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3DS sales surge in Japan upon release of Pokemon Sun and Moon

In case you hadn't heard, Pokémon is still a thing, a big thing, and it doesn't seem to be losing any momentum at all. Media Create Sales reports that nearly 1.6 million copies of Pokémon Sun and Moon have ...   read

 
 
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Nintendo

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. It's a slow news day since it's a national holiday here in the United States. I recommend settling down with the Mystery Science Theater Turkey Day Marathon running now on YouTube. You could also chec...   read

 
 
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Ditto sloshes into Pokemon Go

Pokémon games contain a lot of strange creatures, but few are more bizarre than Ditto. It's an amorphous pink blob of goo that has the ability to disguise itself as anything it touches. In the handheld games, this ability is provided...   read

 
 
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Why yes, Pokemon Sun and Moon are pretty damn successful in Japan

Well, here's some news that'll come as a shock to nobody at all. If the sales figures for the Japanese releases of the latest iterations in the seemingly-unstoppable Pokemon franchise are to be believed, the newest games -- Sun&nb...   read

 
 
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PSA: Genesect Pokemon distribution ends Thursday

As part of the celebration for Pokémon's 20th anniversary, players have been able to download one of the rarest creatures to their cartridges every month this year. The distribution for this month's Pokémon, Genesect, is ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon's most wanted

[And check out community member Inquisitve Ravenclaw! He helped with the wanted posters. I hear he's a commissionable artist!] As most people went out of their way to stay spoiler-free for the new Pokémon Sun and Moon, I went in...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild 15% off at Amazon

Edit: Apparently, this deal also extends to the 3DS version of Mario Maker, Pokémon Sun and Moon, as well as the recent Paper Mario: Color Splash. The article originally stated that the discount stacks w...   read

 
 
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Forget about your family, Pokemon Go is having a double XP event!

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Niantic is holding a double XP event for Pokémon Go. Running from November 23 until the 30th, the event will double all experience and stardust gained from catching Pokémon. Now, instead of fight...   read

 
 
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A guide to quickly increasing Pokemon happiness in Sun and Moon

Pokemon trainers are going to have to get to know a few of their pocket monsters awfully well in order to get them to evolve. In Pokemon Sun and Moon, Eevee, Munchlax, Pichu, and Type: Null all require high happiness ratings to level t...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Uranium and AM2R dropped from Best Fan Game category at The Game Awards

The competition for Best Fan Creation at The Game Awards 2016 has suddenly been halved. Without any explanation, the nominee pool has been whittled down from four to two titles. But, it's not too tough to infer what probably happened. Pokem...   read

 
 
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A parent's guide to Pokemon

I was recently attending a social event with some friends, and one of them had brought her two boys along, ages 11 and 9. One of the only other kids at the function (also 11) had brought along her 3DS to keep occupied. The boys were transfi...   read

 
 
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Overwatch and Pokemon mash up better than you might think

Header image by ElStrawFedora on Deviantart. Pokémon Sun and Moon released today, and the word is no matter which version you choose, they're both excellent. Pokémon and Overwatch have been in the news a lot recently since th...   read

 
 
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Someone told me Pokemon's Z-Ring was for kids, so I ordered one

Pokemon Sun and Moon is here today (it feels weird saying that), and you can order a whole lot of plastic junk to go along with it. It's not DLC like anything in the Skylanders series or even amiibo, mind, it's just a literal hunk...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Pokemon is headed to the Switch with Pokemon Stars

With the successful launch of Pokemon Sun and Moon, it looks like Nintendo and Game Freak are shifting their priorities to the future of the series. According to a rumor posted on Eurogamer corroborated by multiple sources, Pokemon Stars wi...   read

 
 
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Last chance on Pokemon Sun and Moon 20% off deal before release

Whether you go Pokémon Sun or Moon for tomorrow's release, at least get a 20% discount versus forking over the full list price. Two retailers have price breaks available: Toys"R"Us and Amazon (who is price-matching TRU). This saves y...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is cracking down on pirates with Pokemon Sun and Moon

If you've been skating by hacking Pokemon in the past, Nintendo is going to crack down more than they have in the past. Illegal Sun and Moon pirates have been reporting that Nintendo has been handing out 15-day bans to players who...   read

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Sun

Though my interest in Pokémon has waned, I'll always be a fan at heart, curious to see where the series goes next and dream about what form it might one day take far into the future. The original games and ensuing multimedia craze la...   read

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Moon

Even though the "reading under the covers" stereotype sounds like it belongs in the movies, that's what I did with Pokemon Red with a Game Boy snake light growing up. Throughout the years as I grew, Pokemon mostly stayed the same ...   read

 
 
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Ultra Beasts and Z-Moves galore in this Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer

You're going to be hearing a lot more about Pokemon Sun and Moon once the review embargo lifts tomorrow morning, but for now, here's a last-minute trailer you may (or may not, depending on your spoiler stance!) want to catch. I'm sure you ...   read

 
 
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Who's excited for Pokemon Sun & Moon?

By the time this goes up, we'll be less than a week before the release of one of Nintendo's most anticipated titles for the year, Pokémon Sun and Moon. From what Nintendo has drip fed us over the past year, it has been teasing some m...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is running another limited bonus event

In an attempt to get people up and at 'em, Niantic is rolling out another Pokemon Go event that offers some XP bonuses (again, to the point that they should be normally). The previously announced daily bonus feature will be applied goi...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go data miners are seeing signs of second-gen Pokemon

Whether you're still playing Pokémon Go daily or you're waiting for an enticing-enough reason to return, having more creatures to collect should be a real boon for the mobile sensation. Specifically, the second generation of Pok&eacu...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go continues its drip-fed update pace with egg balancing

Pokemon Go saw a renewed interest when the Halloween update came, but I was pretty underwhelmed. I still had a low encounter rate, the tracking is still non-existent (so if I did see something interesting I couldn't actually find it), ...   read

 
 
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Times are tough, here's The Rock dancing in a giant Pikachu costume

The Rock's daughter loves the mascot for a 20-year-old video game series almost as much as this guy. So Rock dressed up in what must be the world's largest Pikachu costume and danced his butt off, because his daughter would cry whenever ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is about to roll out daily bonuses

There was a brief window of time when I would specifically leave the house for Pokémon Go in the hopes of filling out that accursed Pokédex, but now I won't even bother to open the app when I'm out running errands. Even with m...   read

 
 
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