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Three Legendary Pokémon with Hidden Abilities to be distributed

London, UK—3 March 2016— The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have announced that  Pokémon Bank users who access their account between 4 March and 31 October 2016 will receive special versions of the Legendary Hoenn Pokémon Regirock, Regice and Registeel.

The three Legendary Pokémon, which appear in the Pokémon Omega Ruby andPokémon Alpha Sapphire games, will all be Level 50 and have Hidden Abilities that were not previously available when the Pokémon were caught in the wild during regular gameplay. These Pokémon will be available exclusively for Pokémon Bankusers.

Pokémon Bank is an application and service for players of the Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. It enables users to deposit, store and manage their Pokémon in private Boxes on the Internet. Pokémon Bank is a subscription service which has an annual membership fee.

Regirock will have the Hidden Ability Sturdy. Sturdy means that if Regirock has full HP and is hit with an attack that would normally cause it to faint, it will be able to endure that attack with 1 HP remaining. This makes Regirock a huge force to be reckoned with.

Regice will come with the Hidden Ability Ice Body, which helps the Pokémon restore its HP whenever the weather condition is Hail. With its new Ice Body Hidden Ability, Regice will be able to use the weather to its advantage, remaining in battle for longer and doing even more damage to its foes.

Registeel will feature the Hidden Ability Light Metal. This halves the Pokémon’s weight, reducing the amount of damage Registeel will take from attacks like Grass Knot and Low Kick which increase in power according to the heaviness of the target. The Light Metal Hidden Ability makes Registeel more likely to be able to stay the course and strike back.

To receive these three Pokémon, players need to use Pokémon Link in their copy ofPokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire after they have accessed their Pokémon Bank using one of these games. Regirock, Regice and Registeel will be received one at a time from Pokémon Bank, and players will be able to receive these three Pokémon only once.

Be sure to visit www.pokemon.co.uk for more information.


About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.co.uk.

About Nintendo
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 692 million hardware units globally, including the current generation Wii U, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, which includes New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in Europe.

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