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!
In a surprising move, a new spin-off title has been announced for 3DS owners in Japan. A spin-off of the Art Academy series of games has been revealed, the game titled Pokémon Art Academy will be coming to the 3DS on the 19th of June in Japan. Pokémon Art Academy is getting a retail and eShop release.
The game includes 40 lessons teaching us how to draw easy Pokémon like Pikachu right up to much more challenging Pokémon such as Charizard and Mewtwo. Players will be able to share their artwork via Miiverse as well as saving it to their console's SD card or saving it in the game itself on Trading Card Game style cards.
A trailer for the game can be seen below. No news on a release outside of Japan has been given but considering how big the Art Academy series is outside of Japan (not to mention how huge Pokémon is) we wouldn't be surprised to see this game get some sort of release at some point....
A new trailer has been released for the 17th Pokémon movie, Pokémon Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie. The trailer, which can be seen below, shows off Diancie in action alongside Xerneas, Yveltal, Mega Absol and the final stages of the three Kalos starter Pokémon.
The video also shows off a trailer for the Pikachu short that accompanies the film which is titled, Pikachu, What Key Is This? The short shows Pikachu and friends coming across a Klefki and exploring a number of different places using the special keys the Pokémon is holding.
Pokémon Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie will be released in Japan on the 19th of July and Pokémon fans who go to see it will be given the chance to download a Diancie to their Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game.
A Nintendo Direct presentation held yesterday officially revealed two new Pokémon characters joining the Super Smash Bros. roster of challengers, taking their place alongside already-announced Pikachu and Lucario - alongside a myriad of other new facts about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the 3DS/Wii U. For those facts related to Pokémon, read on.
A new event for owners of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y has started in GAME stores across the UK. The event gives trainers the chance to get their hands on a Electabuzz or Magmar depending on which version of the sixth generation games they have. Gamers with Pokémon Y will be getting Electabuzz while those with a copy of Pokémon X will be getting Magmar. Neither Pokémon can be found in the Kalos region unless you're lucky enough to have a friend with one of them in their Friend Safari.
The two Pokémon will be holding the two items that allow them to evolve when traded. Magmar will be holding a Magmarizer and the Electabuzz will be holding the Electirizer. The full details of the Pokémon are as follows:
Ability: Vital Spirit
Moves: Low Kick, Shock Wave, Light Screen, Thunder Punch
Every year on or around April Fools Day some interesting Pokémon related things tend to appear, and this year is no different. Google Maps have announced quite an interesting treat for the next couple of days in the form of Pokémon Challenge.
The Android and iOS apps for the Google Maps service have been given an update which allows users to access a special mode which fills the maps with Pokémon. Your task, if you wish to take it on, is to find and capture every single Pokémon.
To go along with the release Google Maps also released a rather nifty trailer for Pokémon Challenge which you can see below. For those of you taking on the challenge, we wish you luck!
A new Wi-Fi tournament for owners of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y has been announced. The tournament will go by the name of 2014 April Friendly and will be using single battle rules. All Pokémon from the Kalos Pokédex will be able to take part, including legendaries such as Xerneas and Yveltal. All Pokémon must have been bred or caught in Kalos, Pokémon transferred using Pokémon Bank are not allowed.
Registration for the tournament opens on the 17th of April and closes on the 24th. Battles will take place from the 25th of April through to the 28th. Players can play 20 battles per day.
Best of luck to all those that take part!
In a Nintendo Direct last month a surprise title in the form of Pokémon Link Battle (known as Pokémon Battle Trozei in the US) was revealed to be coming to the 3DS’ eShop. Fast forward to March 13th and the game has now landed in Europe and Japan, with a US release to follow on the 20th. With that in mind, we’ve decided to throw together a review of the title to judge whether it’s worth picking up or not. Read on to find out more!
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