Pokémon Generation I Event Guide
Written by Twig
This is a guide for Pokémon Generation I events. Generation I consists of the Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow Game Boy Pokémon games. Generation I and II Pokémon are not able to be traded or imported to Generation III, IV, and V Pokémon games. I personally attended two of the Toysrus Mew giveaways as well the 2000 Pokémon Stadium Tour Mew giveaway. If you are going to cite any information in this guide, I ask that you give credit to me as the author of the guide.
Special thanks to the following members for helping to contribute sections: Poryhack, Gold Ursaring, Requiem, Nirron, SnorlaxMonster, and Lady Ariel.
CoroCoro Mew Giveaway 1996-1997
The Japanese magazine CoroCoro announced a contest for a Mew. CoroCoro gave away only 20 Mews, and received more than 78,000 contest entries.
Nintendo Power Surfng Pikachu Giveaway October, 1999
In October of 1999, Nintendo Power annouced a giveaway for a surfing Pikachu. The Pikachu knew surf and could learn other water type moves. Only 1,000 Pikachus were distributed nationwide. The surfing Pikachu could be used to play the Pikachu surfing minigame in Pokémon yellow.
Spaceworld Mew Giveaway November, 1999
Mew was distributed at the Spaceworld convention center in Tokyo to contest winners. Contestents who sent in entry cards were mailed confirmation letters to be taken to one of twenty Mew distribution stations at the convention. The contest winners handed their game paks to a Nintendo employee who plugged the cartridge into the Mew distribution machine. "Onscreen, a visual would appear of Mew heading through a cable into its new home" (Nintendo Power, 1999). The machine includes a Super Nintendo controller, and what looks to be a Super Nintendo with a modified Super Game Boy 2 adapter.
Nintendo Power Mew Giveaway November, 1999
In November of 1999, Nintendo Power announced a Mew giveaway. Only 1,000 Mews were distributed nationwide.
Toysrus Mew Contest September 26, 1999
This is the Toysrus Mew Contest 'Peel & Win' sticker card.For those of you who have caught 'em all but are still desperate to add to that collection, November 26th is your day. That's the day Mew, Pokémon #151, comes to Toys "R" Us all across the country.
As many Pokémaniacs know, Mew is the most rare Pokémon of them all. There is no possible way to catch him or trade for him in either Pokémon Red, Blue, or Yellow cartridges. The only way to snag this critter, up until now, was to be a Nintendo Power contest winner snag him at a special Pokémon event.
Finally, Mew is available to the masses. However, Pokémon trainers will have to be on their toes if they want to catch Mew. Here's how to be a part of this event:
- Have your Gameboy and a Pokémon Gameboy cartridge ready on November26th.
- Be the one of the first 1,500 customers at any Toys "R" Us store, and you will receive a special 'Peel & Win' sticker card.
- Peel off the Mew sticker.
- If the words "Caught Me!" appear under the sticker, you have won Mew, and a Toys "R" Us employee will upload a Mew Pokémon into your own Pokémon cartridge (be it Red, Blue, or Yellow).
Two hundred Mews will be given away at each Toys "R" Us location, so you have about a one-in-seven chance of snagging one.
See your local Toys "R" Us for more details and legal mumbo-jumbo, and while you're at it, scope out your city for an underpopulated Toys "R" Us store for the best chance to catch Mew. This will be a tough hunt, but a Master Trainers should be up to the challenge. Good luck!
Below are pictures of the gameboy distribution cart sent to Toysrus for the event.
2000 Pokémon Stadium Tour Mew Giveaway July 10 - September 12, 1999
Attention Pokémon Trainers! Once again, the time has come to prove yourself in Pokémon battle. This time, the action takes place in the 3D battle arenas found in Pokémon Stadium for Nintendo 64. Are your Pokémon strong enough to compete against the best Pokémon Trainers in the country? The Nintendo Pokémon 2000 Stadium Tour is your chance to find out!
The Stadium Tour hosts Pokémon Battles in three skill groups: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Trainers are allowed to use either Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, or Pokémon Yellow.
Using the new Transfer Pak, competitors will be able to watch their best Pokémon from their favorite Game Boy game battle in full 3D on Nintendo 64.
If you and your Pokémon perform well, you'll have the opportunity to earn Official Pokémon Trainer Badges! Pokémon Masters from Nintendo will be on-hand to challenge the very best Pokémon Trainers to a Pokémon Master Trainer Challenge on mammoth big screen televsions.
Even if you don't like to throw your Pokémon into battle, you'll have plenty to do at the Pokémon 2000 Stadium Tour. Trainers from Nintendo will be hard at work distributing Mew, and you can enter the Pokémon Arcade to play Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Pinball and Pokémon Trading Card Game, a new Game Boy version of the popular trading card game.
Pikachu is gonna show up, and so should you!
Nintendo employees handed out certificates of authenticity with the downloaded Mews. Each Mew's unique ID number was written onto the certificate of authenticity.
Source: 1UP.com Blog
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