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A Pokémon Autumn to Remember!

Exciting Pokémon distribution events and a new Pokémon TCG expansion are right around the corner.

There’s a lot of excitement in the world of Pokémon this autumn. In addition to the launch of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games in November, the season is chock-full of big moments.

Shiny Gengar

First, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players can snag a Shiny Gengar holding a Gengarite Mega Stone when they pick up a special code card from participating GameStop stores between October 13 and October 26. This Shiny Gengar can Mega Evolve into Shiny Mega Gengar during battles! Also available at participating GameStop locations starting October 13 is a Pokémon TCG:Gengar Spirit Link 2-pack. It includes two booster packs from the Pokémon TCG:XY—Furious Fists expansion, as well as the Gengar Spirit Link Pokémon Trainer card that debuts in the next Pokémon TCG expansion, XY—Phantom Forces.

Mythical Pokémon Diancie

Return to GameStop between October 27 and November 16 for a code card to receive the Mythical Pokémon Diancie in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y! After receiving Diancie, it can be transferred into Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when those games launch on November 21 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Once the Diancite Mega Stone has been obtained in the new games, players can Mega Evolve Diancie during battles!

XY—Phantom Forces

Also coming this autumn is the Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces expansion, featuring a host of new and powerful Pokémon cards, including Diancie! The XY—Phantom Forces expansion includes well over 100 awesome cards with which to build your new winning deck. It launches on November 5.

Key features of Pokémon TCG: XY – Phantom Forces include:

  • Two new Mega Pokémon-EX cards—The expansion features the incredibly powerful Mega Gengar-EX and Mega Manectric-EX.
  • Seven new Pokémon-EX cards and four new full-art Pokémon-EX Rare Ultra cards—New Pokémon-EX cards include Gengar-EX, Manectric-EX, Malamar-EX, Florges-EX, Dialga-EX, and Aegislash-EX.
  • New “Full Metal” Dialga-EX—Special card features etched artwork and solid “metal” color.
  • Diancie’s Pokémon TCG debut—The Mythical Pokémon Diancie appears in the Pokémon TCG for the very first time.
  • Seven “Team Flare” Trainer cards and two special “Team Flare Hyper Gear” Pokémon Tool cards—Seven Trainer cards feature Team Flare members like Lysandre and Xerosic. The two Team Flare Hyper Gear Pokémon Tool cards can be used to hinder opponent’s Pokémon, the first such cards in the Pokémon TCG.

These are just some of the exciting events happening in the Pokémon world this autumn. Keep checking Pokemon.com for much more information on these events and other Pokémon news.

Pokémon TCG: Ancient Power Box

Launch: September 2014

Draw strength from the ancient world with the amazing secrets of fossil Pokémon in the Pokémon TCG: Ancient Power Box! This exciting collection brings new Pokémon discoveries to light, featuring the crushing power of Tyrunt and Tyrantrum, plus the icy chill of Amaura and Aurorus! Get all 4 Pokémon as special foil cards, plus a foil Fossil Researcher card to get them into play quickly and easily. Plus, the Ancient Power Box digs deep to expand your collection with 3 Pokémon TCG booster packs—because it’s time for long-buried secrets to see the light!

The Pokémon TCG: Ancient Power Box includes:

  • 3 Pokémon TCG booster packs!
  • 4 special foil cards featuring fossil Pokémon!
  • 1 special foil Trainer card!
  • A quick guide to get you started!

Sign Up for the Fairy Face-Off!

Registration is now open for the latest Pokémon Online Competition!

Register now for the Fairy Face-Off, an Online Competition featuring players from around the world! Assemble your best team of Fairy-type Pokémon and head to battle! In the Fairy Face-Off, you’ll compete in Single Battle matches, with all Pokémon set to Level 30. Only Fairy-type Pokémon are allowed. An important exception is that Xerneas and Diancie are not permitted to compete. See the regulations for a complete list of eligible Pokémon.

Registration is open until Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 23:59:00 UTC. Space is limited, so don’t wait! To compete, you’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account and your own copy of the Pokémon X or Pokémon Y video game with a party of eligible Pokémon. Also, you’ll need to read and accept the regulations on the Pokémon Global Link before the battle period begins.

The competition goes from Friday, September 26, 2014, at 00:00:00 UTC until Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 23:59:00 UTC. Trainers will be limited in the number of battles they can compete in per day. Consult the tournament regulations for details. Play hard and try to reach the top of the leaderboards, which will be posted after the competition ends.

Visit the Fairy Face-Off regulations page for complete details on this fun event. And good luck, Trainers!

XY—Phantom Forces

Mega Gengar-EX and Mega Manectric-EXmake their debut in the upcoming XY—Phantom Forces expansion, in stores November 5! These powerful Pokémon are joined by a host of strategic cards, including more Pokémon-EX, many tough Psychic-type and Metal-type Pokémon, and even the mysterious Diancie.

Key features of Pokémon TCG: XY – Phantom Forces include:

  • Two new Mega Pokémon-EX cards—The expansion features the incredibly powerful Mega Gengar-EX and Mega Manectric-EX
  • Seven new Pokémon-EX cards and four new full-art Pokémon-EX Rare Ultra cards—New Pokémon-EX cards include Gengar-EX, Manectric-EX, Malamar-EX, Florges-EX, Dialga-EX,and Aegislash-EX.
  • New “Full Metal” Dialga-EX—Special card features etched artwork and solid “metal” color.
  • Diancie’s Pokémon TCG debut—The Mythical Pokémon Diancie appears in the Pokémon TCG for the very first time.
  • Seven “Team Flare” Trainer cards and two special “Team Flare Hyper Gear” Pokémon Tool cards—Seven Trainer cards feature Team Flare members like Lysandre and Xerosic. The two Team Flare Hyper Gear Pokémon Tool cards can be used to hinder opponent’s Pokémon, the first such cards in the Pokémon TCG.

Unleash the Strength of Two Tough Pokémon!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

From August 13 to September 17, you can get Heracross for your Pokémon X game or Pinsir for your Pokémon Ygame. These Lv. 50 Pokémon are ready for battle with a variety of powerful moves. Heracross and Pinsir don’t come with any held items. But starting August 18 and while supplies last, you can head to participating GameStop stores to get Mega Stones for the Pokémon to hold! When these Pokémon are holding the right Mega Stone, they will be able to Mega Evolve during battle, making them more powerful than ever before. Look for a flyer at GameStop that contains a serial code. When you enter the code into your game, you’ll receive the matching Mega Stone: Heracronite in Pokémon X or Pinsirite in Pokémon Y.

While at GameStop, you’ll be able to preorder your copy ofPokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and receive a special preorder bonus poster (while supplies last)!

Find All the Known Mega Stones!

The Mega-Evolved Pokémon in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are some of the most incredible Pokémon ever seen! For a Pokémon to Mega Evolve, it must be holding the right kind of Mega Stone, a rare item found somewhere in the Kalos region.

Instead of hunting each Mega Stone down on your own, find them all quickly with our handy reference guide! Once you’ve found these Mega Stones, your Pokémon could be unstoppable.

Download the Mega Stone reference guide PDF now!

Perfect your desk with the Pikachu Collection!

Everyone loves the little guy who started it all! Pikachu! Geek out your desk with the only collection for Pokemon lovers!

Classic Pokémon Inspire New Outfits!

Visit the Pokémon Trainer Club Trainer Store to check out new clothing options in the theme of Heracross and Pinsir. The new attire includes shirts, hats, and more that you can put together as an ensemble or mix and match with other clothing in your collection.

Check out the Pokémon Trainer Club Trainer Store to see the new Heracross- and Pinsir-themed attire today

Begin Your Stamp Collection!

Pokémon Trainer Club members now can collect cool virtual Stamps as you browse Pokemon.com and participate in Pokémon events! Get Stamps by doing all the stuff you already love to do on Pokemon.com, including watching Pokémon TV episodes, playing online games, and browsing the Pokédex. You can also collect Stamps for participating in major Play! Pokémon events! And look forward to more opportunities to earn Stamps in the future.

The Stamps you earn will appear on your new Pokémon Trainer Club Stamp Gallery. If you’re friends with other Pokémon Trainer Club members, you will be able to show off your Stamps to them and see the Stamps they’ve earned.

If you’re already a Pokémon Trainer Club member, head to the Stamp Gallery to check out some of the new ways you can get Stamps. If you aren’t yet a member, create an account today!

Have fun collecting Stamps on Pokemon.com!

Mega Slowbro

Mega Slowbro’s energy has gathered in the Shellder clamped onto its tail. As a result, the hardness of its shell is boosted, making an armor so hard that nothing and no one can scratch it. When Mega Slowbro battles, it stands up on its tail. It can move by bouncing along, using its tail as a spring.

After Mega Evolving, its Shell Armor Ability means that opponents’ attacks will never land a critical hit. In terms of stats, its previously high Defense jumps still more, and its Sp. Attack also increases, making Mega Slowbro a great Pokémon for long, sticky battles that require endurance.