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Pokemon X, Y players to unlock new Vivillon Pokemon pattern at 100M global trades

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Pokemon X and Y players have traded worldwide via the Global Trade System about 90 million times and will be able to hunt down a special Pokemon once that number tops 100 million, The Pokemon Company announced today.

The addition is a Vivillon, a bug and flying-type Pokemon that can display more than 15 different patterns on its wings. The design, pictured above, that will be available to all players is known as the "Fancy Pattern." Although patterns are usually available to players based on their region, the Fancy Pattern Vivillon will be an exception.

"Because of this characteristic, players around the world have been exchanging Vivillon via the GTS to collect all of the regional patterns," the announcement reads. "This newly discovered Vivillon breaks with that tradition: it will become available to Pokémon fans across the globe once the 100 millionth Pokémon is traded via the GTS. When this enormous milestone is reached, a special distribution event will take place, enabling all players of Pokemon X or Pokemon Y to receive the Fancy Pattern Vivillon wherever they are in the world!"

Details on how to capture the Fancy Pattern Vivillon will be available on the game's website.

Pokemon X and Y were released for Nintendo 3DS last year. For more on the game, check out our review.