Pokédiamonds for human dollars
Pokémon Rumble World is the next installment in the Rumble series and features over 700 Pokémon. Unlike the arena based combat in Pokémon Rumble U, Pokémon Rumble World is more...
Mother of God
At least 800 Slowpokes escaped a secret research facility in Japan's Kagawa Prefecture today, The Udon Journal reports. Officials are asking the public to help researchers capture the creatures as soon as possible. Please be sure to tweet any sightings using the hashtag #sanukiyadon.
Beware, 800 Slowpoke on the loose [Kagawa Prefecture Tourism, @UdonkenKanko via Famitsu]
Runs until April 13
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...
Sakurai's wild ride continues
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...
Only 20,000 served
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 ...
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.
Whatcha gonna do, brother?
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...
'Bone is the loneliest Pokémon
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...
That didn't take long
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...
Zen distilled stories
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?...
A short film
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.
My childhood, summarized
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...
Or, how to not get screwed as badly by microtransactions
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.
Did it for the headline
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.
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...
Energy is generally a bad way to F2P
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...
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]
This is definitely an impressive speedrun
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...
Love that outfit, Harada
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...
Give the people what they want
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...
Codes are valid until November 30, 2015
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, ...
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...
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...
A tribute to Destructoid's favorite Pocket Monster
You asked for this. I take no responsibility for my actions. None at all. Back, you goblins! Back!
Snag 'em for free later this month
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.
Suspicious, very suspicious
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 ...
Location test underway in Japanese arcades
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...
Custom amiibo scene strikes again
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 ...
Destructoid's favorite Pocket Monster finally gets her due
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.
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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 ...