Every now and then, Nintendo likes to lay Pokemon on thick to make sure we all get addicted again. It's a strategy that works marvelously. With Pokemon Black and White 2 just around the corner, the Big N is following tradition and giving away a free legendary right before the new game's release.
WHO'S THAT POKEMON!? Spoilers: It's Keldeo.
US trainers with copies of Pokemon Black and White can snag this mythical monster at their nearest participating Gamestop starting August 27. The event continues until October 6, the day right before the release of Pokemon Black and White 2. UK players can likewise snag the beast from participating GAME and Gamestation stores between September 1 and October 11.
Keldeo is a water/fighting type and the fourth leg of the "musketeer quartet," a group of monsters including Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion that draw inspiration from Alexander Dumas' The Three Musketeers. This Keldeo comes at level 15, holding a PP Max, and knowing the moves Aqua Jet, Leer, Double Kick, and Bubblebeam.
Oh, and do I have to mention that this is the only way you can get your hands on a legitimate (read: no cheating required) Keldeo or does everyone already understand that? Well, just in case, I'll say it again -- events are the only way to get a Keldeo. So if you really want to be the coolest kid on the block and finish that Pokedex, you'll need to make the pilgrimage at the end of the month and pick one up for yourself.