I get it: you're busy, you live a dynamic, exciting life and don't have time to remember every flashy bit of whimsy. Especially around the holidays! Nintendo doesn't care about your busy schedule, which is why I'm here to remind you that starting tomorrow, GameStop stores in the US and Canada will start distributing the three legendary beast Pokemon to folks who come into their stores. First up is Raikou, which will run from January 3 - 9. Then you can grab Entei January 17-23, and lastly Suicune, January 31-February 6. All three will be shiny, each will have special moves that they wouldn't normally learn, cherish balls, blah blah blah. That's all very nice, but the real reason you want these guys is that by transferring all three to a copy of Pokemon Black or White (once the game releases March 6), you'll get a chance to catch Zoroark. Despite being a pretty big part of the game's promotion, Zoroark is otherwise unavailable in the game. While it seems like kind of a dick move to force you into GameStop three separate times in a month just to get a monster that looks like a doberman pinscher on RuPaul's Drag Race, no one ever said Pokemon was fair.
Now in far more exciting news (at least to me), apparently promo materials for the three beast giveaway have revealed plans to distribute Celebi at GameStop starting February 27th through March 7th. Celebi will unlock a special time travel event in Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver, and is also the only way to get Zorua in Black and White. I'll need to check my various pokedexes (pokedices?), but I think that Celebi may be the only one there's no way for me to get using the games I have now. Thanks guys: I finally catch them all just as you add 150-some new ones to that list. The Celebi event has yet to be officially announced, but keep an eye out for something official soon. In order to get any of these Pokemon, you'll need a Nintendo DS and a copy of Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver. For instructions, check out the first link below.