Pokemon has now kicked off its 25th-anniversary celebrations. The Pocket Monsters reach a quarter of a century this year and The Pokemon Company plans to celebrate. We’ve already had a glimpse of some special cards, a Katy Perry collaboration and an awesome nostalgic video, as well as getting a firm release date for the New
If you ever wanted to feel old, the fact the Pokemon turns 25 this year is a good place to start. Everybody’s favourite Pocket Monsters first graced the world all the way back in 1996. It started with Pocket Monsters: Red and Green hitting the Game Boy in Japan that February. Red and Blue followed
Twitter user Constantin Liétard seems to have taken inspiration from the famous Twitch Plays Pokemon craze of 2014, as they decided to take the concept of massive cooperative gameplay up to eleven. Thanks to some truly impressive ingenuity you can play Pokemon Red through their Twitter avatar: You can now play Pokemon Red in my
Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle gets a brand new music video featuring both the theme of the movie as well as new movie footage. The trailer footage reveals more of the relationship between the human boy Coco and his Pokemon caretaker Zarude, including some bumps along the way: Originally slated for a release
A brand new and absolutely darling new Appletun plushie has been announced by Pokemon Center Japan. This baby is a life-sized one, which means plenty of surface area to cuddle and you can pretend that you’re hugging the real thing. Pokeshopper News posted plenty of pictures both on their official Twitter page and on their
According to Japanese publication Friday (via Hachima, summarized and translated by Doug Dinsdale), voice actress Rika Matsumoto — who voices Satoshi (Ash) from the Pokemon anime — allegedly took advantage of Japanese government covid-19 relief grants relief. Due to the global pandemic, the Japanese government offered to help support artists suffering from the impact of
What products can’t the franchise juggernaut Pokemon churn out? Because now we have another example of how flexible this billion dollar brand is with the reveal of official Pokemon-themed face masks. Available in 151 unique and absolutely stunning patterns styled after the original Kanto critters, they’re sure to please most: According to the Original Stitch
Believe it or not, Pokemon is set to turn 25-years old in 2021, which is just a shocking thing to actually write out. Luckily, it sounds as though The Pokemon Company isn’t going to let this momentous anniversary pass them by lightly and has now announced some initial plans for the occasion. Coming from the
New content for Pokemon Sword and Shield are still set to be arriving in the future as part of each title’s ongoing expansion pass. While Game Freak and The Pokemon Company have been relatively quiet about the second part of the pass, which is titled The Crown Tundra, that silence will finally be coming to an end tomorrow.
Pokemon the Movie — Coco has received a brand new trailer showcasing Coco, the child raised by Pokemon, as he interacts and bonds with Ash after their first meeting. Coco is also seen extensively with his companion Zarude, including during a battle with Team Rocket: Below is the translated summary for the upcoming Pokemon film,
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola posts plenty of sketches on his official Twitter account, which are awesome enough. But over the past few days he started sketching out Pokemon, and seeing the cute critters in his very distinctive style is something that shouldn’t work but somehow does. Check out all the art he posted below: pic.twitter.com/XjWZWqypFu
Pokemon: Twilight Wings debuted its fourth episode this week, which stars the Water Gym Leader Nessa as she struggles between her modeling and Leader careers thanks to some unintentionally harsh advice from Chairman Rose. We also get a glimpse into her childhood as she comforts an injured Feebas. Normally the English dubbed version of each
New details for the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion The Isle of Armor was announced regarding a new dojo and the Towers of Two Fists challenge. Announced during today’s Nintendo Direct Mini (March 26, 2020), a new dojo will be located at the Isle of Armor allowing trainers to master their pokemon battle skills. If
I wasn’t originally familiar with the game from which Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is based on. As a franchise, Pokémon is a genre I have ducked in and out of over the years. Its digital offerings have been a rather mixed bag and remain relatively unchanged in terms of formula and execution over
Joe Merrick who runs Serebii, the largest Pokemon fansite, is able to instantly name a Pokemon solely by their Pokedex number. But in a brand new challenge, can he really name every single Pokemon in Pokedex order? That’s quite the tall order. You can check out the Youtube video below to see if he succeeds
Twitter user Devin Elle Kurtz celebrated Pokemon Day with some incredible fanart that depicts the legendary Pokemon in a whole new light: as massive, impressive, and imposing as they would actually look to the human inhabitants of the world: Happy Pokémon Day!I can't even describe how much Pokémon has meant to me as an artist.
Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, the latest mainline entries in the Pokemon franchise, released on Nintendo Switch late last year. Sword and Shield made many changes to the Pokemon formula, including making it easier than ever to battle competitively. Millions play Pokemon casually, but the battle system is actually a lot deeper than it appears at first glance.
Pokemon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch was causing controversy even before it came out. From the outcry generated by missing Pokemon to the suspicion that Game Freak was cutting corners by reusing animation cycles and assets, you’d be forgiven for thinking this would have resulted in poor sales figures. That certainly wasn’t the case.
Little Town Hero, a new Gamefreak IP which released on October 16th of last year, is getting a physical release thanks to publisher NIS America. The Big Idea Edition is slated for a Spring 2020 launch and will come with an artbook, poster, lapel pin set, official soundtrack, and collector’s box. The set is available
First details were finally revealed for the next Pokemon film titled Pokemon the Movie – Coco, which will be hitting Japanese theaters (no Western release date as of now) on July 10th. This movie will focus on Ash encountering a young boy who was raised by Pokemon, as you can see in both the official
Alongside revealing additional details about a new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon game and revealing that expansions for Pokemon Sword and Shield are on their way, The Pokemon Company also announced the release window for Pokemon Home during its Direct today. We now know that Pokemon Home, the transfer system that will let you import Pokemon that you may own from previous
During today’s Pokemon-focused Direct, we learned that instead of publishing a full-on sequel or updated entry set in Galar, Game Freak will release expansions for Pokemon Sword and Shield over the course of 2020. A lot of information was dropped about this pair of expansions today, so we have rounded it all up for you
Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are set to have a new Pokemon Direct live stream tomorrow morning that will seemingly divulge future plans for the ever-popular monster-catching series. While specifics of what will be discussed during the event weren’t divulged initially, it seems we now have a better idea of what could be the focus
While Pokemon Sword and Shield just released less than two months ago, it seems as though it’s already time to see what’s next for the ever-popular franchise. Announced today by Nintendo, a new Pokemon Direct presentation is set to occur later this week on Thursday, January 9. The stream is set to last for about twenty minutes and
Co-owner of The Pokemon Company, Creatures Inc., has recently been removed from Game Freak’s profile page on its official website. As reported by the Japanese website Pokemon Matome (via Video Games Chronicle), on Game Freak’s “Company Profile” page on its official website, there is a section named “Main Client” which showed Creatures Inc. as recently
The Pokemon Center in Shibuya, Tokyo has new lines of merchandise coming to their storefront. The first line of merch is branded as Pokemon GO Lab (based off the popular mobile game of course) and includes shirts, hats, ID Card Case, and other little goodies: Also Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo is adding some Pokémon GO
Pokemon Sword and Shield gets a pretty nifty new event for all players: because it’s the first day of December, all sections of the massive Wild Area are currently locked into snowy weather. This means that the Pokemon encountered in the grassy areas will be primarily Ice types such as Sneasel, Cubchoo, Vanillite, and Vanillish
Pokemon Sword and Shield feel like the middle evolution of most Pokemon lines. It’s pretty charming and has a solid base but looks and feels a bit off in some way, like Quilladin or Drizzile. This has been a title rife with pre-release controversy and shows the clear growing plains Game Freak has experienced in
Pokemon Center Shibuya, which just opened its door a couple days ago, has one of the coolest displays I have ever seen: a full blown giant Mewtwo inside an incubation chamber. The display is absolutely gorgeous, with cool steel and blue futuristic aesthetics which are somewhat based off the chamber’s design in the first Pokemon
Despite fan frustration at the lack of some Pokemon and moves as well as a few calls for a boycott, Pokemon Sword and Shield have still proven itself to be a massive success. In its launch weekend alone, the pair of new games sold over 6 million units, with 2 million of those copies being