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News: Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Now Available To Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Now Available To Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Offer ends on 30th November

Earlier this month The Pokémon Company revealed subscribers to Pokémon Bank would be able to claim the final evolutions of the Johto region starter Pokémon between the 27th February and 30th November 2015. The launch day for this promotion has now arrived, with users of the service able to claim a Level 50 Meganium,...

News: New Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Coming Soon

New Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Coming Soon

If you've been left out so far

The Pokémon Company and Nintendo certainly pushed the boat out with its Eon Ticket distribution last year, with the vital item making its way around the world through StreetPass hits; they were so proud of the promotion in the UK that they even produced an infographic to show it off. For those keen to experience...

Video: Did You Know Gaming's Latest Pokémon Episode Explores the History of Game Freak and Its Influences

Did You Know Gaming's Latest Pokémon Episode Explores the History of Game Freak and Its Influences

Right from its original with a fan magazine

Game Freak is one of the world's most successful developers, accumulating millions of sales on an annual basis through the main Pokémon games. As a result it's a major success for Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, too, and integral to the franchise and its ongoing success. Many great things have humble...

Weirdness: Pokémon Fan Finds a Way to Trade First Generation Pocket Monsters With Himself

Pokémon Fan Finds a Way to Trade First Generation Pocket Monsters With Himself

No retro-loving friends required

Most Pokémon fans have friends, but they may not have buddies that are still rocking a Game Boy, link cable and a copy of Pokémon Red and / or Blue. After all, millions of fans have moved on to online trading and match-ups in the latest 3DS releases. If you still like to go retro, though, a 'mon fan called Pepijn...

News: A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears

A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears

Nintendo used Microtransaction!

A surprise announcement in last month's Nintendo Direct was the reveal of Pokémon Shuffle, a free-to-play match-three type game that strongly resembles Pokémon Link: Battle! / Pokémon Battle Trozei. There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the title as it heavily features microtransactions, leading some to...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off New 3DS HOME Themes Set For Valentine's Day Releases in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off New 3DS HOME Themes Set For Valentine's Day Releases in Japan

Majora's Mask 3D! Kirby! Pikachu!

As regular visitors to this site may have figure out, we rather like 3DS HOME Themes; they're simple but do add a little extra oomph and charm when opening up our systems. Though the range in the West hasn't included all of the variations that have made it in Japan, meanwhile, it's not been all bad - we've seen a...

News: Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary With Return to Pokémon Red - Live!

Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary With Return to Pokémon Red - Live!

Wants to catch 'em all

In early 2014 Twitch Plays Pokémon was a phenomenon, taking audience participations to new levels and attracting headlines from the mainstream media. It was a chaotic but oddly entrancing affair in which thousands of viewers would enter commands and attempt to beat Pokémon Red. It attracted tens of thousands of concurrent...

Reminder: Grab Your Free Samurott for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Grab Your Free Samurott for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Wraps up this giveaway event

In the past few weeks The Pokémon Company has been running a special distribution event, in which owners of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been able to pick up special 'mon by inputting codes as a Mystery Gift in the game. The first two free 'mon were an Emboar (POKEMON500) and Serperior (POKEMON497)...

News: Pokémon Bank Subscribers to Receive Final Evolutions of Meganium, Typhlosion and Feraligatr as Free Gifts

Pokémon Bank Subscribers to Receive Final Evolutions of Meganium, Typhlosion and Feraligatr as Free Gifts

Catch 'em from 27th February

Pokémon Bank, the annual subscription service that allows you to store up to 3,000 'mon 'in the cloud' online, continues to roll on and provide a valuable back-up option. For $4.99 / £4.49 / €4.99 a year you can store Pokémon from Pokémon X & Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, while the Poké...

Weirdness: Date Pokémon In This Visual Novel Parody Of TwitchPlaysPokemon

Date Pokémon In This Visual Novel Parody Of TwitchPlaysPokemon

Take on the role of a young Espeon nicknamed Burrito

Following the success of the insanely popular TwitchPlaysPokemon of last year we now have an offline visual novel parody, TwitchDatesPokemon. Originally inspired by fan art of TwitchPlaysPokemon eleven months ago, the dream is now a reality, with a team coming together under the name of TableFort...

News: Weirdness: Animators Produce Bizarre Recreation of Pokemon Season One Opening

Weirdness: Animators Produce Bizarre Recreation of Pokemon Season One Opening

Watch if you love Pokémon. Or not, perhaps...

A group of 32 animators have remade the ever-famous opening to Pokemon's Season One (Indigo League), and it's definitely not what we'd typically expect of such a project. You'll notice two types of animation in the video, one being beautifully remastered scenes of the intro's original snippets, and the...

Reminder: Grab Your Free Emboar for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Grab Your Free Emboar for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

The second of three in current promotional distribution

Last week we directed your attention to the opportunity to pick up a free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, in which you can input a code to grab the 'mon. That weekly promotion was updated recently, so those of you that missed it may want to jump in. This time around...

News: Junichi Masuda Discusses Where Hoenn Got its Name and What the Region Means to Him

Junichi Masuda Discusses Where Hoenn Got its Name and What the Region Means to Him

No, there's not too much water

With the recent release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, there's been plenty of attention surrounding the third generation of Pokémon games. Ruby and Sapphire introduced many new things to the franchise, such as weather, abilities, natures, double battles, a deeper IV system and a heavily overhauled PC; as...

News: Nintendo Reveals Splatoon Will Be Playable At Apex 2015

Nintendo Reveals Splatoon Will Be Playable At Apex 2015

Get hands-on time with the demo featured at last year's E3

We already know Nintendo of America is partnering with Apex 2015 for the Super Smash Bros. tournament event and also providing some Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire action on the side, and now it has been revealed that the 2014 E3 demo of the upcoming team-based multiplayer shooter,

News: You Can Grab a Free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, With More to Come

You Can Grab a Free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, With More to Come

Emboar and Samurott are on the way

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were, unsurprisingly, major hits for the 3DS in the Holiday season of late 2014, and as per tradition for the series there are consistent updates and extras to keep us playing. The Pokémon Company is now rolling out a code distribution in the West - that's already been...

Video: A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Gets Rather Scientific

A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Gets Rather Scientific

Listen carefully

Figuring out lore in our favourite franchises can be a dangerous game and a potential road to madness, but it's also irresistible to try and apply logic to seemingly disconnected titles. Dedicated fans know that even the official Nintendo timeline for The Legend of Zelda, for example, has elements of retrospective improvisation, and...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop

Grab that Glalie

Nintendo has already - based on millions of sales worldwide - hit the hardcore demographic for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and now seems to be stepping up its efforts with those still on the fence. When popping open our UK 3DS today we had a SpotPass download waiting for us... sort of. European 3DS owners may find a...

News: Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Slightly Worrying Micro-Transactions

Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Slightly Worrying Micro-Transactions

It'll be all about the balancing

Today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts were packed with details, and a large percentage of the reveals and footage went down rather well. This humble writer did have his head in his hands at the announcement of Pokémon Shuffle for the 3DS eShop, however, for multiple reasons. For one thing it immediately followed the...