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Pokémon Bank updated to support Sun and Moon

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Jason Nason

Pokémon Bank was updated late today and now supports Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, making it easy to transfer Pokémon from multiple copies of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon — including the downloadable versions — to a single game!

Also updated is the ability to transfer Pokémon you’ve caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow into your Sun or Moon. Pokémon from Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y can also be brought into Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon in the same way.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon become fastest-selling games in Nintendo history in the Americas

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Jason Nason

Pokémon Sun and Moon have hit another milestone.

After becoming the most pre-ordered video games in Nintendo history, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have now become the fastest-selling games that Nintendo has ever launched in the Americas.

In less than two weeks, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon for the Nintendo 3DS sold a combined total of 3.7 million units. The sales numbers represent an 85 percent increase over Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (the previous record holders for Nintendo’s fastest-selling games) Those games launched in 2013.

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Exclusive Nintendo 2DS Pokémon X and Y Bundles Coming

Posted on December 4, 2013 by Jason Nason

Starting December 6th there will be two special editions of the Nintendo 2DS hardware which will come packaged with Pokémon X or Y pre-installed. The two bundle options will be exclusive to specific retailers and only for a limited time.

Target will offer an exclusive bundle that includes the Pokémon X game pre-installed on a red Nintendo 2DS system while Toys”R” Us will offer an exclusive Pokémon Y bundle at stores. That bundle will include a blue Nintendo 2DS system and the Pokémon Y game pre-loaded on an SD card. Both bundles will retail for $149.99 and are only available while supplies last. At the present time Target is not showing the bundle as a pre-orderable item online.

One interesting note is that the above bundle details are for the United States. In Canada both bundles are available at Toys”R”Us Canada, though are only listed as out of stock right now.

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Pokémon X and Y | Review

Posted on November 9, 2013 by Jason Nason

It’s been a while since I’ve played a Pokémon game and I haven’t really played one since the original Pokémon Red way back in the day. Back when I picked up that game the craze in North America hadn’t yet begun. The television show wasn’t airing on television and kids weren’t gaga over trading cards. Heck, no one knew what the game was. Not even the guys at the video game store where I got my copy.

The main reason why I grabbed the game was based on the description from a friend, another founding member of Darkain Arts Gamers. The idea that I could play an RPG and not only fight monsters, but also capture them and have them fight for me was something new to me and very appealing. It was only later that I learned about what the game was all about.

For the most part Pokémon X and Y for the Nintendo 3DS haven’t changed that much from the original Game Boy Pokémon Red and Blue games that I remember. The visuals of course are much better but everything that I loved in the first game is just the same.

Perhaps the reason that I haven’t played the other games is that I figured that the games would be too similar, but I kind of like the fact that this game is so similar. The sound effects and music is all very familiar.

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Pokemon X and Y Sell 4 Million Units in First Two Days

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Jason Nason

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y set a few records over the weekend, the most notable of which is selling a whopping 4 million units in just 48 hours.

Released on October 12th, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS became the first set of games in franchise history to launch simultaneously worldwide. Nintendo reported today that the games combined to sell more than 4 million units across Japan, Europe and The Americas on Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13th.

“The early response to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokémon fans, but also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers is eager to experience the franchise for itself,” said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

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Pokemon X & Y: Four Things I’ve Enjoyed So Far

Posted on October 13, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

My history with the Pokemon franchise dates back to the late 1990s with the release of Pokemon Red & Blue on the original Gameboy. Sure, I was only 12 at the time but right from the start I was entranced by the prospect of raising my own monsters and battling it out against my friends during recess.

Now 15 years later Nintendo revitalizes the franchise with the first fully 3D handheld title in series history, Pokemon X & Y. Can it possibly hold up to the fond memories I have of raising my first Charmander in Pallet town over a decade ago? Our in-depth review is probably a week away but here are my impressions of the first five hours.

There’s a lot to experience in the latest iterations of Pokemon, and I’ll save some of opinions until I am further into the game, so here’s four things I’ve enjoyed so far.Read More


Pokémon X and Y Available To Capture This Saturday

Posted on October 11, 2013 by Les Major

The latest Pokémon adventure is about to be released in just one day! Fans have seen over the previous months just how amazing this 3DS generation of Pokémon looks. Personally, they had me there! Combat looks amazing, wandering the world is beautiful, but yet there’s even more! Mega Evolutions which seem to take place with a special device for a limited time in combat after your Pokémon has reached level 100. It sounds like not all Pokémon have mega evolutions, but those that do look awesome!Read More


Special Pokemon 3DS XL Systems Coming

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Jason Nason

Nintendo unveiled a special limited edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL today among the several Pokémon related releases. The limited-edition Nintendo 3DS systems come in both blue or red and feature the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal.

The bundle will be released on September 27th!

With the bundle coming out a few weeks prior to the release of the game itself it’s surprising that the special edition 3DS XL doesn’t include a copy of the game. The full retail copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released both in stores and on the eShop on October 12th.

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Mega Evolutions Coming To Pokémon X and Y

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Les Major

Much of this could be considered to be spoilers if you’re looking to learn about all this content in game. However, if you are holding out till the October 12th release date, you’ve probably run screaming from any website proclaiming news of Mega Evolutions so far anyway.

Speculation of a MewThree Pokémon ran rampant earlier this year and recently was revealed to be a new concept in the game series. It seems when a Pokémon reaches level 100 now they can Mega Evolve in battle into a new form. That’s not all though, these evolutions only take place in battle and when the Pokémon in question is holding their specific mega stone. After battle, Pokémon revert back to their regular form.

Announced today, the original three starter Pokémon from Generation one are even getting Mega Evolutions! Check out the video after the break for the trailer showing off Venusaur, Blastoise, and Charizard’s mega evolutions. As you’ll see in the video too, it looks like gamers may be getting a second starter Pokémon like choice in X and Y.Read More


Pokémon Bank Launches On Dec 25th In Japan

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Les Major

Arriving on December 25th in Japan for an aproximately $5 USD annual fee, gamers will be able to store their Pokémon Black and White (1 and 2 it seems) as well as X and Y to a cloud based service. This is useful for fans who want to use their Black and White Pokémon to X and Y via a feature called “Poké Transporter.”

The Pokémon Bank will allow gamers to store their collection of Pokémon to a cloud with 100 boxes, which totals up to 3000 Pokémon in total. Potentially this will mean you’ll be able to continue moving your Pokémon forward in even further future generations as well, or even possibly use them for other things.

Quite exciting news and it will be interesting to see how this develops.


Pokemon X & Y Will Release Worldwide on October 12th

Posted on June 11, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Gotta Catch ‘Em All Right? That’s the slogan that the Pokemon franchise has used for years, to remind us that we are all helpless slaves to the latest version of Nintendo’s monster catching RPG. Be prepared to enter the world of Pokemon once again with the latest entries Pokemon X & Y, which Nintendo revealed will be available worldwide starting October 12th.

More gameplay details surrounding the titles also surfaced during this morning’s E3 Direct live stream including the inclusion of a new ‘fairy type’. Only one new pokemon was mentioned for this type, an Eevee evolution known as Slyveon, but Nintendo has opted to also modify three other existing Pokemon to bolster the ranks of this new type. Joining Slyveon, from previous generations are: Marill, Garevoir and Jigglypuff.

Also unveiled was a new gameplay mode titled ‘Pokemon Touch Element’ that allows trainers to interact with their Pokemon using the stylus. You’ll also be able to mimic their moves and they can react to you, using the console’s front facing camera. This has the potential to bring a neat little mini-game, unlike we’ve seen in the Pokemon franchise, to our Nintendo 3DS’.



New Pokémon In Latest X and Y Trailer

Posted on May 20, 2013 by Les Major

The continuation of the Pokémon series is looking great, and now it looks like you can ride on at least one Pokémon in this new 3D world. Nintendo is really improving this sequel, making both battles and the world you’ll explore into a seemingly fully 3D experience. Of course this only helps to show off the tech of the 3DS however it really looks like quite a surprising improvement over a series that was already looking better and better.Read More


Newest Pokemon From X & Y Looks An Awful Lot Like Mewtwo

Posted on April 7, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Over the weekend Nintendo unveiled a brand new pokemon for the upcoming Pokemon X & Y, during their weekly “Pokemon Smash” T.V series. This little fella looks an awfully lot like fan favorite Mewtwo, whom of course was one of the last legendary from the original set of 151 Pokemon Unfortunately this newly unveiled monster doesn’t have a name just yet, in fact official details out side of the recently released art work and trailers are scant.

This is pure speculation but I believe Nintendo could take one or two routes with this: I believe that regardless of origin, this monster will be a legendary. In terms of its origin I think that it will be either a new form of MewTwo, similar to the way that Deoxys and Shaman can take multiple forms depending on circumstance, so it would have the same type and ID number as its base form, or it will be a new clone of the original Mew in the vein of MewTwo – meaning that is is a human creation.

Check out the full artwork and brief gameplay trailer released by Nintendo after the jump.Read More


Pokemon X & Y Mark Leap To Nintendo 3DS, Releases This Fall

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Those little Pocket Monsters have been confined to the Nintendo 3DS for the better part of seven years now, but no longer are they stuck in the previous generation with the announcement of Pokemon XY. Two new games, Pokemon Y and Pokemon X are in development for the Nintendo 3DS, marking the series’ six generation of games, after the release of Black & White for the DS in 2010.

Pokemon X & Y will utilize the system’s 3DS capabilities as well providing a large graphical leap in terms of character animations and presentation.  In the new debut trailer we get a really good look at how crisp and smooth the game is when compared to its predecessors. Battles still take place in the traditional “behind the back” style but are spruced up with gorgeously detailed and fluid artwork.

Pokemon X & Y will be released worldwide this October for the Nintendo 3DS!

Check out the embedded trailer to find out why I am excited for a Pokemon game for the first time in half a decade!

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