A surprise Pokémon announcement, which was unveiled yesterday, wasn’t what everyone was expecting but provides a great opportunity for Pokémon fans to win some great prizes!  The announced Pokémon contest, called the Gotta Catch ‘Em All Hunt, is a scavenger hunt that takes place online.

For the Gotta Catch ‘Em All Hunt Pokémon fans will have until October 12th to scour the internet using the clues provided on the Gotta Catch ‘Em All Hunt website to find codes that unlock Pokéballs.  When a Pokéball is unlocked a Pokémon is released and fans will instantly win a digital prize but that is not all.  Unlocking Pokéballs also enters players into a weekly drawing for some really great prizes!

For the weekly drawings Nintendo will be giving away a 3DS, Pokemon Trading Card & Figure Boxes, Black 2/White 2 Official National Pokédex & Guides, Pokémon Plush Toys, Pokémon X 3DS Game Download Codes, and Pokémon Y 3DS Game Download Codes.  Pokémon fans can only win these prizes if they participate in the Gotta Catch ‘Em All Hunt, so get out there and start hunting for those codes! (Hint: The first code to access the Gotta Catch ‘Em All Hunt website is in the video above.)

The hunt is on. Collect codes for a chance to win exciting Pokémon prizes.
From now until October 12, we’ll be hiding secret codes all over the web. When you find one, enter it below to unlock a Poké Ball. Inside every Poké Ball is a Pokémon, a digital gift, and a chance to win. Keep checking back or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for tips on how to find the latest hidden codes.