With the latest Pokémon movie, Zoroark: Masters of Illusions, coming in February and both Pokémon Black and White coming to North American DS owners in March, it looks like Nintendo is well into a massive marketing blitz for the start of the year. In addition to the trio of GameStop distributions coming in January and the Toys”R”Us event going into February, it seems we on this side of the pond will be getting at least one more event Pokémon within the next several weeks.
GameStop employees with access to the Raikou/Entei/Suicune distribution materials have discovered that those materials also contain the ability to distribute Celebi in the future, specifically starting on February 27th and running through March 7th. All five Generation IV games (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver) are able to obtain Celebi via the wireless Mystery Gift option. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Celebi can be brought to Ilex Forest to travel through time an unlock a bit of story. In addition, this same Celebi can be sent into Black and White via the Transfer Machine and taken to Castelia City in order to obtain a Zorua.
This event has yet to be officially announced. Event collectors may note that aside from a limited distribution at a New York City event several years ago, this is the first time that Celebi will legitimately be obtainable in North America.