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The Pokémon Company Redesigns Its Official Website

Posted by Andrew Karklins

A new look for the New Year

As a juggernaut in the gaming industry, many companies and franchises tend to create and manage a website in order to organize information for consumers, such as trailers as well as promote their product. Advancements in technology in relation to web browsing requires companies to update and critique their websites to suit the changing times.

The Pokémon Company has officially remodelled its website with a brand new look and feel, as well as introducing a couple of new features to appeal to its massive audience.

Primarily, the website has undergone a complete overhaul in terms of design and appearance. The entire site is now much more modern and categorized by a tabular system at the top of the page, allowing for easy access to many of the site’s features.

The newly introduced “Explore Pokémon” section allows trainers to discover and learn about all of their favourite Pokémon not only in the video games, but also anime episodes in which they've appeared and their variations in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

The “Pokémon TV” section of the website has also been modified, containing many more classic anime episodes than its predecessor as well as sporting a fresh new look.

“My Pokémon Trainer” has also been completely changed, featuring a new interface and system, as well as many more customization options, similar to features currently found in the Pokémon Trading Game Online

Sections of old such as the dedicated Pokémon TCG and video game section have been remodelled to match the new style while maintaining many of the original functions and features. Pokémon Global Link, a feature linking Pokémon X & Y to the service allowing for easy access to tournaments and sharing, has also been given a slight remodel.

The Pokémon Company has also made the website compatible with mobile, allowing for easy access on the go to the website’s features.

What do you think of the new Pokémon website? Try out the link below and let us know in the comments.

[via pokemon.com]

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User Comments (15)

NintendoFTW1999

#1

NintendoFTW1999 said:

I'm not convinced it was necessary to write an article about the website being redesigned, although it is impressive that you managed to write that much about it.

BlatantlyHeroic

#3

BlatantlyHeroic said:

@NintendoFTW1999 I'm not convinced it was necessary for you to write a cynical comment about an article about the website being redisigned, although it is impressive that you managed to write that little about it after they wrote so much about it. ;)

rjejr

#4

rjejr said:

Isn't this the official "Pokemon Company" website:

http://www.pokemon.co.jp/corporate/en/business/

and what they redesigned is their "Pokemon" website?

Or is that too much semantics? I'm still confused as to who owns what between Gamefreak, Nintendo, and the Pokemon Company even after reading the wiki.

There are over 2000 Pokemon products yet somehow one of them isn't a Skklanders like toy based game on the Wii U. (Rumble doesn't count. I wanted it to, but it didn't cut it. My kids finished it in about 4 hours and never went back. We only own 1 free toy we got from Gamestop.)

Anyway, I do like the new white background more than the old black one.
But it's a mess in Chrome, that sideways scroll of Pokemon basically explodes over the entire page. It works ok in Opera.

Santaman64

#5

Santaman64 said:

@BlatantlyHeroic I'm not convinced it was necessary for you to write a cynical comment about a cynical comment about the..... Nevermind, I am going back to playing pokemon. Ev mini game, here I come.

ueI

#6

ueI said:

It's better, but Pokemon TV needs way more than 50 episodes.
I hope I'm not the only one who noticed that they deny the existence of TCG before EX Ruby and Sapphire.

3dcaleb

#7

3dcaleb said:

i like the way it looks now and its defenitely easier to find stuff on there. but i still cant do the global link because my computer is too old, so i was hoping they would have made it accesible to older systems, but they didnt. but its alot better now for sure. as for @NintendoFTW1999 , why comment on a game u obviously dont play? and a website u have never been to?(unless it was just to be first to comment for attention, and u got it!) and btw millions of nintendo gamers use that website so it IS relevant.

NintendoFTW1999

#8

NintendoFTW1999 said:

@3dcaleb I have played many pokemon games and visited the site a lot. I'm just saying it wasn't necessary to write an article about the website redesign. websites get redesigned all the time. i'm sure people would have noticed the changes without the article, and there are certainly better things to write about

IceClimbers

#10

IceClimbers said:

@Santaman64 EV training through horde encounters is a lot faster. I just wish that they'd cut down on some of the Pokemon's base egg steps to hatch. Drilbur and Dratini take forever to hatch. Dratini in particular was a royal pain to breed.

JubilifeRival

#11

JubilifeRival said:

It's been the other way my whole life, so it's going to take a while to get used to. This new website seems pretty cool, though. They also definitely need more Pokémon TV episodes, not random groups of 4's.

SakuraHaruka

#12

SakuraHaruka said:

It's OK the new desing for the International Pokemon web page, however, the only thing that I didn't like: the new avatar system, but, well.

Radbot42

#13

Radbot42 said:

Pancham seems to be their new favorite Pokemon. He's been everywhere Pokemon related lately and I love it

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