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12:45 PM on 08.04.2014

Ash Ketchum calls into a Christian talk show with his Team Rocket woes

According to Bulbapedia, there are 95 flying-type Pokémon, but the likes of Articuno and Zapdos don't stand a chance of flying as far over these ladies' heads as the joke did.

Brett Makedonski



Pinsir and Heracross are part of the next Pokémon distribution event photo
Pinsir and Heracross are part of the next Pokémon distribution event
by Jordan Devore

The next Pokémon distribution event isn't terribly exciting. From August 13 through September 17, Pokémon X players can get Heracross and Y players can get Pinsir through the Internet.

More importantly, GameStop will offer code unlocks in the US for the Mega Stones needed to Mega Evolve Heracross and Pinsir. Those will first be available August 18 while supplies last.

These Pokémon are normally version exclusives, but that doesn't mean much now that the series has become online-enabled and trading is easier than ever. That said, I am glad the powers that be are planning to give out the Heracronite and Pinsirite Mega Stones.

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2:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Modified 3DS hardware created for Twitch Plays Pokémon X

It was slightly surprising to hear that the Twitch Plays Pokémon community is still active if for no other reason than I thought folks would have beaten all of the games by now. Not quite! There's still Pokémon ...

Jordan Devore

10:45 AM on 07.21.2014

Best Buy is doing buy one, get one for 3DS games this week

Like the DS before it, the 3DS is becoming one of my favorite platforms. Now that we are several years into its life, it has a pretty great selection of first and third-party games. There are enough now that I have fallen beh...

Darren Nakamura

11:30 AM on 07.18.2014

I want this Pikachu themed food to get in my belly

At the Pikachu Café in Roppongi Hills in Japan, they're holding an event to celebrate the release of the upcoming Pokemon film. As a result, the cafe will have special menu items, and all of them look incredibly d...

Chris Carter





10:00 AM on 07.16.2014

All of Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire's gym leaders have giant eyes now

The one thing that irked me about Pokemon X and Y was the 2D art, which seemed to shy away from the series' trademark look to a more homogenized anime blob style. Brawly's re-design has to be the worst. He wears those creepy toe shoes.  Compare for yourself below.

Steven Hansen



I'm pumped to dress up Pikachu like a little fancy man photo
I'm pumped to dress up Pikachu like a little fancy man
by Max Scoville

One of my favorite parts of Pokémon Black & White was the ability to haze your magical pets by dressing them up and having them perform musical theatre, so putting Pikachu in drag in Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby sounds awesome to me. If you want to watch the full Pokémon trailer in all its awkwardly-paced Nintendo-approved sterile family-friendly glory, here it is.

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1:30 PM on 07.15.2014

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby's secret bases are the base-t

Somehow, the revival of secret bases is enough to have me considering Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. I wasted ages originally seeking out the best laid out base so I could build a rocking pad with music mats, wa...

Steven Hansen

12:45 PM on 07.14.2014

Cosplay Pikachu and Mega Metagross look neat in this Ruby/Sapphire video

If you haven't been paying much attention to the recent Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire details to come out of Japanese magazine CoroCoro and promptly appear online in blurry scans, not to worry -- it's pretty m...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 07.11.2014

Dress your Pikachu in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

More Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire information out of CoroCoro following yesterday's news of Mega Metagross. Courtesy of magazine scans posted on Serebii, we have a look at the gym leaders' new appearances for ...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 07.10.2014

Megagross! Metagross gets a Mega Evolution

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire can add another Mega Evolution to their stable, courtesy of this scan from CoroCoro and Serebii explanation.  "It revealed Mega Metagross, which will be used by Steven...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 07.09.2014

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby will have the Secret Base mechanic

When Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby arrive on the 3DS as remakes of Sapphire and Ruby from the GBA era, they'll be bringing along the contemporary refreshments we take for granted today -- like online play. But it'll a...

Chris Carter

7:30 AM on 07.09.2014

Go see this Pokémon symphony in Washington, D.C.

Don your best duds to go see a Pokémon symphony! Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will premiere at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. on Friday August 15, 2014. Coinciding with the symphony event will be the 201...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 PM on 07.07.2014

This Pokemon x Attack on Titan art is so gross, I love it

There's almost a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark vibe here, but less wispy and terrifying. These come courtesy of Beth "Zsparky" Emery. Charmander and Mr. Mime are my favorites. 

Steven Hansen



You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y photo
You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y
by Jordan Devore

100 million trades have been made through the Global Trade Station in Pokémon X and Y and, as promised, Game Freak is handing out Fancy Pattern Vivillons for the milestone. Nice job, all!

The distribution event has commenced -- with your online-enabled 3DS, choose "Mystery Gift" from the main menu of either game to receive the new 'mon.

This specific Vivillon can't be obtained any other way, so get to downloading. It knows the move "Hold Hands." Battle effect? "Ally Pokémon hold hands. This makes them very happy." Well then.

A Vivillon of a Different Pattern! [Pokémon]

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2:15 PM on 07.07.2014

Pokémon Trading Card Game comes to 3DS in Europe this week

I had a binder specifically for my collection of Pokémon cards but never knew how to properly play the game. Which was fine, because they were fun enough to look at. I did, however, play a ton of Pokémon Trading...

Jordan Devore