Well, that was nearly a colossal waste of time.
I was in the middle of chasing down my last bird, Moltres, when I saw the Legendary Birds announcement on Serebii.net. If you’re signed up for the Pokémon Trainers Club newsletter, you’ll get a code in next month’s email blast good for downloading the three birds. I still chased him down and captured him anyway because I don’t like leaving things unfinished like that. Now I’ll just have extras ’cause having extra pokémon is like having extra hundred dollar bills, right? Right?