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Pokemon Bank delayed by Nintendo Network downtime

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 30, 2013 6:00am PST

The flood of people turning on their shiny new Wii Us and 3DSs at Christmas made Nintendo's online network struggle, and the company ultimately took it down for a spot of maintenance. Unfortunately, this hiccup has also delayed the launch of the Pokémon Bank and Poké Trans...


"Whaa? Does anything get transfer over to the full game when bought? "

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Pokemon Bank giving away free Celebi

By Steve Watts, Dec 18, 2013 10:30am PST

Using the Pokemon Bank before September 30, 2014 will net you a free Celebi Pokemon, Nintendo announced today.


"I'm not going to look a gift Pokemon in the mouth, but Celebi? Why not Genesect or Meloetta, ..."

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Pokemon Bank video shows off Poke Transporter in action

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 13, 2013 9:15am PST

Nintendo released a new video showing off how the upcoming service works, and it's a great way to see some older Legendary Pokemon appear in X&Y's new 3D engine.


Nintendo 2DS Pokemon bundles coming December 6

By Steve Watts, Dec 04, 2013 6:30am PST

Nintendo is packaging retailer-exclusive 2DS bundles with pre-loaded copies of Pokemon X and Y. They'll be available at Target and Toys R Us starting this Friday.


Pokemon X & Y hacker discovers unobtainable new creatures

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2013 10:35am PDT

A Pokemon X & Y hacker seems to have uncovered three as-yet undiscovered Pokemon likely to be given out as event creatures.


"You mean that programming place holder only discovered by exploiting flaws in the game that ..."

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Report: Pikachu game is a detective story

By Steve Watts, Oct 28, 2013 11:45am PDT

The Pikachu game that Nintendo has been teasing had its TV debut recently, which reportedly detailed it as a detective story with Pikachu as your gumshoe sidekick.


"Interrogation will be tricky- Pikachu: "Pika?" SUSPECT: "I don't know what you're talking ..."

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Pokemon X & Y update fixes Lumiose City save bug

By Steve Watts, Oct 25, 2013 7:00am PDT

Nintendo has issued updates to Pokemon X and Y that fix the Lumiose City save bug. It had been erasing games if you saved in side certain regions of the city.


""It was erasing games", no, it was 'corrupting games'. The difference being that Nintendo could ..."

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How Europe inspired Pokemon X and Y's creature designs

By Steve Watts, Oct 24, 2013 7:45am PDT

Pokemon X and Y character designers say they drew inspiration from the Europe-inspired setting, having taken trips to Europe and seeing the local wildlife.


Nintendo provides creepy glimpse of Pikachu game

By Steve Watts, Oct 22, 2013 7:40am PDT

The Japanese TV station NHK, teasing an interview to air on October 28, has shown off a glimpse at the Pikachu-focused game. It seems to indicate that the camera reads facial expressions so Pikachu can imitate them.


Pokemon X & Y bug corrupts saves, Nintendo working on fix

By Steve Watts, Oct 18, 2013 10:30am PDT

Pokemon has acknowledged a save game bug in Pokemon X and Y, and the Japanese company site says it is working on a fix to hit that region in a few days.


Pokemon X & Y's crazy and creepy Pokedex entries

By Steve Watts, Oct 17, 2013 11:05am PDT

A look at some of Pokemon X & Y's Pokedex entries reveals some startlingly dark applications for this generation of pocket monsters.


Mega Evolutions coming to Pokemon Trading Card Game

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Now that Pokemon X and Y have introduced Mega Evolutions and Fairy-types, it was only a matter of time before they hit the Pokemon Trading Card Game, as well.


Pokemon X & Y makes raising Pokemon easier because of the Internet

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 14, 2013 4:15pm PDT

Pokemon X and Y has introduced ways to make raising your Pokemon a quicker process, something Game Freak's Junichi Masuda attributes to the smartphone generation not having as much time to play.


"You actually get it pretty early and it works differently this time around. Unlike previous ..."

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Pokemon X or Y: which one to choose?

By Kat Bailey, Oct 12, 2013 2:00am PDT

It's a time honored tradition going back to the very set of Pokemon games: which version do I choose? Red or Green? Diamond or Pearl? Or in this case, X or Y?


"I bought Pokemon Y, mainly off of seeing the cover. This is my first Pokemon game. I'm only a ..."

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Why Pokemon X and Y isn't selling DLC monsters

By Steve Watts, Oct 11, 2013 9:30am PDT

Game Freak director Junichi Masuda says he is resistant to the idea of DLC in a Pokemon game, because he prefers that players be able to enjoy the full experience with just one piece of software.


"speaking of Pokemon, I'm downloading it now. I decided on Y for the mega-charizard that I know ..."

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