Super Effective at emptying bank accounts?
Nintendo is a company, due to its focus on creativity in recent generations, that registers plenty of patents for potential products. While they may not all become a reality, they give a fascinating insight into current priorities and concepts that are doing the rounds within the big N's Kyoto HQ. An...
The eleventh of September was not the best day to choose
A presumed fan of the Pokémon series was seen climbing over a security fence into the grounds of the White House in the United States' capital yesterday. The man was wearing a Pikachu hat and t-shirt, but his intentions are completely unknown at the moment. You can see him in the tweets below...
North American and European gamers in luck
The Pokémon Company has a big few months ahead as it will aim to replicate the success of Pokémon X & Y with November's release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on 3DS. Two new distribution events will bring some special 'mon to X & Y, with one also identified as being ready for...
Fit that in a Poké Ball, and gawk at this lovely new trailer
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is a bit of a big deal, bringing back and remastering two of the franchise's most beloved titles with all of the bells and whistles that the 3DS and the new 3D graphics engine allow. As it could be a title that's enjoyed on a daily basis, it may...
Charizard also lurking in German GameStops
Attention, Pokéntomologists in Europe and Australia! From now until 8th September, the PokéBall Vivillon can be downloaded onto copies of Pokémon X & Y. This special-patterned Vivillon was previously distributed at Gamescom and in North America. Vivillon nuts shouldn't miss the chance to add to...
Better known as Maccas in Australia
Aussie Nintendo fans will no doubt remember a golden period during 2012 when fully grown adults reverted to children Australia-wide, all because the international fast-food chain McDonald's released an exclusive set of Happy Meal toys based on the Pokémon Black & White series. Not to mention each toy bundled...
Gotta bankrupt 'em all
As a board game representation of cold-blooded capitalism, Monopoly is rather brutal — up to six entrepreneurs start with the same level of capital and acquire land as quickly as possible, before then applying hefty rent charges for merely standing on the land. The goal is to bankrupt the other players; it's a cruel world...
A sensible approach to the tablet market
Nintendo is likely to be weary of those ready to tell it — in ever authoritative tones — that it should pitch up its tent in the iOS and Android gardens and bask in the glow of golden revenues. We imagine that while the company is happy to debate the issue, it'll have little tolerance for those that...
Watch it live on Niconico
In the midst of the hype and stream of speculation over Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, The Pokémon Company has only fed the fire by announcing that its fans should expect a 'shocking' new project next week. Given that specific use of the word 'shocking' it would not perhaps be too presumptuous to assume that...
Champions will be found
It's time for World Champions to be crowned. Hundreds of competitors have been battling it out in Washington, D.C., and now The Pokémon World Championships have reached their final day; we can all watch and enjoy. The order of play is reversed from yesterday, as we kick off with the Pokémon Trading Card Game and then move...
Now it gets serious
After National Championships around the world, hundreds of players have descended upon Washington, D.C. with the hope of become a World Champion. The Pokémon World Championships are the pinnacle of competitive battling, and it's being broadcast live for us all to enjoy. Today is the opening day of coverage, which will include...
B-b-b-bulba! The pottery that evolves!
Collections vary among fans according to taste, but for some nothing is better than displaying a nice "covert" piece. This is the type of item that unknowing folk can appreciate on their own merits, but other fans will instantly recognize and blather over its coolness. These "Succulent Monster" ceramic pots...
Expanding on details from the previous leak
Earlier this week a premature post on the official Korean website for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire leaked Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino for the upcoming releases. The Pokémon Company has now taken the opportunity at Gamescom to reveal some official details and footage of Mega Audino, providing...
Catch 'em all right here this weekend with live streaming and coverage!
After grueling national tournaments across the globe, more than 500 players from over 30 countries will convene at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. this weekend for the Pokémon World Championships, competing in both Pokémon X & Y and the...
It's the official Korean Pokémon website's fault
As the November release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire gets ever closer, we can expect more leaks and reveals to keep us busy. It seems that today brings us an example of the former, with the official Korean Pokémon website inadvertently spilling the beans on Mega Slowbro and Mega...
Hordes to include Trainers, trailer and assets released
Update: This Shiny Beldum distribution has now also been confirmed for Europe. Original Article: Earlier this week CoroCoro magazine revealed some exciting details regarding Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, focusing on three new Mega Evolutions and the workings of contests. A
Collect it quickly
Update: This is now also confirmed as a wi-fi distribution for Europe and North America, taking place from 29th August to 8th September. Original Article: As we reported recently, the Pokémon Centre online store was launched today, making a return with a large range of merchandise to consider; that's coinciding with a...
Gotta spend it all
If you're a Pokémon fan in the US that's willing to spend top dollar for official merchandise, the freshly launched Pokémon Center online store may be the place for you. Only taking orders and deliveries for the US, it serves up more 'mon merchandise than you could possibly dream of catching. The main categories available are...
Cross-game switches, Mega Stones included
Pokémon X & Y may be heading towards its one year landmark on the 3DS, but it's still keeping plenty of gamers busy — particularly in online battles. The Pokémon Company is particularly keen to keep gamers engaged while also promoting the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, which...
Champions will be crowned between 16-17 August
The Pokémon Company recently joined Nintendo in taking to Twitch for extensive live coverage of a major event, streaming plenty of action from the US National Championships. It wasn't without problems or immune to criticism, but was certainly a step in the right direction; details for the main event's...
3DS title and MK8 outside all-format top 10
With a quiet release schedule and long spell of hot weather, the UK games market endured its second lowest week of unit sales in 2014, and the worst in revenue. Not a great time for retailers, then, and Nintendo has a mix of good and bad news to consider. The positive news comes in the single-format...
Lucky Japanese fans
There was potentially a flutter for excitement for eagle-eyed Pokémon fans earlier today, when a trademark for Pokémon Game Factory was spotted; it was filed by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. Its purpose was unclear, and those hoping it was another game in the hugely popular franchise would have been disappointed, as...
Pokémon Black and White make surprise return
With the Summer well underway — and with the UK currently enduring a heat wave — it's been a quieter week of game sales in the country, with a drop of 14% in revenue for game sales last week. Nintendo has bucked the trend however, with Mario Kart 8 and discounted DS games enjoying terrific weeks in...
3DS eShop / GBC
A rare source of fun or just an uncommon?
It’s almost surreal nowadays to think that there was ever a time where portable gaming didn’t have Pokémon. When Red and Blue first hit Western shores in 1998, those 151 legends would bring with them a wave of merchandise, cementing the series in history as the cultural epidemic it really was...
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction — more accurately known as Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie in Japan — arrives in theatres in the country this weekend, on 19th July. Japan loves Pokémon at the best of times, but with the movie's imminent release there are a variety of special...
A place to get away from the grind
One of the various exciting reveals in the past week for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire was Super-Secret Bases, bringing over and greatly expanding — hence the additional "Super" — the feature from the Game Boy Advance originals. These bases will be heavily customisable, of course, and will
"Mega Evolution Scoop" promised for August
CoroCoro Magazine, so often the source for exciting Pokémon-related news, hasn't failed to disappoint in the latest issue. Focused on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, reveals have included Mega Metagross in addition to
Things are heating up
Pokémon X & Y may have been released last October, but it's still a hub for millions of players engaging in online battles and trading pocket monsters. There's also the Trading Card Game, and The Pokémon Company is taking the opportunity to plug its most recent expansion — Pokémon TCG: XY—Flashfire — by offering a...
Online features take them to another level
With Secret Bases being a popular feature in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, the odds were always good that they'd have a presence in this years 3DS remake / remaster Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. The Pokémon Company has now confirmed their return, re-naming them "Super-Secret Bases" and...
Former champion's illegal Pokémon creates a stir of internet talk
Illegal pocket monsters are not an uncommon sight at any form of competitive Pokémon. Whether it be Pokémon no longer available or those that possess impossible to obtain statistics, thousands of these illegal Pokémon are caught at competition and their trainers are...
It's the realest Vivillon
Not too long ago — at the end of May — we told you that a fancy pattern Vivillon was to be distributed following 100 million trades on the Pokémon Global Trade Station, with around ten million more required at that point. That seemed like a long way still to go, but evidently was not: that Vivillon is available now in...
Time for winners to be crowned
Yesterday we had the first day of live coverage for The Pokémon US National Championships, in which players battled it out in Pokémon X & Y and the Trading Card Game for places in the latter rounds. It all gets serious today, as Trainers compete in three classes not just for glory, but also prizes such as travel...
Gotta watch it all
In early June we brought you the news that the Pokémon US National and World Championships were confirmed to be broadcast live on Twitch, giving fans a chance to see the events unfold even if they couldn't attend. The US National championships have now rolled around in Indianapolis, so if you want to watch the action unfold this...
Super effective on the ears
Following in the steps of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, another Nintendo franchise's musical score will soon say goodbye to its mom and embark on a journey to prove itself the champion of concert halls the land over. The Pokémon Company International has announced Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, a new...
Fly with Pikachu and friends this summer!
All Nippon Airway’s 2014 summer travel campaign is currently inviting Pokémon fanatics and their families to join Pikachu and company on a “one-of-a-kind” journey. Trainers who fly from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport between July 17th and August 3rd — or Okinawa’s...
From 11th April to 11th May
The recently announced Magmar and Electabuzz distribution event for Pokémon X & Y in the UK has now extended to Australian shores. The news comes as no surprise given the fact these are some of the few Pokémon events Australia consistently receives year after year, without fail. To acquire the Kanto Pokémon,...
HM-Surf rock Hoenn
The poké-occupation of iTunes continues this week as the digitally remastered soundtrack from GBA titles Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire hits Apple's music store. The album features 109 tracks from the games, composed by series icons Junichi Masuda, Gō Ichinose and Morikazu Aoki. Every single musical cue is included, so it makes...
Kalos does not accept your worthless paper currency
With the popularity, collectibility, and - let’s face it - addictibility of the Pokémon franchise, the specter of micro-transactions for special critters and bonuses seems to loom more menacingly as mobile gaming grows. But according to Pokémon art director Ken Sugimori in a 4Gamer interview...
Like having your own personal Roselia Stone
Pokémon X & Y are already the most globally synchronised entries in the series to date with a simultaneous worldwide release; now it is reportedly confirmed that a feature allowing Pokédex entries in multiple languages will also be part of the titles. Speaking to Nintendo World Report, Director...
A game case and a lifestyle statement
It looks like UK trainers will have a neat incentive for pre-ordering Pokémon X & Y at GAME stores: their own little Pokéball! GAME recently revealed what it's calling an exclusive pre-order bonus on its Twitter feed, along with a photo. It looks like the ball will be able to hold at least three 3DS or DS...
Tetris, of course, is also available
Were you ever playing with your Pocket Pikachu (aka Pokémon Pikachu) in the late ‘90s and thought, “Gee, I wish I was able to wear this on my wrist?” Well honestly, you probably could’ve found some way to attach a band to the thing. But now, thanks to 21st Century technology, you can wear a digitized...
Big plans to take the series further
The Pokémon franchise is, without a doubt, a vital part of Nintendo's success, especially in the handheld space, with a new generation 'mon release prompting hype and excitement that's only seen for select brands. It's big in both Japan and the West, and an iconic part of the gaming industry. It's not from...
With the Pokémon series nearly ready to celebrate its 18th birthday next year, some of its many spin-offs have become enduring gaming traditions in their own right. The Mystery Dungeon games are a prime example, combining classic roguelike dungeon crawling with the endless appeal of playing as Pokémon, and as the series' first...
"Welcome to Pokémon Island!"
The Gritty Reboot team — which did such a fantastic job on Harvest Moon earlier this month — are back with another Nintendo-related trailer, this time based on the N64 title Pokémon Snap. The clip boasts the same astonishingly high production values as it predecessor, and this time spoofs the Hollywood smash-hit...
On the way
Pokémon Black & White 2's June release in Japan will come just before a European release this autumn, Nintendo has announced. The DS sequel to Pokémon Black & White will reach Europe later this year, Nintendo UK tweeted earlier. We'll keep you posted on updates when we get them. POKÉMON BLACK VERSION 2 & POKÉMON WHITE...
Last week we reported that there's a new Pokémon title coming to Japan on the DS, a crossover title that features Tecmo Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition series. Pokemon Company has now released a two-minute trailer that shows off plenty of the overhead strategy gameplay, along with what appears to be a local multiplayer mode. We've...
The what prize?
GameCity, Europe’s biggest videogame culture festival, has today announced the shortlist for it's inaugural GameCity Prize. The Prize has been created to discuss, explore and celebrate the very best in interactive entertainment, aiming to be the video game equivalent to the Mercury Music Prize or the Man Booker Prize for...
Time to rumble
In a day of feverish announcements of all things Nintendo and 3DS, one group of gamers may have been wondering about a particular announcement. Breathe easy, European Pokemon fans, Super Pokémon Rumble, or Pokémon Rumble Blast to our readers in North America, has been confirmed for Europe-wide release on 2nd December. The details...
Give your gear a makeover
Pokémon Black & White has plenty to keep you going, so if you're still playing the game then Nintendo wants to reward you with some new looks for your all-important C-Gear. By using the special code below and the Pokémon Global Link website, you'll be able to add an exclusive Venusaur theme to the C-Gear. It doesn't end there though: Nintendo will release new skins..
North American release of 24th October announced
We earlier reported on Super Pokémon Rumble, the sequel to WiiWare's Pokémon Rumble headed to the 3DS in Japan. Nintendo has just announced that the game will make its way West as well as Pokémon Rumble Blast, with a North American release date of 24th October announced. The game will see dozens of...
A little late, we know
Pokémon Black and White: still haven't made up your mind which version to go for? Let Nintendo's helpful new video explain a few of the differences between the two games. Each version features an exclusive area and unique monsters to nab, as well as a few other quirks that are best discovered yourself. Find out more by reading our Pokémon Black and White review and checking..
2.4m critters sold
Pokémon Black & White were monster sales successes in March, shifting nearly 2.5m units across North America and raking in the dough for Nintendo. The new games, combined with the 3DS launch, resulted in Nintendo's best March ever for portable gaming. In four days on sale the 3DS sold just under 400,000 units, not far behind the DS family's month-long sales of 460,000..
Gaining membership at Team Rocket just got tougher
As fun as it might sometimes be to play as the antagonist, Pokémon is one franchise where that prospect seems unlikely according to the series director. Official Nintendo Magazine caught up with Junichi Masuda recently and asked whether there would ever be a game where players could take on the role of Team Rocket, the infamous organisation that..
Get your Passport to Unova
UK gamers can meet the Pokémon creators next week, but they still have to wait until launch day to get the game. North American trainers eager to pick up Pokémon Black & White can grab it from 5th March — a day before its release across the territory — by heading over to the game's official launch at New York's...
But be quick
Next week sees the long-awaited launch of Pokémon Black & White across the Western hemisphere, and eager trainers who can make it down to the game's official UK launch in London could meet two of the men who made the game possible. Ken Sugimori and Junichi Masuda will be there at GAME's London Oxford Street store next Friday, 4th...
They're limited edition, you know
Remember when you heard those awesome limited edition Pokémon DSi consoles were heading to Europe, and how you hoped the same units would reach North American gamers on March 6th? Your wishes just came true, as Nintendo of America has confirmed the black and white machines are making the trip across the pond. The limited edition etched black and white bundles both..
Ahead of new title
The DS console's time is nearly over, but it's certainly going out on a high, with Pokémon Black & White sure to sweep all before it in the sales stakes this year. GameFreak director Junichi Masuda spoke to Eurogamer about the title's Western appearance and where the series might go from here. Masuda revealed that the...
Gotta attend 'em all
Pokémon Black and White events are full-steam ahead, with Nintendo throwing a range of legendary monsters at trainers across the world. Aspiring champions from the UK just received a little boost as Nintendo has announced a Celebi event tour across the country, kicking off tomorrow in Sheffield. Attendees will be able to download a Celebi to previous Pokémon DS games as well..
Home consoles are better for other things
As part of Nintendo's Q3 Financial Results Briefing last month, it was revealed that the company has several Pokémon projects planned for handheld systems DS and the 3DS, as well as the home console Wii. Exactly what sort of game the latter will be is unclear at the moment, but according to Junichi Masuda,...
Only early birds need apply
We recently reported about how North American gamers can get their hands on Victini in Nintendo's upcoming Pokémon Black and White, but fear not European gamers: you'll get your chance too. In an almost identical fashion to the North American Victini parade, trainers who pick up the new games between 4th March and 22nd...
Eager beavers get a Liberty Pass
Pokémon Black and White reaches North America on March 6th, and if the Pokémon preorder bonuses haven't convinced you to get the game straight away then Nintendo is hoping its new giveaway will seal the deal. Pokémon trainers who purchase the game in North America between March 6th and April 10th can receive a...
Master the new moves
The countdown to Pokémon Black & White is ticking on, and Nintendo has just released a new video showing off the raging battles to be had when you pit new monster against new monster in the upcoming DS release. Here at Nintendo Life we're currently sinking our teeth into the latest gotta-catch-'em-all-a-thon and we're...
Or Pokéboard, if you will
The "games that teach you to type" genre has made one notable contribution to the gaming world: Typing of the Dead, Sega's bizarre typing/zombie title from the Dreamcast days. Right at the opposite end of the zombie spectrum comes this next title, Nintendo's Battle Get! Pokémon Typing for DS. "How can you...
Strong, sharp, lots of lines
Pokémon Black & White aren't just offering new features like online video chat, three-on-three battles and seasonal gameplay: two of the biggest new additions are slapped right on the front of the box. Legendary Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom take centre stage on the game's box art, but how did Pokémon master Ken Sugimori craft the two new titans? Contemplating..
Black or white?
When Pokémon Black and White hit Europe on March 4th, choosing which coloured game to go for won't be the only difficult decision on the shelves, as the games will also launch alongside two limited edition DSi consoles. Available in black or white, the bundles come with a copy of the appropriately-coloured game, with the console...
Before the US? What's going on?
Clear your diaries for March, European Pokéfans: Pokémon Black and White will launch across the continent on March 4th, Nintendo has announced. The next instalment in the freakishly popular monster-catching series gets to European shores a whole 48 hours before its North American release, an unexpected but no doubt...
No preorder required
Excited about Pokémon Black and White? Of course you are, and what better way to boost that excitement than with a monster-themed giveaway at Gamestop? Trainers who visit participating stores will receive the legendary trio of Raikou, Entei and Suicune in their super-rare Shiny forms for their Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver games. Transfer the glittering beasts over to..
Do you plan on capturing Oshawott and co. next year?
Nintendo has just announced that they're releasing the next entry in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Black and White, on March 6, 2011 in North America. Many have criticised the previous releases for sticking too closely to formula, but this upcoming title seeks to change things up a bit with a new...
Official names for Black and White starters
Regardless of how you feel about Pokémon Black and White's starter Pokémon, at least you now have official names you can call them instead of Smugleaf, Hamferno and The Water One. Yesterday, the names of the monsters who'll accompany you through thick and thin when the game reaches the Western world next...
Catch the psychic one at last
Remember when you first played Pokémon and your friend showed you the amazingly rare Mew, Pokémon #151 when 150 was a big deal? Now you can relive those glorious days again in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver as you'll be able to catch the cutesy Psychic-type monster from Friday. Mew is being released to commemorate...
Just in time for Christmas
There's no doubt you remember this incredible Pikachu DSi charger that raises questions of exactly how the little electric mouse is charging the console. Well, North American gamers will soon get their chance to inspect the accessory close-up, as Hori is bringing it Stateside. You can currently pre-order it from Amazon for $39.99, with the release set for December 23rd..
Whatever could be the driving force?
Of course, Pokémon Black & White saw their Japanese release last week, with hardware sales more than doubling across the country. Previous week's DS sales stood at a respectable 39,749 across all models, with last week's figures passing 85,000 units sold across the entire week. In fact, the DS range outsold every other console combined, testament to the..
Iwata Asks about the game setting and Pokémon design
With Pokémon Black & White's upcoming Japanese release of September 18th fast approaching, the Nintendo president has taken part in another Iwata Asks with Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO at The Pokémon Company, as well as Pokémon Black & White director Junichi Masuda and 2D art director Ken...
But where is it plugged in?
Pikachu's been in the licensing business for a long time, so he knows what he's doing: stand here, smile please, hold this. You'd think he'd get tired, but no: witness the love he's showing this DSi as he charges its battery using only smiles and electricity. Launching in Japan on September 18th – the same day as Pokémon Black and White – and costing a mammoth..
Pokémon goes platinum before launch
Out in Japan next month, Pokémon Black and White are destined to destroy all opponents in a storm of sales, with pre-orders for the titles having already smashed the million mark. The most impressive part? Stores only started taking pre-orders on July 31st, making the feat a new record for the DS, with the Pokémon Company expecting the total figure to top 1.5m..
And there'll be no old monsters until you've finished
Video chat, three-on-three battles and a brand new graphical style are just some of the surprises awaiting folks who plan to pick up the new Pokémon Black & White, out in Japan next
And another mysterious beast revealed
A few weeks ago we brought you news that video chat could be coming to Pokémon Black & White for DSi and 3DS owners. Now the feature's been confirmed, with its television debut on the Pokémon Sunday show, and it seems you can even draw on your friends' faces using the touchscreen for some on-the-fly facial...
Live Caster feature for DSi and 3DS only
Pokémon Black & White is shaping up to be a big push forward for the series: as well as a revamped graphical style, three-on-three battling and more, the latest information suggests it will allow DSi and 3DS owners to use video chat in local and WiFi Connection play. Pokémon website par excellence Serebii has posted scans of a Japanese promotional..
Get your Corn Houndooms ready
While it may not be the full-fledged console Pokémon adventure that fans are after, Poképark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure promises a unique adventure the likes of which the Pokéworld hasn't seen. We'll let the Big N explain things further. 6th July: Jump into an incredible new adventure on Wii as you take control of Pikachu and discover the boundless fun waiting for..
Raising money for the kids
From the weekend's Mario Marathon news – which is currently at nearly $50,000, by the way – to this news of an equally worthy charity event, this time focusing on the Pokémon series instead. ExtraLives.org is a site dedicated to gaming marathons that, in just one year, has raised nearly $27,000 for charities around the world. To celebrate the site turning one year..
Three-on-three battles could mean 50% increase in strategy
Making two captured monsters fight each other is passé: one of the new features of Pokémon Black and White is the ability to take three monsters into battle for even more tactical fighting. Not only does the trailer show off a sextet of battling monsters, it also leaves tantalising hints...
Protect the region of Oblivia from all those thieves
Want a change from all the stress of catching Pokémon? Well, now you can look forward to the third title in the Pokémon Ranger series as players once again take on the role of a ranger, this time tasked with looking after everything living in the Oblivia region. Watch out for those pesky Pokémon Pinchers, though. Pokémon Ranger: Guardian..
Certainly prettier than the first lot
We've seen the three Pokémon you'll choose from at the start of your adventure, as well as the legendary monsters you'll look to snag nearer the end, but in-between there's dozens of new Pokémon to discover. Japanese magazine CoroCoro has obliged by revealing details and images of six brand new monsters and a...
Update: European release also Spring 2011
It might be nearly a year away but Nintendo clearly wants to get the bandwagon rolling early for the next Pokémon game, announcing it's going to be released in North America in Spring 2011. Not only that, we also know two of the legendary Pokémon that'll feature in the game: Black owners can capture...
Yellow mouse and friends in cutesy adventure shocker
You wait ages for one Wii game starring a gaming icon set in a theme park and before you know it, a second one has come along. Yesterday we found out about Sonic Colours, today we get confirmation that PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is heading to European Wii consoles on July 9th. It's almost...
Hamferno, Smugleaf and the other one in action
We initially said the new starter Pokémon for the upcoming Black and White releases probably aren't the prettiest monsters we've ever seen, but in light of this first footage of them in battle we may have to chow down on our words. With fully animated monsters and new camera effects the battles are looking better than ever, though that's perhaps..
See the game's protagonists and where their adventure will take place
A couple of days ago, we showed you a glimpse of the weird and wonderful creatures that gamers will encounter in Pokémon Black & White as images of the starting-three made their way to Coro Coro Magazine. The Pokémon Company has now updated the game's site with additional information on this trio, as well as the region the..
Faces only a trainer could love
Want to see the Pokémon who'll be accompanying you on your next journey to become the world's greatest trainer? If the answer is "no", look away now. Revealed in Coro Coro Magazine, the three starters do not yet have Western names but are known to fit into the well-established fire, water and grass...
They're actually in colour
We know that new Pokémon games are coming, but do we know what they're going to look like? Actually, yes we do now, as Nintendo has revealed the first handful of screenshots of the upcoming critter-catching adventure. Most intriguing is the screenshot showing off the new 3D city, perhaps hinting that no longer will all towns in the world of Pokémon run in strict grid..
Coming to Japan this fall
Not-Japan may have just gotten their hands on the excellent remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver, but that doesn't mean the Pokemans are taking a break. Far from it, in fact, as the names of the first 5th generation of games has been revealed: Black and White. It's certainly been a while since we've seen brand-new Pokémon...
A tremendous first week for the Pokemon franchise down under
Live in Australia? Like Pokemon? Apparently you do, because the new series releases Heart Gold and Soul Silver, have already sold more than 50,000 copies. That makes up approximately 0.2% of the population, which as small as it sounds, is quite an achievement for only one week on sale. The...
New Dark-type 'mon on the way
The weekly Pokémon show in Japan, Pokémon Sunday, showed a silhouette of a brand-new monster due to be the first announced creature in the forthcoming fifth generation of the popular critter catching series. Pokémon fansite Serebii has since gotten its hands on scans of the latest issue of CoroCoro Magazine, which...
Risk explosions from Voltorbs instead!
Poké-fans in Europe may remember last year when during their Pokémon journey in Pokémon Platimum they discovered they couldn't play the slots like they could in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. It seems this trend continues with Pokémon SoulSliver and HeartGold as well, though this time instead of simply picking up coins a new minigame called "Voltorb..
US and UK get a chance to nab rare ’mons
Way back when Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver was announced in Japan it also turned out a special Pichu was being released for Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum owners to download. The li’l fella is transferable to HeartGold and SoulSilver and will trigger an event to unlock another special Pichu in those remakes, due out in March. Now it’s been..
Later than America, sooner than Europe! Pokewalker included
Nintendo Australia have made the announcement that they will be releasing Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver on March 25th - a whole day before Europe gets it! They've also given the Australians a reason to go out and walk as it's recently been confirmed that the Pokewalker peripheral will indeed come packaged with the game. For those not..
She caught 'em all - and then some
21 year old Lisa Courtney was declared the biggest Pokémon collector of them all by the Guinness Book of Records 2010 with over 12,000 items. Courtney started collecting 'em all 13 years ago. She found it a relief from the bullying she suffered from school at the time due to a physical disability. Since Guinness last counted she has reported the collection has..
Legendary Pokémon spotted at US retailers
The hype machine for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver is certainly kicking into action now, with the news that select US retailers are offering Ho-Oh and Lugia figurines to preorder customers. If you want Ho-Oh, put your name down for HeartGold. Lugia fan? SoulSilver is the one for you. Here's what Cammie Dunaway had to say about the figurines: These..
Both UK and US getting Pokewalker
Nintendo Europe has announced this morning that the release date for Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver in the UK is 26th March. In addition they have confirmed that the Pokewalker peripheral is also due for release in Europe (Americans should be getting it too, we would imagine) and they've even been kind enough to...
Musical discussions and a few curious tidbits
In Japan on 28th October 2009, the soundtrack for the newest Pokémon titles, Heart Gold and Soul Silver, was released. The three CD set came with a booklet containing various details and a six page interview with the sound team. Pokémon fansite Dogasu's Backpack has translated the interview in full along with various members of the Pokémon community..
Gamers attempt to capture all 493 Pokémon in charity speedrun
Speedruns evoke a special kind of excitement in most gamers: the unbridled thrill of seeing highly trained controller-jockeys doing what they do best, coupled with the shame and resentment felt when you witness someone accomplish in hours what you spent months of your childhood working on. Well here's a marathon gaming event we haven't..
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