Special Reverse Holo Treecko Promo at Gamestop, Canadian Toys R Us Stores!

This Saturday, Toys R Us stores in Canada will be giving away a reverse holo Treecko promo with a Celestial Storm stamp. The giveaway will be part of their Pokemon TCG “Trade & Play” event, which always takes place upon the release of a new set and gives away a set promo.

The “Trade & Play” events were held in the United States up until the closure of Toys R Us in June, meaning the promos no longer had a way of releasing here…

However, we were just sent a photo of the Treecko promo from “JS,” who received the card at his local Gamestop store in the United States!

We reported this week that Gamestop stores would be holding new “Trade & Battle” events in the United States, but no official information has surfaced yet. It seems Treecko will be given out during that event. We’ll of course bring details on the event once we find out more!

As you can see, the Treecko features a new type of reverse holo style that uses galaxy holofoil paper instead of the “wavy” Sun & Moon style holofoil paper. Pretty cool!

So we can now assume future set promos will still be released in the United States!

Update: According to some of our forum users below, some Gamestop stores are holding the “Trade & Battle” event this weekend. Attendees  receive a Treecko promo and a Celestial Storm poster. The event hasn’t officially been advertised anywhere yet, however.

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  1. TATECE1234 Aspiring Trainer
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    Is it only Treeko? It would be awesomeness if they had the other starters from the set.
     
  2. Swampert Full Art I sure wanna pull that Whitney Full Art.
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    I went to several Gamestop stores and asked if they had any info on the "trade and play" event on Sunday, and not a single person knew what I was talking about. One person handed me the Xerneas and Yveltal codes and said "Is this what you're talking about?"
     
  3. CYL All hail Eevee!
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    Has anyone been to a Trade & Play? I haven't been, wanted to know how the event works.

    Edit: and does anyone know how long the stocks for the freebie promo lasts until they're gone :D
     
  4. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
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    From my little experience, my local Toys R Us had tables set up with coloring pages, the set's "Collector Album," and some other merchandise for sale. People would line up for the promos at first, and then kids would take out their binders for trading.
     
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  5. TheAquaPiplup Glaceon Enthusiast
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    They give out the Treecko promo, a paper playmat/poster, and kyogre/groudon codes at the event.
    The playing really didn't happen at the event I went to.

    Edit: The events are happening today-this weekend
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
  6. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    The last store I asked, the manager almost pee'ed her pants trying desperately to give me some kind, any kind of answer. It was hard to watch.
     
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  7. logonin Aspiring Trainer
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    The event was held today at some GameStops. I called a bunch and only one was holding it. All the stores have Groudon but none of them besides the one had the trading event going on. I have no idea if the store that was holding the event had Treecko or not.
     
  8. TheAquaPiplup Glaceon Enthusiast
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  9. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Doesn't look like any that had the event today were giving out the Treecko promo otherwise there would be some on eBay by now.
     
  10. TheAquaPiplup Glaceon Enthusiast
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  11. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    Wait so @TheAquaPiplup you got all of that at your Gamestop? Or TRU in Canada? If it was Gamestop, where are you located?
     
  12. TheAquaPiplup Glaceon Enthusiast
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    I got them at a GameStop in Lancaster, California.
    I went to another GameStop it didn't have celestial storm or the promo/posters.

    Edit: The GameStop I went to in Lancaster had box full of the promo stuff.

    Edit: Location of GameStop with promo stuff.
    44412 valley central way B, Lancaster, Ca 93536
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
  13. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    hmm... funny i was going to go to GS today, instead of Sunday, like was rumored earlier. id be a little more irritated if they had it and never promoted it. also, im pretty sure build and battle boxes come out the same day as the sets do. (for whoever said the 17th)
     
  14. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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  15. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    Thats actually a really nice card i like the rev holo but with glitter effect like on the jap best of kind of cards!
     
  16. DrakenNinja Aspiring Trainer
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    can someone tell me how we get this card in the Netherlands???
     
  17. NanzClan Aspiring Trainer
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    Does anyone know if any GameStop’s in Bakersfield CA are giving these out? I read they are in Lancaster but it’s a little ways away.
     
  18. TheAquaPiplup Glaceon Enthusiast
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    I would suggest calling a local GameStop and asking them if they have the promo items.
     
  19. I've called all of my surrounding GameStops and none of them are hosting anything special today.

    I don't know who was supposed to be coordinating this event, but it was poorly done. Regardless, I'm tryna cop one of these Treecko because I do not recall a reverse holo of that galaxy foil since the Entei Promo from its movie in 2001.
     
  20. CYL All hail Eevee!
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    I got a Treecko at a Toys'R'Us in Canada. They just had them all in a box by the cashier and handed them out to whoever asked for one. Some of the staff didn't seem to be aware of the giveaway, and I doubt there was trading or playing given the lack of open space in the store.