An older and less feral pocket monster than the recently-revealed Zorua & Zoroark, Jirachi cannot be obtained through normal gameplay. No, ma'am! Additionally, the star-shaped cutie puff will unlock a special route in the Pokewalker that comes with the new HeartGold and SoulSilver games. Yes, sir! Like the other special routes, this will allow players to venture outside the games themselves and catch rare and special Pokemon throughout the digital wilderness. Read more about that feature, and the games' total overhaul for the DS here.
The offer ends March 13, so get up and get moving on Friday if you really, truly want to catch them all this time. All you need to do is carry along your copy of Pokemom Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, stop by your nearest American Gamestop and download Jirachi straight into your DS. That's all you must do to make this wish come true!
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.