The Pokémon Company announced viaTwitter earlier today the distribution of a special butterfly. The Pokéball-Pattern Vivillon, previously released exclusively in France, is currently available to all Pokémon X and Pokémon Y owners through the Nintendo Network.
Though this is not the first opportunity for North American players to pick up this Vivillon variant (trading was always an option), it is the first distribution on the continent. To celebrate the opening of the PokémonCenter online store, trainers will be able to download Pokéball-Pattern Vivillon until August 12. After that, it will be off the market -- that is, unless people are willing to trade around the globe for something just as nifty.
Nintendo has released an official guide to get the 20th Vivillon, something that all collectors should have:
- Connect your Nintendo 3DS system to the Internet.
- Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
- Select Receive Gift, then Yes.
- Select Get Via Internet, then Yes.
- Watch as you receive Poké Ball Pattern Vivillion!
- Speak to the delivery girl in any Pokémon Center to receive your Vivillon.
- Remember to save your game!
The one thing that all trainers need to remember is that Pokéball-Pattern Vivillon will not be able to capture other Pokémon, so throwing it at a wild Slugma will not be beneficial in any way. Maybe this design is better for picking up humans? Either way, trainers only have until August 12 to get the special Vivillon on their copies of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.