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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...

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"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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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""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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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?

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"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.

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

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