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May 02

Lycanroc in Midnight Form Event Pokémon Distribution at GAME in the UK, GameStop in USA

Posted by Sunain | May 2nd 2017 at 11:50 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, YouTube, Event Pokémon, Game, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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Codes to receive a Lycanroc Midnight Form will be available at participating GAME stores in the United Kingdom from May 5th, 2017 until May 31st, 2017 or until supplies last. GameStop in the United States between May 15th, 2017 and June 5th, 2017 will also be giving out a code.

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Rock Your Battles with Lycanroc

Visit GameStop stores for a code to get Lycanroc (Midnight Form) for your game.

Add the dark strength of Lycanroc (Midnight Form) to your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game with a code available at participating GameStop stores. Stop by your local GameStop between May 15 and June 5, 2017, and request a code, then enter it in your game to get this battle-ready Pokémon. This Lycanroc has the useful No Guard Ability, which makes sure that hard-hitting moves such as Stone Edge and Fire Fang will never miss. Plus, Lycanroc holds a Life Orb, adding even more bite to each attack!

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/rock-your-battles-with-lycanroc/

Discover a battle-ready Lycanroc in Midnight Form for your Nintendo 3DS at GAME!

London, United Kingdom: 2 May 2017— To celebrate Midnight Form Lycanroc appearing for the first time in The Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon fans are invited to GAME stores across the country to receive Lycanroc (Midnight Form) for their Nintendo 3DS system.

Owners of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems can head into their local GAME store from 5 May and receive a Midnight Form Lycanroc, a Rock-type Pokémon from the Alola region that is ready for battle, for free.

Lycanroc evolves from Rockruff from Lv. 25 in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, but its form is decided depending on the time of day and which game it is evolved in. This special Lycanroc is battle-ready with its No Guard Ability, which makes sure hard-hitting moves such as Stone Edge and Fire Fang never miss.

Midnight Form Lycanroc are known for provoking their opponents and inviting their attacks. When opponents fall for this tactic, Lycanroc counter with their forte: a single devastating blow that finishes them off. The stronger its opponents, the more excited for battle Lycanroc become. They don’t mind getting hurt if it means victory in battle.

This Lycanroc is distributed with the following attributes:

LEVEL: 50
TYPE: Rock
ABILITY: No Guard
MOVES: Stone Edge, Fire Fang, Sucker Punch and Swords Dance
HELD ITEM: Life Orb

To receive Lycanroc, fans must own a system in the Nintendo 3DS family and Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon. Please ask staff in a GAME store for instructions on how to receive a Lycanroc code.*

The upcoming Pokémon TCG Sun & Moon – Guardians Rising, which features Midnight Form Lycanroc, launches in the UK on 5 May.

*For more information about the Lycanroc distribution at GAME, please see the following website: www.games.co.uk One per customer, while stocks last.

How to get the battle-ready Pokémon Lycanroc (Midnight Form) in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon:

1. Make sure your Nintendo 3DS system is connected to the internet. For Nintendo Customer Service, go to support.nintendo.uk.
2. Open your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game.
3. Select MYSTERY GIFT on the main menu.
4. Select RECEIVE GIFT, then YES.
5. Select GET WITH CODE, then YES, then YES again to connect to the internet.
6. Enter your code.
7. Watch as you receive your Midnight Form Lycanroc.
8. Speak to the deliveryman in any Pokémon Center to receive your Lycanroc.
9. Be sure to save your game.


Source: http://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-news/rock-your-battles-with-lycanroc/

YouTube Clip - Add the Might of Lycanroc to Your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon Game!



Article edited on 2017-05-05 08:36:25 by Sunain
Apr 28

Nintendo to Launch New Nintendo 2DS XL Portable System on July 28

Posted by Sunain | April 28th 2017 at 12:11 PM EDT
Tags: Nintendo, YouTube, Nintendo 2DS, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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Nintendo announced that a new handheld system will be released on July 28th, 2017 called the New Nintendo 2DS XL. It will cost $149.99 in the United States and $199.99 in Canada. The promotional video for the system showed it playing Pokémon Sun and Moon as well as other compatible games.

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Nintendo to Launch New Nintendo 2DS XL Portable System on July 28

New Dedicated Hand-Held System Will Sell at a Suggested Retail Price of //media.pocketmonsters.net/news/2890/49.99

REDMOND, Wash., April 27, 2017 – The Nintendo 3DS family of systems will soon be adding a new member. On July 28, New Nintendo 2DS XL makes its debut in the United States at a suggested retail price of $149.99. The New Nintendo 2DS XL system gives consumers a third choice of hand-held systems, one that offers pricing and features that fit between the Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems. New Nintendo 2DS XL will launch on the same day as two big new games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems: Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia.

“This new addition to Nintendo’s portable hardware line demonstrates our commitment to the hand-held market,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “New Nintendo 2DS XL sports a beautiful clamshell design and offers a great balance between price and performance.”

The new system will be available in a stylish black/turquoise color, and will use the same size large screen found on New Nintendo 3DS XL systems. As the name of the new system implies, visuals will be displayed in 2D only. The system is lighter but still packs the same power as New Nintendo 3DS XL, and has built-in NFC support for amiibo cards and figures. It can play the massive library of quality Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. Nintendo systems are also the only dedicated video game systems where people can find their favorite characters and game franchises, such as Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Kirby, Pokémon, Fire Emblem, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., Animal Crossing and The Legend of Zelda.

Source: https://press.nintendo.com/en-CA/Nintendo-to-Launch-New-Nintendo-2DS-XL-Portable-System-on-July-28

YouTube: Introducing New Nintendo 2DS XL


Article edited on 2017-05-01 11:55:25 by Sunain
Apr 14

Pokémon GO Study Finds Players are Happier, Friendlier / Pokémon GO Wins Multiple Awards

Posted by Sunain | April 14th 2017 at 09:55 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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A study conducted by media researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison concluded that players of Pokémon GO players are happier and friendlier than non-Pokémon GO players. This is the second major study to conclude that Pokémon GO has healthy benefits for players despite the negative attention that the media has given the game for causing injuries and robberies.

James Alex Bonus, a UW–Madison graduate student studying educational media and one of the people that conducted the study, said in an interview that he joined the throng playing the game when it was new, but was surprised by the mix of reactions in the media covering the game.

“There was plenty of negative press about distracted people trespassing and running into trees or walking into the street, But you also saw people really enjoying it, having a good time together outside.”

Look on the Bright Side (of Media Effects): Pokémon Go as a Catalyst for Positive Life Experiences

James Alex Bonus, Alanna Peebles, Marie-Louise Mares & Irene G. Sarmiento
Pages 1-25 | Published online: 07 Apr 2017

An online survey of 399 U.S. adults aged 18–75 indicated that playing the AR game Pokémon Go was associated with various positive responses (increased positive affect, nostalgic reverie, friendship formation, friendship intensification, and walking), most of which predicted enhanced well-being. Additionally, two indirect effects of gameplay were moderated by social anxiety. For highly anxious participants, gameplay showed weaker associations with positive affect (a predictor of enhanced well-being), but also weaker associations with nostalgic regret (a predictor of reduced well-being).

Sources: http://news.wisc.edu/study-finds-pokemon-go-players-are-happier-friendlier/ and http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15213269.2017.1305280?journalCode=hmep20

Pokémon GO Wins Best Mobile and Handheld Game at BAFTA's

Pokémon GO was nominated for 3 British Academy Games Awards in 2017 in the Family, Game Innovation and Mobile categories. It won Best Mobile and Handheld Game at the British Academy of Film, Television and Arts Game Awards on April 6th, 2017. Niantic posted a thank you blog post where they also listed some of the other recognition's they've received for the game.

Thank you...

It’s been another incredible week for Pokémon GO. Yesterday, Pokémon GO won the Best Mobile and Handheld Game at the British Academy of Film, Television and Arts Game Awards. We are surprised and grateful to be awarded this honor.

We owe the continued momentum and recognition to the dedicated players exploring the world and creating adventures together in Pokémon GO. Each and every award Pokémon GO has won is a testament to the game’s awesome and supportive community. We haven’t had a chance to thank everyone for each of these, so please accept a collective thank you now on behalf of all of us at Niantic and our partners at The Pokémon Company for all of these amazing honors including, but not limited to:

  • Adweek’s Hot List - Hottest Digital Obsession & Hottest Mobile Game
  • Academy of Arts and Science’s D.I.C.E. Awards - Mobile Game of the Year
  • BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards - Best Game
  • GameSpot - Best Mobile Games of the Year
  • Golden Joystick Awards - Innovation of the Year & Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year
  • GSMA Glomo Awards 2017 - Best Overall Mobile App
  • IGN - Mobile Game of the Year
  • SXSW Gaming Awards - Mobile Game of the Year
  • TechCrunch's Crunchies - Best App of the Year
  • The Game Awards - Best Mobile/Handheld Game & Best Family Game
  • The Game Developers Choice Awards - Best Mobile/Handheld Game
We continue to be inspired by the passion of the 65+ million people from around the world playing Pokémon GO each month. We’re still at the beginning of the journey and there’s a lot more to come. With spring arriving in the northern hemisphere, players can look forward to all new cooperative social gameplay experiences in Pokémon GO that will give Trainers new and exciting reasons to get back into the sunshine.

Sources: https://nianticlabs.com/blog/thankyou040717/, http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/games-awards-winners-list-2017

YouTube Clip - Pokemon Go wins Mobile | BAFTA Games Awards 2017


Article edited on 2017-04-14 09:57:05 by Sunain
Apr 08

Mythical Pokémon Marshadow Revealed!

Posted by Sunain | April 8th 2017 at 03:55 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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To coincide with the official reveal of Marshadow as part of the 20th Anniversary Pokémon Movie trailer release in Japan, the official English Pokémon website has also announced the first details and artwork for this Pokémon. Marshadow is the 802nd Pokémon and is a Fighting/Ghost-type. More details about this Pokémon will be officially announced at a later date.

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A First Look at Marshadow

The details of the latest Mythical Pokémon are shrouded in mystery!

A new Mythical Pokémon has been discovered in the world of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon! Marshadow cannot be encountered in normal gameplay. Details will be introduced in the future on how Trainers can get this Pokémon for their game.

YouTube Clip - A New Mythical Pokémon Discovered in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon!


Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-first-look-at-marshadow/

Article edited on 2017-04-08 03:58:49 by Sunain
Apr 08

Movie 20 Website Updates with Story, Character Profiles and New Trailers

Posted by Adamant | April 8th 2017 at 12:30 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, YouTube
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Story

To all Pokémon fans:
This is the story of the duo's "meeting" and "promise".
This is the creation of the 20th anniversary movie!

Pocket Monsters, or "Pokémon" for short:
Mysterious lifeforms that hide many secrets.

There are still many things we don't know about their ecology.

Even today,
Pokémon Trainers continue their adventures
with the aim of encountering Pokémon never before seen...

Satoshi, a boy living in Masara Town, greeted the morning of his 10th birthday, the day he could become qualified to become a Pokémon Trainer. Satoshi's heart was filled with a desire for Pokémon he has never seen before and a world he has never seen before, but while he was meant to be given a Pokémon that would become his partner at the Okido Laboratories, he ended up severely oversleeping, and all that was left for him was a single Pikachu, a Pokémon that did not get attached to humans.
"Do you hate me? I like you!" Even though the two were at odds with one another, their friendship deepened little by little, and as they looked up at the legendary Pokémon Houou that flew through the sky on the day they set off, Satoshi and Pikachu swore an oath as they held one of its Rainbow Feathers:
"Let's go meet it together one day!"

And thus, Pikachu and Satoshi, who set off on his journey to become the world's greatest Pokémon Master, end up meeting the Trainers Makoto and Soji on their way before getting told a legend concerning Houou.
"Those who, guided by the Rainbow Feather, meet with Houou, shall become the Heroes of the Rainbow."
Satoshi and the others end up getting guided by Marshadow, a mysterious Pokémon that had been lurking in Satoshi's shadow without anyone realizing, and make their way to Mount Tensei, where Houou lives, but a strong opponent appears before them. Will the duo manage to reach Houou?! In order for them to fulfill the promise they swore on the day the departed, the two of them now begin an adventure that will last until they become "true partners"!

Character Profiles

Characters profiles and voice actor comments
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SATOSHI (Partner Pokémon: Pikachu)

A boy aiming to become the world's greatest Pokémon Master. He's somewhat of a scatterbrain, but has an honest heart.

Voice: Rica Matsumoto
Here it is! The 20th anniversary of the Pokémon movies!! As I have kept playing the role of Satoshi, I have kept wishing that Pokémon can become the tie that binds families together all across Japan, and this year, I believe that dream will finally come true. I am extremely grateful towards Pokémon for keeping me going for 20 years. Thank you!
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SOJI (Partner Pokémon: Lucario)

A young male Trainer aiming to become a Pokémon Professor. His catchphrase is "Be advised that...".

Voice: Kanata Hongo
I've loved the Pokémon movies since I was a kid, so I was super happy to receive an offer to be in one of them! Not only that, but it is an honor to be in this commemorative 20th movie that not just children, but also those from my generation that are just as crazy about Pokémon as I am, will be able to enjoy. I will do my absolute utmost to make you like Soji once you're done watching the movie!
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MAKOTO (Partner Pokémon: Pochama)

An energetic and masculine girl Trainer. She appears to enjoy adventures, but the truth is...

Voice: Shiori Sato
I remember seeing the first movie in the theater. Being able to appear as a guest voice actress in one of these Pokémon movies is like a dream for me! Not only that, but this year's movie is a tale that starts with Satoshi and Pikachu's meeting, which I saw on TV when I was little... I will do my best to play the role of Makoto, whose mental age might be even higher than my adult self.
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BONJI

A researcher that has chased after Houou for a long time. The author of "My Life is Houou".

Voice: Arata Furuta
When I was offered the role, I wondered if I was going to play a Pokémon, but nope, it was actually the role of a human. I hope I will manage to guide Satoshi and the others to Houou while being careful to not get in the way of their adventure. I will do my best to excite both children and the adults that used to be crazy about Pokémon.
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JOY

A nurse that treats Pokémon at the Pokémon Center.

Voice: Shoko Nakagawa
The Pokémon movies have given me lots of memories, and this is the 20th one at that, so I'm extremely happy to be in it. I want to use kindness and love to heal everyone, just like Joy, the nurse everyone admires. I will do my best to make lots of people go see this year's Pokémon movie, which is packed to the brim with both nostalgia and freshness!
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CROSS (Partner Pokémon: Gaogaen)

A boy that believes strength is everything and that aims to become the ultimate Trainer.

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MARSHADOW

A mythical Pokémon that appeared from Satoshi's shadow, as in response to the Rainbow Feather.

Voice: Koichi Yamadera
Even though I have acted in the Pokémon movies since the very first one, I approach each and every one of them with a fresh attitude. I may have moved on from "Oha Suta", which started at the same time Pokémon did, before I had been with it for 20 years, but I'm very happy to be involved with the 20th Pokémon movie. I believe this will be a memorable movie packed with all kinds of people's emotions, so I want you to have high expectations.
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HOUOU

It is said that it will appear before Trainers with just hearts with its seven-colored wings shining.

Species: Rainbow-colored Pokémon
Height: 3.8m
Weight: 199.0 kg


Teaser and trailer

Teaser 3:


Trailer 2:


Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/story/, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/chara/ and http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/trailer

Article edited on 2017-04-08 08:33:49 by Adamant
Mar 22

Pokémon Nintendo 3DS Themes - March 22nd, 2017

Posted by Sunain | March 22nd 2017 at 07:00 PM EDT
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, YouTube, Nintendo 3DS Themes
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Nintendo Japan has revealed 2 new Pokémon Nintendo 3DS themes: Sinister Organization - Skull Gang (敵組織~スカル団) and Alternate-colored Kapu-Kokeko (色違いのカプ・コケコ). Each theme costs 200yen. All themes are available for purchase as of March 22nd, 2017 on the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop store.

Sinister Organization - Skull Gang (敵組織~スカル団)


Features: Guzma artwork is shown on the top screen while Skull Gang grunt sprites and the Skull Gang logo are shown on the bottom screen.
Music: Sun and Moon OST - Battle! (Team Skull Boss) [feat. KYOtaro] (戦闘! スカル団ボス)


Alternate-colored Kapu-Kokeko (色違いのカプ・コケコ)


Features: The artwork of a Alternate-colored Kapu-Kokeko is on the top screen while Lugarugan Midday and Midnight Forms are shown on the bottom screen.
Music: Sun and Moon OST - Battle! (Tapu) (戦闘! カプ)


Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/hardware/3ds/theme/index.html
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