If you have not yet snagged it this weekend, the mythical Pokémon Diancie is available to download in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The limited-time download distribution event ends July 27, 2015.
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) July 24, 2015
To catch Diancie, simply follow these steps:
1. On the Main Menu screen, choose the “Mystery Gift” option.
2. Press the “Receive Gift” button.
3. Choose the “Via Internet” option.
4. Receive Diancie and exit the gift menu.
5. Visit a Pokémon Center and speak with the Delivery Girl.
- You must have at least one space free in your party to accept Diancie.
- Once you’ve got Diancie in your party, take a moment to save your game.
- Always be sure your Nintendo 3DS is charged or plugged in using the A/C adapter to make sure it does not lose power during the transfer.
Diancie arrives at Level 50 with two Fairy-type moves: Moonblast and Dazzling Gleam. It also comes equipped with the Rock-type Diamond Storm attack and the defensive, Normal-type move Protect.
As far as distribution events go, this is the second time Diancie has become available since its introduction in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Previously, the only official way to receive Diancie in North America was via a GameStop distribution event. Participating GameStop locations had special event cards with unique distribution codes printed on them. Without a unique code, players could not catch Diancie.
Players who were lucky enough to obtain a code could chose to keep Diancie in their Pokémon X or Y game, or they could choose to make a one-way transfer from Pokémon X or Y into Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire to receive a Mega Stone called Diancite. The promotion showcased how Diancie could Mega Evolve into Mega Diancie using Diancite only in Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire.
The same is true for this distribution event, as well. The snazzy stone becomes available on your next visit to a Pokémon Center with Diancie in your party. To quickly get Diancite, simply leave the Pokémon Center with Diancie in your team and re-enter. A brief encounter occurs and the Mega Stone is all yours.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players should also take advantage of the free codes that unlock Serperior, Samurott and Emboar. These special distribution evolutions come packed in a Cherish Ball with distinctive Hidden Abilities. Codes are scheduled to expire on November 30, 2015.
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