Talk:Pre-order bonus

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Some stuff

With Diamond and Pearl, I got a little DS case with the three starters on it. For HeartGold and SoulSilver, I thought the Arceus figure was only in Japan...And also, should it be added that Black and White can already be pre-ordered at GameStop? Though it doesn't say what you get yet... →ΑΧΧΟΝΝfire 23:11, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Maybe some are Japan-exclusive, maybe not. Feel free to edit, just make sure you follow the conventions of the 'pedia. ht14 23:45, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
I should be able to answer a bit about UK preorder gifts...
The Arceus figure was also available in the UK, if you preordered both games at GAME stores on the day of the Arceus event(it was labeled with other European names of HGSS, so maybe it was elsewhere too).
Also in GAME stores one set of Mystery Dungeon games (I think it was Red and Blue, but can't confirm...) came with a preorder gift of a mini guide with some interviews and manga. Similar things were given away with FireRed and LeafGreen. Diamond and Pearl in just got the styli, and Platinum the figurine, where HMV got it in a tin.
HMV also got HeartGold and SoulSilver DS cases with preorders(no figurines though), and I've heard American Wal-Mart got some sort of Pokéwalker skins.
Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Colosseum all got Paks which came with their respective console, and were all hard to find without preordering, though weren't exclusive per se I don't think.
I don't think any older games had any, but it has been ages since any of them came out. I've preordered about every Pokémon game as far since Gold/Silver as far as I can remember so I should still have the gifts somewhere to give details about them. Bluesun 07:05, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
BW update! Preordering BW in GAME in the UK gets you a special poster. From the look of the picture shown in GAME there'll only be one poster showing both games irrespective of which version you preorder. Bluesun 01:08, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Hey Bluesun? I'll need some solid links to information, as well as pictures of said items for all of them if you can; when you do, just add them into the article. Thanks! ht14 04:04, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Alright, I'll see what I can do. Solid links may be a bit hard since sites like GAME tend to like deleting pre-order gift information just around launch, for example the BW poster is mentioned here but might not be in a week. Here's some info about the HGSS HMV cases, livejournal but the pictures are hotlinked from hmv themselves (who have long since removed their own info, but obviously kept their pictures up). The Platinum tin can be seen on youtube here, and it looks like HMV sold off some tins on their rewards scheme purehmv by the name of the linked page, but, the page itself is dead. The Ruby/Sapphire Super Paks seem a bit more widely reported, even IGN have an article on them.
The Arceus figurine may be one of the hardest to find info on, it seemed even at the store people there didn't know until the day they were given out. The site's page about the event where it was given out still exists, and in tiny small print at the very bottom vaguely references the Arceus figurine, but I think that's all you'll find for an official link. I'll try looking through old games magazines to see if any gifts got mentioned in them, but unfortunately can't scan in magazines. Bluesun 10:09, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Checked with some employees at Gamestop earlier when I went to the Celebi event, there is no prize for pre-ordering Black or White, instead it is just the Celebi event. If anyone else can ask a Gamestop Employee to further back up this story that would be swell. -Tyler53841 05:05, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

@Bluesun, why can't you scan? Just upload it via the Archives... unless you don't have a scanner. @Tyler, I don't think there is anything in regards to pre-ordering BW, otherwise they would have announced it a long time ago. ht14 01:01, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
Yup, no scanner. Did find this though mentioning the UK stylii for DP, as well as a certain pre-order event that I forgot about. Also apparently ToysRUs are giving away some Accessory Kit if you preorder. Bluesun 05:02, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Blue thing

Nice. たかはり 07:51, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

I agree I could have left it as thing instead of thingy, but I seriously did not know what it was... sorry about that, I was hoping someone would fix it up, knowing exactly what that thing is... ht14 15:12, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
BN apparently calls it a stylus holder. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 16:59, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
K then. ht14 19:30, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Thought you'd like this

--immewnitythemew 02:02, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
It's not bad... but I'll need more specifics you see... something concrete to write out... maybe someone who pre-ordered this game? ht14 03:24, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
Would an image help, or an eBay auction? 1 or 2.--immewnitythemew 21:24, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
I don't know how else to word it though... if you can create a section for it, that'd be fine. ht14 00:46, 14 October 2010 (UTC)


Didn't the bonus disc that came with Colosseum give you Celebi instead of Jirachi in Japan? Or am I misremembering? --AndyPKMN 12:11, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

That sounds about right, I believe. ht14 02:25, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Pokemon HGSS Pre-release

I don't know if it is still there, but last year around the release time for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver I compiled a list of all the pre-order goodies that were being given away on the forum. I could try and find it for you if you'd like... it had the likes of Toys "R" Us, Amazon and a few others. —MasterKenobi 05:07, 27 February 2011 (UTC)


Okay, there will be a pre-order bonus with X&Y in UK when pre-ordering with GAME. I found this out by going i yesterday and seeing a poster with X&Y box art that said beside it 'PRE-ORDER BONUS'. However, as far as I can see there is no revelation on what this could be. Does anyone else have any more information?TurtleLover1999 (talk) 11:05, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Gold and Silver

Gold and Silver had a preorder bonus of a disc that had wallpapers and some other things on it.

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