European Manaphy mission announced
The official Nintendo Europe Web site has opened a placeholder page announcing an upcoming revelation of the means to obtain Manaphy in European copies of Pokémon Ranger, which was released there Friday following a two week delay.
The revelation is similar to Pokémon.com's own showcase of Manaphy earlier in the year, though the European site, unlike its American cousin, directly refers to the Pokémon's name as Manaphy and does not reveal any timeframe for any further information - merely stating that Manaphy "is set to surface soon."
The microsite follows the same water theme of the ninth Pokémon movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, though currently only as far as the sixth Pokémon movie, Jirachi Wishmaker, has been released in Europe following years of missed releases after the breakdown in relations between Pokémon USA and Miramax. While the American Web site announced the forthcoming release of the ninth movie on DVD when it announced Manaphy, it is unlikely the European site will follow with this.
It is confirmed that the password code for activating the Manaphy mission in American copies of Pokémon Ranger is incompatible with European copies and that the code revealed by Nintendo Europe will be different.