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News: Japanese Airline Offering Limited Time Pokémon-Themed Travel Deals

Japanese Airline Offering Limited Time Pokémon-Themed Travel Deals

Fly with Pikachu and friends this summer!

All Nippon Airway’s 2014 summer travel campaign is currently inviting Pokémon fanatics and their families to join Pikachu and company on a “one-of-a-kind” journey. Trainers who fly from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport between July 17th and August 3rd — or Okinawa’s...

News: Pokémon Developers: Paid DLC Could "Ruin The Worldview" of The Franchise

Pokémon Developers: Paid DLC Could "Ruin The Worldview" of The Franchise

Kalos does not accept your worthless paper currency

With the popularity, collectibility, and - let’s face it - addictibility of the Pokémon franchise, the specter of micro-transactions for special critters and bonuses seems to loom more menacingly as mobile gaming grows. But according to Pokémon art director Ken Sugimori in a 4Gamer interview...

News: Pokémon X & Y Will Unlock Multilingual Pokédex Entries Depending on Trades

Pokémon X & Y Will Unlock Multilingual Pokédex Entries Depending on Trades

Like having your own personal Roselia Stone

Pokémon X & Y are already the most globally synchronised entries in the series to date with a simultaneous worldwide release; now it is reportedly confirmed that a feature allowing Pokédex entries in multiple languages will also be part of the titles. Speaking to Nintendo World Report, Director...

News: Pokéball Offered with Pokémon X & Y Pre-orders in the UK

Pokéball Offered with Pokémon X & Y Pre-orders in the UK

A game case and a lifestyle statement

It looks like UK trainers will have a neat incentive for pre-ordering Pokémon X & Y at GAME stores: their own little Pokéball! GAME recently revealed what it's calling an exclusive pre-order bonus on its Twitter feed, along with a photo. It looks like the ball will be able to hold at least three 3DS or DS...

News: Pocket Pikachu Evolves to Smartwatch Form On Pebble

Pocket Pikachu Evolves to Smartwatch Form On Pebble

Tetris, of course, is also available

Were you ever playing with your Pocket Pikachu (aka Pokémon Pikachu) in the late ‘90s and thought, “Gee, I wish I was able to wear this on my wrist?” Well honestly, you probably could’ve found some way to attach a band to the thing. But now, thanks to 21st Century technology, you can wear a digitized...

News: The Pokémon Company Describes 2013 as a "Key Year" for the Franchise

The Pokémon Company Describes 2013 as a "Key Year" for the Franchise

Big plans to take the series further

The Pokémon franchise is, without a doubt, a vital part of Nintendo's success, especially in the handheld space, with a new generation 'mon release prompting hype and excitement that's only seen for select brands. It's big in both Japan and the West, and an iconic part of the gaming industry. It's not from...

Review: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)

Neverending story

With the Pokémon series nearly ready to celebrate its 18th birthday next year, some of its many spin-offs have become enduring gaming traditions in their own right. The Mystery Dungeon games are a prime example, combining classic roguelike dungeon crawling with the endless appeal of playing as Pokémon, and as the series' first...

Video: Pokémon Snap Gritty Reboot Spoofs Jurassic Park

Pokémon Snap Gritty Reboot Spoofs Jurassic Park

"Welcome to Pokémon Island!"

The Gritty Reboot team — which did such a fantastic job on Harvest Moon earlier this month — are back with another Nintendo-related trailer, this time based on the N64 title Pokémon Snap. The clip boasts the same astonishingly high production values as it predecessor, and this time spoofs the Hollywood smash-hit...

Feature: Pokémon's Controversial History

Pokémon's Controversial History

Racism, greed, Nazis and spoon-bending

To celebrate the recent launch of the excellent Pokémon Black and White 2 on the Nintendo DS, we thought it would be entertaining to throw open the history books and take a look back at the shadowy past of this massively successful monster-catching series. Like all elements of popular culture, Pokémon has...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Europe-Bound this Autumn

Pokémon Black and White 2 Europe-Bound this Autumn

On the way

Pokémon Black & White 2's June release in Japan will come just before a European release this autumn, Nintendo has announced. The DS sequel to Pokémon Black & White will reach Europe later this year, Nintendo UK tweeted earlier. We'll keep you posted on updates when we get them. POKÉMON BLACK VERSION 2 & POKÉMON WHITE...

News: Official Trailer Released for Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition

Official Trailer Released for Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition

Levelled-up hype

Last week we reported that there's a new Pokémon title coming to Japan on the DS, a crossover title that features Tecmo Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition series. Pokemon Company has now released a two-minute trailer that shows off plenty of the overhead strategy gameplay, along with what appears to be a local multiplayer mode. We've...

News: Pokémon Black Nominated for Inaugural GameCity Prize

Pokémon Black Nominated for Inaugural GameCity Prize

The what prize?

GameCity, Europe’s biggest videogame culture festival, has today announced the shortlist for it's inaugural GameCity Prize. The Prize has been created to discuss, explore and celebrate the very best in interactive entertainment, aiming to be the video game equivalent to the Mercury Music Prize or the Man Booker Prize for...

News: Pokemon Blasting to Europe on 2nd December

Pokemon Blasting to Europe on 2nd December

Time to rumble

In a day of feverish announcements of all things Nintendo and 3DS, one group of gamers may have been wondering about a particular announcement. Breathe easy, European Pokemon fans, Super Pokémon Rumble, or Pokémon Rumble Blast to our readers in North America, has been confirmed for Europe-wide release on 2nd December. The details provided are the same as before, when the North..

News: Get a Venusaur C-Gear Skin with Exclusive Code

Get a Venusaur C-Gear Skin with Exclusive Code

Give your gear a makeover

Pokémon Black & White has plenty to keep you going, so if you're still playing the game then Nintendo wants to reward you with some new looks for your all-important C-Gear. By using the special code below and the Pokémon Global Link website, you'll be able to add an exclusive Venusaur theme to the C-Gear. It doesn't end there though: Nintendo will release new skins..

News: Get Ready to Catch Pokémon Rumble Blast on your 3DS

Get Ready to Catch Pokémon Rumble Blast on your 3DS

North American release of 24th October announced

We earlier reported on Super Pokémon Rumble, the sequel to WiiWare's Pokémon Rumble headed to the 3DS in Japan. Nintendo has just announced that the game will make its way West as well as Pokémon Rumble Blast, with a North American release date of 24th October announced. The game will see dozens of Toy Pokémon facing off simultaneously from a..

News: New Video Explains the Differences in Pokemon Black and White

New Video Explains the Differences in Pokemon Black and White

A little late, we know

Pokémon Black and White: still haven't made up your mind which version to go for? Let Nintendo's helpful new video explain a few of the differences between the two games. Each version features an exclusive area and unique monsters to nab, as well as a few other quirks that are best discovered yourself. Find out more by reading our Pokémon Black and White review and checking..

News: Pokemon and 3DS Helped Nintendo to a Record-Breaking March

Pokemon and 3DS Helped Nintendo to a Record-Breaking March

2.4m critters sold

Pokémon Black & White were monster sales successes in March, shifting nearly 2.5m units across North America and raking in the dough for Nintendo. The new games, combined with the 3DS launch, resulted in Nintendo's best March ever for portable gaming. In four days on sale the 3DS sold just under 400,000 units, not far behind the DS family's month-long sales of 460,000..

News: Masuda: Playing Pokémon is All About Being Heroic and Fair

Masuda: Playing Pokémon is All About Being Heroic and Fair

Gaining membership at Team Rocket just got tougher

As fun as it might sometimes be to play as the antagonist, Pokémon is one franchise where that prospect seems unlikely according to the series director. Official Nintendo Magazine caught up with Junichi Masuda recently and asked whether there would ever be a game where players could take on the role of Team Rocket, the infamous organisation that..