Pokémon Sun and Moon Midnight Launch Events
In just a few days, Pokémon Sun and Moon will launch worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS on November 18 (November 23 in Europe), marking the beginning of the franchise's seventh generation. As with the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire two years ago, many stores and fan groups are organizing events to celebrate the release. With your help, we're once again compiling a list of midnight launch events from across the globe.
This number is without a doubt definitely not a complete list, so if you find that there isn't an event listed for your region, it might be worth contacting your local stores or gaming societies to see if any are happening, or perhaps even start up your own, then let us know about them by emailing us at events[at]bulbagarden.net! We were contacted about a large variety of different events - some midnight launches, some tournaments and even some completely original ideas. We have only included the details which we were told about, so if more information is needed or if you are unsure about the particulars, please do not hesitate to get in touch with those hosting it.
For now, here is the current list of launch events:
|NATIONWIDE||GameStop||GameStop and Nintendo have both put up a page (linked on the right) to locate GameStop stores doing Midnight Launch events for Sun and Moon.||GameStop and Nintendo|
|Texas||Denton||GameStop, 1601 Brinker Rd, Unit 107, Denton, Texas 76208||Midnight Launch|
|Oklahoma||Tulsa||Dragonslayer Games 3944 S Hudson Ave, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135||Midnight Launch|
|Pennsylvania||Tullytown||GameStop||17 November||A tournament and a midnight launch afterwards|
|Nebraska||Hastings||GameStop||9pm, 17 November||An X and Y and ORAS tournament starts at 9pm and ends at 12am for the midnight launch|
|NATIONWIDE||EB Games||EB Games Canada have put up a page (linked on the right) listing EB Games stores doing Midnight Launch events for Sun and Moon.||EB Games Canada|
|Santiago||Mall Vivo Panorámico||Microplay||10pm, 17 November||Activities are listed on the Facebook page including a cosplay competition.|
|NATIONWIDE||EB Games||EB Games have put up a store locator webpage (linked on the right) to find stores doing Midnight Launch events and/or opening early the next day for Sun and Moon.||EB Games Australia|
|Victoria||Melbourne||Federation Square||9pm, 17 November||EB Games and Nintendo Australia will host a Spectacular Midnight Launch Countdown which will include many festivities from 9pm until the midnight launch.||Nintendo Australia|
|NATIONWIDE||GAME||GAME have put up a page (linked on the right) to find stores doing Midnight Launch events for Sun and Moon.
The list below includes only those GAME stores which we have confirmed to be doing something special for the launch, as opposed to simply allowing you to pick up their games.
|Hampshire||Fareham||GAME Fareham||9pm, 22 November||Midnight launch with activities from 9pm when there will be classic Pokémon games until the midnight launch.|
|East Yorkshire||Hull||GAME Hull||8pm, 22 November||Midnight launch with activities such as a Generation VI 3DS tournament, a Pokémon TCG tournament, a Pokémon quiz, a kids colouring competition and a cosplay competition all with prizes to be won.|
|North Yorkshire||York||GAME Church Street||9pm, 22 November||Midnight launch with activities such as Pokémon TCG battles, quizes, retro games and more.|
|Tyne and Wear||Gateshead||GAME Metrocentre||7pm, 22 November||Events running through the evening include a £2 entry competition to beat Solrock and Lunatone in the the video games for a chance to win a copy of Sun and Moon, one free bundle of Pokémon trading cards is given everyone on entry and attendees can bring their cards to trade and there also will be a Pokemon drawing competition with prizes to be won. The event will be a drop in from 7pm until the midnight launch in the store.|
|Moscow||Vozdvizhenka street||Vozdvizhenka Respublica||8pm, 22 November||Vozdvizhenka Respublica will start selling Pokémon Sun and Moon at 8pm. There will also be gifts from Nintendo given to customers and a chance to take pictures with cosplayers. The TCG expansion BREAKthrough will also go on sale at that time.||Bulbanews article|