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In just under two weeks, the Nintendo 3DS pair Pokémon X and Y will be released worldwide, marking the beginning of the franchise's sixth generation, as well as the first global launch of a Pokémon title, which is without a doubt a cause for celebration. Although no official launch events have been revealed as of time of writing, numerous fan groups worldwide have already stepped forward and are hosting their own events.

Recently, we at Bulbanews reached out for groups to contact us about their meet ups, as well as information on store branches holding midnight launch events and received a significant number of replies. 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:

North America

United States

Location Time Activities Further Information
California Lakewood GameStop Morning Launch Event, October 12th
Arizona Glendale GameStop, Peoria Crossing, 9284 W Northern Ave, Ste 102 9am, October 12th Early opening
California Pleasanton Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue October 12th and 13th Fall 2013 Pokémon TCG Regional Championship, XY side-events to be finalized PokéGym
California Irvine GameStop, 3972 Barranca Pkwy 9am to Midday, October 12th Contests and Raffles Facebook
Florida Orlando Anime Orlando, 9645 E Colonial Dr. Suite 111 Midnight to 7:30pm, October 12th Cosplay Contest, Video Game Tournament ($5 entry fee), etc Facebook
Florida Winder Garden GameStop, Daniels Road Midnight Launch
Georgia Statesboro Galactic Comics & Games, 25 Siebald St 5:30pm to 9:30pm, October 11th Hosted by Hosted by Team Knockout. Video Game Tournament ($8 entry fee), free Pizza and soft drinks Facebook
Georgia Statesboro GameStop, 40 Statesboro Mall A9-A10 Midnight Launch
Indiana Indianapolis GameStop, 73rd and Keystone Ave Midnight Launch
Indiana Indianapolis GameStop, 10777 East Washington St. 1pm, October 12th Video Game Tournament Facebook

StreetPass Indianapolis

Indiana Portage GameStop Midnight Launch
Illinois Chicago 78 E. Washington Street Midday to 4pm, October 13th StreetPass meetup, Hosted by StreetPass Chicago Facebook
Louisiana Covington 2NC Covington, 2nd and Charles, 401 North US Highway 190 Midday to 9pm, October 12th Pokémon Trivia, Video Game and TCG Tournaments, etc Facebook
Florida Maitland CoolStuffGames, 8550 S. US Hwy 17-92 Midday, October 12th $2 entry (includes slice of Pizza and a drink). Raffles, Sanctioned Video Game Tournament Store Website
Maryland Hagerstown GameStop, 17601 Garland Groh Blvd Midnight Launch Can also pick-up games purchased at the 17044–17080 Cole Rd (Valley Mall) store with Midnight ticket/receipt
Michigan University of Michigan Pokémon Club 10am, October 12th

2pm to 4pm, October 13th

Multiple events, see Facebook pages for details Facebook (Saturday Launch Events)

Facebook (Sunday Safari Zone Event) University of Michigan Pokémon Club Facebook

Minnesota Columbia Heights Highlander Games and Comics, 3952 Central Ave. NE 10pm, October 11th Free food, prizes and giveaways Facebook
Minnesota South Saint Paul Level Up Games, 207 13th Ave S 10pm October 11th to 9pm October 12th Trivia, Tournaments, etc. Free if pre-ordered from Level Up Games, $10 otherwise. Facebook
Missouri Jefferson City GameStop, 707 Stoneridge Blvd #102 10am, October 12th Launch Day Event. Hosted by local StreetPass group
New York New York Nintendo World Store 8pm, October 11th to 1am, October 12th Costume contest, live DJ, trivia, giveaways, etc Pokémon.com
North Carolina Wake Forest GameStop, Wake Pointe, 11216 Capital Blvd, Ste 110 Midnight Launch
Ohio Columbus GameStop North High Street at South Campus Gateway 10pm to Midnight, October 11th/12th Pokémon League, Trivia Facebook
Ohio Columbus The Ohio Union - Great Hall Meeting Room 1, Ohio State University 8:30pm to Midnight, October 11th/12th LAN party, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon Stadium Facebook
Oklahoma Norman GameStop, 12th and Main Street Midnight Launch
Pennsylvania Hermitage GameStop, 1031 North Hermitage Rd. 7pm October 11th to 1am October 12th Video Game Tournament ($5 Entry) Facebook
Pennsylvania State College Gamer's Arena, 421 E Calder Way Midnight Launch Hosted by the Penn State Pokémon Society Facebook
Tennessee Madison The Next Level Games, 2064 Gallatin Rd N  ? TCG Sealed Tournament  ?
Utah Salt Lake City Toys R Us, 2210 S 1300 East St 9pm to Midnight, October 11th Hosted by Utah Pokémon Leagues Facebook
Virginia Blacksburg GameStop, 1206 South Main Street Midnight Launch
Virginia New River Valley Virginia Tech Hosted by PokéTech: The Pokémon League
Washington Bellingham GameStop, 1225 E Sunset Dr #100 Midnight Launch
West Virginia Parkersburg GameStop, 2838 Pike St, Ste 4 11am, October 12th Costume Contest, Video Game Tournament
Wisconsin Madison GameStop, State Street 9pm, October 11th Midnight Launch
Wisconsin Oconomowoc Kowabunga Comics, 102 N. Main St. 1am to 4pm, October 12th After party for GameStop Watertown event (see below). Restricted to people aged 16+. Facebook
Wisconsin Watertown GameStop, 1905 Market Way 9pm to Midnight, October 11th Midnight Launch Facebook

Canada

Location Time Activities Further Information
NATIONWIDE See Nintendo Canada website for futher details on locations 5pm to 8pm, October 11th Hosted by Nintendo Canada. Nintendo
British Columbia Vancouver EXP Restaurant + Bar, 309 W. Pender St. 5pm, October 13th Cosplay, Giveaways Facebook
Ontario Toronto WestJet Stage at the Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 3pm to 9pm, October 11th Hosted by Nintendo Canada. Nintendo

Mexico

Location Time Activities Further Information
Veracruz Colonia Ignacio Zaragoza Jr Game, Boulevard Manuel Ávila Camacho 2431 Local 28 Midnight Launch Facebook
Gameplanet Midnight Launch Shiny Palkia, Dialga and Giratina Facebook

Europe

United Kingdom

Location Time Activities Further Information
Bristol Bristol The Galleries 9am, October 12th Hosted by Bristol Pokémon Academy Facebook
Cambridgeshire Cambridge GAME, Fitzroy Street Midnight Launch
Cambridgeshire Cambridge GAME, Lion Yard 9am to 4pm, October 12th Hosted by StreetPass Cambridge Facebook
Devon Plymouth GAME, Drake Circus Midnight Launch Hosted by the University of Plymouth Pokémon Society Facebook
Greater Manchester Manchester GAME, Manchester Fort 9pm, October 11th to 1am, October 12th Hosted by StreetPass Manchester Facebook
North Yorkshire Middlesborough GAME Middlesborough, 71-73 Linthorpe Road 8pm October 11th to 1am October 12th BY INVITATION ONLY, SEE IN STORE TO OBTAIN A TICKET Facebook
North Yorkshire York GAME York, 5 Church Street and the University of York 12am 12th October to 13th October Midnight launch and hosted by the University of York Pokémon Society Facebook
Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne Tiger Tiger Newcastle, Newgate Street 2pm to 9pm, October 12th Hosted by StreetPass Newcastle Facebook
Lancashire Lancaster GAME, St Nicholas Arcades 11pm, October 11th Midnight launch and hosted by the Lancaster University Pokémon Society Facebook
Wales Cardiff GAME, St Davids 11am, October 11th Hosted by StreetPass Cardiff Facebook

Greece

Location Time Activities Further Information
Athens Amaroussion Flocafé mezzanine 12pm, October 5th Hosted by LegendaryPokémon.net LegendaryPokémon.net

Portugal

Location Time Activities Further Information
FNAC Midnight Launch at all stores except Santa Catarina (Porto)

Asia

Malaysia

Location Time Activities Further Information
Kuala Lumpur Wendy's, Berjaya Time Square 11am to 6pm, October 12th Hosted by StreetPass Malaysia Facebook

Philippines

Location Time Activities Further Information
Metro Manila Mandaluyong Cyberzone - SM Megamall October 12th Video Game Tournament, StreetPass Event Facebook

Singapore

Location Time Activities Further Information
Funan DigitaLife Mall, 109 North Bridge Road Midnight to 8pm, October 12th Hosted by Team Robo, Nintendo 3DS Singapore and Singapore Nintendo 3DS Community Facebook


Oceania

Australia

Location Time Activities Further Information
Australian Capital Territory Canberra The Games Capital, Garema Place 10am, October 12th Video Game Casual Play, TCG Tournament ($15 Entry) Facebook
New South Wales Bega EB Games  ? Gen V Tournament ($10 entry)
Queensland Brisbane EB Games, Albert Street (CBD) Midnight Launch
Victoria Melbourne EB Games, Broadmeadows Midnight Launch
Victoria Melbourne EB Games, Swanston Street Midnight Launch Facebook

New Zealand

Location Time Activities Further Information
Auckland POKECENTER, 645 Manukau Road, Royal Oak, Auckland, New Zealand) Midday to 5pm, Sunday October 13th Video Game Tournaments, Giveaways. Hosted by PokeCollection, additional online events on October 11th and 12th Facebook

Central America

Costa Rica

Location Time Activities Further Information
San José Pokémon Center Costa Rica, Curridabat 8pm, October 11th Game Tournaments, Raffles, etc Facebook
San José Game On!, Heredia 10am, October 11th Free Food, Exhibitions, Contests, Models Facebook
San José Revolution Space, Pérez (25 metros norte de Coopealianza Central, Contiguo a Lotus) 7pm, October 11th to 12:30am, October 12th Pokémon TCG, Raffles, etc Facebook

Guatemala

Location Time Activities Further Information
Miraflores Museum 10:30am, October 12th Sponsored by El Duende Website Twitter


South America

Chile

Location Time Activities Further Information
Santiago de Chile Mall Florida Center 10am to 1pm, October 12th Hosted by PokéDaisuki.cl and Juegos de Video Chile. Pokémon Cosplay Contest organized by Microplay and PokéDaisuki, Trivia. Pokémon Day Chile 2014 Release Date Announcement. PokeDaisuki.cl

Africa

South Africa

Location Time Activities Further Information
Gauteng Johannesburg AWX Randburg, Shop G21, Entrance 2, Brightwater Commons  ? Video Game Tournament AWX Newsletter