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Talking Point: Pokémon X & Y Provide a Timely Boost for 3DS in the West

Pokémon X & Y Provide a Timely Boost for 3DS in the West

The DS era is left behind

The biggest release on DS in 2012, and surely the runaway winner of practically every Game of the Year award specifically tailored for the older handheld, were the Pokémon Black & White 2 titles, tied together for the purposes of simplicity. Yet its announcement and release on the platform surprised a number of...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The Special Pokémon Announcement Right Here

Watch The Special Pokémon Announcement Right Here

Gotta watch it all

Today, Nintendo will be broadcasting a Nintendo Direct focused solely on Pokémon news. The event will take place at 6 AM EST / 3 AM PST / 12 PM CET / 11 AM UK and will be hosted by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. You can watch the video unfold on this very page, and as usual we'll be providing comments during the broadcast...

News: New Pokémon Nintendo Direct Appearing On 8th January

New Pokémon Nintendo Direct Appearing On 8th January

Pokéballs on the ready

Last weekend we reported that Game Freak had promised new Pokémon information on the 8th January. Looks like the big announcement is set to be released, as both Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America have revealed via Twitter that a special Nintendo Direct focusing on Pokémon news will be hosted by Nintendo President...

News: Trailer Promises More Pokémon News In January

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

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

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

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

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...

News: Amazon Japan Releases Online Pokémon Store Into The Wild

Amazon Japan Releases Online Pokémon Store Into The Wild

Time to waste some money

Amazon Japan has opened a special online Pokémon Store today. Nintendo and developers Game Freak have partnered up to launch the awesome virtual store, which includes various items such as figures, plushes, Pokémon trainers and kitchen equipment. They even have a life-size Pikachu plush on sale for 3,800 Yen. There are...

News: Pokémon Train Hitting The Rails This Holiday

Pokémon Train Hitting The Rails This Holiday

In Japan, obviously

Sometimes the Western world just isn't enthusiastic enough about video games. Sure, gamers in Europe and North America in particular buy an enormous volume of video games on a yearly basis and pay plenty of cash for new consoles, but do we, in our various individual cultures, love gaming enough to have anything as awesome as this...

News: Pokémon Video Game Autumn Regional Championship Details For North America

Pokémon Video Game Autumn Regional Championship Details For North America

Your journey to Victory Road begins this weekend

It's just a little over a week since Pokémon Black & White 2 released across the US, and already the Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships will take place this weekend. That's right fellow trainers, the Championships begin in North America this Sunday, October 14th. The Autumn Regionals are...

Feature: The New Dimensions of Pokémon

The New Dimensions of Pokémon

Snap and Dream Radar change the perspective

Trading cards and anime episodes aside, the Pokémon series is known for a long-lasting line of handheld RPGs. You've almost certainly played one or two of them — and we suspect that quite a few of you are already getting into Pokémon Black & White 2 — most likely followed by an obsessed state of...

News: PETA Targets Pokémon Black & White 2 in Latest Campaign

PETA Targets Pokémon Black & White 2 in Latest Campaign

Opportunism or a fair moral case?

Last year, with the arrival of Super Mario 3D Land, PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — launched a campaign against Mario, on the grounds that his Tanooki suit encouraged the wearing of furs. It was a widely criticised move, as it disregarded the sheer fantasy of obtaining the suit from a...

Feature: The Bizarre History of Pokémon Technology

The Bizarre History of Pokémon Technology

Go Go Gadget Pokémon

Ever since the Game Boy link cable connected rival trainers together in Pokémon Red and Blue, the famed monster-catching franchise has been fascinated with novel technology. Pick an eccentric doodad at random from Nintendo's library of experiments and you're certain to find a guinea Tepig tagging along to make sure it's safe...

News: Pikachu 3DS XL Coming to Europe "Later This Year"

Pikachu 3DS XL Coming to Europe "Later This Year"

White 3DS XL also on the way

Do you remember when a Pikachu 3DS XL was released in Japan earlier this year, prompting long lines and pandemonium as it arrived? We may see similar scenes in Europe, to a lesser extent, as Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata has confirmed that the cutest 3DS XL around is coming to the region later this year...