DARKRAI CHARACTER DISTRIBUTION EVENT WILL GIVE YOUR OPPONENTS NIGHTMARES!

LONDON, UK —April 26 th, 2012— Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version video game players will get the Pokémon of their dreams, and give their opponents nightmares, when The Pokémon Company International kicks off a special character distribution event next month featuring the Mythical Dark-type Pokémon, Darkrai. The elusive Darkrai comes equipped with a special attack and special Ability that send opposing Pokémon into a frightful scenario when used together. Specific details about the special attack and special Ability will be revealed when the Darkrai character distribution begins May 9 th.

Coinciding with the Darkrai character distribution is the retail release of the Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Dark Explorers expansion. This brand-new expansion features Darkrai- EX and an intimidating lineup of other Darkness-type Pokémon such as Zoroark, Umbreon, and Sableye that will knock your opponent’s lights out! The Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Dark Explorers includes more powerful Pokémon- EX cards that inflict serious damage during battle, including Tornadus- EX, Kyogre- EX, Raikou- EX, and Groudon- EX.

Darkrai also stars in a full-length feature film, The Rise of Darkrai, coming to www.pokemon.co.uk/ex on May 9th. Pokémon fans can watch Darkrai battling Dialga and Palkia while Ash races to save a town from being thrown into another dimension. Check out the movie, find out more about the Darkrai character distribution, and view Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Dark Explorers cards at Pokemon.co.uk this May!

To participate in the Darkrai character distribution event beginning May 9 th via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, players will need:

· Wireless broadband Internet access

· A Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL, or Nintendo 3DS system

· A copy of the Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version game

· No more than 11 Wonder Cards in their possession

To find out more about Pokémon, visit www.pokemon.co.uk.

About Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.co.uk

About Nintendo

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.8 billion video games and more than 610 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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