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List of Nintendo event Pokémon with in-game effects

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Reason: In-game effects for the Event Meloetta and Keldeo, and a complete listing of the events.

This is a reverse-chronological list of Nintendo event Pokémon for all regions that may have effects when transferred to a Pokémon game.

List of event Pokémon

Reshiram

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Reshiram Dex No. 643 Fire Blue Flare Wishing Ribbon.png
Lv.100 Type Fire Fusion Flare
Spr 5b 643.png Dragon Fire Ice Mist
Item Dragon Draco Meteor
Dragon Gem Dragon Gem Turboblaze Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unlocks the Pokémon Movie special home when tucked in.
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unknown


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
W Satoshi Reshiram Japanese Japan 100 July 16 to September 30, 2011
W Han Jiu Reshiram Korean South Korea 100 December 22, 2011 to February 29, 2012
W Dutch Reshiram English The Netherlands 100 February 18, 2012
W Spring 2012 Reshiram English Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
W Spring 2012 Reshiram French Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to 25, 2012
W Spring 2012 Reshiram German Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
W Spring 2012 Reshiram Italian Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
W Spring 2012 Reshiram Spanish Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012

Zekrom

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Zekrom Dex No. 644 Electric Bolt Strike Wishing Ribbon.png
Lv.100 Type Electric Fusion Bolt
Spr 5b 644.png Dragon Electric Ice Haze
Item Dragon Outrage
Dragon Gem Dragon Gem Teravolt Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unlocks the Pokémon Movie special home when tucked in.
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unknown


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
B Satoshi Zekrom Japanese Japan 100 July 16 to September 30, 2011
B Han Jiu Zekrom Korean South Korea 100 December 22, 2011 to February 29, 2012
B Dutch Zekrom English The Netherlands 100 February 18, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom English Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom French Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to 25, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom German Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom Italian Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom Spanish Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012

Celebi

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png CELEBI Dex No. 251 Grass Leaf Storm Classic Ribbon.png
Lv.50 Type Normal Recover
Spr 5b 251.png Psychic Grass Dark Nasty Plot
Item Psychic Healing Wish
Jaboca Berry Jaboca Berry Natural Cure Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Allows the player to battle Giovanni.
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Allows a Zorua to join the party.


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HGSS 13th Movie Premiere Celebi Japanese Japan 50 July 10 to September 30, 2010
HGSS Cinema Celebi Korean South Korea 50 December 23, 2010 to February 28, 2011
HGSS Winter 2011 Celebi French France 50 February 1 to March 3, 2011
HGSS Winter 2011 Celebi Italian Italy 50 February 1 to March 3, 2011
HGSS Winter 2011 Celebi Spanish Spain 50 February 1 to March 3, 2011
HGSS Winter 2011 Celebi English Europe 50 February 11 to March 12, 2011
HGSS Winter 2011 Celebi English North America 50 February 5 to March 20, 2011
HGSS Winter 2011 Celebi German Germany 50 February 18 to 27, 2011

Raikou

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png RAIKOU Dex No. 243 Electric Zap Cannon Classic Ribbon.png
Lv.30 Type Normal Weather Ball
Spr 5b 243 s.png ShinyVStar.png Electric Unknown Fighting Aura Sphere
Item Normal ExtremeSpeed
Micle Berry Micle Berry Pressure Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Enables a battle with a wild Zoroark.
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unknown


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPtHGSS Crown Raikou Japanese Japan 30 June 18 to August 31, 2010
DPPtHGSS Shinsegae Raikou Korean South Korea 30 September 11 to October 24, 2010
DPPtHGSS Crown City Raikou Korean South Korea 30 December 16, 2010 to January 9, 2011
DPPtHGSS GameStop Raikou English North America 30 January 3 to 9, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Raikou English Wi-Fi 30 February 7 to 13, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Raikou French Wi-Fi 30 February 7 to 13, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Raikou German Wi-Fi 30 February 7 to 13, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Raikou Italian Wi-Fi 30 February 7 to 13, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Raikou Spanish Wi-Fi 30 February 7 to 13, 2011

Entei

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png ENTEI Dex No. 244 Fire Flare Blitz Classic Ribbon.png
Lv.30 Type Normal Crush Claw
Spr 5b 244 s.png ShinyVStar.png Fire Unknown Normal Howl
Item Normal ExtremeSpeed
Custap Berry Custap Berry Pressure Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Enables a battle with a wild Zoroark.
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unknown


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPtHGSS Crown Entei Japanese Japan 30 June 18 to August 31, 2010
DPPtHGSS Shinsegae Entei Korean South Korea 30 October 30 to November 28, 2010
DPPtHGSS Crown City Entei Korean South Korea 30 December 16, 2010 to January 9, 2011
DPPtHGSS GameStop Entei English North America 30 January 17 to 23, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Entei English Wi-Fi 30 February 14 to 20, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Entei French Wi-Fi 30 February 14 to 20, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Entei German Wi-Fi 30 February 14 to 20, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Entei Italian Wi-Fi 30 February 14 to 20, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Entei Spanish Wi-Fi 30 February 14 to 20, 2011

Suicune

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png SUICUNE Dex No. 245 Ice Sheer Cold Classic Ribbon.png
Lv.30 Type Water Aqua Ring
Spr 5b 245 s.png ShinyVStar.png Water Unknown Flying Air Slash
Item Normal ExtremeSpeed
Rowap Berry Rowap Berry Pressure Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Enables a battle with a wild Zoroark.
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unknown


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPtHGSS Crown Suicune Japanese Japan 30 June 18 to August 31, 2010
DPPtHGSS Crown City Suicune Korean South Korea 30 December 16, 2010 to January 9, 2011
DPPtHGSS GameStop Suicune English North America 30 January 31 to February 6, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Suicune English Wi-Fi 30 February 21 to 27, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Suicune French Wi-Fi 30 February 21 to 27, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Suicune German Wi-Fi 30 February 21 to 27, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Suicune Italian Wi-Fi 30 February 21 to 27, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Suicune Spanish Wi-Fi 30 February 21 to 27, 2011

Jirachi

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png JIRACHI Dex No. 385 Normal Wish Classic Ribbon.png
Lv.5 Type Psychic Confusion
Spr 4d 385.png Steel Psychic Psychic Rest
Item Dragon Draco Meteor
Liechi Berry Liechi Berry Serene Grace Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Night Sky's Edge will be unlocked.
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unknown


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPt Nintendo Zone Jirachi Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
5 June 19 to July 17, 2009
DPPt Nintendo of Korea Jirachi Korean South Korea 5 January 30 to 31, 2010
DPPt GameStop Jirachi English United States 5 February 27 to March 13, 2010
DPPt PKLATAM Jirachi English Latin America 5 February 27 to March 14, 2010
DPPt Summer 2010 Jirachi English Australia 5 June 3 to 13, 2010
DPPt Summer 2010 Jirachi English Wi-Fi 5 June 26 to July 16, 2010
DPPt Summer 2010 Jirachi French Wi-Fi 5 June 26 to July 16, 2010
DPPt Summer 2010 Jirachi German Wi-Fi 5 June 26 to July 16, 2010
DPPt Summer 2010 Jirachi Italian Wi-Fi 5 June 26 to July 16, 2010
DPPt Summer 2010 Jirachi Spanish Wi-Fi 5 June 26 to July 16, 2010

Arceus

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png ARCEUS Dex No. 493 Normal Judgment Classic Ribbon.png
Lv.100 Type Dragon Roar of Time
Spr 4p 493.png Normal Unknown Dragon Spacial Rend
Item Ghost Shadow Force
Rowap Berry Rowap Berry Multitype Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: A level 1 Dialga, Palkia or Giratina can be obtained
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Learn more about Arceus at the Oreburgh Mine


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPt 12th Movie Premiere Arceus Japanese Japan 100 July 18 to September 30, 2009
DPPt Toys "R" Us Arceus English United States 100 November 7 to 15, 2009
DPPt Michina Arceus English Australia 100 November 5 to 16, 2009
DPPt Cinema Arceus Korean South Korea 100 December 24, 2009 to January 31, 2010
DPPt Michina Arceus German Germany 100 February 17 to April 9, 2010
DPPt Michina Arceus Italian Italy 100 February 17 to March 26, 2010
DPPt Michina Arceus English Europe 100 February 20 to April 10, 2010
DPPt Michina Arceus French Europe 100 February 22 to April 11, 2010
DPPt Michina Arceus Spanish Spain 100 February 22 to April 11, 2010

Pikachu-colored Pichu

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png PICHU Dex No. 172 Electric Charge Classic Ribbon.png
Lv.30 Type Electric Volt Tackle
Spr 4h 172 s.png ShinyIVStar.png Electric Unknown Normal Endure
Item Normal Endeavor
Everstone Everstone Static Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: The Spiky-eared Pichu can be obtained
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unknown


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPt Shokotan Pichu Japanese Japan 30Shiny June 19 to August 31, 2009
DPPt Mikena Pichu Korean South Korea 30Shiny December 17, 2009 to January 6, 2010
DPPt GameStop Pichu English United States 30Shiny January 30 to February 14, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu English Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu French Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu German Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu Italian Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu Spanish Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010

Shaymin

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png SHAYMIN Dex No. 492 Grass Seed Flare Classic Ribbon.png
Lv.50 Type Grass Aromatherapy
Spr 5b 492.png Grass Unknown Normal Substitute
Item Grass Energy Ball
Micle Berry Micle Berry Natural Cure Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: The Gracidea can be obtained
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unknown


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Movie Shaymin Japanese Japan 50 July 19 to September 30, 2008
DP Toys "R" Us Shaymin English United States 50 February 8 to 14, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin English Europe 50 April 4 to June 20, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin Spanish Spain 50 April 15 to May 15, 2009
DP Film 11 Shaymin German Germany 50 April 25 to May 22, 2009
DP Film 11 Shaymin French Europe 50 May 12 to July 11, 2009
DP Film 11 Shaymin Italian Italy 50 May 16 to June 20, 2009
DPPt Character Fair Shaymin Korean South Korea 50 July 24 to 26, 2009
DPPtHGSS Time Square Shaymin Korean South Korea 30 May 1 to 2, 2010
BW Pokémon Center Shaymin Japanese Japan 50 December 19, 2011 to January 5, 2012

Regigigas

Pokémon Info Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png REGIGIGAS Dex No. 486 Steel Iron Head None
Lv.100 Type Rock Rock Slide
Spr 4p 486.png Normal Unknown Ice Icy Wind
Item Normal Crush Grip
Custap Berry Custap Berry Slow Start Ability
Has an in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unlocks the Rock Peak, Iceberg and Iron Ruins
Has another in-game effect in: Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 DW Effect: Unknown


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Movie Regigigas Japanese Japan 100 June 20 to August 31, 2008
DP Toys "R" Us Regigigas English United States 100 March 8 to 21, 2009
DP Nintendo of Korea Regigigas Korean South Korea 100 June 20 to 21, 2009
DPPt Summer 2009 Regigigas Spanish Spain 100 July 11 to August 30, 2009
DPPt Summer 2009 Regigigas Italian Italy 100 July 18 to 19, 2009
DPPt Summer 2009 Regigigas English Europe 100 July 25 to September 7, 2009
DPPt Summer 2009 Regigigas German Germany 100 August 29 to October 4, 2009
DPPt Summer 2009 Regigigas French France 100 September 18 to 20, 2009; November 2, 2009

Pikachu

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
PIKACHU Dex No. Electric ThunderShock
Lv.5 025 Normal Growl
Spr 1y 025.png Type Water Surf
Electric Unknown -- --
Item Berry* or Light Ball*
Has an in-game effect in: RJ GJ BJ Y G S C Effect: Unlocks the Pikachu's Beach minigame.
R B


Distribution dates

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RGB Nintendo 64 Pikachu Japanese Japan 5 September 21 to October 31, 1997
RGB CoroCoro Surfing Pikachu Japanese Japan  ? September 1997
RGB CoroCoro Flying Pikachu Japanese Japan  ? October 1997
RGB Summer 1998 Pokémon Battle Tour Pikachu Japanese Japan  ? July 19 to August 23, 1998
RBY Nintendo Power Pikachu English United States  ? October to November 1, 1999



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