Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

07-02-2016 13:00 GMT / 08:00 EST by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:00 GMT

Pokémon of the Week - Ferrothorn

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the one-hundred & ninteenth entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Unova Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Miror, Archangel, Ragnarok, Psynergy, KillerDraco & UR2L8. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the fifth generation. By swinging around its three spiky feelers and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent. They attach themselves to cave ceilings, firing steel spikes at targets passing beneath them. It fights by swinging around its three spiky feelers. A hit from these steel spikes can reduce a boulder to rubble. So, here it is, the one-hundred & ninteenth entry, Ferrothorn.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokkén Tournament - amiibo Functionality

06-02-2016 22:49 GMT / 17:49 EST by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 22:49 GMT

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokkén Tournament - amiibo

Since November, we have known that Pokkén Tournament is to support the special Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card to unlock Shadow Mewtwo immediately. However, until now we were unaware on if any other amiibo worked in the game. The official North American Nintendo site has added details on amiibo compatibility for this game and lists that all amiibo that currently exist will be able to be used in the game in order to unlock in-game items. It is not currently known what items they unlock or if the items that are unlocked are unique to any other specific amiibo. We'll bring more as it comes

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Virtual Console - Japanese Mew Distribution + Pokémon Center Online + European Mythical Distributions

05-02-2016 05:09 GMT / 00:09 EST by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 22:57 GMT
Edit @ 05:20: Pokémon Center Online | Edit @ 19:07: Pokémon Day | Edit @ 22:57: Mythical Distributions

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Virtual Console

Following the announcement of the Mew distribution for the Pokémon Red, Blue, Green & Pikachu 2DS owners in Japan who got the special 2DS and the special Mew exchange ticket for the Virtual Console games, we finally have some details for the distribution. The Mew distribution will run from March 19th through May 8th at Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store, Toys R Us, Tsutaya, and Aeon stores. In advance, they recommend that you save the game in front of the Cable Club and put a Pokémon at the head of your party to trade. They also recommend you change your console's username to match that of Pokémon. You need to take the special Mew exchange ticket with you in order to receive the Mew

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Following the announcement of the Mythical Pokémon events last month, the US releases were put down for the entire year, but the European schedule has not been. Today, Celebi & Jirachi have had their distributions for Europe finally confirmed. Like the US ones, Celebi will be distributed over the Nintendo Network from March 1st through March 24th while Jirachi will run from April 1st through April 24th. We'll bring more European confirmations throughout the year as they come.

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Virtual Console

In September 2006, the online version of the Pokémon Center in Japan closed down. Now, following the re-open of it in the US, the Japanese Pokémon Center website is to reopen. It will reopen on February 16th at its old address of PokemonCenter-Online.com. With this, several new merchandise campaigns have begun and it will offer free shipping on orders over 3000¥. It is currently accepting member registration in advance of launch day

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

In The Pokémon Department

Pokémon Day

The Pokémon Company International has posted some new details onto the official site about various things to go on during Pokémon Day, which is to fall on February 27th to celebrate the 20th anniversary. Previously, details were scarce about events being held but now more have been revealed for North America.
Most notably, in the newly remodeled Nintendo NY store, previously Nintendo World, in Rockefeller Center in New York, a special Pokémon celebration will be held on February 27th 2016. This contains a lot of fun activities.
As previously revealed by Toys R Us, they'll give a free foil card of Pikachu from the Generations expansion in the US and Canada. A special Generations Binder will be exclusive to Toys R Us
Finally, Gamestop is to provide a free Mythical Pokémon poster when any Pokémon product is purchased.
We'll provide more on Pokémon Day as it comes

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon XYORAS - Mew Event + Nintendo Badge Arcade + Pokémon XY&Z Episode Pictures + Character Biography

04-02-2016 10:31 GMT / 05:31 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for our Detective Pikachu Coverage. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 19:30 GMT
Edit @ 11:15: Episode Pictures | Edit @ 19:05: Nintendo Badge Arcade

Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Nintendo Badge Arcade

The free piece of Nintendo 3DS software, Nintendo Badge Arcade, had its weekly update in Japan. This week, continuing Pokémon Campaign Month to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pokémon, it introduced multiple panels of badges of Pokémon to earn. These panels include various more new Pokémon to the ones previously obtainable. We're currently cataloguing all of these badges and will update our Nintendo Badge Arcade section shortly.
Edit @ 19:30: All four panels & 21 badges have been added

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

The Mew event has begun today in various parts of the world, following the other areas on Monday. This event is being distributed via Serial Code and gives access to the first ever blue pentagon Mew and is the start of the monthly Mythical Pokémon distributions that will run each month until the end of the year. Distributions are as follows
Austria: Codes at Gamestop from today until February 24th
Germany: Codes at Gamestop from today until February 24th
Switzerland: Codes at Gamestop from today until February 24th

The Strongest Mega Battle! Greninja VS Mega Charizard!!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Alain encounter Ash when looking for Mega Evolutions. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon XY - Character Biography

With the episode that just aired in Japan, I have been able to update a biography. This biography is for Sawyer and contains the inclusion of a Pokémon we knew he was going to get as well as another that wasn't known before this episode. Click the image to go to the biography, but be warned as it contains spoilers

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Detective Pikachu Coverage Day 1

03-02-2016 01:02 GMT / 20:02 EST by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:33 GMT

Detective Pikachu ~Birth of a New Duo~

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Detective Pikachu ~Birth of a New Duo~ - Coverage Day 1

It's that time again, as Detective Pikachu ~Birth of a New Duo~ is now available on the Japanese eShop for the Nintendo 3DS. Our copies have downloaded and we are making a start on coverage. As usual, I'll be posting the main focal points here as pages get created and progress continues through the game, while more in-depth details go on the discovery thread on the forums. Throughout the coming days, various sections will be updated including details on the cases and other sections will be created as time goes on so keep checking back. Be warned as the Discovery Thread and the site sections will contain spoilers for the story.
At the start of the game, you can switch between Kanji and Hiragana for the text. This can be changed at will in the start menu
01:07: You are able to look at a log of what the characters have said to you in order to help you
01:11; The game logs all the Pokémon, people and items you find
01:19: A puzzle then appears where I had to place on a map where the clues were found
02:24: Solving cases progresses the story. Requires talking to people in the areas over and over, following clues they give, until it's done
03:30: The character listings for both human characters and Pokémon reset when you shift to new cases
06:26: The game has about a 5 hour length narrative
10:25: Created a preliminary Characters Page. Be warned as it contains story spoilers.
10:58: Created a preliminary Pokémon Listings Page. Be warned as it contains story spoilers.
13:33: Created a preliminary Locations Listings Page. Be warned as it contains story spoilers.
15:54: Created various pages detailing all the Cases. These sections contain massive spoilers for the entire game so look at your own risk.
    Detective Pikachu Details:

Pokémon - LINE Stickers

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Pokémon - LINE Stickers

For those of you who have the social media app, LINE on your iOS, Android or Windows Mobile devices, The Pokémon Company has today put out a new batch of animated stickers that can be used in messages on that social media app, based on the new game, Detective Pikachu. These can be purchased only in Japan right now for a limited time until April 26th 2016
Pokémon LINE

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Shuffle Events + Pokémon GO at GDC

02-02-2016 06:05 GMT / 01:05 EST by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 23:27 GMT
Edit @ 23:27: Pokémon GO at GDC

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon GO

It has been confirmed that the first hands-on at the Game Developer Conference next month in San Francisco. It will be in a special session held by Niantic CEO John Hanke called Catch 'Em All: Pokemon GO and Real World Gaming and will allow for people who attend to see how the game works for the very first time as well as hear about how the company has developed the title. The specific timing of this session has yet to be revealed but we'll bring details from it as soon as we can

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Shuffle - Events

A few brand new challenges have begun on Pokémon Shuffle and Pokémon Shuffle Mobile.
First, to celebrate the first anniversary of Pokémon Shuffle, Shaymin Sky Forme has a timed challenge. This is available until February 16th
Next, the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram has got a challenge arrive. This is available until February 16th
Next, Thundurus is having a repeat run on Pokémon Shuffle and Shuffle Mobile. This runs until February 9th and can only be played once per day
Finally, Carnivine is having a repeat run on Pokémon Shuffle & Shuffle Mobile. This stage lets you use items for free. It can be played on all weekdays until February 16th All of these require the version 1.2.31 to download. Our Pokémon listings have been updated with these Pokémon

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Shuffle - Events

If you were one of the lucky players worldwide who ranked in the Mega Sharpedo competitive stage over the past week, then the Sharpedonite is now available to be received. The Disruption Delay, Attack Power and Mega Speedup for the higher ranked players will also be obtained. If you didn't qualify, then you can redeem a Jewel. To get these items, simply Check In between now and February 9th 2016 at 06:00 UTC and you will receive the item.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Mew Event + Pokémon XY&Z - Episode Title

01-02-2016 07:03 GMT / 02:03 EST by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 18:05 GMT
Edit @ 07:24: Mew Event | Edit @ 18:05: Battle Competition

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

The Mew event has begun today in various parts of the world. This event is being distributed via Serial Code and gives access to the first ever blue pentagon Mew and is the start of the monthly Mythical Pokémon distributions that will run each month until the end of the year. Distributions are as follows
United States: Codes at Gamestop from today until February 24th
Canada: Codes at EBGames from today until February 24th
United Kingdom: Codes at GAME from today until February 28th
Australia: Codes at EBGames from today until February 24th
Belgium/Netherlands: Codes at GameMania from today until February 24th
Italy: Codes at Gamestop from today until February 24th
Spain: Codes at GAME from today until February 24th
Portugal: Nintendo Zone at FNAC from today
Edit: It has also been confirmed that Denmark, Sweden and Norway will get the Mew event from February 22nd through to April 30th at Toys 'R' Us and BR stores.

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokémon - Battle Competition

Following its reveal on Friday, it has now been confirmed that the Kanto Classic competition will be held in the west. This competition is a Single Battle competition and runs classic rules where you can only use the original 151 Pokémon aside from Mewtwo and Mew and you cannot use items on your Pokémon as well as only using 6 Pokémon. Registration runs from February 25th through March 5th while battles run from March 4th through March 6th. All entrants get a special Dragonite
This Dragonite is based on Lance's Dragonite in Red/Green/Blue. It is Level 62 with the ability Inner Focus and the moves Agility, Slam, Barrier & Hyper Beam. Before now, it couldn't learn the move Barrier, despite Lance's Dragonite having that move in Red, Green and Blue

Pokémon XY

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Titles

TV-kun Magaizne has revealed another pair of new episode titles, this time for the seventeenth episode of Pokémon XY & Z. This episode is set to air on March 3rd and features the Legendary Pokémon, Zapdos.
Episode 913: Zapdos and Noivern! A Furious Strike of Lightning!!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon Virtual Console Preload + Pokkén Tournament - Chandelure Trailer + Pokémon of the Week

31-01-2016 08:06 GMT / 03:06 EST by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 15:37 GMT
Edit @ 13:00: Pokémon of the Week | Edit @ 15:37: Pokémon Virtual Console Preload

Pokémon Shuffle

In The Games Department

Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, Yellow - Virtual Console Preload

For those of you with the Japanese 3DS, the games Pokémon Red, Pokémon Green, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Pikachu have been placed up on the Nintendo 3DS eShop to preload. These games require 80 blocks on your Nintendo 3DS as well as giving a special serial code in order to get the Mythical Pokémon, Mew, in your Japanese XYORAS games. The code will run from February 27th 2016 to March 31st 2017. Thanks to NintenDaan for the headsup

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

In The Games Department

Pokkén Tournament - Chandelure Trailer

Following the reveal earlier this month, the first footage of Chandelure has been revealed at the special Game Party Japan event, just before a special Pokkén Tournament competition. This trailer showcases the use of Chandelure and its moves which have only been seen in screenshots up to now. It'll be available in Japanese arcades from February 9th. We'll post the trailer when it is uploaded
Footage

Pokémon of the Week - Umbreon

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the one-hundred & eighteenth entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Johto Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Miror, Archangel, Ragnarok, Psynergy, KillerDraco & UR2L8. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the second generation. The light of the moon changed Eevee's genetic structure. It lurks in darkness for prey. When exposed to the moon's aura, the rings on its body glow faintly and it's filled with a mysterious power. Umbreon evolved as a result of exposure to the moon's waves. It hides silently in darkness and waits for its foes to make a move. The rings on its body glow when it leaps to attack. So, here it is, the one-hundred & eighteenth entry, Umbreon.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Detective Pikachu - Details + Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Battle Competition + Mew Event

29-01-2016 05:00 GMT / 00:00 EST by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 12:35 GMT
Edit @ 05:07: Kanto Classic | Edit @ 06:22: Detective Pikachu | Edit @ 12:35: Mew Event

Pokémon Shuffle

In The Games Department

Detective Pikachu

Following the reveal earlier this week, the official site has updated with new pre-release screenshots and details for Detective Pikachu ~Birth of a New Duo~. We're currently translating details so be sure to check back
Detective Pikachu likes coffee and asks Tim to invite attractive women over for tea, but is weak around them. Detective Pikachu, due to being able to talk, cannot use any moves and isn't very fast.
Mike Baker is head of the Detective Agency. Amanda Blackstone is the office assistant. Amelia Kristi is a new Assistant Director at a TV Station. Meiko Okamoto is a TV Director. Pablo Milan is the owner of the High Hat Cafe.
In the gameplay, you play as Tim as he has interviews with people and gathers evidence with the help of Detective Pikachu. In the gameplay, you walk around Rhyme City. Tim interviews humans while Pikachu interviews Pokémon. While exploring town, you can find spots to investigate. You can look for evidence by using a magnifying glass and moving it around the scene until you find something. If Pikachu notices anything, the bottom screen image of Pikachu will activate. Tap it to speak with Pikachu to get a hint or advice. Finally, there are elements with Quick Time Events where you have to push a button in time to perform an action, such as catching Pikachu after he falls from a tree. If you fail to do so, the following scene changes slightly. It doesn't affect progress, but just changes how things go such as Pikachu hitting Tim's chest rather than being caught. From there, you solve the crimes based on evidence. The example given is to find out where Aipom disappeared to.

Pokkén Tournament

In The Games Department

Pokémon - Battle Competition

The next Battle Competition has been announced. This is the Kanto Classic. This competition is a Single Battle competition and runs classic rules where you can only use the original 151 Pokémon aside from Mewtwo and Mew and you cannot use items on your Pokémon as well as only using 6 Pokémon. Registration runs from February 25th through March 5th while battles run from March 4th through March 6th. All entrants get a special Dragonite
This Dragonite is based on Lance's Dragonite in Red/Green. It is Level 62 with the ability Inner Focus and the moves Agility, Slam, Barrier & Hyper Beam. Before now, it couldn't learn the move Barrier, despite Lance's Dragonite having that move in Red, Green and Blue

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Following the reveals in other parts of Europe earlier this week, more distributions for Mew have been announced. In Belgium and the Netherlands, Mew will be distributed at GameMania stores from February 1st through February 24th. We'll bring more as and when it comes

Pokkén Tournament

In The Games Department

Pokémon - Battle Competition

Battling for the next Battle Competition has begun. This is the 2016 International Challenge January competition. This competition is a Double Battle competition and runs the current VGC rules. These rules allow for you to use two of the box Legendary Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal & Zygarde. Battles run from January 29th through January 31st. All entrants get 2000 PokéMiles. Championship Points will be given to the top 256 players in each age division.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Pictures + Character Biography + Nintendo Badge Arcade

28-01-2016 10:24 GMT / 05:24 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the past few updates for a new game reveal. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 19:54 GMT
Edit @ 11:55: Episode Pictures | Edit @ 18:21: Nintendo Badge Arcade | Edit @ 19:06: Nintendo Badge Arcade

Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Nintendo Badge Arcade

The free piece of Nintendo 3DS software, Nintendo Badge Arcade, had its weekly update in Japan and this week it introduced multiple panels of badges of Pokémon to earn. These panels include various more new Pokémon to the ones previously obtainable. We're currently cataloguing all of these badges and will update our special Nintendo Badge Arcade section shortly.
Edit @ 19:37: All 5 panels and 26 badges have been added to our section. Click the image to go to the section
Edit @ 19:54: To celebrate the 20th anniversary, they're going to be celebrating Pokémon Campaign Month and include multiple new badges. We'll bring more as it comes

Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Nintendo Badge Arcade

The free piece of Nintendo 3DS software, Nintendo Badge Arcade, had its weekly update in North America and has added a variety of new badges featuring various Pokémon including Cosplay Pikachu, Empoleon and Flygon with more panels being added daily for the next few days. Our section has full listings up to now so be sure to check it out

Ash and Serena! Getting One at a Dance Party!!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Serena being invited to a Pokémon Dance Party. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Pokémon X & Y

In The Games Department

Pokémon XY - Character Biography

With the episode that just aired in Japan, I have been able to update a biography. This biography is for Serena and contains the inclusion of a Pokémon we knew she was going to get through various merchandise. Click the image to go to the biography, but be warned as it contains spoilers

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Detective Pikachu Screenshots + Pokkén Tournament Championship Series + European Mew Event

27-01-2016 07:36 GMT / 02:36 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for a new game reveal. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 17:29 GMT
Edit @ 07:47: Episode Title | Edit @ 11:44: Mew Event

Pokémon Shuffle

In The Games Department

Detective Pikachu

Following the reveal yesterday, some new minor tidbits have been released for Detective Pikachu ~Birth of a New Duo~. Despite being download only, this game will be having a retail presence in the form of a download card in Japan and its final download size is 4951 blocks. In addition to that, several new screenshots have been released for the game and added to our pre-release screenshot page. Click the image to go to the page
Download Card

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

In The Games Department

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

For those in the Europe, it has been confirmed that Mew will be distributed at GAME stores via Serial Code from February 1st 2016 to February 28th 2016 and Gamestop in Germany from February 4th through to February 24th 2016, Italy at Gamestop from February 1st through February 24th and GAME in Spain from February 1st through February 24th. This is the first part of the Mythical Distributions that run all year. We'll bring more European distributions as they are announced

Pokémon Shuffle

In The Games Department

Pokkén Tournament

It has been confirmed that Pokkén Tournament is to be within the much beloved fighting game competition, EVO on July 15th through 17th. EVO is a competition which includes many fighting games including Super Smash Bros. each year and has the best fighting game players in the world participate
Edit @ 17:29: The official site confirms that US Nationals and EVO are part of the Pokkén Championship Series. These events will culminate in invitations to the Pokkén World Championships in August in San Francisco at the same time as the VGC and TCG Worlds. Full details of this are not known but will come at a later point.

Pokémon XY

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Titles

A Japanese TV Guide has revealed another pair of new episode titles, this time for the fifteenth & sixteenth episode of Pokémon XY & Z. This episode is set to air on February 18th & February 25th respectively.
Episode 911: A Chesnaught from the Wilderness! The Tree-planting Robon!!
Episode 912: The Master Class Trial! What Will You Do, Serena!?

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Detective Pikachu Announcement + Pokkén Tournament amiibo Details + Pokémon Shuffle Events + US National Championship Details

26-01-2016 06:07 GMT / 01:07 EST by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 17:19 GMT
Edit @ 12:28: Pokkén Tournament | Edit @ 13:06: Detective Pikachu | Edit @ 17:19: US Nationals Championships

Pokémon Shuffle

In The Games Department

Detective Pikachu

Following the reveal in The Professionals 3 years ago, the detective Pikachu game has finally been revealed as Detective Pikachu ~ Birth of a New Duo~. It will be available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan on February 3rd 2016 for 1,500 yen. It'll be cheaper for 1,200 yen from January 27th 2016 to February 29th 2016. It stars a "smug, talking, loveable, detective pikachu"
Edit @ 13:37: This game requires 800MB of space (6,400 blocks) to download and is listed on the official site as "Cinematic Adventure Game", with the official Nintendo site also listing it as a puzzle solving Cinematic Adventure Game. It takes place in Rhyme City and you the human character called Tim Goodman who has come to the city for a currently unknown reason. When he meets with Pikachu, the story begins. It is a 1 Player game and has no online or communication features.
Edit @ 15:18: Preloading is now available on the Japanese Nintendo 3DS for the reduced price of 1,200¥. In addition to that, we have the first direct feed screenshots which have been added to our Detective Pikachu Pre-Release Screenshot Page
Footage
Artwork

Pokémon Shuffle

In The Games Department

Pokkén Tournament

Following the reveal of the Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card for Pokkén Tournament during the Nintendo Direct in November last year, it was made clear that each region would have slightly different style cards based on their region's localisation. Before today, we only had images of the Japanese and North American version of the amiibo card but today the first images of the European one were revealed. The European one differs in that it has Shadow Mewtwo's name in English, German, Spanish & Italian rather than just English, but the most notable difference is how the back of the card not only includes the game's English name, but also the German name and logo of Pokémon Tekken. This card comes packaged within the first run of the game and will unlock Shadow Mewtwo immediately within the game when used.
EU amiibo Front EU amiibo Back

Pokémon Shuffle

In The Games Department

Pokémon Shuffle - Events

A few brand new challenges have begun on Pokémon Shuffle.
First, an Escalation Battle stage has begun on both Pokémon Shuffle and Shuffle Mobile. This Escalation Battle gets you the Pokémon Kyurem. It runs until February 9th
Next, the Mega Sharpedo stage has begun a repeat run on Pokémon Shuffle and its first run on Shuffle Mobile and runs until February 2nd. On the 3DS version, the top 50,000 in Japan, 20,000 in the US and 12,000 in Europe get the Sharpedonite. The top 5,000 in Japan, 2,000 in the US and 1,200 in Europe also get a Mega SpeedUp. If you don't get the Sharpedonite but are in the top 80,000 in Japan, 30,000 in the US or 18,000 in Europe you'll get an Attack Power. All other players will get a Disruption Delay. On Shuffle Mobile, the top 80,000 will get the Sharpedonite, while the top 15,000 also get a Mega Speedup. If you don't get the Sharpedonite but are in the top 120,000, you'll get an Attack Power and a Jewel. All other players get a Jewel
All of these require the version 1.2.30 to download. Our Pokémon listings have been updated with these Pokémon

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon - Video Game Championships

It has been confirmed that the U.S. National Championships are to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio from July 1st through to July 3rd. As always this competition results in a competition of players to try and get invites to Worlds as well as CP. This Nationals will also have a special Pokkén Tournament Competition

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Monday: Pokémon - Battle Spot & VGC - Pokémon Restriction

25-01-2016 11:53 GMT / 06:53 EST by Serebii

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With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
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Edit @ 17:05: 20th Anniversary Super Bowl Commercial

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

From May to July last year, players with Japanese and American games could redeem a serial code given by Maxsoft in Singapore to get a Rayquaza. However, many people may have noticed that this particular Rayquaza, with the OT SG Summer'15 has been unable to be traded over the Internet. However, it has now been posted on the Pokémon Global Link that this particular Rayquaza cannot be used on the new Rating Battle - Special Battle ruleset and that it won't be eligible to be used in in-life Video Game Championship events which use the Live Competition portion of the game. All other Shiny Rayquaza distributions from last year remain eligible for Rating Battle and in life events.

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon - 20th Anniversary

Two weeks ago, it was announced during the reveal of the Pokémon 20th Anniversary celebration details that there would be a special commercial for Pokémon during the Super Bowl on February 7th. Today, The Pokémon Company International has released an extended version of the trailer that is to be aired. This trailer doesn't reveal anything but does promote the brand in a rather unique way. A 30 second cut of this trailer will air during the Super Bowl
Footage

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Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

24-01-2016 13:00 GMT / 08:00 EST by Serebii

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With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
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Pokémon of the Week - Gliscor

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the one-hundred & seventeenth entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Sinnoh Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Miror, Archangel, Ragnarok, Psynergy, KillerDraco & UR2L8. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the fourth generation. It observes prey while hanging inverted from branches. When the chance presents itself, it swoops! Its flight is soundless. It uses its lengthy tail to carry off its prey... Then its elongated fangs do the rest. It dances silently through the sky. When it approaches prey, it can land a critical hit in an instant. So, here it is, the one-hundred & seventeenth entry, Gliscor.

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Saturday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Mew Event + Shuffle Passcode

23-01-2016 07:30 GMT / 02:30 EST by Serebii

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With the generation continuing, the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 07:55 GMT
Edit @ 07:55: Mew Event

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

For the last week, there have been numerous reports of people being told that EB Games in Australia will be hosting the Mew event from February 1st to February 24th. The Mew event was announced globally to celebrate the 20th anniversary, starting off a run of monthly Mythical Pokémon distributions, with the US and Canada having it confirmed for GameStop and EB Games respectively. We'll bring more distribution details from around the world as and when they come

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Shuffle - Events

A new passcode has been released for Pokémon Shuffle and Pokémon Shuffle Mobile. This code gives you 3000 coins and was distributed at the World Hobby Fair in Japan today. This code has to be redeemed by February 23rd 2016. The code is 20160123

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