Pokémon - News

October2015

  • Video Learn the Basics of the Pokémon Trading Card Game

    Gotta collect 'em all

    It can sometimes be easy to forget that Pokémon is much more than just a best-selling video game series, with a successful anime and popular trading card game also contributing significantly to the franchise's mammoth success. The trading card game in particular is an interesting case; it could theoretically have the same...

  • News Spooky Halloween Events Are Now Live In Pokémon Shuffle

    Ends 26th October

    With the spooky time of year fast approaching, Pokémon Shuffle is celebrating the occasion with two new Halloween-inspired events. The first is titled Dusknoir Descends and requires players to defeat the ghost type Pokémon in 20 moves or less. If acquired and then used in battle, Dusknoir may occasionally use Last-Ditch Effort...

  • Feature A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 2 - 1999 To 2002

    Talking 'bout a generation

    As we build up to the 20th anniversary of Pokémon in February 2016, and look hotly ahead towards brand new things including the new Zygarde forms, we're continuing our journey through each generation of Pokémon; this month we cover the much beloved second generation. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, and...

  • Weirdness Pokémon Meets The Sims In This Experimental Videogame Mash-Up

    A funny concept

    The recent release of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has proven there is more to the long-running series than just paying off loans to Tom Nook. By incorporating many ideas and game play elements from existing lifestyle and creation games, it makes you wonder what Nintendo’s other game series might look like if they received...

  • News Hoopa Pokémon Distribution Details for X & Y and ORAS Begin to Emerge

    UK and Germany are lined up

    When it comes down to Pokémon lore, Hoopa caused a bit of a stir in the past as fans contemplated its significance after hackers had found the pocket monster's code in Pokémon X & Y. For fans of the movies, animated series and more its role has since become clear, and now those in the West that want the 'mon in...

  • Random UK MC Jme Produces Pokémon Season One Theme Song Remix

    Complete with full animation!

    UK MC Jme has made a remix of the Season One (Indigo League) theme song of Pokémon, entitled 'The Very Best'. For those unaware, Jme is a popular music artist (specialising in Grime) from the UK who has been creating music since 2003, and has become well-known worldwide due to his unique style, impressive lyrics, and...

  • News The Pokémon Company Withdraws Settlement in Lawsuit Over Copyright Infringement

    The plot thickens

    For those of you that weren't aware, the Pokémon Company recently sued a fan over alleged copyright infringement. Here's the breakdown of what happened: A Seattle Café owner named Ramar Larkin Jones was going to be throwing a Pokémon themed party at his café, the Pokémon Company slapped him with a lawsuit, and the two parties...

  • News Put Some Boo in Your Pumpka with Halloween Pokémon Stencils

    Gotta carve 'em all!

    Pokémon has really gotten into the Halloween spirit as of late, showcasing a series of holiday-themed merch in its online store. Just look at that Pikachu dressed as a vampiric Zubat. Who wouldn't want that little guy slipping into their room at night and turning them into an adorable denizen of the dark? The standard Pokémon...

  • News The Pokémon Company Sues Fan for Copyright Infringement, Demands $4,000 in Damages

    It's super effective!

    It feels like you can barely go a week without hearing another story of a fan-created work being shut down by the company that owns the IP being emulated. Here's the way things usually go: a cease and desist letter is sent to the fan as a sort of warning, the offending material is removed, and the issue is resolved...

  • News You Can Now Preorder The Glorious Mewtwo amiibo in the UK

    Gotta buy 'em all

    Back in July we reported that a Mewtwo amiibo was spotted in the wild, which appeared to drive amiibo collectors and the Internet in general into a bit of a frenzy. If you're in the UK, your time has now come. You can preorder this glorious Mewtwo amiibo today on the Nintendo UK Store for a delivery on or around the 23rd October...

  • News Pokémon Rumble World Is Getting A Physical Release In Japan

    Minus microtransactions, of course

    A physical version of the free-to-play 3DS eShop title Pokémon Rumble World is coming to Japan on November 19th, it has been revealed. The game will feature none of the microtransactions seen in the digital release and will give players all 3,000 Poké Diamonds and the Poké Diamonds Digger from the outset. It...

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