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Special distribution event detailed for 'Pokemon X' and 'Pokemon Y'

'Pokemon X' and 'Pokemon Y' distribution event
Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission

A new special distribution event has been detailed for the recently-released "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y." According to a report from Shack News on May 24, players will be able to acquire a "Fancy Pattern" version of Vivillon. The pocket monster, which is a part of the new creatures that were added with the sixth-generation, resembles a butterfly and comes with different patterns.

The distribution event will be unlocked after the amount of pocket monsters traded using the global trading system has surpassed the 100 million milestone. Nintendo disclosed that approximately 90 million creatures have been transferred worldwide so far. After the milestone has been set, Nintendo is instructing fans to stay tuned for more information as to how to receive the gift. You can find a screen featuring the "Fancy Pattern" Vivillon from the official Facebook page of the franchise near the top of this article. The details about the promotion can be found below:

Now, an additional pattern of Vivillon has been discovered that breaks with tradition. To celebrate the 100 million Pokémon traded via the GTS, the Fancy Pattern Vivillon will soon be available! Currently, about 90 million Pokémon have been traded worldwide. Once we reach 100 million, you'll be able to receive Fancy Pattern Vivillon via a special distribution event. So we're calling on everyone to keep trading so we hit that huge milestone! Once the goal is reached, check back at to find out how to get the Fancy Pattern Vivillon into your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game.

Vivillon is categorized as a combination of the bug and flying types. In "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y," Scatterbug will be able to evolve into Spewpa at level 9. Spewpa can then transform into Vivillon at level 12. The patterns on the creature's wings are based on the climates of the areas in which they are found. However, it appears that the only way to obtain the "Fancy Pattern" version is through the upcoming special distribution event.

Aside from Vivillon, Nintendo previously gifted players with a Torchic with a mega evolution stone for its final form, Blaziken. The promotion lasted for several months and ended early this year. The other distribution event, a gift of Celebi for those who use the "Pokemon Bank" application, is still ongoing. The aforesaid milestone should be approaching soon considering that more than 12 million customers have purchased "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y" so far worldwide after both games came out on Oct. 12 of last year.

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