‘Detective Pikachu’ Promo Giveaways at Walmart, Target, GameStop, and More!

Pokemon has announced that the Detective Pikachu Bulbasaur, Psyduck, and Snubbull promos will be given out at Walfart, Target, and GameStop in the United States. They also announced the stores that will give out the promos in other countries, listed below.

Pokemon did not announce when the giveaways will take place. Instead, they stated that fans should contact their local stores.

We will of course let you know when these giveaways start happening, so be sure to keep checking back!

Store Bulbasaur (SM198) Psyduck (SM199) Snubbull (SM200)
USA Walmart Target GameStop
Canada Walmart Toys“R”Us EB Games
Australia Mr Toys and Toy Mate Big W EB Games
Mexico Liverpool Game Planet Mix up
Argentina Compumundo Musimundo Mundo del Juguete
Chile Paris Microplay Fallabella
Peru Tottus Phantom Ripley
Colombia Alkosto Pepeganga Panamericana
Uruguay Disco Fallabella Multiahorro Hogar
Puerto Rico Kmart Walmart Best Buy
Brazil PB Kids Ri-Happy CiaToy
United Kingdom Waterstones GAME Smyths
Ireland Easons GameStop Smyths
France Auchan Maxi Toys Toys“R”Us
Italy Mondadori GameStop Toy Center / Media World
Germany Toys“R”Us GameStop Spielemax
Spain TBD GAME TBD

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  1. ShaQuL Dusk Mane
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    Easy to get Bulbasaur and Psyduck in the UK but Smyths toys? There's hardly any in my area.
     
  2. mordacazir Lord of Souls
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    Did they really leave out the Netherlands:(? I know my friends were hyped for this so I think Pokémon is missing out on a great market here.
     
  3. AshCo "This is Illegal, you know!"
    AshCo

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    Oof, Walmart. I doubt the one near me is going to even know the Bulba exists, it's a really bad store even by their standards. My target and gamestop should be fine though. I'll just have to stick to online for the bulb if need be which isnt a bad thing.

    I do wish they'd have best buy give out some though, they already stock amiibos better than anyone else and their pokemon isn't that bad at all, so give me more reasons to go.
     
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  4. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I want to know the dates
     
  5. MtSilverHermit Aspiring Trainer
    MtSilverHermit

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    Does anyone know if these are free or do you have to buy something first?
     
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  6. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    The Netherlands?
     
  7. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

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    Contacting my local stores should be a fun drinking game. Every time I get a "deer in the headlights" look when asking, take a drink.
     
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  8. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
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    So I'm seriously going to have to call Target and Walmart and ask "Do you know when you will be giving away Pokémon Promo cards?"? I bet you my life savings they won't even have the slightest idea what I'm talking about.
     
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  9. VuDu-JuJu Intergalactic Trainer/Hitchhiker
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    Walmart probably not, but tbh Target might actually be not that difficult to work with. We kept up really well with our exclusives, be it toys or electronics.
     
  10. iGeek256 If you don’t like Emolga, your not my friend.
    iGeek256

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    Get your promos(with any purchase of 2 or more elite trainer boxes)
     
  11. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    Do you know who I will have to talk to? Someone at the service desk, toy department, or other?
     
  12. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    Thats the beauty of a retailer promo! :) to be fair will be like 99p on ebay still as will come into store in boxes of 100 and half he staff will lift them and stick em up for sale!
     
  13. FourteenAlmonds Roasted, but not salty
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    What on earth is Toy Mate

    Why have I never heard of this

    This is the true extent of the power vacuum that was created when Toys R Us died
     
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  14. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    Looks like gonna need to buy from eBay or Card market. RIP Pokemon in Latvia :((
     
  15. bbb888 One Life. One Dream.
    bbb888

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    Good thing there's like 5 Walmarts within 45 mins from where I live! :D

    I am willing to trade with anyone who needs these promos. Please check my Trades post in the forums!
     
  16. Shoutout to my American boyyyyyss

    I have all 3 stores within 15 minutes of my house. Time to get busy! :cool:
     
  17. autogatos Aspiring Trainer
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    Probably depends on the store. My Target can't even manage to put PTCG products out on release day, let alone actually know what or when things will be available. Last time I tried asking about something that I knew was supposed to be out, the guy I spoke to literally just went on the website on his phone and said "Oh it says not sold in stores..."
    They finally put them out in the store a week after release.
     
  18. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Yeah, don't even bother talking to regular employees at these stores about this stuff (unless you just like messing with them). Only managers have a chance of knowing anything.
     
  19. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    yeah, normally its a totally different company that stocks cards. even when i do catch one of them, they are like 'idk, try a different store' and im like 'you should know this shit'. i know TRU would have a whole event for stuff... this will probably be like when Target did the shiny Magikarps. a person in the electronics dpt. with a card box of promos. but yeah, it would be nice to know a date for this. my money is on the 29th
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  20. VuDu-JuJu Intergalactic Trainer/Hitchhiker
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    At my Target, you would have talked to our electronics department bc that's who recieved our gaming-related merch. As for regular cards, they are stocked by an entirely seperate company, but when we gave out promo pokemon codes it was always through the electeonics department. That's how we handled the exclusive Pikachu pops.
     
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