Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Updates Required for Online Features

April 25th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Omega Ruby Logo

Update 1.5 for Pokémon X and Y and 1.4 for Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby went up recently and, while optional, are required if you plan to use the following online features:

  • Connecting to the Internet using the Player Search System
  • Using Wonder Trade
  • Using Game Sync
  • Connecting to the Global Trade Station
  • Redeeming a Mystery Gift

The notes for both updates don’t mention any specific changes, only that “Adjustments have been made to make for a more fun gaming experience.”

You should receive a prompt to update you game the next time you start it up, but you can also search for the latest update manually in the 3DS eShop.

Source: Nintendo Support, 2

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More Shows Added to the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour

March 26th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

If you’ve ever wanted to hear orchestrated versions of some of your favorite Pokémon tracks, you’ll want to check out the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour schedule, which went up today.

The actual concert tour won’t begin until May, but tickets will go on sale this Saturday, March 28. However, if you use the presale code “MELOETTA” you can purchase tickets a day early.

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Suicune, Gardevoir and Pikachu Confirmed for Pokkén Tournament

January 23rd, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Pokken Tournament Pikachu

Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada and Masaaki Hoshino were both on hand at a special Famitsu stream on NicoNico to show off Pokkén Tournament. The latest build of the game featured three new fighters: Suicune, Gardevoir and Pikachu.

They also revealed that there will be assist pokémon. The following have been confirmed (from NeoGAF):

  • Snivy – Leaf Tornado (non-moving whirling tornado leaf)
  • Lapras – Surf (dash attack with Lapras)
  • Fennekin – Ember (lobs an explosive fire)
  • Emolga – Shockwave (cone electric projectiles)

Arcade location tests for the game will begin January 30 in Japan.

Source: NeoGAF

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Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Special Demo Available to the Public

December 27th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

ASOR Special Demo

Anyone can now download the previously code-exclusive demo of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby in the 3DS eShop.

By playing through the short scenarios in the demo, you can unlock a Glalie and some bonus items to transfer over to the full version of the game.

Source: @NintendoAmerica

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Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Soundtracks Now on iTunes

December 22nd, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Pokemon ORAS Super Music Collection

Now that the soundtracks for all the past Pokémon games are on iTunes, it’s time to add the new stuff, which is, ironically, just remakes of stuff from the past.

You can now pick up the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: Super Music Collection on iTunes for $9.99. At 160 tracks, that’s about 16 cents per trumpet!

Source: Serebii

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Good Smile’s Pokémon Red Nendoroid For Sale in the U.S.

December 18th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Pokemon Red Nendo

The limited-edition Pokémon trainer Red Nendoroid from Good Smile Company that was originally exclusive to Pokémon Center stores and Amazon in Japan is now available for purchase in the U.S. via the English Pokémon Center online store and Amazon.com.

The $50 figure is modeled after the version of Red in the FireRed/LeafGreen GBA remakes. He comes with a ton of accessories, including three sets of expressions, arms and legs, a Poké Ball, a Master Ball, a backpack and three pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.

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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Sales Top 3 Million Copies Worldwide

November 26th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Omega Ruby Promo Art

The newly-released Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remakes have sold more than 3.04 million units worldwide in only three days, according to sales numbers released by The Pokémon Company. Japan alone accounts for more than 1.5 million of those units.

The figures count the Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby dual pack, but don’t include digital sales of the game.

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby launched worldwide on November 21, except in Europe, where the game was delayed until November 28. Another jump in sales is expected when the games launch.

Source: Famitsu [via Kotaku]

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Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Now Also Offered As A Dual Pack [Update: Only at Select Retailers]

October 27th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Omega Ruby Dual Pack

[Update: Apparently, the dual pack will be exclusive to Amazon and Best Buy.]

If you were planning on picking up both Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remakes, there is now a new Dual Pack also launching on November 21 that has both games for $79.99.

You won’t really be saving any money by picking up the bundle. At least, not any real world money. You will, however, get some codes to save you money on in-game stuff like Potions.

Source: Amazon.com

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Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Demo Codes Coming Soon

October 20th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Omega Ruby Logo

Nintendo of America will begin distributing demo codes for the newest Pokémon games, Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, very soon, the company confirmed.

Your earliest chance will be this Friday, where you can get a code if you purchase Pokémon Art Academy in the 3DS eShop.

Other methods include:

  • Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).
  • Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).
  • You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You’ll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
  • Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.
  • Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.

The demo takes you through a few scenarios, including getting to meet a new Mega-Evolved pokémon. You’ll even be able to transfer a new Mega-Evolved Pokémon (along with some items you pick up) to the full game, when it comes out on November 21.

Source: Nintendo.com

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The Pokémon Company Is Collaborating with Horror Manga Artist Junji Ito

October 17th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Pokemon Junji Ito

Junji Ito, the manga author behind The Enigma of Amigara Fault (DRR…DRR… DRR…) and Uzumaki, is working together with The Pokémon Company on KowaPoké, or Scary Pokémon, a series of illustrations featuring some of the Pokémon world’s creepier monsters.

More images will be released over the course of the month. The first, which stars the Ghost-type Banette, is available as a wallpaper for your phone. It’s also available as a T-shirt, but those will be given away as a prizes.

Source: Anime News Network

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