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News: You Can Grab a 2DS and Pokémon X for $100 at Target

You Can Grab a 2DS and Pokémon X for $100 at Target

We've dug up a couple of GAME deals in the UK, too

As we gear up for an exciting new wave of 3DS titles in the coming months we can expect Nintendo to make another push for Spring and Summer hardware sales. While the system's family has performed rather well, there are plenty of potential consumers yet to take the plunge, with titles such as...

News: Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Gets Closer to Release in the West

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Gets Closer to Release in the West

The Pokémon Company emphasizes X & Y sales of "nearly 12 million"

Update: Below is a new trailer for the Western version of this movie. Original Article: As we've reported previously, Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie is coming to Japan on 19th July, the latest in a long line of animated films for the franchise...

News: Pokémon National Championships Scheduled for Over 30 Countries, Six Continents

Pokémon National Championships Scheduled for Over 30 Countries, Six Continents

World Championships set for 16th-17th August in Washington, D.C.

Google's search for Pokémon Masters may have been an April Fools' joke — albeit with a fun mini-game included — but true Poké-legends will emerge at this year's Pokémon Championships for both Pokémon X & Y and the Pokémon Trading Card Game. National Championships will take...

News: Magmar and Electabuzz Set for Pokémon X & Y Distribution Event at GAME in UK

Magmar and Electabuzz Set for Pokémon X & Y Distribution Event at GAME in UK

Pokémon Trading Card Game to also get a push

If there's one thing that can be guaranteed with any major generational release of Pokémon, it's special distribution events. Pokémon X & Y is no different, and The Pokémon Company International has announced an upcoming distribution in collaboration with GAME in the UK that will not only give...

News: Pokémon Trading Card Game: XY - Flashfire Expansion Arrives on 7th May

Pokémon Trading Card Game: XY - Flashfire Expansion Arrives on 7th May

Gotta confuse us all

Earlier this year we reported on the Pokémon Trading Card Game: XY Expansion Pack, taking the hugely popular pastime into the current 'mon generation. Now the expansion pack is getting an expansion, which seems pretty normal for a Pokémon product. The Flashfire group — including booster cards and theme decks — will hit...

News: Japanese Pokémon Tournament Unveils Exclusive 3DS XL

Japanese Pokémon Tournament Unveils Exclusive 3DS XL

Only for the very best, like no one ever was

Pokémon tournaments over the past few years have continued to grow in popularity along with the series. With US Regionals on the horizon, and the video game and trading card seasons in full swing, the series is at a pinnacle of popularity. The Pokémon Dragon Tournament occurs every year in Japan and...

Video: This Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie Trailer is Rather Dramatic

This Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie Trailer is Rather Dramatic

Stuff is happening

Pokémon X & Pokémon Y have done particularly well since arriving on 3DS, selling an impressive number of copies and — with follow-up apps such as Pokémon Bank — is likely still keeping plenty of players entertained months after release. As is always the case with those Pocket Monsters, though, there's always something...

News: Mythical Pokémon Diancie Confirmed for X & Y

Mythical Pokémon Diancie Confirmed for X & Y

New trailer, screens and concept art revealed

Earlier this week CoroCoro Magazine revealed a new Rock/Fairy-type Pokémon called Diancie, confirming that it was #719 in the Pokédex and would appear in upcoming movie The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie. Leaked screens from last year made it likely the character would therefore also be...

News: CoroCoro Magazine Reveals New Rock/Fairy-Type Pokémon

CoroCoro Magazine Reveals New Rock/Fairy-Type Pokémon

Only in the movies as of now

The Pokémon series of games is a franchise that generally remains untouched following launch. Minus a few patches, the core game remains almost identical to its launch day counterpart; the only exception Game Freak has made to this formula is the distribution of additional and unique Pokémon. In the early days of the...

News: Pokémon Bank Goes Live in North America

Pokémon Bank Goes Live in North America

Now everyone's happy

After its European release delighted fans earlier this week and left gamers in North America looking on enviously, the good news is that Pokémon Bank is now live in the region. That means the Pokémon X & Y online storage service is now available — through the 3DS eShop — in all major territories around the world...

News: Pokémon Bank Goes Live in Europe and Australia

Pokémon Bank Goes Live in Europe and Australia

Huzzah!

Update 2: Nintendo of America hasn't, at the time of writing, issued any update regarding the arrival of Pokémon Bank in the region. The Pokémon Company, however, has posted the following tweet that vaguely promises the service for the region "soon". Update: The Pokémon Bank has also gone live in Australia, so this appears to be a...

News: Pokémon Trading Card Game: XY Expansion Pack Arrives 5th February

Pokémon Trading Card Game: XY Expansion Pack Arrives 5th February

Introduces Mega Evolution mechanic and over 140 new cards

The Pokémon Company has announced the upcoming arrival of the Pokémon Trading Card Game: XY expansion, which will be available in stores from 5th February; this is applicable in multiple territories, while a price of $3.99 for 10-card booster packs is confirmed for North America. Unlike...

News: Pokémon Bank Re-Released In Japan

Pokémon Bank Re-Released In Japan

Still waiting on North America and Europe

For many gamers, the unveiling of an upcoming game or feature is truly an exciting time. Waiting for the next big release creates feelings of anticipation unmatched in the industry. For some, one of these times was during the lead up to Pokémon Bank. The ability to transfer Pokémon from previous games and...