Celebi travels through time, around globe
In the wake of five announcements in recent days, further revelations about in-store Celebi distributions have come forth. Bulbanews is now aware of distribution events being held in Germany, Italy, Brazil, Portugal, Canada, Denmark, and Spain in addition to the already reported distributions.
The announcements have been made by various Nintendo branches.
German Pokéfans will be able to download Celebi when they visit select McDonald's stores between Feb. 18 and Feb. 27, and at a promotional event for Pokémon Black and White held in Hamburg on Feb. 26. In Italy, Celebi can be obtained at GameStop, Open Games, Fnac and La Feltrinelli stores from Feb. 1 through March 3. The Portuguese distribution began on Feb. 4 and will continue until March 3 in Fnac stores. Brazilian players can pick up Celebi in selected department stores between Feb. 21 and March 6. Canadian Gamestop stores have Celebi on offer from Feb. 21 through March 6. Fans in Denmark can collect their Celebi from Gamestop stores beginning Feb. 14 until March 4.
For clarity and comparison, all known distributions in all locations are listed below. Note that some locations have simultaneous distributions at multiple locations over different dates; in these instances, the entire date span is given. Check the source links for the locations and specific times and dates.
Update: (10:19, 16 February 2011 (UTC)) Distributions for the Netherlands and Belgium have also been announced. Both distributions are to be held on Feb. 26 in local gaming stores. Check the table below for the specific locations.
|Country||Start date||End date||Source in local language|
|United States||Feb. 5||March 20|| Pokémon HGSS|
|Norway||Feb. 14||March 3||Pokémon.no|
|Mexico||Feb. 21||March 6||Game Planet|
|Greece||March 4||March 12||Nintendo.gr|
|Finland||Feb. 11||March 4||Nintendo.fi|
|Sweden||Feb. 14||March 3||Nintendo.se|
|Germany||Feb. 18||Feb. 27||Nintendo.de|
|Italy||Feb. 1||March 3||Nintendo.it|
|Portugal||Feb. 4||March 3||Nintendo.pt|
|Brazil||Feb. 21||March 6||Nintendo World|
|Canada||Feb. 21||March 6||Nintendo.ca|
|Denmark||Feb. 14||March 4||Gamestop.dk|
|Spain||Feb. 1||March 3||Pokémon HGSS|
|Portugal||Feb. 4||March 3||Pokémon HGSS|
|The Netherlands||Feb. 26||Feb. 26||Nintendo.nl|
|Belgium||Feb. 26||Feb. 26||Nintendo.be|
As with the vast majority of wireless events, this Celebi can be downloaded to any of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver. It will arrive holding a Jaboca Berry, will know Leaf Storm, Recover, Nasty Plot and Healing Wish, and as with most recent events, will be in a Cherish Ball and will hold a Classic Ribbon.
This Celebi will likely be the final event Pokémon of the fourth generation: most of the distributions listed above end around the release of Pokémon Black and White. Celebi is able to interact with both the outgoing and incoming generations: triggering a time-travel event in HeartGold and SoulSilver, and unlocking a rare Zorua in Black and White.
With these announcements, very few areas do not currently have an upcoming Celebi event. If you hear of a distribution we don't know already about, be sure to let Bulbanews know so that players all over the world will be able to download this rare Pokémon.