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Sep 12

Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza Joins Groudon and Kyogre in ORAS

Posted by Sunain | September 12th 2014 at 11:27 PM EDT
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The Pokémon Company International released a press release today with new information about Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Pictures from the press release have been added to the Imageboard.

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Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza Joins Groudon and Kyogre in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

True powers of Groudon and Kyogre revealed; Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo, and Mega Gallade make their debut in the Hoenn region

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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that fan favourite Rayquaza, an incredibly powerful Pokémon, will join fellow Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games. This mysterious Dragon- and Flying-type Pokémon is said to descend to the planet’s surface when Groudon and Kyogre clash. Adding to its legend, Rayquaza is somehow related to the mystery of Mega Evolution. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will find out precisely how when the video games launch November 28, 2014, for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems.

True Powers of Groudon and Kyogre

Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre intensify their power under Primal Reversion, each obtaining an Ability that only Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre can possess.

Primal Groudon gains the Desolate Land Ability, which changes the weather condition to extremely harsh sunlight. Opponents cannot change the weather condition during extremely harsh sunlight, meaning moves like Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Sandstorm, and Hail will fail, and Water-type attacks will fizzle out. Abilities like Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream and Snow Warning will also fail to activate. Groudon can unleash a move unique to it alone, Precipice Blades, a powerful attack that can hit multiple opponents with an upward surge of sharp rocks.

Primal Kyogre’s exclusive Ability is Primordial Sea, which changes the weather condition to an oppressive heavy rain. As with extremely harsh sunlight, opponents cannot change the weather condition during heavy rain. The Abilities Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will fail to activate, and Fire-type attacks become ineffective as well. Kyogre has its own move that only it can use, Origin Pulse, an attack that can slam multiple opponents with water massed into ballistic orbs.

Team Magma and Team Aqua battle with Mega-Evolved Pokémon Team Magma is led by Maxie, who leads the team’s mission in seeking a world ideal for humanity. The organisation wishes to increase the landmass on the planet, adding to it so humanity can labour to achieve greater evolution and development. Team Magma thinks labouring for the equal coexistence of humanity and Pokémon is foolish and only holds back humanity’s progress.

During the team’s mission, Maxie battles with the Fire- and Ground-type Pokémon Camerupt, which can Mega Evolve into Mega Camerupt. Maxie wears a pair of Mega Glasses, set with a mysterious Key Stone needed to Mega Evolve his Pokémon. Players can battle with Camerupt, too, and when it Mega Evolves, its Ability changes to Sheer Force, which raises the power of all attacking moves that have an additional effect. But beware—the additional effects are ignored. Most of Mega Camerupt’s base stats are uniformly raised, but its Speed drops. It’s best to think of strategies where Mega Camerupt can be used as the second act in battle.

Team Aqua is led by Archie, who leads the team’s mission in increasing the size of the oceans in an effort to bring back the rich habitats lost to Pokémon due to humanity’s greed. Team Aqua believes the ocean is the font of all life, and by restoring it, its members think that they can re-create an ideal home for Pokémon.

During the team’s mission, Archie battles with the Water- and Dark-type Pokémon Sharpedo, which can Mega Evolve into Mega Sharpedo. Archie wears the Mega Anchor, set with a mysterious Key Stone needed to Mega Evolve his Pokémon. Players can battle with Sharpedo, too, and when it Mega Evolves, all of its stats show a boost, and its already high Attack is enhanced. Mega Sharpedo also gains the Strong Jaw Ability, which raises the power of bite attacks like Crunch.

A young Trainer named Wally and his Mega Gallade

When players begin their adventure, they will meet a timid young Trainer named Wally, who hails from Petalburg City. He hopes to be a strong Trainer despite being meek and shy. Tiny Ralts is the first Pokémon that Wally catches, and after it evolves into Kirlia and then Gallade, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Gallade. Players can encounter Ralts, too, and when they evolve it to Kirlia and use a Dawn Stone on a male Kirlia, it will evolve into Gallade. When Mega Evolved, Mega Gallade’s Ability changes to Inner Focus, which prevents it from flinching during battle. Its Attack and Speed stats also improve, making Mega Gallade an effective first-strike Pokémon.

Play the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version!

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo also announced today that players can start their next Hoenn-region adventure early with a special demo version of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games.

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version features gameplay that players won’t experience anywhere else. During the course of this early adventure, players are likely to encounter a familiar Pokémon that can now Mega Evolve. What’s more, this Mega-Evolved Pokémon can be brought into the full Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games. Reward items obtained during the Special Demo Version adventure can also be brought into the full game. Details about how to bring Pokémon and items into the full game will be announced soon.

More details about the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire special demo version will be announced soon.

Pokémon Bank and the Pokémon Global Link are compatible with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games will be compatible with Pokémon Bank and supported by the Pokémon Global Link from the day of release.

Pokémon Bank is an application and service that allows players to deposit, store, and manage their Pokémon in private Boxes on the Internet. Pokémon Bank is a powerful resource for players who like to obtain many different kinds of Pokémon, or for those who like to raise many Pokémon in preparation for battles and competitions!

Pokémon Bank is a paid service with an annual charge for usage.

The Pokémon Global Link is a linked website that uses players’ saved data and gameplay progress, helping to bring together Pokémon players from around the world. The Pokémon Global Link will continue to support the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games, as well as Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

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Article edited on 2014-09-12 11:39:46 by Sunain
Sep 11

Register ORAS or SSB in Europe and Get a Download Code for Pokémon Art Academy

Nintendo of Europe has announced that those that register a copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS in addition to registering a Nintendo 3DS or 2DS on Club Nintendo will receive a free download code for a game of their choice from a selection of games. One of the free games people can get is Pokémon Art Academy. Full details are listed in the press release.

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Expand your collection of top titles with the Nintendo 3DS Winter 2014 Bonus Game Promotion

11th September 2014 – With the winter season on its way, Nintendo has today announced a new promotion for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems, the Nintendo 3DS Winter 2014 Bonus Game Promotion, which is sure to appeal to users looking to expand their game collection in preparation for the colder months!

To take part in the Nintendo 3DS Winter 2014 Bonus Game Promotion, participants simply need to do both of the following:

  • Register a Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL system with Club Nintendo between 11th September 2014 and 12th January 2015 (23:59 local time); and…
  • Register a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (releasing 3rd October ), Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (both releasing 28th November) with Club Nintendo between 3rd October 2014 and 12th January 2015 (23:59 local time), and fill out the software registration survey – a required action if the copy of the game is purchased at retail.

In return, participants can request a free download code to download one of the following games from Nintendo eShop:

  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Yoshi's New Island
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe
  • Mario Golf: World Tour
  • Mario Party: Island Tour
  • Pokémon Art Academy

The free download code can be requested via a user’s Club Nintendo account, with the download code request needing to be completed by 12th February 2015 (23:59 local time). The download code will expire on 12th March 2015 (23:59 local time), and therefore will need to be redeemed by this time. Please note that Club Nintendo members whose age is below the age rating of a game cannot request a download code for that game.

Source: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2014/September/Expand-your-collection-of-top-titles-with-the-Nintendo-3DS-Winter-2014-Bonus-Game-Promotion-917410.html

Article edited on 2014-09-11 10:06:28 by Sunain
Sep 09

Phantom Forces Officially Announced / Shiny Mega Gengar and Diancie Distribution in Europe

Posted by Sunain | September 9th 2014 at 03:07 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release, X and Y, Event Pokémon
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Nintendo Europe has announced that Shiny Gengar and Diancie will distribute the Pokémon throughout Europe. GAME in the United Kingdom will distribute Shiny Gengar from October 15th, 2014 until November 5th, 2014 and then Diancie for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y from November 6th, 2014 through to November 28th, 2014. They will also be distributed at the same time in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy.

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Pokémon TCG: XY Phantom Forces

Pokémon TCG: XY Phantom Forces will be released on November 5th, 2014 and three cards from the set have been revealed. Click on each one for more details on the card.

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Burning Winds and Bolt Twister - Theme Decks

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Burning Winds: Carry a fiery storm under your wings with the Burning Winds theme deck! Let Talonflame light up the sky with Jet Shoot, while Venomoth stirs up a Dizzying Wind to keep a foe guessing—and with Yanmega’s Windfall to refill your hand, you can fly the unfriendly skies with ease. Add in Pyroar’s Flare Command and Loudred’s Energy Press to turn your opponent’s resources in your favor, and total air superiority could be yours!

Bolt Twister: Lightning and water make a dangerous combination—for your opponents! Galvantula can spin a bright Electroweb, while Heliolisk powers up its Parabolic Spark. At the same time, Kingler can drop the big Crabhammer, and Feraligatr’s Hyper Whirlpool is ready to pull the foe under. To maximize your odds, Frillish and Jellicent confuse and befuddle opposing Pokémon—sometimes the path to victory takes a few twists and turns, and sometimes you can bolt to the top!

Two Pokémon Character Distribution Treats, Shiny Gengar and Diancie, Are Coming to GAME this Autumn

Get Shiny Gengar holding a Gengarite Mega Stone and Mythical Pokémon Diancie for the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games. Gengar- EX , Mega Gengar- EX , and Diancie make their debut in Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces on November 5.

LONDON, UK—September 9, 2014—The Pokémon Company International today revealed that from October 15 until November 5, 2014, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game players in the United Kingdom can get a special Shiny Gengar holding a Gengarite Mega Stone via a special code distribution at any GAME store. Players can Mega Evolve this Shiny Gengar into Shiny Mega Gengar during battles. Also as an early Halloween treat from Pokémon, fans can purchase a Pokémon TCG: Gengar Spirit Link 2-Pack at selected GAME stores while stocks last beginning on October 15, 2014. Each Pokémon TCG: Gengar Spirit Link 2-Pack includes two 10-card booster packs from the Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists expansion, as well as the Gengar Spirit Link Pokémon Trainer card which debuts in the Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces expansion, launching on November 5, 2014.

Additionally, players can get the long-awaited Mythical Pokémon Diancie for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y at any GAME store from November 6 through to November 28, 2014. Once players receive Diancie via a special code printed on a receipt in store (no purchase necessary), they can transfer it into Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when the video games launch November 28, 2014 for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. After obtaining the Diancite Mega Stone in the new games, players can Mega Evolve Diancie into Mega Diancie during battles. When players pick up the Shiny Gengar and Diancie distribution code at GAME they can also pre-order Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and receive one of two legendary Pokémon figurines, Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre!

Both character distributions precede the launch of the Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces expansion on November 5, when Gengar-EX, Mega Gengar-EX, and Diancie make their Pokémon TCG debut.

Key features of Pokémon TCG: XY – Phantom Forces include:

  • Two new Mega Pokémon-EX cards— the expansion features the incredibly powerful Mega Gengar-EX and Mega Manectric-EX.
  • Seven new Pokémon-EX cards and four new full-art Pokémon-EX Rare Ultra cards—New Pokémon-EX cards include Gengar-EX, Manectric-EX, Malamar-EX, Florges-EX, Dialga-EX and Aegislash-EX.
  • New “Full Metal” Dialga-EX—Special card features etched artwork and solid “metal” colour.
  • Diancie Makes its Pokémon TCG Debut—Mythical Pokémon Diancie makes its debut in-step with the Diancie character distribution for the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games. The Diancie character distribution runs November 6 – November 28, 2014 at participating GAME stores.
  • Seven “Team Flare” Trainer cards and two special “Team Flare Hyper Gear” Pok é mon Tool cards— Seven Trainer cards feature Team Flare members like Lysandre and Xerosic. The two Team Flare Hyper Gear Pokémon Tool cards can be used to hinder opponent’s Pokémon, the first such cards in Pokémon TCG.
  • Booster Packs—Packs of 10 additional cards selected from the expansion.
  • Two New Theme Decks—60-card pre-constructed decks are designed to introduce players to the Pokémon TCG by enabling them to play right away.

Article edited on 2014-09-09 03:10:31 by Sunain
Sep 04

Pokémon: The Heritage Collection / Movie 17 Theatrical and DVD Release in Australia

Posted by Sunain | September 4th 2014 at 02:00 AM EDT
Tags: DVD, Press Release, VIZ Media
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Beyond Home Entertainment has announced some new products that will be released later in 2014 in Australia. The Pokémon: The Heritage Collection is a 54 DVD discs set that features over 168 hours of content in this limited edition collectors set beautifully presented in a Poké Ball resin mould. The set features all the episodes from the first 9 seasons of the English dub. The set will retail for $250 AUD. Full details of this set are available in the DVD database entry.

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Press Release - Pokémon Movie 17 Coming in December 2014 in Australia

The all-new, highly anticipated Pokémon movie – the seventeenth for the popular evergreen franchise – will be released by Beyond on DVD in December 2014. Titled Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, the film is the first from the new X & Y Generation, which in turn will be heralded by the arrival of two new Nintendo DS games, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, due for release in Australia in November, along with the release of new Pokémon toy lines and trading cards.

A limited theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand is being planned for Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, following on from a successful cinematic release in Pokémon’s home country of Japan, where the film grossed the equivalent of US$25 million dollars at the box office.

Beyond has scheduled Pokémon: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction for DVD release on 1 December, 2014.

Viz Media Re-releases Indigo League DVDs

Multiple retailers have added the re-release versions of the Pokémon Indigo League to their release schedules. The three separate sets are virtually identical to the ones released in 2007 except they have been repackaged in a 3 disc digi case. Also revealed was the Pokémon Indigo League DVD Complete Collection which will be released in North America on October 28th, 2014 for the suggested retail price of $50 USD. Details on these sets have also been added to the DVD database.

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Source: http://www.beyondhe.com.au/news/all-new-pokmon-movie-coming-in-december

Article edited on 2014-09-04 02:07:09 by Sunain
Aug 30

Pikachu amiibo

Posted by Sunain | August 30th 2014 at 12:12 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Super Smash Bros, amiibo
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The holiday shopping season began on August 29th, 2014 as the first 12 amiibo interactive figures became available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of $12.99USD each. The first dozen characters that are part of the Super Smash Bros. Collection are available for pre-order at select retailers and they are: Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer. More amiibo figures will be released in the future. Pikachu is number 10 in the collection.

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Source: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=41953

Article edited on 2014-08-30 12:23:56 by Sunain
Aug 29

New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL

Posted by Sunain | August 29th 2014 at 05:05 PM EDT
Tags: CD, Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, YouTube
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During the Nintendo Direct broadcast on August 29th, 2014, Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata (岩田 聡) revealed the New Nintendo 3DS and LL. The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL feature a C Stick camera analog control similar to the one on the Gamecube controller and it is placed above the A/B/X/Y buttons. New ZL and ZR shoulder buttons have also been added next to the L and R shoulder buttons. A faster CPU has been incorporated and these 3DS version feature the NFC reader incorporated into the system which will allow players to place the amiibo NFC figures on the bottom screen without having to use the upcoming 3DS NFC adapter. High resolution pictures from the broadcast are available on our Imageboard thread.

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A special Super Smash Bros Soundtrack CD will be available for people that purchase both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. The offer has been confirmed for the North American, European and Japanese Club Nintendo markets. Pikachu is featured on the cover and it is expected to feature some Pokémon tracks. Battle! (Trainer Battle) (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) is already confirmed on the Sample page link. The page also confirms Shota Kageyama from GAME FREAK who recently left the company and now works for SPICA MUSICA was one of the musicians who worked on new arrangements for Nintendo 3DS version. The CD has been added to our database and details will be updated as information becomes available.

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Battle! (Trainer Battle) (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) Sample


October 11th, 2014 Launch Date in Japan

New Nintendo 3DS systems will be released in Japan on October 11th, 2014 but Nintendo of America has confirmed they will not launch in North America or Europe in 2014. The New Nintendo 3DS LL will retail for 18,800 yen while the New Nintendo 3DS will retail for 16,000 yen.

Version Comparison Data

New Nintendo 3DS XL New Nintendo 3DS
Size 93.5mm high, 160mm wide,
21.5mm thick (when closed)
80.6mm high, 142mm wide,
21.6mm thick (when closed)
Weight Approximately 329 grams
(including Battery Pak, stylus and Micro SD Memory Card)
Approximately 253 grams
(including Battery Pak, stylus and Micro SD Memory Card)
Upper Screen 4.88 inches (diagonal)
Wide-screen LCD display showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 800 x 240 pixel resolution
400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D visuals
3.88 inches (diagonal)
Wide-screen LCD display showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 800 x 240 pixel resolution
400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D visuals
Lower Screen 4.18 inches (diagonal)
Touch-screen LCD showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 320 x 240 pixel resolution
3.33 inches (diagonal)
Touch-screen LCD showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 320 x 240 pixel resolution
Battery Duration
  • Approximately 3.5 to 7 hours when using Nintendo 3DS software
  • Approximately 7 to 12 hours when using Nintendo DS software
  • * Depending on the brightness of the screens, the battery duration varies. When the “automatic brightness adjustment” is on, the brightness of the screens changes automatically in accordance with the brightness of the surroundings and, therefore, the battery duration becomes longer in dark places and becomes shorter in bright places. Also, when the “energy saving mode” is on, the battery duration becomes longer.
  • * The above Battery Durations are rough indications and can be shorter depending on the status of use.
  • Approximately 3.5 to 6 hours when using Nintendo 3DS software
  • Approximately 6.5 to 10.5 hours when using Nintendo DS software
  • * Depending on the brightness of the screens, the battery duration varies. When the “automatic brightness adjustment” is on, the brightness of the screens changes automatically in accordance with the brightness of the surroundings and, therefore, the battery duration becomes longer in dark places and becomes shorter in bright places. Also, when the “energy saving mode” is on, the battery duration becomes longer .
  • * The above Battery Durations are rough indications and can be shorter depending on the status of use.

Nintendo Direct August 29th, 2014 (Japanese)


Sources: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/release/en/2014/140829.html, http://www.smashbros.com/us/music/ and http://club2.nintendo.com/smash-promo/

Article edited on 2014-08-29 05:13:20 by Sunain
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