Nintendo's electrifying Pikachu 3DS XL may be an adorable piece of a handheld system, but nothing comes close to the fierce fiery goodness that can come from owning a Charizard 3DS XL. Yes, we all know that Charizard is weak against Pikachu's electric attacks, but we all know that Charizard's special attack stat can take out the yellow rodent with one attack.
Unlike the Pikachu 3DS XL, you can only obtain the Charizard 3DS XL by entering a lottery contest at the Pokemon Center stores in Japan. However, you are not going to win this hot new prize for free. Instead, you are only winning the right to purchase the system at the Pokemon Center.
The contest will be running from November 3rd through the 26th, and winners will be notified through a postcard sent to their door on December 7th. Afterwards, the winners can purchase the Charizard 3DS XL at the Pokemon Center on the date mentioned on the postcard, which will be sold for 18,900 yen (around US $236).
I don't know about you guys, but this is the first time that I've heard about a contest where you don't win a free prize. But at least they are being honest about it, since it would be a mean move to not mention the fine print. On a positive note, if the Pokemon Center manages to have some leftover Charizard 3DS XLs after the lottery, then they have plans to sell them through the Pokemon Daisuki Club (We love Pokemon Club) in the near future.
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