Finally some news! There’s been nothing this week.
This month’s CoroCoro magazine has been leaked on to the Internet; it reveals that if you preorder a Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark ticket in Japan before July 10th, the day the movie is released, you will be able to download either a shiny Raikou, Entei, or Suicune to your Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver game. This is the first time legendary Pokemon have been offered in shiny forms for an event download. Each of the Pokemon will know moves they cannot normally learn: Raikou comes with Zap Cannon, Entei with Flare Blitz, and Suicune with Sheer Cold. The downloads will only be available at select locations, such as Pokemon Centers, between June 18th and August 31st. For Americans, the downloads will likely occur around the premiere of the movie on Cartoon Network, which could happen as early as the end of this year if the movie is dubbed as fast as Arceus’ was.
It is currently unknown if these Pokemon will have any other unique features, such as the ability to unlock something in a future game. This probably won’t be the only promotion related to the movie as well – the preorder download for the Arceus movie was shiny Pikachu-Colored Pichu, and then Arceus itself could be downloaded at movie theaters. So, we still do not know what the movie theater download is; it may be Celebi judging by the hidden Celebi event in HeartGold and SoulSilver where the Pokemon takes you back in time to battle Giovanni.
The magazine promises to reveal more about the fifth generation games in their next issue, which means news concerning the new games should be revealed within the next few weeks. Last month, CoroCoro promised to reveal more about Zorua and Zoroark’s abilities, but all they really mention are the Pokemon’s abilities to change into other Pokemon. It shows the scene from the 13th movie trailer where Zoroark disguises itself as each of the Legendary Beasts, so their information is nothing we didn’t already know. They also reveals that two Wi-Fi missions dealing with Giratina Origin Forme and Arceus can be unlocked on April 15th for Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light. Click the thumbnails below for larger scans.