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Destructoid's award for Best 3DS Game of 2016 goes to...

There was a lot of competition for the Best 3DS Game for 2016, including a handful of other JRPGs, but in a landslide victory (taking almost half the votes among nine entries), the award goes to Pokémon Sun and Moon. There was a ton ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's Apple Watch support is here at last

There were murmurs that Niantic had dropped its long-promised Apple Watch support for Pokémon Go, but just this week, the company confirmed that news on that front was "coming soon." Today, it has: you'll now be able to interact with...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are still going strong, but are dethroned for now

Pokémon Sun & Moon has been one of the top two selling games every week since it's release nearly five weeks ago. It slid into second place only in weeks where Final Fantasy XV and Yakuza 6 released, but then overt...   read

 
 
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Fan project Pokemon Prism is dead, long live Pokemon Prism

This year hasn't been kind to Nintendo fan games. Project AM2R was killed, as was Uranium, which were both high profile re-imaginings of the Metroid and Pokemon universe respectively. Due to the latter's popularity there's a lot of pro...   read

 
 
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PSA: Don't forget to download this month's Pokemon, Meloetta

Just a reminder; the last Pokémon distribution for 2016 is set to end this Saturday, December 24. This month's Pokémon is Meloetta, and if you miss this opportunity you probably won't have another one for quite some time....   read

 
 
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Niantic denies rumors of Pokemon Go Apple Watch port cancellation

The saga of Pokemon Go on the Apple Watch has been messy. Earlier this year, Niantic showed off the Watch port during Apple's iPhone 7 keynote, eventually stating that it would be out before the end of the year. Well, they have two weeks le...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go was the most searched term on Google this year

Odds are, you know someone who has played Pokemon Go. I mean, you might not have partaken in the craze, but you probably caught a co-worker who doesn't know their Pichu from Pikachu playing it, trying to make sense of it all. Google backs u...   read

 
 
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Newest Pokemon Movie looks like a return to the series' Gen 1 roots

Just before the 20th anniversary of Pokémon comes to a close, The Pokémon Company left us with one last surprise: a teaser for the 20th animated movie titled Pokémon: I Choose You which will come to Japanese ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV sees 88% sales drop in second week, Yakuza 6 takes top spot

After its initial week's lukewarm 670,000, Final Fantasy XV sales are down to 79,792 in Japan for the week of December 5 - December 11, 2016, the game's second week. That 88% decrease drops it to number five on the software sales ranki...   read

 
 
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The first Pokemon Global mission was a failure

The first Global Mission for Pokémon Sun and Moon ended last night, and unfortunately, the global Pokémon community didn't manage to meet the target. Players were challenged to catch 100 million Pokémon during...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's 'nearby' feature should be available in 'most of the world'

It might be an exciting week for Pokemon Go. Operative word here is "might," because you never know when Niantic might push back any number of cool features into the nether. In addition to the new Pokemon that debut today, the developer has...   read

 
 
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The Last Guardian is selling decently in the UK

The wait was excruciating, but it seems to have paid off for Sony's Japan Studio. The Last Guardian has sold better than both Ico and Shadow of the Colossus did on launch in the UK, but its performance hasn't placed it at number one. Losing...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go has several Gold/Silver Pokemon as of today

I've said for some time now that if Niantic started pulling from the Gold and Silver generation for Pokémon Go, I'd have to earnestly get back into it, and here we are. In December. Better bundle up! Pichu, Togepi, and "select other...   read

 
 
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Super Nintendo World will be built in time for 2020 Olympics, looks to be Mario focused

The Wizarding World of Mario finally has a name and due date, Nintendo and Universal Studios have announced. The Nintensula, if you will, will be called Super Nintendo World and will boot up in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at Universal ...   read

 
 
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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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