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The Volcanion Pokemon distribution event arrives in October

The wait is over! No longer will players look longingly at their Pokedexes and think "when the hell is #721 going to get here, when he was found years ago due to a leak?"Nintendo has officially confirmed that Volcanion will arrive in N...   read

 
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Arceus

PSA: You can grab Arceus, the God of all Pokemon, starting today

As Jordan calls it, the "Monthly mythical 'mons" train rolls on. Along with July Shaymin is out, and Arceus is in. After two months of glorious, retail store free events on the Nintendo Network, now we have the unfortunate reality of G...   read

 
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Pokemon
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PSA: Pokemon players can pick up the legendary Shaymin this month

It's Shaymin month!The legendary 2016 Pokemon truck is still driving along that long and lonesome road, and as of today, July 1, you can pick up Shaymin for free. Just log into Pokemon X & Y and/or ORAS, and grab him as a gift in t...   read

 
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Manaphy

PSA: You can pick up Manaphy in Pokemon starting today

Another month, another legendary Pokemon distribution event. This time Manaphy is up, and will be available from June 1 to 24 on the Nintendo Network -- nope, no need to go to GameStop and have them run out of promo codes that they alr...   read

 
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Pokemon
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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

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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Pokemon
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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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Pokemon

Volcanion's Pokemon distribution event starts soon in Japan

Remember all the way back in 2013 when Volcanion was leaked? We still haven't gotten him. Japan is inching ever closer though, as fans who pre-order tickets to the film, Volcanion & The Ingenius Magearna, will snag one. From April 16 on...   read

 
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Pokemon

Using the Pokemon Bank nets you a free Regirock, Regice, and Registeel

Fresh off of announcing that the Pokémon Bank service (which has a yearly fee of $4.99) would work with Pokémon Red, Yellow, and Blue, Nintendo has revealed a new promotion to actually get people to use it. Starting March 4, a...   read

 
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Celebi

PSA: Grab Celebi today by way of Pokemon's Mythical distribution event

So, February is gone, and as such, the Mew distribution event by way of GameStop cards is too. Now Celebi is up on the mythical chopping block, which thankfully won't require you to set foot into a store. You can simple access it by way of ...   read

 
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Pokemon

The newest Pokemon on the block is 'Magiana'

[Update: They're officially going with "Magearna."] CoroCoro Magazine has revealed a brand new Pokemon, Magiana. Evidently this 'mon is going to show up in the new movie, where Volcanion will be chasing after it for some unknown reason that...   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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Pokemon

Reminder: You can pick up the Hoopa Pokemon now at McDonalds

Haha, this is such a strange promotion -- McDonalds. As a reminder, you can pick up Hoopa at "participating" McDonalds restaurants from now until December 23, 2015. Thankfully, in addition to the typical Ruby and Sapphire promotion, yo...   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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Pokemon

Hoopa, the newest Pokemon, will be available in select regions this month

[Update: US details are available here, though a date has not been set outside of "later this year."] After months of dilly-dallying, we now have an idea of when Hoopa will be available for Pokémon fans. This month, gamers locat...   read

 
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Woof!

New Pokemon from XY & Z revealed!

The latest issue of CoroCoro has leaked online revealing multiple new never before seen Pokémon from the anime series Pokémon XY & Z. First up is a new version or color variation of everyone's favorite frog ninja, Greninja...   read

 
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UFC fighter Ronda Rousey will kick your ass at Pokemon

UFC fighter and Olympic medalist Ronda Rousey is known for her punishment and breaking opponents' arms, and now you can add Pokémaster to that list. When asked what got her into Pokémon, Rousey went into a rant about the hist...   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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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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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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2.B.A. Master

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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Free Pokmon
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GameStop is giving out Diancie for Pokemon X and Y

Shiny Gengar is no more (hope you got yours!) but another distribution event for Pokémon X and Y has taken its place. Today through November 16 at GameStop, you'll be able to score a free code for the Legendary Rock/Fairy-type Pok&e...   read

 
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Free Pokmon
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Add a shiny Gengar to your Pokmon collection

Now through October 26, you'll be able to score a shiny Gengar holding Gengarite, the stone necessary for its Mega Evolution, at GameStop. Simply bring in your copy of either Pokémon X or Y for a free redeemable code. If you're thin...   read

 
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Pokmon

Trick or treat with a Super-Size Pumpkaboo, courtesy of Nintendo

Just in time for Halloween, you can now pick up a Super-Size Pumpkaboo in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y via the Nintendo Network. Right now, all you need to do to receive this Pokémon is connect to the internet with your 3DS,...   read

 
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Pokmon

At long last, I'll be able to get a shiny Gengar

Gengar only became my favorite Pokémon in the last few years, but now that it's my bestie, I don't see that ever changing. (Sorry, Feraligatr.) Matter of fact, I'd even be willing to step foot in a GameStop for a distribution event r...   read

 
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Max at PAX
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You aren't at PAX? Let Max Scoville give you the tour

PAX Prime 2014 is winding down, but that doesn't mean those of us at home can't pretend like we are there, stalking Max Scoville as he roams the show floor. I was going to give a detailed play-by-play of the video here, but I have decided ...   read

 
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Pokmon

Claim your Pok Ball Pattern Vivillon in Pokmon X/Y while you can

I didn't get into collecting all of the uniquely-patterned Vivillons in Pokemon X/Y but I did quite like that one with the Poké Ball design that was given out earlier this year in France. (And I don't think it was a simple case of wa...   read

 
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Pokmon

Pinsir and Heracross are part of the next Pokmon distribution event

The next Pokémon distribution event isn't terribly exciting. From August 13 through September 17, Pokémon X players can get Heracross and Y players can get Pinsir through the Internet. More importantly, GameStop will offer cod...   read

 
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Modified 3DS hardware created for Twitch Plays Pokmon X

It was slightly surprising to hear that the Twitch Plays Pokémon community is still active if for no other reason than I thought folks would have beaten all of the games by now. Not quite! There's still Pokémon X, and without ...   read

 
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Best Buy one get one free

Best Buy is doing buy one, get one for 3DS games this week

Like the DS before it, the 3DS is becoming one of my favorite platforms. Now that we are several years into its life, it has a pretty great selection of first and third-party games. There are enough now that I have fallen behind on getting ...   read

 
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Pokmon

You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokmon X/Y

100 million trades have been made through the Global Trade Station in Pokémon X and Y and, as promised, Game Freak is handing out Fancy Pattern Vivillons for the milestone. Nice job, all! The distribution event has commenced -- with ...   read

 
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Pokmon

Mega Blaziken joins the S.H. Figuarts line

The Pokémon S.H. Figuarts line is growing, with the addition of Mega Blaziken. Mega Blaziken is the second Pokémon figure to join the lineup after Lucario, and it looks like it means business. Blaziken seems like a bizarre cho...   read

 
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Pokmon 2DS

Pokmon 2DS bundles soon to populate Australian store shelves

Australian gamers who have yet to pick up Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be able to purchase one of two new Nintendo 2DS system bundles on June 26. Both bundles offer the 2DS Black + Blue system for AU$179.95, and obviously you ...   read

 
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Pokmon

After 100 million Pokmon trades, we'll get a new Vivillon pattern

Nintendo says about 90 million Pokémon trades have been made via the GTS in Pokémon X and Y. Once we collectively hit 100 million trades, the new Fancy Pattern Vivillon will be attainable through a special distribution event w...   read

 
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Pokmon

These new Pokmon model kits are fearsome and frugal

These may not be as cute as the Pokémon Red Nendoroid we got our panties in a twist about the other day, but look! More new Pokémon toys! Straight out of the 53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show, these Poképla kits are hitting Japa...   read

 
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Pokemon

The Pokemon International Challenge takes place this month

The time has come again for the online Pokemon International Challenge, and this year it's taking place in May. Registration will begin on May 8th, and will feature 50,000 participants at its cap -- so sign up soon! The actual event is from...   read

 
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Pokemon
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Watch the new Pokemon movie in Japan, get Diancie and Darkrai

Japan is holding a rather neat promotion for its newest Pokemon movie -- Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. If you go see the film in theaters on July 19th, you'll not only net the new titular Pokemon, but you'll also nab a Darkrai. Di...   read

 
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Limited 3DS XL

This limited edition 3DS XL from the Dragon King Pokemon tourney is badass

"Wow," is all I can really say about this limited edition 3DS XL from the Pokemon Dragon King Competition. It's the prize of a pretty exclusive tourney over in Japan, available only to grade-school children. It seems like a pretty...   read

 
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3DS

Nintendo confirms free Pokemon X or Y deal

Last week, we heard of a rumored promotion that would net you a free copy of Pokemon X or Y if you hapened to buy a 2DS/3DS and one of six applicable games (Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Yoshi's New Island, LEGO City Undercover: The ...   read

 
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New Pokemon
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New Mythical Pokemon Diancie is a Fairy-Rock

Diancie, as well as the new Pokemon movie it will be featured in, leaked a couple days ago, but now we have official confirmation and some more screenshots. The rare Pokemon won't be found in normal gameplay, but Nintendo isn't yet spillin...   read

 
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Pokemon Bank guide
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Guide: How to use the Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter

Originally set for release in North America in late December, the Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter apps have only today become available for download from the 3DS eShop. (Europe, Australia, and Japan have had their launches already). While...   read

 
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Pokemon
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Maybe Magikarp isn't as worthless as we all thought

Hands down, the most oft-cited example of a useless Pokemon is Magikarp. I mean, it's definitely not one of the more badass Pokemon. Stupid fish. All it does is splash around, right? Well, until it decides to splash right over the top of a...   read

 
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Celebi

Here's how to get the free Celebi from the Pokemon Bank

As you may have heard, Nintendo has dropped the Pokemon Bank and Transporter Apps today on the North American eShop. These are two separate apps, but you'll only need to access the bank before September 30th, 2014 to get your...   read

 
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Pokemon

Pokemon Bank launches in North America

When Europe and Australia got their Pokemon Bank news yesterday, many of us feared the worst for the app's release in North America -- that silence meant it was still far off. It's finally here, though, just a day later. Go download it from...   read

 
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Pokemon Bank

The Pokemon Bank App is now live in Europe and Australia

After over a month of waiting, the X & Y Pokemon Bank App is now live in Europe and Australia. The App was previously delayed due to Nintendo's increased network traffic during Christmas, and there's never really been a clear release wi...   read

 
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Pokmon

Pokmon X/Y Beta Competition set for next month

The first Pokémon Global Link tournament to allow Pokémon from the Kalos region happens next month, on Thursday, February 20 at 4:00pm Pacific. Registration details for this Beta Competition will be available at the Poké...   read

 
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Nintendo

Pokemon Bank App is back for 'certain Asian countries'

Remember that Pokemon Bank and Transfer App that was supposed to launch late last year worldwide? Well, due to a number of eShop issues Nintendo delayed it, and now, "certain Asian countries" will have access this week. The App allows you t...   read

 
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Pokemon X & Y

Pokemon X & Y's composer leaves Game Freak

Kageyama Shota is one talented man, having composed the soundtrack for Pokemon X & Y (among a few others for Game Freak, as well as work on Luminous Arc and Smash Bros. Brawl). I found it to be one of the best OSTs of last year, bu...   read

 
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Pokemon
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That shiny Pokemon automator has been completed

The creator of that impressive shiny Pokemon automator, dekuNukem, writes in to say that the machine has been improved since we last covered it. Here's a look at the new, final version. The amount of human input needed has been further red...   read

 
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Pokemon X & Y
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Here's a ton of Pokemon X & Y legendary transfer footage

Everyone is still waiting for the full release of the Pokemon X & Y Bank and Transfer App. When that day comes, the proverbial "flood gates" will be opened up, and allow for players to enjoy every single Pokemon from prior generat...   read

 

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