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Pokémon News

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Shiny Magikarp Distribution Splashes Pokémon Sun And Moon In Asia

The Pokémon Company has announced a special Shiny Magikarp distribution event for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which will be available in Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Serebii reports that this event will run between Saturday 28th – Friday 3rd February 2017 at participating retailers, with the serial code that you receive required to be used by Monday 6th February 2017. Once re...

Pokémon GO Generated $950 Million Revenue In 2016

Pokémon GO continues to have a positive influence on the world, even after it released in what will be remembered as a particularly turbulent year. It soon became a cultural phenomenon after developer Niantic started to roll the location-based game out worldwide in July, and, in the months that followed, market research App Annie reports that it has been able to generate an estimated $950 million ...

Pokémon GO Update Version 1.23.1 Now Available On iOS

Niantic has released a new software update for Pokémon GO on iOS, which brings the location-based game to version 1.23.1. This now allows the Apple Watch to show Eggs collected from PokéStops, altered distance tracking to improve “GPS drift,” as well as delivering minor text fixes. Changes Made In Pokémon GO Update Version 1.23.1 Updated Apple Watch to display Eggs obtained from PokéSt...

Pokémon GO Update Version 0.53.1 Now Available On Android

Niantic has released a new software update for Pokémon GO on Android, which brings the location-based game to version 0.53.1. This now allows the Apple Watch to show Eggs collected from PokéStops, altered distance tracking to improve “GPS drift,” as well as delivering minor text fixes. Changes Made In Pokémon GO Update Version 0.53.1 Updated Apple Watch to display Eggs obtained from Po...

Pokémon Sun And Moon Update Version 1.1 Now Available

Nintendo has released a new version 1.1 software update for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which has addressed glitches reported in the Nintendo 3DS exclusives since launch. The update, which requires 296 Blocks, has corrected glitches encountered in Battle Spot, when Rocky Helmet was used, instances when Pokémon don’t learn moves after they have evolved, and when Mimikyu holds Red Card. Ther...

Giant LEGO Pikachu Constructed From 25,000 Bricks

Game Mania teamed up with Brick Projects to create the biggest LEGO Pikachu ever built, a mammoth task that required far more yellow LEGO bricks than we can count! It is estimated that creator Dirk Van Haesbroeck had used approximately 25,000 LEGO blocks to create the electric mouse, which stands at 1.5 metres tall. But, what’s more impressive, is that he went on to make a second LEGO Pikach...

Pokémon Run Welcomes Junichi Masuda For Autograph Session

Southeast Asia will soon set out on Pokémon Run Singapore 2017, their first Pokémon themed fun run that will see participants dash around Singapore’s Marina Bay area. The 5km run promises to immerse participants in “the life of a Trainer,” with Pokémon hidden all around the route. Making the event all the more special is news that Game Freak director Junichi Masuda will be in att...

Pokémon GO Prices Up Bronze, Silver And Gold Boxes

After the Pokémon GO holiday event had added Special, Great, and Ultra Boxes, Niantic has now switched them with Bronze, Silver, and Gold Boxes that have become available in the Shop. The Bronze Box (460 Pokécoins) contains 100 Poké Balls and 8 Lure Modules, while the Silver Box (980 Pokécoins) will reward players with 8 Incense, 8 Lucky Eggs, and 8 Lure Modules. It is the Gold Box (2,480 Pokécoin...

Tsunekazu Ishihara Reflects On Pokémon GO’s Phenomenal Year

In a year that will be remembered for Brexit, Donald Trump being elected President of the United States, and the tragic loss of many celebrities, Pokémon GO instantly became a shining beacon of positivity. The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara was given the chance to reflect on the location-based game’s international success in an interview with Nikkei Asian Review, where he outli...

Pokémon Prism ROM Download Circulates After Shut Down

After being in development for eight years, work on Pokémon Prism was scrapped after Nintendo delivered developers Nsomniart and TPP Devs a cease and desist letter last week. That had demanded the downloadable file for Pokémon Prism not be made public, that access to downloadable files for Pokémon Brown and Pokémon Rijon Adventures be removed by 6th January 2017, and that public access to the serv...

Next Pokémon Sun And Moon Global Mission Announced

The next Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon global mission has been detailed, which will challenge players to use the Island Scan feature to capture or defeat Pokémon. These limited-time events are a new addition within the Nintendo 3DS exclusives and will see every player try to achieve a collective goal. If met, everyone that has participated will receive a reward, while failure will still see players...

Pokémon GO Prices Up Special, Great And Ultra Boxes

The Pokémon GO holiday event has started, and, to help you get into the festive spirit, Niantic has added Special, Great, and Ultra Boxes. The Special Box (250 Pokécoins) contains 10 Great Balls and 2 Egg Incubators, while the Great Box (550 Pokécoins) will reward players with 20 Great Balls, 2 Incense, and 4 Egg Incubators. It is the Ultra Box (1,500 Pokécoins) that comes packed with the most gif...

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