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There's a week-long Water Festival event in Pokemon Go

Swooping back into Pokémon Go for special limited-time events seems like the best approach for me, and this new one, a worldwide Water Festival, is of particular note. It's a way to more easily spot -- and, Pokégod willing, ac...   read

 
 
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Game Freak hiring for console game based on a 'globally popular RPG'

Pokémon creator Game Freak is hiring for an undisclosed console-bound video game, one that's said to be a "globally popular RPG" with cartoonish characters and monsters. That sure does sound familiar! With still-lingering rumors abou...   read

 
 
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Catching up on 2017's Pokemon Go related deaths

I've been off the Pokemon Go beat this year, even with Legendary Pokemon incoming, but the global smash hit that brought us Pokemon Go teens flashed by laser-wielding, pig-masked sex couple and Russia fears Pokemon Go is a CIA psyop to dest...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon is getting an exclusive Ash Pikachu distribution

Japan is having a particularly insidious distribution event for Pokemon coming up, and it involves pre-ordering tickets for an upcoming film to get a special creature. That creature is an adorable Ash Pikachu, but there's a massive catch in...   read

 
 
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Legendary Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go this year

Pokemon Go will let you catch Legendary Pokemon this year, according to a Wired Germany interview with Niantic CEO John Hanke. While someone accidentally ended up with an Articuno last year (Niantic quickly removed it from their roster), th...   read

 
 
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Snag Mewtwo's Mega Stones in Pokemon Sun and Moon with this code

Mega Mewtwo in Pokémon Sun and Moon? Sure, why not! If you've brought Mewtwo into the game using the Pokémon Bank, there's a now-active code for Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y, the Mega Stones needed for it to evolve into Mega ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon the Movie 20's first trailer has an electrifying personality

With Pokémon now twenty years old (I'm older every day, enjoy your youth kids!), the newest, and 20th, movie celebrates by going back to anime series roots. As this first trailer showcases (in Japanese), this film is a retelling...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go hits 650 million downloads, but its growth has slowed

At the Google Developer Day conference within GDC, Niantic Labs, developer of Pokemon Go, announced that they had hit 650 million downloads as of this week. More updates are planned, and according to CTO Phil Keslin, players have walked fro...   read

 
 
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The fourth Pokemon Sun and Moon Global Mission is already a resounding success

It wouldn't be much of an exaggeration to say that Pokémon Sun and Moon's Global Missions feature had a bit of a rocky start. The first two events -- which required players to capture 100 million Pokémon an...   read

 
 
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Pokemon's 21st Anniversary is near, Niantic plans small 'festivities' for Pokemon Go

Next week marks the 21st anniversary of the Pokemon franchise. To celebrate, Niantic is holding a small event to commemorate "Pokemon Day." From February 26 until March 6, every Pikachu in the game will be wearing a festive party hat. There...   read

 
 


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Parks are still trying to figure out how to deal with Pokemon Go

If you played Pokemon Go during its peak, you probably saw how a lot of institutions, both public and private sector, reacted to the game. Some embraced it, encouraging folks to petition to add them as a Pokestop, and had deals for pla...   read

 
 
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You don't look so hot, Mega Bloks Pikachu

Everyone loves Pokémon and some everyone loves Mega Bloks, so it was only a matter of time before the two of them formed the beast with the assembly required back. As part of Mattel's new Mega Construx line, Pikachu, Charizard and ot...   read

 
 
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Guide: Pokemon Go has a new Eevee evolution trick for Umbreon and Espeon

Remember the Pokemon Go Eevee trick where you could get a specific evolution based on names from the TV show (Rainer for Vaporeon, Sparky for Jolteon, Pyro for Flareon)? Well it's back alongside of the Generation 2 update that hit this...   read

 
 
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Someone at The Pokemon Company thought it would be a good idea to make a Magikarp mobile game

A funny but perhaps now outdated gag, Magikarp vs Magikarp splash battles are now being made into a mobile game, naturally titled Splash! Magikarp. Well, OK I guess? Memes aside they're taking the most uneventful part of the games and ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is getting 80 new Pokemon from Gen 2, also known as 'the best gen'

If you thought Pokémon Go was a dying fad then Niantic may have something to say about that. Coming "later this" week is the first huge update for the popular mobile game that took off last year. The most significant addition w...   read

 
 
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Bottle Caps for Pokemon Sun and Moon are being distributed at game stores worldwide

[Header image by SittingOvationArt on Etsy] No, it's not a Fallout crossover. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Bottle Caps are used in Hyper Training to raise one of your creature's statistics to the maximum potential value. They're esp...   read

 
 
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Check out these great Pokemon/Moana crossovers

I have a friend who's a professional movie critic, and one of his favorite movies last year was Disney's Moana, a Hawaii-influenced take on a traditional Disney movie. One of my favorite games last year was Pokémon Sun, a Hawaii-infl...   read

 
 
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Japanese sales charts dominated by ports and re-releases, RE7 still going strong

In the week prior to the launch of Nioh, new releases Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto and BoxBoy! Stuffed Box enter the top ten while the usual suspects Resident Evil 7 and Pokémon Sun & Moon...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's next event is a Chansey-heavy Valentine's Day celebration

Pokemon Go might have fallen off, but there's still a dedicated fanbase that's driving its revenue to eclipse most games released these days, mobile or otherwise. I do notice a rise in players during events though, and the next one is for V...   read

 
 
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You can now play an 80-hour Pokemon adventure in Minecraft

Every month or so I'll dive back into the world of OG Minecraft PC and see what the community has come up with. The results are almost always staggering. That includes this new adventure from Phoenix Project called Pokemon Cobalt and Amethy...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon's third Global Mission is a success

The first two Global Missions for Pokémon Sun and Moon were resounding failures, but the third time is in fact the charm. For our third mission, Game Freak has tasked players with trading as many Pokémon as possible through th...   read

 
 
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You have a second chance to get a Genesect in Pokemon X & Y or ORAS

If you're at all interested in picking up Genesect and missed him the first go-around in 2016 (or before that, even!), you still have another chance. If you own Pokemon X/Y or ORAS, just use the code "GENESECT20" if you're in North America,...   read

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Duel

One of the big challenges of getting a competitive free-to-play game just right is making sure it never feels like someone can simply pay-to-win. As a person who isn't totally against buying a microtransaction or two, I want to make sure th...   read

 
 
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Those missing Pokemon Sun and Moon Mega Stones are coming as gifts

It's not ideal, but a lot of those missing Mega Stones from Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming at some point. And take note of that key phrasing "at some point," and through undisclosed means by way of distribution events. Yuck! Mega...   read

 
 
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Duh: Bringing Missingno into Pokemon Sun and Moon will bork your game

As you would probably expect, importing the infamous glitched Pokemon Missingno into Pokemon Sun and Moon with the newly minted Bank update will have some sort of negative impact on your save file. Although its far-reaching effect...   read

 
 



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