350 posts tagged pokemon
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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Yes of course you want to see a trailer for Mega Slowbro ⊟
It gets its power from being slowly eaten. Its Mega Evolution makes the parasite Shellder eating it only more powerful. And somehow it’s cute as heck. Pokemon is for the children.
"Blue Red Love" ⊟
Shout-outs to all the Game Boys, Link Cables, Pokémons, and Rare Candies out there. This tribute to all those beloved things comes from Georgina Chacón (portfolio/DeviantArt) and will be featured at Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode. That “Game Art/Chiptune/Indie Arcade/Drinkathon Seattle Special” kicks off at 1927 Events on August 30 — jump to the Facebook event page here.
Here’s Pokemon’s Mega Audino ⊟
A new Mega Evolution for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Mega Audino gets the Healer ability in Mega form no matter what it has in its regular form. Its “jacket” thing also evolves into sort of a nightgown situation.
Hey, guys, did you hear? Mega Slowbro ⊟
I neglected to mention Mega Slowbro’s existence this morning, and now Patricia Hernandez and every other Poké person has put up much better posts than I can hope to make. So, let’s just get it over with. Here’s Mega Slowbro. The creature popped up on the official Korean Pokémon website (along with Mega Audino) this morning. Its special ability is “Shell Armor.”
Serebii offers these details:
"It has boosted Defense and Special Attack. Energy was focused in the Shellder biting Slowbro’s tail, and the result was that the hardness of the shell increased and it became an immensely hard suit of armor that can be damaged by no one. When the battle begins Mega Slowbro uses its tail to stand up straight and it propels itself like a spring."
Mega Slowbro is super cute and super pitiful, and this Mega evolution solidifies his status as Pokémon’s Ralph Wiggum. Look at the poor fool. It can barely move in that thing. Credit to Ferrari94 for the GIF.
More Megas, cosplay Pikachu in new Alpha/Omega trailer ⊟
We knew about Mega Salamence, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Altaria a couple days ago already thanks to news published in Japan, but you can see them in action, along with dress-up Pikachu, in this clip.
The Pokémon Company has also announced that players will get a Shiny Beldum holding a Metagrossite Mega Stone when the games launch on November 21 — the creature will evolve into Shiny Metang and then into Shiny Metagross. Using the Stone, you can then evolve it to Shiny Mega Metagross.
US Pokémon Center open ⊟
If you want to buy a plush Scraggy hat, a Charizard tumbler, or your very own huggable Mega Mewtwo, you can do so now at the online Pokémon Center store for the US.
To celebrate the grand opening, the store has a selection of adorable “Special Delivery” Pikachu items featuring the mascot in post office gear. I… need one of those plushes? I’m as surprised as anyone.
As another part of the celebration, US Pokémon X and Y players can get a Poké Ball-patterned Vivillon online through August 12.
No Drama with my Pikachu shirt, please ⊟
These awesome tees are all from Alisa Ueno’s FIG&VIPER brand and will be sold at Pokémon Centers in Japan starting this September for around ¥5800 to ¥6800 ($56 to $66) each.
And if anyone gives you guff for wearing one of these and exposing your midriff, you can point to Pikachu to remind them, “No drama, please!!”