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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...

News: Pokémon Almost Brought a "Seizure Gun" to the World

Pokémon Almost Brought a "Seizure Gun" to the World

From the U.S. military, of course

At times we mock video games, particularly those based around war, for their ludicrous ideas and unrealistic scenarios. There's nothing as strange as real life, however, as a report on wired.com has uncovered a U.S. military project from 1998, which was to develop an electromagnetic weapon that would induce seizures...

News: Forza Motorsport Was Originally Inspired By Pokémon

Forza Motorsport Was Originally Inspired By Pokémon

Gotta drive 'em all

Nintendo is clearly an influential company in the realm of video gaming, but we're just beginning to see exactly how far-reaching its inflience has been. Last week, we reported that Sony's WipEout was inspired by Super Mario Kart, and today we've learned that Xbox 360 favourite Forza Motorsport can count Pokémon as its muse...

News: Ever Wonder Why Pokémon Black And White 2 Isn't On The 3DS?

Ever Wonder Why Pokémon Black And White 2 Isn't On The 3DS?

It's all about the numbers, baby

When you're trying to sell as many units as possible of your latest console, you might assume that its simply best practice to ensure that all your strongest games are released for that system. Common sense, right? Not quite. Take Pokémon Black And White 2, for example. It's coming out on the Nintendo DS and not...

News: Pikachu 3DS XL Pre-Orders Prompt Long Lines in Japan

Pikachu 3DS XL Pre-Orders Prompt Long Lines in Japan

Pika-queue

A little over a week ago we told you about the yellow Pikachu 3DS XL/LL coming to Japan, with the only way to buy one being to pre-order from Pokémon Center stores. As reported by Andriasang, those pre-orders have now opened and attracted plenty of interest. Japanese website Inside Games visited the Tokyo Pokemon Center at 10am for the...

News: Pick Up Keldeo For Free in Pokémon Giveaway

Pick Up Keldeo For Free in Pokémon Giveaway

Off to the shops with you

Pokémon Black and White 2 is getting ever closer, and we can expect the hype machine to continue kicking into gear. One tactic seems to be to remind you that you should really still be playing the original Pokémon Black and White, and one way to get you back into the action is to run a legendary 'mon giveaway. Between...

Hands On: Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure

Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure

Gotta type 'em all

On Saturday, Nintendo Life was lucky enough to get a sneaky preview of Nintendo and Genius Sonority's most bizarre upcoming release, Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure. The version we demoed was the Japanese version, Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS, complete with the Japanese Bluetooth keyboard add-on. The aim of Pokémon...

News: Yellow Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL Coming to Japan

Yellow Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL Coming to Japan

Gotta catch 'em all

Lucky Japanese gamers will soon be able to grab themselves a Pikachu themed Nintendo 3DS XL, which we think looks rather snazzy. The "Pokémon Center Original Nintendo 3DS XL Pikachu Yellow" will be released on 15th September, but only to customers who have preordered from one of the Pokémon Center stores in Sapporo, Tohoku,...