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Nintendo Pokémon Event: Darkrai!

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It's a rare thing that gets me up before twelve on a Saturday morning. A Pokémon event is one of those things. Today at Toys R Us (and tomorrow 6/1 at most stores) thye offered a special Mystery Gift via Nintendo Wi-Fi to get the legendary-class uber pure dark type Darkrai.

Fist, could this have been publicized a bit more aggro? Maybe I live in a cave. I didn't even get an email, even though I'm on specific Nintendo-sponsored email lists just for that purpose. It was mentioned on the official web site, but only yesterday, and very briefly several weeks ago. I originally found out on a message board, but I guess it doesn't matter since I went, got my Darkrai, and few other cool things.

I showed up at one of the three Austin-area Toys R Us' a little early, and there were only a handful of people waiting. This was a striking difference to the last Mew event I went to, which had kids by the dozens. Also a surprise was that the Mystery Gift was for Darkrai directly-- well, you get a card for your inventory, show that card to a guy in game, and bam, Darkrai is in your party. You don't need to fight him or anything. As soon as the clock struck noon anyone with a DS and Pokemon Diamond or Pearl got what they came for within five minutes.

A few more kids and parents showed up and began to hop into the chat rooms to battle and trade. This is what I really wanted to do to fill out some holes in my National Pokedex. There was a very cool girl with blue hair known as "Blitz" who traded me some version specific pogees from Pearl. She named all of her pogees after Transformers, which I can appreciate. In particular I was psyched to get a Houndoom, one of my faves, named Red Alert. So if you're out there Blitz, thanks!!!

There was another dude there who specialized(?) in breeding Yenma (a weird bug type). He had a hundred of them, and aparently has been trading them throughout the world. So I jumped onto that train for the hell of it. Also hard to ignore was an... intense... child who wanted to battle everyone. And when he did, he -yelled- out all the moves just like the cartoon. "Regigigas-- HYPER BEAM!!!!" Hyper is right. Not to mention he had a Regigigas?!

So it was a pretty low key event, but I gots some trades and a Darkrai and that's enough for me. If you're interested in reading about the crazines that was my last Pokémon event, you can check that out right here.

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About Edcoone of us since 8:07 PM on 08.23.2007

Who is Super Edco?
Since back from the retro days of yore, anytime a game would let you create a character and name it yourself, I've been using EDCO. It came about as an amalgam of my own name and the fact that an unusual number of games in those days only let you use four characters.

Videogames are a big part of my life. I've been playing and making videogames just about since there was such a thing to be done. My favorite games are RPGs, Fighters, and action adventures, and the rest of that list is a long one indeed. Currently I make games for Rumblecade.

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