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  • News Shiny Charizard Distribution Coming to GAME in the UK

    This code is on fire

    The 3DS generation of main Pokémon titles has, like those that came before on DS, included plenty of distribution events for special 'mon. Many arrive throughout the lifespan of the titles, with X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire all benefiting from some treasured extras. Many of these distributions arrive in Japan first, but...








  • News Pokémon X & Y 2DS Bundles Coming to Australian Shelves

    Hitting retailers on 26th June

    Even with E3 on the horizon, and new games to be announced, Nintendo is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to many of its previously released titles. This trend can be seen with the most popular franchise available on Nintendo's handheld, Pokémon X & Y. Beginning on 26th June, Nintendo will begin to...

  • News Unique Vivillon Distribution Confirmed for Paris Pokémon Center

    The chance to grab a special pocket monster

    One of the most exciting aspects of Pokémon is the various distributions that occur throughout a specific game's life cycle. Not only does it revoke interest in many players, it provides enthusiasts the chance to get unique and special Pokémon, many of which are not available through the standard game...

  • News Pokémon Trading Card Game: XY - Flashfire Expansion Available Now

    Mega Charizard-EX cards lead the pack of hot new additions

    Earlier this year, Pokémaniacs found out through our initial announcement that the Pokémon Trading Card Game would be undergoing some Mega Evolution when the game-changing Pokémon TCG: XY launched on 5th February. Now, the other blazing hot expansion we announced has arrived in stores...

  • Guide How to Become a Pokémon Battle Tournament Master

    With tips from the champs

    Last weekend we were lucky enough to spend the day watching nail-biting Pokémon battles and chowing down on innumerable amounts of pizza with comedian Johnny Vegas at the UK Pokémon X & Y Battle Tournament 2014 Grand Final. At the end of a long day of battling the winners of the four categories were decided, with...

  • News Pokémon Announces 2014 International Challenge May

    Online competition coming to Pokémon X & Y

    The Pokémon Company has unveiled the newest of its competitive events for the fan-loved Pokémon X & Y titles for the 3DS. The 2014 International Challenge May is the latest online competition offered and allows any player with a copy of Pokémon X or Y to compete in battles with gamers from around...




  • News Nintendo UK Announces Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014

    A trip to Japan is up for grabs

    Pokémon X & Y may have been released last October, but we suspect a number of players are still actively playing online, strengthening their teams and utilising the Pokémon Bank. Competitive tournaments are also coming up in the Spring and Summer, with regional tournaments culminating in the World Championships...

  • News 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 distributed...

  • News 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

    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...

  • Hands On Storing Pocket Monsters in Pokémon Bank

    And going last-gen with Poké Transporter

    Pokémon Bank, the online store app just recently released in Europe to accompany Pokémon X & Y, is a simple utility; at first glance you essentially take in its entirety. It's a storage box for all of your Pokémon. As such, you know what you're going to get; in Pokémon Bank, you will find 100 boxes...

  • News Pokémon Bank Goes Live in Europe and Australia


    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 X & Y Beta Competition Coming to Global Link in February

    Get ready, world!

    Whether you have finally fine-tuned your perfect Pokémon team or just want to take on the world with a group of Klefkis (hereby now known scientifically as a "klatter"), you will want to register with the Pokémon Global Link for the upcoming Pokémon X & Y Beta Competition. This online tournament is open to all players...

  • News Extended Maintenance On The Way For Pokémon X & Y Servers

    Start your Pokémon Bank rumours now

    Server maintenance is nothing new for the Nintendo Network, as it's a weekly occurrence, but there are occasions when it's extended for some extra work. Sometimes that extra downtime leads to no notable changes, while on other occasions it clears the way for new features and updates. Let the speculation begin,...

  • News 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 the...

  • News 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...