Shiny Legendary Beast Trio Merchandise

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In the summer of 2010, with the purchase of a ticket to the latest Pokémon movie Ruler of Illusion: Zoroark, you got a shiny version of either Raikou, Entei, or Suicune for your game. These special shiny beasts will unlock an event to catch a Zoroark in the newest upcoming Pokémon games, Pokémon Black and White. The shiny beasts even appear in this movie.

This unleashed an unprecedented promotion in the Pokémon Center, including the first-ever shiny Pokédolls, and a flood of non-promotional shiny beast merchandise as well. To date this has been the largest merchandise release of shiny Pokémon, beating out the shiny Magikarp and Gyarados promotion that accompanied Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Shown below are my event shiny (known as "Crown" for the city featured in the movie, Crown City) beasts, in my HeartGold game.


Pokémon Center Garapon-Kuji Items

Pokémon Center Garapon-Kuji A Prize Shiny Raikou, Entei, Suicune Pokédolls
ポケモンセンター ガラポンくじ A賞 色違いライコウ、エンテイ、スイクン ポケドール
Pokémon Center 2010

The top two prizes of the Garapon-Kuji lottery commemorating the shiny beast trio; A prize was a set of all three, and B prize was a choice of one doll. These are the very first shiny Pokédolls ever made, unprecidented in that and their rarity. While an official number was never released, it is estimated that each Pokémon Center in Japan got around 250 of each doll, which would total 1,250 of each doll made. (There has been a claim of 250 of each doll total, but far too many have shown up for auction in my experience for that to be correct.) These dolls are breathtakingly beautiful, right down to the unique tag art, and feature slightly tweaked and improved patterns over their normal counterparts.

Pokémon Center Garapon-Kuji C Prize Shiny Raikou, Entei, Suicune Metal Charm Set
ポケモンセンター ガラポンくじ C賞 色違いライコウ、エンテイ、スイクン メタルチャームセット
Pokémon Center 2010

Absolutely gorgeous metal charms of the shiny beasts. I even love the backing the charms come on; muted, but just beautiful. These charms were the C prize of the shiny beast Garapon-Kuji lottery.

Pokémon Center Garapon-Kuji D Prize Shiny Raikou, Entei, Suicune Original Sticker
ポケモンセンター ガラポンくじ D賞 色違いライコウ、エンテイ、スイクン オリジナルステッカー
Pokémon Center 2010

A beautiful A7-size, glossy sticker that was the D prize of the shiny beast Garapon-Kuji lottery. The most common prize, but still a beautiful piece in my collection.

Trading Cards

PCG Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean
  • #019 Entei ☆
  • #032 Suicune ☆
  • #039 Raikou ☆
ex Unseen Forces
  • #113 Entei ☆
  • #114 Raikou ☆
  • #115 Suicune ☆
Perfect Set Special Holo Cards
  • #059/L-P Entei (Shiny)
  • #060/L-P Suicune (Shiny)
  • #061/L-P Raikou (Shiny)
Fall 2010 Raikou, Entei, Suicune Tin Promos
  • #HGSS19 Raikou (Shiny)
  • #HGSS20 Entei (Shiny)
  • #HGSS21 Suicune (Shiny)
Shiny Pokémon Present Campaign
  • #062/L-P Entei (Shiny)
  • #063/L-P Suicune (Shiny)
  • #064/L-P Raikou (Shiny)
Call of Legends
  • #SL3 Entei (Shiny)
  • #SL9 Raikou (Shiny)
  • #SL11 Suicune (Shiny)


Decisive Battle! Legendary Pokémon
  • 15-☆1 Raikou
  • 15-☆2 Entei
  • 15-☆3 Suicune

Miscellaneous Items

Pokémon Limited MonColle Plus Campaign Shiny Raikou, Entei, Suicune
ポケモン 限定モンコレプラス キャンペーン 色違いライコウ、エンテイ、スイクン
Takara Tomy 2010

From August to September of 2010, Takara Tomy held a mail-in campaign for special, limited shiny versions of the Raikou, Entei, and Suicune MonColle Plus. These gorgeous figures, although not the first of their kind (Takara Tomy held a similar campaign for a shiny Lucario MonColle Plus earlier in 2010), were the last limited release of shiny beast trio merchandise. These figures were limited to 1,000 of each beast, 3,000 rewarded in all.

Zukan/Visual Pokédex DPSP 1/40 Scale Shiny Raikou, Entei, Suicune
立体ポケモン図鑑DPSP 1/40スケール 色違いライコウ、エンテイ、スイクン
Takara Tomy A.R.T.S 2010

The first-ever shiny Visual Pokédex/Zukan figures. While surprisingly not limited in numbers, these figures came on unique (and very complementing in color) red bases.

Pokémon Center A4 Clearfile
"Zoroark's Counteroffensive"/"Presence of Zoroark"

ポケモンセンター A4クリアファイル「ゾロアークの反撃」/「ゾロアークの気配」

Pokémon Center Pouch "Zoroark's Counteroffensive"
ポケモンセンター 巾着「ゾロアークの反撃」
Pokémon Center 2010

"Zoroark's Counteroffensive" Official Deck Case
ポケモンセンター 「ゾロアークの反撃」オフィシャルデッキケース
Pokémon Center/Pokémon Card Lab 2010