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  • Blog Post: Artist Creates Colossal Pikachu Mosaic Using 12,987 Trading Cards

    The year-long celebration of Pokémon's 20th anniversary continues with a partnership between The Pokémon Company International and British artist Quentin Devine. Unveiled in Paris today, Devine has crafted a massive Pikachu card that is the world's largest trading card mosaic at... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Creative Design Director Passes Away In Freak Accident

    Eric Medalle, creative design director of Pokémon Company International, tragically passed away this past Sunday, March 13, during a windstorm in Seattle. Medalle, 42, leaves behind his two young daughters, Isa (aged 6) and Nico (nearly 2). During the storm, a massive evergreen tree snapped and... More
  • Blog Post: Adorable New Pokémon Collectibles Coming To KFC Japan

    Anyone up for fried Torchic? Rocket News 24 has learned that Pokémon Company and Kentucky Fried Chicken are teaming up to bring Pokémon-themed meals and collectibles to fast-food goers in Japan beginning March 17. The straw figures of Froakie, Chespin, Pikachu, Pancham, Sylveon, and Fennekin... More
  • Blog Post: What If The 2016 Presidential Candidates Were Pokémon?

    The political scene has been tense leading up to 2016’s election day, and it’s important to step back, look at the lineup of candidates, and ask the tough questions. Such as: what would Bernie Sanders look like if he were a Charmander? Alex Hirsch, the creator of Disney’s recently ended... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Mods In Stardew Valley Is The Best Of Both Worlds

    Ever wanted to not just catch a Ponyta with your pokéball, but ride one? What about having a Growlithe follow you around like a pet dog? The Harvest Moon-inspired role-playing game Stardew Valley, from developer ConcernedApe, is bringing Pokémon mods to the game and you'll be able to... More
  • Blog Post: Three More Legendary Pokémon Are Now Available In Pokémon Bank

    Nintendo has given Pokémon trainers a few more reasons to use the Pokémon Bank today with the addition of Registeel, Regice, and Regirock. The trio of Legendary Pokémon will be available for transfer from the bank between now and October 31. You can receive them one at a time by... More
  • Blog Post: The Sign Ups For Pokémon Go's Field Tests Are Now Live

    Niantic Games recently cancelled a GDC talk about its upcoming augmented reality adventure, but Pokémon fans shouldn't worry about the fate of the game. Would-be pokémasters can now sign up for the beta-like field test, but unless you live in Japan you might need to be a little more... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Pokémon Franchise Evolve In Nostalgia-Filled Animation

    Pokémon fever has run rampant surrounding the 20th anniversary of the series. Twitter user Memi encapsulates the transitions of the franchise throughout console generations in this adorable animation. 20年の旅。20周年おめでとうございます! #Pokemon20 #ポケモン20周年 pic.twitter.com/fhCpBEvZGQ — memi (@_gamemix_... More
  • Blog Post: Snag Mythical Pokémon Celebi In Celebration of 20th Anniversary

    Starting today you’ll be able to download Celebi for free in celebration of Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary. A different mythical Pokémon will be distributed each month, and Celebi is the second one released this year. You’ll be able to grab your Level 100 Celebi from now until... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Pokemon?

    Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow are now out on the eShop today for 3DS owners. We also just published our detailed ranking of the original 151 Pokemon , but now we want to hear from you. Which Pokemon, out of all the games, is your absolute favorite? For me, the choice is easy: Charmeleon. Yeah, I know... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior – Nostalgic For Cavemen

    February is drawing to a close, but we've still got some of January's great games on our plates. Add to that some of this month's newer titles and a few others from over a decade ago, and you've got an idea of what we'll be playing this weekend. Be sure to sound off with your own... More
  • Blog Post: Why The Japanese Word ‘Niji’ Has Nintendo Fans Hopeful About The NX Today

    Not since there was a double rainbow “all the way across the sky,” has the internet been so fascinated with the colorful phenomenon as it is today. Nintendo fans are fascinated with the Japanese word for rainbow, “niji,” and what it may mean for the company’s next console... More
  • Blog Post: Transfer Pokémon From Classic Titles To The Upcoming Sun And Moon Games

    During today's Pokémon Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that players will be able to bring classic Pokémon from the original 151 into more recent games, including the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. This is the first time Pokémon captured in Red, Blue, and... More
  • Blog Post: Confirmed: Pokémon Sun And Moon Arrive Holiday 2016

    Update: During this morning's Pokémon Nintendo Direct, the publisher confirmed Sun and Moon will arrive on 3DS this holiday. Original Story (February 25, 2016 @ 8:54 a.m. Central): Two new trademarks filed in the European Union may hint at announcements for tomorrow’s Pokémon... 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: 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: Reader Discussion: What Got You Into Pokémon?

    The Pokémon brand turns 20 years old this month. While that makes me feel extremely old (I'm feeling super nostalgic just looking at the Red and Blue boxarts), that also made me realize that in those 20 years, there have been a ton of potential points of entry for fans of the series. For me... 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: [Update] Fan Trailer For Detective Pikachu Stars Danny DeVito's Voice

    Update: The saga continues. A dedicated Danny-DeVito-as-Pikachu fan, youtube user Tealhollow1, has created a pretty amusing version of the Detective Pikachu trailer with voice clips from DeVito's movies and shows inserted into it. You can watch it here: [Source: Youtube ] Original Story (January... 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
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