[N-Direct] Pokémon Gold and Silver: pre-purchase live on the Nintendo eShop, Celebi distribution

During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation, we actually got quite a lot of Pokémon news, with more details for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, a Celebi distribution for Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Sun, and Moon, New Nintendo 2DS XL models, and more. In this post, we’re going to focus on Pokémon Gold and Silver!

Pokémon Gold and Silver – Pre-purchase

Pokémon Gold and Silver on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console comes out on September 22nd worldwide, but you can already pre-purchase it from the Nintendo eShop (or Nintendo’s website). That way, you will be able to start playing at midnight on launch day (10PM JST the day before in Japan, and 9PM PDT in North America).

Pokémon Gold and Silver – Nintendo 3DS Themes

If you purchase Pokémon Gold and/or Silver on the Nintendo eShop, you will get a Download Code for a Nintendo 3DS (Gold and Silver), but only until December 31st (Europe) / January 15th (North America) / September 28th 2018 (Japan). The code has to be redeemed before October 31st 2018.

Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon / Sun / Moon – Celebi distribution

Planning to buy Pokémon Gold and Silver as Virtual Console titles on Nintendo 3DS? Well, here’s some good news for you: doing so will allow you to get a Serial Code for Celebi. Said Serial Code can be redeemed in Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra moon, Sun, or Moon, but can only be used once!

Here’s details about Celebi:

  • Lv.: 30
  • Type: Psychic/Grass
  • Ability: Natural Cure
  • Moves: Heal Bell, Safeguard, Ancient Power, Future Sight

Here’s how to get your Serial Code:

  • Launch Nintendo eShop in your Nintendo 3DS System.
  • Select Menu in the top-left corner.
  • Select Settings/Other.
  • Select Account Activity.
  • Select View Receipt on your Pokémon Gold or Pokémon Silver purchase.
  • The serial code will be displayed in the purchase details.

And here’s how to redeem the Serial Code:

  • Write down the code from your Pokémon Gold or Pokémon Silver game.
  • Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  • Select Receive Gift.
  • Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, and then Yes again to connect to the internet.
  • Enter your code.
  • Watch as you receive Celebi.
  • Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to pick up Celebi.
  • Be sure to save your game!

NB: said code can only be redeemed from September 22nd in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Also, you have until September 22nd 2018 to buy Pokémon Gold and/or Silver to get a code, which then has to be redeemed before October 31st.

The lists of Serial Codes for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and Pokémon Sun and Moon have both been updated!

Source: The Pokémon Company
Additional details: Serebii



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One thought on “[N-Direct] Pokémon Gold and Silver: pre-purchase live on the Nintendo eShop, Celebi distribution

  • 24 September 2017 at 3 h 53 min

    If you buy the special edition box here in Japan with a magnet, you check the receipt of the download in the shop to get you code for the Celebi and theme.

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