The website Serebii.net has confirmed the start of a new giveaway for the current fifth generation Pokemon titles. This giveaway gives the trainer a Shiny Palkia, and the giveaway began on September 9, 2013. This giveaway is exclusive to GameStop stores, and will continue until September 29, 2013. This giveaway is compatible with “Pokemon Black,” “Pokemon White,” “Pokemon Black 2,” and “Pokemon White 2.”
The Shiny Palkia is received at level 100. It has the ability Pressure, and its nature is random. It will have the original trainer name of SUM2013 and the ID number 09093. Its four moves are Hydro Pump, Draco Meteor, Spacial Rend, and Aura Sphere.
Palkia is a legendary Pokemon that was introduced in the fourth generation, and was on the box art for the game “Pokemon Pearl.” It is a Water/Dragon-type Pokemon, a dual typing which negates almost every weakness, except for Dragon-type attacks. Despite this advantage, Palkia does take neutral damage from almost every type of attack available. It specializes in Special Attacks and to a lesser extent Physical Attacks and Special Defense. It is a very good Pokemon when battling in the “Uber” tiers, though not quite as strong as Dialga. However, Palkia is banned in most official Pokemon tournaments and most battles among Pokemon communities, such as the Smogon community.
It should be noted that the only two ways (other than this event) to get Palkia in the fifth generation of Pokemon is by trading the Pokemon from a fourth generation title or obtaining the Pokemon in the application “Pokemon Dream Radar.” Obtaining Palkia in “Pokemon Dream Radar” does require the trainer to own a copy of “Pokemon Pearl,” however.
To learn more about the Pokemon Palkia, visit either of the links below: