Pokemon Pass mobile app released, use it at Target to get a free shiny Pikachu and Eevee

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    The Pokemon Company has stealthily released a new Pokemon app on the App Store and Play Store called Pokemon Pass. By using the app, players will earn goodies such as stickers, and perhaps more interestingly, Pokemon to send to your game. Apparently replacing having to bring your handheld with you to event locations, you can now visit participating retailers and scan a QR code through the app to receive Pokemon to be transferred to your Pokemon Let's Go game. Kicking off the launch of the app is a promotion that will give you a free Shiny Pikachu and Shiny Eevee, if you travel to any Target stores within May 11th and June 23rd. Currently, this is only available for those in the United States.
     
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  1. SkittleDash

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    UK doesn't have Target... I feel like Nintendo hates us... lol
     
  2. x65943

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    This could lead to a lot more impromptu pokemon promotions. I hope they expand this in the future and this becomes the norm for sword and shield.

    How cool would it be if they allowed mobile trading in sword/shield as well? (Pipe dream I know)
     
  3. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here

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    In your basement Dick Size: 5 meters.
    inb4 us get's 1000% increase in people not from the us going there
     
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    If these qr codes are unique, people are just gonna sell them online

    If they aren't unique, get ready for mass distribution via twitter
     
  5. kikongokiller

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    How novel.
     
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  6. TheNerdWIzard

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    Please read the whole thing. The QR code scanning only is available when the app detects that you are at a Target using geolocation.
     
  7. ut2k4master

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    so not really usable outside of the us and extremely limited by being a dedicated app that requires specific devices and firmware versions..
     
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    Oh so then like jacklack said, people are just gonna spoof their GPS like they already do in Pokemon go.
     
  9. kumikochan

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    Country exclusives is bullshit. Pure anti consumer bullshit, wondering how many millions Target paid Nintendo and they accepted it greedily
     
  10. NoNAND

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    I wish i had a smartphone to try this out but wait i don't live in the us lol
     
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    Something is wrong here.... :creep:

    upload_2019-5-1_12-44-43.
     
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  14. MasterJ360

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    shiny hunting is ridiculous easy in this game can't say this is worth the gas just to scan 2 shinnies.
     
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  17. SkittleDash

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    ...Do I really need to explain that...? lol
     
  18. jt_1258

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    so your screwed if you don't have gps
     
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  21. SexySpai

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    your mom lol
    At least I don't have to see the sonic movie article on the top of the page anymore
     
  22. jajamundo

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    You dont know about Nintendo hates

    Im from Guatemala. Nintendo dont know we exists
     
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  23. Mr. Looigi

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    Honestly, the only Pokemon game I’ve played is Pokèpark 2:Wonders beyond or something like that. Maybe I should try other games?
     
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    I hope this doesn't become the standard way of distributing events. Not only do I not have a mobile phone capable of running the app, but the only device I own that can possibly run the app is an iPad Mini 2 (non-cellular model) that is jailbroken.

    I feel like this is going to exclude people that can't afford high-end phones and cellular connections from events in the future.
     
  25. PityOnU

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    Holy cow the amount of salt in this thread is ridiculous...

    It's just a game, y'all. Even if you live in the US these are definitely not worth a dedicated trip to the shops over - it's just a couple of data blobs on a server somewhere. It's just something cute/fun for children.

    If you feel that strongly about stuff like this, just hack your system. Then you can get literally any Pokemon you want in seconds, just like the pros.
     
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