Darkrai to be distributed in Japan

Mamoswine to also be available on Global Link
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  • Friday, December 10, 2010
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The official Japanese Pokémon site has just revealed that the Dark-type Pokémon Darkrai will be distributed in the All Nippon Airways (ANA) terminal in Haneda Airport in Japan, as well as in various stores. Players of Pokémon Black and White may obtain Darkrai starting Dec. 27. The distribution events will last until Jan. 10 in the terminal while it will last until Jan. 11 in the stores. A game file may only have one Darkrai from this event, meaning players may not obtain a Darkrai from both the terminal and a store without trading.


Darkrai obtained in the terminal will have the OT 「ANA」 while those from stores will have 「ふゆやすみ」. On the other hand, all will have the ID No. 12270. All Darkrai will be at level 50 and in a Cherish Ball. They will hold an Enigma Berry and know the moves Dark Void, Ominous Wind, Faint Attack and Nightmare. During this event, Darkrai will not be distributed via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection due to the upcoming Mystery Egg distribution.

The site has also revealed that Mamoswine can be unlocked on Pokémon Global Link by using a password from the magazine Pokémon Fan from Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. to April 20. These Mamoswine will have the ability Thick Fat instead of Oblivious or Snow Cloak.

Darkrai is one of many Pokémon that cannot be normally obtained in Pokémon Black and White. In order to obtain it, players must use the PokéShifter and transfer one from a Generation IV game. In the past, Darkrai has most notably been available through the tenth movie distribution events and the game Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Darkrai was also a possible Pokémon to be obtained from Pokémon Global Link through a poll earlier this year. However, it came in second, losing to Arceus. Mamoswine, on the other hand, is obtainable in Black and White by catching and evolving a Piloswine. These, however, will only have either Oblivious or Snow Cloak as their ability.