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News: The Pokémon Company Is Working On A Detective Game In Which Pikachu Is Your Partner

The Pokémon Company Is Working On A Detective Game In Which Pikachu Is Your Partner

Gotta sleuth 'em all?

It would appear that The Pokémon Company is working on a 3DS title which places you in the role of a detective who is teamed up with the famous Pikachu. The game was revealed during Japanese TV programme "The Professionals" in an episode which focused on Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekaz Ishihara. The game has a proposed...

News: Data Says - Choose Squirtle in Pokémon Red & Blue

Data Says - Choose Squirtle in Pokémon Red & Blue

Logic once again seeks to ruin an Internet debate

It is one of the greatest questions of our common era: who is the best Pokémon to begin with in Red & Blue? Everyone has their own opinion they will likely take to the grave, but science writer Kyle Hill decided to try a data-backed argument in a recent blog article for Scientific American. In...

News: Pokémon X & Y Patch Now Available On The 3DS eShop

Pokémon X & Y Patch Now Available On The 3DS eShop

Phew!

Last week we reported on a game-breaking bug in Europe and Japan that had wheedled its way into some copies of Pokémon X & Y, causing save data to corrupt and forcing the player to restart the game. The issue was unearthed when players saved their progress in certain areas of Lumiose City, causing the game to freeze upon trying to load...

Video: Nintendo Releases a Pokémon Series Showcase For You to Enjoy

Nintendo Releases a Pokémon Series Showcase For You to Enjoy

The presenter says "Pokémon" roughly one billion times

While Nintendo's marketing for Pokémon X & Y has featured the usual excitable adverts and footage, with the games now released the company has taken a step back to present a Pokémon Series Showcase. For those new to Pokémon or perhaps too young to have been around since the earliest...

Video: A Brief Glimpse at the New Pikachu 3DS Game Includes Some Strange Motion Capture

A Brief Glimpse at the New Pikachu 3DS Game Includes Some Strange Motion Capture

No Pikachu, no!

Just prior to the release of Pokémon X & Y, it was confirmed that a new game starring Pikachu had gone into development; that's hardly surprising news, as The Pokémon Company has never been afraid of spinning off the main series to keep keen fans busy. The "top secret" game has now made a brief appearance courtesy of Japanese...

News: Nintendo Working on Fix for Pokémon X & Y Game Breaking Bug

Nintendo Working on Fix for Pokémon X & Y Game Breaking Bug

Provides advice on avoiding and resolving the issue in future

Update: There has now been an official English translation of Nintendo's notification, which advises that the fix in question will be an application to download from the eShop; this will then restore corrupted save data. There's also an English version of the map, showing the blue areas...

News: UK Retailer GAME Less Than Happy With Rivals Ignoring Pokémon X & Y Street Date

UK Retailer GAME Less Than Happy With Rivals Ignoring Pokémon X & Y Street Date

"We are seeing street date breaches occur on a frequent basis"

Last week saw the release of Pokémon X & Y on the Nintendo 3DS, unquestionably one of the year's biggest releases. Nintendo took the brave step of releasing the game globally on the same day — October 12th — which meant that everyone could experience the adventure together,...

Artwork: Increase Your Desktop Awesomeness With These Pokémon X & Y Wallpapers

Increase Your Desktop Awesomeness With These Pokémon X & Y Wallpapers

It's Super Effective, catch 'em both and so on...

Not so long ago we provided you with a rather attractive wallpaper for The Wonderful 101, which was downloaded over 1000 times. As so many of you clearly like having a high-res and snazzy wallpaper of an awesome game, it makes sense to do the same for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The two releases have...

News: Pokémon X & Y Pass 1.8 Million Retail Sales to Top Japanese Charts

Pokémon X & Y Pass 1.8 Million Retail Sales to Top Japanese Charts

Monster Hunter 4 in third, Wii U hardware sales drop further

When it comes to confirming the software number one in this week's Japanese Media Create software charts, it's a predictable task. Pokémon X & Y has stormed to the top spot with over 1.8 million sales at retail, just beating the week one sales of Monster Hunter 4. Capcom's title has...

News: Game Breaking Pokémon X & Y Bug Affecting Some Gamers in Europe and Japan

Game Breaking Pokémon X & Y Bug Affecting Some Gamers in Europe and Japan

Darn...

We're sure millions of 3DS owners are currently merrily playing Pokémon X or Y — or both if they're really keen — but some seem to be running into issues. It's being widely reported that some European and Japanese owners are running into a bug that corrupts their save and, unfortunately, prompts them to restart the game from scratch...

Poll: Did You Pick Up Pokémon X, Pokémon Y or Both?

Did You Pick Up Pokémon X, Pokémon Y or Both?

The ultimate choice...

Based on confirmed sales, social networks, the most active threads on our forums and general chit-chat, it seems that lots of 3DS owners are playing Pokémon X & Y. Of course, we write Pokémon X & Y in a way that perhaps doesn't make clear that they're separate releases, and with any new 'mon generation there's...

Rumour: Shipments of Pokémon X & Y Delayed to U.S. Military Exchanges

Shipments of Pokémon X & Y Delayed to U.S. Military Exchanges

Government shutdown to blame

The above photo is purportedly taken from a store on a U.S. military base. Although exact details are not known, it is not difficult to believe such a thing could happen, as the partial shutdown of the U.S. government had previously shut down military grocery stores entirely up to 5 days ago and it may take some time to...

Feature: Pokémon X & Y - All You Need to Know to Get Started

Pokémon X & Y - All You Need to Know to Get Started

A spoiler free zone

So, it's now officially here, the global release date for Pokémon X & Y; in fact, it's likely that many of you that read this are either in possession of or preparing to acquire a copy for yourself. For some it's the continuation of a long-running gaming passion, and in a few cases may be a first dabble with the franchise...

News: UK Retailers Break Release Date for Pokémon X & Y

UK Retailers Break Release Date for Pokémon X & Y

It's not just early deliveries any more

Earlier this week we bemoaned the fact that Nintendo's global release plans for Pokémon X & Y had been undermined; what was a concerted effort to release the new generation of the franchise to everyone at once had been let down by some of the gaming press, public and retailers. It had been an...