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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A funny but perhaps now outdated gag, Magikarp vs Magikarp splash battles are now being made into a mobile game, naturally titled Splash!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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How many Pokemon can you name in 20 seconds?

At one point I could name every Generation 1 Pokemon in order. I'm a little rusty, but I can still mostly do it -- unless someone gave me a time limit. That's just what Nintendo did with Game Freak producer Junichi Masuda, when he's as...   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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Pokemon Duel gets a surprise release on mobile devices

I'm not sure how many of you remember (I certainly didn't), but a more strategy focused mobile game based on Pokemon was released for Japanese mobile devices last year. The game was known as Pokemon Co-Master and was made in collaboration w...   read

 
 
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The Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL is coming west

While the Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL was widely available outside of the US, this past year, Nintendo has announced that they're going to be bringing it to the US very soon. It'll hit shelves on February 24 for $199.99....   read

 
 
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App firm estimates that Pokemon Go cleared nearly one billion in revenue in 2016

We know Pokemon Go made a lot of money if it was leaping up on the mobile charts, but just how much? Research firm App Annie estimates that it cleared roughly $950 million in revenue in 2016. That's with the game launching in July, min...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker for 3DS tops Sun & Moon in weekly sales

Without any new releases or major events, the sales charts in Japan haven't moved much the past two weeks. The one interesting note is that Pokémon Sun & Moon have finally been dethroned in weekly sales by a game that isn't ...   read

 
 
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China still isn't lifting their ban on Pokemon Go because it's 'too dangerous'

From the start, we knew that Pokemon Go probably wouldn't release in China. The government is just too paranoid about it, and as we've seen in other regions, they don't want folks wandering around where they shouldn't be roaming. As of this...   read

 
 
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Again?! We all failed the second Pokemon Sun & Moon Global Mission

Failure is just as sour the second time around, and that's just what we did, folks -- fail. The first Pokemon Sun and Moon global event tasked players with catching a certain number of 'mons -- 100 million, in fact -- and we only manag...   read

 
 
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A GameStop description indicates there will be a Pokemon game on the Switch

For the entirety of its existence, Pokemon's main games have been on portable systems. Sure, some offshoots like Pokemon Snap and Pokemon Stadium were on home consoles, but this series' roots are in the likes of the Game Boy and t...   read

 
 



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