Pokemon

Game Freak: Pokemon Snap on Wii U or 3DS a Possibility

  In an interview with Polygon, Game Freak Director, Junichi Masuda discussed the possibility of Wii U getting its very own Pokémon Snap title. Fortunately, we didn’t get corporate speak. Matsuda was a bit more straight-forward:  “Personally, I really love the Pokémon Snap game, but it wouldn’t be interesting if we just released the same game, how it was before, for the Wii ...

Pokemon Origins coming to Pokemon TV November 15th, English trailer appears

“To those who played the very first Pokemon games…” begins the English trailer for Pokemon Origins, a four-part animated series coming to Pokemon TV starting on November 15th. The show will follow Red, the Pokemon trainer featured in the first Pokemon games, as he explores Kanto, fights Team Rocket, tries to best his rival, and eventually challenges the Pokemon League. The traile...

Opinion: Nintendo Counterbalances Industry Excess

      Nintendo Entertainment System was the first video game system I played. Back then, my playtime was mostly a save-the-princess affair. Playing Nintendo games granted me a way to do something larger than myself. It allowed me to do good deeds.  As I’ve grown older and technology has advanced, mainstays like The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Brothers, and Pokémon counterbala...

Pokemon Rumble U NFC Figures: Everything you need to know

At this point, Pokemon Rumble U is the only Wii U game that makes use of the GamePad’s built-in NFC space. At almost any GameStop, you can see for purchase plastic, palm-sized capsules that each carry one small Pokemon figurine. There are 18 different kinds of toy Pokemon to collect, but there’s no way of knowing which one yours will be until you open it — or use the GamePad to c...

Gotta Catch ‘Em All! Pokemon Company announces special treasure hunt and music video

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company had been teasing a special announcement last week, which left some of us pondering the possibilities. Now, the surprise both companies have been touting is a special Pokemon-themed treasure hunt. In this new promotion, you can collect various codes to enter to win different types of Pokemon prizes. The Pokemon Company states that they’ll be hiding codes all o...

Special Pokemon Announcement Inbound

      The Pokémon Company tweeted the above message today. The developer will announce more Pokemon-related news on Monday, September 16 at 8am PDT. After the recent onslaught of  Pokémon X & Y news, is there anything else to know?  So what could it be? I place my bets on more Pokémon X & Y news. Perhaps more Mega Evolutions or new features. After all, the game launches on O...

Kanto starters available to choose from in Pokemon X and Y, mega evolutions revealed

Players who pick up Pokemon X or Pokemon Y will, of course, have to choose between three new starter Pokemon: Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. Today’s Nintendo Direct revealed that, in addition to one of these, players will get to choose one of the original starters: Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle (I’m wiping a tear of nostalgia away as I type). Going even further, the broadcast rev...

Pokemon “cloud” storage of sorts, the Pokemon Bank, announced

It’s 5:22am my time, and I’ve just finished watching the promised Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct. Arguably the largest announcement of the Direct video was that of the Pokemon Bank, a secure online storage bank that’ll hold up to 3,000 of your Pokemon. The Pokemon Bank is downloadable for the Nintendo 3DS, with an annual fee attached. Thus, it appears to be an optional service. I...

Pokemon Direct to air tomorrow, 4:00am P.T.

It’s the Nintendo Direct that Pokemon fans everywhere have been waiting for. Tomorrow morning at 4:00am (huh?) Pacific Daylight Time, tune in to the official Nintendo Direct website for more news on upcoming 3DS titles Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. With the details out of the way, let’s focus on the important stuff: predictions. What are you hoping to hear from the Pokemon Direct tomorrow m...

First Impressions: Pokemon Rumble U

Pokemon Rumble U is available to download from the Wii U eShop right now for the price of $17.99. The game’s premise is quite simple: you take control of any toy Pokemon which you’ve collected (you’ll have four to get started with: Pikachu, Tepig, Snivy, and Oshawott) and battle in various arenas to befriend more toy Pokemon and progress in the game. In addition to your own Pokem...

Video: Pokemon X & Y gameplay trailer details PSS

Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda unveiled Tuesday during Nintendo’s E3 Developer Direct a few more juicy details regarding Pokemon X & Y. One of the new features that will be included in X & Y is the Player Sear System or PSS for short. The PSS allows players to connect, trade, and battle with each other, be it locally or globally online. In essence, the PSS will make trading and f...

Pokemon Company Excited for Big Year Ahead

Although this is officially the “Year of Luigi”, it appears that the Pokemon Company is smitten with 2013 as well.  In fact, They have stated that the next twelve months will one of the biggest years in Pokemon History! The Pokemon company is excited to launch multiple Pokemon titles, a new television series, various Poke-themed events, a new movie, and a new line of toys this year.  O...

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