For this month of October, The Pokémon Company will be bringing more Mythical and Legendary Pokémon to Pokémon players in North America. Late last month, Darkrai was made available to mainline Pokémon games. Now, players have the chance to download Hoopa and, eventually, Volcanion and Keldeo as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Pokémon.
“Pokémon X,” “Pokémon Y,” “Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Pokémon Alpha Sapphire” players who want to download Hoopa can now do so using the code 2016Hoopa in the Mystery Gift function of the games. This is actually the second time that players will have the chance to download Hoopa, since the pocket monster was made available for a limited time last fall.
According to iDigitalTimes, this Pokémon is a Level 50 Pokémon with attacks ranging from Astonish, Hyperspace Hole, Nasty Plot to Psychic. It is also capable of learning new HMs and TMs just like other Mythical Pokémon. Also, once "Pokémon ORAS” players found the Prison Bottle in any PokéMart, they can transform Hoopa to its Unbound Form, which is considered one of the strongest creatures in the games.
The official Pokémon website lists Hoopa as only downloadable from Monday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 9, so players who are interested in obtaining this Mythical Pokémon should grab the chance this week before it’s too late.
Just recently, The Pokémon Company also announced Volcanion to be available to mainline Pokémon games players. The Legendary Pokémon is going to be available in North America starting Monday next week, and players are asked to get the special card for Volcanion from any nearby GameStop before they can download this creature. Using the card, players can load Volcanion into their games by selecting the Mystery Gift option from the main menu and choosing Receive Gift to redeem the Pokémon, as per Destructoid.
Volcanion is a Fire/Water-type Legendary Pokémon, and the one players will be getting this fall is at Level 70. The creature is said to come equipped with Assault Vest for a boost in Special Defense. It has a signature move called Steam Eruption, but it can also perform moves such as Explosion, Flamethrower and Hydro Pump. It has a special Ability called Water Absorb, which comes in handy when it is being attacked by a Water-type Pokémon.
Another Pokémon that will be up for grabs later this month is Keldeo. The Fighting/Water-type Pokémon is going to be distributed starting Oct. 24, and Destructoid has learned that it will come in at Level 100. Its moves include Aqua Jet, Bubble Beam, Double Kick and Leer. Just like Volcanion, this Legendary Pokémon will be obtainable using the cards that will be arriving at GameStops later this month.
Meanwhile, for players who have yet to download Darkrai, WorldWideGaming reports they can still get the Dark-type Mythical Pokémon using the Darkrai20 code. The Pokémon was made available for download this past Sept. 27, and it will continue to be available online for the entire month of October.