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May 25

New Pokémon GO Details Revealed

Posted by Sunain | May 25th 2016 at 11:20 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO
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The Pokémon Company International posted a press release giving more details about the upcoming game Pokémon GO. Press release screenshots have been added to our imageboard thread.

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Press Release - NEW POKÉMON GO DETAILS REVEALED

Battle mechanics and more unveiled for upcoming Pokémon mobile game
May 25, 2016 — The Pokémon Company and Niantic, Inc., today revealed new details about their upcoming mobile release, Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO will allow players to find and catch more than a hundred different Pokémon as they explore their surroundings. As players move through the world around them, their phones will vibrate to let them know a Pokémon is nearby. Once they have encountered a Pokémon, they can attempt to catch it by using the phone’s touch screen to throw a Poké Ball. Poké Balls and other special items can be found at PokéStops, which are located at interesting places such as public art installations, historical markers, and monuments. During gameplay, Pokémon GO players will be encouraged to join one of three teams and engage in Gym battles with other teams. After joining a team, players will gain the ability to assign their Pokémon to Gyms. Like PokéStops, Gyms can be found at real locations in the world.

Battling is essential to any Pokémon game, and Pokémon GO is no different. Players can battle using the Pokémon they’ve caught to gain control of a Gym. By using their own Pokémon’s attacks and dodging incoming attacks by swiping left and right on the screen, Pokémon GO players can defeat the defending Pokémon to reduce the Gym’s Prestige. Once the Gym’s Prestige reaches zero, the defending team loses control of the Gym, and the victor’s Pokémon can be assigned to defend the Gym. When a team has control of a Gym, team members can increase its Prestige and level by training their Pokémon with other defending Pokémon. As the Gym gets to a higher level, the defending team gains the ability to assign more Pokémon to defend it. They can also team up with friends and battle together at a rival Gym to take down stronger Gyms faster.

In Pokémon GO, players will interact with the world through their in-game Trainer avatar. Fans can make their Trainer unique by customizing its appearance. They will be able to choose from a variety of different clothes and accessories to make their Trainer stand out from the rest. The customized Trainer image will appear on the map as the player moves around, as well as on the profile page. Trainer avatars will also appear in Gyms under their team’s control.

A portable device called the Pokémon GO Plus will enable Pokémon GO players to enjoy the game even while they’re not looking at their smartphones. The device connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth and notifies the player about events in the game—such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby—using an LED and vibration. In addition, players can catch Pokémon or perform other simple actions by pressing the button on the device.

Pokémon GO will be free to download on the App Store and Google Play. In-app purchases will be available for fans who would like to enhance their Pokémon GO experience. Players can purchase PokéCoins, the in-game currency of Pokémon GO. PokéCoins can be exchanged on the App Store and Google Play for power-ups and extra items.

With real-life surroundings providing a backdrop for encounters with wild Pokémon, this unique Pokémon game represents the next generation of Niantic’s “Real World” gaming platform, which combines mobile location technology and Augmented Reality to create a gaming experience that motivates players to go outside and explore the world around them. Because Pokémon GO is still in active development, features, available languages, design, and overall appearance are not finalized.

Article edited on 2016-05-27 12:14:32 by Sunain
May 10

Pokémon Sun and Moon - Information Revealed - Launching November 18th/23rd, 2016

Posted by Sunain | May 10th 2016 at 01:39 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, YouTube, Nintendo 2DS, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The first details for Pokémon Sun and Moon have been officially revealed. GAME FREAK Director Junichi Masuda announced via Twitter on May 6th, 2016 that this new information about the games would be revealed today. As eluded to in The Consolidated Results for the Years Ended March 31, 2015 and 2016 published by Nintendo on April 27th, 2016, Pokémon Sun and Moon will not launch globally on the same day. It will be released on November 18th, 2016 in North America, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan and on November 23rd, 2016 in Europe and Russia.

Pokémon Sun and Moon Box Art

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New Details

  • New Region: Alola Region
  • New Starters: Rowlet, Litten and Popplio
  • New Move: Leafage

Rowlet, Litten and Popplio Artwork and Details

Rowlet Litten Popplio
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Name: Rowlet
Category: Grass Quill Pokémon
Height: 1’00“
Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Type: Grass/Flying
Starting Move: Leafage
Name: Litten
Category: Fire Cat Pokémon
Height: 1’04“
Weight: 9.5 lbs.
Type: Fire
Starting Move: Ember
Name: Popplio
Category: Sea Lion Pokémon
Height: 1’04“
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Type: Water
Starting Move: Water Gun
Grass/Flying Type Fire Type Water Type
Spanish: Rowlet
Italian: Rowlet
French: Brindibou
German: Bauz
Japanese: モクロー
Russian: Роулет
Korean: 나몰빼미
Spanish: Litten
Italian: Litten
French: Flamiaou
German: Flamiau
Japanese: ニャビー
Russian: Литтен
Korean: 냐오불
Spanish: Popplio
Italian: Popplio
French: Otaquin
German: Robball
Japanese: アシマリ
Russian: Попплио
Korean: 노리강

North America Press Release - CHOOSE YOUR PARTNER — BRAND-NEW POKÉMON REVEALED!

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon coming to Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 18

Bellevue, Washington – May 10, 2016 – The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have unveiled the first details of the highly anticipated titles Pokémon Sun andPokémon Moon, starting with a first look at three new first-partner Pokémon and the packaging. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will launch in North America on November 18, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Following in the tradition of previous games in the Pokémon series, players choose one of three special Pokémon to be their first partner. These are among the first Pokémon players will encounter in the game. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, players will be able to choose between the newly discovered Grass- and Flying-type Pokémon Rowlet, Fire-type Litten, and Water-type Popplio.

Meet the three new first-partner Pokémon that will join Trainers on their adventures in the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games!

Name: Rowlet
Category: Grass Quill Pokémon
Height: 1’00“
Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Type: Grass/Flying
Starting Move: Leafage

The first of the potential partners is the highly adaptable Grass Quill Pokémon, Rowlet. This Pokémon can fly silently through the skies, sneaking up on its opponent without being noticed. It can attack its opponents using powerful kicks, and it can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers. Rowlet can survey its environment and turn its neck nearly 180 degrees from front to back, so it can see directly behind itself. When in battle, Rowlet turns its head to face its Trainer when waiting for instructions.

Name: Litten
Category: Fire Cat Pokémon
Height: 1’04“
Weight: 9.5 lbs.
Type: Fire
Starting Move: Ember

The cool-headed Fire Cat Pokémon, Litten, is the next choice for a first-partner Pokémon. Litten’s fur is rich in oils and is immensely flammable. It constantly grooms itself by licking its coat, collecting loose fur into balls. It then ignites these hairballs to create fireball attacks. When the time comes for Litten to molt, it burns off all of its fur in one glorious blaze.

Name: Popplio
Category: Sea Lion Pokémon
Height: 1’04“
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Type: Water
Starting Move: Water Gun

The third possibility is the acrobatic Sea Lion Pokémon, Popplio. Popplio can create balloons made of water from its nose and utilize them to create a variety of different strategies and attacks in battle. This Pokémon is better at moving in the water than on land, and can swim at speeds over 25 mph. On land, it uses the elasticity of the balloons it creates to perform jumps and acrobatic stunts.

UK Press Release - Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon coming to Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 23

London, UK– May 10, 2016 – The Pokémon Company International has unveiled the first details of the highly anticipated titles Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, starting with a first look at three new first-partner Pokémon and the packaging. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will launch in Europe on November 23, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Following in the tradition of previous games in the Pokémon series, players choose one of three special Pokémon to be their first partner. These are among the first Pokémon players will encounter in the game. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, players will be able to choose between the newly discovered Grass- and Flying-type Pokémon Rowlet, Fire-type Litten, and Water-type Popplio.

For a Pokémon Trainer, knowing the Pokémon types and how they match up against one another in battle is vital. Grass-type Pokémon are strong against Water types, but weak against Fire types. Fire-type Pokémon are strong against Grass types and weak against Water types. And Water-type Pokémon are strong against Fire types, but weak against Grass types.

North America Trailer - Starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Revealed!


Korean Trailer - Starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Revealed!


Source: http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-us/

Article edited on 2016-05-10 01:48:38 by Sunain
Apr 29

Pokémon Rumble World Retail Version Now Available in North America

Posted by Sunain | April 29th 2016 at 05:07 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Rumble World
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Pokémon Rumble World is now available for purchase at retail locations across North America for the suggested retail price of $29.99USD.

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Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., April 29, 2016 – Pokémon Rumble World for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, which finds players battling and befriending more than 700 Pokémon, is getting a physical retail version … and it’s available in stores today! Last year, Pokémon Rumble World launched as a digital-only game in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This new retail version contains all the same action-adventure gameplay, and is now available in stores at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

“Players that love collecting physical games and all things Pokémon will now be able to add Pokémon Rumble World to their Nintendo 3DS collection.”

“We love giving our fans as many purchase options as possible,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Players that love collecting physical games and all things Pokémon will now be able to add Pokémon Rumble World to their Nintendo 3DS collection.”

Playing the Pokémon Rumble World game is perfect for the Pokémon 20th celebration, as the game features more than 700 Pokémon. In the game, players control a Toy Pokémon and battle and befriend as many Pokémon as possible in dozens of stages in many different areas. The more Toy Pokémon players befriend, the better chance they have to defeat other Pokémon.

Using the StreetPass, SpotPass or “Call Someone Online” features (which, excluding StreetPass, require a wireless Internet connection), players can invite fellow players’ Mii characters into their castle town to assist them by providing helpful items. Players can even customize their Mii characters with outfits and a custom message.

Article edited on 2016-05-02 05:08:09 by Sunain
Apr 27

Nintendo NX will be launched in March 2017 globally / Pokémon Sun and Moon will not launch globally

The Consolidated Results for the Years Ended March 31, 2015 and 2016 was published by Nintendo on April 27th, 2016. The report states that the new Nintendo NX system will be launched in March 2017 globally. Also of note, Pokémon Sun and Moon will not launch globally at the same time with Nintendo specifically stating that the games will launch in the United States during the holiday season while Europe is slated for late 2016. This is a significant release schedule change since the release of X and Y which were the first Pokémon games to launch worldwide on the same day and include multiple different languages. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were released a week later in Europe on November 28th, 2014 compared to the rest of the world which launched on November 21st, 2014.

The report also listed some sales figures for Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. The game has sold 1.22 million copies worldwide as of March 31st, 2016.

Quotes from the report

Fiscal year ended March 31, 2016
"During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, for Nintendo 3DS, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon were released globally and both became hits, selling 3.04 million and 1.22 million units respectively. There were also multiple hit titles from third-party publishers. However, due to the lack of major titles like Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which energized the entire 3DS business during the prior fiscal year, the worldwide sales of the Nintendo 3DS hardware and software were 6.79 million and 48.52 million units respectively."

Outlook for fiscal year ending March 31, 2017
"For Nintendo 3DS, we will release Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon globally in winter of 2016 (holiday 2016 in the U.S. and late 2016 in Europe). These are the latest titles from the Pokémon series, which has sold 200 million units worldwide since the first title from the series released 20 years ago."

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/160427e.pdf

Article edited on 2016-04-27 07:17:34 by Sunain
Apr 24

Pokémon TV app relaunches

Posted by Sunain | April 24th 2016 at 04:45 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, Android, Apple iOS, Pokémon TV, Kindle
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Pokémon Company International has announced that the Pokémon TV app has relaunched with new features. It is available for free for Apple iOS, Android and Kindle Fire users.

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Press Release - Pokémon TV application relaunches with brand-new on-the-go features

Download functionality and notifications ensure that fans never miss their favourite movies, episodes, and special animated features Pokémon TV, available for download at no cost on iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android devices, relaunches today with all-new features. The app includes up to 60 episodes of Pokémon animation available to stream, updated weekly, and regular showings of feature-length Pokémon movies. Plus, anyone using the application will now also be able to download one episode or movie to enjoy offline when network access is not available.

Content currently available includes episodes from the first season, Pokémon: Indigo League, through to the latest, Pokémon the Series: XY.

The update includes a revised range of features, including:

· My Channel: When fans start watching a video, it is automatically saved to their channel, making it easy to resume viewing. Recently completed videos will also stay in their channel, and another episode will play automatically at the conclusion of the previous one.
· Downloadable Content: Fans without network access can still enjoy their favourite Pokémon content. With the updated app, viewers can mark one episode or movie for offline viewing at their convenience. The video will be stored on their device for one week before it is automatically removed.
· Rate Videos: With this fun feature, Pokémon fans can rate each video after they’ve finished watching it. Their score will then contribute to an average rating for that video.
· Push Notifications: Viewers can now find out when new movies and episodes have been added to the Pokémon TV app with convenient push notifications.
This latest update is part of the ongoing programme of multi-channel animation screenings running throughout 2016. Right now, Pokémon the Movie 2000, featuring the iconic Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, is currently available on Pokémon TV, with much more animation content to come throughout the year.

Article edited on 2016-04-24 04:47:43 by Sunain
Apr 20

Pokémon at Origins Game Fair 2016 - June 15th to June 19th, 2016

Posted by Sunain | April 20th 2016 at 03:55 PM EDT
Tags: Video Games, TCG, Press Release
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The official English Pokémon website has announced that an official Pokémon area will be setup at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio from June 15th until June 19th, 2016. Attendees will be able to play in official Video Game and TCG tournaments and can earn Championship Points in some of the competitions.

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Press Release - Play Pokémon at Origins!

Compete for a trip to San Francisco at the Origins Game Fair in Ohio this June!

Pokémon returns to Origins in Columbus, OH, from June 15–19, 2016, with exciting Pokémon TCG and video game competitions throughout the event! The Origins Game Fair is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and is open to players of all ages with paid admission.

With seven Pokémon TCG formats and six Pokémon video game formats being played, there will certainly be a tournament that suits you. There are even fun beginner events for players new to Pokémon competitive play! Prizes will be awarded to top players, including Championship Points for some of the competitions.

Be sure to compete in the featured Pokémon TCG and Pokémon video game Win-a-Trip tournaments at Origins, where the top prize in all three age divisions is a trip to San Francisco during the weekend of the Pokémon World Championships in August! The Pokémon TCG event will be played using the Standard format, and the Pokémon video game event will use the 2016 Video Game Championships format. Entry requires one tournament ticket, available at Origins.

A minimum of six players is required to hold a tournament, and only Win-a-Trip tournaments with 30 or more players can award a trip. Any Win-a-Trip tournament that doesn't meet this attendance threshold will instead award two boxes of Pokémon TCG booster packs from the latest expansion to the winner.

Good luck to everyone competing in Pokémon TCG and video game competitions at Origins this June!

Sources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/play-pokemon-at-origins/ and http://originsgamefair.com/

Article edited on 2016-04-20 03:56:04 by Sunain
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