News Volcanion Distribution Kicks Off in North America and PAL Countries
It's all heating up
If you remember the unveiling of Volcanion in late 2015, kudos for the good memory. Details of Pokémon number 721 were given, but the actual distribution was only outlined as something to look forward to. It's taken ten months, but the Fire / Water type is now rolling out for the current-gen games. It's a retail-led...
News North American Pokémon Trainers Now Have a Second Chance to Pick Up Hoopa
Not as big a hoop-la as last time
Hoopa is a Pokémon that had a rather interesting emergence in the current generation of games, originally being a mystery that had online communities intrigued before arriving as a key 'mon and getting distributed in varied ways. While the Mythical Pokémon was distributed through public places in late 2015, it's...
News The Pokémon Company Confirms Live Streams of National Championships Events in Europe
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have passed three million sales in EU
We're stepping into the big leagues in the year's competitive Pokémon tournament circuit, with key National Championships happening over the next few weeks throughout Europe. The Pokémon Company has confirmed that there'll be three new Twitch channels to show the events live,...
News Legendary Pokémon Zygarde, Shiny Xerneas and Shiny Yveltal All Coming to the US as Gifts
Grab Zygarde now
Just recently we shared the news that Legendary Pokémon Zygarde was released as a gift in Europe; now it's arrived in North America, with more to come as special rewards in May. The Pokémon Company is releasing three enticing Pokémon in the US this month as Mystery Gifts through the Nintendo Network, to be found in Pokémon X/Y...
News Legendary Pokémon Zygarde is Now Available as a Special Gift in Europe
The 50% Forme has just landed
The Pokémon Company and Game Freak like to keep gamers on their toes, and appears to have done so with a surprise Nintendo Network gift for Pokémon X & Y as well as Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Seemingly the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde has arrived in Europe, dropping in as a gift with little warning...
News The New Steam Pokémon, Volcanion, is Revealed in Full and Will be Distributed to 3DS Titles
That's number 721
A recent CoroCoro magazine leak announced the Volcanion Pokémon, confirming that it would feature in the 2016 movie for the series. The Pokémon Company has now done an official reveal through a video and web page, giving us some details, footage and screens to gawk at. Volcanion is number 721, for those counting - thanks,...
News Shiny Rayquaza Distribution Event For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Launches In North America
Serial code giveaway for Australia & New Zealand, UK details also inside
Update: In the United Kingdom, players can obtain Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu at Smyths Toys Superstores starting on 24th August, with the promotion lasting four weeks. Original post: If you’re a fan of the legendary serpentine pocket monster, Rayquaza, and happen to live in...
Reminder Grab a Mythical Diancie in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire This Weekend
One time only
Announced a good while ago, a particularly tempting distribution has finally gone live in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. On this occasion everyone with one of these games can grab a Mythical Diancie, but only until 27th July; importantly, this is a 'mon that can't be found in the wild. It's the usual drill to get hold of...
Live It's The Final Day of the Pokémon US National Championships!
Champions will be crowned
It's the final day of the Pokémon US National Championships in Indianapolis; the winners will have glory and a place in the World Championships for their efforts. Catch all of the action live! [liveblog=its_the_final_day_of_the_pokemon_us_national_championships]#PlayPokemon
Live Day Two of the Pokémon US National Championships
The battle continues
It's the second day of the Pokémon US National Championshipsin Indianapolis, the battle for glory now heating up. Catch all of the action live! [liveblog=day_two_of_the_pokemon_us_national_championships]#PlayPokemon
News A Dragonite Distribution is Flying Into GameStop in the US
From 22nd June to 12th July
Pokémon games often find ways to stay interesting months after release, primarily through online events and distributions. Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire fans in the US have some good news to savour, then, with a Dragonite distribution confirmed to be on the way. Available as a serial code in GameStop stores...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates
You'll be kept offline until you join in
For those of you still regularly battling online in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, or still firing up Pokemon X and Y for some matches, you'll have an update to complete before you get get on with the serious business of trading and fighting pocket monsters. Both games have patches of around 250-270...
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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Code is Now Live
Only works until Monday
As we informed you a few days ago, Nintendo has been planning to perform a wireless distribution of a free code that will gift players of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire with an Eon Ticket; it's an item that will enable trainers to visit the Southern Island and catch either Latios or Latias, depending on which version...
News New Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Coming Soon
If you've been left out so far
The Pokémon Company and Nintendo certainly pushed the boat out with its Eon Ticket distribution last year, with the vital item making its way around the world through StreetPass hits; they were so proud of the promotion in the UK that they even produced an infographic to show it off. For those keen to experience...
Reminder Grab Your Free Samurott for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Wraps up this giveaway event
In the past few weeks The Pokémon Company has been running a special distribution event, in which owners of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been able to pick up special 'mon by inputting codes as a Mystery Gift in the game. The first two free 'mon were an Emboar (POKEMON500) and Serperior (POKEMON497). This...
Reminder Grab Your Free Emboar for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
The second of three in current promotional distribution
Last week we directed your attention to the opportunity to pick up a free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, in which you can input a code to grab the 'mon. That weekly promotion was updated recently, so those of you that missed it may want to jump in. This time around...
News You Can Grab a Free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, With More to Come
Emboar and Samurott are on the way
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were, unsurprisingly, major hits for the 3DS in the Holiday season of late 2014, and as per tradition for the series there are consistent updates and extras to keep us playing. The Pokémon Company is now rolling out a code distribution in the West - that's already been...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop
Grab that Glalie
Nintendo has already - based on millions of sales worldwide - hit the hardcore demographic for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and now seems to be stepping up its efforts with those still on the fence. When popping open our UK 3DS today we had a SpotPass download waiting for us... sort of. European 3DS owners may find a...
News Code To Unlock Contrary Serperior In Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Is Revealed
The catch is you can't use it until January 9th
A code has been revealed by Japanese show Pokémon Get☆TV that allows players to unlock Contrary Serperior in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. This isn't a one-time deal, either -- the code can be used by multiple users while it remains active. The code is POKEMON497, but don't go rushing...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Set Sales Record as Biggest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand
X & Y also become the highest selling Pokémon games locally
The impressive sales figures for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue, with Nintendo Australia today announcing the latest entries in the long-running franchise experienced the biggest ever launch for a Nintendo title within Australia and New Zealand. With combined sales...
News Find All Pokémon With a Handy Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Map, Plus Details and Footage for the Next Movie
So much Pokémon
It's not easy catching all Pokémon, even if you want to be the very best. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has a sizeable world, of course, so finding all of the 'mon is as big a challenge as successfully nabbing them upon discovery. For any of you struggling to locate every Pokémon there's a particularly handy map that's...
Guide Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's Secret Bases
Bomb the base
Secret Bases are a feature from the original games that make a triumphant return in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, but contrary to what many people believe, they're actually one of the most useful features in the game. Making A Base: Dotted around Hoenn there are 82 locations where you can create a Secret Base. This is...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Shipped 7.7 Million Copies Around the World
European launch and Black Friday sales drive a sizeable increase
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have only been in stores for two weeks in North America, Japan and Australia, while the titles have now been out for one week in Europe. Despite this it seems to have already reached some impressive sales figures, with The Pokémon Company also...
News Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hackers Discover More on Spectacular Legendary Pokémon
Patch 1.2 is also live, to fix game-freezing bug
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is well established around the world now, with millions of 3DS and 2DS gamers on a quest to catch 'em all and win a whole load of online battles. There was understandable concern, recently, due to a game-freezing bug late in the adventure, though Game Freak...
Guide Training The Ultimate Pokémon In Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Effort Values effortlessly explained
So, you've had Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for a few days now and the time has come to get past the story and into the competitive area once more. These games have not had much change in terms of the Effort Values over the previous offering — Pokémon X & Y — which came out last year, but...
Out Today Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Europe)
Catch a Special Demo Version download code inside
We hope you're ready to catch 'em all, because today marks the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in Europe. It's a fantastic game — as you'll know if you've already checked out our review — and will ensure that the 3DS ends 2014 on a high. To mark this momentous occasion we're...
News Early December Update Will Fix Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Freezing Glitch
The wrong kind of Frozen
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire may be just arriving in Europe this week, but 3DS Trainers in North America and Australia have been catching them all — or trying to — for nearly a week already. All is not perfect with the excellent remakes, however, as some have come across a bug that causes the game to freeze...
Guide Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's New DexNav
We dish out the details on this amazing new feature
Since Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire came out in North America, one of the most talked about features is the DexNav, and it's easy to see why. It is one of the most addictive features that has ever been in a Pokémon game. What Is It?: Essentially, the DexNav is part of the PokéNav...
Out Now Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (North America)
Don't forget your free Shiny Beldum in ORAS
If you're in North America this is a rather exciting day — delay the hype by seven days in Europe — as two monstrous first-party titles arrive alongside the amiibo range. If you're a fan of retail downloads chances are you're already playing these games, while a trip to stores or eagerly awaiting the...
News Announcement Of "Delta Episode" Brings More Legendaries & Additional Story Arc To Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Adventuring beyond the Pokémon League
The more we hear about Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, the more this latest entry to the series seems to be bursting with all kinds of content. Developer Game Freak has committed to going more "in depth" with the game world this time around, and the surprise announcement of additional story elements...
News Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In Depth" With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Masuda-san and Ohmori-san reveal their favourite Pokémon
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are the dominant arrival on the Holiday horizon for 3DS, making this the second year running — after X & Y in the same period during 2013 — that the franchise has led the way for Nintendo's portable. Pre-order numbers have been impressive,...
News Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in the UK
Passing on the goodness
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arrives very soon, with the popular Game Boy Advance entries all set for a substantial remaster on the 3DS. Hype will no doubt build throughout November, of course, and The Pokémon Company is keen to push the excitement along with a special launch event focused on the Eon Ticket. The...
News This Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Overview Trailer Sets the Scene
It's super effective, naturally
We're now into November, which means that the silly-season of game releases is well and truly here; Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be a major part of that in the upcoming weeks when it arrives on 3DS. Hitting North America on 21st November and Europe on 28th November, Nintendo has recently talked up...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version US Distribution Details Revealed
Lots of chances to catch a code
The demand for the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version has been truly extraordinary, with our own UK giveaway drawing numbers of applicants well into five figures. We produced a guide on how to grab a code in different countries, though
News Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
More Mega Hype
With the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire now just one month away, The Pokémon Company is stepping up its efforts to build hype for the new titles. It's doing this primarily through Mega Evolution announcements, of course, and another two have been confirmed. This time around we have Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie...
News Pokémon Global Link To Undergo Maintenance
Power Plant shuts up shop temporarily
The Pokémon Company International has confirmed that the Pokémon Global Link (an online multiplayer feature that is used to provide players with services including battling and trading) will be undergoing maintenance next month. Now hold your Ponyta, this will only take place from November 13th to the 21st in...
Guide How to Catch a Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Code
Including North American details
Nintendo has now launched its Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Special Demo Version in Japan and PAL territories, which includes unique gameplay and Mega Evolutions that can then be transferred to the full game when it's released; North American details are also coming through. As you may have seen, we're...
Download Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Special Demo Version
Catch yourself an exclusive UK download code
Not long ago Nintendo of Europe announced that Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Special Demo Version was on the way; it's been confirmed for PAL regions and Japan but not, as yet, North America. The demo will naturally introduce gamers to the upcoming releases and allow some exploration and...
News Details on New Mega Evolutions and Soar Ability Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
A shiny new trailer shows off additions
With just over a month until release, the hype for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is starting to build towards a crescendo. Not shy of feeding that excitement, The Pokémon Company has unleashed full details on new Mega Evolutions and features for the upcoming titles, which initially came out in...
News Mega Rayquaza Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Will Mega Evolve in a unique way
There's been a lengthy Niconico broadcast of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire today in Japan, and as was promised there's been a major reveal to excite fans. Mega Rayquaza has been announced, and looks set to play an important role in the story. To start with the technical details — via Serebii — we're...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details on the Way in Japan
Niconico and Pokémon Get☆TV in the act
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arrive soon, with Nintendo no doubt hoping that they'll have a major impact on Holiday sales in the same manner as Pokémon X & Y in 2013. While plenty of features and Mega Evolutions have already been revealed, it seems that there's yet more information on the...
News Nintendo Unveils Transparent 2DS Models and Pokémon Bundles
We can see everything
Last October Nintendo launched the first 2DS models alongside Pokémon X & Y; it's clearly a strategy that worked well, as the hardware and games will be intertwined once again this year. Nintendo has announced new transparent 2DS models, and also related bundles with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. The basic...
News Shiny Gengar and Diancie Pokémon Distributions on the Way
North American and European gamers in luck
The Pokémon Company has a big few months ahead as it will aim to replicate the success of Pokémon X & Y with November's release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on 3DS. Two new distribution events will bring some special 'mon to X & Y, with one also identified as being ready for...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Size is a Bit of a Pocket Monster
Fit that in a Poké Ball, and gawk at this lovely new trailer
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is a bit of a big deal, bringing back and remastering two of the franchise's most beloved titles with all of the bells and whistles that the 3DS and the new 3D graphics engine allow. As it could be a title that's enjoyed on a daily basis, it may...
News Footage and Details Emerge of Mega Audino in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Expanding on details from the previous leak
Earlier this week a premature post on the official Korean website for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire leaked Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino for the upcoming releases. The Pokémon Company has now taken the opportunity at Gamescom to reveal some official details and footage of Mega Audino, providing...
News Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino Leaked for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
It's the official Korean Pokémon website's fault
As the November release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire gets ever closer, we can expect more leaks and reveals to keep us busy. It seems that today brings us an example of the former, with the official Korean Pokémon website inadvertently spilling the beans on Mega Slowbro and Mega...
News Pokémon Contest Details Confirmed for Ruby and Sapphire Remakes
For monsters who are lovers, not fighters
Nintendo is going all-out to make Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire as faithful to the original games as possible, as in conjunction with the return of secret bases fans will also be treated to the addition of the love-it-or-hate-it Pokémon Contest – rebranded as the Pokémon Contest Spectacular...
News Rare Shiny Beldum Confirmed as Launch Distribution for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Hordes to include Trainers, trailer and assets released
Update: This Shiny Beldum distribution has now also been confirmed for Europe. Original Article: Earlier this week CoroCoro magazine revealed some exciting details regarding Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, focusing on three new Mega Evolutions and the workings of contests. A
News CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Three Mega Evolutions For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
That's pretty Mega
It's that time again, Pokémon fans, as once again CoroCoro magazine has gone big with information on the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on 3DS. The mag's gone Mega, in fact. The latest update has details of three new Mega Evolutions; details are below, via our friends at Serebii. Mega Altaria —...