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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...

Top Ten Legit Pokemon

Too legitty to quitty!
Oct 13
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.

Nintendo debuts amazing Pokemon X & Y live-action trailer

Oh my god, live-action Pokemon!
Oct 11
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...

The Pokemon creation process sounds brutal

But if this is the end result, it's worth it
Oct 11
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 ...

Review: Pokemon X and Y

Froakie dokie!
Oct 11
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...

Iwata Asks explains the meaning behind Pokemon 'X and Y'

The answer may confuse and excite you
Oct 10
In what is one of the greatest Q&A series on the web, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has interviewed Game Freak in his latest edition of "Iwata Asks," and uncovers a number of cool facts about the Pokemon franchise in th...

Get a free Torchic after the release of Pokemon X and Y

You have until Jan 15, 2014 to pick it up
Oct 07
Starting October 12th at the launch of Pokemon X and Y, you'll be able to pick up a brand new Torchic -- one of the starters of Generation III (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald). After connecting to the internet and accepting it via W...

Here are 50 Pokemon trivia facts you never knew

No really, these are legit
Oct 06
Before you set out to catch 'em all in the Kalos region of Pokemon X and Y, don't let the rich history and trivia of this series pass you by unawares, courtesy of VideoGamer TV. For example, did you know that Pokemon is shor...

Pokemon X/Y Transfer App detailed, arrives in December

You'll have to wait over a month to transfer old Pokemon
Oct 04
While you're running out to get your Shiny Giratina to transfer into Pokemon X and Y, you won't be able to actually perform said transfer until December 27th. For those of you who are unaware, Nintendo is running things ...

Pokemon X/Y final starter evolutions leaked

Time to decide
Oct 04
Alright, fence sitters. It's time to decide your Pokemon X & Y starters. A bunch of Pokemon news has leaked, seeping into every orifice of the Pokemon Reddit. One such leak that is not a pokemon that looks like a key ring...

Klefki is a Pokemon that is a KEY RING. IT IS A KEY RING.

Key-p on ringin'
Oct 04
Ice cream cone Pokemon? Garbage pile Pokemon? Move aside. There's a new pocket monster people will point to in attempts to illustrate the creative bankruptcy in the Pokemon series, and that monster is Klefki, the key ring Pok...

Pokemon X/Y is the most pre-ordered 3DS game in Japan

Because of course it is
Oct 02
With only ten days left until release, Pokemon X and Y have collectively claimed the crown of the most pre-ordered 3DS game in Japan, reports Famitsu. Sitting at a pretty 1.26 million copies pre-ordered, X and Y have edged ou...

You win, Game Freak: Mega Charizard X revealed

Pokemon X it is!
Oct 02
If you found the Mega Evolutions of the original starter Pokemon to be a tad bit disappointing -- I'm looking at you, Mega Venusaur -- there's hope yet. At least in the case of Mega Charizard, which, similar to the X and Y v...

There's a bearded Tyrannosaurus rex Pokemon

And he's just the best
Sep 23
With each new generation of Pokemon, there are fans who long for past designs, while others embrace the newcomers -- or at least attempt to. I've always tried to celebrate the individual Pokemon designs rather than judge them...

Pokemon X & Y 3DS XLs look great in person

Check out the nice little touch on the back, too
Sep 19
When I was playing Pokemon X and Y earlier this week, I also got to check out the X and Y themed 3DS XLs we previously reported on. Smudged them up real nice with my greasy fingerprints. While I like the more muted, but still...

Preview: Falling right into Pokemon X & Y

What kind of Pokemon are you? Why do you do the things you do?
Sep 19
Are you a boy or a girl? My preview of Pokemon X and Y last month left me plenty excited. There was a lot to take in: Mega Evolutions, a lunatic scientist, an extra dimension. However, the demo also left something to be desir...

This Japanese Pokemon X/Y trailer is the biggest yet

I choose you, Froakie!
Sep 18
Pokemon X and Y are nearly here, and Nintendo is still revving us up for the big release with more videos than we can count. This lengthy trailer basically shows off everything we've seen so far, including horde fights, mega...

Start hunting! Pokemon's 'Gotta Catch 'Em All' event

Big Poke Balls! Big prizes! I love it!
Sep 16
Pokémon X / Y launches on October 12, so to psych players up, The Pokémon Company is running a fun little event from now until the launch date. On Destructoid and several other sites across the net, you'll find...

A better look at those Pokemon X/Y starter evolutions

Video and art featuring the new pocket monsters
Sep 13
"Groom your Furfrou into different looks." So that's what the kids are calling it these days? That latest batch of 'mons for Pokemon X and Y revealed in CoroCoro can now be seen in all their glory thanks to some official ass...

That's a wrap: Mega Garchomp is in Pokemon X/Y

And a look at the new fossil Pokemon
Sep 11
A bunch of new Pokemon X and Y information has come out of the new issue of CoroCoro, but my attention went straight to the following: Mega Garchomp. Yes, the crazy dragon/shark/jet-looking Pokemon has a Mega evolution. Game ...

You can use the original starters in Pokemon X and Y

Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander -- all with Mega Evolutions
Sep 04
Shrewd, Nintendo. During this morning's Nintendo Direct, we learned that Pokemon X/Y would grant you access to six possible starter Pokemon. The additional three are Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander; the original three st...

Pokemon X and Y look better in person

We still don't know why those people were yelling
Sep 03
This PAX Prime 2013 video about Jonathan and Jim discussing Pokemon X and Y isn't so much about the upcoming Game Freak title as it is about Jonathan and Jim being on camera together. Granted, the dynamic duo does talk about...

Pokemon X and Y soundtrack to ship on four discs

Gotta listen to them all
Aug 18
Nintendo is on a roll. After the five-disc Fire Emblem: Awakening soundtrack earlier this year, they're now putting out a four-disc Pokemon X and Y soundtrack titled Nintendo 3DS Pokémon X・Y Super Music Col...

Preview: Licking everyone in Pokemon X and Y

An insane scientist, goat riding, pet neglect, Mega Evolutions, and more!
Aug 16
Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are currently playable in Japan at the Pokemon Game Show. We got a look at the same hands-on demo, minus the 10 minute time limit and the assuredly hours-long line. The demo opens with you as a rand...

See the first set of Mega Pokemon in action

It's not October yet, is it?
Aug 12
The more I see of Mega Evolutions in Pokemon X and Y, the more I like 'em. As a quick refresher, these can only occur during battle through the use of Mega Stones, so the transformations aren't permanent. Which is probably f...

Mega Kangaskhan revealed at Pokemon World Championship

Oh baby!
Aug 10
The newly revealed "Mega Evolution" feature in Pokemon X/Y seems to have sparked the interest many who were otherwise lukewarm towards the release. These mid-battle transformations appear to be true game changers, altering t...

Here's how Mega Evolutions work in Pokemon X and Y

And a look at newcomers Dedenne, Bunnelby, and Skiddo
Aug 09
Following our coverage of the recent Pokemon X and Y info dump from CoroCoro, The Pokemon Company has come out with official art and some additional details on how the games' new Mega Evolutions will work. The biggest thing ...

New Pokemon and 'Mega' forms revealed for Pokemon X/Y

So chubby and cute
Aug 08
The latest Pokemon X and Y reveals will come across as predictable or totally bizarre depending on your relative level of Poke-mania. First up are some new wild Pokemon: Meekuru, the pre-evolution of the goat Pokemon Gogoa...

New Pokemon trailer shows off in-game Aurotto

Also, tons of gameplay
Jul 31
New footage has emerged for Pokemon X and Y, and it shows off a new creature. After a quick look at the new blue 3DS XL, you'll get re-acquainted with the game's starters, as well as world exploration, horde combat, and even...

UK Pokemon trainers get a Pokeball with X & Y pre-order

Exclusive to the UK? Check out the Pokéballs on those guys!
Jul 31
Are you an avid Pokéfan looking for the best way to tote your dazzling collection of Pokémon games around? Well, UK retailer GAME has you covered, as Pokémon X/Y pre-orders come with an honest to goodness...

New Pokemon X & Y footage shows newcomers, legendaries

Xerneas and Yveltal hnnnghh
Jul 12
As we near the impending release of Pokemon X and Y, Nintendo has started rolling out more information gradually. Today, we've learned that your new mentor will be Professor Augustine Sycamore, who tasks you with filling up ...

These blue and gold Pokemon X & Y 3DS XLs are beautiful

Bask in the glory of Xerneas and Yveltal
Jul 05
We all know it was coming. A new piece of Pokemon-themed hardware always accompanies a new game release, and now, we have pictures of the new blue and gold 3DS XLs -- and they're looking pretty damn sweet. They're only confir...

Honedge revealed as new Pokemon, website updated

At this point we have a ton of details on X & Y
Jul 05
Honedge, a new Steel/Ghost type Pokemon, has been revealed for Pokemon X & Y. It's basically a sword with eyes on it, which honestly is alright with me, as his moveset looks pretty neat. The above video was revealed at t...

Nintendo introduces more humans in Pokemon X and Y

Also, more adorable Pokemon have been revealed
Jun 14
A ton of Pokemon X and Y information has come out of E3, and it looks like we're not done yet. Apparently after choosing your male or female avatar, you'll start your journey in Vaniville Town with four friends who travel ar...

Catch a glimpse of last night's Pokemon Roundtable

See the PSS system, brand new Pokemon, and more
Jun 12
Last night, we covered the brief Pokemon X and Y Roundtable event at E3 which detailed a number of new game mechanics like enhanced social features, battles, and even a few new Pokemon. Now, compliments of Nintendo you ...

Game Freak and Pokemon Company talk X and Y gameplay

Massive amount of details unveiled
Jun 11
In addition to a general overview of the localization process, the Pokemon Roundtable brought about some more pertinent info -- specifically, gameplay. The Player Search System (PSS) is new to Pokemon X and Y. It r...

Pokemon Roundtable details the woes of translating a game

Nintendo sheds extra Pokemon details at E3
Jun 11
The Pokemon Roundtable Nintendo teased is here, and with it, are some new details on the upcoming X and Y iterations, which are all set for an October 12th worldwide release. Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and C...

Nintendo to reveal tons of Pokemon X and Y info during E3

On June 11, Nintendo will host a roundtable
May 24
Nintendo recently had a pretty big reveal for Pokemon X and Y, but ultimately, a few creature showcases in the grand scheme of things isn't a whole lot. In fact, up until now we've just gotten bits and pieces of X and Y at bi...

The Eevee 3DS XL is officially revealed for Japan

It looks half ugly, half adorable
May 15
It seems as if the initial rumors were true, as Japan now has a real Pokemon themed Eevee-centric 3DS XL, set to make its way to stores pretty soon. Found by way of an advertisement at Pokemon Center Stores, the portable will...

New Pokemon X and Y footage shows off crazy creatures

Can it just be October now?
May 14
Remember that panda, bird, goat, thing from Pokemon X and Y that were revealed last weekend from CoroCoro magazine? Those creatures are known as Panchum (fighting), Fletchling (normal/flying), Gogoat (grass), and H...

Genesect battles 'Awakened' Mewtwo in Pokemon anime

Stay until the end for an adorable Eevee reunion
Apr 17
A new trailer has debuted in Japan for the Pokemon film ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens, and it features quite a bit of footage of the legendary Mewtwo. Billed as a "new form," (and not an entirely new Pokedex ent...

The Pokemon Company says 2013 is their biggest year yet

X and Y to headline massive Pokemon push
Apr 09
Hot off the news of a new Pokémon reveal, it seems as if the Poké-hypetrain is starting to leave the station. Speaking to MVC, the Pokémon Company (which is responsible for the brand Game Freak created) c...

New Mewtwo variation revealed for Pokemon X and Y

Frieza Mewtwo confirmed
Apr 06
[Update: it looks like that scan revealing the new Mewtwo for the upcoming Pokemon film was correct!] Today the Japanese variety show Pokemon Smash revealed a new form of Mewtwo for Pokemon X and Y, that essentiall...

New Pokémon X & Y information is coming this week

New Pokémon perhaps?
Feb 11
Japan's infamous Pokémon Smash TV show has revealed that next week's episode will feature more Pokemon X & Y information, in addition to an extra reveal by Japan's CoroCoro magazine this week. In other words, expec...

A better look at Pokemon X & Y's starters and legendaries

Jan 14
Nintendo has provided a closer look at the three starter Pokemon and two legendaries revealed for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. Check out the gallery for screens and art showcasing Fennekin, Chespin, Froakie, Yveltal, Xerneas.&nbs...

There's a TON of Pokemon X and Y fan art already

The Internet moves fast
Jan 09
Pokemon X and Y were just announced yesterday and in that time there's already a TON of fan art on the new Legendary monsters and the three starter Pokemon: Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. People are even imagining what their...

Pokemon X & Y Legendary names are Xerneas & Yveltal

That will be fun to pronounce
Jan 09
Did you see the Pokemon X and Y 3DS announcement? Three new starter Pokemon, a fully 3D world, around 700 Pokemon to catch, and of course, new Legendary creatures. We got a quick look at the two Legendary Pokemon at the end o...

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