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More revelations as Pokémon Sun and Moon land Friday

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Jason Nason

With Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon set to be released on the Nintendo 3DS on Friday, the Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new information for the latest games. With it hard to believe that there is still more to be revealed, we’ve got two more Alolan variants as well as new Ultra beasts.

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Nintendo Canada Holding Pokemon Sun & Moon Events Nationwide

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo Canada is launching a series of special events nationwide to promote the upcoming release of Pokemon Sun & Moon for the Nintendo 3DS. These events will allow attendees to go hands-on with the Special Pokemon Sun & Moon E-Shop Demo that we covered earlier in the month, meet up with a “Pokemon Expert” and in a few cases snag some swag while it lasts. Pokemon Experts will be on hand to explain the game’s various systems and assist trainers in completing the demo .

It should be noted that some of these events require an entry fee to a larger event such as convention or show in-order to participate while others will be held at retail outlets free of charge.

Select British Columbia Convention Events:

  • Vancouver Train Expo – November 5 & 6th
  • Enchant Vancouver – December 4th – 6th, 9th – 11th
  • Delta- Tsawwassen Mills – December 17th – 21st

Select Ontario Free Events

  • Mississauga- Erin Mills Town Centre – December 16th – 24th
  • The Santa Clause Parade – November 20th

Select Quebec Convention Events:

  • Quebec City- Toy & Game Consumer Show – November 18th & 19th

Additional Retail Outlet Showings (Alberta)

  • Calgary Toys R Us Locations
  • Edmonton Toys R Us Locations
  • Rocky View Toys R Us Locations

Additional Retail Outlet Showings (Ontario)

  • Barrie Toys R Us Locations
  • Brampton Toys R Us Locations
  • Ottawa Toys R Us Locations
  • Greater Toronto Area Toys R Us Locations
  • Hamilton Toys R Us Locations

If you didn’t find your city or province in our list above this is only a selection of some of the locations Nintendo will be demonstrating the Pokemon Sun & Moon E-Shop demo at select kiosks and conventions.

The Pokemon Sun & Moon Special E-Shop Demo allows trainers to be introduced to the Alola Region and allows them to train up a Greeninja through a series of trainer battles and other activities. Outside of battles there are various tasks to be completed in the one playable down including taking pictures of various monsters within a cave, meeting the new villans Team Skull and of course becoming acquainted with Professors KuKu. Demo trainers will be able to transfer their Greninja and any items collected to the full version.

Pokemon Sun & Moon releases on the Nintendo 3DS on November 18th.


Pokémon Sun and Moon Demo | IMPRESSIONS

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Jason Nason

Today marks one month until the release of the highly anticipated Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games for the Nintendo 3DS. The games are the next in a series with the last full games being Pokémon X and Pokémon Y from just over three years ago. While the demo is only a small taste of what the game will be when it sees a full release, it does shed some light on what the game will be.

The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Demo is being treated mostly as an instructional tool so if you’ve never played a Pokémon game in the past then this teaches you the basics. The demo covers battles, capturing Pokémon, facing off against trainers, using the Pokémon Centre to heal your Pokémon, etc. There isn’t anything Earth shattering in here.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Reveals More Pokémon

Posted on October 14, 2016 by Joshua Rust

Late last week, Nintendo announced that they would release a demo for Pokémon Sun and Moon. If you Poke-fanatics were to download that, you’ll get Ash-Greninja during the demo and be able to transfer it over to your game when it releases. This week, Nintendo has announced a couple more Pokémon that will appear in the upcoming game.

The first of the new Pokémon announced is Silvally, the evolution of Type: Null – who could quite be one of the most unique Pokémon to date.

Type: Normal

When Type: Null gains a partner it can trust, it deliberately destroys the restraining device it wears. Once released from that heavy mask, the Pokémon’s speed increases substantially. Freed of the restraining effects of its mask, Silvally’s senses are heightened, and it reverts to its natural temperament. It has a wild nature, but it will obey a Trainer that it trusts. And to protect that Trainer from danger, it will put its own life on the line. Silvally is said to have been created to oppose a threat… By inserting exclusive items into the drive on Silvally’s head, its RKS System can be activated, causing Silvally’s somatic cells to mutate and glow. The RKS System enables it to change its type, and its cells glow with different colors of light, depending on its type.

Next we have the evolutions of Jangmo-o: Hakamo-o and Kommo-o.

Type: Dragon/Fighting

When a Jangmo-o evolves into Hakamo-o, it breaks from its fellows and begins to live on its own to train itself. Wherever it can find Pokémon to battle against, it seems to appear. Hakamo-o dances before battle to show its strength, clanging its scales together to make them ring out. When this dance reaches its climax, Hakamo-o bellows a fierce war cry to challenge its opponent. Its scales make for fine armor, so Hakamo-o doesn’t worry about self-defense as it makes multitudes of strikes and overwhelms its opponents. But, as a result, its scales often become damaged and get torn off. They grow back immediately, so this does not cause Hakamo-o undue concern. In fact, it views the number of lost scales as proof of how ferociously it has fought, and it brandishes its bared arms in a boast of victory.

Type: Dragon/Fighting

At the end of its harsh training, Hakamo-o evolves into this overwhelmingly powerful form. It returns to the land of its birth, where it watches over the Jangmo-o from a distance. There is a legend that says Kommo-o is covered in glittering scales in order to drive away a great darkness covering the world. The reason these Pokémon seek out battle is to gain the power needed to defeat this darkness. When it detects someone approaching, this Pokémon rings the scales on its tail to announce its presence. It has no desire to battle against weak Pokémon. Kommo-o’s greatest move is the uppercut. It swings its arm up from below in a punch of great skill and force, sending its foe flying into the sky. By raising its arms aloft, it can generate a force powerful enough to change the face of the surrounding landscape!

Then we have the evolutions of Bounsweet: Steenee and Tsareena.

Type: Grass

The calyx on Steenee’s head is harder than Bounsweet’s, so Steenee no longer worries about being stabbed by other Pokémon. As Bounsweet, this Pokémon may have preferred to run away from others, but now Steenee and other Pokémon can play together. Upon evolving, this Pokémon’s fragrance becomes even more delectable, but it also gains a tomboy-like personality. Living together with one is quite the ordeal. As it moves around, it spins its calyx, striking nearby objects, but Steenee couldn’t care less. Steenee unleashes combo moves using the calyx on its head and its hard legs. First it smacks opponents with the calyx on its head, and when the opponent flinches, it lands a whacking great kick. That usually does the trick!

Type: Grass

Tsareena has the nature of high-class nobility. Any Pokémon or human that approaches it with evil in mind will be punished forthwith. It even turns its fearsome glare upon its own Trainer if the two of them are not fully in sync, or if its Trainer orders it to use a move that will be ineffective. Only the strongest of Steenee are able to evolve. When this happens, the Steenee evolves with the blessing of other Steenee. It then uses its strength to protect the Bounsweet. Tsareena is a high-kicking virtuoso. It has honed these skills beyond the level it achieved as a Steenee, and it attacks with graceful movements. At the same time, its fragrance mesmerizes its opponents, dealing them a secondary attack.

Last, we have Cutiefly’s evolution called Ribombee.

Type: Bug/Fairy

Ribombee collect flower nectar and pollen to make into balls known as Pollen Puffs. These serve as food, and what’s more, they also can cause effects like paralysis or dizziness. Ribombee may use puffs to strike their opponents during battles. Some of the Pollen Puffs that Ribombee make also have relaxing effects or can relieve tiredness. These are distributed around the Alola region as high-priced supplements. Ribombee hate getting rained on. They’re covered with fluffy hairs that hold the pollen they’ve gathered, and the rain makes them wet and dirty. Alolan people know that if Ribombee are busily visiting the fields of flowers, you can be sure that the fair weather will continue.


Also shown off in the video below is Alolan Muk, as well as new trainers including Olivia and Ilmia.

Pokémon Sun and Moon will release for Nintendo 3ds on November 18th.


Pokémon Bank and Transporter update coming for Sun/Moon

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Jason Nason

If you’re getting the upcoming Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon games, you’ll be able to bring your previous Pokémon into the new adventure. In January 2017 the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Pokémon Bank, an application that enables players to put Pokémon they’ve been on past adventures with into internet-based storage boxes, will be receiving an update.

This update will give the Pokémon Bank application compatibility with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and include a new National Pokédex feature. The Pokédex feature reads saved data from any compatible titles you connect to Pokémon Bank and collects information about all the Pokémon you have caught. You can then check out all of this information in the Pokémon Bank application and even see Pokémon that don’t natively appear in the Alola region.

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New Pokémon Sun & Moon Trailer Showcases Version Specific Pokemon

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Joshua Rust

With the launch of Pokémon Sun & Moon just a few short months away, Nintendo is continuing their barrage of information for the two to games that are coming to the 3DS this November. This newest video showcases a couple of the version specific Pokémon, as well as new customization features and a couple of new Z-Moves.

Pokémon Sun will feature Passimian, a fighting-type Pokémon. It’s ability, Receiver, takes the partner’s ability when a partner faints. Pokémon Moon will feature Oranguru, a Normal/Psychic-type Pokémon. It’s ability, Instruct, allows targeted Pokémon to use their last move instantly. It is also revealed that Rockruff will evolve into two different forms, one for each version.


Pokémon Sun & Moon will be available November 18th.


New details revealed for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Jason Nason

The Pokémon news train keeps on going with more information about Pokémon Sun and Moon. Today the Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed new information for the latest games in the Pokémon franchise.

This information release includes both the information from today as well as those in the Nintendo Direct from Thursday.

Munchlax and Snorlax
The early purchase bonus Munchlax, which must be received via players’ Internet connection by January 11, 2017, is holding a special item called Snorlium Z. By evolving Munchlax into Snorlax and having it hold the Snorlium Z, Snorlax becomes able to use a special Z-Move that cannot be used by any other Pokémon—Pulverizing Pancake.

The bonus Munchlax will also know the move Hold Back, which it could not normally learn. Hold Back is an attack move that leaves its opponent with just 1 HP. It can reliably weaken an opposing Pokémon, so it comes in handy when trying to catch wild Pokémon.

The Munchlax being gifted will also know the move Happy Hour, another move it normally couldn’t learn. When players use Happy Hour during a Trainer battle, they’ll receive twice as much prize money after the battle for use on their adventure.

Name: Munchlax:
Type: Normal
Munchlax is a big eater that wolfs down its own weight in food once a day, gulping it down practically without chewing! It also hides food under the hair on its body. But then it forgets about it…

Name: Snorlax:
Type: Normal
Snorlax is a Pokémon that has blocked the path of many a Trainer. It’s not satisfied unless it eats in excess of 880 pounds of food every day. When it’s done eating, it promptly goes to sleep. Snorlax’s typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It gets fatter and fatter, and it moves less and less. Its stomach is extremely strong, and its digestive juices can dissolve any kind of poison, so eating rotten food doesn’t affect it.

Type: Null
Type: Normal
Type: Null is a Synthetic Pokémon which was constructed to synthesize the strengths of various Pokémon, making it adaptable enough to complete a mission that requires a Pokémon as strong as the Pokémon of mythology. The mask fitted to this Pokémon’s head is a piece of equipment designed to control its power. Type: Null is the partner Pokémon of a newly revealed character—Gladion, the taciturn enforcer of Team Skull, who places a high value on being strong in battle.

Name: Jangmo-o
Type: Dragon
The Scaly Pokémon Jangmo-o has the pride of a warrior and never neglects its training in its pursuit of becoming stronger. This Pokémon uses the scales on its head as a weapon both offensively and defensively. It lives in harsh locales, like canyons, where it can train.

Additional new regional variant Pokémon:

Name: Alolan Rattata
Type: Dark/Normal
Unlike ordinary Rattata, urban areas are Alolan Rattata’s main habitat. They are nocturnal and live in nests of several dozen. Alolan Rattata have an excellent aptitude for sniffing out delicious fresh foods in Alola. They pay no attention to foods that aren’t fresh. Alolan Raticate serve as their boss.

Name: Alolan Raticate
Type: Dark/Normal
Raticate in Alola live in urban areas, leading to a higher-calorie diet than that of Raticate elsewhere. This means they have tough bodies but have gotten a lot fatter. They stockpile huge amounts of food in their nests and prefer fresh fruit and high-class ingredients. Alolan Raticate is the Totem Pokémon of the trial that takes place in Verdant Cavern on Melemele Island in Pokémon Moon.

Brand-new characters in the story were also announced—members of the Aether Foundation, an organization that works in the Alola region and conducts various research projects. Residing on Aether Paradise, the artificial island that they created, their goal is to care for and provide shelter to Pokémon that have been hurt. Members of the Aether Foundation include:

The beautiful Lusamine is the president of the Aether Foundation.

Faba can be identified by his signature accessory—green sunglasses. He is the Aether Foundation’s second-in-command.

As the assistant branch chief of Aether Paradise, Wicke has a very caring personality and supports Faba. She is loved by all of the Aether Foundation’s employees.

Employees of the Aether Foundation
The staff members of the Aether Foundation appear to have various uniforms depending on which division they belong to.

All over Alola, rumors speak of creatures that possess mighty powers and pose a threat to humans and Pokémon. They’re called Ultra Beasts, and there are said to be multiple Ultra Beasts in existence. It seems that the Aether Foundation is conducting research on these Ultra Beasts, referring to each of them by a code name. UB-01 is an Ultra Beast that has a body composed of a glass-like substance. It constantly changes shape, and its movements resemble that of a young girl. Whilst evidence of something like a survival instinct can be observed in UB-01, no one knows whether it has a will of its own or any emotions at all.

Whilst exploring Alola in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, players will encounter Dexio and Sina. These two originally appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y as the professor’s assistants. They will give you an item called the Zygarde Cube and ask you to collect Zygarde Cores and Zygarde Cells which can be found all around Alola. If you collect enough, the path to finding Zygarde may become clearer!

A brand-new feature called the Poké Finder will debut in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. This feature allows players to take pictures of the Pokémon they find. It’s loaded into the Rotom Dex and, when used in certain spots scattered throughout the Alola region, you can snap pictures of Pokémon. The pictures you take will be evaluated, and as you take better pictures, more features—like the ability to zoom—become available.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, launching on November 18, 2016, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.



Turtonator is the newest Pokémon added to Sun and Moon

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Jason Nason

Earlier today on stage at gamescom in Germany, GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori unveiled the brand-new Pokémon Turtonator which can be found in the Alola region in the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, which are being released in November.

The new Pokémon is a Fire/Dragon type and is classified as the Blast Turtle Pokémon. Check out the details and a video on the new creature below:

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Pokémon Sun and Moon have heartwarming ads in Japan

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Jason Nason

You know Pokémon is kind of a global phenomenon, as has been co clearer recently with the explosion of Pokémon GO around the world, and it’s not even “officially” available everywhere yet.

The series got its roots in the handheld RPG format. Since the first game was released twenty years ago, millions of people have played one or more of the games. As someone who has been around since the very first game (I still have my original box and game cart of Pokémon red) I almost forget sometimes that there are millions of new kids who have yet to discover the game. And while the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games will not be my first Pokémon game to be sure, to many kids this will be the first game they play.

And that’s not lost on Nintendo.

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Legendary Pokémon Unveiled for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Jason Nason

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today introduced the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala that can be found in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The latest Pokémon games will launch in North America on November 18th for the Nintendo 3DS.

In addition to the details about these powerful Pokémon, new characters in the game and new features were also revealed.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon take place in the Alola region, which centers around four tropical islands and one artificial island. Many Pokémon that have never been seen before inhabit the Alola region. The story begins right after the main character moves to the Alola region. After choosing to play as a hero or heroine, players can customize their character’s name and appearance. No sooner have they arrived than their adventures begin to unfold, and they meet many fascinating people as they travel through the region.

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Miitomo update is now Available, adds more invite options

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo has released the update for Miitomo in app stores, which can now be downloaded. The app isn’t prompting do the update, but it can be done manually through the app stores.

The update will now allow expanded ways to invite friends to the app, inckuding via email. The update is 11.20M and brings the app to version 1.2.0.

Here are the features in the update:

  • Added feature for inviting friends via email, SMS etc.
  • Friend requests and blocking can now be carried out from comment and heart lists.
  • When posting Miifotos in the comment list, existing Miifotos can now be edited and posted.
  • An “Answer” option has been added to All Answers.
  • Implemented other bug fixes and speed increases.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon starter Pokémon and release date revealed

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

The Pokémon Company International unveiled the first details of the highly anticipated titles Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon today, starting with a first look at three new first-partner Pokémon and the packaging. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will launch in North America on November 18th exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS.

Following in the tradition of previous games in the Pokémon series, players choose one of three special Pokémon to be their first partner. These are among the first Pokémon players will encounter in the game. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, players will be able to choose between the newly discovered Grass- and Flying-type Pokémon Rowlet, Fire-type Litten, and Water-type Popplio.

For a Pokémon Trainer, knowing the Pokémon types and how they match up against one another in battle is vital. Grass-type Pokémon are strong against Water types, but weak against Fire types. Fire-type Pokémon are strong against Grass types and weak against Water types. And Water-type Pokémon are strong against Fire types, but weak against Grass types.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

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Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Leaked Day Ahead Of Nintendo Direct Conference

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Broken Joysticks

Pokemon Leaked

Nerdleaks.com, a website known for hunting down info and posting it to the public before their official announcements, has just leaked the names and logo’s for the new Pokemon games. Nintendo has registered the trademarks of “Pokemon Moon” and “Pokemon Sun”, along with their corresponding logo’s. It’s been almost three years since the last generation of games (X and Y) came out. With the 3DS sales number slowing somewhat in recent month, this may help the handheld pick up the pace until Nintendo decides to announce a new one.



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