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Dec 14

Pocket Monsters Crystal Version - Virtual Console - January 26th, 2018

Posted by Sunain | December 14th 2017 at 09:35 AM EST
Tags: Games, Virtual Console, Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, YouTube
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To celebrate the 17th anniversary of the game Pocket Monsters Crystal Version, which was first released in Japan on December 14th, 2000, the official Pokémon websites have announced that Pocket Monsters Crystal Version will be released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on January 26th, 2018. A download card will be available to purchase starting on January 8th, 2018 for 1,111 yen plus tax in Japan. Players will be able to transfer Pokémon caught in Pocket Monsters Crystal Version to Pocket Monsters Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Pokémon Bank.

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/VCCR/

Pokémon Crystal Shines on Virtual Console

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The beloved Pokémon adventure arrives on Nintendo’s Virtual Console with modern-day enhancements.

Get ready to relive a classic Pokémon adventure as Pokémon Crystal makes its way to Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on January 26, 2018. This is the definitive edition of the second generation of Pokémon titles (which also includes Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver), and fans will now be able to experience this journey through the Johto region with modern enhancements that make the game even better!

Pokémon devotees will certainly want to check out this game to experience the first appearance of innovations that continue to be a part of the series to this day, such as a female hero and a Battle Tower. Pokémon Gold, Pokémon Silver, and Pokémon Crystal also mark the debut of Dark- and Steel-type Pokémon, day/night cycles, and Pokémon Eggs.

As you're exploring, be sure to take advantage of updated features like wireless Pokémon battling and trading. Compatibility with Poké Transporter and Pokémon Bank will be added after the game launches, so it will be easy to get any Legendary Pokémon you catch in Pokémon Crystal into your copies of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.

Be sure to pick up your copy of Pokémon Crystal when it launches on Nintendo's Virtual Console on January 26, 2018!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-crystal-shines-on-virtual-console/

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Crystal - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo 3DS



Article edited on 2017-12-14 09:57:01 by Sunain
Dec 13

Sun & Moon Ultra Prism TCG Expansion

Posted by Sunain | December 13th 2017 at 12:02 PM EST
Tags: TCG, Press Release
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​​​​​​​The Pokémon Company International today announced Sun & Moon Ultra Prism, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, launching on February 2nd, 2018. Details of this set will be added to our TCG database as they become available. High resolution artwork from the press release has been added to an Imageboard thread.

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POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME: THE STARS WILL BE ALIGNED FROM 2 FEBRUARY 2018 WITH THE RELEASE OF SUN & MOON—ULTRA PRISM

The Pokémon Company International today announced Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, launching in the UK on 2 February 2018.

Echoing the story line from the recently released video games Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, this latest Pokémon TCG expansion is set in an alternate version of Sinnoh, one of the twisted parallel regions that players can reach by traveling through an Ultra Wormhole.

Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism will see a new gameplay mechanic coming to the Pokémon TCG with the introduction of Prism Star cards. These are powerful Pokémon and Trainer cards that, when played effectively, can dramatically alter the balance of a match. Due to their game-changing effects, a player can put only one Prism Star card with a given name in their deck (rather than the usual four).

The Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism expansion will feature:
  • Over 150 cards, including:
    • 6 Prism Star cards
    • 5 Ultra Beasts
    • 18 full-art cards
  • Booster packs will consist of:
    • 10 cards selected from the expansion, including at least 1 card of rare or higher rarity, plus an additional basic Energy card.

Article edited on 2017-12-13 12:02:35 by Sunain
Dec 08

Sprint Offering $100 in PokéCoins for Signing Up

Posted by Sunain | December 8th 2017 at 05:40 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon GO
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Sprint has announced that prospective customers that switch to Sprint can get $100 in PokéCoins for signing up for their service.

Sprint Offers Exclusive Gift for Pokémon GO Trainers - Get $100 in PokéCoins FREE When You Switch to Sprint!

To celebrate the introduction of more Pokémon from the Hoenn region in Pokémon GO, Sprint delivers a holiday bonus to Trainers when they sign up for Sprint Unlimited

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. December 08, 2017 - To ring in the holidays and toast the release of 50 more Pokémon from the Hoenn region, Sprint (NYSE:S) is giving the gift of $100 in PokéCoins to anyone who signs up for Sprint Unlimited.

’Tis the season to switch, Trainers! This offer kicks off today, and the math makes sense – $100 equals 14,500 PokéCoins, which gets a Trainer everything they need to maximize their game play and fill up their Pokédex. The $100 in PokéCoins can be exchanged for up to 3,600 Poké Balls, 480 Max Revives, 145 Premium Raid Passes or 96 Incubators.

And it gets even better: When a Trainer (or anyone who appreciates a reliable network and the best value in wireless) switches to Sprint, they can get four lines of unlimited data, talk and text for $25 per month per line and a fifth line free. That means Trainers can play Pokémon GO as much as they like, enjoy HD streaming for video, music and games and get 10GB of mobile hotspot data all for an unbeatable value. Sprint’s unlimited data plan also includes the premier video streaming service, Hulu, and a six-month trial of streaming music with Tidal.

“This is an amazing and valuable gift for all the U.S. Trainers out there,” said Roger Solé, Sprint chief marketing officer. “When you switch to Sprint, you can enjoy all the benefits of Unlimited – including $100 in PokéCoins plus you can watch your favorite TV shows on Hulu and listen to streaming music with Tidal. This holiday season, Sprint is delivering the services you want most from your wireless company.”


Here’s how to get your $100 in PokéCoins from Sprint:
  • Activate a new line of service in a Sprint store.
  • Ask a sales representative for your FREE Pokémon GO gift – $100 in PokéCoins.
  • You will receive a text message with instructions on how to redeem.
Today’s news is part of Sprint’s unique relationship with Pokémon GO. One year ago, Sprint became the exclusive U.S. wireless partner of Pokémon GO and transformed Sprint stores into PokéStops and Gyms. Trainers can visit Sprint stores and engage with the hugely popular location-based game.

The Sprint 4G LTE network covers 306 million people across the U.S., providing game play from Seattle to Miami and everywhere in between. This year Sprint has the most improved network with national average download speeds up 33 percent year-on-year. And in more than 25 of 99 top markets, Sprint’s average download speeds have increased from 40 percent to more than 100 percent.

Source: http://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-offers-exclusive-gift-for-pokmon-go-trainers-get-100-in-pokcoins-free-when-you-switch-to-sprint.htm

Article edited on 2017-12-09 06:03:58 by Sunain
Dec 06

Introducing Weather and 50 Pokémon from the Hoenn Region in Pokémon GO!

Posted by Sunain | December 6th 2017 at 11:24 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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The Pokémon Company International and Niantic have announced a new update for Pokémon GO that will add 50 Pokémon from the Hoenn Region as well as adding weather effects to the game.

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Big Changes Are Coming to Pokémon GO!

Pokémon from the Hoenn region and new weather effects will expand your Pokémon GO adventure.

Get ready to do a lot more exploring when Pokémon GO introduces a huge update that will expand your Pokédex and change the way you play! Dozens of new Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will soon start appearing for the first time. You'll be able to catch Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and many others, with even more Pokémon waiting to be discovered in the next several weeks.

Pokémon from the Hoenn region aren't the only new addition to Pokémon GO. The game is also introducing a dynamic weather system that will affect how Trainers discover, catch, and interact with Pokémon! The in-game map will be updated with cool new weather visuals based on your local weather patterns. The real-world weather will also influence which Pokémon you're likely to discover. For example, Water-type Pokémon will be more plentiful during rainy weather.

Likewise, attack types will be affected by certain weather conditions. A Charizard with Fire Spin, for example, will attack with greater heat when battling on a sunny day. Now, rain or shine, you're bound to have new—and even more exciting—Pokémon GO adventures!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/big-changes-are-coming-to-pokemon-go/

Introducing Weather and 50 Pokémon from the Hoenn Region in Pokémon GO!

Trainers, Starting later this week, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and several more Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games will start appearing in Pokémon GO for the first time ever—with even more to be discovered over the next several weeks! We’ll also be introducing a new dynamic weather system in Pokémon GO that will change the way you and the millions of Trainers around the world discover, catch, and interact with Pokémon.

You’ll want to start paying even closer attention to your local weather patterns, Trainers. In addition to the in-game map being updated with cool new weather visuals, weather near you will impact Pokémon in a variety of ways. For example, you’ll find your odds of discovering Mudkip splashing around will greatly improve on rainy days, as certain Pokémon types will be more commonly found during various weather conditions. Additionally, attacks of certain types will be more effective during some weather conditions, so a Charizard’s Fire Spin will perform better on sunny days, for example. Rain or shine, winter or spring, your gameplay experience will remain fresh, making your time outdoors even more exciting.

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There’s never been a better time to grab your umbrella or snow boots and safely venture outside with family and friends this season. As you explore your local neighborhoods, remember to share a photo of your encounters on social media with the hashtag #PokemonGO. We'd love to see all of your new adventures as they unfold.

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/hoenn-pokemon

YouTube Video - More Pokémon, More Adventure. Now with Dynamic Weather Gameplay!



Article edited on 2017-12-06 11:32:17 by Sunain
Dec 01

2018 Pokémon Oceania International Championships

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2017 at 10:38 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Oceania International Championships
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The official Pokémon website has announced details for the Pokémon Oceania International Championships which will take place at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, from February 9th to 11th, 2018.

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Pokémon Oceania International Championships

The Pokémon Oceania International Championships are the second International Championships event of the 2018 Championship Series season. The event, one of the largest of the entire 2018 season, will take place at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, from February 9–11, 2018. It will feature high Championship Point payouts and thousands of dollars' worth of prizes, spread between the Pokémon TCG and video game competitions.

The Pokémon Company International is excited to work with ESL Australia as the operator of the event.

Event location:
Sydney Olympic Park
Exhibition Hall D
8 Australia Avenue
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

The Masters Division competitions will begin Friday, February 9, and go through Sunday, February 11. Junior and Senior Division competitions will begin Saturday, February 10.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/internationals/2018/oceania/about/

Article edited on 2017-12-01 10:38:58 by Sunain
Nov 28

Pokémon GO Global Catch Challenge Results - Ho-Oh Appearing in Raid Battles around the World!

Posted by Sunain | November 28th 2017 at 12:08 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Twitter, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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The Pokémon GO Global Catch Challenge successfully reached its goal of catching 3 billion Pokémon in a week resulting in a total of 3,364,580,633 Pokémon being caught during the 7 day period. As part of the reward for achieving that goal, the Rainbow Pokémon Ho-oh will appear in Raid Battles at Gyms around the world until December 12th, 2017.

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Ho-Oh Appearing in Raid Battles around the World!

Trainers, Congratulations! We issued a challenge—and you answered the call. Collectively, you caught over 3 billion Pokémon during the Global Catch Challenge, unlocking some amazing rewards along the way. But that’s not all… As a result of all your hard work, Ho-Oh is now appearing in Raid Battles at Gyms around the world until December 12, 2017. So, gather your friends and find a Legendary Raid near you!

Good luck!

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/legendary-hooh



Article edited on 2017-11-28 12:11:15 by Sunain
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