carné Socio en la
Tienda Pokémon.


Trivia

  • Before official distribution, the Member Card featured many different names including; Member's Card, Membership Pass, Member's Pass, etc. until it was revealed to officially be called the Member Card.
  • In the Member Card's description, it says that the last date marked on it was 50 years ago. On the official artwork, it is labeled "1958.12.1", exactly 50 years before the first Japanese distribution.
  • When receiving it from the man in the Poké Mart, it will display its name as "Member's Card", though in the bag, it is simply "Member Card".
  • Strangely, the door will not open when used after defeating or capturing Darkrai. This is most likely due to the fact that there is no mirage created by Darkrai to "open" the door.
  • The Member Card opening the door of an inn is somewhat similar to the way some hotels today use key cards for room access.

See also

Bulbanews
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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)
LocalTrading
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 VIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VI
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Global Link
Gen VGen VI
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