Nintendo Power reveals American Arceus distribution dates

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Event to take place in Toys "R" Us stores Nov. 7-15
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  • Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Update:  Poké has updated with event information.

Nintendo Power has revealed the Arceus event dates for players of the American versions of the Pokémon games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. The event will take place Nov. 7-15 at Toys "R" Us stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. The event will be distributed via Mystery Gift, similar to all previous Generation IV distributions.

Arceus, the Alpha Pokémon, is a Normal-type legendary Pokémon. It is currently the final Pokémon in the National Pokédex. Like Darkrai and Shaymin before it, Arceus was not officially recognized by Nintendo until the year of its debut. It was later revealed by the official Pokémon site last Aug. 3, making all Pokémon in the games officially revealed.

The Arceus to be distributed will be the same as the ones first distributed this year in Japan. It will be in a Cherish Ball at level 100, hold the Rowap Berry and a Classic Ribbon, and it know the moves Roar of Time, Spacial Rend, Shadow Force and Judgment, the signature moves of Dialga, Palkia, Giratina and itself, respectively. Bringing the Arceus to the the Ruins of Alph in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver later on will allow players to unlock an event that will allow them to obtain a level 1 Dialga, Palkia or Giratina.

Thanks to Ho-oh Fan for a tip on the event.

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