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Individual Values: A Pokémon Feature - Week 10: Mew

Jonathan Higgins

Welcome to the tenth week of my Pokémon feature here on Game Podunk! In case you missed the last one, check it out! Stay tuned for future entries coming every Friday morning.










Playing through Pokémon Stadium and my copy of Red Version made me super nostalgic for a certain elusive Legendary Pokémon. Things were a lot simpler in the first generation of games. While Mew couldn't be obtained by using Strength on a truck near the S.S. Anne or by the other rumored “secret” ways, it could be yours through a series of glitches that exploited the game“s code like Missingno or similar, infamous phenomena. But this week“s Individual Values isn“t about glitches, exploits or cheat codes. I want to give back to GP“s Pokémon faithful who've been reading these since they went live before the release of Pokémon ORAS...and to bring in new readers, of course!


Now that I“ve collected all 719 available Pokémon, been adamant about grabbing exclusive Event Pokémon when I can, and become more than a little obsessed with hunting Shiny Pokémon...I can typically get whatever I want if I try hard enough. For example: Did you know several Surfing Pikachus were distributed in Japan a little while ago? I traded Dream World Arceus I kept from my old copy of Black for one. So...I suppose it shouldn't shock anyone that I wanted to raise a Mew from the beginning again (the last distribution of Mew was done in 2010 via Wi-Fi around the release of HeartGold & SoulSilver), then got one.


It raised the question: what do I do with my old Mew, that I“d personally raised up to Lv100, who is battle ready and smashed many a competitor when I used him in 5th Gen?


That“s where you all come in! Since this week“s article is going live on the 19th anniversary of Pokémon (Red & Green Versions were released in Japan on February 27th, 1996!) I“m officially announcing the first giveaway of my Individual Values feature, in which I“ll offer up my old Mew, as well as a few shiny and Legendary Pokémon from my personal collection!


Here“s my disclaimer: Every single Pokémon offered in this contest was obtained by legitimate means. I don“t use cheat devices, so you don“t have to worry about any Pokémon you receive from me being of the shady variety. Without further ado:




FIRST PRIZE: One winner will receive my Mew! This FAL2010 Mew is one of the many distributed to trainers via Wi-Fi from October 15th through 30th 2010. He“s fully raised and EV trained to suit my battle style several years ago, so I hope he has a Nature, stats and moves that work for you! Of course, if you“d rather he had different moves...this Mew can still learn any TM, HM or Move Tutor move offered in all sixth generation games!









SECOND PRIZE: One winner will receive three Pokémon I“ve selected as the “second prize” of sorts! The first Pokémon is an untouched WIN2013 Keldeo, an Event Pokémon that is (as of yet) unobtainable in Pokémon X, Y, OR or AS. He was distributed via Mystery Gift around the end of January 2013. The next two are Shiny Pokémon specifically caught by me in my copy of Pokémon Y: a Poliwhirl and Quiladin, respectively! The Poliwhirl has an Adamant nature, and the Quiladin has a Rash nature.









THIRD PRIZE: Keeping my special shiny craze going: one winner will receive all three Shiny Legendary Beasts given to folks who went to Gamestop way back in the HeartGold & SoulSilver days. I“ve always liked this particular Legendary trio best, and I have a soft spot for their shiny variants. Can you guess which one of the three is my favorite?


FOURTH PRIZE: The “Omega Ruby Exclusive” Pack: One last winner will receive every single (obtainable) Legendary Pokémon exclusive to the Omega Ruby version of the game—so this would definitely be ideal for someone with only Alpha Sapphire in his or her possession. Those Legendary Pokémon are: Ho-Oh, Groudon, Palkia, Tornadus and Reshiram, respectively. All of these Pokémon are untouched (to my knowledge), and all were personally caught by me in either Omega Ruby or during one of my previous Pokémon ventures (for example, Masters is the name I called my trainer in SoulSilver).


So, what are the rules to participate? All you have to do is register on our forums and comment on this very article. Tell me what your favorite Pokémon of all time is! Start a conversation about how impossible it is to obtain Mew in this day and age! Theorize what Nintendo and the Pokémon Company may do to celebrate the franchise“s 20th anniversary next year! Tell me what you“d all like to see in future Individual Values articles! I want to hear it all.


Four different winners will be randomly selected by me to receive each respective prize. Fans of JRPGs will certainly know what it“s like to leave their luck up to random number generators!


Now then, to close us out, a bit of technical jargon:


All who choose to participate in this contest must own at least one of the Pokémon games on Nintendo 3DS (Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire) and give me his or her Friend Code so that I may initiate the trade. I“ll need 1-5 Pokémon from you, depending on the prize you“ve won. My best piece of advice is to Fly to the first town in your game and catch a bunch of Fletchlings or Zigzagoons so I can give you your winnings in exchange for very little effort on your part!


My giveaway is not officially endorsed by Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, Gamestop, or any other affiliated parties. Any questions can be directed at my via Twitter, but I think I“ve laid out everything pretty well!

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