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PSA: Free Pokmeon X/Y promotion ends today

PSA: Free Pokmeon X/Y promotion ends today

Just a reminder for you procrastinating bargain-hunters: today is the last day to register your 3DS and game purchase to net a free digital copy of Pokemon X or Y. Those of you who have already registered and purchased your codes still have until May 31 to redeem it.

Read more: Line-up includes Mario Kart 7, Mario 3D Land, and more »

"I'm downloading right now and its painfully slow. I hate how they don't have an "advanced" mode ..."
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Google Maps updated with Pokemon Challenge

Google Maps updated with Pokemon Challenge

Google has updated its Maps app with Pokemon. And while it may seem like an April Fools joke, it's true: launch the app, hit the search bar, "Press Start," and you'll be able to start hunting down Pokemon.

"We value employees who are risk-taking and detail-oriented, have deep technical knowledge, and can navigate through tall grass to capture wild creatures. It turns out that these skills have a lot in common with another profession—that of the Pokémon Master," the announcement reads. "With that in mind, we’ve worked with Pokémon and Nintendo to develop a new training tool to help people hone their Pokémon-capturing abilities using Google Maps."

Watch: Gotta catch 'em all! »

"So many lines of code to make this, none of which remove the default shake-to-send-feedback in ..."
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Nintendo teases special Pokemon 'Diancie'

Nintendo teases special Pokemon 'Diancie'

Nintendo has begun teasing a special creature for Pokemon X and Y, and in the process confirmed part of a rumor from a hacker who discovered it early. The Pokemon is the legendary rock and fairy type Diancie, and Nintendo says details on how to obtain one will be shared at a later time.

Read more: Seems to confirm Volcanion and Hoopa »

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Pokemon Battle Trozei hits 3DS on March 20

Pokemon Battle Trozei hits 3DS on March 20

Pokemon ventures into the Match-3 puzzle genre with Pokemon Battle Trozei on 3DS, the follow-up to 2006's Pokemon Trozei on the DS. The game will feature all 700+ Pokemon for use, as well as 4-play co-op. A number of Pokemon mechanics are featured, including different attacks that utilize the series' signature rock-paper-scissors style of combat.

Watch: The debut trailer »

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Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter launch on 3DS

Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter launch on 3DS

Nintendo has finally released their brand new Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter apps in North America, allowing trainers to safely store and transfer their pocket monsters from the last two generations of games. The apps were originally set to launch on December 27, but a lengthy Nintendo Network outage led to a roughly five-week delay.

Read more: Get your free Celebi »

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Best of 2013: #8 - Pokemon X & Y

Best of 2013: #8 - Pokemon X & Y

Pokemon has always been a fun series of games to play, but it's hard to deny that some of the experience had started to feel stale. By the time Pokemon Black & White 2 had hit, it felt like Game Freak had exhausted everything the series could offer. Then Pokemon X & Y hit the 3DS and rejuvenated faith in the storied franchise. Pokemon has never looked better, offering a total visual facelift, refining classic ideas to fit a newer audience, and taking advantage of the 3DS hardware to deliver the new standard for Pokemon games. Catching 'em all has never been this much fun.

Read more: What's old is new again »

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Pokemon Bank delayed by Nintendo Network downtime

Pokemon Bank delayed by Nintendo Network downtime

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 Transfer apps, which were supposed to launch on December 27.

Read more: No word yet on when they will launch »

"Whaa? Does anything get transfer over to the full game when bought? "
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Pokemon Bank giving away free Celebi

Pokemon Bank giving away free Celebi

Pokemon Bank seems like a relatively cheap way to get your Pokemon across state lines, but Nintendo will be sweetening the pot in an effort to get users on-board. During the Nintendo Direct presentation this morning, the company announced that it will give away Celebi to anyone who tries the Bank before September 30, 2014.

Read more: $5 annual subscription »

"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

Pokemon Bank video shows off Poke Transporter in action

We've already written a lot of words on how Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter work. Coming December 27 to the Nintendo eShop, the subscription service will let you store thousands of Pokemon in the cloud--including legacy critters from the Pokemon Black & White games. A free 30 day trial will be available until January 31, after which a $5 annual subscription will be required.

Of course, maybe that's a bit too much information to digest all at once. Or maybe you require your news to be delivered with really happy music in the background. Either way, 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.

Watch: It really is so cheerful »

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Nintendo 2DS Pokemon bundles coming December 6

Nintendo 2DS Pokemon bundles coming December 6

The Nintendo 2DS was introduced as a budget-price (and kid-friendly) version of the 3DS family, making it the cheapest way to play Pokemon X and Y. A couple of retailer-exclusive bundles are packing in the pocket monsters to drive that home even more, and they'll be available starting this Friday.

Read more: Target and Toys R Us »

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Pokemon X & Y hacker discovers unobtainable new creatures

Pokemon X & Y hacker discovers unobtainable new creatures

As a series built entirely around finding and capturing rare creatures, Pokemon is the perfect avenue for hidden secrets and surprises. If there's one thing the Internet is great at, though, it's ruining surprises before they're even gift-wrapped. A little digging into Pokemon X and Y seems to have uncovered some Pokemon that aren't otherwise accessible, likely to be given out during special events.

Read more: Numbers 719-721 »

"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

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Report: Pikachu game is a detective story

Following a truly bizarre glimpse of a Pokemon game starring Pikachu, more details have reportedly emerged from its Japanese TV debut. Instead of simply being a game about fostering your relationship with an electrified yellow mouse, Pikachu will help you solve mysteries, because Nintendo is apparently actively looking for ways to make this idea more bonkers.

Read more: Pikachu solving crimes »

"Interrogation will be tricky- Pikachu: "Pika?" SUSPECT: "I don't know what you're talking ..."
- eyetyrant248    See all 5 comments


Pokemon X & Y update fixes Lumiose City save bug

Pokemon X & Y update fixes Lumiose City save bug

Fear not, citizens of the Kalos region: you can now visit not-Paris without fear of losing all your precious indentured fighting creatures. Nintendo has issued updates to Pokemon X and Pokemon Y that fix a rather ugly bug. It was corrupting games if you saved inside certain areas of Lumiose City.

Read more: Also "improves filtering" in GTS »

""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

How Europe inspired Pokemon X and Y's creature designs

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y offer a bevy of new collectible monsters alongside 3D models of the old veterans. When it came time to make new monsters, Game Freak character art director Ken Sugimori says they looked to the setting for inspiration.

Read more: "We did things like visit France" »

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Nintendo provides creepy glimpse of Pikachu game

Nintendo provides creepy glimpse of Pikachu game

The Pokémon Company is working on a game starring the popular character Pikachu, and is reportedly preparing to debut the project at the end of this month. In the meantime, a clip of that presentation has given us a glimpse of it, and it is horrifying.

Read more: Interview coming October 28 »

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