Pokemon.com has announced that Pokemon fans will have the opportunity to receive a level 50 Dragonite at Toys R Us stores in the United States (and Puerto Rico). The giveaway will take place from November 8th to 9th starting at noon and will end at 4:00 PM both days. The Dragonite is special in that Dragonair does not normally evolve into Dragonite until level 55, making this Dragonite special. The post also states it will learn moves it cannot normally learn before level 50.
The article mentions the Dragonite will be able to be used in “official tournaments,” since it fits in the level 50 category now. This seems like a good opportunity to say that at Worlds, I heard from POP officials that America would be having several Pokemon Video Game Showdowns during this current tournament season. I don’t remember for sure how many they were planning to hold, but I think they said seven to nine throughout the United States (in different states, obviously). It was also said that the Video Game Showdowns would take place internationally this time too. I’m not sure when this will be revealed to the public, but it looks like Dragonite might be a precursor to an official announcement.