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Download Shaymin Pokémon This Month

Special Pokemon events at Game stores...

Pokémon fans might want to get down to GAME this month. Not only can you download Shaymin for Diamond & Pearl but you'll get an exclusive Giratina Origin Forme figure when you pre-order a copy of Pokémon Platinum at the store.

It's all part of the Search for Giratina tour to coincide with the launch of Pokémon Platinum on 22 May and the 11th Pokémon movie - Giratina and the Sky Warrior - premiering in the spring.

Shaymin is the 492nd Pokémon and you can download it for your copy of Diamond or Pearl at The Search for Giratina Tour this month. To get Shaymin at GAME you must have a DS and either the Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl version of the game. You can only get one Shaymin on each Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl game. You'll also need to make sure you've obtained the Pokédex in your game and that you don't have more than two Wonder Cards. If you do, you'll need to delete one to make room.

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Then you just need to start your Nintendo DS and launch Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl. Then simply select "Mystery Gift" on the game menu that appears before loading your game and indicate your wish to receive the gift via wireless download.

The stores are also giving you the opportunity to challenge the legendary Pokémon trainer to a battle using Pokémon Diamond or Pearl. There's also a spot of face painting and balloon modelling.

Finally, The Search for Giratina tour will give you the chance to enter a free prize draw to win one of ten £50 GAME gift cards, a year's supply of Pokémon trading cards or one of 12 sets of Pokémon collectors' tins.

The events are being held throughout the Easter holidays at the following stores:-

8th April

Bristol - Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BH

Chesterfield - Vicar Lane, S40 1PY

Manchester: The Fort - Manchester Fort Shopping Centre, M8 8EP

Leamington Spa - 15 Lower Mall, Royal Priors Centre, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4XU

London - Regent Street, London, W1B 5BT

Norwich - Back of the Inns, NR2 1PT

Silverburn - Silverburn Shopping Centre, G53 6QR

9th April

Chelmsford - Exchange Way, CM1 1XR

East Kilbride - The Olympia, G74 1PG

Dudley (Merry Hill) - Merryhill Shopping Centre, DY5 1SY

Dundrum - Unit 10, Level 3, Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin, IR,

Guilford - North Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4TA

London - Oxford Street W1D 1LL

Manchester - Arndale Centre, M4 3AB

Sheffield - Hall Shopping Centre, Sheffield, S9 1EN

Swansea (Borders) - Forestfach Pontardulais Road, SA5 4BA

York - Monks Cross Retail Park, York YO32 9GX

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10th April

Bedford - Midland Road, MK40 1PL

Belfast - Donegall Arcade, BT1 1PT

Cardiff - Queen Street, CF10 2GR

Glasgow - Sauchiehall Street, G2 2DH

Harrow - St. Anns Road, HA1 1JX

Portsmouth - 226 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1HG

Manchester Selfridges - 1 Exchange Square, Manchester, M3 1BD

Sheffield - The Moor S1 3LR

Wolverhampton - Dudley Street, WV1 3EY

11th April

Aylesbury - Friars Sq. Shopping Centre, HP20 2SP

Barnsley - Cheapside Metropolitan Centre, S70 1RQ

Bristol (Borders) - Queens Road Clifton, BS8 1RE

Camberley - Grace Reynolds Walk, GU15 3SN

Craigavon - Unit 16, Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon, BT64 1AA

Hull - Kingston Upon Hull, Princes Quay, HU1 2PQ

Glasgow The Fort (Borders) - 98 Buchanan Street, Royal Exchange Square, G1 3HA

Leicester (Debenhams) - The Shires Centre, LE1 4GH

Manchester Selfridges - 3rd Floor, 1 The Dome The Trafford Centre, M17 8DA

Nuneaton - Queens Road, CV11 5JL

12th April

Glasgow (Borders) - Glasgow The Fort, G34 9DL

Leeds - 50-52 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 6AD

Lincoln - Cornhill, LN5 7HE

Taunton - Fore Street, TA1 1NE

13th April

Belfast Castle Court - Castle Court Shopping Centre, BT1 1DD

15th April

Ashton Under Lyne - The Arcade, OL6 9JE

Basingstoke - Festival Place, RG21 7BE

Leicester (Borders) - Grove Farm Triangle Narborough Rd South, LE19 1WT

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16th April

Birmingham Selfridges - Upper Mall East Bullring, B5 4BP

Gateshead (Borders) - Team Valley Retail Park, NE11 0BD

Leeds Birstall (Borders) - Unit 2, Gelderd Road RP, Holden Ing Way, Batley, WF17 9DT

Loughborough - Carillon Court, LE11 3XA

Luton - Arndale Centre, LU1 2TJ

Plymouth - New George Street, PL1 1RB

Southport - Chapel Street, PR8 1BZ

Stockport - Princes Street, SK1 1RW

17th April

Banbury (Oxfordshire) - Castle Centre, OX16 5UH

Bolton - Middlebrook Retail Park BL6 6JA

Glasgow - St Enoch Square, G1 4BW

Newcastle - Chevy Chase, NE1 7XP

Nottingham - 5-9 Listergate, NG1 7DE

Preston (Borders) - Deepdale Retail Park, PR1 6QY

Liverpool One - Unit 44 South John Street, L1 8BU

Walthamstow - Selbourne Walk, E17 7JR

Yeovil - Quedam Shopping Centre, BA20 1EU

18th April

Bolton - Newport Street, BL1 1NB

Bournemouth - Avenue Centre Commercial Road, BH2 5RP

Brighton - Western Road, BN1 2EB

Burnley (Lancs) - St James Street, BB11 1PY

Carlisle - East Tower Street, The Lanes Shopping Centre, CA3 8NR

Hanley - 214-215 The Potteries, Hanley, Staffordshire, ST1 1PS

Newbury (Borders) - Newbury RP. Pinchington Lane, RG14 7HU

Nottingham - Victoria Centre, NG1 3QN

Stockton - Teeside Park, TS

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  1. pokemainiac Monday 6th Apr 2009 at 09:43

    The problem with that article is that the tour started 2 days ago and you've only included the dates starting Wednesday.

  2. Jedi Metroid Monday 6th Apr 2009 at 10:18

    Damn, and here I am epecting platinum...

  3. KLMOSS Monday 6th Apr 2009 at 11:01

    I suppose ONM overlooked this in the heat that was the DSi.

    Got my DSi 12:45am Friday and gonna get my Shaymin this Friday

    I hope they do the facepainting for my 3 year old girl :)

  4. Wiintendo Monday 6th Apr 2009 at 11:06

    I've already been to the one in Manchester 2 days ago; people can read my review of it on the 'UK Shaymin event' Topic on the Pokemon Forums. Its a few pages back at April 3rd.

  5. ColmM10 Monday 6th Apr 2009 at 15:19

    I wish they would do an event in Derry in Ireland. The only places in the north that they r goin to are Belfast and Craigavon and they are right beside each other!! Not really fair if u live in the other side of the country :(

  6. Dean Thompson Monday 6th Apr 2009 at 16:48

    so what time will it all be going off. From GAME opening-close hours or what?

  7. niallswand Monday 6th Apr 2009 at 17:12

    How about Pilotwings, Nintendo....No?

  8. The Arbiter Tuesday 7th Apr 2009 at 00:43

    How about Pilotwings, Nintendo....No?

    How is this even relevant to a Pokemon event?!

  9. seganintendo Tuesday 7th Apr 2009 at 00:49

    I'm so happy.
    2007 forced me to go to Oxford to get Mew.
    2008 forced me to go to Milton Keynes to get Darkrai.
    But finally, I can stay in Lincoln to get Shaymin :D

    I'll be there. I also work afternoons next door at the McDonalds, so will only be available until 2pm but I'm gonna be up for some battles. Game opens at 10-4 anyway.

    I've been training up my teams. I have a very strong Giratina. Giratina - or Bahamut (something had to get the classic Final Fantasy dragon name and almost all dragons had been named already) - is currently in training along with my Colosseum transferred Ho-oh so I'll be there with my strongest team for some fights. It was a great laugh in 2008 so roll on this sunday :D

  10. 91nintendo Tuesday 7th Apr 2009 at 10:53

    Good job I already have Shaymin then

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL ACTION REPLAY LOLOLOL

  11. Luchia Tuesday 7th Apr 2009 at 14:59

    Sweet monkey doodle.
    Carlisle is hosting.
    CARLISLE.

    There is a God, and he smiles down on me.
    C=

  12. mcs31 Tuesday 7th Apr 2009 at 15:12

    Is the dowload at all game shops or just the spesific ones??
    And do you need a full pokedek (Spelling, I know) or does it not matter?

  13. seganintendo Tuesday 7th Apr 2009 at 20:14

    Good job I already have Shaymin then

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL ACTION REPLAY LOLOLOL

    Action Replay Rocks for the Quick - and now Super - Level Up as I see no problem with it while GameFreak refuse to make a better way to level up than fighting the Elite 4 repeatedly, just as long as you don't tamper with the stats and give Kyogre 999 special attack. 360 is enough lol.

    Celebi is the only one I caught with the AR but I'd never use it in an online or proper battle. I will never use it to catch ones I don't have either. I'm sure 2010 will be the year for the 493rd pokemon too.

    But give me a proper Celebi dammit. And a Deoxys too.

  14. Badger3112 Wednesday 8th Apr 2009 at 10:10

    Can I not just sit at home and get the Shaymin over nintendo wifi without having to be bothered to go to a GAME store?

    Surely it's possible?

  15. seganintendo Wednesday 8th Apr 2009 at 12:59

    Can I not just sit at home and get the Shaymin over nintendo wifi without having to be bothered to go to a GAME store?

    Surely it's possible?

    You'd think the Mystery Gift option would reach the world of wifi but nope.

  16. SBM Wednesday 8th Apr 2009 at 15:28

    i'll be goin to the sheffield one tomorrow
    hopin for some good battles
    i actually have one of the japanese event shaymin, but i want an english one aswell :D

  17. ash128 Wednesday 8th Apr 2009 at 15:38

    urgh i want to go so badly hardly anywhere is close enough to get ther quick and cheaply :/ might jsut get desperate and make a day of it lol i only recently got diamond so my team is onlyl ive level 20

  18. stefhollis Wednesday 8th Apr 2009 at 16:12

    i went today and finally got shaymin!!
    although i did already have a lv 100 one (thank you action replay) it was nice to have a real one. i went to the one in hamleys on regent street and all they did was getting shaymin and preordering platinum. I've already preordered it online though. There wasn't a 'master pokemon trainer' like they said on the website and i didnt see anyone painting any faces! :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

  19. Dana_ava Thursday 9th Apr 2009 at 20:16

    I'm going to the Leeds one on Saturday (:
    finally one close to home :D
    had to go all the way to chesterfield last August for my Darkrai.

    Does it start when the store opens?

  20. Heroofhyrule Friday 10th Apr 2009 at 10:11

    i went today and finally got shaymin!!
    although i did already have a lv 100 one (thank you action replay) it was nice to have a real one. i went to the one in hamleys on regent street and all they did was getting shaymin and preordering platinum. I've already preordered it online though. There wasn't a 'master pokemon trainer' like they said on the website and i didnt see anyone painting any faces! :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

    Hmmm, then I wonder what the website meant by: "The stores are also giving you the opportunity to challenge the legendary Pokémon trainer to a battle using Pokémon Diamond or Pearl." odd, If you didn't see anyone you could battle, then I wonder if it'll be the same for when i go.

  21. mcs31 Friday 10th Apr 2009 at 19:32

    Ill go to walthmstow, closer than oxford street :)
    Yay, havent been to walthmstow for a year or two. :)

  22. Kirby8 Saturday 11th Apr 2009 at 15:04

    i went today and finally got shaymin!!
    although i did already have a lv 100 one (thank you action replay) it was nice to have a real one. i went to the one in hamleys on regent street and all they did was getting shaymin and preordering platinum. I've already preordered it online though. There wasn't a 'master pokemon trainer' like they said on the website and i didnt see anyone painting any faces! :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

    Exactly the same for me!! So angry!!

  23. Kirby8 Saturday 11th Apr 2009 at 15:12

    I'm so happy.
    2007 forced me to go to Oxford to get Mew.
    2008 forced me to go to Milton Keynes to get Darkrai.
    But finally, I can stay in Lincoln to get Shaymin :D

    Same for me, but not that far. I live in greater london, so
    2005: North Finchely to get Deoxys in Vue. Only got one, has I hadn't got to the right stage in LG to get it, so I only got it on my FR
    2007: Went to the Toys 'R' Us near Brent Cross to get my Mew. Got 5, one on every game S/R/E/FR/LG.
    2008: Went to Woolworths in Staines to get my two darkrai's. Little did I know that later on, I would win the ONM competition to go watch the Darkrai movie in Odeon West End, where I could have got Darkrai anyway. Battled someone who was extremely strong, one of the organisers, but I blame my cousin and his weak team for our loss, as it was a double match.
    2009: Went to Game in Brent Cross to get my two Shaymin. YAY!! Quite surprised that it was in spring this year and not summer, but whatever!!
    2010: Time for Arceus? PLEASE!!
    AND WHEN WILL THEY DO CELEBI!! GRR!! :x :x :x

  24. Kirby8 Saturday 11th Apr 2009 at 15:13

    Can I not just sit at home and get the Shaymin over nintendo wifi without having to be bothered to go to a GAME store?

    Surely it's possible?

    You'd think the Mystery Gift option would reach the world of wifi but nope.


    It has in America!! DAMN EUROPE!!

  25. Kirby8 Saturday 11th Apr 2009 at 15:16

    Good job I already have Shaymin then

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL ACTION REPLAY LOLOLOL

    Action Replay Rocks for the Quick - and now Super - Level Up as I see no problem with it while GameFreak refuse to make a better way to level up than fighting the Elite 4 repeatedly, just as long as you don't tamper with the stats and give Kyogre 999 special attack. 360 is enough lol.

    Celebi is the only one I caught with the AR but I'd never use it in an online or proper battle. I will never use it to catch ones I don't have either. I'm sure 2010 will be the year for the 493rd pokemon too.

    But give me a proper Celebi dammit. And a Deoxys too.

    They have done a deoxys event a few years back. They did it in Vue Cinemas. The one I went to, it was being held in the lobby. They also has demo's of XD gale of darkness, and a place to play the trading card game.
    HMMMM..... maybe it was 2005 then....Yep, must have been 2005, as XD came out that November. Better go make an edit.

    Definitely need a Celebi event though!! No doubt about it!! I only need three pokemon: celebi, arceus and milotic (I HATE FEEBAS! LOL!! SUCH A WEIRD WAY TO EVOLVE IT!!)

  26. reecist Saturday 11th Apr 2009 at 17:11

    Today, I went to the Nuneaton event. It was really good. There was a chap dressed as Pikachu for the children, there were loads of Pokemon fans willing to talk and battle and I got a Shaymin.
    Plus, I pre-ordered Platinum so I shall have a Sky Form Shaymin on the 22nd of May.

  27. seganintendo Saturday 11th Apr 2009 at 20:13

    Good job I already have Shaymin then

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL ACTION REPLAY LOLOLOL

    Action Replay Rocks for the Quick - and now Super - Level Up as I see no problem with it while GameFreak refuse to make a better way to level up than fighting the Elite 4 repeatedly, just as long as you don't tamper with the stats and give Kyogre 999 special attack. 360 is enough lol.

    Celebi is the only one I caught with the AR but I'd never use it in an online or proper battle. I will never use it to catch ones I don't have either. I'm sure 2010 will be the year for the 493rd pokemon too.

    But give me a proper Celebi dammit. And a Deoxys too.

    They have done a deoxys event a few years back. They did it in Vue Cinemas. The one I went to, it was being held in the lobby. They also has demo's of XD gale of darkness, and a place to play the trading card game.
    HMMMM..... maybe it was 2005 then....Yep, must have been 2005, as XD came out that November. Better go make an edit.

    Definitely need a Celebi event though!! No doubt about it!! I only need three pokemon: celebi, arceus and milotic (I HATE FEEBAS! LOL!! SUCH A WEIRD WAY TO EVOLVE IT!!)


    Yeah I know about Deoxys. It was done to promote Emerald and the rather average - but at least you got Lugia - game that was Pokemon XD on Cube.
    I just remember completely forgetting about that event until a few weeks after it happened :(

    But Celebi is the biggest crime. And it's such a great pokemon too. My fave of the legendaries :)

  28. sega Sunday 12th Apr 2009 at 13:18

    i already have shaymin on pokemon diamond from mystery gift (not from game) but i want to get the 1 from game 2 so i can have shaymin skyform on platinum and shaymin normal form ^.^ :D:D:D:D:D:):):):):) :mrgreen:

  29. Red-Wolf Monday 13th Apr 2009 at 15:25

    Aaaaaaaaw come on! :x

    Im on holiday in Dubai at the time of writing this, and i live in manchester. im returning home on 18th april; the last day; where its not in manchester.

    grrr. i had this problem with Darkrai and any other pokemon events. its really frustrating...

  30. Heroofhyrule Thursday 16th Apr 2009 at 09:05

    I'm wondering, is the event all day, or at only specific times?

  31. phazonking Thursday 16th Apr 2009 at 09:31

    Do you have to go to a specific store to get shaymin or is that just for the facepainting?

  32. Joodude Thursday 16th Apr 2009 at 09:52

    I'm going to take my copy of Platinum today, just to see if it works.

  33. Heroofhyrule Thursday 16th Apr 2009 at 11:58

    Just come back from the shaymin event, it was great! I battled a few people there, onw person I had a 1 on 1 shaymin only battle, on the first battle, I lost, as my shaymin's seed flare attack missed (seed flare would have been just powerful enough to finish him off, energy ball would have left him with a bit of HP left) but, I won the second battle. Looking forward to the next pokémon event. (we havn't had the darkrai event yet have we?)

  34. tehb0ll0x Friday 17th Apr 2009 at 16:03

    I travelled al the way to Plymouth to get Shaymin, and by the time I managed to find the friggen store, the event was over!

    Anyone got one that they could trade, just temporarily, so I can register it in my Dex?

  35. Lukeo10 Friday 29th May 2009 at 06:04

    If people put their codes on Platinum on a forum, I'll put mine on, I'll my arceus to anbody whos willing to trade for "Arceus"

  36. shadow.x Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 11:00

    GOT IT!!!!!! XD

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