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Over 80 more Pokémon and new features coming this week to Pokémon GO

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Jason Nason

Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here in Pokémon GO! Starting later this week, more than 80 Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games will be available in Pokémon GO.

Pokémon with gender-specific variations, will also start rolling out in Pokémon GO.

New Evolutions: Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will soon be able to evolve—into Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region. New Evolution items will also be available at PokéStops, which you’ll need to evolve some Pokémon.

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Ash and Friends Move to Disney XD in America; stay put on Teletoon in Canada

Posted on February 11, 2017 by Jason Nason

Starting today, February 11th, Disney XD became the new home of Pokémon the Series, in the United States. Episodes will air every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, and every Saturday and Sunday evening at 7:30 PM. You can also watch Pokémon the Series every weekday at 4:00 PM.

The series isn’t making the switch in Canada though.

While Pokémon the Series moves from Cartoon Network to Disney XD south of the border, the show continues to air on Teletoon in Canada. A move to the Canadian equivelant of Disney XD wouldn’t be out of the question though as both Teletoon and Disney XD (and Cartoon Network for that matter) in Canada are channels licensed and owned by Corus Inc. Any channel switch would be a lateral move really.

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Pokémon Shuffle turns two

Posted on February 11, 2017 by Jason Nason

Nintendo is celebrating two years of Pokémon Shuffle with promotions and special in-game gifts.

The Pokémon Shuffle game launched on the Nintendo 3DS two years ago, treating thousands of players to challenging puzzle fun. To celebrate the occasion, now through 9:00 a.m. (EST) on February 28th you can find in-game promotions and item giveaways such as Jewels, Raise Max Level, Skill Swapper, and Mega Speedup in both Pokémon Shuffle and Pokémon Shuffle Mobile to help you match and catch even more Pokémon in your game.

Pokémon Shuffle and Pokémon Shuffle Mobile are free-to-play with micro-transactions.


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 updated to Version 1.1 today

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Jason Nason

If you’ve booted up your copy of Pokémon Sun or Moon today and tried to connect online you’ve no doubt seen a notification that the game needs to be updated.

Oddly unlike most games on the Nintendo 3DS there is as yet no prompt to perform the update in the Nintendo eShop. A quick search in the eShop will find the update, which you can download for the appropriate game. The update is required to use online services with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

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Pokémon Sun / Pokémon Moon | REVIEW

Posted on January 7, 2017 by Jason Nason

Before Nintendo officially announced Sun and Moon I made a list of predictions of what I expected Nintendo would announce this year. Atop that list was another Pokémon game but it wasn’t a brand new game that I had predicted. As with tradition I thought that we would surely be getting Pokémon Z, a third game companion to X & Y. Third games have become a tradition after the first pair of games. Well I was wrong and we didn’t get Z; we got something even better.

Overall Nintendo didn’t reinvent the wheel with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Things weren’t shaken up and no one at The Pokémon Company overturned the cart to start from scratch. Why mess with a proven winning formula? What the folks behind the game did is keep what we have come to know and love with the series and inject just enough freshness into the game to make it another winning entry in the series.

Don’t get me wrong. There are definitely things that have been long sought after that haven’t been included in the game, but wishlist items aside Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are great games. (From here on I’ll refer to the games as Sun & Moon.

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More Pokémon coming soon to Pokémon GO

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Jason Nason

There are about to be more catchable Pokémon in Niantic and Nintendo’s mobile game Pokémon GO soon.

The official Pokémon Twitter channel sent out a brief tweet today announcing that “More Pokémon are coming to Pokémon GO!” The tweet went on to tease the date of December 12th for more information.

There is some speculation of what the new Pokémon will be, with the assumption that it will be the second generation Pokémon coming to the game. While that is the most likely assumption, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the new Pokémon from Nintendo’s newest 3DS games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon might not be in the mix.

It would certainly be a miss not to use this release to cross promote between the two Pokémon games.

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New Pokémon GO nearby feature rolled out to rest of North America

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Jason Nason

Niantic announced today that they have rolled out their revamped nearby Pokémon feature for Pokémon GO to the rest of the continental United States and large parts of Europe today. The roll out includes the rest of Canada as well.

The new nearby Pokémon feature now includes the nearest PokéStop to the Pokémon, and zooms in to show more detail when tapped. You can also tap on the tracks on this screen and the game shifts to an overhead map briefly to show you approximately where you can find the Pokémon. The map then reverts to the normal view, however a marker is now visible on the map.

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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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Pokémon GO updates, Ditto, and local realtime tracker

Posted on November 27, 2016 by Jason Nason

I’ll be honest. After the initial craze for Pokémon GO hit I somewhat fell off the bandwagon. I wasn’t one of those people who spent hours and days walking around seeking the elusive creatures, sucking up tons and tons of data. I’ll admit, after I let a friend without mobile data tether off of my data and I ended up going way over my monthly data, I really scaled back on my usage.

Heck, I’m only level 14.

But I have been keeping tabs on the game and am not one of those who uninstalled the game and wrote it off. I’m sure there’s much more to come.

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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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Pokémon GO has been updated with the addition of daily bonuses

Posted on November 6, 2016 by Jason Nason

Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated for Android and iOS devices. The update includes daily bonuses.

Playing the game you’ll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You’ll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row. Catching a Pokémon every day will earn 500 XP and 600 Stardust. Catching a Pokémon every day for 7 days straight will earn a larger bonus of 2,000 XP and 2,400 Stardust.

Visiting a PokéStop and spinning the Photo Disc every day will earn you 500 XP and a number of additional items, while visiting a PokéStop every day for 7 days straight will earn the larger bonus of 2,000 XP and a greater number of additional items.

The eligibility of the bonuses rolls over at 12:00 AM local time.

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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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