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Update coming for Pokkén Tournament DX

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Jason Nason

Nintendo has announced an update coming for Pokkén Tournament DX, including some additional content.

The planned features will include Online Team Battles in which players will be able to play with friends in teams online. You can pick three Pokémon each and head into battle to enjoy heated fights with other players. Official groups from Pokkén Tournament DX will be open in the Group Match online battle mode.

Coming soon after the update, there will be official Group Matches where players can battle to receive new special titles.

In Practice Mode’s Free Training, a new function to record Pokémon movements in battle will be added. You’ll be able to control the opposing Pokémon and record its movements so you can play them back when you’re training to help improve your skills.

Several other adjustments are in development which will help to improve gameplay.

More information on the Pokkén Tournament DX will be made available on the official website in the near future.

Pokkén Tournament DX is available now for Nintendo Switch.


Nintendo announces Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Dual Pack

Posted on August 28, 2017 by Jason Nason

During the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas, Nintendo announced a dual pack of the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games for the Nintendo 3DS. The Dual Pack will be available this fall in the Americas.

“The incredible fans of the Fire Emblem and Pokémon franchises not only love the games themselves, but also the features behind the games,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “These special versions are great options for dedicated fans who want to enjoy all facets of their favorite series, from amazing gameplay to bonus artwork.”

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First look at Lycanroc Dusk form

Posted on August 14, 2017 by Jason Nason

We recently got our first look at the newly discovered Dusk Form Lycanroc. Now more details have been revealed, including how to add this Pokémon to your Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon game.

Dusk Form Lycanroc shares some of the aspects of Midday Form, such as a four-legged stance and obedience toward its trusted Trainer. But it’s also like Midnight Form—at the moment it attacks, its eyes turn red! Around its neck are four rocks like those of Midday Form, while the mane on its head matches that of Midnight Form.

Little things don’t shake the tranquil demeanor of Dusk Form Lycanroc, but it has a well of intense fighting spirit hidden within, and as a result, it relishes combat at close quarters. It also tries to use Counter when battles get intense.

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Reimagined Pokémon origin movie hitting theatres in November

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Jason Nason

Get ready for some reimagined nostalgia. Ash and Pikachu’s 20th big-screen adventure is coming soon to a theatre near you and it’s a bit of a reboot. Sort of.

The 20th Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! will soon be coming to theatres for a special limited engagement. You’ll be able to catch the latest installment in the long-running series on November 5th and 6th, 2017.

According to the Pokémon website Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is a celebration of the Pokémon saga as it retells and reimagines the origins of Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting, the forging of their friendship, and their first adventure together in the world of Pokémon as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. During the course of their journey, they’ll encounter familiar faces, as well as new characters like the Trainers Verity and Sorrel. They even cross paths with the mysterious new Mythical Pokémon Marshadow.

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Watching Four People Speed Run Pokemon Red Simultaneously Is Oddly Captivating

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Take a trip back in time with me, not too far, but to SGDQ 2016. Last year the folks at Summer Games Done Quick hosted a four way race between Gunnermaniac3, Keizaron, Extratricky and Exarionu to see who could complete Nintendo’s Pokemon Red with the fastest time.

The Pokemon games have had a dedicated speed running community for some time and while I can’t profess to be anything other than a casual consumer of speed run content, I find these runs in particular absolutely fascinating. Perhaps it is the fact that the generation 1 Pokemon titles have been distilled down to a mathematical formula at this point – with examples like the community discovering that running the game with Nidoran and the use of Horn Drill, in particular, being the most effective strategy to completing the game. Maybe it is essential but potentially overlooked details like the fact that Viridian Forest has individual grass tiles that won’t spawn encounters that make these games so appealing to me.

Whatever it is about Pokemon Speedruns, if you’ve ever wondered what exploitable mathematics and mechanics that make running a multi-hour RPG possible in under the amount of time it takes to watch The Avengers – watch this SGDQ 2016 run. Pokemon Red’s community does an absolutely fantastic job explaining the ins and outs of their chosen game WHILE running it!

If you’re curious about what goes into a Pokemon speed run make sure to head over to the Pokemon Speed Run wiki. They’ve got a leader board, strategies for every generation, profiles on the various runners and other cool tidbits.


Get Four Mega Stones for Fearsome Pokémon in Sun/Moon

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Jason Nason

This month’s Mega Stones will unlock the power of Mega Evolution for more powerful Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

Using the following code you’ll receive Tyranitarite, Abomasite, Manectite, and Aggronite in the. These items will let your Tyranitar, Abomasnow, Manectric, and Aggron Mega Evolve during battle.

These Pokémon aren’t available in the wild in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon, but you can bring them into Pokémon Bank via Poké Transporter from earlier games. The Pokémon you transfer will lose their items in the process, however, so this distribution is currently the only way to get these Mega Stones in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon.

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Shiny Tapu Koko the latest Pokémon available from Nintendo in Sun/Moon

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Jason Nason

Tapu Koko Shines This Summer. You can now get the Legendary Pokémon Shiny Tapu Koko in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The Shiny version of Tapu Koko in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon is now available via Nintendo Network.

Tapu Koko will be available via Nintendo Network from July 14th to August 14th, 2017.

The Tapu Koko you receive will be level 60. The Electric / Fairy Pokémon has the ability Electric Surge, has the held item Electric Seed and comes with the moves Nature’s Madness, Discharge, Agility, and Electro Ball.

To get Tapu Koko in your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game you need to Select Mystery Gift on the main menu, Select Receive Gift, select Get via Internet, and then ‘yes’ to connect to the Internet. Then you’ll receive Tapu Koko. After that it’s just a simple matter of speaking to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to pick up Tapu Koko. And of course don’t forget to save your game.


Pokémon Gold and Silver coming to 3DS Virtual Console in September

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Jason Nason

Also announced today was another couple of Pokémon titles headed to the Nintendo Virtual Console. The second titles in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, will be making their way to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.

Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver were released in Japan on November 21st, 1999, as the second set of titles in the Pokémon series. These games, which debuted as Game Boy Color-titles in Japan, are being recreated into Virtual Console versions such that their screens appear just as they did on the Game Boy Color.

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon coming to 3DS in November

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Jason Nason

During Pokémon Direct, we got to see footage from the newest titles in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Two new Pokémon forms were shown resembling that of the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala.

Take on the role of a Pokémon Trainer and uncover new tales, and unravel the mystery behind the two forms reminiscent of the Legendary Pokémon.

New Pokémon forms have been discovered in the Aloha region in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. In this expanded adventure, you’ll get to explore more of the Alola region, catch more Pokémon, and battle more formidable foes. The games have been powered up with new additions to the story and features from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

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Pokkén Tournament DX coming to Nintendo Switch in September

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Jason Nason

During today’s Pokémon Direct presentation, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, and Junichi Masuda, Director of GAME FREAK, announced upcoming Pokémon titles for Nintendo consoles.

Included in the announcement is the news that Pokémon is making its way to Nintendo Switch later this year with Pokkén Tournament DX. Along with all the content from both the Wii U and arcade versions of Pokkén Tournament, the Pokémon fighting game also introduces an array of exciting new features to create the ultimate Pokkén experience.

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Pokémon Direct set for June 6th

Posted on June 5, 2017 by Jason Nason

Nintendo announced via their social media channels on Monday afternoon that they are planning a special Nintendo Direct for tomorrow which will be all about Pokémon.

The special Pokémon Direct is set to go live worldwide at 10:00 AM ET and will be a special 8-minute presentation of “Pokémon news.” Nothing else is known about the direct as of yet but speculation is running wild already.

With the latest mainline Pokémon title(s) Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon having been out for under a year it’s possible that this will be an announcement of a third incarnation of the series similar to what Nintendo has done previously. Red and Blue had a third version of the game released later on in Yellow while Gold and Silver had a third version released in Platinum. This trend had been done many times, however X and Y never got a Z release, despite the fact that the third season of the television series was called XYZ the series.

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Password for four Pokémon Sun/Moon mega stones

Posted on May 13, 2017 by Jason Nason

The list of Pokémon able to mega evolve with mega stones is growing. The Pokémon Company has just released a password that can be entered into the game to get four more mega stone.

When you enter the following password in your game, you’ll receive Pidgeotite, Steelixite, Heracronite, and Houndoominite Mega Stones, the items needed for Pidgeot, Steelix, Heracross, and Houndoom to Mega Evolve during battle.

These Pokémon aren’t available in the wild in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon, but you can bring them into Pokémon Bank via Poké Transporter from earlier games. The Pokémon you transfer will lose their items in the process, however, so this distribution is currently the only way to get these Mega Stones in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon.

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Alolan Pokémon come to Pokémon Shuffle

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Jason Nason

The Alola region shines on Pokémon Shuffle and Pokémon Shuffle Mobile with new stages and more Pokémon.

The new Pokémon come to both the game for the Nintendo 3DS and the mobile game with new stages featuring Pokémon from the Alola region.

Plus, for a limited time, special stages will provide the chance to get Alola’s first partner Pokémon. Gamers can play Litten’s special stage right now until May 9th, Popplio’s special stage from May 9th through May 23rd, and Rowlet’s special stage from May 23rd through June 6th and try to capture these new Pokémon.

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The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza runs thru April 20th

Posted on April 15, 2017 by Jason Nason

Niantic and The Pokémon Company have detailed their spring promotion for mobile title Pokémon GO – the Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza.

From 4:00 PM EDT on April 13th thru 4:00 PM EDT on April 20th, 2017, a greater variety of Pokémon can now be found in 2 km Eggs. Additionally you’ll also earn more Candy for every Egg hatched.

Throughout this Eggstravaganza, you’ll also level up even faster with double XP! Combine this bonus with a Lucky Egg, and you’ll earn four times the XP you normally would. Lucky Eggs will be also be 50% off in the in-game shop.

Now that the weather has started to turn around, are you getting out there more with Pokémon GO?


Pokémon GO launching global water festival In-Game Event

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jason Nason

Niantic and The Pokémon Company International today revealed Pokémon GO’s next in-game celebration, the Pokémon GO Water Festival.

From today at 4:00 PM EST until March 29th at 4:00 PM EST, trainers will be more likely to encounter Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and their evolutions around the world. Trainers will also have a greater chance of encountering Water-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region, which recently began appearing in the game, when exploring areas where Water-type Pokémon more commonly appear.

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