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News: Pokémon Bank Pricing Revealed For Australia And New Zealand

Pokémon Bank Pricing Revealed For Australia And New Zealand

A reasonable sum

Game, technology, and software pricing may not be such of an issue in certain parts of the world, but in Australia and New Zealand it is the complete opposite. Pricing is so expensive, in fact, that the Australian Government is currently looking into how to solve the problem. With that in mind, this news will come as a relief to...

News: Pokémon X & Y Enjoyed the Strongest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

Pokémon X & Y Enjoyed the Strongest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

Stock shortages to be resolved soon

Just recently we reported on the US NPD results for October, in which it was announced that the 3DS and 2DS systems had achieved monthly sales of 452,000 units, an impressive figure. Pokémon X & Y, unsurprisingly, played a major role in that success — between them the two titles passed 1.7 million sales...

Weirdness: This Chart and Range of Tips May Help With Those Confusing Pokémon Weaknesses in X & Y

This Chart and Range of Tips May Help With Those Confusing Pokémon Weaknesses in X & Y

You'll need a memory like an elephant, er, Phanpy?

The world of Pokémon can be baffling to outsiders, which is perhaps more prevalent now that X & Y have sold millions of copies around the world. There are sure to be some that are new to the franchise, and they may be struggling to keep up with the many types, attacks and weaknesses that need...

Parent Trap: Helping Newcomers Start Playing Pokémon, Zelda and Metroid

Helping Newcomers Start Playing Pokémon, Zelda and Metroid

Andy Robertson on bringing new players to the Nintendo banner

One of the difficulties of big video game series for any newcomer (never mind families) is when and how to jump in. Franchises like Skylanders, Zelda and Metroid offer lots of different games on lots of different formats that a family could buy to get started. However, the problem is that...

News: Nintendo Files New Pokémon Trademark "Great Detective Pikachu"

Nintendo Files New Pokémon Trademark "Great Detective Pikachu"

This is a case for Pikachu!

A short time ago we reported on a new Pikachu-focused Pokémon title that was apparently in development at Game Freak. We then heard that the game would place the player in the role of a detective, with Pikachu acting as a partner who helps solve crimes. We've now heard that Nintendo has filed a trademark in Japan for...

News: The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was Planned to Provide "Entry-Level Product"

The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was Planned to Provide "Entry-Level Product"

Not a quick fix or retreat from 3D visuals in future projects

When the 2DS was revealed it was met, by some at least, with derisive snorts and incredulity. Despite its clear target audience, demonstrated perfectly by its co-ordinated launch with Pokémon X & Y, there was — and still is, probably — a line of argument that said it was a...

Weirdness: Shiny Pokémon Finder Takes No-Hands Approach

Shiny Pokémon Finder Takes No-Hands Approach

This will probably void your warranty, though

There is a certain breed of Pokémon player out there who would do just about anything to capture the rare, “shiny” variety of each creature. Their fascination with shinies borders on a raccoon-like intensity — yet unlike most raccoons, many of these humans have access to technology. YouTube user...

News: Junichi Masuda Confirms That Over Ten Million Pokémon Have Been Exchanged in Pokémon X & Y

Junichi Masuda Confirms That Over Ten Million Pokémon Have Been Exchanged in Pokémon X & Y

Game Director shows interest in more Mega Evolutions

Game Freak, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company all invested a great deal of effort into building hype for Pokémon X & Y on the 3DS. It seems to have done the trick, with hugely impressive sales to date and the software even being linked with increased StreetPass activity; the two games have...

Rumour: Hacker Unlocks Three New Legendary Pokémon in X & Y

Hacker Unlocks Three New Legendary Pokémon in X & Y

Spoiler alert...

It’s common knowledge people love to hack Nintendo’s games, and the latest entries in the Pokémon series are no exception. Less than a month after the release of X and Y, a skilled fan has reportedly uncovered new Pokémon. According to Serebii.net, hacker Smealum has revealed the existence of three new legendary Pokémon...

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...