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News: Japan Is Getting A Pokémon Periodical Aimed At Adults

Japan Is Getting A Pokémon Periodical Aimed At Adults

Living the Pokémon Life

Pokémon has been around for almost two decades now, and has fans of all ages. It's insanely popular with kids but those who grew up with Pikachu and company still buy the games, invest in the merchandise and generally continue to hold a candle for the brand - despite its often shady history. It would seem that The Pokémon...

News: Nintendo Life Weekly: Possibility of Pokémon amiibo Cards, Monster Hunter X (Cross)

Nintendo Life Weekly: Possibility of Pokémon amiibo Cards, Monster Hunter X (Cross)

All the reviews, releases, and top news from the past week

We're nothing if not hard working here at Nintendo Life, and in order to help you digest seven days word of news, releases, and reviews, we've bundled it all together into a video to make your life easier. This week we look at the possibility of Pokémon amiibo cards sucking all the cash...

News: Pokémon Shuffle Celebrates 3.5 Million Downloads With Special Celebi Challenge

Pokémon Shuffle Celebrates 3.5 Million Downloads With Special Celebi Challenge

Runs until May 18th

Nintendo's free-to-play puzzle title Pokémon Shuffle has now been downloaded over 3.5 million times. To mark this occasion, Nintendo has opened a special Celebi challenge, which runs from today until May 18th. Successfully completing the challenge earns you 1000 coins, and as you might expect, you'll need to be running the...

News: Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtransaction-Based Title, Pokémon Rumble World

Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtransaction-Based Title, Pokémon Rumble World

Unlocks new Pokémon, outfits and additional diamonds

Nintendo's recently released free-to-play titles have been designed to challenge and push players to their limits in the hope they will at some point seek aid via their wallets. Elements such as set timers, movement limits and special tasks spread out over a day, week or month add to the...

Video: Know Absolutely Nothing About Pokémon? Nintendo Family Channel Has Your Back

Know Absolutely Nothing About Pokémon? Nintendo Family Channel Has Your Back

A handy one-stop guide to a gaming phenomenon

Pokémon has been a part of our gaming lives since 1995 and has sold millions of units across many different Nintendo formats. It has enraptured generations of players and created a merchandising juggernaut which rumbles on relentlessly, even to this day. As hard as it is to believe, not everyone knows...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Rated By the Australian Classification Board

Pokémon Rumble World Rated By the Australian Classification Board

Get ready to rumble

The Pokémon Rumble series is one of the Pokémon brand’s more successful spin-offs. The whole thing is based around the premise of Pokémon toys coming to life and battling it out in arenas. Real-time beat ‘em up gameplay keeps things fresh and interesting, though the games are admittedly fairly easy. Up till now, there have...

News: First Passcode Released for Pokémon Shuffle

First Passcode Released for Pokémon Shuffle

Megagift

Perhaps you've been tapping around the menus in Pokémon Shuffle, maybe while waiting for that clock to tick agonizingly down, second by second, so you can get another shot at that Espeon because you need it but hey no it's not like you're addicted or anything haha that would just be totally ridiculous ahahahaha! Anyway, you might have...

Review: Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop)

Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop)

Hoenn Hustle

Pokémon have been puzzling ever since the Johto days, when Pokémon Puzzle Challenge married the block-flipping gameplay of Panel de Pon with Game Freak's charming, collectable characters. It's a formula that's stuck, with Denpa Men developer Genius Sonority heading up the most recent series of Poké-puzzle combinations, including...

News: Here's What Pokémon Fighter Pokkén Tournament's Arcade Cabinet Looks Like

Here's What Pokémon Fighter Pokkén Tournament's Arcade Cabinet Looks Like

Fighting in the streets

Bandai Namco's Pokémon-themed one-on-one brawler Pokkén Tournament is getting ever closer to its Japanese release, and the company has now released an image of what the final cabinet will look like. The image shows that a control guide has been placed above the screen - which will prove handy when you forget which button...

News: Code To Unlock Contrary Serperior In Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Is Revealed

Code To Unlock Contrary Serperior In Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Is Revealed

The catch is you can't use it until January 9th

A code has been revealed by Japanese show Pokémon Get☆TV that allows players to unlock Contrary Serperior in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. This isn't a one-time deal, either -- the code can be used by multiple users while it remains active. The code is POKEMON497, but don't go rushing...

News: Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U

Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U

Gotta drum 'em all

Those of you lucky enough to own a Japanese Wii U may have already picked up Bandai Namco's Taiko: Drum Master Extra Large Serving, the latest in a long line of drumming action titles. If you haven't, then the news that a special Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Challenge Medley has been added to the game might have you...

Review: Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (3DS eShop / GBC)

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (3DS eShop / GBC)

Pokémon! Blocks! What more do you need?

The eShop is rife with puzzle games, and it’s understandable as to why; they’re fairly simple in design and can provide a huge amount of entertainment to an incredibly broad audience. Some of them can be a little bit monotonous or shameless clones of another game, but you’ll sometimes find something...

Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever

The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever

Gotta retch 'em all!

Not all Pokémon are created equal. Some of them are powerful, some of them are weak. Some of them are awesome to look at, and others are comparable to a pile of mouse droppings, and the latter are what we have for your viewing pleasure today. It should be noted that we aren't suggesting that any of the monsters listed in the...

Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's Secret Bases

Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's Secret Bases

Bomb the base

Secret Bases are a feature from the original games that make a triumphant return in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, but contrary to what many people believe, they're actually one of the most useful features in the game. Making A Base: Dotted around Hoenn there are 82 locations where you can create a Secret Base. This is...

News: Pokémon's Other Hidden Legendary Monster's Details Come to Light

Pokémon's Other Hidden Legendary Monster's Details Come to Light

Warning, spoilers!

Hacking has always been a prominent feature in any Pokémon game, and even in this current age of instant video evidence on YouTube taking the place of playground rumours, determined individuals are uncovering secrets about the most recent generation of Pokémon games. It should be noted that this article contains potential...

Weirdness: Fan-Made Pokémon Virtual Reality Prototype Rears its Head

Fan-Made Pokémon Virtual Reality Prototype Rears its Head

Gotta catch that one!

A fan of the Pokémon franchise has been working hard to create something that many of us dreamed of when we were children; a virtual reality Pokémon game. It's only a prototype thus far, but it give a flavour of what could potentially be, although likely won't be for the foreseeable future. In the video below you can see the...