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Pokemon X and Y Inkay for Japan after Pokebank

While Pokemon X and Y gamers in UK and US continue to sweat over the Pokebank release date, we have new intel from Japan which may not lighten your mood. It appears that a new Pokemon X and Y event is starting, offering Japanese Pokemon X and Y players the chance to own a special version of Inkay.

You may have seen our earlier article on the Pokebank delay, which includes countless comments from users who are unhappy that the Pokebank is available in Japan and not US or UK – some even accusing Game Freak and Nintendo of being ‘biased’.

As Nintendo keeps everyone waiting still, now we have confirmation that Japanese players are getting even more good news – a special Pokemon X and Y Inkay in celebration of the New Year. To get this version of Inkay, players will have to visit Pokemon centers in Japan before January 26.

This is no ordinary version of Inkay either. This one is going to come with a unique move not seen anywhere before and unattainable anywhere else either. This ability is called Happy Time and allows the player to receive double the amount of prize money paid out at the end of each fight.

While some of our readers in the US and UK may see this as another kick in the face, it’s obviously fantastic news for everyone else in Japan – especially those that need more in-game cash to buy items.

As far as we’re aware, there are no plans to offer this version of Inkay outside of Japan. Give us your reaction to this below.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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