LONDON, UK - May 9th 2012 - Beginning today, The Pokémon Company International is giving fans several ways to experience and wield the nightmarish powers of the Mythical Dark-type Pokémon Darkrai. Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version video game players can now get a Level 50 Darkrai through a special character distribution via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. This Darkrai, available until June 10th, knows the Dark Void attack that makes opposing Pokémon sleep, leaving them practically defenceless. Even greater nightmares await your opponent when Darkrai’s Bad Dreams Ability takes effect—the sleeping Pokémon will take damage every turn! Combine this with Darkrai’s Nightmare and Faint Attack moves, and your opponents’ Pokémon will have bad dreams they won’t soon forget.
Pokémon Trading Card Game players can also harness the power of Darkrai when they discover the Darkness-type Pokémon in the new Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Dark Explorers expansion. The expansion arrives at major retail locations across the nation today and features Darkrai as an extremely powerful Darkrai-EX card and also a rare Ultra full-art Darkrai- EX card! Fans can discover Black & White—Dark Explorers booster packs that may include Darkrai or any of five other Pokémon—Tornadus, Kyogre, Entei, Raikou, and Groudon—as Pokémon- EX and rare Ultra full-art Pokémon- EX cards.
Fans can get details on the Darkrai character distribution and check out cards from the Black & White—Dark Explorers expansion by visiting www.pokemon.co.uk/ex. Explore the site further and discover a special showing of Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai. Darkrai battles the Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia while Ash races to save a town from being thrown into another dimension in this full-length feature film.
To participate in the Darkrai character distribution event 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 the Darkrai character distribution and the Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Dark Explorers expansion, and to watch Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai, visit www.pokemon.com.uk/ex. ;
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