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News: Collect a Level 50 Pachirisu at the UK Pokémon Video Game & TCG National Championships

Collect a Level 50 Pachirisu at the UK Pokémon Video Game & TCG National Championships

Cute but deadly

For those that dream of being a world champion Pokémon player, opportunities to qualify for the finals in the US - the finale this year will be in Boston, Massachusetts in August - are running out. Players that enter the UK National Championships in the hope of winning a ticket to the finals will also, however, have an extra treat...

News: The Pokémon Company Wants You To Enjoy Plenty of Pokémon Rumble World Toy Unlock Codes in Europe

The Pokémon Company Wants You To Enjoy Plenty of Pokémon Rumble World Toy Unlock Codes in Europe

Charizard has a Mega Stone, too

Pokémon Rumble World is Nintendo's most recent free-to-play venture on the 3DS, blending button mashing and brawling with strategy to utilise super effective combinations. As with Pokémon Shuffle it's possible to progress without spending any money, though you can speed up progress or improve your chances by buying...

News: Pokémon Brand Retail Sales Hit $2 Billion in 2014, With Lifetime Series Game Sales at Over 270 Million

Pokémon Brand Retail Sales Hit $2 Billion in 2014, With Lifetime Series Game Sales at Over 270 Million

Truly super effective

Pokémon is a bit of a big deal; that's news to absolutely no-one. It's a brand that's sustained impressive levels of sales and interest even in tricky and evolving times, still proving hugely successful on the 3DS while also releasing a host of spin-offs and - yes - smart device apps. It makes an awful lot of money, too. In...

News: Australian And New Zealand Pokémon Video Game & Trading Card Game National Championships Unite This June

Australian And New Zealand Pokémon Video Game & Trading Card Game National Championships Unite This June

A special long weekend event

Australian and New Zealand Pokémon fans are in for a treat from 6th – 8th June, with Nintendo announcing the 2015 Pokémon Video Game and Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships will be coming together for the first time at the Melbourne Park Function Centre over a three-day long weekend event. As players...

News: Science Museum in Tokyo Aiming for Super Effective Education With The Pokémon Lab

Science Museum in Tokyo Aiming for Super Effective Education With The Pokémon Lab

Disclaimer may clarify that no real Pokémon are featured

Here's another event to file under the "wish I was in Japan" category, as Pokémon fans within travelling distance of Tokyo could potentially learn a little about science and also have fun with one of their favourite franchises. From 8th May onwards, The Pokémon Lab exhibit at the Miraikan...

Review: Pokémon Rumble World (3DS eShop)

Pokémon Rumble World (3DS eShop)

Diamonds and Pearls

One of many spin-offs to come out of Nintendo's Pokémon phenomenon, the Rumble series takes toy versions of Game Freak's famous monsters and throws them into simple, action-packed beat-'em-ups. The 3DS has already played host to Pokémon Rumble Blast, but following in the free-to-play footsteps of the recently released Pokémon...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

You'll be kept offline until you join in

For those of you still regularly battling online in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, or still firing up Pokemon X and Y for some matches, you'll have an update to complete before you get get on with the serious business of trading and fighting pocket monsters. Both games have patches of around 250-270...

Weirdness: The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Has Gone Viral

The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Has Gone Viral

Not hot

The internet's a peculiar but often funny place, in which the daftest of things can go viral and amuse millions. A current craze seems to be having a laugh at a 27-year-old who tried to tattoo Charmander onto himself, while drunk. You can see the results below - apologies for the gratuitous pasty complexion and hairy belly button. It's...

News: Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages Heading to Cartoon Network Later This Year

Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages Heading to Cartoon Network Later This Year

Jumping through hoops for fans

While the main-series Pokémon games are easily the biggest draw of the IP, the anime and movies have plenty of loyal fans. Localisation enthusiasts should be pleased, then, to hear that this year's major movie release (due this Summer in Japan) will be arriving on Cartoon Network later in 2015. No region is specified,...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Available Now, as Nintendo Releases a New Launch Trailer

Pokémon Rumble World Available Now, as Nintendo Releases a New Launch Trailer

A day earlier than most downloads

Pokémon Rumble World, Nintendo's latest dalliance with free-to-play on the 3DS, arrives today - 8th April. Just recently announced, it takes the button mashing brawling series into microtransaction territory and is set to include all Pokémon that we've seen to date, including many Mega Evolutions. It's already...

News: Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK Charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Struggles

Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK Charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Struggles

New Nintendo 3DS title makes little impact

The Easter / Bank Holiday weekend has now passed in the UK, and with it retailers were eagerly running promotions and discounts to tempt shoppers to spend some cash to welcome in Spring. Game retail was no different, and as a result the most recent UK chart results have brought some interesting positions...

News: 2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series Announced For Australia & New Zealand

2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series Announced For Australia & New Zealand

Championship Points and Premier Challenge tournaments are a game changer

Pokémon fans located in Australia and New Zealand will once again have the opportunity to compete in the Pokémon Video Game Championship Series this year with Nintendo Australia announcing the official 2015 season featuring the latest entries in the series, Pokémon Omega...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop Next Week

Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop Next Week

Free-To-Start, with paid transactions

Last month there was solid evidence of a new Pokémon Rumble game arriving in the near future. First a domain name was filed, and then came the Australian Classification Board rating. Following these developments, the latest Nintendo Direct has now officially revealed the next entry in the series as Pokémon...

News: Tickets Go On Sale Soon for the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour

Tickets Go On Sale Soon for the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour

Buy them a day early using a special code

Major franchises that are beloved by Nintendo fans have some of gaming's most iconic soundtracks, and the enduring popularity of the Symphony of the Goddesses tours for The Legend of Zelda demonstrate that live events can be a huge success. It's no surprise, then, that Pokémon will enjoy similar treatment...

Gallery: Pikachu's Career-Focused Business Suit is Both Cute and Slightly Sad

Pikachu's Career-Focused Business Suit is Both Cute and Slightly Sad

When being adorable isn't enough to pay the bills

Until a certain age there's a certain freedom in our choices - the world is there for the taking and anything is possible. Eventually - for most people, if not all - a level of grown-up reality kicks in; bills must be paid, pensions must be considered and following dreams is replaced by chasing...