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Jul 14

Mega Metagross / Cosplay Pikachu in Pokémon-Amie / Mega Diancie

Posted by Sunain | July 14th 2014 at 11:20 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, YouTube, Nintendo 2DS, Mega Evolution, Pokémon-Amie, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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The Pokémon Company International today announced exciting new features and story elements of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, launching on November 28th, 2014, for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. A brand new gameplay trailer has also been released, giving fans a deeper look at what they will discover in their new adventure through the Hoenn region. Images from the press release have been added to the Imageboard.


New Mega-Evolved Pokémon Mega Metagross!

A new Mega-Evolved Pokémon was revealed today—Mega Metagross. Metagross is the partner Pokémon of Pokémon League Champion Steven, whose deep bond helps it to Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross. Despite helping Trainers throughout their journey, Steven is the last obstacle for Trainers to overcome before becoming the Pokémon League Champion.

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Mega Metagross, the Iron Leg Pokémon, is a massive Steel- and Psychic-type Pokémon standing at 2.5 m (8’02”) and weighing 942.9 kg (2078.7 lbs). Upon Mega Evolving, Metagross’s Ability changes to Tough Claws, which increases the power of attacks that make physical contact. Mega Metagross also has a greatly increased Speed stat, with additional increases in its Attack, Defence, Sp. Atk, and Sp. Def, making Mega Metagross primed for both offence and defence.

Deepen Your Bonds with Pokémon-Amie and Meet Cosplay Pikachu!

First introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Pokémon-Amie returns in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Pokémon-Amie allows Trainers to create close ties with their Pokémon by playing games together, petting them, and feeding them special snacks called Poké Puffs. As a player’s Pokémon become more affectionate, they will be more likely to do such things as evade attacks in battle, land critical hits, and get an overall boost in performance.

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Players will see Pikachu like they’ve never seen it before—Cosplay Pikachu—in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Meet Pikachu Rock Star, Pikachu Belle, Pikachu Pop Star, Pikachu Ph.D., and Pikachu Libre! They seem to have a connection to a kind of Contest Hall. Players will also be able to interact with Cosplay Pikachu in Pokémon-Amie. More information about the new Cosplay Pikachu images shown today will be revealed in August!

Journey through the Hoenn Region

Your Hoenn adventure begins when you meet Pokémon Professor Birch, who runs the Pokémon Lab in Littleroot Town. Professor Birch will help players begin their journey by giving them their first Pokémon and a Pokédex. The Pokémon that appear and the rarity of each will differ between Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

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The first step to becoming the Champion is to challenge and defeat each of the Gym Leaders in the Hoenn region, including the main character’s father, Norman, who is the Leader of the Petalburg City Gym. It was also confirmed today that players will encounter and battle Rustboro City Gym Leader Roxanne, Dewford Town Gym Leader Brawly, Mauville City Gym Leader Wattson, and Lavaridge Town Gym Leader Flannery.

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After defeating eight Gym Leaders, players will travel to the Pokémon League to battle the Elite Four, including Sidney and Phoebe. Upon defeating the Elite Four, Trainers will take on the Hoenn League Champion, Steven, and his Mega Metagross, in the hope of becoming the new Pokémon League Champion!

More Information on Mega Diancie Revealed!

When Diancie Mega Evolves into Mega Diancie, it will get the Magic Bounce Ability, which makes any status condition or stat-lowering effect bounce back at the Pokémon trying to inflict it. Through Mega Evolution, Mega Diancie receives a big boost to its Speed, as well as boosts to its Attack and Sp. Atk, while experiencing a reduction in its Defense and Sp. Def. The boosts help Mega Diancie with its quick, powerful attacks, such as Diamond Storm and Moonblast.

Further details of how players can get Diancie for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be shared soon. Players who receive Diancie can Mega Evolve it in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Article edited on 2014-07-14 01:04:59 by Sunain
Jul 09

Super-Secret Bases Revealed

Posted by Sunain | July 9th 2014 at 10:48 AM EDT
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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The Pokémon Company International revealed Super-Secret Bases in a press release and on the official Pokémon website on the evening of July 8th, 2014. Details of the new Super-Secret Base option in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are below.

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Secret Base Expert Aarune

Secret Base Expert Aarune (ギリー Gillie) helps players with Super-Secret Bases. Aarune and his Flygon have traveled the world and are bursting with excitement about the Secret Base culture in the Hoenn region. This enthusiastic adventurer teaches players all about the fun of Secret Bases.

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Press Release - Build and Customise a Super-Secret Base and Share It with the World!

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to create their very own Secret Base, a customisable area that will allow them to show off their individuality by setting up mazes or traps for visitors to encounter, and even creating Pokémon battle rules, transforming their Secret Base into their own Pokémon Gym!

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Players will be able to share their Secret Base with other Trainers around the world using StreetPass functionality of the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems, or they can create a QR Code for their unique Secret Base, enabling friends to visit it with ease. When visiting other Secret Bases, players can meet other Trainers in the same base and invite them back to their own Secret Base as Secret Pals. Players can interact and battle with Secret Pals, who have special skills that can support players in their adventures, such as sharing new Decorations, making a Pokémon Egg hatch faster, or raising the level of a select Pokémon by one. The more Secret Pals players have in their Secret Base, the more special skills will be available to help them in their adventures.

Players can also capture flags while visiting other players’ Secret Bases. Flags are located beside the Secret PC in each Secret Base. The more flags a player collects, the higher the rank earned, which brings rewards like improving the skills of a player’s Secret Pals.

Article edited on 2014-07-09 11:49:02 by Sunain
Jun 11

Corocoro's July 2014 ORAS coverage

Posted by Adamant | June 11th 2014 at 10:47 AM EDT
Tags: Corocoro, Nintendo 3DS, Movie, Pocket Monsters XY, Game, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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Full translations of the Pokemon ORAS material in the July 2014 issue of Corocoro Comic follows:

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This Summer, a New Mega Evolution Takes Place in the Theaters!
The greatest highlight in the Pokémon movie is Mega Evolution! You absolutely can't miss this incredible scene!!

World Exclusive Reveal:
Diancie's Mega Evolution!!!

Diancie mega evolves into Mega Diancie in the movie, too! When Yveltal causes the "Great Destruction" after waking from it long sleep, something strange happens to Diancie!

It Mega Evolves in the movie before it does so in the game!

Premiers Saturday July 19th!
Witness the sacred radiance!

Go watch this year's movie and obtain a Diancie!
Make sure to do so so you can mega evolve it!

Also, the special pre-order movie ticket that comes with a "Darkrai" present code is now on sale!!
Get it before the movie premiers! (on sale until July 18th)

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World exclusive scoop!
Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Will be released worldwide in November!

A grand scoop on the long-awaited new Pokémon games! A unprecedented amount of new information leading up to the greatest adventure yet!

Revealing the new protagonists for the new adventure!
As earlier, you will select the boy or the girl, whichever you like better, then set off on your adventure.

Noteworthy point: They're wearing Mega Bangles
They are wearing "Mega Bangles", which you set the mysterious "Key Stones" needed for Mega Evolution into, on their wrists!

The character you don't choose will appear throughout your adventure as a supporting character.

They are both dressed in individual and unique light clothes designed for active movement.

These are clothes made for running around in Mother Nature.

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What is the significance of the legendary Pokémon's new forms?

The legendary duo undergoes "Primal Reversion"!! Just what is this new power...!?
Groudon and Kyogre grow even more powerful!!

"Primal Reversion" gives the duo overwhelming power from the energy they originally possessed! These forms are called "Primal Groudon" and "Primal Kyogre"!

By acquiring the energy of nature, they display further power!
What terrible things will happen when these two once again clash!?
These are the forms they take hen they regain their original powers!
The two will seek out further power, then repeatedly clash together!

Primal Groudon's move
Spear-shaped pieces of the ground pierce the opponent!

Primal Kyogre's move
Columns of water strike the opponent! Just what kind of move is this..!?

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The young man holding the key, Daigo!

He guides the protagonist in the right direction!!
A mysterious upper-class young man you meet on your adventure.
He, too, is pursuing the mystery of Mega Evolution.

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Noteworthy point: The starter Pokémon are this trio!
Kimori, Achamo and Mizugorou

Choose one of these three Pokémon all of which are brimming with personality, for your adventure!
See below for their evolved forms!

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Noteworthy point: You will use two bikes on your adventure!
Two different bikes will help you on your adventure! They each have different uses:

Mach Bike
Emphasizes speed, and lets you ride up sharp slopes.

Dirt Bike
Used for tricks, allows you to jump.

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Noteworthy point: The story will change depending on which version you play!
The evil organization standing in the protagonist's way on their adventure will change!

In Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby, the Magma Gang will stand in your way!
From left to right:
*The Magma Gang's Leader, Matsubusa
*The Magma Gang Commander, Homura
*Kagari
*Magma Gang Underlings

In Pocket Monsters Alpha Sapphire, you will instead face the Aqua Gang!
From right to left:
*The Aqua Gang's Leader, Aogiri
*The Aqua Gang Commander, Izumi
*Ushio
*Aqua Gang Underlings

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Suddenly, All New Mega Evolved Pokémon Have Been Discovered!!
Your first partner Pokémon will obtain new powers! Here we'll show them off for the first time!!
Which will you choose as your first partner?

Mizugorou Achamo Kimori
Mizugorou
Type: Water
Ability: Torrent

Evolves to

Numacraw
Type: Water/Ground
Ability: Torrent

Evolves to

Laglarge
Type: Water/Ground
Ability: Torrent

Mega Evolves to

Mega Laglarge
It is proud of its power.
Species: Mud Fish Pokémon
Type: Water/Ground
Height: 1.9m
Weight: 102.0kg
Ability: Swift Swim

The muscles on its upper body have grown to enormous sizes! It functions well on both land and in water.
It can learn "Arm Hammer"!
It lands powerful blows with its bulky arms!
Achamo
Type: Fire
Ability: Blaze

Evolves to

Wakashamo
Type: Fire/Fighting
Ability: Blaze

Evolves to

Burshamo
Type: Fire/Fighting
Ability: Blaze

Mega Evolves to

Mega Burshamo
A blazing marauder!!
Species: Blaze Pokémon
Type: Fire/Fighting
Height: 1.9m
Weight: 52.0kg
Ability: Speed Boost

When it mega evolves, it kicking power improves!
Its Ability "Speed Boost" makes its Speed increase!
Kimori
Type: Grass
Ability: Overgrow

Evolves to

Juptile
Type: Grass
Ability: Overgrow

Evolves to

Jukain
Type: Grass
Ability: Overgrow

Mega Evolves to

Mega Jukain
The first Grass/Dragon type in the series!!
Species: Forest Pokémon
Type: Grass/Dragon
Height: 1.9m
Weight: 55.2kg
Ability: Lightning Rod

Incredibly when it mega evolves, it gains the Dragon type!
When it uses "Leaf Storm", it detaches its giant tail.
It then fires the detached tail at the opponent.


Just how do you obtain this trio's Mega Stones...!?

Source: Corocoro Comic July 2014.

Article edited on 2014-06-11 04:42:13 by Adamant
May 15

Official Movie Website Updates with News on The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon

Posted by Adamant | May 15th 2014 at 11:16 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Nintendo 3DS, Movie, YouTube, Streetpass, The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon
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The official Pokemon movie website has updated with a feature on the upcoming movie tie-in game The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon (とうぞくと1000びきのポケモン). Translations follow:

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Free to play! A new Pokémon game based on "The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie"!

A new Pokémon game utilizing the Streetpass system!
Streetpass people and keep incrasing your Pokémon!
"The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon" will be available from Thursday June 5th!
*This game is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS download service. It will be available from Thursday June 5th to Tuesday September 30th

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The same setting as the movie!
Incredibly, the story is connected to this year's movie. You will go up against Marilyn Flame and Ninja Riot!
"The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon" is set in "Diamond Ore Country", just like this year's movie. The thieves Marilyn and Riot also appear in the movie. What are they planning to do? How does it relate to the movie's plot?
Marilyn
In the movie, she has a Mafoxy as her partner. What kind of Pokémon will she use in the game?
Riot
Despite being called a ninja thief, he's quite tough.

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It connects with the movie!
If you download "The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon" and then go see the movie in a theater, "something special" will happen!? This can then be further connected to "Pocket Monsters X/Y"!
With The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon, at a theater showing the Pokémon movie: Download "The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon" and go to a theater to watch "Pokémon the Movie XY: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie" to make "something special" happen!
With Pocket Monsters X/Y: Challenge that "special something", and something amazing will happen in "Pocket Monsters X/Y"!

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How to play
"The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon" is a game you play using the Nintendo 3DS Streetpass function! When you streetpass users that have the same game, you will gain more Harimaron, Fokko and Keromatsu! With a band of Pokémon in tow, battle the thieves that stand in your way! Streetpass a lot, gain a lot of Pokémon, and beat the thieves!
You assemble 1000 Pokémon and go for victory too!

For further information on how to play, how to download the game, etc, see the official Pocket Monsters website.

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Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/topics/thief_and_1000pokemon.php

Article edited on 2014-05-15 06:50:55 by Adamant
May 12

Pokémon Art Academy to be Released Worldwide

Posted by Sunain | May 12th 2014 at 10:54 AM EDT
Tags: Games, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS, Pokémon Art Academy
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Nintendo has revealed that Pokémon Art Academy will be released worldwide in 2014. The title will be released in Europe on July 4th, 2014 and in Australia and New Zealand on July 5th, 2014. It will be released in North America in the fall of 2014.

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Press Release - LEARN TO DRAW YOUR FAVORITE POKÉMON IN POKÉMON ART ACADEMY FOR NINTENDO 3DS

40 Unique Lessons Give Fans Step-By-Step Instruction for Drawing the Series’ Most Iconic Pokémon

REDMOND, Wash., May 12, 2014 – Grab your stylus and start your Pokémon-drawing journey in Pokémon Art Academy, launching this fall exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems. This Pokémon-themed installment of the Art Academy series offers Pokémon fans and budding illustrators alike 40 unique lessons to learn how to paint, sketch and draw beloved Pokémon characters in 2D. Along the way, students of Pokémon Art Academy can pick up actual illustration skills that they can transfer onto real canvas, or share their digital masterpieces with the world.

The Art Academy series made its debut on Nintendo DS in 2009, offering a comprehensive virtual art studio with a variety of realistically behaving art materials. Wield the stylus with tactile precision on the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS touch screen to use a plethora of paint, pencils and pastels. A hallmark of the Art Academy franchise is its easy-to-follow lessons with step-by-step guides that teach painting and drawing techniques. A friendly tutor takes students of all ages through these lessons, each of which breaks down complex-looking images into simple steps. Gradually, players pick up more new techniques that allow anyone to create artwork they can be proud of. Pokémon Art Academy boasts 40 lessons in which players can encounter favorite Pokémon from throughout the series, such as Pikachu, Oshawott, Charizard, Torchic, Fletchling and Fennekin.

“The Pokémon characters themselves are among the most endearing and enduring aspects of the Pokémon video games, with everyone having their own favorite,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Pokémon Art Academy lets fans deepen their connection with these iconic characters by providing detailed lessons teaching how to draw them on their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS in a straightforward and enjoyable way.”

Game Overview

The gameplay is designed so anyone can quickly begin illustrating Pokémon masterpieces and hone their skills at the academy as they draw through lessons using the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen. Players can unlock all of the options in the game, including a set of special lessons that include Mega Evolution Pokémon, once they’ve graduated. Players can even share their art via Miiverse, the SpotPass feature, and local wireless.

Features

  • Players can Bring their Pokémon artwork to life using a variety of tools
  • Players can Create amazing pictures with step-by-step lessons
  • Players can Post directly to Miiverse and show off their art
  • Players can Save their art to the SD Card and print it out
  • Players can Learn the basics of art, then graduate to more advanced techniques to become a real Pokémon artist
  • Players can Participate in dozens of art lessons to help improve their skills

Sources: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=41598 and http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/pfF0n2KqVPlrFfdOyxK7sqolDaoIuINt

Article edited on 2014-05-12 11:06:14 by Sunain
May 07

Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby and Pocket Monsters Alpha Sapphire to be released November 2014

Posted by Adamant | May 7th 2014 at 10:07 AM EDT
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS, Game, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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The official Japanese Pokémon site just revealed that remakes of Pocket Monsters Ruby and Pocket Monsters Sapphire, titled Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby 『ポケットモンスター オメガルビー』 and Pocket Monsters Alpha Sapphire 『ポケットモンスター アルファサファイア』, will be released this November.

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Press Release

INTRODUCING POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY AND POKÉMON ALPHA SAPPHIRE, AN EPIC ADVENTURE LAUNCHING WORLDWIDE IN NOVEMBER 2014 - May 7, 2014— The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will launch worldwide in November 2014, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. Pokémon fans will collect, battle, and trade Pokémon in a new adventure.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan-favourite hits on the Game Boy Advance system. The new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.

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

Article edited on 2014-05-07 11:40:24 by Sunain
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