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  • Feature A Brief History of Pokémon - Part One

    Contracting Pokémania

    In the mid-nineties, an epidemic spread across the world. First discovered in Japan, it soon spread across the pacific, consuming vast areas of America. We were powerless to stop it. No cure was to be found. Before long, it broke America's shores and hit Europe with similarly devastating effect. The worst affected were...

  • Weirdness Pokémon Fusion Fan-Site Remixes Your Favourite 'Mon

    We like the Hypbat

    With Pokémon X & Y coming later this year, many fans of the franchise are no doubt enjoying every second of the buzz and hype. Part of that fun is learning about new evolutions or, when we're lucky, all new creatures, which makes fan-site Pokémon Fusion worth a look. It's the work of Alex Onsager, and he's currently working...

  • News Nintendo Hosting a Pokémon X & Y Developer Roundtable At E3

    Expect lots of new information

    Earlier today, Nintendo announced that a new Nintendo Direct broadcast will take place on 11th June, before the E3 Expo opens; the broadcast will focus on future Wii U releases. That isn't all that Nintendo has to offer, as it will also be holding a one-and-a-half-hour developer roundtable / Q&A on upcoming 3DS...

  • News Tecmo Koei Hints At A Pokémon Conquest Sequel

    "There was a lot of unfinished material for Pokémon Conquest"

    The Pokémon Company and Tecmo Koei recently collaborated to make a strategy RPG crossover called Pokémon Conquest that took the Nobunaga's Ambition style of gameplay and threw in a flurry of Pokémon to do the battling. Even though the 3DS had been out a while at the time of the...

  • Weirdness Theories on the Inside of a Poké Ball

    PETA would choose the "ideal environment theory"

    Video games are often silly, fantastical things, which is one of the reasons that we love them. Still, that silliness can sometimes be fun for theoretical nonsense, such as the real estate value of Hyrule Castle. The same group that came up with that theory has now asked that all-important question...

  • News Eevee 3DS XL Evolves For Pokémon Center 15th Anniversary

    One of the many Eeveelutions

    Last month we reported that posters hinted that Eevee would be featured in some way on a new 3DS XL design, but details were scarce on its appearance. And now we know it's official - an Eevee-themed 3DS XL is indeed making its way to Japan judging by a leaflet found in Pokémon Center stores, posted by Twitter user...

  • News Fresh Pokémon X And Y Details Emerge: New Pokémon, Cover Art, Gameplay Trailer Revealed

    Forthcoming 3DS adventure takes place in the Kalos Region

    Not excited enough about Pokémon X And Y yet? Well perhaps these fresh details regarding the upcoming 3DS title will get your juices flowing. The Pokémon Company International has delivered a large helping of fresh content, including information on the game's setting, new Pokémon and even...

  • News Four New Pokémon Make CoroCoro Appearance for Pokémon X & Y

    Basic character customisation also outlined

    Yesterday we reported that more details were incoming for Pokémon X & Y, particularly in an upcoming episode of Pokémon Smash on 19th May, in which Junichi Masuda will feature. We also suggested, courtesy of Serebii, that details were likely before then with the publication of the latest issue of...

  • News More Pokémon X & Y Details Expected in the Coming Week

    Pokémon Smash and CoroCoro gear up

    Pokémon X & Y, as would be expected of a new generation title in the famous franchise, is enjoying a particularly lengthy, teasing buildup ahead of its anticipated October release. The most recent snippet of information was a new Mewtwo Form that'll be gracing the title; as that reveal was a month ago, we can...

  • News Pokémon Tretta Lab Coming to the 3DS This Summer in Japan

    Includes a large Tretta Scanner

    Last year, Nintendo and Marvelous AQL joined forces to develop an arcade game for Japan, Pokémon Tretta. Players collect different Tretta - small discs that you scan into a machine - call out whichever Pokémon it features and send them off to battle; if you win, you get more Tretta. It has come to light that the...

  • News First Generation Pokémon Visualised By 151 Artists For Charity

    Welcome to the Rare Candy Pokémon Gallery

    It's amazing how people can interpret their own version of what lies in front of them. One particular music song can inspire a variety of covers, each musician adding their own characteristic and making it their own. Artists visualise a certain object, theme or feeling and try to explain what's on their...

  • News Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension Shows Now Available via Nintendo Zone in Europe

    Watch some cartoons while in the pub

    Nintendo Zone, the 3DS service that connects to thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots to deliver exclusive content, is included primarily to encourage us to take our portables on the road with us — it can't be accessed via a domestic internet connection. As part of the incentive the feature includes trailers or content...

  • News There's Still Plenty Of Interest In Older Pokémon Games

    People are still buying the previous titles

    This year Nintendo announced it would be bringing a brand new Pokémon title to the 3DS in the form of Pokémon X & Y. This new iteration breaks the mould set by previous games and incorporates full 3D environments instead of the conventional top-down view we're all used to. Of course, Pokémon Black...


  • News Poster Hints At An Eevee-Themed 3DS XL Set For Japan Next Month

    What? Eevee is evolving?

    At the start of the week, we reported that a new Pokémon-themed 3DS XL would be available in Japan in May to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Pokémon Center stores. It was rumoured that the handheld would feature the 133rd Pokémon in the Pokédex, Eevee; and to add further speculation, wild posters have appeared...

  • News Pokémon Black & White 2 Owners Can Catch Deoxys In May

    From the comfort of your own Wi-Fi

    Legendary DNA Pokémon Deoxys will be made available to English language copies of Pokémon Black & White 2 from 8th May until the 31st May. Players will be able to snag Deoxys in all its Level 100 glory through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Once acquired, Nacrene City will be the place to alter Deoxys between...

  • News Pocket Pikachu Evolves to Smartwatch Form On Pebble

    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...

  • News Details and Figurines Continue to Evolve for Pokémon Rumble U

    NFC toy sales are super effective!

    Pokémon Rumble U — actually translated as Pokémon Scramble U in Japan — arrives on the Wii U eShop in Nintendo's homeland on 24th April. The Pokémon Company and Nintendo will no doubt be hoping that as well as the game itself performing well, it'll get a lot of interest and sales of the accompanying NFC...

  • News CoroCoro Confirms New Mewtwo Form

    Also reveals more on Pokémon Rumble U

    Last week, what looked like a new form of Mewtwo was announced for Pokémon X & Y by the Japanese TV show Pokémon Smash. However, it wasn't exactly clear if it was in fact Mewtwo or a completely different 'mon altogether and a massive debate ensued. Thankfully the latest edition of CoroCoro has emerged in...

  • News The Pokémon Company Describes 2013 as a "Key Year" for the Franchise

    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...

  • News New Mewtwo Form Revealed For Pokémon X & Y

    The Pokémon Company shows off a new trailer featuring the latest 'mon

    Last week a teaser trailer was shown at the end of an episode of Pokémon Smash in Japan, which promised some more Pokémon X & Y news this weekend. Well after a long week of waiting, the show has now revealed a new Pokémon with a more than familiar look. The new 'mon bears...


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    Review Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

    Neverending story

    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...

  • News Expect Some Fresh Pokémon X & Y Information Next Saturday

    Teaser trailer is quite mysterious

    According to the latest episode of Pokémon Smash in Japan, fans of the series of games should have their Pokéballs at the ready to catch some new Pokémon X & Y news next Saturday. A teaser trailer featuring series producer Junichi Masuda was shown at the episode's climax, which showed him holding a...

  • Video Pokémon Snap Gritty Reboot Spoofs Jurassic Park

    "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...

  • News Pokémon Rumble U Trailer Shows NFC in Action

    Details of first set of figurines included

    Announced in Coro Coro magazine in February, Pokémon Scramble U, commonly being called Pokémon Rumble U in the West, arrives as a download-only Wii U title on 24th April for 1800 Yen, which at the time of writing equates to just over $18/€14/£12; it continues on from Pokémon Rumble on WiiWare and...

  • Rumour Pikachu 3DS XL Already In US Stores, March 24th Release Mooted

    Update - Nintendo confirms release date and price

    Nintendo has now confirmed that the Pikachu 3DS XL will be released on March 24th in North America. In will include a 4GB SD card — as is standard for the XL model — and will have a suggested retail price of $199.99. Original article Nintendo's recent TV commercial for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon:...

  • News Official Pokémon Facebook And Twitter Pages Tease Pikachu-Related Announcement For Tomorrow

    Let the Pikachu out of the bag already

    Earlier this week, Nintendo of America released a TV commercial promoting upcoming title Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity for the 3DS, but there was also a sneaky glimpse of the limited edition Pikachu 3DS XL in the advert. This got quite a few people excited, as the special edition handheld is...

  • News Special Edition Pikachu 3DS XL Shows Up In North American Commercial

    Nintendo, you tease

    Remember that awesome Pikachu 3DS XL that hit Japan all those months ago? It's long been rumoured that it could be heading stateside, and it would appear that we now have confirmation of that momentous event — from Nintendo itself, no less. The distinctive yellow system stars in the new TV commercial for


  • News Mythical Pokémon Meloetta Available at GameStop in March

    Music to our ears

    Pokémon fans in North America are to receive a special treat in March, as the mythical Meloetta will become available to download onto your Pokémon Black and White or Pokémon Black and White 2 cartridges at GameStop. Meloetta is a Normal Pokémon that can double up to become either a Psychic or a Fighting type during an actual...

  • News Catch Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity In Europe On May 17th

    3DS dungeon crawling ahoy

    Nintendo Europe has confirmed today that Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will be hitting the region on May 17th. The latest in the Mystery Dungeon series, Gates to Infinity will feature randomly-generated levels and will allow players to use their 3DS console's camera to create Magnagates from real-world...

  • News New Pokémon Gets Caught In Some Footage

    Called Sylveon in English

    Earlier this week we brought you the news from CoroCoro magazine of a new Pokémon called Ninfia, along with a scanned image of it in all of its pink glory. Following that reveal, The Pokémon Company has stated that its English name is Sylveon, and reiterated that it'll be the eighth Eevee evolution; no other new details...

  • News Pokémon TV App Makes Its Way Onto iOS And Android Devices

    Streaming the latest episodes to your smartphones and tablets

    More Pokémon news follows Pokémon Scramble U and the revealing of Ninfia, as Pokémon TV has launched on iOS and Android devices. The app allows you to watch full episodes of the Pokémon TV show, as well as special features and trailers for the upcoming Pokémon movie releases. You...

  • News New Pokémon Revealed for X & Y, Say Hello To Ninfia

    A new Pokémon in the never-ending Pokédex

    We reported yesterday that Pokémon Smash and CoroCoro magazine had a treat in-store for Pokémon fans this week, and it so happens to come in the form of Ninfia — a brand new Pokémon, which also happens to be one of the many evolutions of Eevee. According to the magazine, the evolution method is a...

  • News Pokémon Scramble U Confirmed For Spring Arrival in Japan

    Download-only follow up to Pokémon Rumble

    When it comes to the Pokémon industry, it's about more than the main series releases, with a variety of off-shoots and alternatives regularly gracing our gaming machines. One series that made its début on WiiWare was Pokémon Rumble, which we rather liked for its boggling premise and simple fun, and that...

  • News New Information on Pokémon X & Y Coming Soon

    Soon? This week to be precise

    The latest episode of Japanese TV show Pokémon Smash has confirmed that new information regarding Pokémon X & Y for the 3DS will be making its way to our needy little ears during next week's episode, as well as being featured in this week's CoroCoro magazine. CoroCoro — a Japanese manga magazine published by...

  • News Local Multiplayer Confirmed For Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

    There'll also be some downloadable dungeons

    The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series is venturing onto the 3DS in March with Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. Nintendo has announced some interesting news about the upcoming release, including the fact that for the first time ever, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon will have a multiplayer mode...



  • News Trailer Promises More Pokémon News In January

    More teasing from Game Freak

    Not so long ago Game Freak revealed that it would be working towards evolving the Pokémon world in 2013. Quite what this meant is unclear at the moment, but a new development may shine some light on it. At the end of a trailer for Pokémon Black & White Version 2 that has been running in Japan, a teaser pops up...

  • News Game Freak: The Pokémon World Will Be Evolving In 2013

    What? Pokémon is evolving!

    The year 2012 saw Pokémon Black and White Version 2 released to great fanfare across the globe and it appears Game Freak, the game's developer, already has plans for the series in 2013. In a New Year greetings card posted in Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, the developer has reportedly told everyone it intends to work...

  • News Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Hitting North America March 24th

    New 3DS adventure set for early 2013 release

    Nintendo has confirmed that Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will be coming to North American 3DS consoles on March 24th, 2013. The latest instalment in the popular Mystery Dungeon sub-series, Gates to Infinity will allow 3DS owners to use the console's camera to scan objects and access new...


  • News Pokémon Pokédex Is Coming To iOS Devices In Japan

    A smart move?

    Japan has had Pokédex 3D Pro available to download on the 3DS since July, and it seems the demand for Pokéknowledge knows no bounds in the Land of the Rising Sun. The Pokémon Company has announced today that it will be bringing a new Pokédex to iOS devices from November 16th. The base application, which costs 170 Yen, is similar...


  • News Pokémon Comic Gives You Even More Black & White 2

    Patience with those page turns, young Trainer

    Pokémon Black and White 2 has now been in Western stores for a couple of weeks, and we have little doubt that quite a few of you are still building super effective teams at this very moment. Many of you are undoubtedly veterans of the Pokémon scene and know the intricacies and tricks of the game, but...

  • Interview Braxton Burks - Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony

    Pokémon musical

    Clearly we're not the only ones that love orchestrated game music, as Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony has just been released to a positive response. The fan project reinterprets the 8-bit music of Pokémon Red / Blue in full orchestral form and has been cleared by Nintendo through Joypad Records, a company that specialises...

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