“Essential business” GameStop is at it again with their old tricks.

This time it actually is an old trick, as the retailer is trying to get people into their stores for a Pokemon distribution. During a global pandemic. A shiny Pokemon, no less.

As Serebii reports, GameStop signage for a shiny Toxitricity event has been implemented, hinting that the distribution will begin on February 19. As is the case with previous activities, you’ll need to go inside of a GameStop and utilize the Pokemon Pass app to acquire a serial code.

No matter how people feel about certain pandemic procedures, I’m sure they’ll all unite together to stand against GameStop. But The Pokemon Company is also to blame for allowing this to happen at all, and not changing the distribution model to a safe, at-home mystery gift.

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Source: Destructoid GameStop wants people to go to stores to get a shiny Pokemon during a pandemic