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Pokémon Shuffle adds Rayquaza event, remember to use the special code


Runs until April 13
Mar 30
Pokémon Shuffle is adding a new Rayquaza event, which will operate just like the Kyogre battle that was recently added. All you have to do is complete a match to get a Jewel, and a chance to catch the legendary Po... read
Mewtwo DLC for SSB4

Sakurai: Mewtwo DLC done, almost time for release


Sakurai's wild ride continues
Mar 21
Masahiro Sakurai, better known as the director of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U, has said that "With regard to (Mewtwo), the character is coming along just fine. In fact, it's pretty much done...basically it's almost time... read
Pokémon Shuffle

Pokémon Shuffle limiting Mega Lucario to a contest


Only 20,000 served
Mar 17
Pokémon Shuffle is a pain to get through without constantly playing the waiting game, but if you're keen, Nintendo has been running occasional events to net special Pokémon. The newest promotion is a contest to ... read
Pokemon

Reminder: tonight is your last night to get your free Latios or Latias in Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire


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Mar 01
You can grab a free Latios or Latias (whatever your version doesn't have) in Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire right now. The catch? You have to do it right now before the promotion ends sometime tonight. All you... read
Pokémon

Pokémaniacs! Gold/Silver starters now on Pokémon Bank


Whatcha gonna do, brother?
Feb 27
Great news for all you Pokémaniacs out there: you can now receive Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr along with their Hidden Abilities from the Pokémon Bank, brother. This comes just after the one year anniver... read
Pokémon video series

Pokédex Animated starts things off right with Cubone


'Bone is the loneliest Pokémon
Feb 26
YouTuber Versiris began a new series of videos introducing Pokémon through adorably animated Pokédex entries, narrated by a GLaDOS-like voice. The first entry features my personal favorite Pokémon, Cubon... read
Pokémon Shuffle

There's already a workaround to skirt Pokémon Shuffle's microtransactions


That didn't take long
Feb 25
Pokémon Shuffle isn't Nintendo's initial foray into the seedy underworld of free-to-play with microtransactions. Rusty's Real Deal Baseball did it first, but Shuffle is the first example that drew ire fr... read
Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: The Order: 1886, Pokémon Shuffle, and more


Zen distilled stories
Feb 23
The first episode of Game News Haikus went over pretty well with people who watched it. If you're one of those people, thanks for taking the time. If you're not, maybe watch that one and the new one and every future episode?... read
Slowpoke: A short film

Pokémon's Slowpoke is a pretty relatable little guy


A short film
Feb 21
Have you ever woken up after an evening of questionable decisions and wrestled with what to do with the day? I have. Have you ever laid in bed, rays of sunlight torturing you through the shutters, wondering why that woman at the bar last night told you she accidentally killed a baby goat with a penicillin overdose? Yeah, me too. This is Slowpoke's daily struggle. Poor little guy. read
Pokémon throwback

These old Pokémon ads and toys bring me back


My childhood, summarized
Feb 20
I went down an Internet wormhole last night when I really, truly should've just gone to bed. It began with this Imgur album of old Pokémon ads, but as someone who grew up alongside Pokémania, it couldn't end the... read
Pokémon Shuffle has an under-handed microtransaction system that heavily relies on making you wait to play, unless you pay. But for some of you, casually picking up five games per day will be enough, and there is some fun to be had when you wade through all the nonsense. Here are some tips to help you stay free. read feature

Pokkén Tournament

Flex those muscles, Machamp


Did it for the headline
Feb 18
This is vaguely the same footage of Pokkén Tournament we've seen over the past couple weeks, but it's a direct capture of the game, so what the hell. Good recap of the current roster, though do note that the voice over and text are in Japanese. Long way to go before this'll get localized. What's going on with Pikachu (starting at 1:25)? That expression is Kirby-in-the-USA angry. read
Pokemon Shuffle

Pokémon Shuffle's microtransactions are even worse than I thought


Initial impressions
Feb 17
I just obtained my review copy for the upcoming 3DS match-three puzzler Pokémon Shuffle, and man, is it rough to get on-board with this microtransaction scheme. If you want the full rundown of what to expect you c... read
Pokémon Shuffle

Details revealed for microtransaction-laden Pokémon Shuffle, and they're pretty disgusting


Energy is generally a bad way to F2P
Feb 16
Pokémon Shuffle is a thing, and it's set to arrive on the 3DS this week in Japan as a spiritual successor to the puzzler Pokémon Trozei. It's also free-to-play. Details have arisen from the official Japane... read
Pokkén

Hey you, Haradachu!


#ICYMI
Feb 16
Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada in a Pikachu onesie, everyone. The world's a wonderful place.  稼働時期は2015年夏頃!AC「ポッ拳 POKKEN TOURNAMENT」ステージイベントをレポート [Gamer] read
Pokémon speedrun

This guy caught 'em all in Pokémon Red and Blue quicker than you'll ever hope to


This is definitely an impressive speedrun
Feb 14
Back in Pokémon's heyday, it was difficult enough to catch 'em all with legitimate friends, additional cartridges, and link cables, let alone do it in record time. One talented 21-year-old speedrunner from Ohio who go... read
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén strikes Japanese arcades this summer


Love that outfit, Harada
Feb 12
Pokkén Tournament launches in arcades across Japan this summer, Bandai Namco revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. The studio is showcasing the fighter this weekend at the event, giving attendees an... read
Pokkén Tournament

Off-screen Pokkén Tournament footage has Gardevoir-on-Gardevoir action


Give the people what they want
Feb 11
As a man of simple tastes, my big takeaway from Pokkén Tournament's location test in Japanese arcades was Pikachu wearing shorts, but, I get it: game mechanics are important too. This off-screen video from seadraDS ha... read
Free Pokémon

The Unova starter giveaway is live in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Codes are valid until November 30, 2015
Feb 10
The codes for Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are now all redeemable. Just head into the Mystery Gift option and choose "receive via code," then type in POKEMON497, POKEMON500, ... read
Pokeplate

This Pokémon plate belongs in a museum (and is now in one)


Willow pixel
Feb 09
Very dang good artist (and current Firewatch art director) Olly Moss, whose work we routinely enjoy, made these pixel art Willow plates a while back. These classically-inspired works are now on display at the Victoria and Alb... read
Pokémon visual novel

Twitch Dates Pokémon: A visual novel based on Twitch Plays canon


Yep
Feb 05
Twitch Plays Pokémon spawned a lot of "memes" and some nice fan art. Twitch Dates Pokémon is a visual novel set in that universe. And it's non-erotic! "Family-friendly," in fact. Good. I like my Poké... read
You asked for this. I take no responsibility for my actions. None at all. Back, you goblins! Back! read feature

Pokemon giveaway

Hidden ability Meganium, Typhlosion, Feraligatr coming to Pokemon Bank


Snag 'em for free later this month
Feb 05
If you access the Pokemon Bank between February 27 and November 30, you'll be given special, level 50 versions of the Heart Gold and Soul Silver starters, Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr.  Nintendo br... read
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad


Suspicious, very suspicious
Feb 02
Well, maybe not exactly. It's certainly no fightstick, but it's also wider than your standard controller. Even still, the setups at the Pokkén Tournament location tests are giving me serious Wii U vibes. They may ... read
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén looks hot: Shorts-wearing Pikachu and red Lucario


Location test underway in Japanese arcades
Jan 30
Now that Bandai Namco has begun testing Pokkén Tournament in Japanese arcades, the photos are flooding in -- and they're scrumptious. The Pokémon fighting game offers alternate colors for its combatants, includi... read
Amewtwo

Custom Mewtwo amiibo even has its own box


Custom amiibo scene strikes again
Jan 28
Reddit's Tomcat1994 has gone the extra mile with this custom Mewtwo amiibo, giving the man-made pocket monster a man-made box, too. Check the whole gallery here. The custom amiibo scene is definitely the neatest part of ... read
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon


Destructoid's favorite Pocket Monster finally gets her due
Jan 27
Pokkén Tournament is on its way to Japanese arcades later this month, so Namco has seen fit to bless us with pretty pictures of Gardevoir. Also, Pokémon other than Gardevoir for some reason. 「ポ... read
Pokkén Tournament

The return of news on Dtoid's YouTube channel? Let's start with Pokkén Tournament


Do you want news in video form? Pog form?
Jan 24
Today was a pretty huge day for Destructoid. One of the founding fathers of the website returned to the fold and swiftly kicked NBA2K15 in the nuts. We reviewed the New 3DS with lukewarm appreciation, tempered with the ... read
[Update: Embedded the full stream below. Also, GoNintendo rounded up more info on how the game plays, including details on how the 3-Axis movement works, how you can guard attacks from any height with the same button, and mo... read feature

Free Pokémon

Who's the better Pokémon: Serperior, Emboar, or Samurott?


You can nab all three in a distribution event for Ruby/Sapphire
Jan 22
The next distribution event for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will give us a chance to score Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott, each with their own Hidden Ability. You'll need to update your game to version 1.2 a... read
New Pokemon

Meet the new mythical Pokémon Hoopa, the, uh, hoop Pokémon


New movie star will be available in Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby
Jan 14
The 18th Pokémon movie, cleverly titled Pokémon the Movie XY 2015 and then re-titled The Ring Genie Hoopa, is coming out--you guessed it--this year. It stars the titular new ghost-psychic pocket monst... read
KAWAII~~~

Goomy, the cute Pokémon


Read it in the anime's Pokédex voice
Jan 09
I'm more of a Grimer man myself--he's a mischievous lil cutie--but I guess I can see the appeal (it's like Grimer and a light-skinned rabbit-snail banged out). Ash just caught one of these lil monsters in the XY anime, too.  Still nothing on the Slowpoke video, though.  read






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