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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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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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6,000 more idiots banned from Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pirates obviously haven't learned their lesson yet. After a crackdown of people playing online prior to release, The Pokémon Company has smoothed up that ole banhammer and is now putting to use again. 5,944 players have reported...   read

 
 
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Here's how your Gen 1 Pokemon will transfer to Sun and Moon

[Update: The Pokémon Bank has been upgraded with new features, and creatures can now be transferred from older games into Sun and Moon. The Bank is giving out Mew's Z-Crystal to commemorate the patch, which will take up 496 bloc...   read

 
 
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After two failures, the third Pokemon Sun and Moon global challenge is on the way

So uh, about those Pokemon Sun and Moon global challenges? We failed both of them. A number of things could have contributed to this, in spite of the game's monumental record-setting sales. Recently, I mused that a lot of people didn't...   read

 
 
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It's not too late to nab the Mythical Pokemon Arceus

Arceus is one of those Pokémon I'd rather not think too hard about, if I'm being frank. Not because of its design, or its abilities, or whatever other criteria we might use to judge these creatures against each other. Nah. It's the l...   read

 
 
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Let's hope the second Pokemon Sun and Moon mission goes smoother

The debut Global Mission in Pokémon Sun and Moon was a disaster. This limited-time challenge ran from November 29 to December 12 and asked players to collectively catch 100 million Pokémon. That's obviously a lot, but still ma...   read

 
 
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Here are all the QR codes for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Now that Pokemon Sun and Moon have been out for a bit, folks have been figuring out all of its intricacies -- or, in some cases, confirming them after the official guide arrived just last weekend. That includes exactly how the QR ...   read

 
 
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Lunatic beats Pokemon Sun and Moon with just a Magikarp

A Japanese player seems to have tore up Pokemon Sun and Moon's (well, one or the other) Elite Four and gotten to the Pokemon Hall of Fame using only a level 70 Magikarp. The pitiful fish was kept from its birthright -- evolution into a kic...   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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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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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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