365 posts tagged pokemon
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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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.