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PSA: Victini distribution ends this week

Heads up, Pokémon players; the Victini distribution event that's been running this past month is set to end on September 24. You'll need an internet connection and a copy of Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, or Pokémon X o...   read

 
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Here are your 2016 Pokemon World Champions

All weekend long, hundreds of Pokémon players from around the world converged on San Francisco, CA for the eighth annual Pokémon World Championship. After three days of good-spirited competition, eight have been crowned as the...   read

 
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Pokemon Nationals

How Pokemon games create a positive competitive scene

This past weekend I attended the UK Pokemon Nationals in Liverpool, the first live competitive Pokemon event I have ever attended. I've played Pokemon religiously since the release of the first generation, but that has never translated in m...   read

 
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Come and watch the Pokemon UK National Championships here!

If you’re a fan of Pokémon, you might want to get your arse over to Twitch very shortly. For the first time ever the three European Nationals are being streamed online, and the first event held in Liverpool, England will be st...   read

 
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PSA: Go pick up your Shiny Xerneas in Pokemon now

Nintendo has been running a ton of Pokémon distribution events this year, and this month, you can pick up a Darkrai on top of shiny legendaries from the covers of X & Y. The time to get a regular ol' Zygarde has pa...   read

 
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Pokemon

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire sales top three million in Europe

Fresh off of providing details for the upcoming Pokemon European National Championship event, The Pokemon Company has announced that since their launch in November of 2014, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire sales have toppe...   read

 
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You'll be able to watch this year's European Pokemon National Championships on Twitch

As we all know, this year is Pokemon’s 20th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, this year’s National Championships in the UK, Germany and Italy will all be streamed via Twitch for the first time. Three different, English-l...   read

 
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Sign up for the Pokemon newsletter, and nab the three legendary birds

Apparently Nintendo isn’t happy with only giving us one measly mythical Pokémon each month this year. It's giving away Regice, Regirock, and Registeel to Pokémon Bank subscribers, and now it's giving away the three lege...   read

 
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This new Pokemon is a fire and water type

We got our first glimpse of Volcanion so long ago, via a leak, that today's official announcement from Nintendo initially felt brand new to me. The latest Mythical Pokémon is a fire/water type -- the first of its kind -- should be ob...   read

 
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Sludge Bomb Zoroark

'Sludge Bomb Zoroark' is a thing, available now for free for Pokemon owners

If you love free Pokémon events and are located in the US, you'll want to whip our your 3DS now and get to downloading. For owners of the Ruby and Sapphire remakes (dammit, why can't they all be for X & Y too, wher...   read

 
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Level 50 Mythical Hoopa

You've got to go to McDonald's to catch the latest Pokemon

The Pokémon Company announced early this month it'd be handing out Level 50 Mythical Hoopa, though the North American distributor (it's GAME in the UK) hadn't been decided yet. The legendary pocket monster is coming to Omega Ruby, Al...   read

 
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Grab your Shiny Rayquaza now in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

[Update: Nintendo has just informed Destructoid that this promotion will last until September 14, 2015.] Own a copy of Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire in the North America region? Boot it up now and in the Mystery Gift section, g...   read

 
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You'll be able to snag Diancie in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire soon

Nintendo has announced that Diancie, one of the newer Pokemon on the block (along with Hoopa), will be available through a distribution event in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. All you have to do is access the online functioanlity w...   read

 
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Pokemon

'To Be the Very Best' follows real Pokemon trainers

I’ve never paid much attention to the confusing world of competitive Pokémon. EV training, natures, actually caring about a Pokémon's stats... it all confuses me. However, a documentary currently on Kickstarter called&nb...   read

 
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Pokemon Omega Ruby

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire gets new patch, kicks you offline without it

Although Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold like gangbusters, as Pokemon games often do, I haven't seen a lot of buzz about it in my usual circle of Nintendo enthusiasts. Maybe it's because Generation 3 doesn't get as much love...   read

 
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Nintendo reveals Hoopa Unbound, still isn't telling us how to get Hoopa

Pokémon's newest creature, Hoopa, will debut in the newest film, set for a western release later this year on Cartoon Network. Hoopa Unbound, revealed just today, will be featured as its more imposing form. It's a psychic and d...   read

 
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Reminder: tonight is your last night to get your free Latios or Latias in Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire

You can grab a free Latios or Latias (whatever your version doesn't have) in Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire right now. The catch? You have to do it right now before the promotion ends sometime tonight. All you have to do is ...   read

 
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Pokmon

Pokmaniacs! Gold/Silver starters now on Pokmon Bank

Great news for all you Pokémaniacs out there: you can now receive Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr along with their Hidden Abilities from the Pokémon Bank, brother. This comes just after the one year anniversary of the Pok...   read

 
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Free Pokmon

The Unova starter giveaway is live in Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

The codes for Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are now all redeemable. Just head into the Mystery Gift option and choose "receive via code," then type in POKEMON497, POKEMON500, and POKEMON503,...   read

 
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Pokemon giveaway

Hidden ability Meganium, Typhlosion, Feraligatr coming to Pokemon Bank

If you access the Pokemon Bank between February 27 and November 30, you'll be given special, level 50 versions of the Heart Gold and Soul Silver starters, Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr.  Nintendo breaks down the h...   read

 
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Free Pokmon

Who's the better Pokmon: Serperior, Emboar, or Samurott?

The next distribution event for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will give us a chance to score Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott, each with their own Hidden Ability. You'll need to update your game to version 1.2 and redeem a Mys...   read

 
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Meet the new mythical Pokemon Hoopa, the, uh, hoop Pokemon

The 18th Pokémon movie, cleverly titled Pokémon the Movie XY 2015 and then re-titled The Ring Genie Hoopa, is coming out--you guessed it--this year. It stars the titular new ghost-psychic pocket monster Hoopa, not t...   read

 
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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Contrary Serperior code revealed

Itching to get your hands on the special event Contrary Serperior? You'll get your chance soon, as Pokemon Get TV has revealed the process, which will require Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. Basically, you use the code POKEMON497 in t...   read

 
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Catch 'em all

This map shows where to find Pokmon in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

On my journey to obtain every Pokémon in X/Y (and eventually give many of them away; no regrets!), this map of catchable Pokémon created by reddit user Bobdor was instrumental. It got my Pokédex off to a great start and...   read

 
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Pokmon ORAS

Pokmon ORAS launch captures series record in UK

An abundance of water didn't stop Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire from scoring franchise record launch sales in the United Kingdom last week, according to GfK Chart-Track. The 3DS role-playing games were the nation's ...   read

 
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#NintendoDay

Pokmon ORAS, amiibo, Smash Bros. out in Europe

Today is a good day, European Nintendo fans. Or maybe a not so great one for your wallet. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and the first dozen amiibo figures all arrive in Europe starting today. Als...   read

 
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Money money money money,

Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are selling pretty well

Big surprise, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire a are selling lots and lots of copies. According to a Siliconera report, the role-playing games' worldwide sales eclipsed the 3 million mark in just th...   read

 
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You won't have to leave home for this Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire shiny Beldum distribution

Now through January 14, 2015, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players can claim a free shiny Beldum via in-game internet distribution. No GameStop visit necessary! The Pokémon comes with its Mega Stone so...   read

 
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I gave away my best Pokemon

For a couple months now, I've been thinking about getting rid of my Pokémon collection. My favorite part of the series is catching 'em all and for years that motivation has fueled my interest in these games. I'm not into forming the ...   read

 
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Review: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

For a franchise that’s continually berated for remaining the same over the years, Pokémon is wildly successful, having pushed forward on its own, full speed ahead. It hasn’t needed to change much to sweep the nation with ...   read

 
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Pokmon Omega Ruby short is all kinds of wonderful

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launch this Friday, November 21. Can't wait to catch 'em all over again? Well, maybe this lovely promotional short will help satiate you until then.   read

 
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It's Deoxys vs. Rayquaza in Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's new Delta Episode

Legendary Pokémon Deoxys is back in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire -- and he's battling Rayquaza in space! Today's trailer shows some of the new Delta Episode, a storyline centered around an asteroid headed toward the planet (these g...   read

 
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Pokmon remakes

We'll have to StreetPass to catch Latios and Latias in the Pokmon remakes

In order to reach and catch Latios in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Latias in Pokémon Omega Ruby, we'll need an Eon Ticket. And to get one of those, well, it's kind of a pain in the ass. Here in the US, The Pokémon Company...   read

 
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Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire ad probably isn't FAA compliant

Look, kid -- there's a lot of work that goes into flying somewhere. All your liquids have to be in a tiny bag, your seat needs to turn into a flotation device in the event of a water landing, and there has to be plenty of ginger ale aboard...   read

 
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Nintendo offering small incentive for buying both Pokemon Omega and Alpha at Best Buy

When November 21 hits and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire arrive, Best Buy will carry an exclusive double pack. It will include both games in one giant box, ringing in at $79.98 -- basically the price of both games separately. Bu...   read

 
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Pokmon demo

Don't overplay the Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demo

Do you have your code for the special demo of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? There are a handful of ways to acquire one before the games' full release on November 21. Those who missed getting a code via email should consider ...   read

 
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Steelix and Glalie

Catch Mega Pokemon early in the Alpha Sapphire Special Demo

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby will let you get a head start on your adventures with a Special Demo Version. Details on how to get it are here. You may want to. It lets you transfer items as well as Pokemon, including the M...   read

 
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Pokemon evolutions

Pokemon X & Y will not be updated with the new Mega Evolutions

When Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire arrive, it won't bring any new Pokemon types, per se as it pertains to the Pokedex. It will have new Mega Evolutions though, which can be achieved by way of holding certain items and init...   read

 
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Here's how to get the special demo for Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

By now, you've hopefully had a chance to read Steven's words about Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Funny guy, that Steven. The Pokémon Company has since sent over some accompanying media showing the new flying sequence...   read

 
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Preview: Pokmon Ruby

Pokmon Ruby and Sapphire let you soar the skies & do the creep

It is challenging to fit "Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" into a headline. It wasn't hard fitting these 3D updates of the Game Boy Advance classics on the 3DS, though. It was hard making a clean segue from my meta commentary o...   read

 
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Mega Rayquaza looks far cooler than normal Rayquaza

It was all but guaranteed that Rayquaza would be among those Pokémon in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to have a Mega Evolution -- or perhaps a Primal Reversion, like Groudon and Kyogre -- and as such it's nice to get that confirmati...   read

 
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We're getting the demo for Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire too

Well, I'll be. The demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire isn't just coming to Japan. The Pokémon Company International isn't saying when or how codes will be distributed in the West yet, but this special demo will fe...   read

 
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More Mega Evolutions: Camerupt, Sharpedo, and Gallade

Japanese magazine CoroCoro has the scoop on three more Mega Evolutions debuting in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, as picked up by Serebii.net. Camerupt's new form is my favorite of the trio -- that grin! Mega Sharpedo looks e...   read

 
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Get your 'Genshi' Kyogre or Groudon Pokmon accessories from Hori

Hori is releasing these super cool Kyogre and Groudon Pokémon accessories for your 3DS or 3DS XL. You can get a TPU cover, hard pouch or a 24-card case. You can pre-order yours now and they'll ship December 5. In other news, Pok&eacu...   read

 
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New Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire trailer shows off additional features

The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and boy, are they shaping up well. The trailer shows off the newly-remastered version of Hoenn, the face-offs against Team...   read

 
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Pokmon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire get tin cases & pre-order toys in Europe

In the United States, if you buy both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Toys R Us, you get a Charizard plush. In Europe, a GAME or Nintendo UK pre-order will net you a nifty tin case and a little toy when the ga...   read

 
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Pokmon Omega Ruby

Pre-order Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Toys "R" Us to receive a Charizard plush

Toys "R" Us, as revealed in a print ad in the US, is currently running an in-store pre-order promotion where you can take home a cuddly new Charizard plush toy if you purchase both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at the same ti...   read

 
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Mega Slowbro looks happier in motion

There are certain Pokémon who warrant getting a Mega Evolution for the ensuing stat increases, and others who you just want to see in a new form. Slowbro is unquestionably one I was curious about for the latter reason -- what would ...   read

 
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Here's the official reveal of Mega Audino

The Mega Evolutions keep rolling out, with Mega Audino having leaked just the other day. But now there's a trailer to keep things official. Check out Audino's Mega Evolution, and a rundown on what the evolved version of this Normal-to-Fair...   read

 
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Mega Evolution didn't need to turn Salamence into a UFO

I love Salamence. It started with a love of Bagon, whom I named Bacon, like most sane people. He was a cute little sassy dinosaur man like previous generation favorite Larvitar. And suffering through Shelgon (worse than Pupitar) meant a ma...   read

 

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