With the release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y now fast approaching, we thought we should put together a quick guide on how to obtain event Pokémon given for the games, such as the special Torchic being given from the games launch.
Obtaining event Pokémon will work largely the same as it does in previous Pokémon games. Most Pokémon will be obtained through selecting the Mystery Gift option and then choosing to download a Pokémon through "Get via Internet" or "Get via Local Wireless", the former being the option for events such as Torchic's and the latter being the option for in-store events such as what GAME have been doing with the shiny Sinnoh legendaries in recent months.
However, with the release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y a new option has also been added to our tried and tested Mystery Gift. We'll now be able to input serial codes into the games to unlock special items and Pokémon. It's very much alike the idea the Pokémon Global Link used for Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. With the reveal of this new option, the first event to make use of it has also been announced. For people who buy Pokémon X or Pokémon Y with supermarket Tesco they'll be given a code which allows them to obtain 12 Quick Balls.
The Mystery Gift option will be on the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y menu screen right from the beginning, but do keep in mind that you won't be able to download any Pokémon through it until after you've obtained your Pokédex in the game.