Pokémon Distribution 2016: Learn How To Get Legendary Shiny Yveltal

'Pokemon Omega Ruby" & "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire"
"Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" for the Nintendo 3DS. The Pokemon Company

The Pokémon Company has revealed that the Shiny Yveltal announced earlier this month will officially begin distribution starting today. As previously reported, The Pokémon Company will distribute three legendary creatures to gamers through the Nintendo Network in celebration of Pokemon Trading Card Game expansion "Fates Collide."

Yveltal is the mascot legendary Pokémon for the title "Pokémon Y." Yveltal is a Dark and Flying type that represents "death" in the Kalos region. This Pokémon comes at Level 100 with the Dark Aura ability and has the moveset Sucker Punch, Foul Play, and Dark Pulse, as well as its signature move Oblivion Wing. This distribution is the only legitimate way to get a Shiny Yveltal, as the mascot Pokemon has a "Shiny Lock" that prevents trainers from encountering it with its alternate coloring in-game.

The distribution will only last until May 26 and is exclusive to trainers in North America so be fast and download your Pokémon as soon as possible. 

Getting this Pokémon is quite easy. To obtain the Shiny Yveltal, you must choose "Mystery Gift" at the main menu of your Pokémon game. You will then want to select Internet as the method of distribution. Afterward, visit the nearest Pokémon Center and speak with the delivery person inside to add this Pokémon to your roster. Shiny Yveltal will be available for "Pokémon Omega Ruby," "Pokémon Alpha Sapphire," "Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y."

The Pokémon Company previously distributed a Shiny Xerneas and Zygarde, Yveltal's fellow Kalos region Legendary Pokémon, earlier this month.

Furthermore, players can still download the Pokémon Darkrai as part of the company's mythical giveaway. To get this rare creature you'll need to get a code from your local game retailer. Check out the list of retailers below.

  • U.S. - Gamestop - May 1 - 24
  • Canada - EBGames - May 1 - 24
  • United Kingdom - GAME - May 1 - 24
  • Australia & New Zealand - EBGames - May 1 - 24
  • Spain - GAME - May 1 - 24
  • Germany - Gamestop - May 2 - 24
  • France - Micromania - May 2 - 15
  • Italy - Gamestop - May 1 - 24
  • Belgium - FNAC or GameMania - May 1 - 24
  • Austria - Gamestop - May 2 - 24
  • Netherlands - GameMania - May 1 - 24
  • Finland, Sweden, Norway & Denmark - BR Stores - May 12 - July 31
  • Switzerland - Gamestop - May 2 - 24
  • Portugal - FNAC Stores - May 1 - 24
  • Poland - In magazine CDAction
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William Cannon is a Tech and Entertainment writer for Latin Times. Cannon joined the Latin Times team April 2013 and holds a B.A. in Convergent Journalism from MSU Denver. William is an avid gamer who drops slanderous profanity while playing games, a foodie that believes in four unhealthy meals a day, a hat afficianado and a techie.