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Video Check Out This Comparison Of The Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remake Trailers
What do you think?
The graphical overhaul of the upcoming Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes for Nintendo Switch has been a major talking point. The sprite work from the original games has been replaced with cute 3D graphics and well...not everyone is impressed. There have also been some criticisms about the quality of the visuals. It was recently...
News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Porygon-Z Distribution Event Has Begun
Get it while you can!
Once again, there's a new distribution event available in Pokémon Sword and Shield. It's only on offer until tomorrow - so act fast! This time around it's a Porygon-Z. As explained by Serebii.net, this Pokémon was given out for the Korean Trainer Battle tournament. The code you'll need this time is: 1STPTCCHAMP "This...
Talking Point Which Pokémon Legends: Arceus Starter Are You Going To Pick?
Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott, oh my
Rowlet. Wait, sorry, I have to write more words than that? Fine. The 2022 release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus was shown off earlier this week, during the latest Pokémon Presents, but we already knew that the game would feature three returning starters: Oshawott for the Water type, Rowlet for the Grass type,...
News Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl's New 'Grand Underground' Map Looks Epic
We knew that the Underground from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl would be returning in the upcoming remakes, but now we know that it's also getting spruced up a fair amount, with an expanded map, "Pokémon Hideaways" that contain Pokémon which can only be found in that area, and a new mechanic that means the statues you place in your...
News Pokémon Launches 'Pokémon 25: The Red EP' And 'Pokémon 25: The Blue EP'
Update: Stream both here!
Update: And The Blue EP is now ready to stream, too. Give it a listen below! Original Article (Fri 6th Aug, 2021 15:00 BST): As part of its ongoing 25th-anniversary celebrations, The Pokémon Company has today launched 'Pokémon 25: The Red EP', the first of two musical compilations marking the occasion. The Red EP...
Random This SHOCKING Fact About Wurmple Will Change Your LIFE
BREAKING WURMPLE NEWS
In all the hype surrounding the Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer that was revealed earlier this week, we were all so blinded by fluffy Growlithe and the horrible, horrible fish ghost that we neglected to notice one very big change. You guys. Wurmple has an EXTRA HORN. Or maybe the same amount of horns, actually. It looks...
News A Special Pokémon Dialga & Palkia Edition Nintendo Switch Lite Launches This November
Update: Pre-orders live at My Nintendo UK!
Update: And just like that, pre-orders are already up for the special Dialga & Palkia Edition Nintendo Switch Lite at My Nintendo Store UK. You can grab it below: <products id="15592"> Original Article (Wed 18th Aug, 2021 14:45 BST): During today's Pokémon Presents video, The Pokémon Company...
News Early Pokémon Legends: Arceus Players Will Receive A Special Growlithe Outfit
Only for a limited time
Players who decide to pick up a copy of Pokémon Legends: Arceus early will be treated to a special gift, The Pokémon Company has confirmed. Just like the special Manaphy egg that will be gifted to early Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl buyers, a Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set has been revealed
News Pokémon HOME Will Support Diamond And Pearl Remakes And Legends: Arceus From 2022
Complete that Sinnoh Dex
If you're on a quest to be the very best and catch every Pokémon in existence, you'll be pleased to know that the Pokémon HOME app will be getting a welcome upgrade in 2022. Following the launches of upcoming titles Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl this November and Pokémon Legends: Arceus in January 2022,...
Random In Case You Didn't Know, There Are Now 900 Pokémon
Think you can still catch 'em all?
If you were around during the original Pokémon generation, believe it or not, but 151 monsters actually seemed like a lot back then. People were able to name 'em all and could even recite the entire PokéRap. Nowadays, though, your chances of remembering them all are far less likely - and it's now just got even...
News The Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Might Require A Launch Update "To Play Some Content"
A release patch seems to have been confirmed
It's hard to avoid game updates nowadays. Normally, if you want to access all of the features in a new release, you're expected to install a launch patch. We've seen it with countless first-party Nintendo games during the Switch generation, and it seems like the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and...
News Pokémon Café Mix Gets A Revamp And A (Slightly) New Name
Pokémon Café Remix
It may well have been buried underneath all of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus hype, but mobile and eShop puzzler Pokémon Café Mix was also treated to an interesting news update during today's Pokémon Presents show. Just like Pokémon Masters before it, Café Mix is getting a...
News Buy Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Or Shining Pearl Early To Receive A Special Manaphy Egg
Two Mythical Pokémon for the price of one
If today's mighty overview trailer for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl has you sold on the game already, you'll be pleased to know that an early purchase bonus has been revealed by The Pokémon Company. That's right, those who pick up one of the two games early will receive a Manaphy egg;...
News Pokémon GO's 5th Anniversary Celebrations Continue With Galar Region Event
Starting on 20th August
Though the upcoming Switch Pokémon games had most of the focus in today's showcase stream for the franchise, mobile releases like Pokémon GO also featured. The real-world AR game is going to have some more new Pocket Monsters from the Galar Region popping up between 20th and 31st August. This tie-in with Pokémon Sword...
News New Pokémon Legends: Arceus Footage Introduces The Hisui Region
New Pokémon, new forms and new gameplay features
The latest trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus has arrived, and boy is there a lot to unpack here. The new footage gives us our best look at the game yet, showing how people and Pokémon will react to one another in a very early depiction of Sinnoh – the region found within Pokémon Brilliant...
News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Has New Pokémon, Including A Horrible Fish Ghost Bent On Revenge
Also, fluffy Growlithe!
We've been checking our Pokémon Legends: Arceus bingo cards, and not a single one of us had "Basculin gets a new evolution". Basculin? The fish guy? We have to say, we weren't completely on board — at least, until we found out how GOSH DARN METAL he was. Everyone loves a Pokémon with a horrible back story, like Drifloon...
News Latest Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Trailer Shows New And Returning Features
Only three months to go!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are just a few months away from launch, and The Pokémon Company has finally given us another deep look into what we can expect to see. A new trailer, which was featured in today's Pokémon Presents show, gives us our best look at the new remakes yet, showing off plenty of...
News Pokémon Unite's Mobile Version Gets A Confirmed Release Date, New Pokémon Revealed
Pre-registration opens today
As part of today's Pokémon Presents showcase, The Pokémon Company has confirmed that Pokémon Unite will launch on mobile on 22nd September. Pre-registration for the mobile version is going live today on Android and iOS, so feel free to get signed up ahead of time if you've been enjoying the Switch version. The...
Watch Pokémon Presents - 18th August 2021, Live!
The longest ever Pokémon Direct!
The latest Pokémon Presents is about to begin, and this one's a big one. Promising to bring us new information on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, "and more," the presentation will be roughly 28 minutes long. That runtime makes it the long
News Tomorrow's Pokémon Presents Will Be Pokémon's Longest Ever Direct-Style Showcase
By a considerable margin, too
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl's long-sought-after remakes will feature in the show. Tomorrow, a brand new Pokémon Presents livestream will offer fans more information on both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the next major instalments in the world-dominating franchise. Any...
News Pokémon Unite Is Getting Another Game Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Will be available alongside Blissey
Pokémon Unite is getting another game update tomorrow that includes both fixes and adjustments. This patch is the same one that will feature the new support pocket monster Blissey. There are bug fixes, text fixes, shop updates, and changes to states and moves of Pokémon. There are even adjustments to wild...
Random Comic Artist Creates Legendary For 'Pokémon Gun' Meme
Don't bring a sword or shield to a gun fight
In the past, Game Freak would typically release two mainline Pokémon games and one other entry featuring additional content. Fans saw this happen countless times over the years with titles such as Pokémon Yellow, Crystal, Emerald and Platinum. For the latest entries on the Nintendo Switch, the...
News Blissey Arrives In Pokémon Unite This Week
Here to offer support
Pokémon Unite has been out on Switch for nearly a month, and no doubt there'll be eager players consistently jumping in and levelling up. There have already been updates to squash bugs, but in the coming weeks and months there'll also be patches that add new 'mon and features. This week the game is adding another Support...
News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Coalossal Distribution Event Has Begun
Get it while you can!
There's a new distribution event available in Pokémon Sword and Shield and it's only on offer for one day - so act fast! This time around it's an actual pocket monster - Coalossal. As explained by Serebii.net, this Pokémon was given out during the Pokémon Players Cup Invitational stream. The code you'll need this time is:...
News The Pokémon Company Has Opened A TikTok Account In Japan
Get ready for dancing Pikachu
If you're into the latest social media trends you might have heard about a small platform called TikTok. Jokes aside, The Pokémon Company has now opened an official account - specifically in Japan. The plan is to "deliver an even closer" pocket monster experience to fans. To start the channel, videos of Pikachu...
News 'Pokémon Presents' Live Presentation Announced For Wednesday, 18th August
Here are the times you need
The Pokémon Company has revealed that it'll be airing the latest presentation in its Nintendo Direct-style Pokémon Presents series on Wednesday 18th August. It'll be streamed on YouTube at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST and will feature information on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon...
News Another Eevee Evolution Is Now Available On The Build-A-Bear Workshop
Hey there, Espeon!
If you love the cute and cuddly Build-A-Bear line and also happen to be a fan of Pokémon, you might want to check out the latest Eevee evolution now available on the Build-A-Bear Workshop. Give a warm welcome to the new mystical Espeon plush. As you can see, this Psychic-type pocket monster has purple fur with large ears, a long...
News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Info Is Coming "Soon", Says The Pokémon Company
A "robust" marketing campaign is in the works
Despite Pokémon Legends: Arceus arguably being one of the most intriguing releases the Pokémon series has received in some time, we haven't heard all that much about it since its initial reveal back in February. A release date was given a little later in May,
News Nintendo Switch Cheat Device Speeds Up Pokémon Shiny Hunting, And It's Proving To Be Controversial
Mods for Mario, Zelda, Animal Crossing included
For some Pokémon players, the art of shiny hunting is a special, sacred activity that can be just as enjoyable – if not more so – than playing the base game itself. Some players spend hundreds of hours hatching eggs, soft-resetting their game when encountering special Pokémon, and more, all in...
News Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Rated In Australia As Release Date Draws Near
Just three months to go
Ahead of their upcoming release, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have now been rated in Australia. Remakes of Nintendo DS hits Pokémon Diamond & Pearl and one of Nintendo Switch's biggest releases for this year's holiday season, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are set to launch on 19th November. The two...
News New Poké Lids Highlight Gardevoir And Alolan Dugtrio
Fukuoka gets five new manhole covers
By this point, we've covered Poké Lids so much that we're genuinely hoping Nintendo might notice and send us one in the post. It's unlikely, of course, because the Japan-only decorative manhole covers are very heavy and probably quite expensive — but still. We can hope. The five newest Poké Lids were all...
Random It's Halloween Already, According To These Cute Pokémon Figurines
Okay, so, setting aside the fact that Halloween is two months away, we have a bone to pick with these adorable little gacha collectibles. We already know that Pikachu is capable of dressing like a ghost, because we have one very compelling piece of evidence — a ghost as Pikachu: That's an easy costume for you, Pikachu! You just dress...
Soapbox Spin-Offs Can Be A Way In Rather Than A Sell-Out
Playable windows into other worlds
Ah, spin-offs. The cynical shareholder-approved cash-grab created for a series that’s got a little too big for its boots. The desperate last-ditch attempt at trendy relevance for a fading favourite. A shoddily resurrected IP’s woefully undercooked stab at attracting a new audience. They’re the “Grandma...
Guide Pokémon GO Mega Evolutions List - How Get Mega Energy
A mega masterclass in mega evolutions and the rewards for having a mega Pokémon. Mega!
Mega evolutions are a way to pimp your prize Pokémon and make fearsome fighters even stronger. Mega evolutions were first introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y on Nintendo 3DS, and have been a part of Pokémon GO since August 2020. For some collectors, mega...
News New Pokétoon Alert: This One's About Slugma
It's a kind of (slug)magic
Yesssss. We flippin' love Pokétoons — not just because they're beautiful and very, very cute, but because they give us insight into the everyday lives of people who aren't necessarily 10-year-old trainers or gym leaders. In the latest Pokétoon, which, according to our very good Google translation skills, is entitled...
News Latest Pokémon Unite Update Fixes Gengar Bug, Implements Ranking Adjustment
Here are the patch notes
Pokémon Unite was treated to a pretty significant update just a few days ago, but the development team's back with another quick fix. Live as we speak, this latest update includes a fix for a bug concerning Gengar, in which the Pokémon's Hex attack didn't always behave as expected, as well as an adjustment to post-match...
News Niantic Assembling Pokémon GO "Task Force" To Address Player Concerns
"We have heard your feedback"
Following on from Pokémon GO players threatening to boycott the popular mobile game, Niantic has now officially responded to complaints about reverting PokéStop and Gym interaction distance in America and New Zealand. In a lengthy message, the developer says it has "heard the feedback" from the community, In response...
News Pokémon GO Players Are Boycotting The Game After Niantic Removes COVID Changes
Over the past few months, Niantic — makers of Pokémon GO — have been rolling back the changes they made to the game for players affected by the global pandemic (read: all of them). Yesterday, they specifically removed the increased interaction range for various points of interest in the US and New Zealand — the former of which is...
Guide Pokémon GO Special Evolutions – How To Get Pangoro, Sylveon, Glaceon, Aromatisse, Slurpuff, Sirfetch’d, Galarian Cofagrigus And More
Special buddy tasks, using lure modules and walking to evolve your Pokémon
Scraping together enough candy to evolve a new Pokémon can be a grind. But to bring more fun to filling your Pokédex, a handful of creatures need a little extra attention before they’ll blossom into their next form. Evolving Pokémon using items has always been part of...
Guide Pokémon GO – The Rarest Pokémon Including Wild, Shiny, Mythical And Regional Catches
Scarce Pokémon you can get right now, plus the rarest catches from 5 years of Pokémon GO
Writing a definitive list of the rarest catches in Pokémon GO is tough. With Niantic upping its game and running more special events where you can catch scarce creatures, any rundown of the rarest Pokémon can change overnight. Also, if you’re a hardcore...
News New Pokémon Snap Passes Two Million Sales Outside Of Japan
Nintendo doesn't actually publish it in Japan
New Pokémon Snap was, to some long-term fans that had been dreaming about a new entry in the spin-off series, a big moment in this year's release calendar. Though Pokémon spin-offs rarely - almost never - get close to matching sales of the main series, the photographic adventure has had a good start...
Guide Pokémon GO Walkthrough, Tips And Hints
Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO
Pokémon GO may be several years old now, but it's still as popular as ever, pulling in millions of fans every year thanks to its unique brand of AR-based outdoor action. As you might imagine, we've built up an impressive selection of guides and hints since it launched, which you can gaze upon below...
Guide Pokémon GO Eevee Evolutions Ranked - How To Get Sylveon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon And Flareon
We rank the strongest Eevee evolutions, and how to get them
Eevee is one of the Pokémon franchise's most beloved Pocket Monsters. But all Eevee evolutions are not created equal. Each of Eevee’s eight evolutions has different stats and weaknesses. Knowing these will help you choose what to keep from your Eevee haul. All eight 'Eeveelutions' are...
News Pokémon GO Adds Galar Pokémon In New Sword And Shield Event
Latest event kicks off this month
Pokémon that first appeared in Pokémon Sword and Shield's Galar region will soon be available in Pokémon GO, Niantic has announced. The new arrivals are landing in the game as part of the app's final Ultra Unlock event; called 'Part 3: Sword and Shield', the event will star the debuts of two Galar Legendaries,...
News Pokémon GO Reduces PokéStop Spin Distance In America And New Zealand
And the community isn't happy
As countries around the world attempt to bounce back from the pandemic, Niantic has decided now is the right time to undo some Pokémon GO safety and accessibility measures tied to the pandemic. The latest update applies specifically to America and New Zealand - with the mobile AR developer announcing at the start of...
News New Pokémon Snap's First Major Update Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Download it today!
The first major update for New Pokémon Snap is now officially live on the Nintendo Switch. As previously mentioned, this free content adds 20 additional pocket monsters and three new courses. There'll also be some quality of life improvements. Here are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's official website: Ver. 2.0.0...
News This Week's New Pokémon Snap Update Also Includes Quality Of Life Improvements
Missions will be far less frustrating
We're just hours away from checking out New Pokémon Snap's first major update, but more details on what it will actually contain are still trickling through. Of course, we already know that the update is adding 20 new Pokémon and three new courses, but it turns out that a number of quality of life...
News Pokémon Unite Is Getting A Game Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Includes fixes, balance adjustments and more
Pokémon Unite has been out for a few weeks now and it's not bad if you're into MOBA games. There have been a lot of freebies and handouts so far, and very soon the game will also be getting a game update. It includes text and bug fixes as well as a special spectate feature test release. A number of...
News UK Pokémon Fans Can Now Stream Episodes On BBC iPlayer
TV series and films now live
Pokémon fans living in the UK can now stream episodes of the series' anime on BBC iPlayer, as the franchise appears on the streaming service for the very first time. The show's tenth and eleventh seasons, both set in the Sinnoh region as Ash joins Brock and Dawn for all sorts of Pokémon adventures, are available to...
News Here's A Closer Look At New Pokémon Snap's Brand New Courses
Including the shrinking Secret Side Path
New Pokémon Snap's getting some welcome new content this week, and thanks to several new clips that have appeared online, we can now get a closer look at the new courses we'll be exploring. As detailed last week, an update will go live for the game tomorrow, 3rd August for those of you in North America, and...
Review Pokemon Unite - Pokémon Divides In Free-To-Start MOBA
Fun, in the right circumstances
Since the original release of Pokémon Red and Blue on the Game Boy, The Pokémon Company has consistently tried to take its successful monster-collecting RPG through many different iterations, genres, and applications. Pokémon has taken forays into genres such as digital/physical card games, the Mystery Dungeon...
News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Beast Ball Distribution Has Begun
Get it while you can!
There's a new item distribution available in Pokémon Sword and Shield and it's only available until 2nd August 2021 so be sure to act fast! This time around it's a Beast Ball. As explained by Serebii.net, this item was given out during the Pokémon Players Cup IV stream. The code you'll need this time around is:...
News You Can Now Own The Bike From Pokémon Red, But You're Not Allowed To Ride It
Not much of a bike then, is it
This isn't the time to use that! Professor Oak's words have never been so true. The Pokémon Company, in celebration of reaching a million Twitter followers on their Japanese "Poké Times" account, has decided to make a one-of-a-kind replica of the iconic, expensive bike from Pokémon Red and Blue. In the games, it...
News New Pokémon Snap Is Getting More Areas And Pokémon In Free Update
New content drops next week
The Pokémon Company has announced that New Pokémon Snap will soon be treated to a free update, bringing new content along for the ride. Launching on Tuesday 3rd August, the new update will add three new areas in total and 20 new Pokémon, including the likes of Snorlax, Psyduck, Shroomish, Gyarados, and more. The new...
Random This Early Pokémon Anime Character Looks Suspiciously Like Hunter x Hunter's Gon
It has to be a coincidence, right?
We don't care what anyone says, Pokémon's anime will never again match the lofty heights of its first ever season. Is that the nostalgia talking? Maybe. But episodes like Pikachu's Goodbye and Bye Bye Butterfree still bring tears to our fully grown adult eyes to this day, so explain that... Ahem. Anyway, the...
News What Pokémon Will You Be Using In The Diamond And Pearl Remakes? Nintendo Wants To Know
A classic adventure is about to unfold
Over the past few days, Nintendo has been using social media to remind Switch owners about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. These titles are remakes of the Nintendo DS classics and will be arriving later this year on 19th November. In its latest tweet, the company has now asked Pokémon trainers
News A Special Porygon-Z Will Be Given To Pokémon Sword And Shield Players Next Week
A great addition to your team
Yet another distribution event has been announced for Pokémon Sword and Shield, this time offering players a special Porygon-Z. The Porygon-Z up for grabs is based on one that was used by Jeong Sang-yoon, winner of last year's Pokémon Trainers Cup in Korea; the distribution coincides with the final of this year's...
News Pokémon Unite Update Adds Gardevoir, Charizard Gets Nerfed
Update: Gardevoir now available
Update: As was promised yesterday, new fighter Gardevoir is now available in Pokémon Unite. Alongside the new character's inclusion, it's also been announced that "a few bugs" have been addressed, including an issue that arose when equipping Charizard with the Muscle Band. Game8 reports that the Muscle Band's effect...
News Nintendo Reminds Us Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Are Coming To Switch
You remember, right?
The Switch releases are in full swing at the moment and there's no sign of things slowing down, either - with games like Sonic Colors Ultimate, WarioWare: Get It Together! and Metroid Dread to follow. One other release to look out for is Pok
Random This Pokémon Baby Clothing Line Is Enough To Make Anyone Broody
Did you know that there's an official Pokémon baby brand? Probably not, because it looks like it's Japan-only, but it's very cute, and it's called monpoké. It was founded a few years ago — we got pretty excited when they registered the trademark, only to find out it was a clothing brand and not a new Pokémon game — and since...
News Pokémon GO August Events Detailed, Including Eevee Community Day
Shiny Dialga and Palkia up for grabs
After the huge financial success that was Pokémon GO Fest 2021, Niantic is now looking ahead to the app's immediate future, sharing details of everything players can expect to see and do throughout the month of August. Below, you'll find details of new Research Breakthrough encounters, Raid Battle Pokémon,...
News Netflix Is Reportedly Working On A Live-Action Pokémon Series
It's believed to be in "early development"
According to a new "exclusive" from Variety, Netflix is working on a new live-action Pokémon series. It's apparently still in the stages of "early development" and while no details are currently available about the plot, Lucifer co-showrunner and executive producer, Joe Henderson, is expected to be the...
News Pokémon Unite Survey Wants To Know Which Parts Of The Game Frustrate You
Have your say
Pokémon Unite is now available on Nintendo Switch – a mobile version is also on the way later this year – and the development team is looking for your feedback. If you've been playing the game over the past few days and have any thoughts on what you like or don't like about it, make sure to head on over to the survey page to have...
News Nintendo Gigaleak Reveals Scrapped DS Projects, Including A New Pokémon Pinball Game
And much more...
As you've likely seen this week, the Nintendo 'Gigaleak' dating back to last year has resurfaced. The second round of leaks over the past few days have revealed early Wii Remote concepts, confirmed
Random Machamp Glitch Gives Pokémon Unite Some Much-Needed Exposure
It's butt naked
The new free-to-play game Pokémon Unite was released on the Nintendo Switch earlier this week. It's had a relatively smooth launch but it seems there are still some glitches that need to be fixed. One, in particular, that's gone viral on Twitter - with over 25k 'Likes' at the time of writing, is an image of a butt naked Machamp:...
News Pokémon GO Fest 2021 Reportedly Earned A Whopping $21 Million Over Two Days
So, it was a success then?
We're all used to seeing the mighty numbers raked in on a daily basis by Pokémon GO, but Niantic's monster-catching phenomenon has risen to new heights by generating a staggering $21m USD during its two-day Pokémon GO Fest 2021 event. The figure, which translates to around £15.4m GBP, comes from new Sensor Tower data...
News Pokémon Unite Is Out Today, First Ranked Match Season Now Underway
And here's the launch trailer
Well, today's the day, folks. Pokémon Unite is now available on Nintendo Switch, with a mobile version planned to launch in September. To celebrate the game's release, The Pokémon Company has shared a launch trailer that shows how you and your very excitable friends can enjoy the game across both of these devices. If...
Poll Pokémon Unite Is Imminent But Divisive - Are You Planning To Try It?
On paper a golden idea, but the online reaction is mixed
If you were to devise an ideal spin-off genre for the Pokémon franchise, there's every chance a cross-platform MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) would qualify as a particularly good idea. That's exactly what Pokémon Unite will try to deliver when it arrives on the Switch eShop on 21st...
News You Can Now Pre-Load Pokémon Unite From The Switch eShop
Introducing a new free-to-play experience
Ahead of tomorrow's official launch, you can now preload Pokémon Unite from the Nintendo Switch eShop. This is a new free-to-play pocket monster-themed MOBA from Tencent and The Pokémon Company. The download will take up around 928 MB of space on your Switch, and includes cross-play functionality with the...
News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Item Distribution Event Has Begun
You can get a Torkoal, too
There's a new item distribution available in Pokémon Sword and Shield and it's only on offer for one day - so be sure to act fast! This time around it's a Gold Bottle Cap. As explained by Serebii.net, this item was given out during the Pokémon Players Cup IV stream. The code you'll need this time around is:...
News Check Out Mabel's P25 Music Pokémon Song, 'Take It Home'
Jigglypuff at the Savoy
The Pokémon Company has been going big with its 25th anniversary celebrations, and not just with upcoming game releases. A high profile project has been its year-long music collaborations, which are all gearing up to a 'P25 Music' album release this Autumn / Fall. Before now it's included tracks like Electric by Katy Perry...
News Intrepid Pokémon GO Fans Have Discovered A Tactic That Makes Raid Bosses Easier To Catch
6,500 throws later
It's taken a year, but some dedicated Pokémon GO fans have just discovered a new tactic when it comes to capturing powerful 'Raid' monsters. The discovery was made by Pokémon fansite The Silph Road, which has just published its 48th community study – a venture dedicated to finding out if there was a certain period during Raid...
News The Pandemic Is So Bad In Japan That A Special Edition 'Pokémon GO' Pikachu Has Been Delayed
Was due for release on the 22nd July
Japan is currently struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, having recently taken the difficult decision to hold the already-delayed 2020 Olympics behind closed doors – and there's more bad news on the way (for those who like catching Pocket Monsters on their phones, at least). Pokémon GO developer...
News New Pokémon Snap Characters Cameoed In Last Year's Movie, Four Months Before The Game Launched
Home release gives us a proper look
On Christmas Day last year, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle hit Japanese theatres, telling a new story in which series protagonist Ash Ketchum meets a feral boy named Koko. Actually called Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco in Japan, the film launches on Blu-ray and DVD in the region this week. Thanks to...
Random Neopets Or Pokémon? Why Choose, When You Can Have Both
Sorry, Digimon, you're not invited
Remember a couple of months ago, when we heard a rumour that Neopets could be coming to Switch? Well, don't be surprised if that never happens, but in the meantime, take a look at these rather nice combinations of Pokémon and the brushes from Neopets, and imagine a world in which the two live in harmony. The...
News New Poké Lid Alert: It's Vulpix's Time To Shine
They're pretty grate
We only found out about the Poké Lid project a few months ago, but we've fallen deeply in love with the Pokémon-themed manhole covers all the same. These manhole covers are new takes on a traditional art in Japan: representing the beauty of the Japanese countryside in an otherwise very practical piece of round metal. The...
News Switch OLED Trailer Shows Tweaked Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Footage
Now sporting more detail and a lower camera angle
Officially revealed back in February this year, the chibi-style pair of remakes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are scheduled for release on Switch on 19th November. While many fans were delighted to see these games return on Switch, it's fair to say that a portion of the Pokémon...
News Pokémon GO’s Fifth Anniversary Is Today, And Here's What's Planned In-Game
Flying Pikachu are involved
Can you believe Pokémon GO is now five years old? When the smartphone title launched back in 2016, big things were expected, but it's fair to say that it has outstripped even the most optimistic of predictions and has become both a critical and commercial hit for The Pokémon Company, developer Niantic and, of course,...
News Mario's Creator Shigeru Miyamoto Is Still "Hooked" On Pokémon GO
"It's a dream come true"
Even after five years, Niantic's augmented reality game Pokémon GO remains popular as ever. It's not just avid trainers who are still obsessed with the game though. During Nintendo’s 81st annual General Meeting of Shareholders, the heads of the company were asked what their favourite games were, and it seems in recent...
News "King Pokémon" Attracts The Ire Of Fans Over Comments Regarding Famous Artist's Signature
"I've never seen someone be so blatantly disrespectful"
Fellow TCG collector Leonhart (left) with Gary Haase (right) If you're into the Pokémon Trading Card Game, you may have heard of the name Gary Haase. Known to many as "King Pokémon", this 67-year-old father of three's claim to fame is that his TCG collection is reportedly worth a cool $10...
News Teenager Hits $1.7 Million In Revenue During Pandemic Reselling Pokémon Cards, Game Consoles And More
"This is capitalism"
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of millions of people all over the world in a variety of ways. Some of us have had to put up with the relatively mild inconvenience of stores being shut and schools closing, while others have seen loved ones succumb to the virus – or have even tragically lost their lives...
News DidYouKnowGaming Shares Rare Pokémon Lore From An Official 'Lost' Pokédex
Fascinating details from the IP's early days
If you're a fan of early-gen Pokemon games and the franchise lore, which we suspect many are on these pages, then a recent video by DidYouKnowGaming? is certainly worth a look. A project that's evidently been in the works for some time, it translates and shares intriguing details that weren't previously...
News Today Is Officially Bidoof Day, And The Pokémon Company Just Posted A Very Important Video
Bidoof doof, bidoof bidoof doof.
[Update Thu 1st Jul, 2021 15:00 BST: The Pokémon Twitter account had another Bidoof surprise for us this morning. This important YouTube announcement could change the face of Pokémon games forever.] Finally, The Pokémon Company is giving the best lil guy in Pokémon his dues: July 1st is Bidoof Day, according to...
News Pokémon Wonder Is A 'Nature Adventure' In Tokyo's Yomiuriland Amusement Park
Follow trails and connect with nature
Earlier this week The Pokémon Company made a Japan-only Pokémon x Nature x Adventure tease, which showed traditional crafting in a beautiful setting. As you can see in the video above it's now been updated with the project's real name - Pokémon Wonder. This is a new attraction that'll launch at Yomiuriland,...
News Pokémon x Nature x Adventure Project Teased In Japan
Seems thematically tied to Pokémon Legends: Arceus
It's another big year for Pokémon - though that applies to most years! - with anniversary celebrations and multiple games on the way. We're also seeing various new products for TV, merchandise and more, with The Pokémon Company now teasing a Pokemon x Nature x Adventure project for the Japanese...
Random Pokémon Fans Are Making Themed Xbox Design Lab Controllers
Gotta make 'em all
As you might have seen over on our sister site Pure Xbox, earlier this month the Xbox Design Lab returned. The player designs the controller on the official Xbox website and then Microsoft builds it. Since its return, Xbox fans have been creating all sorts of themed Xbox Series X controllers and now Pokémon trainers have joined...
Deals Pokémon Summer Collection Brings An Alola Theme To Zavvi
Backpacks and bucket hats for the beach
A new range of Summer-themed Pokémon clothing has launched in a collaboration between The Pokémon Company and online retailer Zavvi. Described with tantalising adjectives such as "exclusive", "limited-edition" and, most importantly, "fully licensed", this collection of new designs features a bunch of your...
News You Can Download Japan's Pokémon Unite Switch Network Test And Play Right Now
Try it out before the full release next month
Ahead of the launch of Pokémon Unite, The Pokémon Company and Tencent have rolled out a public network test in Japan. It means you can actually download and play this new free-to-play title from the Japanese eShop right now. Of course, you'll need to have created an eShop account for this region in...
News Pokémon GO's Raid Battles Are Changing - Here Are The Updates Arriving This Summer
Trainer Achievements add to the fun
Pokémon GO is undergoing a number of changes in the near future, partly thanks to the comeback of pre-COVID features detailed earlier this week, and also thanks to a number of new tweaks coming to Raid Battles. Raid Battles have already evolved somewhat since their introduction in 2020, most notably with last...
News Pokémon Journeys: The Series Is Finally Coming To Netflix In The UK
And you can binge it all on day one
The latest series of the Pokémon anime, Pokémon Journeys: The Series, will finally be available to stream on Netflix in the UK starting next month, The Pokémon Company has revealed. The show – which is Pokémon's 23rd animated series – has seen a staggered release on Netflix in the US over the past year or...
News Pokémon 'Celebrations' Trading Card Set Will Bring Back Classic Cards, Including Base Set Charizard
More than 45 cards in total
Pokémon's 25th-anniversary festivities continue to shine with the announcement of a new set of Pokémon Trading cards. Called 'Celebations', this small expansion of cards has been designed to "celebrate some of Pokémon's greatest moments over 25 years of adventure, discovery, and friendship". There will be more than 45...
News Sword And Shield Leakers Required To Pay The Pokémon Company $150K Each
A lawsuit dating back to 2019 has been settled
In 2019, The Pokémon Company International filed a lawsuit against two individuals who leaked images of Pokémon Sword and Shield from an unreleased strategy guide prior to the new games' official release. It seems justice has finally been served - with both defendants ordered to pay The Pokémon...
News Pokémon GO Is Getting Some Of Its Pre-COVID Features Back
Thank you for waiting. We've restored your Pokémon to full health.
In many countries, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been so successful that a significant proportion of the population is now considered safe. While many of us are using this opportunity to plan all sorts of travel and return to our pre-pandemic hobby of licking strangers, there's...
Random Nintendo Customer Service Wins The Day With Sweet Response To Young Pokémon Fan
"I hope you continue to have wonderful adventures with your Pokémon"
We've seen a fair few stories like this over the years, where a young Nintendo sends in a letter to request a specific new game or to submit their own development idea and actually gets a response. Nintendo of America's Customer Service team seems to have the whole thing nailed...
News Pokémon Unite Launches Next Month On Switch, But Mobile Players Will Need To Wait
Check out this new info and trailer
The Pokémon Company has shared plenty of new details on Pokémon Unite, confirming that the game will launch on Nintendo Switch next month. Mobile players will have to wait a little longer – the game hits Switch first in July, followed by a mobile launch in September – but it'll be free-to-start on both...
News UK Retailer GAME Gives Away Euro 2020 Pokémon Cards, Scalpers Flip Them Instantly
Should we be surprised?
UK high street retailer GAME is celebrating Euro 2020 by giving away exclusive Pokémon England Futsal trading cards – and it should come as no great shock to learn that scalpers are already selling them for massive amounts online. The first of the exclusives, Eevee England Futsal Promo Card, and the second, Grookey...
News Pokémon HOME Update Adds New Features And Special Bulbasaur, Squirtle Distribution
Update: It's now live!
Update: Good news, folks. The promised Pokémon HOME June update is now live and available to download on mobile (thanks, Serebii). The update takes the app to Version 1.4 and adds the Catch Calendar and an upgraded Pokédex feature which allows you to view Pokémon models. Two new Mystery Gifts are now also available, giving...
News It's Bidoof's Time To Shine In The Newest Pokémon GO Event
Bidoof is love, and Bidoof is life. It is a testament to Nintendo and Niantic that they've responded so well to the toothy boi becoming a surprise meme hit, including a rather fantastic Bidoof fancam on April Fool's Day from the official Pokémon YouTube channel. Your latest Bidoof News is that the lil gopher guy is getting his very own...
News "Important" Pokémon UNITE News Will Be Shared Tomorrow
What will it be?
The Pokémon Company has teased an "important" news update for Pokémon UNITE, the upcoming online battle game headed to Switch and mobile. The news will be shared tomorrow, 17th June. The announcement was made on social media today, although the tease hasn't given anything away about what the news might reveal and strangely...
News The Pokémon Trading Card Game Reveals Its Next "Gimmick" - 4 Cards Create 1
Good luck catching 'em all
If being a Pokémon Trading Card fan wasn't already difficult enough in recent times with global shortages, scalpers and skyrocketing prices of certain rares, the new V-Union cards might make it even harder to collect 'em all. As explained by Serebii.net, this new "gimmick" requires players to collect all four cards to...
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