I am trying to get the event Samurott that is being distributed by Nintendo. But, when I try to verify the code, it says "The gift was not there..." What does this mean, and how do I fix it so I can get the event Pokemon?

  • What region are you in? What was the code you entered?
    – Elise
    Feb 6, 2015 at 4:55
  • East Coast US, pokemon503
    – The Man
    Feb 6, 2015 at 4:55
  • Sounds about right, that should have worked, afaik. I'll try it myself and report back here in a couple of minutes.
    – Elise
    Feb 6, 2015 at 4:57
  • I was not able to receive the pokemon either, so I'd recommend waiting until at least tomorrow and check then. Samurott was supposed to be available starting february 5th and perhaps Nintendo is just being slow with their dates (wouldn't be the first time).
    – Elise
    Feb 6, 2015 at 5:05
  • As Serebii states, now Samurott event is available with the usual code POKEMON503.
    – pinckerman
    Feb 9, 2015 at 18:20

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According to Bulbapedia:

Samurott's code will be revealed starting on February 5 via the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter. Based on the Japanese distribution, the code is likely to be "POKEMON503", but this code does not work yet.


The serial code for the Shell Armor Samurott event is now active. The code, as expected, is POKEMON503 and is currently live in Europe, Australia and will likely be in North America in a few hours. This code is valid until November 30th and will allow for you to receive the Samurott.

Source: Serebii FB page


UPDATE: Samurott's code has now been released for the US and Europe/Australia regions.

Start the game, and from the menu, go to Mystery Gift -> Receive Gift -> Get with Code, and enter the code POKEMON503 to claim it.

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