GameStop’s no stranger to the idea of exclusive promotions. Neither is Pokémon. So it only makes sense that the two team up to form one super union of promotional exclusivity.
So go to GameStop between August 27th and October 6th to download your very own super secret exclusive Pokémon for Black/White. Yes, I said “super secret,” as in “no one in the world is ever going to figure this one out.” I imagine it being locked in a Get Smart-style series of vault doors or something.
Except we’ve been given a silhouette as a clue. Still, no one’s going to figure this one out, right?
Boom. Mystery solved. You have to love info leaks in the Internet age.
Being the professional journalist that I am, I did some research on this elusive Pokémon, called Keldeo. And by “did some research,” I really mean “spent about three minutes on Bulbapedia.”
What I managed to dig up was that Keldeo is probably an expatriate from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic that somehow ended up trapped in the Pokémon universe.
Yeah. Pretty sure Pokemon is reaching out to the Brony demographic here.
Need more evidence? Here are some direct quotes from Bulbapedia:
Keldeo has the ability to cross water by ejecting water from its hooves.
Keldeo tends to run about the entire world, running on the surface of seas and rivers.
Keldeo appears at beautiful watersides.
I mean, who else besides a true Brony would clop their hooves in delight over these sorts of descriptions? Here’s one more that pretty much seals the deal:
Keldeo is a genderless species.
There you go. Keldeo was custom tailored for the Brony audience.
In all fairness, though, I’m happy for them. I mean, I’d much rather see Bronies capturing virtual Pokémon than whinnying annoyingly about all the persecution they’re forced to endure.