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New Pokemon from XY & Z revealed!

More Zygarde and Greninja!
Sep 12
The latest issue of CoroCoro has leaked online revealing multiple new never before seen Pokémon from the anime series Pokémon XY & Z. First up is a new version or color variation of everyone's favorite frog ...

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey will kick your ass at Pokemon

And probably break your arm as well
Jul 28
UFC fighter and Olympic medalist Ronda Rousey is known for her punishment and breaking opponents' arms, and now you can add Pokémaster to that list. When asked what got her into Pokémon, Rousey went into a rant...

'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...

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...

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...

GameStop is giving out Diancie for Pokemon X and Y

Starting today
Oct 27
Shiny Gengar is no more (hope you got yours!) but another distribution event for Pokémon X and Y has taken its place. Today through November 16 at GameStop, you'll be able to score a free code for the Legendary Rock/F...

Add a shiny Gengar to your Pokémon collection

Distribution event at GameStop this month
Oct 13
Now through October 26, you'll be able to score a shiny Gengar holding Gengarite, the stone necessary for its Mega Evolution, at GameStop. Simply bring in your copy of either Pokémon X or Y for a free redeemable code....

Trick or treat with a Super-Size Pumpkaboo, courtesy of Nintendo

Grab your 3DS and get to downloadin'!
Oct 01
Just in time for Halloween, you can now pick up a Super-Size Pumpkaboo in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y via the Nintendo Network. Right now, all you need to do to receive this Pokémon is connect to the internet...

At long last, I'll be able to get a shiny Gengar

Two Pokémon distribution events are planned for October
Sep 08
Gengar only became my favorite Pokémon in the last few years, but now that it's my bestie, I don't see that ever changing. (Sorry, Feraligatr.) Matter of fact, I'd even be willing to step foot in a GameStop for a distr...

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

It's being distributed in celebration of a new online Pokémon store
Aug 06
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...

Pinsir and Heracross are part of the next Pokémon distribution event

GameStop will be separately giving out Mega Stones
Aug 01
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...

Modified 3DS hardware created for Twitch Plays Pokémon X

Watch Pokémon X starting tomorrow at 9:00pm Pacific
Jul 25
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 ...

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

Claim yours before the end of the month
Jul 07
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...

Mega Blaziken joins the S.H. Figuarts line

Blazy's on fire, he got me goin' crazy, soos a man naaier
Jun 23
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...

Pokémon 2DS bundles soon to populate Australian store shelves

Gotta catch 'em all, again
May 29
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...

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

It's fancy
May 23
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...

These new Pokémon model kits are fearsome and frugal

They came to bring the pain, hardcore from the brain
May 19
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...

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

I'd totally do this
Apr 18
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...

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

Mega Charizard power
Mar 24
"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...

Nintendo confirms free Pokemon X or Y deal

Don't register your hardware before March 1st!
Feb 25
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...

New Mythical Pokemon Diancie is a Fairy-Rock

Fraggle rock
Feb 14
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.

Guide: How to use the Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter

You'll want to set some time aside for this...
Feb 05
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 ...

Maybe Magikarp isn't as worthless as we all thought

In a falling anvil kind of way
Feb 05
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...

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

It's not straightforward
Feb 05
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...

Pokemon Bank launches in North America

Reunited and it feels so good
Feb 05
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...

The Pokemon Bank App is now live in Europe and Australia

Go get your free Celebi
Feb 04
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...

Pokémon X/Y Beta Competition set for next month

Online event opens up access to the Kalos region
Jan 29
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...

Pokemon Bank App is back for 'certain Asian countries'

'Stay tuned for North America'
Jan 22
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...

Pokemon X & Y's composer leaves Game Freak

One of my favorite OSTs of 2013
Jan 07
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...

That shiny Pokemon automator has been completed

That collection at the end of the video...
Dec 31
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...

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

Bank transfer flood gates were momentarily up in Japan
Dec 30
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...

Pokémon Bank and Transporter delayed in the West

Too much network traffic right now
Dec 26
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...

Nintendo pulls Pokémon Bank to relieve burden on eShop

Holiday traffic brings network to a standstill
Dec 26
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. ...

Nintendo will distribute free Celebis with the Bank App

Just register it before September 30, 2014
Dec 18
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...

New trailer overviews this month's Pokémon Bank

Dec 13
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...

Pokémon X/Y patch stops Battle Analyzer and Instacheck

Online data exploit fixed
Dec 13
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...

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

Garchomp for X, Scizor for Y
Dec 06
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...

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

And that's just in the United States
Nov 21
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...

These Pokemon would have no problems murdering you

Magikarp didn't make the cut
Nov 20
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...

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

Manga artist Hitoshi Ariga
Nov 15
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...

Very Quick Tips: Pokemon X & Y post-game

It's not as weak as you may think
Nov 13
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...

Opinion: Pokemon X & Y is the best generation yet

After a questionable pair of sequels, Game Freak knocks it out of the park
Nov 08
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...

This contraption automatically finds shiny Pokemon

For science, or something
Nov 05
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...

10 million Pokemon have been traded in X & Y

I think I've made a couple hundred trades myself
Nov 04
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...

It looks like a few new Pokemon have been leaked

Seemingly legendaries, at that
Nov 01
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...

Nintendo patches Pokemon X and Y, fixes massive bug

You are now free to save in Lumiose City
Oct 25
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...

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

The key word here is 'exclusives'
Oct 21
[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...

Nintendo responds to game-breaking Pokemon X & Y bug

They are working on a fix
Oct 18
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...

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

Tell us your favorite and why!
Oct 16
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...

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

Don't save outdoors in Lumiose City
Oct 16
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...

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