Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Pokémon 20th Anniversary Edition New Nintendo 3DS bundle that launches on February 27.
It’s hard to justify plopping down $200 for a new system that comes bundled with straight ports of two 20-year-old games, but it’s also just as hard to say no to cover plates that hit you right in the nostalgia with art from said ports.No comments
Nintendo’s celebration of Pokémon‘s 20th anniversary is spilling over into the world Splatoon, where the next Splatfest asks which game people liked more: Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue.
The event begins at 10:00 p.m. PT on February 19 and goes until 10:00 p.m. PT on February 20.
Everyone that takes part will get a special Red or Blue Splatfest shirt to wear for the duration of Splatfest.
Actual real world versions of the shirts will go on sale at Pokémon Center stores in Japan, where they will be available in Red and Green to reflect the versions of the game released there. The shirts go on sale on February 20 for ¥3800 (≈$33).
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Japanese publication CoroCoro gave the world its first look at the Man-Made Pokémon Magiana, who will star in the next Pokémon movie this summer in Japan.
What makes the 722nd pokémon so interesting is that, unlike Volcanion and other announced-but-unreleased pokemon that have been discovered by digging through the games’ code, data for Magiana doesn’t appear to exist in any current Pokémon game, making it unclear exactly how trainers will be able to get it.
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The figures will be sold as a set for ¥7500 (≈$64) and include a variety of interchangeable expressions, arms and legs along with a poseable figure of the Mythical Pokémon Mew.
While shipments won’t go out until July 9, pre-orders will open on February 27 and run until March 31 or until supplies run out.
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The Pokemon Center is selling an official set of 12 Pokémon-themed valentines and they might just be the best worst thing to get on February 14.
The wordplay and cleverness in these valentines are strong, but the amazingly cheesy puns (like the one pictured above) can’t compare to the gem posted on the official Pokémon Facebook.No comments
Nintendo plans to air an ad during the Super Bowl to celebrate Pokémon‘s 20th anniversary. If you don’t care about football or watching the big game, the Official Pokémon YouTube Channel went ahead released it early.
There are so many hidden references sprinkled throughout the minute-long commercial, like the “Learn to SURF HM03” sign, the Volcano Badge on the football helmets and the focus on players 19 and 96 leaving the locker room – a wonderful nod to the series’ debut year.
A shortened version of the ad will air during the Super Bowl on February 7.
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Trainers will be able to add Celebi, Jirachi, Darkrai, Manaphy, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Genesect and Meloetta to their collections in Pokémon X, Y, Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby as part of a year of pokémon distribution events. Each month, Nintendo will give away a different mythical pokémon, beginning February 1 with Mew.
The events will be mixed between in-store giveaways at GameStop and online distribution via Nintendo Network.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the original Pokémon games in Japan and the upcoming Virtual Console re-releases, Nintendo announced a new New 3DS bundle that has both Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue pre-installed, along with two sets of cover plates featuring art of Charizard and Blastoise from the first games.
Nintendo of Europe also revealed red, blue and yellow 2DS bundles, each one including a pre-installed copy of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue or Pokémon Yellow, respectively. The bundles also come with a set of 15 stickers and a download code for a new Home Menu theme. There’s no word on whether these bundles will be available in other regions.
Both bundles go on sale on February 27, the same day the re-releases hit the eShop.
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The Japanese publication CoroCoro gave us our first official look at the mythical pokémon Volcanion, the final pokémon in the Generation VI PokéDex. They also confirmed that it will star in the next Pokémon movie set to premiere on July 16, 2016 in Japan.
A Fire- and Water-type, Volcanion has the ability Water Absorb, which restores its HP whenever it is hit with a Water-type move.
An announcement for distribution plans will come at a later date.