Pokémon: Reckless Emboar Event Live For NA

Published: January 29, 2015 1:42 PM /



Following up to the Contrary Serperior event, the code for Reckless Emboar event, previously available only to Nintendo's Japanese Customers, is now live for players in North America as well.  The code for Reckless Emboar is "POKEMON500" and must be entered into the Mystery Gift interface on the title menu of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire to receive these gift Pokémon.  These codes can be used once per game and are redeemable until November 30, 2015.  This is the second of the three fully-evolved Unova starters to hit Mystery Gift this year to officially release its Hidden Ability; a code for Shell Armor Samurott will be released on NA on February 5, 2015, its code will likely be the same as the Japanese release, "POKEMON503" in the same trend as the other two Unova starters.  Now that Reckless Emboar has been released on the NA Mystery Gift, two of the three Unova starters have seen their official Hidden Ability release on NA.

Reckless is an ability which raises the power of moves that cause recoil or crash damage by 20%.  It is the, previously unreleased, Hidden Ability for Emboar, the final evolution of the Tepig family.  Emboar learns four collateral damage moves (Head Smash, Flare Blitz, Wild Charge, and Take Down) so it's a great Pokémon to utilize the true power of Reckless.  The event Emboar comes with a moveset of Flare Blitz, Hold Back, Head Smash, and Take Down, so make sure you test out these hard hitting abilities in your game!

It's important to note, for those who wish to breed Emboar for its Hidden Ability, that Tepig and Pignite do not have Reckless as their Hidden Ability; their Hidden Ability is Thick Fat.  Though, if you evolve a Hidden Ability Pokémon, the ability slot for its evolutions will default to the Hidden Ability, so evolving a Thick Fat Pignite will still give you a Reckless Emboar.

Remember these Pokémon will be available through November 30, 2015 for owners of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.  You've got plenty of time between now and November 30th to grab your Event Pokémon, but you don't want to wait too long, so get a copy of Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire on Amazon today.  Make sure to pick them up from the Mystery Gift girl in the nearest Pokémon Center before they're no longer available!

What do you think of the Reckless Emboar Event?  Will Reckless Emboar be joining your team?  Tell us in the comments section below!


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