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Pokémon Games

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This time last year it was announced that The Pokémon Company and Chinese studio TiMi Studio Group were teaming up to create a new Pokémon game. In today's Pokémon Presents the game they were working on has finally been revealed. Read on to find out more!
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The special Pokémon Presents stream has just ended and revealed a host of new Pokémon games. If you want to watch the stream yourself you can find it below.


If you want to find out more about what was revealed then click through after the jump!
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It's that time again! Pokécharms is 17 years old as of today, which means that next year it'll officially be old enough to vote. Considering that most of the staff have been here at least a decade, I'm not sure whether that makes us dinosaurs, or fossils. (I could cope with being a cute little Bulbasaur, but I'd rather not be a broken Dracovish, thankyouverymuch!)

It's a strange time that I find myself writing this, what with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 becoming a pandemic around the world. Here in the UK, many workplaces are switching to remote working only. My university has already shut for taught course students, and the labs will be closing for research students on Friday. So a lot of us are finding ourselves having to adapt to sudden enforced lifestyle changes, which means we're all stressed and rather short of energy. Hence we don't have any fantastic new artwork to share with you.

So I thought I'd write a review of the past year as seen here on Pokécharms.

The first... excitement of the year...
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It's Pokémon Day! 24 years ago today, Pokémon Red and Green were released in Japan for the first time. To celebrate, The Pokémon Company's bombarded us with new details on a whole host of Pokémon related things. Not least of all, a brand new Mythical Pokémon coming to Pokémon Sword and Shield later this year.

Zarude

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Category: Rogue Monkey Pokémon
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 154.3 lb.
Type: Dark/Grass

Zarude is a Dark- and Grass-type Pokémon that can grow vines from the back of its neck, its wrists, and the soles of its feet at will. The vines are strong and flexible and are useful for many different situations. They can be used to wrap around tree branches to move around and grab Berries from distant branches, and they even have healing properties.

This Mythical Pokémon lives in a pack deep in the dense forests of Galar. It treats anyone that isn’t part of its pack with immediate hostility....
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For the first time you'll now be able to complete your full 890-strong National Pokédex - but with a small catch: you'll have to do it in the new Pokémon HOME app instead of an actual game.

Pokémon HOME launched overnight and consists of two different apps - one for your Nintendo Switch and one for your Android or Apple smartphone. Both apps allow you to search and view your entire Pokémon collection - once they've been imported into HOME's boxes - but they otherwise have pretty different functionality.

On the Nintendo Switch, you'll be able to transfer Pokémon from the Switch games, Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee and Sword/Shield into HOME, as well as organise your up to 200 Pokémon boxes. You can then also retrieve those Pokémon from HOME and return them to those games - but with a few specific catches:

  • Pokémon transferred from the Let's Go games can not be transferred back to the Let's Go games once they've been sent to...
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Today's Pokémon Direct revealed the very first DLC expansion pass for a Pokémon game. Abandoning the long-running tradition of 'updated' or 'third' game releases such as Yellow, Crystal, Black 2/White 2, Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon for 2 expansion packs for your existing Pokémon Sword and Shield saves.

Available as the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass for £26.99 each, the two DLC packs will feature slight differences depending on which game you have, such as the Pokémon available within them.

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The first pack, The Isle of Armor will see players visiting an island inspired by the Isle of Man, just off the coast of the UK. This large island is full of environments not seen elsewhere in Galar, including wave-swept beaches, forests, bogs, caves and sand dunes. Over 100 returning Pokémon such as the Talonflame, Lycanroc and Kingdra lines can be found in this area -...
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It has been announced by Nintendo of America today that a new Pokémon Direct will air on Thursday the 9th of January. The presentation will be roughly 20 minutes long and begin at 6:30AM PT, 9:30AM ET, 2:30PM UK and 3:30pm in Europe.

What information the Direct will contain is unknown, but all the current Wild Area Events in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield also end on the 9th so we wouldn't be surprised if some of the news is about new ones.
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This week on our sister site GameCrash is the second part of this deep dive into the history of the Pokémon franchise (as written by yours truly).

In the first part, we met the creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri and followed his life through to the creation of Game Freak - the company behind the entire series.

In this part, we look into the troubled and extended 6-year development of the original Pokémon Red & Green games - originally known as Capsule Monsters. Including the story of how a desperate need to pay the bills nearly doomed the Pokémon series before it even got off the ground - until Junichi Masuda stepped in to save it.

Please check it out here!
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Today, our sister site GameCrash has received a bit of a make-over and with it, three new weekly feature series to keep coming back for.

On Mondays, GameCrash Rewind takes a look back at games from the long or perhaps more recent past. We explore the pros and cons of the games as well as how you can get your hands on them today.

This weed's first article centres on a Master System Disney classic, The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck:

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On Fridays, Version Control focusses on the era of gaming when games could be entirely different depending on which console you played them on.

The first Version Control takes a long hard look at no less than five versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:...
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Earlier this evening the latest Nintendo Direct aired, sharing a host of information for upcoming Nintendo Switch games, services, and DLC. The Direct also featured a few pieces of information for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, such as new Pokémon, in-depth character customization options, camping and curry cooking features (which are clearly Pokémon Refresh replacements).

Following the Nintendo Direct, a new official trailer for Sword & Shield was also dropped and confirmed yet another feature: League Cards. Further still, the equivalent Japanese trailer showed off a replacement for Wonder Trade, known as Surprise Trade. This appears to be very similar to Wonder Trade but allows you to set-up random trades - both online and via local wireless - while you continue playing your game. Click through to check out the trailers!...