Strongest Mega Evolution to Premiere in April

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Strongest Mega Evolution to Premiere in April
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has revealed that a special called "Strongest Mega Evolution - Act I" to be aired on April 3. The special will focus on Mega Evolutions and will star an original main character named Alan: "This tale centers on the development of one young trainer, Alan, and his partner Charizard. The goal of Alan's Journey is to to master Mega Evolution, challenge every Mega Pokémon, and to stand as the strongest on top. Their journey unfolds with them battling many Mega Evolved Pokémon. And then battling the Elite Four's Zumi. Zumi's Mega Evolved Pokémon is? What's Alan's reason for being so obsessed about Mega Evolution? The outcome of this journey will be? Points of Note: 1. The entrance of a completely original main character 2. Charizard mega evolves into Mega Charizard X 3. Alan has the Mega Ring like in the games. He has a hero like catchphrase to introduce mega evolution 4. Big battles with Mega Absol and Mega Garchomp! 5. Zumi appears in the anime! Transcendent battle between Mega Charizard X and Mega Blastoise." This is one of two specials to air this spring.

Buy a 3DS and Get Pokémon Free!

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Been waiting for an excuse to get a 3DS (or 2DS, or an XL)? Here's your chance! If you register a system and a game, you'll get a free digital download code for either Pokémon X or Y.

Diancie Officially Announced

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Diancie Officially Announced
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It is a Rock/Fairy-type Pokémon and it stars in the movie now titled Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie.

X/Y Legendary Distribution

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X/Y Legendary Distribution
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The first bit of CoroCoro has leaked through ANN and has revealed some new minor information for the upcoming movie, Cocoon of Destruction and its associated short: Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These? Not much information was given but the short appears to feature Darkrai, Manaphy, Victini and Jirachi. A poll is to be given in CoroCoro and the winner will be the Pokémon that will be distributed in association with the movie, with the options being the Pokémon that are listed above. The winner will be revealed in the April issue of CoroCoro, due for release on March 15th 2014.

Pokémon Bank Release Postponed After This Week's eShop Fail

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Pokémon Bank Release Postponed After This Week's eShop Fail
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From the announcement:

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company International have postponed the launch of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter - two software applications that were originally scheduled to launch for Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 27 - due to a large volume of traffic to the Nintendo Network service. Due to the high traffic, players are having trouble setting up Nintendo Network IDs and downloading content in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. We truly regret the inconvenience, and wish to reassure everyone that providing a solution is our top priority. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your continued patience.

The Pokémon Company is Working on a Detective Game With Pikachu

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The Pokémon Company is Working on a Detective Game With Pikachu
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Last week we got a glimpse of a new 3DS Pikachu game in development. Now we know the game will be a detective (Looker?) game with Pikachu as your partner. The villain is a rare blue Pikachu that can talk. The game uses motion capture and facial recognition. The game allegedly has a two year development with an expected release in 2015.

Pokémon Noir incoming?

The Upcoming Pikachu Game is Looking Real Creepy

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The Upcoming Pikachu Game is Looking Real Creepy View Fullscreen
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Here is a brief glimpse of the new Pikachu game in development courtesy of NHK. This episode of The Professional will be broadcasted in Japan on October 28.

In the clip, you can see Ishihara saying that filming isn't allowed—and then, the announcer says, "This is the first time cameras have gotten in." You can see the Pokémon Company staffers work on its "super secret game," which stars Pikachu and looks to be a 3DS title.


Now continue to watch Pikachu maniacally laugh.