If people go to GAME and/or Gamestation and get told they have to pre-order, ask to see the manager. If they still insist, point them to the internal memo which says, and I quote
It's wrong that they're trying this (most stores are actually fine with you just going in), but their own internal memos are telling them to let people download. In addition to that,a ll official details are saying that no pre-order is necessary(Note - Technically, customers can still download Keldeo if they do not pre-order Pokémon Black & White 2 if they just bring their DS into store, but obviously we are discouraging this and trying to message as a gift available with pre-order.)
I'm doing my best to try and sort this for both here and America, but it'd take weeks before things get resolved, if they ever do.
Unfortunately, they're likely going to try this with Genesect...only letting you download if you buy B2W2 there -_-
In the meantime, contact The Pokémon Company International (NOT Nintendo) about this. List the store and location and they should deal with it
Mercifully, the nearest Gamestation nearest to me knew of the event and knew what they were doing to set their side up, and they didn't even ask about preorders.
Odd that Birkenhead knew what they were doing, but apparently no other GAME or Gamestation in Merseyside...
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I still don't see why the tiny minority refuse to accept the introduction of Wi-Fi events which exclude a handful of people when in store events exclude entire countries.
I am in OHIO US. We walked into the store and there was a poster. I performed the mystery gift. I got the Pokemon. I don't know that they realized that I was even there. They were busy behind the counter reading game magazines...
I also tried to see if they had any other pokemon related downloads, but I couldnt get anything else to show up. Oh well.
I think the most obvious reason to continue doing events in store is the foot traffic. There's no doubt in my mind that people going in (or at least a pretty good majority of them) to the stores are probably going to end up buying something else.
Like, when TRU had ..i think it was Arceus. I ended up getting a couple packs of cards and an action figure. Even if half of the people going in bought like one thing, that's probably a really good bump up from what the store would normally make that day.
Now, that's not the case with every single person of course, but it's the main reason I see that they're still continuing to do download events in big chain stores (like TRU, Gamestop, etc) rather than doing it via Wi-Fi which almost has access to now. Heck, even if you don't have it in your house, you could find wi-fi pretty easily. I was on vacation when the Darkrai Member's Card thing was distributed, and I ended up downloading it from a small restaurant in some podunk down!
It is really quite awful that certain stores are putting pressure for people to pre-order in order to get Keldeo...
Just go in, turn on the mystery gift, and try to do it before they notice
Anyway, when I go to get my Pokemon White 2 Pre-order I am going to pop in and get Keldeo.
Has ANYTHING been mentioned about a U.S release for Genesect? Usually the U.S gets events that the UK and other European countries get, so I hope..
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Oh, while I'm at it, the store guy seemed quite adamant that if I were to pick up keldeo from the delivery guy and then turn off without saving, e.g. to soft reset for a good nature, I'd lose my keldeo forever. Just to double check, that's not actually true, right?
I mean it hasn't been true for any prior events and I think I can see where the misunderstanding came from, but better safe then sorry, right?
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I want to get this "Pouch" that game are giving out here in the UK but, I can't seem to find any mention of it on both the GAME website and the stores twitter. Anyone in the UK have a solution?
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I find it really disgusting that GAME/Gamestation has the galls to try and con you to pre-order Black and White 2 just so you can download Keldeo.Note - Technically, customers can still download Keldeo if they do not pre-order Pokémon Black & White 2 if they just bring their DS into store, but obviously we are discouraging this and trying to message as a gift available with pre-order.)
It is wrong and they know it, heck they almost tried to charge me for the Manaphy code but luckily I brought proof that you didn't have to pay at all with me.
If you ask me it isn't worth it and you should pre-order somewhere else, preferably from a place that isn't trying to rip their customers off or over charge them.
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thats prtty crummy they are doing that to you UK guys. Here in the US, gamestop/toyrus, whomever is running it,.. leaves it on and just lets it transmit the entire day. I know that they do whatever you can to get a costomer to preorder,.. but thats just damn wrong making somone pre order for keldeo and other events.
I suggesty trying here people. this is the primary email adress .
I got the info from here
here is also pokemon's US facebook address. you uk guys could try here.
as well as their UK facebook page.
I walked into GAME today to download the Keldeo...staff might have seen me with my 3DS out but the download was up and everything. Sounds like some are tighter than others.
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I went to my game in the uk on Sat. There were no posters or anything to indicate the keldeo event. I asked one of the staff members but they didn't really have a clue about the event, just saying that there was no wifi set up. I went back the the next day to see if i could preorder white 2, and i did. I then mentioned the keldeo event to the person who served me. They then whipped out the wifi distributor machine and keldeo was mine at last. So relieved!