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Jul 20

Pokémon Global Link to Close for XY and ORAS late October 2016

Posted by Sunain | July 20th 2016 at 09:22 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Global Link, X and Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The Pokémon Global Link for XY and ORAS will close in late October 2016 but will be upgraded to support Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Press Release - Closure of the Pokémon Global Link service for Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y

With the release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the Pokémon Global Link (PGL) will end its current Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y service. The PGL service will be updated to work with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

After the current PGL service ends, you won't be able to link Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y with the PGL, or see data from these games reflected on the PGL. However, you will still be able to use the other non-PGL services via the Internet. Please see the following "Services" section for details.

We thank you very much for enjoying the current PGL since October 2013. We hope you'll have fun in the updated PGL! End date of the Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y PGL service Planned for late October, 2016

  • New registration of a game is still available until the current service ends. However, please note that the service that works with Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y will end, and you won't be able to use various features.
  • You can't transfer Poké Miles from the Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y version of the PGL to the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon version of the PGL.
  • If you use Game Sync, the message "The service has been discontinued. (Error Code: 090-0211)" will be displayed.
  • You can keep trading Pokémon at the Global Trade Station (GTS), but you won't be able to see your trading log on the PGL.
  • After the current service ends, you won't be able to participate in Random Matchup Rating Battles with Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y.
  • Even after the current service ends, you'll be able to keep enjoying the features of Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y using the Internet, such as Random Matchup Free Battles, the GTS, and Wonder Trades.

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Source: http://www.pokemon-gl.com/oras/close_announcement/en/

Article edited on 2016-07-20 09:30:37 by Sunain
Jul 20

New Features Announced for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Posted by Sunain | July 20th 2016 at 10:19 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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A press release posted on July 19th, 2016 by Nintendo revealed new game features and Pokémon that would be appearing in the upcoming games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. High resolution images have been added to our Imageboard thread.

New Features Announced for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Introducing new Alola region Pokémon and brand-new gameplay features in upcoming Pokémon games Bellevue, Washington - 19 July 2016— The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new features and Pokémon which will be appearing in the much anticipated video games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Introducing new Pokémon:

Wimpod Bounsweet Comfey
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Bug/Water Grass Fairy
Wimpod is the Turn Tail Pokémon. This Pokémon is a cowardly scavenger which eats or stores anything that’s been dropped in the sea, so it’s highly valued across the Alola region as a cleaner of the sea. Wimpod has the new Ability Wimp Out, which causes this Pokémon to run away or swap out for another Pokémon when its HP drops below half in battle. Fruit Pokémon Bounsweet gives off a delicious aroma. This aroma has a calming effect on humans, so many people across Alola let them live inside their homes as an air freshener. Comfey, the Posy Picker Pokémon, picks flowers to carry around. Comfey uses its soothing aroma to help treat people and Pokémon at Pokémon Centers and hospitals.

Mudsdale Bewear Mimikyu
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Ground Normal/Fighting Ghost/Fairy
Mudsdale is the Draft Horse Pokémon, possessing incredible power and endurance. Its legs are coated in protective mud, and its kick can destroy a car in a single blow. Mudsdale can have the Ability Stamina, a new Ability which raises a Pokémon’s Defense by one when it’s hit by an attack. Bewear is the Strong Arm Pokémon that must never be approached carelessly. With its stout and highly developed arms and legs, Bewear loves to give crushing bear hugs which will split anything in two. As the Disguise Pokémon, Mimikyu lives its life constantly covered by its cloth. Mimikyu’s Disguise Ability allows it to escape danger from an enemy’s attack one time, changing its appearance afterward.

New features are coming to the Pokémon Global Link, a website which connects players around the world who are enjoying the Pokémon series. The Pokémon Global Link will be ending its current Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y service. It will be updated to make it compatible with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and to introduce Friendly Competitions, a new function which allows players to become competition hosts and hold their own original competitions, where they can set the regulations. Two types of Friendly Competition will be available, Online and Live.

· Online Competitions—These are competitions which are played over the internet. Players will be matched with an opponent and compete against each other for the best rating. These competitions can be open to Pokémon Trainers all over the world, or they can be set to only allow pre-approved Trainers to enter.

· Live Competitions—These competitions allow players to host a competition and play together with friends and other Trainers who are in the same space. The Digital Player ID that contains competition regulations is generated as a QR Code, and by scanning the QR code into a 3DS system, participants can join and battle according to the set regulations.

Also announced is the new Hyper Training function which can be used to increase Pokémon’s power. Traditionally, Pokémon grow stronger by raising their levels and increasing their base stats. However, such power is still affected by the individual strengths innate to each Pokémon. Hyper Training allows Pokémon that have grown to Lv. 100 to increase their individual strengths, which has not been possible in previous Pokémon games. You can now make your Lv. 100 Pokémon even stronger. Hyper Training is done by Mr. Hyper, a new character who can be found somewhere in the Alola region. By using Bottle Caps, a new item obtainable in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, players will be able to carry out Hyper Training on their Pokémon. The Mythical Pokémon Magearna, planned for distribution in Europe later this year, will be distributed with a Bottle Cap held item.

Article edited on 2016-07-20 10:43:26 by Sunain
Jul 15

T-Mobile Thanks Customers with Free Pokémon GO Data for a Whole Year

Posted by Sunain | July 15th 2016 at 02:36 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO
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T-Mobile customers in the United States have a great opportunity on July 19th, 2016 to make Pokémon GO a lot more playable as they will offer free data for the game for a whole year as part of T-Mobile Tuesdays.

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Pokémon Go Mania Sweeps the Country … So T-Mobile Thanks Customers with Free Pokémon Data and More

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday is all about unleashing you to catch ‘em all!

Bellevue, Washington — July 14, 2016 — T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced that, with next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday, the Un-carrier is thanking its customers with free, unlimited data for Pokémon Go—the new sensation that’s taking the world by storm. On July 19th, as part of next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays, the Un-carrier will give customers great ways to take their Pokémon Go skillz to a whole new level, including …

  • Free, unlimited data on Pokémon Go, so it won’t touch your high-speed data—for a full year!
  • Free Lyft rides up to $15 to get to a new PokéStop or Gym
  • Free Wendy’s Frosty to fuel up for your hunting trip
  • 50% off select accessories – including portable power packs and chargers at T-Mobile stores – so you can keep on playing for hours
On top of that, 250 people will each win $100 in PokéCoins, and five people will win a Pokémon Go hunting trip anywhere in the U.S. for themselves and a guest!

“This is what T-Mobile Tuesday is all about – thanking customers with hot, new, totally free gifts every week, and right now, nothing is hotter than Pokémon Go!” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “With the carriers’ shared data schemes, players could easily burn up the family’s data bucket – and then, hello, overages! At T-Mobile, we’re unleashing Pokémon Go so our customers can play free for a year. It’s gonna be a fantastic T-Mobile Tuesday!”

Since Pokémon Go launched July 6th, the mobile game has raced past the likes of Facebook and Twitter on the app charts, already attracting a record-setting 21 million daily users in the U.S. alone. The groundbreaking AR game has surged to the No.1 free game and No.1 grossing game in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in record-breaking time, qualifying Pokémon Go as a certifiable global phenomenon.

New and existing T-Mobile customers can get free and unlimited high-speed data for all your Pokémon Go gaming in the U.S. – all the way through end of August 2017. They just need to download the T-Mobile Tuesdays app and claim the free gift. But hurry – this limited-time offer will be available to redeem starting next Tuesday, July 19th and available to redeem every T-Mobile Tuesday through Tuesday, August 9th. Everyone who’s eligible for T-Mobile Tuesdays is eligible for all this Pokémon fun.

The new offers will be visible in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app on iOS and Android and at www.t-mobiletuesdays.com starting tomorrow, so customers can get ready for next Tuesday. Previously, the T-Mobile Tuesdays app featured partner Gilt and a focus on fashion for this coming week, but don’t worry, t-shirts and fashion will be coming back to T-Mobile Tuesday soon. For more information about T-Mobile Tuesdays, visit explore.t-mobile.com/t-mobile-tuesdays.

Source: https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-and-blogs/free-pokemon.htm

Article edited on 2016-07-15 02:38:35 by Sunain
Jul 07

Brand-new Pokémon Salandit revealed at Japan Expo in Paris!

Posted by Sunain | July 7th 2016 at 10:18 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Japan Expo
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Japan Expo 2016 was held from July 7th, 2016 until July 10th, 2016 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in Paris, France. To celebrate the year of Pokémon, Junichi MASUDA, Japan Expo’s Video Game Guest of Honor, held a masterclass on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 12.30 pm. At that presentation, he revealed the new Pokémon Salandit. In 2013 at the Japan Expo, Mr. Masuda revealed Honedge.

Masuda's Presentation at Japan Expo Revealing Salandit

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Picture Source: https://twitter.com/PokemonFR/status/751029744624361473

YouTube Trailer - Brand-new Pokémon Salandit revealed


Press Release - Brand-new Pokémon revealed at Japan Expo in Paris!

Paris, France – 7 July 2016: Earlier today at the Japan Expo in Paris, GAME FREAK director Junichi Masuda took to the stage to unveil the brand-new Pokémon Salandit that can be found in the Alola region in the highly anticipated video games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

Salandit
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Category: Toxic Lizard Pokémon
Type: Poison/Fire
Height: 2'00"
Weight: 10.6 lbs.
Ability: Corrosion
Spanish: Salandit
Italian: Salandit
French: Tritox
German: Molunk
Japanese:
Russian:
Korean:
The Toxic Lizard Pokémon Salandit emits toxic gas, together with flames, from the base of its tail. The gas it emits has a sweet smell, and anyone who unknowingly breathes it in will become dizzy. Although Salandit is not a particularly powerful Pokémon, it uses its cunning nature to fiercely battle and throw its opponent off balance.

Salandit has the Corrosion Ability, an Ability that no previous Pokémon has had before. The Corrosion Ability means that Salandit can inflict the Poison status condition even on Steel- and Poison-type Pokémon.

Source: http://www.japan-expo-paris.com/en/ and http://www.japan-expo-paris.com/en/invites/junichi-masuda_664.htm

Article edited on 2016-07-07 10:47:14 by Sunain
Jul 01

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon - New Pokémon Revealed

Posted by Sunain | July 1st 2016 at 10:25 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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As announced on June 24th, 2016 by the Pokémon Company International, new details about Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have been revealed. High Resolution artwork of these new Pokémon from the press release have been added to our Imageboard thread.

NEW POKÉMON REVEALED FOR POKÉMON SUN AND POKÉMON MOON!

Nine new Alola region Pokémon and details about the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde revealed. The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have revealed new Pokémon that can be found in the highly anticipated Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. These Alola region Pokémon will appear in the latest generation of Pokémon video games which will launch in Europe on November 23.

A new trailer that showcases all of these amazing Pokémon and new gameplay in action can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcXvaWWqRQ4


The newly revealed Pokémon include:

Tapu Koko Charjabug Vikavolt
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Electric/Fairy Bug/Electric Bug/Electric
Spanish: Tapu Koko
Italian: Tapu Koko
French: Tokorico
German: Kapu-Riki
Japanese: カプ・コケコ
Russian: Тапу Коко
Korean: 카푸꼬꼬꼭
Spanish: Charjabug
Italian: Charjabug
French: Chrysapile
German: Akkup
Japanese: デンヂムシ
Russian: Чарьябаг
Korean: 전지충이
Spanish: Vikavolt
Italian: Vikavolt
French: Lucanon
German: Donarion
Japanese: クワガノン
Russian: Викаволт
Korean: 투구뿌논
Tapu Koko is the guardian deity of Melemele Island, one of the islands of the Alola region. Tapu Koko’s Ability is Electric Surge, an Ability which has never been seen before. The Electric Surge Ability fills the field around the Pokémon’s feet with electricity when it appears, raising the power of any Electric-type moves for Pokémon on the ground and preventing any Pokémon from falling asleep. Charjabug is the first Evolution of Grubbin, a new Alola region Pokémon revealed last month. Charjabug’s Battery Ability allows it to raise the power of allies’ special moves. Vikavolt, the Evolution of Charjabug, is like a fortress that zooms through the forest, using its huge jaws to control a beam of electricity which it can fire from its mouth.

Drampa Bruxish Cutiefly
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Normal/Dragon Water/Psychic Bug/Fairy
Spanish: Drampa
Italian: Drampa
French: Draïeul
German: Sen-Long
Japanese: ジジーロン
Russian: Дрампа
Korean: 할비롱
Spanish: Bruxish
Italian: Bruxish
French: Denticrisse
German: Knirfish
Japanese: ハギギシリ
Russian: Браксиш
Korean: 치갈기
Spanish: Cutiefly
Italian: Cutiefly
French: Bombydou
German: Wommel
Japanese: アブリー
Russian: Кьютифлай
Korean: 에블리
Drampa are dragons that live alone in the mountains 10,000 feet above sea level. With Drampa’s Berserk Ability, this Pokémon’s Special Attack stat will go up by one when its HP drops below half. Bruxish emits a strong psychic power from the protuberance on its head while grinding its teeth loudly. Some Bruxish have the new Dazzling Ability which prevents opponents from using priority moves that normally strike first. Cutiefly can detect the auras of living things, including people, Pokémon and plants. They seek out flowers by the colour and brightness of their auras, and then they gather the nectar and pollen.

Togedemaru Rockruff Komala
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Electric/Steel Rock Normal
Spanish: Togedemaru
Italian: Togedemaru
French: Togedemaru
German: Togedemaru
Japanese: トゲデマル
Russian: Тогедемару
Korean: 토게데마루
Spanish: Rockruff
Italian: Rockruff
French: Rocabot
German: Wuffels
Japanese: イワンコ
Russian: Рокрафф
Korean:
Spanish: Komala
Italian: Komala
French: Dodoala
German: Koalelu
Japanese: ネッコアラ
Russian: Комала
Korean:
Togedemaru is the Roly-Poly Pokémon which gathers electricity and stores it. The long needle that grows from the back of its head works as a lightning rod to attract electricity. Rockruff has an excellent sense of smell, and once it has smelled an odour, it doesn’t forget it. There are tales of these Pokémon getting separated from their Trainers, then using the faintest traces of their scent to track them for days until they are reunited. No one has ever seen a Komala awake. It eats, travels and even battles while sound asleep. According to ancient people, its saliva can be used as medicine for the sick or sleepless. Komala has the Comatose Ability which keeps it perpetually in a drowsing state, preventing it from getting any other status conditions.

New forms of the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde will appear for the first time in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Zygarde is made up of a multitude of cell-like components and, depending on how many of them it has gathered together, its appearance changes.

Name: Zygarde 50% Forme
Type: Dragon/Ground
Zygarde believes it has a duty to protect the ecosystem, and it monitors the Pokémon ecosystem to ensure that the ecosystem is not disrupted. While the power it possesses is overwhelming, this form contains only 50% of Zygarde’s cells. A Zygarde 10% or Zygarde 50% with the Power Construct Ability will be able to change into its Complete Forme during battle if its HP drops below half.

Name: Zygarde 10% Forme
Type: Dragon/Ground
When an emergency occurs, this form can take action separately from Zygarde 50% Forme, which comprises its main body. Thousand Arrows is a special move that only Zygarde can learn. It’s a Ground-type move that can also do damage to Flying types and to Pokémon with the Levitate Ability. After being hit by this move, Flying types and Pokémon with the Levitate Ability will continue to take damage from other Ground-type moves used in subsequent turns. Thousand Waves is also a move that only Zygarde can learn. This move makes it impossible for an opponent to flee or be swapped out of battle.

Name: Zygarde Complete Forme
Type: Dragon/Ground
Zygarde’s completed form is specialized for battle, enabling Zygarde to fight with its full power and fulfill its duty of protecting the Pokémon ecosystem. Core Enforcer is a move that only Zygarde can learn, and it can erase the Abilities of any opponents that have already used a move on the same turn that it’s used.

Article edited on 2016-07-01 11:14:49 by Sunain
Jun 16

Pokémon GO - Demonstration - Nintendo E3 2016 - Treehouse Live Broadcast

Posted by Sunain | June 16th 2016 at 08:06 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, YouTube, E3, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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E3 2016 is taking place from June 14th, 2016 until June 16th, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Nintendo and Niantic showcased Pokémon GO during an Treehouse Live broadcast and revealed new information and Pokémon for the games.

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Pokémon GO - Demonstration - Nintendo E3 2016 - Highlights

  • Treehouse Live broadcast participants - Developers, Translators and Field Testers: Pokémon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara, GAME FREAK Junichi Masuda, Niantic senior product manager Tatsuo Nomura, Nintendo Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo Translator's David Numrich and Raymond

Pokémon GO - Demonstration - Nintendo E3 2016


Press Release - More Pokémon GO Updates

Our team has been making the most of the sunny California weather by walking long distances and enthusiastically testing all of the refinement and new features in Pokémon GO. Many of these refinements have been inspired by feedback received from our field testers in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and United States. Thank you for testing the app and for giving us such great feedback.

We have a few exciting updates to share. We’ve added a new Camera feature that enables Trainers to take photographs of their wild Pokémon encounters. Now you can take a photo of Squirtle next to that scenic lake or Ivysaur hanging out by the park. The photos will be saved to your phone’s camera roll to share with whomever you’d like. We can’t wait to see the varied environments in which trainers will find wild Pokémon.

We’re also thrilled to announce that Pokémon GO’s all-new music track is composed by GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda. We’ve been working closely with Masuda-san on several of the core game design elements of Pokémon GO and feel very fortunate to also have drawn from his decades of experience composing original music for the Pokémon games.

We enjoyed participating in Nintendo’s Treehouse Live Pokémon GO developer Q&A session at E3 today. With each day, we’re getting closer to launch and we can’t wait to share this game with everyone. Stay tuned for more details.

Source: https://www.nianticlabs.com/blog/e3-2016/

Article edited on 2016-06-16 08:14:17 by Sunain
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