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Jun 12

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018

Posted by Sunain | June 12th 2018 at 09:03 PM EDT
Tags: Nintendo, YouTube, E3, GAME FREAK, Junichi Masuda
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After the 2018 E3 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Treehouse with Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda and they showed off the games Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

YouTube Video - Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018

Sep 25

StreetPass Junichi Masuda wearing gold trousers!

Posted by Sunain | September 25th 2017 at 03:04 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, GAME FREAK, Junichi Masuda, Mii Plaza
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Nintendo UK has announced that to celebrate the launch of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, GAME FREAK Director Junichi Masuda's Mii character will be available in the StreetPass Mii Plaza.


StreetPass Junichi Masuda wearing gold trousers!

To celebrate the launch of Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version on Nintendo 3DS family systems, a special Mii character is heading to a StreetPass Mii Plaza near you!

Until October 22nd, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon producer Junichi Masuda will be available in the StreetPass Mii Plaza – he'll also be wearing a pair of golden trousers to mark the occasion!

Pokkén Tournament DX is available in stores and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version are available from Nintendo eShop and in shops as packaged versions containing a download code.


Article edited on 2017-09-25 03:06:38 by Sunain
Aug 18

New Alola region Pokémon revealed at gamescom in Cologne!

Posted by Adamant | August 18th 2016 at 01:54 PM EDT
Tags: YouTube, Junichi Masuda, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, gamescon
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gamescom is taking place in Cologne, Germany from August 17th, 2016 to August 18th, 2016. It is the largest global computer and video games event as well as Europe's largest business platform for the games industry. GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori were in attendance and they revealed a new Pokémon called Turtonator.

New Alola region Pokémon revealed at gamescom in Cologne!

Cologne, Germany—18 August 2016: Earlier today on stage at gamescom in Germany, GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori unveiled the brand-new Pokémon Turtonator which can be found in the Alola region in the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games.


More information about the new Pokémon:

Name: Turtonator
Category: Blast Turtle Pokémon
Type: Fire/Dragon
Height: 6'07"
Weight: 467.4 lbs.
Ability: Shell Armor

The Blast Turtle Pokémon Turtonator lives around volcanoes and camouflages itself as a rock to wait for its prey. This Pokémon feeds on sulfur and other materials found near volcanic craters, and as a result its shell is covered in a layer of explosive material. During battle, when something strikes Turtonator, sparks fly from the horns on its shell, igniting this layer and causing an explosion.

Turtonator can learn the exclusive move Shell Trap. With this move, the Pokémon lays a trap for the opponent at the start of the turn. If Turtonator is hit by an opponent’s physical attack during that turn, the trap triggers an explosion resulting in huge damage to the opponent.

Trailer - Turtonator Revealed for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon!

Article edited on 2016-08-18 03:37:53 by Sunain
Feb 19

Masuda Autograph Sessions and Masuda's Koduck Distribution at Pokémon Centers

Posted by Sunain | February 19th 2016 at 04:44 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Center, Red and Green, Event Pokémon, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Junichi Masuda, 20th Anniversary
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced that to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of Pokémon Red and Green, GAME FREAK Director Junichi Masuda will be visiting some of the Pokémon Centers in Japan for autograph sessions and to distribute his Koduck.


Those that are selected via lottery will receive a special Clear Card (特製クリアカード) which can be used to get Masuda's autograph and features the artwork from GAME FREAK's New Year 2016 Pokémon 20th anniversary card.


Masuda's Koduck will be distributed to players of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire but only on the days and at the Pokémon Centers listed below. Those shopping at the Pokémon Centers can also get a pack of Pokémon Center Original Pocket Tissues which features pictures of the 151 Pokémon that were in Pokémon Red and Green.

Distribution Dates and Locations
Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo - March 5th, 2016 - Starting at 13:00
Pokémon Center Hiroshima - March 19th, 2016 - Starting at 13:30
Pokémon Center Fukuoka - March 20th, 2016 - Starting at 10:30

Further dates were revealed after the initial 3 distribution locations.


Pokémon Center Yokohama - April 16th, 2016 - Starting at 13:00
Pokémon Center Nagoya - April 17th, 2016 - Starting at 13:00
Pokémon Center Tokyo Bay - May 14th, 2016 - Starting at 13:00
Pokémon Center Tohoku - May 15th, 2016 - Starting at 13:00
Pokémon Center Osaka - May 28th, 2016 - Starting at 13:00
Pokémon Center Kyoto - May 29th, 2016 - Starting at 13:00
Pokémon Center Sapporo - June 4th, 2016 - Starting at 13:00



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Article edited on 2016-04-25 05:03:42 by Sunain
Sep 10

Pokémon GO / The Pokémon Company - New Business Strategy Presentation

Posted by Sunain | September 10th 2015 at 12:14 AM EDT
Tags: Nintendo, Android, YouTube, Apple iOS, Junichi Masuda, NicoNico, The Pokémon Company International, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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The Pokémon Company held a New Business Strategy Presentation (株式会社ポケモン新事業戦略 発表会) on September 10th, 2015 at 15:00 JST. The Pokémon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara hosted the event which was also streamed live on NicoNico. Images from the stream have been added to our Imageboard thread.


Pokémon GO



  • Pokémon GO: Smartphone game for Apple iOS and Google Android which will be released in 2016. Get ready for an all-new Pokémon experience! Pokémon GO opens a universe of Pokémon to find, catch, trade, and battle on your iPhone or Android device! With Pokémon GO, you'll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Pokémon GO will use real location information to allow players to experience catching, trading, and battling Pokémon.
  • Developer Partnerships: NIANTIC, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company
  • Pokémon GO is based off of the game Ingress which was also made by NIANTIC, a developer that off at Google but became independent company.
  • Pokémon will inhabit the real world in locations worldwide.
  • GAME FREAK Director Junichi Masuda is helping with the development of the game including the music.
  • Masuda is developing ways for Pokémon GO to interact with the upcoming main series Pokémon games.
  • Pokémon Go Plus is a separate device that wireless pairs with smartphones via Bluetooth and flashes when the player is near a Pokémon.

Pokémon GO Trailer

Original YouTube Link (No Longer Allows Embedding):

Press Release

Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices! With Pokémon GO, you'll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Pokémon GO will use real location information to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon.

The Pokémon video game series has used real-world locations such as the Hokkaido and Kanto regions of Japan, New York, and Paris as inspiration for the fantasy settings in which its games take place. Now the real world will be the setting!

The Pokémon video game series has always valued open and social experiences, such as connecting with other players to enjoy trading and battling Pokémon. Pokémon GO’s gameplay experience goes beyond what appears on screen, as players explore their neighborhoods, communities, and the world they live in to discover Pokémon alongside friends and other players.

You can watch the video at the top of the page to better understand the Pokémon GO experience.

A small device called a Pokémon GO Plus will enable Pokémon GO players to enjoy the game even when they’re not looking at their smartphone. The device connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth and notifies the player about events in the game—such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby—using an LED and vibration. In addition, players can catch Pokémon or perform other simple actions by pressing the button on the device. Pokémon GO Plus is being developed and manufactured by Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Pokemon GO Plus

Pokémon GO is being developed by Niantic, Inc. Originally founded by Google Earth co-creator John Hanke as a start-up within Google, Niantic is known for creating Ingress, the augmented reality mobile game that utilizes GPS technology to fuel a sci-fi story encompassing the entire world. Ingress currently has 12 million downloads worldwide.

Niantic, Inc., The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo Co., Ltd., will all contribute to the Pokémon GO project.

Furthermore, Junichi Masuda of Game Freak Inc., the game director of the Pokémon video game series, is also contributing to the project. He is hard at work ensuring that the fun of Pokémon makes its way into this new project, and is also looking to come up with new kinds of gameplay while thinking of ways to connect this project with the main series of Pokémon video games.

Pokémon GO will be available for download at no charge on the App Store and Google Play. In-app purchases will be available.

Look forward to much more information about Pokémon GO leading up to its launch in 2016!

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Article edited on 2017-07-09 03:33:39 by Sunain
Dec 01

ORAS Biggest Launch Ever in the UK / Masuda at UK Eon Ticket Distribution

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2014 at 08:53 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Junichi Masuda, Eon Ticket
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On November 28th, 2014, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire was released in Europe and the UK. According to Chart-Track, ORAS is now the biggest Pokémon game launch to date in the UK beating Pokémon X and Y by 17 percent. As previously announced, Junichi Masuda was at GAME Stratford in the UK to launch the Eon Ticket.

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Junichi Masuda, Producer of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Releases Eon Ticket into the Wild at GAME Stratford

Competition winners take Eon Tickets back to 14 regional GAME stores as The Pokémon Company International encourages fans to share the Eon Ticket across the nation with the Great #EonTicketUK Relay This Saturday, GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda, the producer of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, officially launched the Eon Ticket in the UK, starting a journey which The Pokémon Company International hopes will see the special in-game item made available to players throughout the UK via the Great #EonTicketUK Relay.

The Eon Ticket is a special in-game item for the new Pokémon titles. With the Eon Ticket, players can revisit Southern Island in their games, where they’ll have the opportunity to catch one of the Legendary Eon Pokémon, Latios or Latias. The ticket can only be obtained via StreetPass from someone who already has it—and The Pokémon Company International enlisted 15 lucky winners to attend a special launch event at GAME Stratford before sending them out across the country in a bid to kick-start the special ticket’s unique journey amongst fans.

The Eon Ticket arrived in GAME stores in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield and Southampton—and is already making its way to even more locations around the UK.

Players who obtain the Eon Ticket will then be able to share it with friends, family and any fellow Pokémon Trainers they pass who also have StreetPass activated. More details on this feature can be found on the official Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire website:

The Pokémon Company International is looking forward to seeing how fans spread the Eon Ticket via StreetPass and is encouraging everyone who has received it to confirm by tweeting with the hashtag: #EonTicketUK

“Pokémon has always had the concept of social gaming at its heart, and fans have always loved connecting with each other to collect, battle and trade. The Eon Ticket Relay is a reflection of this ethos and we hope it creates a real-life Pokémon adventure, in which the community can play a part in sharing this very special item,” says Anthony Cornish, marketing director for The Pokémon Company International. “We don’t think anyone has tracked the distribution of a StreetPass item in such a way before—so we’re absolutely fascinated to see how fans spread the ticket.”

Article edited on 2014-12-01 08:57:24 by Sunain

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