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New mythical Pokemon coming to Sun/Moon

When I picked up Pokémon Moon back in November, I swore to myself that it was going to be the Pokémon game that would finally turn me into a diehard fan. Here we are nearly five months later and I've racked up approx...   read

 
 
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Niantic says cooperative 'experiences' are coming to Pokemon Go

In a blog post discussing recent award wins for Pokemon Go, developer Niantic included a short but promising tease about its near-future content plans. What do you make of this? "With spring arriving in the northern hemisphere, players can ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are giving out four Mega Stones

It's once again Mystery Gift time in Pokémon Sun and Moon. The Pokémon Company has several freebies for folks who have transferred in Mawile, Beedrill, Audino, and Medicham from the Pokémon Bank, or for anyone who just ...   read

 
 
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If you're wondering how Pokemon Go is doing, it went from 28 million to five million daily users

For nearly a year, people have been wondering how Pokemon Go is faring. We hear that it still makes millions in revenue, we see less people playing it, but we don't really have hard data to go off of in many cases. Well, data firm ComS...   read

 
 
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The ship has been set back on course when it comes to Pokemon Sun and Moon Global Missions

Let's take a brief trip down memory lane for Pokemon Sun and Moon's Global Missions. In summation, they're little meta-missions that involve some sort of online collective goal, which reward players with in-game currency. The first, which m...   read

 
 
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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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