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7:00 PM on 04.08.2014

Pokémon Black/White music collection on iTunes

Game Freak continues to add more Pokémon music to iTunes with the arrival of Pokémon Black & Pokémon White: Super Music Collection today for $9.99. Find it here. While I was personally holding out for...

Jordan Devore


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5:30 PM on 03.17.2014

How much does Japan love Pikachu? It is their World Cup mascot

Japan has teamed up with Adidas and The Pokemon Company for a promotional campaign leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. That Mary Sue pocket monster is taking advantage of the weight its shed over the years to lead Jap...

Steven Hansen

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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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

8:00 PM on 01.14.2014

Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver music added to iTunes

The Pokémon Company has released its latest game soundtrack on iTunes. This time, it's the Super Music Collection for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, which is the one I've been waiting for this whole time. I d...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 01.07.2014

Pokemon X & Y's composer leaves Game Freak

Kageyama Shota is one talented man, having composed the soundtrack for Pokemon X & Y (among a few others for Game Freak, as well as work on Luminous Arc and Smash Bros. Brawl). I found it to be one of the best OSTs o...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 12.31.2013

That shiny Pokemon automator has been completed

The creator of that impressive shiny Pokemon automator, dekuNukem, writes in to say that the machine has been improved since we last covered it. Here's a look at the new, final version. The amount of human input needed has b...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 12.13.2013

New trailer overviews this month's Pokémon Bank

It'll be a wonderful day when Game Freak's application for storing Pokémon online, Pokémon Bank, is finally available. Thankfully, the wait isn't too much longer -- the launch of the Bank and the Poké Tr...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 12.13.2013

Pokémon X/Y patch stops Battle Analyzer and Instacheck

Game Freak has addressed an exploit in Pokémon X and Y with patch 1.2, available now on the 3DS eShop. A tool known as the Battle Analyzer allowed ne'er-do-wells to intercept online data and view an opponent's Pok&eacu...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 12.12.2013

Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen Collection now on iTunes

The Pokémon Company has plans to release a bunch of music from its beloved franchise on iTunes now and into next year. The latest release is Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen: Super Music Collection...

Jordan Devore





11:30 AM on 12.06.2013

Wal-Mart purchases of Pokemon X/Y come with a bonus

Huh. Wal-Mart has exclusive Pokemon included in copies of Pokemon X and Y. What's curious is that they aren't anything too special -- X comes with Garchomp, while Y includes Scizor. These two have Mega Evolutions (and are adm...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 11.21.2013

Pokemon X and Y: Fastest 3DS game to hit a million sold

Pokemon X and Y have sold well. 4 million copies sold in the first two days. Apparently, the series' first foray onto the 3DS sold a million copies in the US alone on that first day, joining Pokemon Black and White, which als...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 11.15.2013

Here's the guy to thank for some of the best new Pokemon

This was too neat not to share. The artist behind Mega Man Megamix, Hitoshi Ariga, contributed designs to Pokemon X and Y. And, looking at the list of Pokemon he worked on, I think it's safe to say he had a substantial impact...

Jordan Devore

6:15 PM on 11.08.2013

Nintendo files trademark for 'Great Detective Pikachu'

Just over a week ago, news surfaced that the creepy as all hell motion-captured Pikachu demo would be part of a possible new project Game Freak was working on that featured the yellow mouse as the player's partner in a game w...

Brett Zeidler

6:00 PM on 11.07.2013

Pokemon art director envisions a simpler Gen VII

I'm enjoying Pokemon X so much that, during the rare moments of leisure time when I'm not playing it, I've gone back to Pokemon White to fill out my Pokedex as much as possible before the transfer tool goes live in December. ...

Jordan Devore