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  • Blog Post: More Than 1.5 Million Copies Of Original Pokémon Games Sold On 3DS

    Nintendo’s no dummy when it comes to re-releasing classic games. And when it comes to Pokémon you can never have just one. Recently, Nintendo re-released Pokémon Red, Blue/Green, and Yellow via the 3DS virtual console. It seems fans were eager to return to Pikachu’s yesteryear... More
  • Blog Post: People Used To Marry Pokémon And Other Localization Oddities Lost To Time

    Everything you think you know about Pokémon is wrong. You were lied to as a child. If many of these little details had not been edited out of the Pokémon show and games when they were translated for the U.S., we might look at the series a little differently. Dorkly shows us what we missed... More
  • Blog Post: Ash's Room From Pokémon Gets Recreated In Unreal Engine 4

    It seems like fans won't stop recreating their favorite video games and video game characters in Unreal Engine 4. But this is great news for everyone who's ever wanted a full tour of Ash Ketchum's bedroom...creepers. After you're done snooping around Ash's room thanks to Jarlan Perez... More
  • Blog Post: Watch This Morning’s Pokémon Nintendo Direct Right Here

    Hear ye! Hear ye! This morning’s Pokémon Nintendo Direct shall be called to order. Nintendo will be dishing out new information on the franchise to coincide with Pikachu’s 20th anniversary. Yesterday, we reported on what may be the next pair of games as indicated by trademark filings... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Photo Booth App Hits iOS

    Its functions are somewhat limited, but The Pokémon Company released a photo booth app today for iOS devices. The app is part of the company's many Pokémon 20th anniversary celebrations. There's not much to it – you can add little captions to your photos that reference Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: There’s A Pokémon Nintendo Direct This Friday

    It’s Pokémon’s 20th anniversary , and the party is probably just getting started. This Saturday sees the re-release of Red, Blue, and Yellow on 3DS, but we’ll be learning more about what’s in store just one day before. Nintendo has announced a Direct presentation for Friday... More
  • Blog Post: 500-Year-Old Pokémon Discovered

    Created 500 years ago by humans, Magearna will have a more contemporary citing when it appears in the upcoming Pokémon film. Magearna is known as the artificial Pokémon, with its metallic body, and is the focus of the movie Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon's First Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back Is Currently Streamable Online For Free

    Pokémon's online TV service, which houses much of the TV show, is currently streaming the original Pokémon movie. Experience the epic adventure, again! Pokémon: The First Movie is playing on #PokemonTV : https://t.co/QJByU1fKYo pic.twitter.com/eboGNfDdkj — Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon's Original Creators Reminisce About 20 Years And Broken Computers

    As part of The Pokémon Company's celebration of 20 years of pocket monsters, it has released a pair of videos interviewing those who have been there since the beginning. Below, you will find a video with Junichi Masuda, a Pokémon game director who started as a programmer and sound designer... More
  • Blog Post: Get Mythical Pokémon Mew Starting Today At GameStop

    In celebration of Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, you’ll be able to get some mythical pocket monsters throughout the year. The first is available starting today. In order to get your hands on a Level 100 Mew, you can get a code card from GameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Super Bowl Commercial Is A Concept Piece And An Expensive Gamble

    For the first time ever, The Pokémon Company is bringing its long-running, transmedia franchise to the Super Bowl. Today, we have an early look at the minute-long commercial. The short video evokes feelings of determination, hope, and strength. It does not however mention cartoons, video games... More
  • Blog Post: Pokkén Tournament Lands In March, First Run Copies Come With Shadow Mewtwo Amiibo Card

    Pokkén Tournament has a release date in North America. Nintendo has announced that the game will drop in March for Wii U. The Bandai Namco-developed Pokémon fighting game was released in Japanese arcades last year. First run copies of the home version will come with an Amiibo card featuring... More
  • Blog Post: Realistic Pokémon Artist Teases Us With Ninetales

    The latest masterpiece from Pokémon artist RJ Palmer features the golden fox with a fan of tales. As you can see in the photo below (and above), Ninetales plays nice with a pre-evolved Vulpix. Can you spot some of the other Easter eggs hidden in the photo? For more impressive work from Palmer... More
  • Blog Post: The Pokémon Company Wishes Us Happy Holidays With Shiny Pikachu Ornament

    The holiday season can be a magical time for Game Informer's inbox, with piles of well wishes from others in the game industry. We're happy to soak in all the good vibes, but sometimes we like to highlight the holiday greetings that really stand out. In this case, The Pokémon Company sent... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Picross For 3DS Arrives Next Week

    The free-to-play Picross/Pokémon crossover arrives in early December. Nintendo revealed the game during its recent Nintendo Direct presentation with a vague December release date , but the official Pokémon twitter account recently revealed the exact release date. Pokémon Picross... More
  • Blog Post: Realistic Pokémon Artist Tackles Steelix And Onix Tackling Each Other

    The latest from Pokémon artist RJ Palmer pits Steelix against Onix, and throws in a handful of other Pokémon for good measure. It's hard to miss Steelix and Onix above, and you will also see Heatran and Haxorus in the foreground. You might, however, miss the Sableyes trying to get involved... More
  • Blog Post: Picross Getting The Pokémon Treatment Next Month

    A new free-to-play (or free-to-start, as Nintendo prefers) Picross and Pokémon mash-up is coming in December. Along with your standard Picross puzzle mechanics, the game also has some light collecting mechanics as completing the pictures puzzles of the Pokémon means you collect that Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: Sableye Is An Alien From Kentucky And Mareep Is An Android's Dream In Pokémon

    Most Pokémon have a real-world point of reference, and the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming details some of the stranger overlaps. The two outlined in the headline come from a Kentucky family describing a meeting with aliens and a reference to Philip K. Dick's science fiction novel, Do... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Snap Began Its Life As A Jack And The Beanstalk Game

    Pokémon Snap wasn't always a Pokémon game. In fact, the inclusion of Pokémon was apparently met with some resistance initially. A recent episode of Did You Know Gaming looks at the history of the surprisingly popular Pokémon offshoot, and how it came to exist. As a random... More
  • Blog Post: Would You Like A Pokémon With That? McDonald's Offering Hoopa Next Month

    The Pokémon Company and McDonald's are teaming up next month in a promotion that features the mythical Pokémon Hoopa, trading cards, and Happy Meal Toys. The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Happy Meal will be available from November 27 through December 23... More
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