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'Sludge Bomb Zoroark' is a thing, available now for free for Pokemon owners

An old Zoroark with a new move
Nov 04
If you love free Pokémon events and are located in the US, you'll want to whip our your 3DS now and get to downloading. For owners of the Ruby and Sapphire remakes (dammit, why can't they all be for X & Y...

You've got to go to McDonald's to catch the latest Pokemon

Distribution for unique legendary
Oct 29
The Pokémon Company announced early this month it'd be handing out Level 50 Mythical Hoopa, though the North American distributor (it's GAME in the UK) hadn't been decided yet. The legendary pocket monster is coming to...

Grab your Shiny Rayquaza now in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

You can do it from your home
Aug 12
[Update: Nintendo has just informed Destructoid that this promotion will last until September 14, 2015.] Own a copy of Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire in the North America region? Boot it up now and in the Mystery ...

You'll be able to snag Diancie in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire soon

July 24 to July 27
Jul 20
Nintendo has announced that Diancie, one of the newer Pokemon on the block (along with Hoopa), will be available through a distribution event in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. All you have to do is access the online ...

'To Be the Very Best' follows real Pokemon trainers

Team Rocket steals all their 3DSes
May 28
I’ve never paid much attention to the confusing world of competitive Pokémon. EV training, natures, actually caring about a Pokémon's stats... it all confuses me. However, a documentary currently on Kickst...

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire gets new patch, kicks you offline without it

Update, yo
Apr 23
Although Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold like gangbusters, as Pokemon games often do, I haven't seen a lot of buzz about it in my usual circle of Nintendo enthusiasts. Maybe it's because Generation 3 doesn't g...

Nintendo reveals Hoopa Unbound, still isn't telling us how to get Hoopa

Apr 14
Pokémon's newest creature, Hoopa, will debut in the newest film, set for a western release later this year on Cartoon Network. Hoopa Unbound, revealed just today, will be featured as its more imposing form. It's ...

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

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Pokémon ORAS launch captures series record in UK

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire debut sales top Black and White
Dec 01
An abundance of water didn't stop Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire from scoring franchise record launch sales in the United Kingdom last week, according to GfK Chart-Track. The 3DS role-playing games wer...

Pokémon ORAS, amiibo, Smash Bros. out in Europe

Nov 28
Today is a good day, European Nintendo fans. Or maybe a not so great one for your wallet. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and the first dozen amiibo figures all arrive in Europe star...

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are selling pretty well

Money money money money... Money!
Nov 26
Big surprise, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire a are selling lots and lots of copies. According to a Siliconera report, the role-playing games' worldwide sales eclipsed the 3 million ...

You won't have to leave home for this Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire shiny Beldum distribution

Just hop on the internet superhighway
Nov 25
Now through January 14, 2015, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players can claim a free shiny Beldum via in-game internet distribution. No GameStop visit necessary! The Pokémon comes with it...

I gave away my best Pokemon

And got some surprising Wonder Trades in return
Nov 18
For a couple months now, I've been thinking about getting rid of my Pokémon collection. My favorite part of the series is catching 'em all and for years that motivation has fueled my interest in these games. I'm not in...

Review: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Play it again, Mudkip
Nov 18
For a franchise that’s continually berated for remaining the same over the years, Pokémon is wildly successful, having pushed forward on its own, full speed ahead. It hasn’t needed to change much to sweep t...

Pokémon Omega Ruby short is all kinds of wonderful

Nov 17
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launch this Friday, November 21. Can't wait to catch 'em all over again? Well, maybe this lovely promotional short will help satiate you until then.

It's Deoxys vs. Rayquaza in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's new Delta Episode

New details on the story, legendaries, and Mine Cart minigame
Nov 13
Legendary Pokémon Deoxys is back in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire -- and he's battling Rayquaza in space! Today's trailer shows some of the new Delta Episode, a storyline centered around an asteroid headed toward the ...

We'll have to StreetPass to catch Latios and Latias in the Pokémon remakes

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Nov 07
In order to reach and catch Latios in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Latias in Pokémon Omega Ruby, we'll need an Eon Ticket. And to get one of those, well, it's kind of a pain in the ass. Here in the US, The Pok&eac...

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire ad probably isn't FAA compliant

Those pocket monsters sure are adorable, though
Nov 03
Look, kid -- there's a lot of work that goes into flying somewhere. All your liquids have to be in a tiny bag, your seat needs to turn into a flotation device in the event of a water landing, and there has to be plenty of gi...

Nintendo offering small incentive for buying both Pokemon Omega and Alpha at Best Buy

200 Potions. Yep, potions
Oct 27
When November 21 hits and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire arrive, Best Buy will carry an exclusive double pack. It will include both games in one giant box, ringing in at $79.98 -- basically the price of both games...

Don't overplay the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demo

I forgot Tropius can fly
Oct 21
Do you have your code for the special demo of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? There are a handful of ways to acquire one before the games' full release on November 21. Those who missed getting a code via email s...

Catch Mega Pokemon early in the Alpha Sapphire Special Demo

Also Omega Ruby, I guess; both them 3DS games
Oct 20
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby will let you get a head start on your adventures with a Special Demo Version. Details on how to get it are here. You may want to. It lets you transfer items as well as Pokemon, ...

Pokemon X & Y will not be updated with the new Mega Evolutions

Semi-expected, but still disappointing
Oct 15
When Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire arrive, it won't bring any new Pokemon types, per se as it pertains to the Pokedex. It will have new Mega Evolutions though, which can be achieved by way of holding certain...

Here's how to get the special demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Mega Glalie will eat your face
Oct 14
By now, you've hopefully had a chance to read Steven's words about Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Funny guy, that Steven. The Pokémon Company has since sent over some accompanying media showing the new ...

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire let you soar the skies & do the creep

What would your Mega Evolution be?
Oct 14
It is challenging to fit "Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" into a headline. It wasn't hard fitting these 3D updates of the Game Boy Advance classics on the 3DS, though. It was hard making a clean segue from my me...

Mega Rayquaza looks far cooler than normal Rayquaza

That poor Swampert
Oct 02
It was all but guaranteed that Rayquaza would be among those Pokémon in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to have a Mega Evolution -- or perhaps a Primal Reversion, like Groudon and Kyogre -- and as such it's nice to get ...

We're getting the demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire too

Featuring unique content
Sep 12
Well, I'll be. The demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire isn't just coming to Japan. The Pokémon Company International isn't saying when or how codes will be distributed in the West yet, but this speci...

More Mega Evolutions: Camerupt, Sharpedo, and Gallade

Japan is getting a demo
Sep 10
Japanese magazine CoroCoro has the scoop on three more Mega Evolutions debuting in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, as picked up by Camerupt's new form is my favorite of the trio -- that grin! Mega S...

Get your 'Genshi' Kyogre or Groudon Pokémon accessories from Hori

Just in time for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Sep 08
Hori is releasing these super cool Kyogre and Groudon Pokémon accessories for your 3DS or 3DS XL. You can get a TPU cover, hard pouch or a 24-card case. You can pre-order yours now and they'll ship December 5. In other news, Pokémon accessories are some of the best kind. What are your favorite Pokémon-branded cases, covers, or pouches? NintendoTweet [Tumblr]

New Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire trailer shows off additional features

Pretty princess Pikachu
Sep 04
The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and boy, are they shaping up well. The trailer shows off the newly-remastered version of Hoenn, the face-of...

Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire get tin cases & pre-order toys in Europe

At no extra charge
Aug 29
In the United States, if you buy both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Toys R Us, you get a Charizard plush. In Europe, a GAME or Nintendo UK pre-order will net you a nifty tin case and a little toy when the game releases, November 28. I think Europe got the better deal, unless you must have both versions of the game and need a throw pillow or snuggle buddy. 

Pre-order Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Toys "R" Us to receive a Charizard plush

No pictures yet, but I bet it looks like Charizard
Aug 28
Toys "R" Us, as revealed in a print ad in the US, is currently running an in-store pre-order promotion where you can take home a cuddly new Charizard plush toy if you purchase both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire...

Mega Slowbro looks happier in motion

Turn that frown upside down
Aug 18
There are certain Pokémon who warrant getting a Mega Evolution for the ensuing stat increases, and others who you just want to see in a new form. Slowbro is unquestionably one I was curious about for the latter reason...

Here's the official reveal of Mega Audino

How (predictably) adorable
Aug 14
The Mega Evolutions keep rolling out, with Mega Audino having leaked just the other day. But now there's a trailer to keep things official. Check out Audino's Mega Evolution, and a rundown on what the evolved version of this...

Mega Evolution didn't need to turn Salamence into a UFO

Also: Free shiny Pokemon, trainer horde battles
Aug 11
I love Salamence. It started with a love of Bagon, whom I named Bacon, like most sane people. He was a cute little sassy dinosaur man like previous generation favorite Larvitar. And suffering through Shelgon (worse than Pupi...

There are still more Pokémon Mega Evolutions out there

Surprise, I bet there are even more still
Aug 08
CoroCoro magazine has revealed a gaggle of additional Mega Evolutions to appear in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, including Mega Altaria, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Salamence. It seems that these are...

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

Except Wattson, whose eyes are closed
Jul 16
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.

I'm pumped to dress up Pikachu like a little fancy man

And make a grass-type sex dungeon...
Jul 15
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.

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

Though I sort of miss the plushies in 2D...
Jul 15
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...

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

I'm increasingly on board with these remakes
Jul 14
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...

Dress your Pikachu in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Madam Pikachu and other costumes revealed
Jul 11
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 ...

Megagross! Metagross gets a Mega Evolution

Have a not so great scan
Jul 10
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...

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

By way of StreetPass
Jul 09
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...

Ruby and Sapphire remakes feature powered up 'Primal' legendaries

A new shtick...
Jun 20
I liked Pokemon X/Y, but I wasn't crazy about Mega Evolutions, most of which followed the design principle of "more muscles/horns/whatever means stronger and better." They're just a little tacky. Pokemon always did prett...

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