357 posts tagged pokemon
Glitch PokéZine now available to preorder ⊟
This latest PokéZine, which features 68 illustrations of glitchy Pokémon from as many artists, ships in October and is available to preorder for $20.
As with the previous Ghost and Ice editions, the zine is curated and designed by Jordan Rosenberg and Iasmin Omar Ata. The other participating artists include familiar names like Jane Mai, Jake Lawrence, Mayuiki, and many others. This is good stuff; get on this. Buy an extra copy for me too.
Transparent Nintendo 2DSes for Europe ⊟
Remember that prototype 3DS XL with transparent casing that Nintendo teased us with in an Iwata Asks session? That never actually released as an actual product, but the platform holder has made something similar with the 2DS for Europe, creating clear Red and Blue versions of the budget handheld.
Nintendo used to make a lot of these transparent systems for the Game Boy, GB Pocket, and GBA, but it’s been a while since the company has returned to this style (the New 3DS also has clear colored cover plate options). These 2DSes will release as standalone units in Europe on November 7, and as bundles with pre-installed copies of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on November 28. Thanks to NintenDaan for the pics!
One of the best Smash images is now a shirt ⊟
You can get one of the most compelling Smash Bros. scenes — Mega Man standing on top of a Gogoat as he prepares to swing a Home-run Bat — as a tee, hoodie, sticker, smartphone case, etc. This is all thanks to Sam Smith, who took the original screenshot, created a pixelart version, and uploaded the design to Redbubble.
New Pokemon 3DSes, covers up for preorder ⊟
These limited edition Pokemon 3DSes, which will be hawked exclusively through Japan’s Pokemon Centers, aren’t going to up for sale long, so you’re going to want to preorder one pronto. They’re $336.99 each at Play Asia, but take note that they’re the New 3DSes that come with suede cover plates and custom Home menu themes. You can get either the White one with Kyogre or the Black system with Groudon.
And while the non-limited-edition New 3DS systems aren’t up for preorder anymore, you can reserve one of the 38 different cover plates for the system. They’re priced at $19.99 each, which is more than I expected, but I’m probably going to buy one anyway as soon as I somehow manage to pick a favorite. New 3DS charger stands (available in Black, White, Mint, and Pink) are available to preorder too. Thanks to NintendoTweet for the links!
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Limited Edition New 3DSes for Pokémon ORAS ⊟
While North America and Europe received a new trailer and details about an upcoming 3DS eShop demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Japan enjoyed an announcement for these special edition handhelds.
Starting November 21, Japan’s Pokémon Centers will carry a limited quantity of these New 3DSes with the Kyogre and Groudon custom plates — if Google Translate is correct, they have a suede texture to them, which is baller AF. While they will include custom Home menu themes, they will not have pre-installed copies of the games. They’re priced at ¥19,000, or around $177.
You can watch the Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire trailer and read details about the upcoming demo after the break:
Gaze into the eyes of Shiny Mega Gengar ⊟
He’s terrifying and magnificent all at once. You can add this guy to your Pokemon X and Y collection if you go into a US GameStop store between October 13 and Oct. 26. You can also buy a “Gengar Spirit Link” pack for the Pokemon TCG if you’re into the card game. It’s not as sparkly, I’ll warn you.
Then, from October 27-November 16, you can also get a Diancie, which can be Megafied through a stone found in Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire.
Hoenn looks great in the new Pokémon video ⊟
The top two GIFs compare a scene from the original Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire opening video with the new one in the Omega and Alpha 3DS remakes (credit to Zysets). The other animations are just pretty shots of the games’ Hoenn setting, originally posted by Joltik.
These new GIFs are from the three-and-a-half-minute trailer Pokémon ORAS (apparently that’s what we’re calling Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire now) that was posted for Japan yesterday. Watch it after the break!
Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire SteelBook edition and preorder bonuses for Europe ⊟
Though Europe gets the new ‘mons a week later than the rest of the world, if you preorder the games there, you’ll receive special SteelBook packaging, elevating you above the plastic casing plebes in other regions.
The official Nintendo UK store is throwing Primal Kyogre and Groudon figures with their respective preorders, as is retailer GAME. It looks like ShopTo is including Torchic keyrings with reservations for standard editions for the game — not sure how you get the other keyrings, but they are things that exist!
Pokken Tournament is happening ⊟
A Pokemon fighting game from Bandai Namco (makers of the Tekken series, obvi), coming to Japan next year! It’s worth noting that The Pokemon Company has registered trademarks for “Pokken Fighters” and “Pokken Tournament” in both Europe and the U.S.
The game will be coming to arcades “first”, that last word implying an eventual console port in the works, presumably for Wii U. It sounds like Tekken producer/director Katsuhiro Harada and Soulcalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino are working on the project.
This Slowpoke reggae song ⊟
Yeah, maybe you’ve seen it already, but I hadn’t, and I didn’t want anyone else to miss it. This is what the Pokemon Company is up to right now.
Enroll in Pokemon Art Academy Oct. 24 ⊟
Do you like to draw, or paint? Or maybe just sketch and doodle? Pokemon Art Academy will come out in North America October 24, Nintendo announced today, helping you do the daily Trubbish sketch practice you desperately need.
You’ll be able to share art on Miiverse, as well as… anywhere else, since you can export your art to SD card.
I don’t actually know if Trubbish is in it.
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Crocheted Slime, Game Boy, Pokeball iPhone cases ⊟
I can’t believe I wasn’t able to get to these sooner, because oh my god there was a crocheted Slime in my inbox for like a week. MaDonna Sheehy made these rad iPhone cases, and put them for sale on Etsy.
I don’t want to influence your purchase decision too much, but I will say that if crocheted Slimes become a trend, my time on Earth will have been worth it.
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