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Random: Don't Forget to Celebrate Mewtwo's Birthday

Don't Forget to Celebrate Mewtwo's Birthday

For he's a jolly good genetically engineered lifeform

February 27th is a big day for Pokémon, marking the series' 20th anniversary since its début games in 1996. However, information contained within those games mentions another special day too - February 6th is Mewtwo's birthday! Players of Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow/FireRed/LeafGreen will...

Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 6 - 2013 to ????

A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 6 - 2013 to ????

Talking 'bout this generation

As we build up to the 20th anniversary of Pokémon later this month, and look hotly ahead towards brand new things, we're concluding our journey through each generation of Pokémon; this month we cover the most recent generation, the one we are still in! Be sure to also check out our retrospectives on generation 1,...

Video: Bask in the Monochrome Glow of Extended Pokémon Virtual Console Footage

Bask in the Monochrome Glow of Extended Pokémon Virtual Console Footage

20 years of hype

It's not often that Virtual Console releases of 20-year-old games have their own hardware bundles and weeks of hype, yet that's the case with Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow ahead of their 27th February arrival on the 3DS eShop. Such is the power of the brand that a nostalgia-tinged release date, combined with a first official...

News: Pokémon Yellow, Red And Blue 2DS Bundles Now Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Pokémon Yellow, Red And Blue 2DS Bundles Now Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Gotta pre-order 'em all?

The Nintendo UK store has opened pre-orders for the new Pokémon Yellow, Red & Blue 2DS bundles. Each one comes with a carry case of the appropriate colour (well, almost - the yellow system has a grey one), as well as a preinstalled version of the relevant game. The asking price is £79.99, while the yellow version of...

Video: Watch The Epic Pokémon Super Bowl Commercial Right Here

Watch The Epic Pokémon Super Bowl Commercial Right Here

Train on

Pokémon is 20 this year, and to mark the anniversary, The Pokémon Company ran a special commercial during the recent Super Bowl. That commercial is now available for viewing online, and you can feast your eyes on it below. The clip shows several different individuals from all over the world who are aiming for monster-training greatness,...

News: 13 Pokémon Movies Are Now Available on iTunes and Google Play

13 Pokémon Movies Are Now Available on iTunes and Google Play

Interactive eBooks also on the agenda

As part of a recent news bonanza related to Pokémon, it was confirmed that the franchises' various movies would be making their way to iTunes and Google Play in the West. A number are now available, some of which have only recently arrived. The full list of 13 movies that you should now be able to find on the...

News: The 3DS Virtual Console Pokémon Titles Won't Support Restore Points

The 3DS Virtual Console Pokémon Titles Won't Support Restore Points

Backup saves also off the cards

The Pokémon titles that started it all are coming to the 3DS Virtual Console soon, and fans are understandably excited about the prospect. That excitement may be tempered somewhat by fresh reports relating to how the games use - or, in this case, don't use - the unique features of the Virtual Console platform. Our...

Feature: Five Alternative Nintendo Reveals and Releases We're Interested in for 2016

Five Alternative Nintendo Reveals and Releases We're Interested in for 2016

Not just the obvious 'NX please" entries

One of our earliest articles of 2016 was focused on five key reveals and releases that will define Nintendo's 2016. That was focused very much on the tentpole announcements and releases that are confirmed or suspected, such as NX, My Nintendo accounts, major Anniversary franchise celebrations and more...

Video: Pokémon Fan Recreates the Kanto Region in Unreal Engine 4

Pokémon Fan Recreates the Kanto Region in Unreal Engine 4

Wibbly-wobbly 'mon

There's only one true way to cement your credentials as a serious fan of a franchise. Sure, you could design T-Shirts, recreate a level out of coloured pins or produce a post-it-note stop-motion animation, but that'd all be so 2014. If you want to be a hardcore fan now you have to recreate an old game in Unreal Engine 4 - it's the...

Video: The Pokémon Company Builds Anniversary Hype and Confirms Monthly Mythical Pokémon Distributions

The Pokémon Company Builds Anniversary Hype and Confirms Monthly Mythical Pokémon Distributions

Digitally remastered movies! Special Edition cards! Merchandise!

It promises to be a great year for Pokémon fans, as 20th Anniversary celebrations are set to be a highlight over the course of many months. Various hardware bundles and the anniversary logo have been revealed, and now The Pokémon Company has released a video highlighting some more...

News: Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow 2DS Bundles Confirmed for Europe, New 3DS Bundle Coming to North America

Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow 2DS Bundles Confirmed for Europe, New 3DS Bundle Coming to North America

Commemorative anniversary logo also released

It's a big year for Pokémon as the franchise gears up to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. With that in mind Nintendo has now lifted the lid on some key releases that are on the way to the West, which should certainly please fans. Starting with Europe, it'll receive three variations of 2DS bundles, one...

News: Junichi Masuda Turns 48 Today

Junichi Masuda Turns 48 Today

Here's to many more!

Junichi Masuda has no doubt touched the lives of millions of people through his continued work on the Pokémon games. As one of the founding members of Game Freak, Masuda initially served as a composer for the series and was the sole person responsible for the soundtrack of the first generation Pokémon games. Additionally, he...

Video: Learn About The Real World Mythology Behind Pokémon

Learn About The Real World Mythology Behind Pokémon

Shrines, Gods and fantastical tales

Any franchise with a lore as deep and varied as Pokémon will draw from a range of sources when seeking inspiration; an ever-growing Pokédex along with a lot of games, films and anime episodes make that a necessity. It can be interesting, then, to learn about the diversity of the references to be found in the...

Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 5 - 2010 to 2013

A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 5 - 2010 to 2013

A short gen

As we build up to the 20th anniversary of Pokémon in February 2016 and look hotly ahead towards brand new things, we're continuing our journey through each generation of Pokémon, this month we cover the generation that's the most recent to be fully completed. If you need to catch up before reading ahead, be sure to check out our...

News: Let's Debunk Some Of Pokémon's Biggest Myths Ahead Of This Year's Virtual Console Resurrection

Let's Debunk Some Of Pokémon's Biggest Myths Ahead Of This Year's Virtual Console Resurrection

No, you can't capture Pikablu

Nintendo is finally launching the first-gen Pokémon games on the 3DS Virtual Console, and this event has gotten the peeps over at Red Bull thinking about all of the classic myths which grew up around the games back in the late '90s - before the internet came along and made it easy to debunk such nonsense. No, you...

News: A Neat New Pokémon Arcade Game Goes For a Literal Approach

A Neat New Pokémon Arcade Game Goes For a Literal Approach

A bit like those basketball machines, but better

We're often bemoaning the state of the arcade industry in some parts of the West - especially in the UK - especially when compared to its continued role in Japanese culture. For major Japan-based developers it can be a key part of business, with Bandai Namco being one of a few big-name companies...