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We're talking fire Pokémon turning into ice Pokémon and new colors for the oldie favorites. Introducing Alola forms, which will make their big debut in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Here are some of the classic Pokémon then depicted in their new forms, as courtesy of Serebii:




Pokémon Sun and Moon will also introduce the 'styles' feature -- which is dependent upon which parts of the island you encounter a given Pokémon on:

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So, it has been revealed officially now, and guess what... Meowstic is the cat Pokémon with gender differences. That means the Pokébeach leaker has been correct about everything. Now all we need is to see the starter's final evolutions.

The English names are cool. Love Tyrunt for the T-Rex!

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Via BBC News
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And just like that we've our first case of no love for the Pokémon GO, over in Iran. The High Council of Virtual Spaces, which is responsible for overseeing all of the nation's online activities has determined that the game poses security challenges for authorities at this time.

Iran is the first country to issue a 'blanket ban.'

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This August Ruslan Sokolovsky recorded himself while playing Pokémon GO inside Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg, after having been made aware such activity within the church could result in jail time...

“How can one offend by entering a church with a smartphone?” Sokolovsky asked. “I decided to just catch some Pokemon in church because, why not? I believe it’s both safe and not prohibited by law. Let’s go.”

Well, fast forward to after Sokolovsky posted the video he was investigated by police, and shortly thereafter charged with inciting hatred and offending religious sensibilities. He's being detained for two months, and stands to face up to five years in jail.

What do you guys think, does the punishment fit the crime here?

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The coding that hints at the prospect of Niantic soon introducing buddy Pokémon that follow your avatar around, was first noticed in a github depository, which uploaded all of Pokémon GO's data from newest update.



The coding shows off three different possibilities for how 'buddy Pokémon' will appear on-screen:

-Perched on player's shoulder
-Flying next to player
-Walking behind player (could be tied in to the height/weight measurements previously discovered in Pokémon GO data mine

Would be pretty cool to see Niantic implement a feature that's available in other Pokémon games (Pokémon Yellow, HeartGold/SoulSilver). Can you imagine walking round town with a Zapdos as your 'buddy Pokémon' though?...



So much yes.

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Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie will be in the ORAS demo:





Here are some more details about the demo:

Head to Hoenn Early with the Pokémon Trainer Club! Look for a Special Demo Version code in the October Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter!

Want to play the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version? Look for a special code in the October edition of the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter. Then, use the special code in Nintendo eShop to download the Special Demo Version directly to your Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system!

The Special Demo Version features a unique adventure where you can encounter cool Pokémon, including ones that Mega Evolve! Plus, you'll be able to bring reward items you obtained in the demo into Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
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vPokémon Go is the latest Pokémon game to be announced for Android and iPhone in which smartphone owners will be able to catch and battle Pokémon outside in the real world!

Coming some time in 2016, Pokémon Go is being developed by Niantic, a company known for the mobile game Ingress. Paired with a peripheral called the Pokémon Go Plus, trainers will be able to take their phones out into the real world and catch Pokémon in the actual wild.


The Plus device vibrates and flashes on your wrist when a Pokémon is nearby, allowing players to resist the urge to stare at their phones constantly, and instead enjoy the world around them, or whatever you're supposed to be doing while not catching Pokémon. From there, you'll take out your phone and get to work.

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Pokémon GO's taken the planet by storm. Lives have been made, ruined, and everything in between by this kickass augmented reality game. We're talking staged robberies like this:



And relationship-ruining NSFW-ish 'gotta catch 'em all' moments like this:



Looks like Google could've predicted much of the madness that's ensued thus far...