[img align=right]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/Linkachu166/ArceusPlat.png[/img]Who would've thought Nintendo Power magazine would be the original source for some notable Pokémon news? I certainly didn't XP
But this time it is, and thanks go to Bulbanews for pointing me towards the info. It seems Arceus is going to be distributed at Toys "R" Us stores across the United States and Puerto Rico next month, from November 7th through to the 15th. Whether you bring Platinum, Diamond, or Pearl — they're all good for this giveaway, but if traded to Platinum or HeartGold/SoulSilver this Arceus should go the extra distance (unlock new story bits in Platinum, and a new little area/choice of a Level 1 Palkia, Dialga, or Giratina in HG/SS — so be sure to hold onto it).
So, if you live in those areas and have access to a Toys "R" Us, don't miss out on grabbing your Arceus — and hopefully other ways to obtain the beastie will be revealed sooner than later.