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10:30 AM on 02.27.2014

Pokemon will be hitting Netflix soon

Fresh off of the news that a number of Pokemon movies and series have hit Hulu, it appears as if Netflix will be getting in on the action soon. Starting March 1st, Pokemon the Movie: Black and Pokemon the Movie: Whi...

Chris Carter



Nintendo confirms free Pokemon X or Y deal photo
Nintendo confirms free Pokemon X or Y deal
by Chris Carter

Last week, we heard of a rumored promotion that would net you a free copy of Pokemon X or Y if you hapened to buy a 2DS/3DS and one of six applicable games (Animal Crossing: New LeafYoshi's New IslandLEGO City Undercover: The Chase BeginsSuper Mario 3D LandDonkey Kong Country Returns 3D, or Mario Kart 7)

Here's how you get your game -- you need to be in North America, have a Club Nintendo account, and register everything from March 1st (not before) until March 31st. Then login to Club Nintendo, look at your "to-do" list, and claim your code before April 30th.

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Art Hawk: Twitch Plays Pokemon photo
Art Hawk: Twitch Plays Pokemon
by Jonathan Holmes

Against all odds, Art Hawk perceives. Born from talking to women about videogames, he's strived to show the world that Grand Theft Auto, Dead Rising, Gears of War, and Flappy Bird are all important works of art. Some say he's was annoying, others call him a genius. None of that matters. All that he wants is to let you know about the art. He's never going to stop.

His latest query is Twitch Plays Pokemon, a game that has taken the internet by storm. What is it about this exercise in disorganization and delusion that fascinates people so? Artemis gets to the art of the matter like only he can. Visuals by Tobiichi Karlsson  

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11:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Free Pokemon X/Y with purchase of 2DS/3DS XL and game

Let me take another stab at this without pesky character limits: an upcoming promotion will give out a free download code for Pokemon X/Y for folks who purchase either a 2DS or 3DS XL and one of six games: Animal Crossing: Ne...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon causing chat issues

Twitch Plays Pokemon is a huge deal. So huge, in fact, it's been causing enormous stress on Twitch's chat system across the entire service. On Sunday Twitch actually moved the channel off of their normal servers onto a dedica...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:45 PM on 02.20.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon got out of Rock Tunnel: A summary

When I picked up Pokemon Red, I went to Rock Tunnel without Flash. I tried to make it through in the pitch black. Then I tried to get back out. Then I decided the only way out of the darkness was to plunge forward, wholly an...

Steven Hansen





10:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon viewed over 7.5M times so far

So that whole Twitch Plays Pokemon thing? It's been viewed over 7.5 million times already. At present there's 75,000 concurrent users watching, and "the total number of unique Twitch members who have participated via chat is ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Not all bootleg Pokémon games are terrible

There are so many popular YouTube creators that I just plain cannot connect with as a viewer, try as I might, but JonTron isn't one of them. Oh how he makes me laugh. I'm happy to see him making videos again and this latest ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 02.14.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon is the best thing since Salty Bet

It could have easily been a disaster, but it's quite the opposite. I cannot stop watching. Twitch Plays Pokemon is a collaborative stream in which Pokemon Red/Blue is played by people in chat. Button inputs (e.g., "up," "down...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 02.14.2014

New Mythical Pokemon Diancie is a Fairy-Rock

Diancie, as well as the new Pokemon movie it will be featured in, leaked a couple days ago, but now we have official confirmation and some more screenshots. The rare Pokemon won't be found in normal gameplay, but Nintendo isn't yet spilling how you can acquire it. It looks like an arrowhead with a shirt and crystals up top. Shine on you crazy diamond.

Steven Hansen

4:12 PM on 02.13.2014

Pokemon Battle Trozei will launch on March 20th

It's been a while since we've seen a Pokemon Trozei puzzle game, but Pokemon Battle Trozei is on the way to the 3DS with a March 20th release date. Nintendo didn't give much information about the puzzle title in today's Nintendo Direct, but they did mention that it would include "over 700" Pokemon, all the way up to the current generation of X & Y.

Chris Carter

9:45 AM on 02.11.2014

New 'Diancie' Pokemon revealed, another movie incoming

Serebii.net has uncovered a new Pokemon by way of CoroCoro magazine, and its name is Diancie. It's officially Pokemon number #719, following up Zygarde, who was previously the last entry in the National Pokedex. It's a Rock/F...

Chris Carter



Guide: How to use the Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter photo
Guide: How to use the Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter
by Jordan Devore

Originally set for release in North America in late December, the Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter apps have only today become available for download from the 3DS eShop. (Europe, Australia, and Japan have had their launches already). While heavy network traffic pushed back the release last year, that doesn't seem to be an issue now, thank goodness.

We thought it would be useful to come up with a quick guide to the Bank and Transporter so you know what you're getting into, what with this technically being a paid service and all. The process of transferring your Pokemon collection into X and Y is quite a bit more convoluted than I was anticipating, and I was expecting a tedious process to begin with knowing Game Freak's history with these transfer tools. At least there are no minigames this time.

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3:30 PM on 02.05.2014

Maybe Magikarp isn't as worthless as we all thought

Hands down, the most oft-cited example of a useless Pokemon is Magikarp. I mean, it's definitely not one of the more badass Pokemon. Stupid fish. All it does is splash around, right? Well, until it decides to splash right ov...

Brett Makedonski



Here's how to get the free Celebi from the Pokemon Bank photo
Here's how to get the free Celebi from the Pokemon Bank
by Chris Carter

As you may have heard, Nintendo has dropped the Pokemon Bank and Transporter Apps today on the North American eShop. These are two separate apps, but you'll only need to access the bank before September 30th, 2014 to get your free Celebi.

So how do you do it? Well, log into the Bank App, tie in your Nintendo Network ID (you'll need to get one if you don't have one already), then select a "gift" from the menu, and place one Pokemon in a cloud box.

Then, load up Pokemon X or Y, and go to the bottom option, "Pokemon Link." Redeem your prize, then go back to the Pokemon Bank and hit the "use bank" option. Finally, go back again to your X or Y game, hit "Pokemon Link" again -- Celebi will be waiting for you on the in-game PC.

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1:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Pokemon.com gets a redesign and some new features

Pokemon.com has updated recently, and with said update comes a few new features and a new look. There's a new "Explore Pokemon" section which essentially functions as a full Pokedex (up to the newest #718 listing), which is a...

Chris Carter