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The Nintendo Rebound

Love it or hate it, Nintendo sure has had an interesting year. Whether you are playing Pokémon, eagerly anticipating the Nintendo Switch, or just hoping to relive the nostalgia days with the NES Classic Edition, the company has a str...   read

 
 
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Nintendo demos at Best Buy this weekend

Nintendo didn't have many new games this holiday season, but the company is doing what it can with what it's got. This Sunday, shoppers at Best Buy stores will have the opportunity to try out some demos for two of the major games Nintendo s...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Generations comes to Japan, weeks after English version

Remember when the US got Metal Gear Solid 2 over two weeks before Japan? It was a huge thing back then, but it happens more often than you'd think even today. The first six episodes of Pokemon Generations, the new miniseries, are now availa...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go shinies, sponsored avatar items datamined

The latest update for Pokemon Go has been datamined, and although it isn't concrete proof of all 100 Silver and Gold era creatures heading into the game on December 12, it's something. Sounds files for the upcoming 100 Pokemo...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV tops Japanese sales charts in first week

Square Enix shipped five million copies of Final Fantasy XV on it's first day worldwide, but unsurprisingly the vast majority of those must have come outside of Japan. The long-awaited title with a really bad movie I'm currently relieving m...   read

 
 
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Review: The Pokemon Cookbook

If 2013 was the Year of Luigi, 2016 has to be the Year of Pokémon. From that kick-ass Super Bowl commercial last February to the release of Pokkén Tournament and through the record-breaking launches of Pokémon Go&n...   read

 
 
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Sprint and Niantic enter exclusive deal for Pokemon Go

Today on a conference call with Marcelo Claure, President and CEO, Sprint and John Hanke, Founder and CEO, Niantic, Destructoid learned that that as of December 12, Sprint stores will become special sponsored PokeStops and Gyms fo...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon continues its world sales domination in Australia

We knew Pokemon Sun and Moon was selling well in the US and Europe, but now Australia is joining in on the party. According to Press Start, the pair are the fastest selling Nintendo games in the AU, beating the previous record held by ORAS ...   read

 
 
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Here are Destructoid's favorite Alolan Pokemon

A new generation, a new entry in Pokémon. Whether you like the new Pokémon or have jumped off the ship clear into Digimon town, a new game means new choices for favorite 'Mon. And considering the incredible success of Sun and ...   read

 
 
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Get a look at the perhaps too humanoid Empoleon in Pokken Tournament

When I first showed my friend Mega Man 3 many years back, he couldn't stop laughing at how much Snake Man looked like "a guy in a snake suit." And that's kind of how I feel about this highly emotive character model for Empoleon in Pokk...   read

 
 


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(Update) Starbucks to get special Pokemon Go event with 'new Pokemon'

[Update: It's real, but not nearly as cool as it sounded. The below beverage exists, but doesn't grant anything in-game, it's just branded. As of 11AM PT today, most if not all Starbucks locations will roll out nationwide in becoming a gym ...   read

 
 
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Magearna is now available in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Update: Added European/Australian QR code below. As mentioned previously, Pokémon Sun and Moon are getting their first mythic Pokémon starting today. Magearna is a Steel/Fairy type and resembles a clockwork doll with a po...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go expanding its 'nearby' feature to all of US and Europe

Previously, Niantic's "Nearby" system for Pokemon Go (hey! Something that was in at launch, then removed for months on end while independent versions were getting people banned), was limited to San Francisco, but according to a blog po...   read

 
 
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Goosebumps director Rob Letterman signs on for Detective Pikachu

All that talk about an upcoming live-action Pokémon movie hinged on a walkin', talkin' Pikachu wasn't a fever dream. It's moving forward, and we now have a slightly better idea of what to expect. As reported by Deadline, Legendary En...   read

 
 
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I'm ready for Pokemon Sun and Moon's National 'Dex, how about you?

So last night I finally did it -- I 100%ed the Alolan 'Dex for Pokemon Sun and Moon. I mean, "finally" is relative as I've only had the new entries for three weeks now, but still! I feel like I accomplished something, and when the Nati...   read

 
 
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Empoleon is the latest member of the PT crew

So he's finally here, performing for you, Empoleon in Pokken Tournament, yes the leaks were true, Put your hands together, if you want to clap, But only for arcades, which is kind of crap.   read

 
 
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Meloetta and Magearna are this month's distributed Pokemon

Every month this year, Pokémon players around the world have been able to download a new digital creature to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary, one that's not available through normal gameplay. The final Poké...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon is breaking all kinds of Nintendo records

Earlier this morning, Nintendo announced that Pokemon Sun and Moon had an incredibly successful launch in Europe. So successful, in fact, that the 1.5 million units sold was Europe's "biggest launch of a Nintendo game." The prosperity ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon S&M keeps top Japan games sales spot locked up

Seven new releases take up ten of the top eleven spots in this weeks sales figures for Japan. None of them got even a fourth the number of sales Pokémon Sun and Moon did despite being in it's second week, selling a whopping 375,...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon had the biggest launch ever for Nintendo in Europe

Straight from the horse's mouth, Nintendo is reporting that Pokemon Sun and Moon has sold (not shipped), over 368,000 units just in the UK  so far. For reference, it launched in Europe six days later than the rest of the world, so it's...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon really hooked me

**Warning** this article may contain minor spoilers. I will do my best to avoid any dead giveaways, but if you absolutely don't want to know anything about the story, stop reading now** I have always been a sucker for the cute little storie...   read

 
 
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The first major Pokemon Sun and Moon event just started

Game Freak is rolling out global events for Pokemon Sun and Moon, which involve the entire community. The first one starts this week, and tasks the entire playerbase with collectively capturing 100 million Pokemon in all. If we all mee...   read

 
 
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Another mystery Pokken Tournament character will be revealed this week

Pokken Tournament can't stop, won't stop! At least in arcades, where it's getting tons of new DLC in the form of extra fighters. Wii U isn't getting anything just yet, while we wait for more information, or a potential Switch port. As ...   read

 
 
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PSA: Pokemon Sun and Moon's bank and National Pokedex are coming in January

A lot of players have asked me how to get the Pokemon Bank app to work with Sun and Moon, but here's the rub -- it doesn't! Nintendo hasn't added in the functionality yet, and just like the Virtual Console editions of Pokemon Red, Blue...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon's Z-Ring is cute for kids, won't fit adults

Remember when I talked about ordering a Z-Ring for Pokemon Sun and Moon? Well I wasn't joking -- it arrived over the weekend and I've been putting it through its paces! Alongside of some really janky instructions (which incorrectly ide...   read

 
 
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Conversation with myself: Ok, time to work on comments of the But I wanna play Pokemon! You already played Pokemon for, like, three hours But I wanna play it MORE!

 
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