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Electabuzz & Magmar Event Begins In UK GAME Stores!

  1. Demelza

    Demelza Eevee Tamer
    Staff Member Moderator

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    A new event for owners of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y has started in GAME stores across the UK. The event gives trainers the chance to get their hands on a Electabuzz or Magmar depending on which version of the sixth generation games they have. Gamers with Pokémon Y will be getting Electabuzz while those with a copy of Pokémon X will be getting Magmar. Neither Pokémon can be found in the Kalos region unless you're lucky enough to have a friend with one of them in their Friend Safari.

    The two Pokémon will be holding the two items that allow them to evolve when traded. Magmar will be holding a Magmarizer and the Electabuzz will be holding the Electirizer. The full details of the Pokémon are as follows:

    Name: Electabuzz
    Nature: Random
    Item: Electrizer
    Ability: Vital Spirit
    Level: 30
    Moves: Low Kick, Shock Wave, Light Screen, Thunder Punch

    Name: Magmar
    Nature: Random
    Item: Magmarizer
    Ability: Vital Spirit
    Level: 30
    Moves: Smokescreen, Fire Spin, Confuse Ray, Fire Punch
    To claim the Pokémon just go into your local GAME store and ask for a serial code for either Pokémon. The codes are completely free, so be careful of stores telling you otherwise. The event starts today but we currently have no end date, so better get the two while you can!


Discussion in 'Pokécharms News' started by Demelza, Apr 4, 2014.

    1. Magpie
      If I pass by a GAME while the event is running I guess I'll pop in, but the nearest GAME store to me is on the other side of the city so unless it runs for a good amount of time I'll probably skip this event. I have an Electabuzz from a friend's Safari anyway... although the item would have been nice.
    2. KoL
      Seems like a waste not to give these two their XD: Gale of Darkness movesets since it'd give both of them access to Follow Me, which neither of them can learn otherwise. Still a pretty cool event though and I'll be picking up that Magmar as soon as I can.
    3. Mr.Munchlax
      Whil I think there's no apparent reason other than giving people special event pokémon, I'm hoping this event is hinting towards the release of Electivite and Magmortite in the future
    4. baratron
      The event runs from 1st April until 30th September, according to the piece of paper attached to the serial code.

      Very odd that they're distributing the Pokemon this way though, rather than simply "Come into the store and download it" like usual.
    5. Demelza
      Serebii gave the same sort of time frame, but in Europe and Australia the event seems to only run for a month or so. So I don't understand our time frame being that long, if it is. xp

      I think distributing it this way is purely to take advantage of the fact we can redeem things with a code rather than just over wireless and they're showing it off. At least, it doesn't seem to make any more sense than that. I'll go pick up one of each at some point, GAME store is a bit out the ways of where I live so I'll just have to remember for whenever I walk past one. :)
    6. Nerdtendo1789
      Is it only for the UK?
    7. Teapot
      To be fair, now they have the infrastructure (the Global Link actually doesn't suck!) it's vastly better to do it this way - it's easier to distribute leaflets to their hundreds of branches. Before, they had to make sure each store all have a distribution unit, keep said unit safe and repair it if it doesn't work/breaks, organise taking it back after the event is done... It'd be a far more expensive operation.
    8. Dominic Andorfer
      Dominic Andorfer
      Too bad its only for the UK
    9. baratron
      Update: It isn't.
      From the 14th April, players in Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Australia and South Africa can download Magmar or Electabuzz.

      Also Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. So most of Europe plus Australia and South Africa.

      I feel a bit sorry for people who live in Ireland or New Zealand though. They get lumped in with the UK and Australia as regions, but don't get the distributions.
      Last edited: Apr 5, 2014
    10. EpicKittySunset
      yay i got a elvoved magmar X3 been waiting for this since it came out:D
    11. ChaosTechno
      Is this event available in the US?
    12. Teapot
      No, it is limited to the countries listed in @baratron's post.
    13. Wild Jr.
      Wild Jr.
      Anyone getting an extra?
      *crosses fingers*
    14. Corion
      If they had made Z version, Rhydon would of probably been the event for that version. With a protector.
    15. Awoken
    16. baratron
      Calm down, @Jason59707, there's no need for that kind of hissy fit.

      We're reporting the news that we have. Currently, Nintendo have not updated their PokemonXY pages for the United States, Canada, or Latin American regions to include this giveaway. Does it mean they "hate" you? No. It simply means that the giveaway isn't happening in those regions just yet, or hasn't been advertised yet.

      Honestly, if you're so desperate for an Electabuzz or Magmar, ask for one in our Wifi Forum! As @KoL pointed out above, there's nothing particularly special about this one's moveset.
      Corion likes this.
    17. KoL
      Picked up my Magmar code from GAME today. As Bara has pointed out, it is indeed just a regular, bog-standard Magmar besides the fact that it's in a Cherish Ball.
    18. Corion
      That was handled excellently.
    19. Trofl
      I picked up my Magmar, so happy it's nature is modest! :D
      Now I gotta wait until I see my best friend is online, so I can evolve it :p

      A Pokemon Z would be nice, but then, we can all dream. If there is one, which there probably will shortly after the release of ALL the new events: Diancie, Az'
      Floette, ect ect, there won't be much change. Probably only speech, minor story changes and different Pokemon. Unless it's got more than that much of a difference, I'm expecting it to fail. Wait- I JUST SAID ALL THAT!?
      Last edited by a moderator: Apr 23, 2014
    20. Smoke
      End date has been set at 11th May according to the girl in Game that served me but the code has to be redeemed by Sept 14th or some date in Sept.
    21. limitededition
      i already have both a electrivire and a magmortar, but i live in south korea so i can't get another one :I
    22. Power man
      Power man
      i would get electabuzz

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