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Feb 21

Pokémon Day - February 27th, 2017

The Pokémon Company International has announced the Pokémon Day 2017 festivities for the United States. It should be an exciting day for all fans of the franchise. It was also revealed that a new line of Pokémon Gallery Figures will be heading exclusively to the United States Pokémon Center website on Pokémon Day. A special Pikachu will also be appearing in Pokémon Go wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day.

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Celebrate Pokémon Day on February 27

Pokémon Day is February 27, commemorating the launch of the very first Pokémon games in Japan way back in 1996. To celebrate the milestone, several events and promotions are planned, leading up through the big day! The fun starts at the #PokemonDay social hub, where we will be updating a gallery of your Pokémon photo memories. Use the hashtag #PokemonDay to share your best Pokémon moments.

  • Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.
  • Pokémon Day marks the debut of the new Gallery Figures collection in the Pokémon Center. The first set includes awesome figures of Eevee, Mew, Magikarp, and Pikachu—each performing its signature attack. These figures were designed specifically for the Pokémon Center, so this is the first time anyone will be able to get their hands on them.
  • Starting on Pokémon Day, revisit some of the best big-screen moments of Ash and his friends with a movie marathon on Pokémon TV. For a limited time, watch the original classic Pokémon: The First Movie, as well as Pokémon 4Ever and Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions in their entirety. Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV here on Pokemon.com and on the Pokémon TV mobile apps. But these movies will be available for only a limited time, so don't miss them!
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is starting its Pokémon Day festivities early, with extra Trainer Tokens available on the Bonus Wheel for the entire week leading up to Pokémon Day. Then, be sure to log in to your game on Pokémon Day for an extra-special Daily Bonus. Remember that you can play the Pokémon TCG Online on your computer, iPad, or Android tablet. Battle today and through Pokémon Day for bigger rewards!
  • Don't forget that right now you can head to your local participating GameStop store to get a Bottle Cap for your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon video game. This item lets you boost the individual strength of one of your Pokémon's stats via Hyper Training, making the Pokémon even more ready for your next big battle! Bottle Cap codes will be available at GameStop until March 5.
  • Pikachu lends its brilliant features to the new Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL. This limited-edition New Nintendo 3DS XL is launching just a couple of days before Pokémon Day, and it's sure to be popular, so check it out while you can. Visit the product page on Nintendo.com for more details.
  • If you're looking for even more Pokémon animation fun for your Pokémon Day celebrations, you can find Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel on the iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon Video on February 27. Plus, check out a special Pokémon the Series: Gold & Silver TV episode bundle featuring Ash's adventures throughout the Johto region. With this collection of episodes and the latest Pokémon movie, you'll be ready to host the perfect Pokémon Day party!
  • Pokémon Day is a good reminder that big promotions are going on in Pokémon Shuffle, too. The popular Nintendo 3DS game is celebrating two years of challenging fans with puzzle fun. Take a look at the in-game notifications to get more details on these upcoming opportunities.
  • Head to Twitch.tv/Pokemon for an all-day celebration of Pokémon competitions, showing many of the most memorable matches from the Pokémon TCG, video games, and Pokkén Tournament from the past several years. See your favorite players from around the globe as we broadcast epic Championship battles, including some from recent Pokémon World Championships.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/celebrate-pokemon-day-on-february-27/

Pikachu Parties in Pokémon GO!

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Keep your eye out for a special Pikachu wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day! Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pikachu-parties-in-pokemon-go/

Put Your Favorite Pokémon on Display

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The new Gallery Figures collection launches in the Pokémon Center on Pokémon Day.

Pokémon fans will definitely want to take a look at the new Gallery Figures collection coming to the Pokémon Center on Pokémon Day, February 27. These high-quality figures were created for the Pokémon Center in the United States, meaning this is the first time they have ever been available anywhere in the world.

The first four Gallery Figures depict some well-known Pokémon as they perform an attack: Mew using Psychic, Eevee using Swift, Magikarp using Splash, and Pikachu using its iconic Thunderbolt attack. Each figure is mounted on the same size base, making it easy to put them on display. Plus, this is only the first set of Gallery Figures planned for launch in the Pokémon Center—check back throughout the year for details on upcoming collectibles.

Check out the Pokémon Gallery Figures collection on February 27 in the Pokémon Center!

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/put-your-favorite-pokemon-on-display/

Article edited on 2017-02-24 07:27:20 by Sunain
Feb 08

Saori's Kairiky - Event Pokémon Distribution

Posted by Sunain | February 8th 2017 at 02:45 AM EST
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Center, YouTube, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Store, 7-Eleven
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced a tie-in Event Pokémon Distribution with an advertising campaign for Pokémon Sun and Moon with Olympic Gold Medalist Saori Yoshida (吉田 沙保里) that began in late January 2017. Saori is a highly decorated Japanese freestyle wrestler and the commercials for the games feature Saori and Kairiky.

Saori's Kairiky (サオリのカイリキー) will be distributed at participating 7-Eleven, Tsutaya, Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores from February 8th, 2017 until February 28th, 2017.

Saori's Kairiky Details

Kairiky's are characterized for having high attack power and are a Pokémon which can be used for a big battle. Normally, Kairiky is a rare Pokémon that can not be obtained unless it evolves through a trade with other players! Saori's Kairiky knows a lot of moves that Saori Yoshida likes.

Pokémon Info
Image Level: 34
OT: サオリ (Saori)
Held Item: None
Attack 1: Double-Edge
Attack 2: Bulk Up
Attack 3: Strength
Attack 4: Quick Guard
Ability: Guts

Wonder Card

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YouTube - Sun and Moon Commercials featuring Saori


Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2017/01/170207_gm01.html

Article edited on 2017-02-08 02:56:08 by Sunain
Jan 24

Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted by Sunain | January 24th 2017 at 07:44 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS
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Nintendo announced that the Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL will be released in North America on February 24th, 2017 for $199USD.

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New Games Starring Mario, Yoshi and Pikmin Coming to Nintendo 3DS in 2017

Nintendo 3DS Starts the Year with New Games, a Pikachu-Themed New Nintendo 3DS XL System, New amiibo and Discounted Prices on Classic Games
REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 24, 2017 – After the most successful quarter of software sales in Nintendo 3DS history fueled by the record-breaking sales of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, the portable Nintendo 3DS system kicks off 2017 with the debut of a Pikachu-themed New Nintendo 3DS XL system, new entertaining and engaging games for the entire family, the introduction of new amiibo cards, and discounts on many popular games.

“Nintendo 3DS is a portal to one-of-a-kind Nintendo adventures starring classic characters like Mario, Yoshi and all of their friends,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our hit system offers a wide variety of memorable experiences for adventurers of all ages.”

Nintendo 3DS fans will be able to enjoy all of the following in 2017:

Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL: On Feb. 24, an electrifying new design for the New Nintendo 3DS XL hardware will hit store shelves. The colorful yellow system sports a charming drawing of popular Pokémon Pikachu on the cover and will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

Article edited on 2017-01-24 07:45:51 by Sunain
Jan 11

Pokémon Sun and Moon Version 1.1 Patch

Posted by Sunain | January 11th 2017 at 07:00 PM EST
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo eShop, Patches, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The Pokémon Sun and Moon Version 1.1 patch is now available to download from the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo's official English patch notes only list that "Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience." The Japanese Nintendo support page though lists a few specific changes that this patch includes.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Version 1.1 Patch Notes

  • Fixes a problem with the Memento and Parting Shot moves that caused them to not work properly.
  • Fixes a issue with Rocky Helmet which caused the wrong player to be declared the winner when the opponent knocks out when the player is also knocked out.
  • Fixes a problem which caused certain Pokémon to learn a move when evolving.
  • Additionally, it fixed some problems so that players can play the games move comfortably.

Rocky Helmet Item / Memento and Parting Shot Moves Detailed info on bugs from Version 1.0

Rocky Helmet Item: If the holder of Rocky Helmet takes damage, the attacker will also be damaged upon contact. Normally, in a situation where there are only two Pokémon remaining on the battlefield and one of them is knocked out by an attack and the attacker is also knocked out from the damage inflicted by Rocky Helmet, the player with the Pokémon that was holding the Rocky Helmet would lose the battle. For now, the player with the Pokémon holding Rocky Helmet will win the battle.

Memento and Parting Shot Moves: We've discovered a bug that affects the moves Memento and Parting Shot during online battles using Battle Spot. While we fix this bug, Memento and Parting Shot will be prohibited in Free Battles, Rating Battles, and Online Competitions in Battle Spot. If any of the Pokémon in your Battle Team has either of these moves, you won't be able to start a battle.

eShop QR Codes for Version 1.1 Patch Download

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Sources: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/support/3ds/soft/bnda/update/index.html, http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25400/p/430 and https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/7ebb394e-2b6e-4f3b-95e7-09dfb9888727

Article edited on 2017-01-11 10:27:13 by Sunain
Oct 27

More new Pokémon and Features Annouced for Pokémon Sun and Moon

Posted by Sunain | October 27th 2016 at 10:08 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, YouTube, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new information for the upcoming games Pokémon games Sun and Moon. Images from the press release have been added to our Imageboard thread.

MORE NEW POKÉMON AND FEATURES ANNOUNCED FOR POKÉMON SUN AND POKÉMON MOON!

Eight new Pokémon, new gameplay features and a special Z-Move revealed for upcoming Pokémon games.
The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo showcased new information for the latest games in the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, coming to Europe on 23 November and available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

The following new Pokémon have been revealed:

Decidueye Incineroar Primarina
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Type: Grass/Ghost Type: Fire/Dark Type: Water/Fairy
The Arrow Quill Pokémon Decidueye is the fully evolved form of the Grass- and Flying-type first-partner Pokémon Rowlet. Decidueye attacks with astonishing speed, plucking arrow quills from its wings to send them hurtling towards its target with precise aim. This Pokémon is able to move about whilst completely masking its presence from others. Decidueye is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Spirit Shackle. This new Ghost-type move hits an opponent and makes it unable to leave the battle—it can’t flee or switch out. The Heel Pokémon Incineroar is the fully evolved form of the Fire-type first-partner Pokémon Litten. As Incineroar’s fighting spirit increases, the flames it produces within its body burst from its navel and waistline. These flames resemble a championship belt, which it uses to unleash its moves. Incineroar is the only Pokémon able to learn the move Darkest Lariat. This new Dark-type physical attack allows Incineroar to deal damage to an enemy whilst ignoring the effects of any stat changes on that enemy. The Soloist Pokémon Primarina is the fully evolved form of the Water-type first-partner Pokémon Popplio. As Primarina dances, it releases balloons of water and controls their movement using the sound waves from its voice. Primarina uses some of these balloons to jump on and maneuver in battle whilst others explode when touched, which can trigger chained explosions. Primarina is the only Pokémon that can learn Sparkling Aria, a new Water-type special move which heals the burns of any target it strikes.

Cosmog Alolan Persian
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Type: Psychic Type: Dark
The Nebula Pokémon Cosmog is extremely rare, known only to a select few across Alola. Named by the Aether Foundation, Cosmog is very curious, and its gaseous body is so lightweight that it’s sent flying when the wind blows. When light falls on the Pokémon, Cosmog can absorb it and grow bigger. Alolan Persian is highly intelligent and doesn’t like to grow attached to its Trainer, making it something of a difficult Pokémon to have as a battle partner. The round face of Alolan Persian is a symbol of the rich Alola region, and it is held to be a Pokémon of great beauty. Its exquisite coat shines with the glow of high quality and enchants both humans and Pokémon. For this reason, it is a very popular Pokémon in the Alola region.

Also unveiled were three Alola region guardian deities—Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini:
Tapu Lele Tapu Bulu Tapu Fini
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Type: Psychic/Fairy Type: Grass/Fairy Type: Water/Fairy
Tapu Lele is the guardian deity of Akala island. This Pokémon scatters glowing scales that have physical effects on others—providing stimulation to their bodies and healing their illnesses or injuries. Tapu Lele has the Ability Psychic Surge, an Ability that no other Pokémon has previously had. With Psychic Surge, the field will be turned into Psychic Terrain, which boosts the power of any Psychic-type moves used by Pokémon on the ground and prevents them from being hit by priority moves. Tapu Bulu is the guardian deity of Ula’ula Island. This Pokémon has the power to manipulate vegetation and cause it to grow. It can use this power to make its wooden horns change shape and grow larger. Tapu Bulu has the Ability Grassy Surge, an Ability that no other Pokémon has previously had. With Grassy Surge, the field will be turned into Grassy Terrain, boosting the power of any Grass-type moves used by Pokémon on the ground and restoring a bit of HP to them each turn. It also halves the damage taken from the moves Earthquake, Magnitude and Bulldoze. Tapu Fini is the guardian deity of Poni Island. This Pokémon is able to attack by manipulating water. It does not like to risk being harmed during battle, so it creates a thick fog to disorient its opponents and lead them to their own destruction. Tapu Fini has the Ability Misty Surge, an Ability that no other Pokémon has previously had. With Misty Surge, the field will be turned into Misty Terrain, halving the damage taken by Pokémon on the ground from Dragon-type moves and preventing them from being afflicted with status conditions or confusion.

All of the guardian deities can use the special Z-Move Guardian of Alola. When using this Z-Move, the Pokémon closes its shell and a huge avatar appears from the ground to attack the opposing Pokémon, dealing damage equal to 75 percent of the target’s remaining HP.

In previous adventures in the Pokémon series, the Pokémon League was always the ultimate stage for battle. The Pokémon League housed the Elite Four (four Pokémon Trainers with powerful Pokémon partners) and the Champion (who reigned as the region’s top Trainer), all awaiting challengers. In the Alola region, there is no Pokémon League yet—but it seems that there are plans to construct one at the peak of a certain mountain. After your major achievement in completing the island challenge, will the day come when you also take on the Pokémon League to become the strongest Pokémon Trainer?

Red Blue
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Somewhere in Alola, you’ll find the Battle Tree. It’s a place where Trainers who have completed their island challenge, or who are strong enough to have done so, battle one another. You can scout an opponent you’ve won against so they can partner and fight alongside you in future battles. You may even see some familiar faces, including the Trainers Red and Blue from the Kanto region!

Cynthia Wally
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YouTube Trailer - Discover the Final Evolutions of the Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon!


Article edited on 2016-10-27 10:53:22 by Sunain
Oct 27

Nintendo Earnings Release for the Six-Month Period Ended September 2016

Posted by Sunain | October 27th 2016 at 09:08 AM EDT
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon GO Plus
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When Nintendo, Niantic and The Pokémon Company announced that they would bring a mainstream Pokémon game to the Apple iOS and Google Android mobile phone market, there was much speculation that this was Nintendo finally caving to public pressure to finally release games on non-Nintendo manufactured systems which would reduce sales and overall profit for Nintendo. The reverse actually came true as Nintendo announced during their October 27th, 2016 Earnings Release for the Six-Month Period Ended September 2016 that the release of Pokémon GO in July helped the sales of the Nintendo 3DS and related Pokémon games.

Nintendo also announced that combined Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire sales have reached 13.18 million copies sold worldwide as of September 2016.

U.S. Nintendo 3DS Hardware Sell-Through Trends
thumbnail "This graph shows Nintendo 3DS hardware sell-through trends in the U.S. compared with sell-through for the previous period. In the U.S., the previously-released Nintendo 2DS was dropped to an even more affordable price, and promotional activities aimed at children and parents were effective in increasing sales. The release of Pokémon GO on July 6th also led to a major increase in sales of the Nintendo 3DS family systems, where consumers can enjoy past titles in the Pokémon series. The trend here is higher than that for the previous period, and we are maintaining this momentum as we head into the holiday season."

U.S. Nintendo 3DS First-Party Software Sell-Through Trends
thumbnail "This graph shows Nintendo 3DS first-party software in the U.S. compared with sell-through for the previous period. In the U.S., promotional activities aimed at children and parents were effective in increasing sales, and there was solid growth in sales for evergreen titles and Nintendo Selects games such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. The release of Pokémon GO also provided a bump in sales for the Pokémon series, and as a result, sales here have also surpassed those in the previous period."

Europe Nintendo 3DS Hardware Sell-Through Trends
thumbnail "This graph shows Nintendo 3DS hardware sell-through trends in Europe compared with sell-through for the previous period. As in the U.S., the release of Pokémon GO across Europe starting in July spurred momentum for hardware sales."

Europe Nintendo 3DS First-Party Software Sell-Through Trends
thumbnail "This graph shows Nintendo 3DS first-party software sell-through trends in Europe compared with sell- through for the previous period. In the European market, we again see the boost in Pokémon series titles in July, but this is supported by new titles such as Kirby: Planet Robobot, Fire Emblem Fates Birthright/Conquest, and Monster Hunter Generations, for which Nintendo provided distribution in Europe. Evergreen titles and Nintendo Selects titles also sold well. Overall software sales are vigorous, outpacing the previous period. "

Pokémon GO increased Virtual Console Sales
thumbnail "Over the summer, the smart device application Pokémon GO became a major hit and a social phenomenon. This has sparked increased interest in Pokémon-related software. Previous entries in the Pokémon series playable on the Nintendo 3DS system were Pokémon X and Pokémon Y in 2013 and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in 2014. We also released the original games in this series, Pokémon Red, Pokémon Green, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Pikachu, as downloadable Virtual Console titles in February this year. These Pokémon series titles have seen an increase in sales despite having been on the market for some time already. "

Pokémon Series Sell-Through Trends
thumbnail "This graph shows the month-on-month sales of titles in the Pokémon series in Japan, the U.S. and Europe, as mentioned earlier in the presentation. As you can see, the release of Pokémon GO in July led to a major upsurge in sales, particularly for the U.S. and European markets. We can clearly see that the release of Pokémon GO has raised interest in Pokémon and contributed to a resurgence of sales for previously-released Pokémon titles."

Nintendo 3DS Hardware Sell-Through Trends
thumbnail "Similarly, this graph shows the month-on-month sales for Nintendo 3DS family systems. You can see that there is a peak in July for hardware as well, following the release of Pokémon GO."

Pokémon GO Plus
thumbnail "We launched the Pokémon GO Plus accessory on September 16th to provide a more comfortable play experience for Pokémon GO. Demand far exceeded our expectations and production has not caught up, leading to product shortages. We apologize to the consumers and distributors affected by this. We are planning to expand production as needed, and will continue to produce and ship additional units."

Sources: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/161027_2e.pdf and https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/161026_2e.pdf

Article edited on 2016-10-27 09:50:48 by Sunain
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