Nintendo has unveiled that Shiny Rayquaza is the latest mystery gift for those still playing “Pokemon Omega Ruby” or “Alpha Sapphire.” To get the legendary Pokemon, fans simply have to log in to either game’s “Internet” option and check the mystery gift box. Prior to its availability in North America, fans in New Zealand and Australia already had access to the rare and legendary Pokemon.
Shiny Rayquaza will pack quite the punch as well, since the creature will start at Level 70 and is equipped with a Dragon Fang according to Destructoid. The Pokemon also comes with the move Dragon Ascent, a strong attack that not only damages the opponent’s creature, but lowers its defense as well. The Pokemon can also reach Mega Evolution without a Mega Stone, making him ridiculously powerful.
The choice of making the free Pokemon a shiny version of Rayquaza is somewhat fitting, as the creature had previously appeared in the original “Ruby” and “Sapphire” games. Rayquaza would also be the cover star for the “Ruby” and “Sapphire” spinoff game “Pokemon: Emerald.”
Apparently, the giveaway is a prelude for greater things to come, as Game Informer states that the 2015 World Pokemon Championship is happening this month. The championship tournament will take place in Boston from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23. During the tournament fans won’t only square off against others with the Pokemon video games, but also with the highly addictive Pokemon trading cards.
The shiny versions of regular Pokemon have always been considered rare by fans of the series. The fact that this Shiny Pokemon just happens to be a legendary one could be considered a nice gift for fans and should make for some interesting matches in the 2015 World Pokemon Championship.
This Shiny Rayquaza promotion will last till Sept. 14, so fans have more than a month to pick up their free Pokemon from the mystery gift box. “Pokemon Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” are currently available on any retail stores for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is also playable on the Nintendo 2DS and the brand new 3DS XL that was recently released.