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Pokémon Day (Germany)

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A Pokémon Day is an annual event that takes place in Germany. It is organized by Nintendo and held at various cities on different days, usually in (or close to) McDonald's restaurants. During each Pokémon Day, event Pokémon or items are given away. A similar event is held in other countries as well.

Pokémon Day 2004

The first Pokémon day was held in Hamburg. The event item given away was the Eon Ticket.

Pokémon Day 2005

Pokémon Day 2005 was held in Frankfurt am Main, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Unterhaching and Stuttgart. The item AuroraTicket was distributed. Prior to the event, promotional TCG cards featuring Deoxys and Rayquaza were given away at participating McDonald's stores.

Pokémon Day 2006

Main article: List of German event Pokémon distributions in Generation III

The second Pokémon Days were from September 24 to November 5, 2006. The event took place at McDonald's stores in Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg and Nurnberg, as well as in Ehrenbreitstein Fortress near Koblenz. Visitors could play preview versions of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team. The (until then widely unknown in Europe) Pokémon Trading Figure Game was also introduced.

Similar to other European countries, ten event Pokémon were distributed:

Pokémon Day 2007

Pokémon Day 2007 started on September 27, 2007 (the European release date of Diamond and Pearl) and was held in thirteen different cities, starting in Berlin. The event Pokémon released was Mew.

Pokémon Day 2008

Pokémon Day was held was held in 16 cities from September 6 to November 2, 2008.

The event Pokémon of the year was Darkrai. There were also games for promoting Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness.

Pokémon Day 2009

In 2009, it was held in six cities starting on August 29 and ending on October 24. It was the first year in which RTL II, the TV station which broadcasts the Pokémon anime, was an official promotion partner. RTL II used the event to look for junior voice actors which would then promote the 11th season of the anime.

During the event, the Pokémon Regigigas was distributed. A free Pikachu trading card was also given away.

Notably, a hacker distributed a hacked version of the Japanese Arceus on a few days.

Regigigas

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball REGIGIGAS Dex No. 486 Random nature. Steel Iron Head None
Lv. 100 Type   Rock Rock Slide
Spr 4p 486.png Normal Unknown Pokémon Event Ice Icy Wind
OT EUSMR09 Apparently had a Normal Crush Grip
ID No. 07189 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in Germany
from August 29 to October 4, 2009.
Item Ability Lv. 100.
Custap Berry Custap Berry Slow Start  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was obtained from the Poké Mart.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Pokémon Day 2010

Pokémon Day was held was held in 20 cities from August 18 to October 23, 2010. There was no downloadable event Pokémon, but there was however a download for Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies.

Pokémon Day 2011

Pokémon Day was held was held in 11 cities from August 27 to October 1, 2011.[1][2] The event Pokémon was a Zoroark.

Zoroark

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball Zoroark Dex No. 571 Quirky nature. Psychic Agility Classic Ribbon
Lv. 50 Type   Dark Embargo
Spr 5b 571.png Dark Unknown Pokémon Event Dark Punishment
OT EST2011
ÉTÉ2011
SMR2011
VER2011
Apparently had a Dark Snarl
ID No. 06011 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in Germany
from August 27 to October 1, 2011.
Item Ability Lv. 50.
None None Illusion  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Pokémon Day 2012

Pokémon Day was held was held in 10 cities from August 18 to October 29, 2012. The event Pokémon were a Keldeo and a Pikachu.

Pikachu

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball Pikachu Dex No. 025 Random nature. Electric Thunder Event Ribbon
Lv. 100 Type   Electric Volt Tackle
Spr 5b 025 f.png Electric Unknown Pokémon Event Grass Grass Knot
OT EST2012
ÉTÉ2012
SMR2012
VER2012
Apparently had a Normal Quick Attack
ID No. 07012 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in Germany
from August 18 to September 29, 2012.
Item Ability Lv. 100.
Light Ball Light Ball Static  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
This Pokémon can be Shiny.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Keldeo

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball Keldeo Dex No. 647 Random nature. Water Aqua Jet Wishing Ribbon
Lv. 15 Type   Normal Leer
Spr 5b 647.png Water Fighting Lovely place Fighting Double Kick
OT EST2012
ÉTÉ2012
SMR2012
VER2012
Apparently had a Water BubbleBeam
ID No. 08272 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in Germany
from September 1 to 29, 2012.
Item Ability Lv. 15.
PP Max PP Max Justified  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Pokémon Day 2013

Pokémon Day was held in 10 cities from August 31 to October 12, 2013 in Germany. It also took place on September 21, 2013 in Solothurn, Switzerland. Players had the possibility to try out Pokémon X and Y before its worldwide launch. Three Shiny Pokémon were distributed, all on different days:

  • Dialga (August 30 to September 12, 2013)
  • Palkia (September 13 to September 26, 2013)
  • Giratina (September 27 to October 12, 2013)

References

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Last modified on 27 July 2014, at 16:20