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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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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
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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 photo
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 photo
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
Poém photo
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! read feature

Pokemon giveaway photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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
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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
Pokkén Tournament photo
Snivy, Emolga, Fennekin, and Lapras are support characters
[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 photo
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
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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~~~ photo
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
Slowpoke! photo
Slowpoke!

Nintendo releases its best 3DS theme yet


Chillin' with Slowpoke
Jan 05
I haven't bothered to change my 3DS theme despite Nintendo's nags to do so but that changes today. The Official Best 3DS Theme, Pokémon: Slowpoke, is now available outside of Japan. For $1.99, we're getting a beachside... read
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Contrary Serperior code revealed


You can't redeem it until January
Dec 31
Itching to get your hands on the special event Contrary Serperior? You'll get your chance soon, as Pokemon Get TV has revealed the process, which will require Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. Basically, you use the code ... read
Pokétar photo
Pokétar

Pokémon's tribute to Pat Benatar is beautiful


Dec 22
This hiker is a real tough cookie with a long history of breaking little hearts like the one in me.  read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Namco given plenty of freedom with Pokémon fighter


As long as the trainers themselves don't come to fisticuffs
Dec 22
Nintendo seems to have a burgeoning penchant for collaboration. The platform holder has recently entered into partnerships with studios like Bandai Namco and Tecmo Koei, giving its third party associates license to toy around... read
Pokémon toy photo
Pokémon toy

That lil Bulbasaur! Pokémon Center has the adorable Red Nendoroid


The very best
Dec 19
We last spoke about Good Smile Company's Red Nendoroid months ago, which is just too dang long. The figure has since released in Japan, and the US Pokémon Center now has it in stock. For $49.99, the set comes with the ... read
Great name! photo
Great name!

The 18th Pokémon movie is Pokémon the Movie XY 2015


Great name!
Dec 12
It feels like just a year ago we were hearing about the 17th Pokemon movie, but actually it was 11 months ago. Pokémon XY: Cocoon of Destruction is released July 19, 2014 in Japan.  Its follow up,&... read
Catch 'em all photo
Catch 'em all

This map shows where to find Pokémon in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Bob has done it again
Dec 10
On my journey to obtain every Pokémon in X/Y (and eventually give many of them away; no regrets!), this map of catchable Pokémon created by reddit user Bobdor was instrumental. It got my Pokédex off to a ... read
Pokémon photo
Pokémon

I wish I had the artistic talent to make a sweet Charizard Game Boy


This is a thing of beauty
Dec 10
You can't comprehend how bad I am at drawing and painting. Impossibly bad. Like, I'm not positive I'd pass a kindergarten class if that's a thing five year-olds get judged on. Then there are people like this who can flawless... read
Amiibo photo
Amiibo

Act Fast! Lucario amiibo available for pre-order again on Toys "R" Us website


He's basically a blue Pikachu, right?
Dec 09
Jeez, these amiibo things sure are popular, huh? Grab your wallets and get to shopping, because the Lucario amiibo (Toys "R" Us exclusive) is back in stock at the Toys "R" Us website. Just yesterday, these figures were completely sold out on there, so you should probably act pretty fast if you want to snag one for yourself. read
Pokémon Pinball GBA photo
Pokémon Pinball GBA

Europe gets Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire on Wii U this week


More where this came from, please
Dec 08
A new pinball game out of Nintendo sure would be delightful. The time is right (because the time is always right for well-made pinball spinoff games). I don't see that happening anytime soon, granted, but there's always Pok&e... read
Most popular photo
Most popular

Nintendr: Tumblr loves Pokémon, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Smash


Also, Attack on BORING, BAD ANIME
Dec 04
Ok, first: When you make the next billion dollar dating application "Nintendr" (or "Nintinder"), I want my royalties paid out weekly and top billing, branding-wise. In fact, let's call it "Steven Hansen's Nintendr" (or "Steve... read






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