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Round Up Pokémon World Championships 2022 - Was It Worth The Three-Year Wait?
Pokkén and Sword & Shield have left the building
It has been three years since the last Pokémon World Championships, so the excitement for the 2022 event had been building for a long while. For the first time ever, the Pokémon World Championships were held outside of North America, taking place in the UK at the ExCeL London and it brought...
Feature A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 8 – 2019 To 2022
Six years ago, running up to Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, we did a rundown of each of the generations of Pokémon, and then brought it back three years ago to cover Generation 7. Now, we’re truly in the news cycle for Generation 9's Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, so it’s time to take a look back at the last three years,...
Feature What Can We Expect From Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary?
2021 marks 25 years of catching 'em all
It’s Thanksgiving and time for the Macy’s Parade in New York. After float upon float showing various things, in comes a familiar yellow friend. Multiple Pikachu have come and started dancing to celebrate Thanksgiving. However, at the end, something is uncovered... the Pokémon 25th anniversary logo...
Talking Point Are Shiny Pokémon Too Common These Days?
One Corviknight in shining armor too many?
Shiny Pokémon are a staple of the Pokémon franchise, but as time has progressed, things have shifted and the ways to get them have become more plentiful. Here, we’re taking a look at Shiny Pokémon, their history, how things have changed and asking the question: are they too common now? What are Shiny...
Feature A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 7 - 2016 To 2019
We take a look back at Alola
Three years ago, as we approached the reveal of Pokémon’s seventh generation and its 20th anniversary, we looked back on all previous six generations of Pokémon. Now, three years later, as we approach the end of the seventh generation and the inevitable reveal of the next generation, it’s time to look back over the...
Review Pokémon Masters - One Of The Best Pokémon Mobile Games, But Still Not Quite There
Gacha catch 'em all
While The Pokémon Company has been on mobile phones doing games and apps since 2011 – long before Nintendo seriously considered going mobile – it has never jumped into what many believe is the secret sauce to securing a successful mobile game: Gacha-style mechanics. These are games where you get characters through random...
Feature Pokémon World Championships 2019: Bidding Farewell To The Nintendo 3DS
A report from the front line
Pokémon is an ever-changing beast, but there is currently one constant: The Pokémon World Championships. This year was the 16th event and it was the biggest one to date, with over 8,000 people in attendance. This did cause some delays in starting the Opening Ceremony as people were still outside, but after that,...
Review Pokémon Rumble Rush - A Simple Free-To-Play Outing That Only Hardcore Fans Will Love
Get ready to rumble
Pokémon Rumble Rush is the fifth in the Pokémon Rumble series and the first to enter the mobile fray. This game takes the mechanics of the series to new levels by providing another Pokémon “Game as a Service” Experience, and unlike the previous Pokémon Rumble games, there’s not much of a story to this game. You get sent...
Guide Pokémon Let’s Go Candy - How To Use It To Get The Most Powerful Pokémon
You will learn to fear our level 5 Pidgey
Pokémon’s stat system has been the same since 2002, with monsters gaining EVs in combat which are then used to determine a power boost which scales based on the Pokémon’s level. With Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu & Let’s Go, Eevee having no 'wild' and randomised combat, the system has changed once...
Soapbox Don't Listen To The Pokémon: Let’s Go Haters - The Game Has Definitely Found Its Audience
Serebii's Joe Merrick looks at the facts
Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Serebii owner and Nintendo Life contributor Joe Merrick finally addresses the topic of Pokémon: Let's Go sales figures... Pokémon Let’s Go...
Guide Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu Eevee: How To Catch Shiny Pokémon With Catch Combos
Catch the very best
Chaining successful captures and defeats has been a thing in Pokémon since Diamond & Pearl with the PokéRadar item, but Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! have brought it back to the forefront, with the whole system being made crystal-clear via the new Catch Combo mechanic. As there are no 'wild'...
Feature Why Pokémon: Let's Go Is The Perfect Entry Point For Pokémon GO Players
The upcoming Switch duo present the ideal route in
The new main series Pokémon games, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, have divided fan opinion since they were first revealed. While many core fans feel things have been simplified too much, the fact that this pair of Switch exclusives are so approachable opens things up to...
Feature This Year's Pokémon World Championships Showcased The Positivity Of The Games Community
Serebii's Joe Merrick gives his on-site report
Since 2004, the Pokémon World Championships have been a place where the best Pokémon players from all over the world have come to see which player is the very best, like no-one ever was. This year, the event took place in the Music City itself: Nashville, Tennessee. This year, to go with the...
Soapbox What Pokémon GO And The Pokémon Main Series Could Learn From Each Other
Serebii's Joe Merrick shares his opinion
Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In today's article, resident Pokémon expert and webmaster of Serebii Joe Merrick ponders if Pokémon GO and the mainline Pokémon games can...
Guide Essential Tips to Reach Level 100 in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Time to evolve
Levelling up Pokémon can always be such a pain. While battles will often bring your Pokémon down to Level 50 or up to Level 100, there are many reasons to get your Pokémon to higher levels. Some Pokémon, such as Zweilous, don't evolve until they hit Level 64. Although the Move Reminder can also teach your Pokémon moves late in...
Guide Getting Started With The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Learning the basics of Pokémon's most popular pastime
Since launching way back in December 1996, the Pokémon Trading Card Game has been an ongoing concern ever since and is the most popular and played aspect of competitive Pokémon - even more so than the video games, incredibly. However, while it's beloved of youngster in playgrounds all over the...
Feature Looking Back On Enhanced Versions Of Pokémon Games
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are part of a proud tradition
Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon were revealed back in June with the promise of having an alternate story. We didn't really get much information to elaborate on that until fairly recently, when it became clear that Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon are a return to the style of game...
Feature Everything You Need To Know About The 2017 Pokémon World Championships
Serebii's Joe Merrick fills us in on the action
This past weekend was the 13th Pokémon World Championships. After last year, where spectators were not permitted to enter barring those who queued early in the morning in the slim hope of getting a spectator pass, this year The Pokémon Company International shifted the locale to Anaheim, California,...
Feature Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - What We Know So Far...
The Pokémon Direct has passed, and it brought us three announcements: Pokkén Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Gold and Silver for the Virtual Console and - the most notable one of the trio - the new main series Pokémon arrivals, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon on 3DS. So, what do we know about these up
Super weak or beloved Pokémon?
In one of the more unusual turns for Pokémon, the new mobile game Pokémon: Magikarp Jump has been released on mobile devices in a gradual international rollout. This game is developed by Select Button and is a Pokémon-themed spin on its game Survive! Mola Mola. The task? Raise a Magikarp to be as strong as it can...
Guide How To Download Magikarp Jump To Your iOS Device Right Now
Making a splash
As Magikarp Jump is currently only available in Italy, millions of people are unable to raise a Magikarp to splash its way to victory, but there is a way other than waiting for the wider release. To put it simply, all you need is an Italian iTunes account. If you have one then get downloading. If you don't, then there are a couple...
News Pokémon: Magikarp Jump Splashes Onto iOS, But As a Limited Initial Release
Awesome news for Italians
After an initial reveal of Splash! Magikarp in February we had heard nothing about this strange mobile game, until yesterday. Seemingly out of nowhere the game, now titled Pokémon: Magikarp Jump after the hilarious mini-game from the Nintendo 64 classic Pokémon Stadium, was released. This is not a global launch however,...
Has the Pokemon Co. mastered it?
Following on from the amazing success of Pokémon GO comes the next mobile Pokémon game release, with Pokémon Duel - technically, though, this game came out before Pokémon GO due to its release in Japan in April of last year as Pokémon Co-master. We've actually been playing it ever since that original release and...
Guide Getting to Grips With SOS Battles in Pokémon Sun and Moon
Sending out an SOS
S.O.S. Battles are the most noteworthy new battle element in Pokémon Sun & Moon because, well frankly, you will continually see them during your gameplay. So what are they? As you are battling a Pokémon, it will often call for help from another Pokémon, usually one of the same species, that will join the battle and give...