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10:30 PM on 08.31.2014

You aren't at PAX? Let Max Scoville give you the tour

PAX Prime 2014 is winding down, but that doesn't mean those of us at home can't pretend like we are there, stalking Max Scoville as he roams the show floor. I was going to give a detailed play-by-play of the video here, but ...

Darren Nakamura




2:15 PM on 08.06.2014

Claim your Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y while you can

I didn't get into collecting all of the uniquely-patterned Vivillons in Pokemon X/Y but I did quite like that one with the Poké Ball design that was given out earlier this year in France. (And I don't think it was a si...

Jordan Devore




10:00 PM on 08.01.2014

Pinsir and Heracross are part of the next Pokémon distribution event

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...

Jordan Devore




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




5:00 PM on 07.07.2014

You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y

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 com...

Jordan Devore




11:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Mega Blaziken joins the S.H. Figuarts line

The Pokémon S.H. Figuarts line is growing, with the addition of Mega Blaziken. Mega Blaziken is the second Pokémon figure to join the lineup after Lucario, and it looks like it means business. Blaziken seems lik...

Brittany Vincent




3:30 PM on 05.29.2014

Pokémon 2DS bundles soon to populate Australian store shelves

Australian gamers who have yet to pick up Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be able to purchase one of two new Nintendo 2DS system bundles on June 26. Both bundles offer the 2DS Black + Blue system for AU$179.95, and...

Brittany Vincent




12:00 PM on 05.23.2014

After 100 million Pokémon trades, we'll get a new Vivillon pattern

Nintendo says about 90 million Pokémon trades have been made via the GTS in Pokémon X and Y. Once we collectively hit 100 million trades, the new Fancy Pattern Vivillon will be attainable through a special distr...

Jordan Devore




6:00 PM on 05.19.2014

These new Pokémon model kits are fearsome and frugal

These may not be as cute as the Pokémon Red Nendoroid we got our panties in a twist about the other day, but look! More new Pokémon toys! Straight out of the 53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show, these Poképla kits a...

Brittany Vincent




11:30 AM on 05.02.2014

The Pokemon International Challenge takes place this month

The time has come again for the online Pokemon International Challenge, and this year it's taking place in May. Registration will begin on May 8th, and will feature 50,000 participants at its cap -- so sign up soon! The actua...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 04.18.2014

Watch the new Pokemon movie in Japan, get Diancie and Darkrai

Japan is holding a rather neat promotion for its newest Pokemon movie -- Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. If you go see the film in theaters on July 19th, you'll not only net the new titular Pokemon, but you'll also na...

Chris Carter




11:00 AM on 03.24.2014

This limited edition 3DS XL from the Dragon King Pokemon tourney is badass

"Wow," is all I can really say about this limited edition 3DS XL from the Pokemon Dragon King Competition. It's the prize of a pretty exclusive tourney over in Japan, available only to grade-school children. It seem...

Chris Carter




10:30 AM on 02.25.2014

Nintendo confirms free Pokemon X or Y deal

Last week, we heard of a rumored promotion that would net you a free copy of Pokemon X or Y if you hapened to buy a 2DS/3DS and one of six applicable games (Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Yoshi's New Island, LEGO City U...

Chris Carter




12:30 PM on 02.14.2014

New Mythical Pokemon Diancie is a Fairy-Rock

Diancie, as well as the new Pokemon movie it will be featured in, leaked a couple days ago, but now we have official confirmation and some more screenshots. The rare Pokemon won't be found in normal gameplay, but Nintendo isn't yet spilling how you can acquire it. It looks like an arrowhead with a shirt and crystals up top. Shine on you crazy diamond.

Steven Hansen




9:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Guide: How to use the Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter

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 ...

Jordan Devore




3:30 PM on 02.05.2014

Maybe Magikarp isn't as worthless as we all thought

Hands down, the most oft-cited example of a useless Pokemon is Magikarp. I mean, it's definitely not one of the more badass Pokemon. Stupid fish. All it does is splash around, right? Well, until it decides to splash right ov...

Brett Makedonski




1:05 PM on 02.05.2014

Here's how to get the free Celebi from the Pokemon Bank

As you may have heard, Nintendo has dropped the Pokemon Bank and Transporter Apps today on the North American eShop. These are two separate apps, but you'll only need to access the bank before September 30th, 2014&n...

Chris Carter




12:30 PM on 02.05.2014

Pokemon Bank launches in North America

When Europe and Australia got their Pokemon Bank news yesterday, many of us feared the worst for the app's release in North America -- that silence meant it was still far off. It's finally here, though, just a day later. Go d...

Jordan Devore




3:30 PM on 02.04.2014

The Pokemon Bank App is now live in Europe and Australia

After over a month of waiting, the X & Y Pokemon Bank App is now live in Europe and Australia. The App was previously delayed due to Nintendo's increased network traffic during Christmas, and there's never really been a c...

Chris Carter




5:00 PM on 01.29.2014

Pokémon X/Y Beta Competition set for next month

The first Pokémon Global Link tournament to allow Pokémon from the Kalos region happens next month, on Thursday, February 20 at 4:00pm Pacific. Registration details for this Beta Competition will be available at...

Jordan Devore




8:00 AM on 01.22.2014

Pokemon Bank App is back for 'certain Asian countries'

Remember that Pokemon Bank and Transfer App that was supposed to launch late last year worldwide? Well, due to a number of eShop issues Nintendo delayed it, and now, "certain Asian countries" will have access this week. The A...

Chris Carter




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




11:00 AM on 12.30.2013

Here's a ton of Pokemon X & Y legendary transfer footage

Everyone is still waiting for the full release of the Pokemon X & Y Bank and Transfer App. When that day comes, the proverbial "flood gates" will be opened up, and allow for players to enjoy every single Pokemon fro...

Chris Carter




8:30 PM on 12.26.2013

Pokémon Bank and Transporter delayed in the West

After hearing about Nintendo pulling the just-released Pokémon Bank app in Japan due to an overwhelming amount of traffic on the Nintendo Network, I was worried this would happen. Previously scheduled for a December 27...

Jordan Devore




11:00 AM on 12.26.2013

Nintendo pulls Pokémon Bank to relieve burden on eShop

Ostensibly overburdened by an influx of holiday-induced traffic, the Nintendo Network became virtually unusable yesterday, as scores of eager new Wii U and 3DS owners piled onto the company's servers to set up their systems. ...

Kyle MacGregor




8:17 AM on 12.18.2013

Nintendo will distribute free Celebis with the Bank App

The Pokemon X & Y Bank App is coming later this month, and it'll allow you to store your creatures into cloud storage, as well as transfer all your captures from Black or White. We knew all this already, but Iwata ha...

Chris Carter




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




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




5:00 AM on 11.20.2013

These Pokemon would have no problems murdering you

If Pokemon were real, how powerful would they be? Turns out, they'd be crazy powerful. YouTuber VSauce3 took a surprisingly in-depth and macabre look at three different Pokemon in X and Y that could definitely kill...

Brett Makedonski




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




12:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Very Quick Tips: Pokemon X & Y post-game

A common theme I've seen around the 'net is that Pokemon X & Y has a weak endgame. While it's not nearly as strong as a few prior generational iterations, I wouldn't necessarily call it "weak." Despite the fact that the b...

Chris Carter




7:45 AM on 11.13.2013

Print this Pokemon X & Y weakness chart

I'm still going strong with Pokemon X & Y, and now that I'm almost completely done with capturing all of the Sarfari 'Mon, I can start raising my ultimate fighting team. But it appears as if I'll have to brush up on my we...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 11.08.2013

Opinion: Pokemon X & Y is the best generation yet

When Pokemon X & Y was first announced, opinions between fans were torn. Some didn't like the 3D models and emphasis on a flashy visual style, and others thought of it as the natural evolution of the series. At first, I w...

Chris Carter




4:15 PM on 11.05.2013

This contraption automatically finds shiny Pokemon

What would you do for a shiny Pokemon? Y'know, other than the default answer of "spend hours upon hours encountering wild Pokemon for the slim chance that one will have alternate coloring." Granted, the process has gotten ea...

Jordan Devore




1:00 PM on 11.04.2013

10 million Pokemon have been traded in X & Y

Pokemon X and Y seems to be a huge success, as the pair of games has not only sold a ton of copies, but they also facilitated 10 million trades. According to Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda, this new landmark was reached r...

Chris Carter




2:30 PM on 11.01.2013

It looks like a few new Pokemon have been leaked

A hacker by the name of Smealum appears to have discovered some new Pokemon and Mega Evolutions including three event legendary Pokemon: Diancie, Volcanion, and Hoopa. In an effort to keep this all a surprise for those who wi...

Jordan Devore




7:30 AM on 10.25.2013

Nintendo patches Pokemon X and Y, fixes massive bug

A short while after Pokemon X and Y launched, players uncovered a pretty nasty bug -- if you save outside in Lumiose City, your game may freeze, and you might be unable to load up your save. In a title like Pokemon where hund...

Chris Carter




8:15 AM on 10.21.2013

Tips: get more out of your trades in Pokemon X and Y

[Also, feel free to check out my full Pokemon X and Y tips guide.] Over the past week, I've been slowly working my way up the Pokemon X and Y trading chain. I started off with a minimal amount of knowledge with the GTS, encou...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 10.18.2013

Nintendo responds to game-breaking Pokemon X & Y bug

A few days ago, we made light of a potential game-breaking glitch for Pokemon X & Y -- if you save outside in Lumiose City, your game may crash and your save file may become corrupt. While a Reddit user seems to have disc...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 10.16.2013

So who's your favorite Pokemon from X and Y?

Pokemon X and Y came out this week, and with it the world has been rejoicing. So much rejoicing. Except me. I haven't gotten it yet. So, to annoy me some more with this fact, I want to know what your favorite Pokemon from X a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:45 AM on 10.16.2013

The Pokemon X and Y Lumiose glitch, and a potential fix

Over the past few days, gamers have been experiencing a rather large glitch in Pokemon X and Y, that seemingly crashes their game, and leaves them unable to load their save again. The glitch can be triggered in a relatively s...

Chris Carter




8:45 AM on 10.15.2013

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y sold 4 million in 2 days

4 million in two days? Yep. That's Pokemon for you. Nintendo's first worldwide Pokemon launch was a success. They report that that Pokemon X and Pokemon Y managed to sell more than 4 million units across Japan, Europe, and Th...

Dale North




12:00 PM on 10.13.2013

Top Ten Legit Pokemon

With Pokemon X and Y now out for public consumption, you're probably curious as to what the best Pokemon are for your silky pleasures. Fortunately, Jim Sterling is here to drop knowledge bombs in yo' face, and tell which Pokemon are the most legit.  I know lots of things about Pokemon. Let me talk to you about Pokemon.

Jim Sterling




7:30 PM on 10.11.2013

Nintendo debuts amazing Pokemon X & Y live-action trailer

For those of us who grew up with one of the first few Pokemon generations, I think all of us at some point have dreamed of being a Pokemon trainer in real life. Well you can relive that feeling vicariously through this new c...

Chris Carter




6:00 PM on 10.11.2013

The Pokemon creation process sounds brutal

Speaking to Gamasutra, Game Freak designer Hironobu Yoshida has given insight into the Pokemon creation process. As we approach the 700s on the Pokedex with Pokemon X and Y, one can only imagine how much of a challenge it is ...

Jordan Devore




8:00 AM on 10.11.2013

Review: Pokemon X and Y

Certain game series can get away without making significant changes to their formula -- in fact, there are some that would risk infuriating their fans if they did alter too much. Games like The Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter...

Jim Sterling








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