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Parent Trap: Rewriting The Family Gaming Script With Pokémon Art Academy

Rewriting The Family Gaming Script With Pokémon Art Academy

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson gets his crayons out

What most parents think when you say the words “video game” and what gaming families enjoy are two very different things. Far from the shooting and high impact action many mums and dads assume are the driving force behind the hobby, video games actually offer experiences as creative, imaginative...

First Impressions: The Thieves And The 1000 Pokémon Steals Its Way Onto 3DS In Japan

The Thieves And The 1000 Pokémon Steals Its Way Onto 3DS In Japan

But is it Robin Hood or Dick Turpin?

We've taken a look at The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon before, but now the free eShop title has been released in Japan we can share some more info and screenshots of this delightfully bonkers little game. You start out by picking one of the three initial Pokémon from Pokémon X and Y, and then you basically...

Review: Pokémon Art Academy (3DS)

Pokémon Art Academy (3DS)

Make Smeargle proud by sketching Fletchling

Since we first put stylus to touchscreen on the original DS, Nintendo's handhelds have made full use of the unique interface by allowing us to interact with games in a whole new way. Some ideas have worked better than others, but the natural act of scribbling or doodling shapes, in particular, has never...

E3 2014: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Confirmed for 21st November

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Confirmed for 21st November

Additional footage and Mega Evolutions also shown

Today's Nintendo Digital Event has unveiled new details in relation to the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games for the Nintendo 3DS. Firstly, the release date for the upcoming games were revealed. Unlike the launch of Pokémon X & Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire...

News: New Mega Evolutions Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

New Mega Evolutions Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Groudon and Kyogre are going primeval

The resident Pokémon masters over at Serebii.net have shared the newest information on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire from Japanese magazine CoroCoro and, as expected, new evolutions lead the lineup. Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, and Mega Diancie have all made their appearances, one looking much more...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details Promised on 15th June Through Pokémon Get☆TV

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details Promised on 15th June Through Pokémon Get☆TV

Hopefully more interesting than last time

Following their reveal for 3DS earlier this year, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have certainly caused plenty of hype. With a November worldwide release on the cards it's not particularly far away, though details have unsurprisingly been relatively scarce of late. Of course, news typically filters...

News: 2014 Australian National Pokémon Championship to be held in Melbourne on 13th July

2014 Australian National Pokémon Championship to be held in Melbourne on 13th July

Melbourne Town Hall is the stadium arena

The Regional Championships were an absolute cracker in the history of Australian and New Zealand Pokémon competitions, with more than 1000 competitors participating in the event in the month of May and the winners earning themselves flights and accommodation directly to the Nationals. With the Regionals now...

News: Pokémon X & Y 2DS Bundles Coming to Australian Shelves

Pokémon X & Y 2DS Bundles Coming to Australian Shelves

Hitting retailers on 26th June

Even with E3 on the horizon, and new games to be announced, Nintendo is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to many of its previously released titles. This trend can be seen with the most popular franchise available on Nintendo's handheld, Pokémon X & Y. Beginning on 26th June, Nintendo will begin to...

News: Fancy Pattern Vivillon To Be Distributed Following 100 Million Trades on Pokémon Global Trade Station

Fancy Pattern Vivillon To Be Distributed Following 100 Million Trades on Pokémon Global Trade Station

About 10 million more trades needed

Part of the ongoing appeal of Pokémon X & Y is the wealth of online features that give it life beyond the core single player experience. While battling is an option, of course, the Global Trade Station also allows players to exchange 'mon with each other. It's certainly popular, and with a major landmark...

Round Table: Let's Discuss Our Hopes and Dreams for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Let's Discuss Our Hopes and Dreams for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Bold ambitions

When The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS, franchise fans young and old lost a great degree of composure. It's no surprise that a remake is coming to Nintendo's current portable but it's come rapidly after X & Y, while its reveal was sudden and through a press release. A global...

News: Several New Pokémon Online Competitions Announced

Several New Pokémon Online Competitions Announced

Battles to keep you busy over the summer months

Even with news of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire dominating the Pokémon news space, it seems that the already released Pokémon X & Y show no signs of slowing down as more competitive events have been announced. Several new online competitions for the 3DS Pokémon titles have been...

News: This Pokémon Trainer Red Nendoroid is Ludicrously Cute

This Pokémon Trainer Red Nendoroid is Ludicrously Cute

D'aww, catch 'em all little buddy

We do like cute collectibles here at Nintendo Life, and the Nendoroid range from Good Smile is up there with the very best. We've covered Luigi and Toon Link before, and now Pokémon Trainer Red is in on the act. Due for release in Japan for ¥4,500 (approx $44) in September, the product page for this says the...

News: Unique Vivillon Distribution Confirmed for Paris Pokémon Center

Unique Vivillon Distribution Confirmed for Paris Pokémon Center

The chance to grab a special pocket monster

One of the most exciting aspects of Pokémon is the various distributions that occur throughout a specific game's life cycle. Not only does it revoke interest in many players, it provides enthusiasts the chance to get unique and special Pokémon, many of which are not available through the standard game...

News: Here's a Handy Guide to Pokémon Services That'll Stop With Nintendo's Wi-Fi Shutdown

Here's a Handy Guide to Pokémon Services That'll Stop With Nintendo's Wi-Fi Shutdown

Sad times

As switched on DS and Wii owners likely already know, a number of Wi-Fi services will be shut down on 20th May, with high profile examples being the loss of online play in Mario Kart entries on both systems and other examples such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl. For Pokémon fans, meanwhile, the impact on those last-gen games could be...