Last Day For Raikou! + ozy vision (WiFi UPD)

Just a small reminder/waste of a post that today is the last day to get a shiny Raikou from Game Stop via Mystery Gift! So, If you love Raikou as much as I do and feel that you have an empty hole in your heart that can only be filled by one, hurry on down to Game Stop now! 🙂

Just a word: My nearest Game Stop said that it was until the 9th (which is tomorrow) but when I went back there with my friend to get a game yesterday they said that today would be the last day that they will be doing the download. So, I’m not sure if this applies to everyone or not, but for me, it’s the last day. And actually, a friend of mine who lives in Oregon said that his local GS is doing this download until the 10th because the store was closed due to snow. So, I guess it really depends where you live and what the situation is? This whole download is so confusing. :S

And just soooo this isn’t a total waste of a post I decided to look back at the past year of Pokemon. Buttt not really, it actually became a sappy post about how much I love you guys. Read if you dare.

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So, I don’t know about you guys, but this past year was probably THE biggest year when it came to anticipation and the best. And Pokemon really got me through my life, which until just recently I hated. But I’ll get into more that later. Anyways, like seriously, I stayed up SUPER late almost every night after Pokemon Black and White was released. And that’s the reason this year was so good in Pokemon, it was those long nights waiting for the smallest, tinniest bit of news to leak. Even rumors made me all fan boy giddy, and made me dream and daydream about playing BW. Frankly, I’m kinda surprised that I got any homework or schoolwork done. Especially during the release week. But let’s begin from the start. To be completely honest, 2010 marked the 3rd or 4th year where I totally disregarded Pokemon. I hadn’t said the word or even touched my DS since back in 2006 when DP was released, and to some people’s surprise, I didn’t even know that HGSS even existed until months after it came out in English! It probably all began back when PJ was having some school troubles and needed to shut down PJN, but one day (the day I needed to pack for my move to Singapore) I found my old DS lite with Pokemon Pearl still in the cartridge, untouched since ’06. So being the ADD kid that I am I got totally distracted and decided to play my game for a bit. And what do you know? I got hooked once again. Next thing you know I was going through that drawer looking for more of my old games and such and I came across an old notebook which I used to basically write down any info that leaked about DP back in the day, and to make my dream team, and other nerdy stuff. But on the last page I wrote was just one sentence, dead center on the paper. “Remember PJN” Now here’s the lame part. Well the not nerdy lame part. I forgot what PJN stood for. I tried so hard to remember but I just couldn’t remember the website that I visited daily and was too chicken to comment on. Then I remembered, Google. God bless the Internetz. I Googled the mystery letters and found it. Pokejungle. My old home. It still had the same beautiful Leafeon layout that I remembered when I last visited and that last sad, very sad, post PJ posted to say that he needed to close down the site for a bit. But then I realized something was different. The spam comments had been deleted, and there was a new post, that was dated only a few days before. It was a simple post, only telling any readers that still lurked the sight that PJ had gotten HG (Or was it SS…I’m pretty sure it was HG. :P) anyways, that right there totally turned around my life and made it even nerdier than my OCD’s with Glee, Bleach, DRRR!! and other random manga and Japanese stuff. Next thing you know I searched and searched until the next day about HG and SS and called my less nerdy, but not as attractive, friend at like 8am (I woke him up in the process) just to tell him that he needed to drive me downtown so I could get SS at Game Stop and if he did I’d treat him to some burgers. Well, for the next few weeks I spent my nights like I did back in primary school, staying up in my bed all night playing Pokemon with the glaring DS screen the only thing that I could see. And it was then that I believe my love for Pokemon rekindled, and it was that that brought me back to this wonderful community and site. 🙂 So thanks alot PJN, you made me go from nerdy, to nerdy-er. Ahaha

But with all serious-ness this site, and the community really means alot to me. For those who don’t know, this year was probably the saddest worst year of my life. I found out I was moving away from everything I knew, and even if it was back to my home country, it was still very hard. And to be honest, it wasn’t anything else besides you guys that got me through it all. I visited this site through every break I had during school, and maybe that was the reason I didn’t have any friends back in Singapore or really feel the need to make any. Because I already had all that I needed right here. So, thanks PJN for a wonderful year. 🙂

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So to stride away from that awkward-ness, what was your guy’s favorite Pokemon moment of 2010?

UPD: A while back we reported on a special Zoroark that knows Bark Out that would be distributed over Nintendo WiFi connection, and we just go the official dates from Pokemon Smash. This Zoroark will be given out for all Japanese Black and White games from February 15th until March 14th

Peace and love — ozymandis

  1. I have a similar story similar to Ozy’s. I’d become less interested in Pokemon after i passed Diamond and I became busy with school.
    One day last year, I randomly googled if a new generation of Pokemon was released and I was really surprised and excited that heartgold and soulsilver were going to be released in just a few months.
    Then I went all nerdy when they announced that black and white would be released
    It was a great year.

    1. I actually found out about black and white out of curiosity. I saw my Platinum game, and had known about heartgold and soulsilver for awhile, so i was still interessted in pokemon. I went on da internetz 2 look up fake pokemon [cause dey iz awesome] and, ’cause i felt like it, wikied 2 c if there was any info on a possible 5th gen game. At that time it was barely released, so i wanted 2 learn more. So i got on Bulbapedia forums because i had been there b4, i stayed there 4 awhile and then found u guys! I should probably go back and check on my account [PLEASE DONT ROSE WHIP ME 4 MENTIONING ANOTHER SITE!]. Anyway, it’s been a fun journey through this whole release thingy, and cant wait 4 this and Patapon 3 to come out [which i wont b able 2 play! Stupid easily breakable screens!] I probably wont b on 4 awhile, with the release, school, and life going on, but just wanted 2 tell all the fans and staff of Pokemon 2 keep being awesome! [I should probably get off this DSI now!]

      1. P.S. I got the Raikou! I’m gonna get the Entei and Suicune 2, but not Ash’s Pikachu. [Toys r us iz an hour away!]

  2. Ozy I went to pick up Raikou today and I looked over at the TV in gamestop, it had a little piece on Black and White. All I remember was a battle. It was between Blitzle and Mamanbou. So I guess that means Mamanbou is revealed to America. It didn’t have it’s name though.

    1. I actually saw that too. 😛
      And I sat in the store to watch it when it looped over again to see if it’s name was revealed, but no dice. :l
      But that’s just how ozy rolls on the weekends, sits in video game stores for an hour.

        1. Well it is the 8th, but my stores said that it goes until the “9th” but they won’t have the downloads on the 9th. :S
          Sooo idk. :l

  3. I just got my shiny Raikou. 🙂 Ironically, I also used it to catch the roaming Raikou in my HG version.

    But the guy at Gamestop said something interesting: There will be another GS exclusive event this summer.
    Anyone heard of this? The guy I talked to didn’t really have that much info.

    1. My guys said too expect another download later this year, but I just assumed it was the Celebi one. 😛

    2. I was thinking of the Celebi one, then I saw that Ozy said practically the same thing. >,<

      1. Guaranteed to be Celebi. But not during the summer. Maybe up to BW release, like Regigigas up to Platinum or Arceus up to HGSS.

        1. Exactly. I really don’t think a random GS staffer would know about an event in the summer, so I think he was just talking about the Celebi event. 😛

          1. Reading all of the comments, it does sound like he meant the Celebi event.

            Though how anyone could confuse “the end of February” with “summer” is beyond me. 😐 Makes me wonder about the I.Q. of your average GS employee. (No offense to anyone who works at Gamestop, though)

  4. I just got two a minute ago 😀 and if today is the last day then i guess its a good thing i forced my dad to take me XD

    1. p.s. my favorite moments of the year involving pokemon are hg and ss and black and white being announed.
      And my favorite moment in game is getting pokerus and a shiny pokemon 2 weeks in a row

  5. During 2010 I spent the whole school thinking about what new things about pokemon BW I could find when I got back home!
    And it was really exciting when I actually found some! XD
    I think this year, which is my first year of college, I will spend it all playing BW!

    1. DUDE. YES! 8D
      DRRR!! Is the best!
      Except I HATE Anri! ><
      I'm such a Kida fan boy~
      And yes,yes,yesssss Celty is sosososos sexy~ <3

      1. I’m a little bewildered by the conversation yet curious. Is this inside information that I’ve over looked? Could this be fanboy or girl fantasy? Perhaps even cosplay?

  6. The release of the starter pokemon shilouettes and possibly the legendary image release. That was the initial spark that stared the explosion of rumors, fan art, newsreels, and updates. I also found out that at one point during the release of the legendary images, pokemon black and white was the most searched topic on one of the major search engine’s statistics chart.

  7. this post made me get off my ass and run to gamestop to get it xD luckily i was there a few minutes before it closed and didn’t even have to go in, i just sat in my car and downloaded it.

    1. and i just read the part in the spoiler it made my heart smile hahaha. i’m happy that you made it through the year ok 🙂

      my favorite pokemon moment this year was when they revealed zoroark cause that started the first time i’ve ever payed attention to a new pokemon game and got excited about rumors and news and such.

      1. Me 2! When DP came out, i was about 9 or 10, so i couldn’t really speculate or anything, but now i can, and it’s so fun!

  8. Id say my highlight of 2010 was definitly the leak of the Starter Evolutions. I instantly loved Snivy and his line even more, began to like Oshawott and his line some more (Only Daikenki tho…His blade is epic.), and Tepigs line was just there. Chaobuu is my favorite of that line. xP
    Pretty much any leak related to BW was amazing!

    Oh yeah…The Raikou in my towns GS ended normally but its supposed to snow tomorrow. If their closed, Im pretty sure they’ll add a day.

  9. Finally getting Heart Gold was my favorite moment of the year because before then, I had been preparing a bunch of Pokemon and Pokemon eggs to be transferred over so I could fill up the National Pokedex. Somewhere along the way, I feel back in love with the Sinnoh region. 2010 has been a great year for Pokemon in general, and I checked PJN everyday for any leaks about Geneartion V. I can’t wait for Nintendo’s next game 🙂 Thanks for the sentimental post Gavin, you got me going now…

  10. My favorite moments was waiting for the issue of Corocoro with Mamanbou in it because a friend and I talked all night nerd-gasming with a friend. 🙂 It was a bonding experience.

  11. Favorite event, hmmm… I think the Black and White message that came out of nowhere. With HGSS we (almost) knew it was coming. Second is getting HG and SS after a troublesome launch and third is winning PJN’s X-mas Extravaganza giveaway.

  12. And about that Zoroark part, that makes 3 total Zoroark’s available. What’s this ones gender.

  13. I wwent to gamestop today to get it… and they had the promotional adds and all!…But sadly, no event. 🙁 Raikou is my fave. but Suicune knows sheer cold! Goody! >:3

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