Starting in August, GameStop and GAME locations across the UK and US will be giving out the ‘creation trio’ of Legendary Pokemon cards to help promote the release of Pokemon X and Y. The 3 pokemon that will be distributed are Dialga, Palkia, and Giratana, and the cards will be the rare, shiny, versions of the collectable pocket monsters. Dialga, Palkia, and Giratana are the cover creatures for Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. 

In order to get your hands on these shiny collectables, you will need to bring either a DS or a 3DS and a copy of either Pokemon White, Black, Black 2 or White 2.

The dates for each card release are listed below.


  • Shiny Dialga: Monday, August 19 to Sunday, September 8
  • Shiny Palkia: Monday, September 9 to Sunday, September 29
  • Shiny Giratina: Monday, September 30 to Sunday, October 20


  • Shiny Dialga: Friday August 30 to Thursday September 12
  • Shiny Palkia: Friday September 13 to Thursday September 26
  • Shiny Giratina: Friday September 27 to Friday October 11

Source: Joystiq

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