I've never gotten any Pokémon (other than Mewtwo) from events, so I don't have clue about how they really work. =)

As Bulbapedia and other sites are saying, Keldeo is "… currently the final officially-revealed Pokémon in National Pokédex order."

But how do I actually get Keldeo? Do I need keep my eye on Entralink all day? Do they have a site for it? Will I get an email?

I would be really grateful if someone could explain it to me.

(If it matters, I have Pokémon White for the DS.)

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    What exactly are you trying to ask?
    – Wipqozn
    Feb 14, 2012 at 23:33
  • Pokemon White is actually a DS game, not a 3DS game
    – user11502
    Feb 14, 2012 at 23:45
  • @AshleyNunn i know =) but thank you for the right point, i just said my console (nintendo 3DS), not that the game is for this console only, if it matters... if is a DS, DS-light or 3ds, was just saying like the one who say that is playing fifa on ps3 (even if its the fifa for ps2). I am sorry if i made some mistake writing it.
    – Michel
    Feb 14, 2012 at 23:51
  • @Wipqozn idk WHY you got upvote, and idk why my question was not understandable, i ask 2 or 3 times, if someone could explain to me how an event in pokemon (in white if posible) works. Because i want Keldeo, and i don't know how could i look for it. just read again, i sit 3 samples over there. Thank you for your comment =)
    – Michel
    Feb 14, 2012 at 23:53
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    Without meaning to offend, a lot of the issue comes from your formatting and your grammar. The formatting makes it hard to read, and the grammar makes it hard to understand. @ashleynunn was able to fix up your question so it's understandable, although I'm not sure if that was your original question.
    – Wipqozn
    Feb 15, 2012 at 0:04

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The Event page on Bulbapedia has a list of generally how each event pokemon is distriubted. Keldeo is currently listed as unknown, which indicates that there has never been an event that allowed people to catch it. I know event pokemon have been given away over Nintendo Wi-Fi, through in-store giveaways, and by transfers from other games, among other methods. The only way to know how Keldeo will be released is to watch for news that it will be given away somehow.

  • Do you know how could i track those information ?
    – Michel
    Feb 15, 2012 at 0:27
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    I noticed when looking at Bulbapedia that there is a news site, so that might be good to watch. Feb 15, 2012 at 0:29
  • WoW! i didn't saw that!!! Amazing feed, ty.
    – Michel
    Feb 15, 2012 at 2:46

Well there are home events and GameStop events.

Home events can be performed by going to mystery gift and playing it, click one of the three and you're done.

The GameStop events are at a local participating GameStop, ask one of the people at the desk for the info and then follow their instructions.

You can get info for event pokemon here.

  • While this particular answer does offer a bit of new information, it is already covered in the other answer. Also I believe that this covers Pokemon X and Y not Pokemon White and Black as Gamestop is no longer offering these promotions.
    – Cole Busby
    Nov 13, 2013 at 20:00

I'm actually surprised this has so few answers, and not too extensive ones even...

Most Event Pokémon (Mew, Celebi, arguably Manaphy and Phione, Jirachi, Deoxys, Shaymin, Darkrai, Arceus, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect and 3 more since X/Y) are not obtainable in game by any means other than Trading (from someone who did get it by one of the methods detailed hereafter), Cheat devices (such as Action Replay) or glitches (such as the Tweaking glitch in D/P). The few exceptions require a side game such as Pokémon Ranger, or as I state below (via official distribution).

They are, however, being distributed occasionally by different means, usually via either Wi-Fi/Internet, Local distributions by Stores (GameStop, Walmart, hobby stores) or at special events (Pokemon Days, World Championships, ...) or Global Link. These distributions are usually live for several weeks, unless they're bound to a date (such as with Worlds distributions). This means it's usually fine to check for news on pokemon.com or fan sites once a week or even once a month (as they tend to be announced a few month in advance).
Once the distribution period is over, there is no legal way to get the event. You can only trade online to get the Pokémon someone else got there, but the event is gone for good.

Most event exclusive Pokémon are being distributed again after some time, though. The newer the Pokémon, the smaller the chances are it'll be distributed again, so if you missed an event by just a few months, you'll probably have to wait for quite a while until there is another event with it.

One last important detail is that events are usually only available for the latest main series games, which currently means X or Y. Unless you own a copy of those, you sadly won't have access to events any more.

  • I would change the "... are not obtainable in game by any means other than Cheat devices ... or glitches..." to add TRADES (ok, the question is about events, but you CAN get those by Trades, No ?
    – Michel
    Feb 6, 2014 at 13:30
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    That's right, I let the part a little lower influence me there :P
    – scenia
    Feb 6, 2014 at 13:36
  • I made a REALLY small change, to avoid misleads (at least for non good English speakers). So people will not think that you can't trade with someone who get it from the official distribution.
    – Michel
    Feb 6, 2014 at 16:34

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