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Super limited edition Mega Charixard X 3DS XL ⊟
This was given out as the prize for Japan’s recent Dragon King tournament — only one was produced, and it features the winner’s name on the back, according to a report from Serebii.
[Update: It looks like two were made for two winners?]
Even if you lived in Japan, you probably wouldn’t have been eligible to win this, as the tournament was for grade-school-age students there. Players competed with both the trading card game and Pokemon XY using at least one Dragon-type creature in their party, which is a neat idea. The winner is pretty much the best multi-platform Pokemon Dragon trainer.
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Super limited edition Mega Charixard X 3DS XL ⊟

This was given out as the prize for Japan’s recent Dragon King tournament — only one was produced, and it features the winner’s name on the back, according to a report from Serebii.

[Update: It looks like two were made for two winners?]

Even if you lived in Japan, you probably wouldn’t have been eligible to win this, as the tournament was for grade-school-age students there. Players competed with both the trading card game and Pokemon XY using at least one Dragon-type creature in their party, which is a neat idea. The winner is pretty much the best multi-platform Pokemon Dragon trainer.

BUY Pokemon X and Y, upcoming games
  • Source serebii.net

Mega Charizard X gon’ give it to ya ⊟

Pokémon Origins aired in Japan yesterday, and brought with it this reveal of XY’s alternate Mega evolution for one of the series’ original starters. Serebii shares these details:

"This is an alternate Mega Evolution of Charizard. This Mega Charizard is exclusive to Pokémon X and is called Mega Charizard X. It is also to be a Fire/Dragon-type Pokémon with the new ability of Tough Claws which improves the power of Physical contact attacks. Its Attack stat is increased."

Here is a video of a Drifblim getting that work from Mega Charizard X.

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Old starters, new megas for Pokémon X/Y

When you start playing Pokémon X/Y, you’ll get to pick which creature you want to start with (Fennekin, Froakie, or Chespin) from a selection offered to you by a friend, but you’ll also eventually get to choose from a familiar set of three from Professor Sycamore: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.

Each of those three will have Mega forms that you can bring out in battles once you have their unique Mega Stones. You can check out some of their Mega attacks in this new trailer, and hear hints about how Mega Rings and Key Stones work in this morning’s Pokémon Direct video

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Bandai’s D-Arts Charizard is the best lizard since the lizard. Bandai’s D-Arts figure of the Pokemon looks absolutely bananas, with multiple points of tail and neck articulation, a flame accessory, and a moving mouth for terrifying expressions.

This Charizard figure ships in April for ¥3,990 ($46). If Bandai decides to keep going with Pokemon figures, this collection is going to get very expensive.

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  • Source tamashii.jp

This limited edition beauty just landed in Japan

If you were one of the lucky few people who won in Japan’s raffle for a chance to buy the “Lizardon Edition 3DS LL” (or Charizard Edition 3DS XL), you would have taken this thing home yesterday. But you’re probably not, so you’ll just have to settle for admiring these photos we’ve posted from people bragging about it online.

Unless Nintendo decides to bring it to Europe (and not to North America, like the Pikachu 3DS XL). Or you throw down big bucks to import one from a Japanese auction.

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Charizard special edition 3DS XL, you are so awesome. The way your gold lines fill the lid, that flame on the back, and that hint of teal in your eye — I love it all.
But why are you a Japan-exclusive system, sold only to people who win a preorder lottery? Maybe this is why guys who pick you aren’t consider boyfriend material.
Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2See also: More Pokemon news and media

Charizard special edition 3DS XL, you are so awesome. The way your gold lines fill the lid, that flame on the back, and that hint of teal in your eye — I love it all.

But why are you a Japan-exclusive system, sold only to people who win a preorder lottery? Maybe this is why guys who pick you aren’t consider boyfriend material.

Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2
See also: More Pokemon news and media
I was wondering when I’d finally see a video game take on these clever GIF tricks that play on Tumblr’s photo set borders (click the image if it’s not animating for you).
I learned last week that these have been popular on people’s dashboards lately, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a lot more similar game GIFs out there that I just haven’t seen yet, like this Super Mario World one.
If you’re not on Tumblr or aren’t familiar with its GIF culture, this probably doesn’t make sense, but it’s still a fun Charizard animated image for your Sunday.
Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2, Pokemon ConquestSee also: More video game GIFs[Via elizardbits]

I was wondering when I’d finally see a video game take on these clever GIF tricks that play on Tumblr’s photo set borders (click the image if it’s not animating for you).

I learned last week that these have been popular on people’s dashboards lately, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a lot more similar game GIFs out there that I just haven’t seen yet, like this Super Mario World one.

If you’re not on Tumblr or aren’t familiar with its GIF culture, this probably doesn’t make sense, but it’s still a fun Charizard animated image for your Sunday.

Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2, Pokemon Conquest
See also: More video game GIFs
[Via elizardbits]
Charizard attacks Calculus quiz: not very effective!
Buy: Pokemon Platinum
See also: “Boyfriend Criteria” by Katie Turner

[Via Buzzfeed]

Charizard attacks Calculus quiz: not very effective!

Buy: Pokemon Platinum

See also: “Boyfriend Criteria” by Katie Turner

[Via Buzzfeed]

"Boyfriend Criteria" by Katie Turner.
Thank God I married my wife before she could find out that I chose Charmander as my starter Pokemon. Who knows what terrible state of lonesomeness I’d be in right now had she discovered that secret.
If he was available at the beginning, though, I’d have picked Meowth instead in a heartbeat. Meowth is the shit.
See also: The financial crisis, as explained to a 14 year old, with a Pokémon analogy

"Boyfriend Criteria" by Katie Turner.

Thank God I married my wife before she could find out that I chose Charmander as my starter Pokemon. Who knows what terrible state of lonesomeness I’d be in right now had she discovered that secret.

If he was available at the beginning, though, I’d have picked Meowth instead in a heartbeat. Meowth is the shit.

See also: The financial crisis, as explained to a 14 year old, with a Pokémon analogy

Kevin: Imagine that I let you borrow $50, but in exchange for my generosity, you promise to pay me back the $50 with an extra $10 in interest. To make sure you pay me back, I take your Charizard Pokémon card as collateral …

Let’s say that the Charizard is worth $50, so in case you decide to not return my money, at least I’ll have something that’s worth what I loaned out.

But one day, people realize that Pokémon is stupid and everyone decides that the cards are overvalued. That’s right—everybody turned twelve on the same day! Now your Charizard is only worth, say, $25.

At the same time, you’re having trouble paying back the $60 you owe me. So what would you rather do: try and pay me back the $60 or just default and give me your $25 Charizard?

Olivia: I’d give you the Charizard.

Kevin:
Exactly. Who wouldn’t? Now, the bank — I mean me — has lost $25 when I expected to make $10. What’s the lesson here?

Olivia: Pokémon is dumb

Really, our economy would be in a much better state right now if financial institutions had traded in something more stable, like Meowth cards.

See also: “Boyfriend Criteria”, Pikachu, the electric rodent

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