Tag: Sun and Moon
News The Pokémon Sun And Moon Anime Hits Netflix
43 episodes to binge-watch
The Pokémon Sun And Moon anime series has just hit Netflix. 43 episodes are currently available, giving you the chance to experience the new adventures of Ash and Pikachu. The focus of the series is Ash's arrival at the Pokémon School in the Alola region, where he meets new...
News Two Free Legendary Pokémon Will Hit Your Nintendo 3DS System This March
Mythical pair up for download
Nintendo and the Pokémon Company have revealed that Legendary 'mon Heatran and Regigigas are coming to the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon and Pokémon Sun and Moon games via Wi-Fi distribution this March. You'll be able to download the pair via the Nintendo Network on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems...
News Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Are Getting Poké Bank Support Later This Month
That was fast
Though it may be a little unwieldy, the Poké Bank was one of Game Freak’s best ideas in recent times, neatly sidestepping the trading issue that has existed in these games for years. No longer do you have to pass Pokémon through a few games via a lengthy and inefficient process, they can simply be uploaded via one game and...
News The First Hat Wearing Pikachu Giveaway Has Started in Pokémon Sun and Moon
A while ago The Pokémon Company confirmed a series of promotions to celebrate the upcoming release of Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You in the West. One of the announcements was the distribution of Pikachu in various hats, accounting for multiple regions; the kicker is that you can only choose one from six. The first 'Original Hat'...
News A Shiny Tapu Koko Is Up for Grabs for Pokémon Sun/Moon in North America
Get it before it's gone!
Though the conversation is increasingly shifting to the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the mysterious new core game additions to Generation 7, Pokémon Sun and Moon continues to roll on. The immensely successful pair of games broke many new records for the series and for Nintendo in general, so it comes as...
News The Pokémon Company Posts Net Profit 26 Times Bigger Than Last Year
$143.3 million, up from US$5.6 million
With Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun and Moon hitting the market in 2016, this fiscal year was always going to be a big one for The Pokémon Company. However, a recent disclosure from the firm reveals the incredible impact these games have had - net profit has increased a staggering 26...
News Pokémon Sun and Moon Version 1.2 Is Now Available for Download
Squashing more of those pesky Bug-types
After the record breaking launch of Pokémon Sun and Moon, it seems that hype for the series has slowly died down somewhat as everyone holds their breath waiting for the next big Pokémon announcement. When Game Freak inevitably follows up on Sun and Moon—the name Pokémon Stars has been thrown around a...
News Lycanroc Distribution Confirmed for Pokémon Sun and Moon
Back to those serial codes
As part of its promotion for the 'Guardians Rising' Trading Card Game expansion, The Pokémon Company has started rolling out Lycanroc for Pokémon Sun and Moon on 3DS. You'll have to head along to stores to get it, though. In terms of abilities it's level 50 with the ability 'No Guard' and a Held Item of a Life Orb;...
News Pokémon Trading Card Game's Guardians Rising Expansion Is Out In The UK Now
Gotta get those GX cards
Thanks to the incredible success of Pokémon GO and the recent 3DS Pokémon outings, the Trading Card Game has enjoyed a remarkable boost in popularity - and it looks set to continue this trend with the UK release of a new expansion for the Sun & Moon range, Guardians Rising. The second expansion for the Sun...
News ESA Publication Lists Pokémon Sun and Moon Among Best Selling Games of 2016
Only Nintendo games to make the list
Today, the ESA posted their annual Essential Facts publication online. This publication gives many statistical figures and facts based on the gaming industry from 2017. From the demographics behind video game purchases to the best selling games of 2017, this publication details it all. Speaking of the best...
News A New Mythical Pokémon For Sun and Moon is a Mysterious Marshmallow, It Seems
The Pokédex keeps growing, and as with previous generational releases Pokémon Sun and Moon have delivered their fair share of brand new 'mon. Mid-gen arrivals also continue, as this past weekend The Pokémon Company teased a new Pocket Monster that'll tie in with the next movie for the franchise - Pokémon! I Choose You! It seems to be...
News Pokémon Sun And Moon's Next Global Mission Is Now Live
"Get BP at the Battle Tree!"
A new global mission has gone live in Pokémon Sun and Moon, with the objective being to earn as many Battle Points as possible at the Battle Tree. The event ends at 23:59 UTC on March 13th. The goal is to reach 250,000 Battle Points. If this goal is reached, PGL members will earn 4,000 FC while non-PGL members will...
News The Third Pokèmon Sun and Moon Global Mission is Now Live
Third time's the charm?
The first global mission for Pokèmon Sun & Moon players unfortunately ended with sadness, and the second didn't fare so well either. Last week, Game Freak revealed what the third, hopefully more successful, mission would
News Pokémon Bank Update Adds Support for Pokémon Sun & Moon
An update is now available for Pokémon Bank that will enable the service to be compatible with the most recent series entries, Pokémon Sun and Moon. This update can be accessed through the Nintendo eShop, where players can then proceed to transfer Pokémon they have captured in Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X and Y over to the new...
News Game Freak Has Revealed the Third Global Mission for Pokémon Sun and Moon
Third time's the charm or third strike?
Although Pokémon Sun and Moon have done quite well critically and commercially--breaking many records in the latter category--it seems as though the games have been having trouble with maintaining player involvement. Global missions are run about once per month and task the playerbase with achieving a certain...
News Pokémon Sun and Moon Are Now the Fastest Nintendo Games to Clear 4 Million Sales
Also led the charge for the best ever software quarter for 3DS
Though it seems that the games have trouble rallying community support for certain in-game events, it's been common knowledge that Pokémon Sun and Moon have been a pretty big deal sales-wise. The pairing of games has had impressive numbers—even for the Pokémon series—and has...
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...
News Mandatory Pokémon Sun and Moon Update Fixes Glitches
Say goodbye to viewing your old battle videos
Pokémon Sun and Moon has been a significant success for The Pokémon Company, Game Freak and Nintendo, kickstarting a new generation for the series - naturally, though, there are always some flaws to address. A relatively modest update has now gone live to fix a few bugs (not the collectible kinds) in...
News Pokémon Sun And Moon's Second Global Mission Ends In Failure
Zero for two
Pokémon Sun and Moon's most recent Global Mission - an online event which asks players to work together to achieve a particular goal - has ended in failure. The December event asked players to capture or defeat 1,000,000 monsters using the Island Scan functions, which can only be used once per day. Unfortunately, only 661,839 Pokémon...
News The Second Global Mission for Pokémon Sun and Moon Has Been Revealed
Hopefully this one goes over better
For those of you out of the loop, Game Freak holds monthly "Global Missions" for the recently released Pokémon Sun and Moon in an effort to keep players engaged in the games. They're entirely optional challenges based on basic in-game tasks, though it requires the collective effort of millions of fans in order to...
Video The Pokémon Company Tries to Show Off Multi-Coloured LEDs for Sun and Moon Z-Rings
Gotta buy 'em all?
Millions of gamers have been getting stuck into Pokémon Sun and Moon, but it'll be interesting to see how well - or otherwise - the Z-Ring toys are performing. Clearly mimicking the gimmick of the Yo-kai Watch series in terms of oversized wearable toys, these communicate with the game to light up and react to Z-Moves. In Japan,...
Guide Collecting Zygarde's Cores for the Complete Forme in Pokémon Sun and Moon
Gotta find 'em all
Zygarde was one of the great mysteries towards the end of the last generation, with new forms being introduced and no game to tie them together, but Pokémon Sun and Moon finally provide the first time that these forms are usable in a main game. Getting these forms is a convoluted process where, once given the Zygarde Cube, you...
Video Our Alex Goes Into Battle With Pokémon Game Designer Shigeki Morimoto
Have a pika at the launch event
Pokémon Sun and Moon has been Nintendo's biggest launch this year, and in some respects its most successful ever; when the games dropped various events were held in different countries, with Nintendo's subsidiaries going big on the launch. Nintendo UK, for its part, hosted an event in London where fans could get...
Video Let's Count Down Our Top Five Best New Moves from Pokémon Sun & Moon
Total agreement not guaranteed
Every new Pokémon game brings with it new features, new Pokémon, and the subject of this video, new moves. We decided to check through all the new moves Pokémon Sun and Moon has to offer and compile our top five that we consider to be the best because Golisipod isn't getting nearly enough love in our eyes. What are...
News The First Pokémon Sun and Moon 'Global Mission' Was a Bit of a Flop
No wonder, based on the sign-up process
Pokémon Sun and Moon has been setting sales records in some regions, and generally looks on track to be another monster hit for The Pokémon Company, Game Freak and Nintendo. That said, not everything has been a storming success - the first 'Global Mission' for the Pokémon Global Link is one such example...
News Junichi Masuda on the Future of Pokémon for the Switch
Seems to be taking a wait and see stance
The Nintendo Switch represents a bold new step for Nintendo, as it currently seems that the company will be going forward with just the one console. This will mean many new beginnings, one of which is the future of the Pokémon series, which has historically kept its main entries to portables. With the Switch...
News Pokémon Sun & Moon Sales Pass 2 Million in Europe
Meowth used Pay Day
The good news keeps coming for Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. After initially delivering its biggest ever launch in Europe with sales of over 1.5 million in the first week, Nintendo Europe's Twitter account has now revealed the game has gone on to the sell 2.1 million copies in 12 days. Not even 2 weeks in yet, Sun & Moon...
Random Learn How to Make an Extravagant Pokémon Sun and Moon Cupcake 'Cake'
More effort than filling a Pokédex
Credit is due to Nintendo of America for its continued efforts with Play Nintendo. A dedicated website and YouTube channel with content suitable for young gamers is still ticking along, and it's pleasing to see the effort made to create bespoke content for that audience. We keep an eye on Play Nintendo and its...
News The PAL Magearna QR Code is Now Available for Pokémon Sun and Moon
You don't have to watch the movie
Distributions will come in a variety of forms in Pokémon Sun and Moon, with one method being QR codes. The QR Scanner function can only be used in the game after you've cleared the story, so it's an incentive to get through the campaign. After distributing the first of these - Magearna- in a rather conventional...
News Pokémon Sun And Moon Data Files Show Removed Buddy System
Side by side no longer
Data miners have uncovered what appears to be an unused "buddy" system in Pokémon Sun and Moon. This feature - which shows a Pokémon walking alongside you in the game - was showcased in previous titles but is absent from the most recent instalment, presumably to keep the game running at an acceptable pace on older 3DS...
News Here's the Magearna Pokémon Sun and Moon QR Code for North America
Gotta scan 'em all
Distributions will come in a variety of forms in Pokémon Sun and Moon, with one method being QR codes. The QR Scanner function can only be used in the game after you've cleared the story, so it's an incentive to get through the campaign. As promised, The Pokémon Company has now distributed the first QR code; the North American...
News Pokémon Sun And Moon Is Nintendo's Fastest-Selling Game In The Americas, Ever
85 percent up on Pokémon X & Y
Pokémon Sun and Moon has already broken records in the UK and Europe and sold by the bucketload in Japan, and now it has been confirmed that the game is the fastest-selling
News Pokémon Sun and Moon Have Delivered the Biggest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Europe
Over 1.5 million copies in week one
It's been clear over recent days that Pokémon Sun and Moon have been a significant success, shifting millions of copies and even setting a Nintendo record in the UK. Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed that it's the biggest ever Nintendo game launch in the region. NoE has said the following in a press release:...
Guide Getting To Grips With EV Training In Pokémon Sun And Moon
Worth the effort
Next week is the 2016 European International Championships at the ExCel in London, and many people are still getting to grips with the new system for training and even the new Pokémon in Sun and Moon. While Individual Values haven't changed much - beyond Hyper Training, anyway - how you get Effort Values has altered from Pokémon X...
News The Pokémon Sun and Moon Soundtrack is Beginning to Roll Out on iTunes Globally
Keep your eyes peeled
While the titular Pocket Monsters may be the stars of the Pokémon franchise, the music has certainly been a nice plus in the games. Many a classic track has been crafted over the years, and the Pokémon Sun and Moon soundtrack fits in well with this lineage. For those of you that would be interested in listening to the...
Random Japanese Player Claims To Have Beaten Pokémon Sun And Moon With A Magikarp
Does that sound fishy to anyone?
One dedicated Japanese gamer has bested Pokémon Sun And Moon using nothing but a Magikarp - a monster which has a reputation as being one of the most useless in the entire Pokémon series. According to Forbes, it appears that the Magikarp was kept in its base form by using Everstone, allowing it to reach level 70...
News The Race is on to Catch 100 Million Pokémon in Sun and Moon
We can do it!
Now that Pokémon Sun and Moon has been out for a couple weeks, it's gotten to the time where Global Missions have begun. These will be facilitated via the Pokémon Global Link, and will require the collective participation of Pokémon players across the world in order to achieve the lofty goals being set. The first mission just went...
News Pokémon Sun And Moon Is Nintendo's Biggest UK Launch Ever
It's a monster
Pokémon Sun And Moon launched in the UK last week, and while it was pretty obvious that it was going to shift a fair few copies, the reality is actually a little more surprising - it's Nintendo's biggest software launch in UK ever. GFK Chart-Track has the two versions of the 3DS game entering the UK multi-format chart at 3 (Sun) and...
Video Let's Put the Original 3DS Through its Paces with Pokémon Sun & Moon
Comparing the New 3DS to the original 3DS
Pokémon Sun & Moon received a glowing recommendation from us at Nintendo Life when we reviewed it recently, but many people have expressed concern over how it holds up on the older, more restricted hardware of Nintendo's first 3DS console - before they bumped up the internals with the release of the New...
Weirdness Pokémon Sun And Moon Glitches Are Half Monty Python, Half Terminator 2
"You're really interested in silly walks, aren't you?"
Pokémon Sun And Moon hasn't even been available for a full week and people are already discovering all kinds of strange and hilarious glitches in the game. One of the most common bugs involves your character's lower limbs acting rather strangely, calling to mind the legendary "Ministry of...
News Pokémon Sun And Moon Sells Nearly 2 Million Copies In Three Days In Japan
Only X & Y has had a bigger launch on 3DS
Pokémon Sun And Moon has shifted 1,905,107 copies during its opening weekend in Japan. That incredible figure is only eclipsed (no pun intended) by the launch of Pokémon X & Y, which sold 2.09 million copies in its first weekend on sale. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire "only" sold 1.5 million...
Random You Can High-Five Your Pokémon in Sun and Moon
Pokémon Refresh is one of the interesting new features in Pokémon Sun and Moon, building upon the foundation that was laid out last generation with Pokémon Amie. You still interact with your Pokémon like before, but this time around it's more than a distraction and has real game related benefits. Status conditions can be cured via...
News GAME Confirms Midnight Openings and Events for Pokémon Sun and Moon
If you fancy a bit of cosplay or TCG action
For European gamers it's been a slightly frustrating wait for Pokémon Sun and Moon, with The Pokémon Company not following up on the global release that we saw with X & Y. Nevertheless it's nearly arrived in the region, and GAME has confirmed a lot of midnight openings in the UK for those that don't...
Video Pokémon Sun And Moon Takes A Fair Old Time To Boot On Vanilla 3DS Consoles
Time to update to New 3DS?
The New Nintendo 3DS may not have received all that many exclusive games, but those of you who have upgraded and are in the process of playing Pokémon Sun And Moon should be feeling a little smug, as the game boots much faster on the newer console than on the original - as you can see from the video above. This isn't the...
Video Get Comfy for this Hour-Long Pokémon Sun & Moon Discussion with GameXplain
Alex gets to flex his talking muscles for once
We at Nintendo Life are very typical gamers in the sense that we love to talk the hind legs off anyone who'll listen when it comes to video games, so naturally when the lovely chaps over at GameXplain invited this floppy-haired video diva over to their channel to natter about Pokémon Sun & Moon, we...
Video A Guide to Poké Pelago in Pokémon Sun and Moon
It's more useful than you might think
Many of you are likely getting stuck into Pokémon Sun and Moon right now, at least if you're fortunate to be in one of the regions where it's already arrived. There's a lot to take in, with the new gen in the series introducing a range of new features and mechanics. One of these is Poké Pelago, and though you...
Video Japanese Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer Showcases the Z-Ring Toys
When the main Yo-kai Watch toy became a phenomenon in Japan, it was inevitable that The Pokémon Company would fancy a bit of the action. Z-Ring toys for Pokémon Sun and Moon effectively do just that, as large plastic wearables that light up and interact with the game. Beyond the core toy there are plenty of 'Z-Crystals' to collect,...
Rumour New Version of Pokémon Sun And Moon, Pokémon Stars, Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch
That would be Super Effective
A new version of Pokémon Sun and Moon is coming to the Nintendo Switch, Eurogamer is reporting. The Switch version is a third entry, much like we've seen in past generations with the 'main' games, and will be called Pokémon Stars. It has apparently been in active development alongside the 3DS edition, paused for a...
News Pokémon Sun and Moon Magearna Distribution and Movie Screening Details are Confirmed
A sneak peak of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon is also coming
With Pokémon Sun and Moon about to arrive in North America in a matter of hours, The Pokémon Company is ramping up with other media around the games. It's confirmed TV screenings for Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, also dishing the dirt on a preview of Pokémon...
News First Shipment of Pokémon Sun and Moon Passes 10 Million Units
Setting new records for the 3DS
It's been an exceptional Anniversary year for the Pokémon franchise, from its Super Bowl commercial, to Virtual Console releases of the first-gen games, right through to the phenomenal success of Pokémon GO. Next up are Pokémon Sun and Moon, of course, bringing a new generation for the series exceptional levels of...