Get Hoopa in Pokemon Without Visiting McDonalds

As you probably know, the means to get Hoopa for your generation 6 Pokemon games involves going to a McDonalds store and using their wifi to activate the game’s Mystery Gift function.  But what if you’re like many people, and don’t have a participating store near you?  What if you’re not interested in actually visiting McDonalds, and would rather get this rare Pokemon without even leaving the house?

Well if so, it seems you’re in luck!  With just one North American console and gen 6 Pokemon game, you can unlock Hoopa with minimal work required!  Here’s how:

1. Change your wifi access point SSI or name to McDonalds Free WiFi and make sure it doesn’t have a password set.  Don’t have access to your router or internet connection (because you live with your family and don’t want to change the settings)?  Then set up your phone’s personal hotspot with the same details and use that instead.

Above: Like that.  Image from Reddit, via Pokemon Giveaway

2. Delete all other networks and register this new one.

3. Start your game, then Select Mystery Gift, and then Receive Via the Internet.

4. That’s it.  You should now have Hoopa in your game.

Oh, and by the way.  You might want to change your internet settings back to how they were, unless you want to allow any Tom, Dick and Harry to access your internet connection.  Hope you wrote the original setting down somewhere first.

Either way, that’s how to easily get Hoopa in Pokemon X/Y or Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire.  Why bother visiting a McDonalds if you don’t have to?


Get Hoopa with out McDonald’s by changing your wireless ssid to McDonalds Free WiFi and have no password – Reddit

Oh hey, Japanese Pokemon fans can win another special Edition 3DS System…

In a raffle.  That you get an entry for by spending over 1000 yen at the Denny’s and Famil family of restaurants in Japan.  Apparently, there are ten of said systems to be won via the raffle, and another five to be won via an email campaign on the official website.  Here’s a picture of the system design in question:


As you can see, it’s a pretty nice design!  Decent colour scheme, decent styling around the edges, a pretty neat picture showing off Yveltal and Xerneas (alongside Ash and Pikachu from the Pokemon anime series).  Pity it’ll never be released to the public, or made available to buy or win outside of Japan.

So yeah, what do you think?  Are you a bit jealous that Japanese Pokemon fans are getting yet another exclusive 3DS XL design?  Do you wish Nintendo would sell these outside of Japan, like through Club Nintendo or something?  If so, post your thoughts here or at Nintendo 3DS now!


Fancy Pattern Vivillon Announced for Pokemon X and Y!

However, there’s one more condition that needs to be met before Nintendo releases this new ‘form’ over the GTS as an event Pokemon.  Namely, 100 million trades over the internet.

This is because this Vivillon form is being released to commemorate the massive popularity of Pokemon X and Y, and will be made available when the magic number of Pokemon trades is surpassed in the near future.  For those wondering, the current count stands at 90 million Pokemon having been traded worldwide.

Here’s a picture of the new design:

fancy pattern vivillon

Want to see more pictures of this fancy pattern Vivillon design? If so, keep reading, there are quite a few screenshots showing it in action to be seen!

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GameTrailers lists top ten 3DS games…

And for the most part, it’s not a bad list (albeit a very, very safe one).  Including titles like Mario Kart 7, Pokemon X and Y and The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds, most of the expected games are included, so keep reading if you want to see the video or their game choices…
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