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Pokemon Black & White Liberty Pass Details Released

You have to expect that a rapidly approaching launch date for what is destined to be one of the year's more popular games is going to include a news and PR build-up, but when it is a Pokemon game, the build-up tends to be intense. Fortunately for us, they decided to start with an item -- and a subject -- that is both popular and tainted by controversy -- but we will get to that in a moment.

First, the good news: gamers who purchase either of the new games between launch day on 6 March and April 10 will be able to receive the Wonder Card Event item called the Liberty Pass via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (broadband Internet access is of course required), which when claimed in the game will enable them to catch the never-before-seen Mythical Pokémon Victini. That is good news indeed!

If you are not in the know, Victini – known as the Victory Pokémon – is the first Pokémon that is both a Psychic and Fire-type, and also cannot be obtained through normal game play.

It is said that Victini creates an unlimited supply of energy, which it shares with others, and that its energy source may be the secret to how it brings about victories. Victini's unique and exclusive Victory Star ability not only increases its own accuracy in battle, but also boosts the accuracy of all a player's Pokémon in battle, which means this is a Pokemon that you are going to want to have on your team -- that and of course you will want its Dex entry because hey, we gotta catch 'em all, right?

Now remember above where we mentioned controversy? The Passes in the game were, in pre-Wi-Fi versions, passed out at real-world events save for a handful like one in Ruby/Sapphire that you could obtain by simply scanning its card with the eReader. Because of this, relatively few trainers actually managed to obtain them, despite the fact that they were very desirable and often the only way to obtain specific Legendary Pokemon.

The new Wi-Fi connectivity of the series means that this does not have to happen in the future, but word is that while there will be Wi-Fi events, there will also be exclusive real-world events as well. After all the only way to really make a Pokemon desirable is to make it rare, right?

Posted: 3rd Feb 2011 by CMBF
Pokemon Black, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS,

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