VGC distribution of Shiny Larvitar announced

Larvitar to know Superpower
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  • Monday, February 20, 2012

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The Pokémon to be distributed at this year's Video Game Championships has been revealed.

A normal-colored Larvitar

While only confirmed for European and Korean games so far, Shiny Larvitar can be obtained by attendees of this year's championships using their Pokémon Black and White games. The Larvitar will know Superpower, which the species can only learn through a move tutor in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, and will hold the Chople Berry, which weakens Fighting-type moves.

This follows the trend of Pokémon distributions at the World Championships, right after Pikachu in 2007, Lucario and Shiny Milotic in 2008, Weavile in 2009, Crobat in 2010 and Scrafty in 2011 and the trend of shiny Pokémon distributions at the National Qualifiers, right after Shiny Milotic in 2009 and Shiny Eevee in 2010.

Press release


A rare Shiny Pokémon confirmed as character distribution at the 2012 Pokémon Video Game National Championships:

London, UK —February 20th, 2012— The Pokémon Company International today announced that there will be a unique character distribution at the 2012 Pokémon™ Video Game National Championships taking place across Europe during March and April. Attendees will be able to walk away with a rare Shiny Larvitar, a Rock- and Ground-type Pokémon with unusual colouring. Players will need to bring along their copy of the Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version game and their Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, or Nintendo 3DS™ system to receive this unique distribution.

This Shiny Larvitar knows the powerful Fighting-type move Superpower, which can only be learned in Pokémon HeartGold or Pokémon SoulSilver from a special tutor. It also comes holding a useful Chople Berry, which is difficult to obtain in the games. Larvitar can eventually evolve into Tyranitar, which, thanks to its strong stats and its Ability to kick up an unending Sandstorm, has been a very popular character since its introduction in Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version in 2000.

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