The GameStop Mega Stone flyers should be out in the wild now for all Pokemon X and Y users to get Heracronite and Pinsirite, but many 3DS owners are reporting a hitch. In some cases, stores haven’t gotten the codes to distribute, despite this Pokemon distribution event lasting from August 18-31, 2014. Even worse, some stores are requiring a pre-order of Alpha Sapphire or Omega Ruby before they’ll give visitors the code.
However, a pre-order shouldn’t be necessary. The official Pokemon website says the flyers with GameStop’s Mega Stone codes should be available for anyone to grab. It’s only the exclusive poster that requires a pre-order of one of the two new games.
Since many had reported issues, I headed out to check my local GameStop stores to see if they had the Mega Stone flyer. The first two hadn’t received any yet, but the manager at one said they would be just giving them away. (The other didn’t know if a pre-order was required.) At the third store, the flyers were there, but the employee tried to claim I needed to make a pre-order. It took bringing up the Pokemon website on my phone to convince him to give me a flyer, but I did end up getting one for free. They were in limited supply and version specific, so the code I received only works with Pokemon X and is a one-time use item.
The lesson is, be prepared when you go to get your Heracronite or Pinsirite for your Heracross or Pinsir. Perhaps even have the website on your smartphone in case the clerk asks for proof.