So today is your last chance to catch Victini in Pokémon Black and White. You see, this Legendary Pokémon is hiding in Liberty Garden and the only way to reach this island is to grab the Liberty Ticket which is only available via Mystery Gift until 27 April. That's today!
But don't think that it's job done once you've got the Liberty Ticket. Catching this Pokémon is tough and I should know because it took me more than an hour to get it this morning.
So I received my Liberty Ticket yesterday evening. For those who don't know how to get the Liberty Ticket, here are some instructions on how to receive it.
Getting the Liberty Ticket
Start up your game and select the Mystery Gift option. Then select Receive Gift. Next select Get Via Nintendo WFC (you will need to have your DS, DSi or 3DS connected to the internet to do this) and you will receive the Liberty Ticket.
To get it in the game you'll need to visit the Deliveryman who will be near the door inside your local Pokémon Center. He will give it to you.
Now you've got the Liberty Ticket, you'll need to go to the far dock in Castelia City to board the boat the Liberty Garden with your Liberty Ticket.
So I arrived at Liberty Garden, excited at the prospect of catching my first Legendary Pokémon in Black and White. Victini isn't any old Legendary either - it's number 000 in the Pokédex and it's the first Fire and Psychic Type Pokémon. If you didn't already know this, you will soon as it smashes you with Incinerate and Confusion.
I'll let you know exactly how I caught Victini in a bit but first let me tell you about my failures! Before facing Victini I defeated a few Team Plasma Grunts before entering the Central Tower in Liberty Garden.
At the top of the steps down to the basement is a guy who offered to heal your Pokemon. Remember him and take him up on his offer. Then I defeated another Team Plasma Grunt before challenging Victini.
My first battle was a disaster. A level 15 Pokémon, Victini wasn't a match for my level 22 Dewott and my attacks caused Victini to faint before I could even lob a ball at it.
Try again. I left the tower and walked back in to find Victini waiting for me again.
This time I put my level 19 Pansear and Level 18 Herdier up against Victini and managed to whittle down its power until its HP was in the orange before chucking a Pokéball at it. It didn't even wiggle before Victini escaped. So I tried another one. Same thing happened again so I went in with the Great Ball. Again, I failed. Frustrated I ended up making Victini faint again.
So I headed outside to chat to everyone in the hope that they may give me some advice, tips or even a better ball. There is a row of trash cans next to the vending machine in the bottom left of Liberty Garden. I searched each bin and found an Ultra Ball in one of them. That's the ticket, I thought. Wrong!
I went back in and knocked Victini's HP down to the red before using Yawn to make it fall asleep. Then I got out my Ultra Ball and despite being asleep the Victini still escaped. Believing I hadn't whittled down Victini's health enough I set out on a path which saw me quitting out without saving, getting the Ultra Ball again and knocking Victini's HP down as far as it could go. I tried this three times and still it escaped.