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Aug 18

Monthly Famitsu featuring Pokémon Special

Posted by Sunain | August 18th 2014 at 02:14 AM EDT
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced that a special stream will be broadcast on NicoNico called the Monthly Famitsu featuring Pokémon Special (月刊ファミ通feat. ポケモンスペシャル) on August 26th, 2014 at 10pm JST (9am EST). The stream will be hosted by Ayana Tsubaki (椿姫彩菜) and Bunbunmaru (ブンブン丸). The Pokémon Company President and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara will make an appearance along with two other unannounced people. Voice actors Nobuhiko Okamoto (岡本信彦) and Aoi Yūki (悠木碧), who is known to fans as the voice of Iris, will be special guests. During the stream, information on a shocking new project will be announced.

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Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pokefamifeat/ and http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv189764569

Article edited on 2014-08-18 02:51:01 by Sunain
Aug 15

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Reach 4 Million Copies Sold in the United States

Posted by Sunain | August 15th 2014 at 03:58 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii U, Pokémon X and Y, X and Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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Nintendo released information about the sale of their software up to July 2014 in the United States. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have sold a combined 4 Million copies in the United States alone now.

MILLION-MILE MARKERS: MARIO KART 8 CROSSES 1 MILLION, NINTENDO 3DS SOFTWARE HITS 40 MILLION

Mario Kart 8 has now sold more than 1 million total units in the United States alone, becoming the second Wii U game to cross that milestone, along with New Super Mario Bros. U (1.69 million). Mario Kart 8 continues to drive momentum for the Wii U platform. Through the first seven months of 2014, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by nearly 60 percent and more than 135 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013.

Notable Wii U games on the way this year include: Hyrule Warriors (Sept. 26), Bayonetta 2 (October), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Holiday) and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Holiday). These games will be joined by amiibo, Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category, which will launch this holiday season. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first game to support amiibo. Other games that will support amiibo include Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with more to come.

The continued strength of the Nintendo 3DS platform can be attributed to the breadth and quality of its overall lineup of software. To date, more than 40 million Nintendo 3DS software units have been sold in the United States alone. This includes 41 titles with a Metacritic score of 80 or higher, seven of which have a score of 90 or higher; and nine games that have sold at least 1 million units in the U.S. alone:

• Mario Kart 7: 3.48 million
• Super Mario 3D Land: 3.09 million
• New Super Mario Bros. 2: 2.28 million
• Pokémon X: 2.10 million
• Pokémon Y: 2.01 million
• The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 1.39 million
• Animal Crossing: New Leaf: 1.36 million
• Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: 1.33 million
• The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: 1.09 million

Four of the 10 best-selling software SKUs for July are exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS platform. This includes Tomodachi Life, which finished at No. 5 and sold more than 85,000 units in its second month, and Pokémon Y (No. 8), Pokémon X (No. 9) and Mario Kart 7 (No. 10). Those last three games appeared on the list despite being on the market for 10 months, 10 months and 31 months, respectively. The lineup for Nintendo 3DS will be bolstered by three of the most anticipated games of 2014: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Oct. 3) and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Nov. 21).​

Source: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=41899
Jul 29

Gamescom 2014 Vivillon Distribution / Shigeki Morimoto Battle Contest

Posted by Sunain | July 29th 2014 at 01:51 PM EDT
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Gamescom is a video game convention held annually at the in Cologne, Germany which will be open to the public on August 14th, 2014. A Poké Ball pattern Vivillon will be distributed via serial code to visitors of the convention.

Shigeki Morimoto (森本茂樹), a lead game designer and programmer at Game Freak for the Pokémon series will be on-hand at the convention. He will be holding an autograph session and will battle 6 people that applied and were selected to participate.

It was also revealed that special video message from Junichi Masuda about Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be shown at the convention.

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Press Release - Nintendo präsentiert auf der gamescom fantastische Pokémon-Highlights

Auf die Fans warten Pokémon-Entwickler Shigeki Morimoto, tolle Wettbewerbe, ein Pokémon, das nur auf der gamescom erhältlich ist, und vieles mehr

Die gamescom dürfen sich echte Videospiel-Fans ohnehin nicht entgehen lassen. Die Freunde der Pokémon aber haben am 14. August gleich doppelt Anlass, nach Köln zu reisen. Denn an diesem Tag erwartet sie am Nintendo-Stand in Halle 9.1 ein ganz besonderer Stargast: Shigeki Morimoto, der leitende Entwickler des Kampfsystems der Pokémon-Spiele. Er wird nicht nur Autogramme geben, sondern auch für spannende Wettkämpfe in Pokémon X und Pokémon Y bereit stehen. Nintendo sucht dafür sechs Herausforderer, die sich bis zum 8. August auf der Aktionsseite von nintendo.de bewerben können. Im Rahmen des Wettkampfs wird am Nintendo-Stand außerdem eine exklusive Video-Botschaft von Junichi Masuda von GAME FREAK zu den neuesten Editionen Pokémon Omega Rubin und Pokémon Alpha Saphir ausgestrahlt. Außerdem können die Fans an jedem Messetag ein Pokémon ergattern, das in Deutschland nur auf der gamescom erhältlich ist, sofern sie ihren Nintendo 3DS oder Nintendo 2DS samt Pokémon X oder Pokémon Y mitbringen: das besondere Pokémon Vivillon mit Pokéball-Muster. Damit nicht genug, besteht zusätzlich im Cosplay Village in Halle 10.1 täglich die Gelegenheit, an einem Pokémon Cosplay-Fotowettbewerb teilzunehmen.

Er ist aus der Geschichte der Pokémon nicht wegzudenken. Seit 1996, seit den allerersten Pokémon-Videospielen - Pokémon Rote Edition und Pokémon Grüne Edition bzw. Pokémon Blaue Edition - gehört Shigeki Morimoto zum Entwicklerteam der Kult-Serie. Er ist derjenige, der die Statuswerte und Attacken der vielen verschiedenen Pokémon festlegt und für die richtige Balance in den Kämpfen sorgt. Der begabte Entwickler mit dem persönlichen Lieblings-Pokémon Mew ist zugleich ein begnadeter Pokémon-Trainer. Und wer es sich zutraut, gegen ihn anzutreten, sollte sich auf der Aktionsseite von nintendo.de für einen Live-Wettkampf mit Shigeki Morimoto bewerben. Die Battles werden am 14. August am Nintendo-Stand in den Spielen Pokémon X und Pokémon Y ausgetragen. Bei zwei Gelegenheiten – jeweils um 12:00 Uhr und um 15:00 Uhr - haben insgesamt sechs Besucher der gamescom die Chance, es mit dem Meister aufzunehmen. Unabhängig davon, ob sie den Wettkampf vor Ort gewinnen oder nicht, erhalten die sechs Teilnehmer einen Gutschein für eines der kommenden Nintendo-Spiele Pokémon Omega Rubin oder Pokémon Alpha Saphir. Nach den jeweiligen Wettkämpfen sind alle Fans zu einer Autogrammstunde mit Shigeki Morimoto eingeladen. Sie sollten also unbedingt ihr Lieblingsstück aus der Pokémon Welt mitbringen, um dieses signieren zu lassen. Fans sollten auf jeden Fall pünktlich erscheinen, da die Autogramm-Möglichkeit zeitlich begrenzt ist.

Und sie dürfen sich auf ein weiteres Highlight freuen: Junichi Masuda von GAME FREAK wird zu den neuesten Editionen Pokémon Omega Rubin und Pokémon Alpha Saphir eine exklusive Videobotschaft an die Pokémon-Fans auf der gamescom richten.

Alle, die einen der aktuellen Titel - Pokémon X oder Pokémon Y - besitzen, sollten an einem der Messetage auf jeden Fall mit ihrem Nintendo 3DS beim Nintendo-Stand vorbeischauen. Dort erhalten sie, so lange der Vorrat reicht, einen Seriencode, mit dem sie das besondere Pokémon Vivillon mit Pokéball-Muster für ihre Spielversion* bekommen können.

Ein besonders kreativer Wettbewerb findet während der Dauer der gamescom im Cosplay Village in Halle 10.1 statt. Wer die Messe in einem Pokémon-Kostüm besucht, hat dort die Möglichkeit, sich von einer professionellen Fotografin ablichten zu lassen. Eine Jury wählt später die Fotos mit den besten Kostümen aus und präsentiert diese auf der offiziellen Facebook-Seite von Nintendo. Dort hat dann jeder die Möglichkeit, mittels Like-Button oder Kommentar abzustimmen. Der Cosplayer, dessen Foto die meisten Likes bzw. Kommentare einheimst, gewinnt ein Nintendo Fan-Paket. Obendrein verlost Nintendo lustige Goodies unter allen Facebook-Freunden, die an der Abstimmung teilnehmen.

Fazit: Auf der diesjährigen gamescom - und danach - gibt es für die Pokémon-Fans viel zu erleben und viel zu gewinnen. Die neue Pokémon-Region, die es im August zu entdecken gilt, heißt eindeutig Köln.

Article edited on 2014-07-29 01:54:02 by Sunain
Jul 28

Pokémon Launches Official World Championships Website, Streaming Schedule Announced, Aegislash

Posted by Sunain | July 28th 2014 at 12:47 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon World Championships, Event Pokémon, Twitch
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The 2014 Pokémon World Championships will take place in Washington D.C., United States on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 and Sunday August 17th, 2014. An official stream will be provided for people to view via Twitch and we will host that stream here on PocketMonsters.net those two days.

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Pokémon Launches Official World Championships Website, Streaming Schedule Announced

The Pokémon Company International has launched its official 2014 Pokémon World Championships website (Pokemon.com/Worlds) for fans to keep up with all the action from the event. Taking place August 16-17 in Washington, DC, the event will be streamed live on the official site via the Twitch.tv/Pokémon Live Player, featuring a full day of select Pokémon TCG and video game matches on Saturday, August 16 and all three divisions, six matches total, of the final Pokémon TCG and video game matches on Sunday, August 17. A full event schedule is below. Pokémon TCG and video game players from more than 30 countries will be battling for scholarships, prizes, and the title of Pokémon World Champion.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
14:00 BST - Opening Ceremony
14:30 BST - 22:00 BST - Pokémon Video Game Streaming
22:00 BST - 1:00 BST - Pokémon TCG Streaming

Sunday, August 17, 2014
14:00 BST - TCG Masters top 4
14:30 BST - 20:00 BST - Pokémon TCG Finals (Junior, Senior, and Masters Divisions)
20:00 BST - 23:00 BST - Pokémon Video Game Finals (Junior, Senior, and Masters Divisions)
23:00 BST - Closing Ceremony

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/

Get Aegislash!

Get an awesome Aegislash at the 2014 Pokémon World Championships via local wireless distribution! The Lv. 50 Aegislash is well-built for Double Battles, especially because it can use Wide Guard. This move protects Aegwitislash and any allies in play from attacks that target multiple Pokémon per turn. It’s really difficult for Aegislash to learn this move through normal gameplay—it's only available as an Egg Move, and multiple steps are required! The Aegislash distribution will take place on Saturday August 16th, 2014 and Sunday August 17th, 2014. Aegislash is level 50, had the Ability: Stance Change, is holding the Item: Sitrus Berry and knows the Moves: Wide Guard, King's Shield, Shadow Ball and Flash Cannon.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/info/aegislash/

Article edited on 2014-07-28 12:50:23 by Sunain
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 10

Charizard Distribution at GAME UK

Posted by Sunain | July 10th 2014 at 11:43 AM EDT
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GAME has announced they will be distributing a Charizard holding a Mega Stone for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y but it will also be available on Nintendo Zone.

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Press Release - Charizard is heating things up at GAME UK this summer!

Check out the latest Pokémon TCG: XY—Flashfire expansion and get a sizzling-hot Charizard holding a Mega Stone for your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y video game at GAME UK'

July 10th 2014, LONDON: From July 11th to August 10th, Pokémon fans can head to participating GAME stores to get a fiery Charizard for their Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game via Nintendo Zone.

This Charizard is holding the Mega Stone that enables it to Mega Evolve during battle, becoming even more powerful than before! Pokémon X players will get a Charizard holding a Charizardite Y Mega Stone. The Charizard that Pokémon Y players get will be holding a Charizardite X.

Players heading to GAME should bring their copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system.

GAME will also feature the recently released Pokémon TCG: XY—Flashfire expansion, where fan-favourite Charizard appears on several cards.

Charizard will be available at GAME UK only until August 10, so it’s the perfect trip to make during the long summer holiday!

For shops without access to Nintendo Zone, Charizard fans can ask for a special code at the till.

Article edited on 2014-07-11 02:39:23 by Sunain
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