July 28, 2010—Pokémon™ Trainers get ready to unlock the secrets of the Enigma Stone as The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo of America Inc. introduce a limited distribution via the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection service. Beginning this Saturday, July 31, through Friday, August 27, players of Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver Versions who have wireless broadband Internet access can receive the Enigma Stone for a chance to catch the amazing, yet elusive, Legendary Pokémon Latias™ or Latios™.
Similar to the other half of the Legendary pair that can be caught normally during gameplay, the Pokémon encountered with the Enigma Stone will be at Level 40. In exchange for the Enigma Stone, Pokémon fans will also get the Soul Dew, a held item that powers up the Special Attack and Special Defense of Latios and Latias. Only Pokémon players who have beaten the Elite Four, claimed the National Pokédex, and have two or fewer Wonder Cards can solve the riddle of the Enigma Stone to capture Latios for Pokémon HeartGold Version or Latias for Pokémon SoulSilver Version.
This special distribution event is only available for a limited time. For more information, players should visit www.pokemon.com.
Latios and Latias are both eligible for use at the Pokémon Video Game World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, August 14—15. Pokémon video game players can still win a spot to compete for the title of Pokémon World Champion by participating in the Last Chance Qualifier tournament taking place on August 13, 2010, at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii. For more information on the 2010 Pokémon VGC series, visit www.pokemonvgc.com.