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Pokémon XY Fan launch events detailed

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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]!

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:


Singapore: Funan DigitaLife Mall Launch Event

Malaysia: StreetPass Malaysia


- EB Games Bega, Australia. Generation V tournament ($10 entry)

- EB Games Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

-EB Games Broadmeadows, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

- PokéCollections New Zealand 11-13th October

Central America

- Pokémon Center Costa Rica

South America

San Jose: Game On! Heredia

Mexico: Jr Game Midnight launch

United Kingdom

- Bristol Pokémon Academy

- StreetPass Cambridge

- StreetPass Cardiff

- Lancaster GAME Midnight Launch, St Nicholas Arcades.

- Lancaster Uni Pokémon Society

- Plymouth Drake Circus GAME Midnight launch

- Manchester Fort Store Midnight Launch

- StreetPass Manchester XY tournament (3rd November)

- Middlesborough GAME Midnight Launch

- StreetPass Newcastle Launch Party

- University of York Pokémon Society

United States

- Anime Orlando Orlando, Florida

- Galactic Comics & Games (Hosted by Team Knockout, 11th October) Statesboro, GA

- GameStop, Indianapolis. 73rd and Keystone Ave midnight launch.

- GameStop, Lakewood, Colorado. Launch event in the morning.

- GameStop, Norman, OK. 12th and Main Street midnight launch.

- GameStop, Portage Indiana (Midnight Launch)

- Highlander Games and Comics (buy at GameStop St. Anthony, them go to HG&C)

- Level Up Games, South Saint Paul, Minnesota]

- Next Level Games, Madison TN. Sealed game tournament from 2pm.

- PokéTech: The Pokémon League, Virginia Tech, New River Valley

- StreetPass Indianapolis

- Toys R Us and Utah Pokémon League, Salt Lake City, Utah

- University of Michigan's Pokemon Club (Events all weekend)