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Apr 18

Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon on Disney XD Starts May 12th, 2017

Posted by Sunain | April 18th 2017 at 07:59 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, CITV, Sun & Moon
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The official English Pokémon website has finally announced that Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon will start airing on Disney XD in the United States starting on May 12th, 2017. The English dub series has already been airing on Teletoon in Canada and CITV in the United Kingdom.

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Watch Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon on Disney XD!

The latest season of Pokémon animation begins May 12 at its new home on Disney XD.

The adventures of Ash and friends continue in the Alola region with the debut of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon on Friday, May 12! Our heroes have many exciting new Pokémon to discover and interesting people to learn from along the way. More new faces will help guide Ash's latest journeys—but frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon. They'll have competition from the ruffians of Team Skull, who delight in causing chaos and may have more sinister intentions...

The first two episodes will air Friday, May 12, at 9 p.m. The third will air the next morning at Pokémon's normal time: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13. Come back later Saturday at 5 p.m. for a special presentation of Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel! Check your local listings to confirm the channel and time in your area.

Don't miss Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon starting Friday, May 12, on Disney XD!

Sources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/watch-pokemon-the-series-sun-moon-on-disney-xd/ and http://www.itv.com/hub/pokemon/1a6988

Article edited on 2017-04-18 07:59:48 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 13

The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza

Posted by Sunain | April 13th 2017 at 09:37 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced that a special egg event will take place to celebrate Easter from April 13th, 2017 until April 20th, 2017. Eggs have a greater variety of Pokémon, players earn more Candy from every hatched egg and can level up faster with double XP. Lucky Eggs are also 50% off in the in-game shop during the event.

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The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza

Trainers, Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to put a spring in your step—the Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza is nearly here! From 1:00 P.M. PDT on April 13 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on April 20, 2017, a greater variety of Pokémon can now be found in 2 km Eggs, so get cracking and see what you find! Your Egg-venture doesn’t stop there, though—you’ll also earn more Candy for every Egg you hatch!

Throughout this Eggstravaganza, you’ll also level up even faster with double XP! Combine this Egg-cellent bonus with a Lucky Egg, and you’ll earn four times the XP you normally would. To make this Eggstravaganza even sweeter, Lucky Eggs will be 50% off in the in-game shop!

Get out there, hatch some Eggs, and share your stories with us using #PokemonGO on your favorite social media channels.

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/eggstravaganza2017

Article edited on 2017-04-13 09:37:52 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 07

Mawilite, Beedrillite, Audinite and Medichamite Mega Stones Code

Posted by Sunain | April 7th 2017 at 09:13 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Mega Evolution, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The official Pokémon website has revealed a code for players of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon to receive the Mawilite, Beedrillite, Audinite and Medichamite Mega Stones items needed for Mawile, Beedrill, Audino, and Medicham to Mega Evolve during battle.

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Mega Stone Power Times Four

Add four more Mega Stones to your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game. Increase your stockpile of Mega Stones in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and give more Pokémon the power to Mega Evolve with a special code. When you enter the following password in your game, you'll receive Mawilite, Beedrillite, Audinite, and Medichamite Mega Stones, the items needed for Mawile, Beedrill, Audino, and Medicham to Mega Evolve during battle.

Mega Stones password: INTIMIDATE

These Pokémon aren't available in the wild in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon, but you can bring them into Pokémon Bank via Poké Transporter from earlier games. Pokémon will lose their items in the process, so this is currently the only way to get these Mega Stones in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon.

To get the four Mega Stones:

  1. Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  2. Select Receive Gift.
  3. Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, and then Yes again to connect to the Internet.
  4. Enter your password.
  5. Watch as you receive the Mega Stones.
  6. Speak to the deliveryman in any Pokémon Center to pick up your Mega Stones.
  7. Be sure to save your game!

Enjoy bigger battles with the force of Mega Evolution in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon with these awesome Mega Stones.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/mega-stone-power-times-four/

Article edited on 2017-04-07 09:14:01 by Sunain
Apr 07

Pokémon GO updated to version 0.61.0 for Android and 1.31.0 for iOS

Posted by Sunain | April 7th 2017 at 07:31 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Android, Apple iOS, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has posted the patch notes for Pokémon GO which has been updated to version 0.61.0 for Android and 1.31.0 for iOS.

Pokémon GO updated to version 0.61.0 for Android and 1.31.0 for iOS

Trainers, Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.61.0 for Android and 1.31.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.

  • Added Traditional Chinese language support.
  • Updated the Pokémon collection screen scroll bar.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Minor text fixes.

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/ver-update-040617

Article edited on 2017-04-07 07:32:49 by Sunain
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