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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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Pokémon Bank and Transporter delayed in the West

After hearing about Nintendo pulling the just-released Pokémon Bank app in Japan due to an overwhelming amount of traffic on the Nintendo Network, I was worried this would happen. Previously scheduled for a December 27 launch in Nort...

 
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Nintendo pulls Pokémon Bank to relieve burden on eShop

Ostensibly overburdened by an influx of holiday-induced traffic, the Nintendo Network became virtually unusable yesterday, as scores of eager new Wii U and 3DS owners piled onto the company's servers to set up their systems. And it looks li...

 
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Nintendo will distribute free Celebis with the Bank App

The Pokemon X & Y Bank App is coming later this month, and it'll allow you to store your creatures into cloud storage, as well as transfer all your captures from Black or White. We knew all this already, but Iwata has just announce...

 
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New trailer overviews this month's Pokémon Bank

It'll be a wonderful day when Game Freak's application for storing Pokémon online, Pokémon Bank, is finally available. Thankfully, the wait isn't too much longer -- the launch of the Bank and the Poké Transporter is se...

 
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Pokémon X/Y patch stops Battle Analyzer and Instacheck

Game Freak has addressed an exploit in Pokémon X and Y with patch 1.2, available now on the 3DS eShop. A tool known as the Battle Analyzer allowed ne'er-do-wells to intercept online data and view an opponent's Pokémon and thei...

 
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Wal-Mart purchases of Pokemon X/Y come with a bonus

Huh. Wal-Mart has exclusive Pokemon included in copies of Pokemon X and Y. What's curious is that they aren't anything too special -- X comes with Garchomp, while Y includes Scizor. These two have Mega Evolutions (and are admittedly badass)...

 
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Pokemon X and Y: Fastest 3DS game to hit a million sold

Pokemon X and Y have sold well. 4 million copies sold in the first two days. Apparently, the series' first foray onto the 3DS sold a million copies in the US alone on that first day, joining Pokemon Black and White, which also crossed a mil...

 
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These Pokemon would have no problems murdering you

If Pokemon were real, how powerful would they be? Turns out, they'd be crazy powerful. YouTuber VSauce3 took a surprisingly in-depth and macabre look at three different Pokemon in X and Y that could definitely kill a person, and ...

 
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Here's the guy to thank for some of the best new Pokemon

This was too neat not to share. The artist behind Mega Man Megamix, Hitoshi Ariga, contributed designs to Pokemon X and Y. And, looking at the list of Pokemon he worked on, I think it's safe to say he had a substantial impact on the Generat...

 
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Very Quick Tips: Pokemon X & Y post-game

A common theme I've seen around the 'net is that Pokemon X & Y has a weak endgame. While it's not nearly as strong as a few prior generational iterations, I wouldn't necessarily call it "weak." Despite the fact that the bank and transfe...

 
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Opinion: Pokemon X & Y is the best generation yet

When Pokemon X & Y was first announced, opinions between fans were torn. Some didn't like the 3D models and emphasis on a flashy visual style, and others thought of it as the natural evolution of the series. At first, I wasn't completel...

 
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This contraption automatically finds shiny Pokemon

What would you do for a shiny Pokemon? Y'know, other than the default answer of "spend hours upon hours encountering wild Pokemon for the slim chance that one will have alternate coloring." Granted, the process has gotten easier (some migh...

 
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10 million Pokemon have been traded in X & Y

Pokemon X and Y seems to be a huge success, as the pair of games has not only sold a ton of copies, but they also facilitated 10 million trades. According to Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda, this new landmark was reached recently, and th...

 
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It looks like a few new Pokemon have been leaked

A hacker by the name of Smealum appears to have discovered some new Pokemon and Mega Evolutions including three event legendary Pokemon: Diancie, Volcanion, and Hoopa. In an effort to keep this all a surprise for those who wish to avoid spo...

 
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Nintendo patches Pokemon X and Y, fixes massive bug

A short while after Pokemon X and Y launched, players uncovered a pretty nasty bug -- if you save outside in Lumiose City, your game may freeze, and you might be unable to load up your save. In a title like Pokemon where hundreds of hours a...

 
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Tips: get more out of your trades in Pokemon X and Y

[Also, feel free to check out my full Pokemon X and Y tips guide.] Over the past week, I've been slowly working my way up the Pokemon X and Y trading chain. I started off with a minimal amount of knowledge with the GTS, encountering error a...

 
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Nintendo responds to game-breaking Pokemon X & Y bug

A few days ago, we made light of a potential game-breaking glitch for Pokemon X & Y -- if you save outside in Lumiose City, your game may crash and your save file may become corrupt. While a Reddit user seems to have discovered a potent...

 
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So who's your favorite Pokemon from X and Y?

Pokemon X and Y came out this week, and with it the world has been rejoicing. So much rejoicing. Except me. I haven't gotten it yet. So, to annoy me some more with this fact, I want to know what your favorite Pokemon from X and Y is. For no...

 
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The Pokemon X and Y Lumiose glitch, and a potential fix

Over the past few days, gamers have been experiencing a rather large glitch in Pokemon X and Y, that seemingly crashes their game, and leaves them unable to load their save again. The glitch can be triggered in a relatively simple manner --...

 
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Top Ten Legit Pokemon

With Pokemon X and Y now out for public consumption, you're probably curious as to what the best Pokemon are for your silky pleasures. Fortunately, Jim Sterling is here to drop knowledge bombs in yo' face, and tell which Pokemon are the mo...

 
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Nintendo debuts amazing Pokemon X & Y live-action trailer

For those of us who grew up with one of the first few Pokemon generations, I think all of us at some point have dreamed of being a Pokemon trainer in real life. Well you can relive that feeling vicariously through this new commercial from ...

 
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The Pokemon creation process sounds brutal

Speaking to Gamasutra, Game Freak designer Hironobu Yoshida has given insight into the Pokemon creation process. As we approach the 700s on the Pokedex with Pokemon X and Y, one can only imagine how much of a challenge it is to stay on poin...

 
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Review: Pokemon X and Y

Certain game series can get away without making significant changes to their formula -- in fact, there are some that would risk infuriating their fans if they did alter too much. Games like The Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter, or Dynasty Wa...

 
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Iwata Asks explains the meaning behind Pokemon 'X and Y'

In what is one of the greatest Q&A series on the web, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has interviewed Game Freak in his latest edition of "Iwata Asks," and uncovers a number of cool facts about the Pokemon franchise in the process. Most...

 
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Get a free Torchic after the release of Pokemon X and Y

Starting October 12th at the launch of Pokemon X and Y, you'll be able to pick up a brand new Torchic -- one of the starters of Generation III (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald). After connecting to the internet and accepting it via Wi-Fi, it'll arr...

 
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Here are 50 Pokemon trivia facts you never knew

Before you set out to catch 'em all in the Kalos region of Pokemon X and Y, don't let the rich history and trivia of this series pass you by unawares, courtesy of VideoGamer TV. For example, did you know that Pokemon is short for Pocket Mo...

 
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Pokemon X/Y Transfer App detailed, arrives in December

While you're running out to get your Shiny Giratina to transfer into Pokemon X and Y, you won't be able to actually perform said transfer until December 27th. For those of you who are unaware, Nintendo is running things differently thi...

 
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Pokemon X/Y final starter evolutions leaked

Alright, fence sitters. It's time to decide your Pokemon X & Y starters. A bunch of Pokemon news has leaked, seeping into every orifice of the Pokemon Reddit. One such leak that is not a pokemon that looks like a key ring is the final e...

 
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Klefki is a Pokemon that is a KEY RING. IT IS A KEY RING.

Ice cream cone Pokemon? Garbage pile Pokemon? Move aside. There's a new pocket monster people will point to in attempts to illustrate the creative bankruptcy in the Pokemon series, and that monster is Klefki, the key ring Pokemon. Also appa...

 
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Pokemon X/Y is the most pre-ordered 3DS game in Japan

With only ten days left until release, Pokemon X and Y have collectively claimed the crown of the most pre-ordered 3DS game in Japan, reports Famitsu. Sitting at a pretty 1.26 million copies pre-ordered, X and Y have edged out Black 2 and W...

 
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You win, Game Freak: Mega Charizard X revealed

If you found the Mega Evolutions of the original starter Pokemon to be a tad bit disappointing -- I'm looking at you, Mega Venusaur -- there's hope yet. At least in the case of Mega Charizard, which, similar to the X and Y variations of Me...

 
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There's a bearded Tyrannosaurus rex Pokemon

With each new generation of Pokemon, there are fans who long for past designs, while others embrace the newcomers -- or at least attempt to. I've always tried to celebrate the individual Pokemon designs rather than judge them collectively. ...

 
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Pokemon X & Y 3DS XLs look great in person

When I was playing Pokemon X and Y earlier this week, I also got to check out the X and Y themed 3DS XLs we previously reported on. Smudged them up real nice with my greasy fingerprints. While I like the more muted, but still colorful hue o...

 
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Preview: Falling right into Pokemon X & Y

Are you a boy or a girl? My preview of Pokemon X and Y last month left me plenty excited. There was a lot to take in: Mega Evolutions, a lunatic scientist, an extra dimension. However, the demo also left something to be desired in its stran...

 
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This Japanese Pokemon X/Y trailer is the biggest yet

Pokemon X and Y are nearly here, and Nintendo is still revving us up for the big release with more videos than we can count. This lengthy trailer basically shows off everything we've seen so far, including horde fights, mega evolutions, dr...

 
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Start hunting! Pokemon's 'Gotta Catch 'Em All' event

Pokémon X / Y launches on October 12, so to psych players up, The Pokémon Company is running a fun little event from now until the launch date. On Destructoid and several other sites across the net, you'll find a Poké ...

 
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A better look at those Pokemon X/Y starter evolutions

"Groom your Furfrou into different looks." So that's what the kids are calling it these days? That latest batch of 'mons for Pokemon X and Y revealed in CoroCoro can now be seen in all their glory thanks to some official assets from Ninten...

 
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That's a wrap: Mega Garchomp is in Pokemon X/Y

A bunch of new Pokemon X and Y information has come out of the new issue of CoroCoro, but my attention went straight to the following: Mega Garchomp. Yes, the crazy dragon/shark/jet-looking Pokemon has a Mega evolution. Game Freak knows how...

 
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You can use the original starters in Pokemon X and Y

Shrewd, Nintendo. During this morning's Nintendo Direct, we learned that Pokemon X/Y would grant you access to six possible starter Pokemon. The additional three are Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander; the original three starter Pokemon. ...

 
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Pokemon X and Y look better in person

This PAX Prime 2013 video about Jonathan and Jim discussing Pokemon X and Y isn't so much about the upcoming Game Freak title as it is about Jonathan and Jim being on camera together. Granted, the dynamic duo does talk about the series' fr...

 
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Pokemon X and Y soundtrack to ship on four discs

Nintendo is on a roll. After the five-disc Fire Emblem: Awakening soundtrack earlier this year, they're now putting out a four-disc Pokemon X and Y soundtrack titled Nintendo 3DS Pokémon X・Y Super Music Collection. It wil...

 
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Preview: Licking everyone in Pokemon X and Y

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are currently playable in Japan at the Pokemon Game Show. We got a look at the same hands-on demo, minus the 10 minute time limit and the assuredly hours-long line. The demo opens with you as a random trainer -- t...

 
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See the first set of Mega Pokemon in action

The more I see of Mega Evolutions in Pokemon X and Y, the more I like 'em. As a quick refresher, these can only occur during battle through the use of Mega Stones, so the transformations aren't permanent. Which is probably for the best, de...

 
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Mega Kangaskhan revealed at Pokemon World Championship

The newly revealed "Mega Evolution" feature in Pokemon X/Y seems to have sparked the interest many who were otherwise lukewarm towards the release. These mid-battle transformations appear to be true game changers, altering the potential co...

 
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Here's how Mega Evolutions work in Pokemon X and Y

Following our coverage of the recent Pokemon X and Y info dump from CoroCoro, The Pokemon Company has come out with official art and some additional details on how the games' new Mega Evolutions will work. The biggest thing you need to kno...

 
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New Pokemon and 'Mega' forms revealed for Pokemon X/Y

The latest Pokemon X and Y reveals will come across as predictable or totally bizarre depending on your relative level of Poke-mania. First up are some new wild Pokemon: Meekuru, the pre-evolution of the goat Pokemon Gogoat; Horubii, a r...

 

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