The last of the leaks from this month's edition of CoroCoro have come in and revealed a special Pokémon themed StreetPass game coming to 3DS owners in Japan. The game, going by the name of The Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon, will be released for free through the 3DS' eShop on the 4th of June for a limited time.
The aim of this StreetPass game is to collect as many Pokémon as you can through StreetPass, who can then help you battle the thieves. The result of battles will be dependant on how many Pokémon you've collected.
The game is being released to tie in with the release of the 17th Pokémon movie in Japan and will feature a couple of main characters from the film. CoroCoro states that the game will offer a special downloadable Pikachu, but no more details about the Pokémon are known.
Some of you may remember that a couple of weeks ago a special edition of Art Academy, titled Pokémon Art Academy, was revealed to be coming to 3DS owners in Japan on the 19th of June. Good news for anyone in the US and Europe hoping for the game to make its way outside of Japan, as release dates for the west have been revealed today.
The game will be released both through retailers and the Nintendo eShop in Europe on the 4th of July which will be followed by a release in the US sometime in the fall.
The game teaches you how to draw a number of different Pokémon and includes 40 lessons. Pokémon Art Academy will give players the chance to share their artwork via Miiverse and be able to the 3DS' SD card. The Japanese trailer for the game can be see below:
Today's update has mostly focussed on moderation, so a lot of the improvements are on the staff side. Firstly, works can now be reported if you feel staff need to look at them - for example, if the work is in some way broken or has broken the Creative Corner rules. Secondly, staff can now attach warnings directly to works - this won't have many noticeable changes for users, but it does make us more efficient.
We also have some general improvements:
- You can now see how many works a user has made on their member card.
- Work thumbnails are now centred in their boxes.
- Uploaded artwork can now be edited properly,...
For many years now fans of the Pokémon series have wondered what the official timeline was for the games and when their stories take place. Well wonder no more as after the reveal of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, scenario writer Toshinobu Matsumiya, who has worked on the games since Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, has now revealed the official order of the games.
The order of the timeline is as follows: Generation I/Generation III -> Generation II/Generation IV -> Black/White -> Black 2/White 2/X/Y
The timeline works as you'd expect for the most part but it is nice to know where Pokémon X and Pokémon Y fit into things and that they do indeed come after the stories that take place in Unova. Toshinobu didn't state how much time had passed between each generation, but we know from the games themselves that three years passed between the first generation games and generation two. We also know that two years...
Pokémon Get TV has just finished airing in Japan and as expected has brought with it a little bit of footage from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The footage showed Groudon and Kyogre getting ready for battle and activating their abilities. Said footage has been uploaded to the official Pokémon YouTube channel and can be seen below:
After the footage was shown the Pokémon Get TV team pointed out the differences between Groudon and Kyogre's original artwork and the artwork being used for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire box art. This could be implying that the new artwork being used for the two is showing them in different forms or Mega Evolved, but only time will give us the answer to that.
Disclaimer: Actual content is not actually 3D.Ever since we've added sixth-generation Pokémon to the Trainer Card Maker we've received multiple requests and queries to include Gen VI graphics for the Gen I-V Pokémon as well. Now, thanks to the magic of decent renders of all models actually being ripped and made available for the Internets by the fine folks at Veekun - and many hours of yours truly beating said images into the correct framed format - we can finally bring previous generations to the 3D age on the TCM.
So, what does this content update include?
- Gen VI models for All 649 Pokémon from Generations I through V.
- Mega Evolved Pokémon - another long-requested feature that we've debated for a while before deciding to include them after all. These are distinguished from ordinary Pokémon by a light border and background and may be found as a form change for their base form (That is - if you want to add Mega Charizard Y to your...
It has been revealed that the first footage of Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire remakes, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, will be shown off on Pokémon Get TV (formally known as Pokémon Smash before the release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) tomorrow.
Pokémon Get TV airs at roughly 11:30 UK time, which is early Sunday in Japan. Chances are whatever footage Pokémon Get TV show will be released through the English Pokémon social network accounts on Sunday or Monday. Whatever the footage reveals, if anything, will be covered right here so check back!
In a very shocking and surprising reveal, the official Pokémon YouTube channel has just revealed remakes of the third generation Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games.The two remakes will go by the name of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Both games will be released worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS in November. Nothing else about the games is currently known.
The trailer which revealed the games can be seen below:
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire were originally released for the Gameboy Advance in Japan November 2002, the games were then released outside of Japan in early 2003.
The answer, according to an increasing amount of reports, is: perhaps (but we'll say no, just in case).
IGN cites multiple sources indicating that a hardware reveal of some description by Nintendo is forthcoming, and there are even some early indications of what that might be.
The primary rumour is that the hardware is actually neither a direct successor to the 3DS, nor the Wii U - but both. A combination called Nintendo Fusion DS and Nintendo Fusion Terminal that will function as both an independent handheld device, and as a 'base system' console. The rumoured specs detail a base...
The latest in the International Challenge series of Wi-Fi tournaments for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y has been announced. This tournament is the 2014 International Challenge - May and will open registration on the 8th of May until the 15th of May. Battles will then take place from the 16th of May until midnight on the 18th of May.
The tournament will be using the Video Game Championships 2014 rules which are Double Battles using Flat Rules. Players will be split into two different ages divisions, players born in 1998 or earlier will be in the Masters divisions while anyone born in 1999 or later will be playing in the Junior/Senior divisions.
All Pokémon must be caught or bred in Kalos and be part of the Kalos Pokédex's. As with the last tournament players will only be able to battle up to 20 times a day. The only banned Pokémon are Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde.
We wish players the best of luck and may the best trainer win!
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