Target and Toys R Us ‘Sun’ and ‘Moon’ Launch Events This Weekend!

 Pikachu Promo Sun Moon TargetToys R Us Electabuzz Promo Meowth Figure

As reported a few times over the past month, both Toys R Us and Target will be holding Sun and Moon launch events this weekend. The games will be released on Friday.

On Saturday you can visit participating Target stores between 11 AM and 2 PM to pick up a Pikachu promo and Alola poster (the Pikachu is not mentioned to be a holo card). You can also take your photos with cut-outs of the Alola Starter Pokemon. Pikachu originates from the “Pikachu & New Friends” blister, which comes out in Japan on November 18th. It’s practically a simultaneous promo release!

On Sunday you can head over to Toys R Us from 2 PM to 4 PM to pick up a holo Electabuzz promo from Evolutions, a second Evolutions Collector’s Album, and a Pikachu poster. The first 50 attendees will also receive a Meowth figurine.

Gamestop will be holding midnight launch events on Thursday night, but there are apparently no freebies. So you can watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starting at 6 PM, then encounter Ultra Beasts in Sun and Moon at 12 AM. :p

Update: An earlier version of this story mistakenly stated Toys R Us’s launch event is Saturday. It’s actually Sunday, as it now states above.

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  1. Gamestops will have at least something to give out. Every store should have gotten lanyards in Red, Blue, and Yellow with the GO team names on them, along with rubber wristbands with the same thing.
     
  2. ZetsuMaxwell W,F,W,G,W,G,G
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    Most pleasing. I specifically asked for the release day off, this is the icing on the cake for me. I reserved at gamestop, so midnight release for me!
     
  3. mordacazir Lord of Souls
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    Is this only for America?
     
  4. swapforce1 Shaymin lover
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    That pikachu is So Kawaii ( cute ) not great competitively but it's too cute to not get. I hope it's not only in the states.
     
  5. GreninjaTheNinja Aspiring Trainer
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    I think it is actually the best Pikachu we have if you want to play Raichu.
     
  6. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
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    Wish I could go to these places on those days =/

    I dont drive still and no $ to pick up Sun&Moon till December =/
     
  7. WinterPhoenix23 Aspiring Trainer
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    I kind of want to drop by Target on Saturday. The Pikachu is actually pretty nice at 70 HP for a Raichu deck and new card style looks nice.
     
  8. Ashkai & Pikan I'm broken, can you fix me?
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    Gamestop has posters for those that have preordered the games!
     
  9. Ami Dark Professor/Leader of the Destiny Tower League
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    I'm getting some Snorlax-z and a poster. I preordered at the beginning of the year. Gonna pick up my games, my ring, my gems and my preorder freebies. If you have a GOOD Gamestop, you'll likely be able to get a poster. I know my gamestop gives me whatever. Course I know them there pretty good. lol Urrmigurd, I preordered so much...XD I'm gonna wear that ring as a fashion. lmao MY WEEKEND IS GONNA BE SO BUSY! Games, events, a date...I'm gonna hyper-ventilate!
     
  10. Lubster64 Aspiring Trainer
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    Does this apply to just the United States, or Canada as well? I just checked the Toys R Us Canadian website, and it stated that the ''Sun and Moon'' event will be taking place on November 19, which is Saturday. However, they did not mention the time. So I was just wondering if it will be all day, or does the US event duration apply to us Canadians as well.
     
  11. ElectricPiilot Champion of Kalos
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    I think it's safe to assume that it starts around the time the store opens, though I'm not sure if there's a huge difference between US and Canadian stores. Maybe check to see when your local store opens and plan from there?
     
  12. Athena Envoy of Mediation
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    In terms of these kinds of retail events, if the information you're looking for is not on the website, your best course of action is to contact your local store.
     
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  13. cannonb Aspiring Trainer
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    The 1st evolutions booklet says the toys r us event is on Saturday the 19th. Did the date get changed to Sunday?
     
  14. MeijiHawkeye Aspiring Trainer
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    Picked up the Moon Alolan Collection today

    For some reason Litten is from the first SM set and not the promo set, so we have SM Promo 001 (Rowlet) 003 (Popplio) and 004 (Pikachu)
     
  15. Sarakazi Aspiring Trainer
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    So did anyone go to Target and actually get one? I tried three stores, and apparently most of the stores in the South didn't get anything.
     
  16. MeijiHawkeye Aspiring Trainer
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    I snagged a Pikachu, there was a guy sitting at the entranceway, I know my neighbor and his three kiddos went as well and were each able to get one.