There really is something to that whole “Gotta Catch ’Em All” slogan that somehow ensures the Pokémon series sells like hotcakes and that its players actually continue to play the games for months, if not years, after their initial release. It seems that’s also the case for last year’s fantastic Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
The Pokémon Company has revealed that players have traded a whopping 90 million lovable creatures worldwide. In anticipation of that number surpassing the staggering yet inevitable milestone of 100 million Pokémon traded via the Global Trade Station (GTS), the company will celebrate with the release of a new Fancy Pattern Vivillon (seen above).
The colors and patterns on Vivillon’s wings are normally dependent on which real-world region a player lives in. The uniqueness of this bug and flying-type Pokémon has made it a prime target for trades as players try to collect a differently designed Vivillon from all regions. (I still need Monsoon and Savannah-colored ones!)
What makes this Fancy Pattern Vivillon special is that its wings will feature a set color scheme. The same design will be available to all players around the globe. That would bring the total number of Vivillon designs to 20.
Once the milestone has been reached, further details will be revealed to instruct players on how to claim the special Pokémon.