Pokemon X and Y: Pinsir and Heracross Available Now

Pinsir and Heracross available now via WiFI! Mega Stones will be available soon through GameStop.

From August 13th through September 17th, Heracross and Pinsir will be up for grabs via the Nintendo Network for Pokemon X and Y. Heracross will be sent to Pokémon X players and Pinsir to Pokémon Y. Neither will be holding any items.

Heracross, a Bug/Fighting-type Pokémon, will be Level 50 with the ability Swarm or Guts. It will have a Adamant nature with the moves: Bullet Seed, Pin Missile, Close Combat, and Megahorn. You can only receive Heracross with a copy of Pokémon X.


Pinsir, a Bug-type Pokémon, will also be Level 50 with the ability Hyper Cutter or Mold Breaker. Its nature will be Adamant with the moves: X-Scissor, Earthquake, Stone Edge, and Return. Pinsir will be available to those with a copy of Pokémon Y.


 The steps to receive your Pokémon are as follows, according to the Pokémon website:

  1. Connect your system in the Nintendo 3DS family to the Internet.

  2. Select MYSTERY GIFT on the main menu.

  3. Select RECEIVE GIFT, then YES.

  4. Select GET VIA INTERNET, then YES.

  5. Watch as you receive Heracross (Pokémon X) or Pinsir (Pokémon Y)!

  6. Speak to the delivery girl in any Pokémon Center to add Heracross or Pinsir to your party.

  7. Be sure to save your game!

 But wait, there's more! Starting August 18th, participating GameStop stores will be giving away Mega Stones for these Pokémon (while supplies last). Mark that down on your calendar so your new Pinsir and/or Heracross can reach their full potential in battle. Giveaways, Mega Evolutions, and even new games! What a year for Pokémon fans. And remember, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire release on November 21st, 2014. 

Published Aug. 13th 2014

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