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Guide How To Save Money On Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero DLC
Best deals, cheapest prices + discounts!
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are being treated to an all-new DLC expansion in 2023, The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero. Buying the expansion grants you access to two chunks of additional content – The Teal Mask which will become available in fall 2023, and The Indigo Disk which arrives later in winter 2023...
News New Pokémon Anime Stars Are Getting Their Own Manga Series
The Torchic has truly been passed now
Japanese manga magazine CoroCoro Comic has given us the first look at a brand new Pokémon manga which will feature the stars of the new anime season, which kicks off on 14th April in Japan. Shared on Twitter by @MangaMoguraRE, the colour cover depicts the two new Pokémon trailers — Liko and Roy — along...
Reminder Catch All The Pokémon Games On 3DS & Wii U Before The eShop Closure
Gotta purchase 'em all
The 3DS and Wii U eShop services are closing down at the end of this month on 27th March, and while all sorts of games and applications will no longer be available for purchase, one series in particular that's taking quite a hit is Pokémon. Serebii.net has put together a short social media reel to highlight what exactly will...
Random Pokémon Anime Ad In Tokyo Shows Ash's Best Moments Ahead Of His Final Episode
Like no one ever was
We are nearing the end of Ash Ketchum's journey in the Pokémon animated series and we are starting the see the tributes pouring in for the newly-crowned Pokémon Champion and his Pikachu companion. One of the most thorough tributes that we have come across so far, however, comes from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, where an advert...
Random Pikachu Was Originally Going To Talk Like Meowth In Pokémon Anime, Says Director
It's no secret that Ash Ketchum and Pikachu will soon be leaving the Pokémon anime for good, capping off a storyline that has lasted for the best part of 25 years. Despite being in the company of these characters for so long, it turns out that there are still some notable aspects of each that we didn't know, like, for example, that...
News James Turner Reveals Two Of His Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Designs
Tatsugiri and Dondozo
The former art director of Pokémon Sword & Shield James Turner is working on new pastures right now, developing the rather wonderful-looking The Plucky Squire. But that doesn't mean Pokémon is in the rearview mirror for the artist, and over the past few days on Twitter, he's confirmed that he designed two Pokémon for...
Talking Point Which Pokémon-Themed Nintendo Console Has The Best Design?
The very best...
Back in January, we ran down every Zelda-themed Nintendo console out there in an attempt to find which one you lovely lot thought was the best. There were a lot of these Hylian designs, with the series clearly standing as one of Nintendo's most popular choices in the special edition design room, but these are dwarfed in number by...
News The Pokémon Company Is Looking To Hire Someone With NFT Knowledge
The Pokémon Company International opened up a new job listing for a Corporate Development Principal a few days ago, and it looks like the position requires the candidate to have a grasp of Web3, including blockchain. The listing was spotted on TPCi's Greenhouse page (via LinkedIn) where all of the company's job listings are posted, and...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.2.0 Bug Supposedly Corrupting Save Files
Update: TPC is aware
Update [Sat 11th Mar, 2023 13:30 GMT]: While there's an update on the way for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that will address some bug issues tied to eggs, there's been no mention about a fix for the reported corrupted save file problems. In a slight development, Serebii.net webmaster Joe Merrick has mentioned on social media...
Random Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Players Reach Outer Space By Making Sandwiches
Can we get some Space Raiders with that?
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet players have found a bug in-game that allows them to launch their player into space... simply by building a sandwich. We're not kidding. Automaton West reports that in Japan, players have come up with a fun little game that challenges players to reach the deepest, darkest depths...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Next Update To Be Distributed By The End Of April
TPC says bug fixes are on the way
Game Freak and Nintendo rolled out a new update for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet a few weeks ago. And while it did come with some new stuff, it also seemed to create a number of issues. In response to this, The Pokémon Company has now announced it will be distributing a new update at the end of next month. As...
News Pop-Up Pokémon Center Returns To London This April
To coincide with Pokémon Europe International Championships
The Pokémon Center is returning to London this year when the 2023 Pokémon Europe International Championships get underway in April. Serebii shared that the pop-up store will be open on the weekend of 14th to 16th April 2023, alongside the EUIC. The tournament, like last year's Worlds in...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero DLC - Everything We Know So Far
For The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk
Pokémon Day 2023 brought us the reveal of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Expansion Pass — The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. Following on from Pokémon Sword & Shield's formula, the Expansion Pass will contain two pieces of new story DLC, complete with new areas — The Teal Mask, and
Random Brand New Cockroach Species Has Been Named After A Pokémon
A brand new species of cockroach has been discovered, and it's been named the Pheromosa cockroach, after the Ultra Beast Pheromosa from Pokémon Sun & Moon. The Straits Times reports (via Nintendo Soup) that this new species was found in Singapore back in 2016/17, but its discovery an
Random Rare Pokémon Trading Card Auctioned For $480K Gets Zero Bids
Better luck next time
Pokémon Trading Cards are as popular as ever - with original holographic Charizards often going for huge sums of money nowadays. It seems this isn't necessarily the case with every Pokémon card sale though. A recent eBay auction featuring a holographic Illustrator Pikachu in "near-perfect condition" has apparently attracted...
Feature 5 Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Quality Of Life Updates We Still Want To See
Before the DLC, please
The 1.2.0 update to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet brought a lot of nice little additions and improvements to Paldea. A handful of bug fixes — such as accurate reflection of damage done in Tera Raid battles and some quality of life updates for the in-game Pokémon PC boxes — certainly go a long way into taking the
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Returning Pokémon, Including DLC
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero will add another 230
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the newest Pokémon games on the block, and the first new mainline entry in the series since Pokémon Sword and Shield came out in November 2019. Both Scarlet and Violet are out now, and players all over the world are discovering a brand new generation 9 Pokédex...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All New Pokémon, Including DLC
Five more 'mons coming in the Expansion Pass
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet haven't got a full 150 new designs, but we do get 107 new Pokémon to add to our collection — including the long-awaited Pokémon number 1,000, bringing the National Dex up to four digits. We've listed all the new Pokémon to be found in the Paldea Pokédex below, but be...
News Growlithe Joins The Build-A-Bear Pokémon Collection
Part of a new bundle
After a series of leaks this weekend, it has now been confirmed that Growlithe will be the next Pokémon to get the Build-A-Bear treatment. The Fire-Type has begun to appear in online stores for those who are part of the Build-A-Bear Bonus Club, and we imagine that general access will be just around the corner (thanks, Nintendo...
News The Next Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Has Been Revealed
Decide on Decidueye
Decidueye is going to be the next 7-Star Tera Raid reward in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Announced by the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account (via Serebii), the Gen 7 starter will be available in-game between 17th and 19th March, and again from 24th to 26th March. The Arrow Quill Pokémon follows from the Pokémon Day...
News Detective Pikachu's Movie Sequel Might Have Found Its Director
A script writer has also reportedly been secured
Last month, a Legendary Entertainment rep mentioned how a sequel to the Detective Pikachu movie was still in "active development". If this wasn't convincing enough, we've now got another development. According to a Deadline report, Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel is currently in negotiations to...
News The Next Pokémon Joining Pokémon Unite's Roster Is Goodra
Update: Lapras has also been confirmed
Update [Sun 5th Mar, 2023 03:45 GMT]: In addition to Goodra, it seems Lapras will be making its way to Pokémon Unite in April. When we hear more, we'll let you know. Original story [Fri 3rd Mar, 2023 06:55 GMT]: Following the news earlier this week that the Sword legendary Zacian would be joining...
News The Next Pokémon Build-A-Bear Appears To Have Been Leaked
The OG good boy Growlithe could be on the way
Squishmallows might be all the rage at the moment, but don't forget about the adorable Build-A-Bear plush line. There's been a growing Pokémon collection in this do-it-yourself series for some time now, and the next one might have just been leaked. According to a post on the 'buildabear' subreddit, the...
News This Is What The Pokémon Bank 3DS Shut Down Update Looks Like
See one of the incoming changes
March marks the month of the 3DS eShop shutdown and as part of this, The Pokémon Company previously announced it would be making its Pokémon Bank service on Nintendo's handheld device entirely free. Serebii.net webmaster Joe Merrick has now highlighted one of the changes that will be made on the software side as...
Back Page Forget Pokémon Sleep, Here's 7 More Pokémon Lifestyle Apps We Definitely Need
In the magazine business, the Back Page is where you'd find all the weird goofs that we couldn't fit in anywhere else. Some may call it "filler"; we prefer "a whole page to make terrible jokes that are tangentially related to the content of the mag". We don't have pages on the internet, but we still love terrible jokes — so welcome to our...
News Latest Pokémon Anime Trailer Gives A Closer Look At The Series' New Protagonists
Coming to Japan on 14th April
The Pokémon Company has today revealed a new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon animated series (above) which will see the recently-introduced Liko and Roy stepping into the lead role that was formally held by Ash for the past 25 years. As well as reconfirming the series' Japanese release date of 14th April, the latest...
News Pokémon HOME Updated To Version 2.1.1, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Adds Scarlet and Violet competition information
This week's Pokémon Presents showcase teased that Scarlet and Violet support would be coming to Pokémon HOME at some point this year. Today, the HOME app has received an update which continues to add some Gen IX features, but not the transferring element that we're after — perhaps we were being a...
Guide Pokémon GO: How To Evolve Roaming Form Gimmighoul Into Gholdengo
As revealed in the February Pokémon Presents showcase, Pokémon GO integration has now been enabled for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, allowing the two games to interact. The opening features of this crossover allow you to send postcards and change Vivillon's markings, but more importantly it gives you the chance to catch a Roaming...
News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Tera Raid Bug Replaces Paradox Pokémon With Eggs
With the recent release of patch v1.2.0 for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the games have also launched a new Tera Raid event featuring brand new 'Paradox Pokémon' Walking Wake and Iron Leaves. However, it appears that a rather egregious bug has raised its head in the wake of the release (thanks, Automaton), and players who encounter it have...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.2.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Updated Patch Notes
DLC eShop page now accessible from the game
This is your reminder that the Version 1.2.0 update for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet has officially gone live on Switch. Following some patch notes published a few weeks ago, Nintendo has now shared updated ones. The most notable additions include some "newly added features" which we now know as...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Get Pokémon HOME Support In "Early 2023"
Send your Pokémon to the cloud
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been out for a number of months now, but there's still no sign of Pokémon HOME support. It was mentioned during a previous showcase last November how it would be added after the game's release, and now at the latest event, it's been updated to an "early" release at some point in...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's DLC Will Have "Over 230 Familiar Pokémon"
A list of the line up may have already leaked...
Another one of the highlight announcements during the latest Pokémon Presents broadcast was the announcement of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC. The two-part series - The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk - will begin this Fall with the first part, and the second part will follow in Winter 2023. While...
News The Original Pokémon Trading Card Series Is Returning As A "Premium" Set
Own a slice of Pokémon TCG history
If you've ever had dreams of owning the original Charizard card from the first Pokémon TCG series, you'll be pleased to hear The Pokémon Company is reviving this classic set. In the latest Pokémon Presents, Pokémon president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara teased this return with a brief clip showing two players...
Poll What Did You Think Of The February 2023 Pokémon Presents, Then?
Another Pokémon Presents showcase has come and gone, with new announcements including DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, a collaboration between Pokémon and Netflix in the form of Pokémon Concierge, the re-emergence of Pokémon Sleep, and more. We'll be honest, it wasn't quite the knockout showcase we were ho
Round Up Everything Announced At The February 2023 Pokémon Presents Showcase
Cards, sleep, and DLC
Well... that happened. February's Pokémon Presents showcase is now behind us and it was not the blockbuster stream of announcements that some were predicting. Instead, what we saw this time around was a much more subdued reel of news building up to some predicted trailers for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC, The Hidden...
News Pokémon GO Plus + (Yes, Two Pluses) Lets You Bunk With Pikachu
"grow friendlier the more sleep you get together"
We Nintendo fans are used to a silly name. Sure, the Wii U didn't do a great job of defining the console for what it was and the New 3DS XL and Switch Lite are hardly the most adventurous options out there. However, nothing in recent memory comes close to the device revealed at today's Pokémon...
News Latest Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Tera Raid Event Starts Today, Features New Paradox Pokémon
Meet 'Walking Wake' and 'Iron Leaves'
During the Pokémon Presents showcase, it was announced that the latest Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid event has now begun, and it features two new Paradox Pokémon. Taking place from February 27th, 2023 to March 12th, 2023, you'll be able to catch 'Walking Wake', a Water/Dragon type, in Pokémon...
News Pokémon Sleep Will Help You Get A Good Night's Rest, Coming This Year
Be careful not to snore(lax)
In one of the more unexpected announcements from today's Pokémon Presents presentation, the company announced that a new sleep tracking app called Pokémon Sleep will be launching later on this year. Pokémon Sleep will measure how good of a night's rest you get and store the results for analysis. By sleeping with your...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC, The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero, Coming Later This Year
The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk bring new Pokémon
As part of today's Pokémon Presents broadcast, The Pokémon Company has announced that Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC is on the way later this year, and it's called The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. With two parts — The Teal Mask and The Indigo
Watch Pokémon Presents - 27th February 2023, Live!
Pokémon Day 2023 is here and, as per tradition, The Pokémon Company has lined up another Pokémon Presents showcase, promising around 20 minutes of news and highlights. The livestream kicks off at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET, so get yourselves comfortable folks; not long to go now! We'll be covering all the big news here on...
News Pokémon Red And Blue Soundtrack Now Available For Stream And Download
You'll likely need VPN access though
As we celebrate Pokémon Day, the Pokémon Company has released the entire soundtrack for Pokémon Red and Blue (or Green, if you like) for streaming and download. The catch is that the Pokémon Sound Library website is region locked to Japan and Asia, meaning you'll need a VPN if you're going to access it. If...
News 'Pokémon Presents' Showcase Announced For Today, 27th February 2023
Update: It's nearly here!
Update [Mon 27th Feb, 2023 09:15]: The big Pokémon Presents livestream is almost upon us! Remember, it kicks off later today at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET; we'll have our own livestream article going live roughly half an hour beforehand, so get your tasty beverages ready, snuggle into your Pokémon...
News 'Captain Pikachu' Revealed For The New Pokémon Anime
It was right at the end of 2022 that we were hit with the news that Ash Ketchum and Pikachu would be leaving the Pokémon animated series for good after 25 years of service. The new protagonists, Liko and Roy, were quickly announced, but we couldn't help but feel a certain Pikachu-shaped hole left in our hearts. Fortunately, it looks like...
News Brand New Pokémon Animated Short 'Journey Of Dreams' Comes To China Next Week
No worldwide release confirmed
A brand new animated short for Pokémon is releasing in China the day after Pokémon Day called 'Journey of Dreams'. Spotted by Serebii, the short will debut on 28th February, and the reveal poster has got us all feeling a bit nostalgic. The Pokémon Company knows just how to tap into our nostalgia, and the debut...
News The Pokémon Company Shows Off New Silver Border Trading Cards, Arriving March
Say goodbye to yellow borders
Last year, The Pokémon Company shocked some long-time western trading card collectors when it announced it would be ditching the iconic yellow borders in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. As of Scarlet and Violet, local cards will now feature a silver coloured border - bringing the western designs in line with the...
News The Next Pokémon Scarlet & Violet 7-Star Tera Raid Battle Event Has Been Announced
Catch Pikachu for Pokémon Day
Today is stuffed full of Pokémon news, apparently. Not only has The Pokémon Company confirmed it's holding a 25 minute Pokémon Presents showcase on Pokémon Day next week (27th February), but a brand new 7-Star Tera Raid event is coming to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet this weekend to celebrate. From 24th to 27th...
Talking Point What Will Be Announced On Pokémon Day 2023?
Who's that reveal?
27th February is fast approaching, and you know what that means? Pokémon Day is almost here! Every single year since 2016, which happened to be the franchise's 20th anniversary, The Pokémon Company has shared a number of announcements on this day to celebrate Pokémon, usually in the form of a Nintendo Direct-style Pokémon...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Switch OLED Getting My Nintendo Store Restock (US)
It's returning to GameStop as well
If you've been trying to secure a limited edition Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Switch OLED model and happen to be located in the US, you'll want to keep an eye out in the coming days for a restock. Nintendo of America has announced this special unit will be returning to both GameStop and the My Nintendo Store on...
News The Next Two Pokémon Squishmallows Have Been Revealed
Togepi and Snorlax join the party
Squishmallows has announced its next batch of Pokémon-themed Squishmallows — Snorlax and Togepi. The two soft, squishy plush toys were teased over on the official Squishmallows Instagram page today. Currently, there are only two other Pokémon Squishmallows — Pikachu and Gengar — so the sleepy Gen 1...
News Looks Like Pokémon Trading Already Works On Switch Online's GB & GBA Emulator
With Nintendo Switch Online now having Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games, and Pokemon Day fast approaching (27th February), it's got a lot of people speculating — will Gen 1, 2, and 3 make the jump to NSO? YouTuber and content creator Austin John Plays is one such person who's been pushing those ideas forward, and over the weekend,...
Random This Official Wailord Pokémon Plush Could Actually Squash You
"Big. Blue. Buddy."
A big, heavy Pokémon deserves a big ol' plushie, right? That's obviously what The Pokémon Center thought with Wailord, who has a big of a reputation among Pokemon fans for its size. Well, it's a whale, so it should be big, right? Right. So it makes sense that you can buy a 57 ¾ inch-sized Wailord plush — that's just shy of...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.2.0 Launching "Late February", Here Are The Full Patch Notes
"We will continue to take your feedback very seriously"
It's now been well over a few months since the launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. While the gameplay was quite enjoyable at launch, there were admittedly some bugs and technical issues. Game Freak was quick to address some of these problems with a few updates, but it seems it's not done...
Rumour 'Pokémon Together' Website Has Fans Hopeful For New Mystery Dungeon
Spike Chunsoft reference spotted
The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, developed by famed Japanese studio Spike Chunsoft, has gained a considerable wealth of fans over the years, with some claiming the spin-off franchise to be even better than the mainline Pokémon games. Now, it appears that a reference within the source code of the recently...
News New Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Distribution Event Announced
Update: Now live
Update [Fri 17th Feb, 2023 09:10 GMT]: The code for Garganacl has been revealed, with Serebii sharing it on Twitter (thanks again, Serebii). You'll have until 20th February to get yourself the Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet. The code you'll need for this is: 1STCHAMPSV. You can also check out our guide for all other Mystery Gift...
News Latest Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Announced
Garchomp and Sylveon are up next
The Pokémon Company doesn't appear to be slowing down on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid Battle Events any time soon. The latest one announced will include a Garchomp and Sylveon, available in both versions. This Tera Raid Battle will begin later this week on 17th February and will last until 19th February...
Random Pokémon Fan And Tattoo Artist Inspired To Ink 'Em All For Charity
Well, the first 151 anyway
A tattoo artist from Stowmarket, Suffolk is aiming to tattoo all 151 original Pokémon on fans and customers to raise money for the Blue Cross animal welfare charity. William Langford, who owns Zen Tattoo Art, has been a tattoo artist for 12 years and loved Pokémon as a kid, BBC News reports. Langford wanted to "spend...
PSA A New Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Is Now Live
Catch a Tandemaus on Valentine's Day
Update [Tue 14th Feb, 2023 05:00 GMT]: This event is now underway, here's your reminder! Original article [Tue 7th Feb, 2023 03:05 GMT]: Last month, The Pokémon Company announced a handful of new Tera Raid Battle events coming to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Now, ahead of Valentine's Day next week, we've...
UK Charts Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Fall Out Of The Top Ten In A Week Of Stiff Competition
Plus a surprise appearance from Mario
This week's data for the UK's boxed charts is finally with us and we are seeing a slightly quieter week from Nintendo this time around. As we have come to expect, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was once again the highest-selling game on the Switch. This week the title only made it to fourth place however, after a strong...
News Ash Ketchum Prepares To Pass Torch As New Pokémon Anime Series Gets Air Date
Debuts 14th April in Japan
The new protagonists of the Pokémon anime will be taking over when the new series debuts in Japan on 14th April 2023 in Japan. Serebii shared the news and the date on Twitter. Ash Ketchum and Pikachu will be hanging up their caps and passing the torch on to new protagonists Liko and Roy as the anime enters its Paldea...
Guide Best Pokémon Gift Ideas - Games, Toys, Clothing, Accessories And More
Need some inspiration?
Pokémon Day is here once again, giving us the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the happy memories the series has given us over the years and to treat ourselves – or a loved one! – to some Pokémon goodies. If you're looking for the perfect present for a special Pokémon-themed birthday, a Christmas treat, or even...
Japanese Charts PlayStation 5 Soars In Sales And Once Again Beats Switch
But Pokémon returns to the top
Sony is continuing its huge comeback in Japan this week. According to this week's Famitsu charts (via Gematsu), after outselling all three models last week, the PlayStation 5 has once again topped the hardware charts with a huge 76,450 units sold in the week of 30th January to 6th February. The Switch OLED is behind...
News Finally, Shiny Heart Trim Furfrou Can Be Transferred From Pokémon GO To HOME
Completing the set
The elusive shiny version of Heart Trim Furfrou, a Valentine's Day exclusive in Pokémon GO, is now able to be transferred from the mobile game into Pokémon HOME! The Valentine's Day event started earlier today, and Serebii shared the news that — for
News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Surpasses 20 Million Units Sold In Just Six Weeks
Gotta sell 'em all
Nintendo's nine-month earnings report is finally with us so we can now get a proper look at just how successful some of the Switch's recent games have been. Chief among our concerns this time around was Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. We knew that it was going to be a big hitter ever since that massive launch week, but the question...
News Premium Pokémon Figures Of Miraidon And Koraidon Now Available For Order
You might need deep pockets, mind
The Pokémon Centre has released two new premium Kotobukiya figures for Koraidon and Miraidon from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Priced at £229.99 each (yes, each), both figues come with a Scarlet and Violet book stand, with Koraidon measuring in at 16 x 23.1 x 21.1 cm and Miraidon coming in slightly smaller at 16...
News New Pokémon Scarlet & Violet TCG Set Revealed, Along With Some Utterly Adorable Art
The starters shine
The Pokémon Company has revealed the next official Trading Card Game set for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, called Triple Beat. As you would expect from a name like this, the set focuses on Paldea's three starter Pokémon — Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly — along with their evolutions. The cards were revealed via a stream...
News Detective Pikachu's Second Movie Is Apparently Still In "Active Development"
We're now getting updates about video game movies on a regular basis, but one we haven't heard about for a while is the sequel to Detective Pikachu - so what's happened? After the star of the movie Justice Smith claimed a second film was unlikely to happen in 2021, we've finally got a new update. According to a Legendary Entertainment rep...
ICYMI Pokémon Center Squishmallows Have A Poké Ball Stamp On Their Butt
Just so you know...
Squishmallows collectors out there might be interested to know the Pikachu and Gengar ones available at the Pokémon Center (in real life) are slightly different from other versions available elsewhere. In case you missed it, these particular plush have a special stamp on them. As highlighted recently on the Squishmallows...
News "We Absolutely Apologize" For Pokémon Performance Problems, Says Nintendo Of Canada Manager
"We are working on improvements to these games"
Business interviews are often pretty dry, and a recent chat between Post Arcade — the Financial Post's gaming section — and Nintendo of Canada General Manager Susan Pennefather was no different. But there were some interesting gems hidden in all the biz-speak, so let's take a look! Pennefather...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Ranked Double Battles Series 2 - Best Pokémon, Early Teams
Pokémon from the past and future will ruin your day
The most exciting time for competitive Pokémon fans is when we get a new Pokémon game. A close second is when the ranked format changes, specifically the official double battle format. Trainers have been experimenting with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's ranked double battles since December 2022,...
News Pokémon GO Feels The Love, Valentine's Day Event Announced For Next Week
Here are the full details
We are a little under two weeks away from Valentine's Day 2023, but that hasn't stopped The Pokémon Company from getting itself in order and letting us all know what's in store for the day of love this year over on Pokémon GO. Beginning on 8th February, the in-game 'Valentine's Day Event' will continue throughout the...
News Pokémon HOME Version 2.1.0 Now Live On Mobile, Here Are The Patch Notes
Ranked Battle data
Pokémon HOME has received another update today, and while it isn't the "big one" we're all waiting for, it's certainly making steps towards that. Serebii shared the update on Twitter, which is live on both iOS and Android. The Switch version is still under main
News The Pokémon Company Reveals Plans To "Sunset" Pokémon TCG Online
Making way for Pokémon TCG Live
The Pokémon Company has announced that it will be removing The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online app from the App Store, Google Play, and the browser version on the Pokémon website sometime this year prior to the official launch of The Pokémon Trading Card Game Live. The company made a statement today on the...
News Pokémon Unite Gets A Fresh Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Stat tweaks for many fighters
Pokémon Unite might not be the biggest game in the franchise on Switch, but the number of updates and add-ons sure are commendable. The latest patch has now come to the online battler, pushing the game up to ver.126.96.36.199 and bringing a boatload of tweaks and fixes our way. As is to be expected, the main focus of this...
Talking Point Do We Need Another Pokémon Mystery Dungeon On Switch?
Putting the "fun" in d(f)ungeon
I've been thinking a lot about Pokémon Mystery Dungeon recently. Maybe it's the list of spin-offs I recently wrote up, which reminded me just how many excellent/terrible Pokémon spin-offs exist out there, or maybe it's the fact that when I was writing my answer to the question "What Pokémon game should be the next...
News Latest Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Announced
Armarouge and Ceruledge!
The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have announced the latest Tera Raid event for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, running from February 3rd, 2023 through February 5th, 2023 (thanks, Serebii). The event will focus on Armarouge, a Fire/Psychic Pokémon for Scarlet players, and Ceruledge, the Fire/Ghost Pokémon for Violet...
Talking Point Where Should The Next Pokémon Legends Game Take Place?
And who should be the 'legend'?
It's hard to believe it, but Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a year old today. This Pokémon game took us back to the distant past and completely shook up the formula of what we all expected from a mainline Pokémon entry. And, quite frankly, we want more of what it gave us. Legends: Arceus sees you get thrown back in...
News Kadabra Might Finally Be Returning To The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Upcoming set teases "original 151"
Remember in 2020 when the spoon-bending magician Uri Geller publicly apologised for getting Kadabra banned from the Pokémon Trading Card Game and asked Nintendo to bring it back? Well, it seems like it could finally be happening. According to a story on PokeBeach, a new "sell sheet" for the "Pokémon Card 151"...
Japanese Charts Fire Emblem Engage Knocks Pokémon Off The Top Spot
PlayStation 5 also tops the hardware chart
The latest Japanese charts are here and there are a couple of major changes to note this week. First, looking at software, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have finally been knocked off the top spot by none other than Fire Emblem Engage, with the latter selling an impressive 144,558 copies. It's a strong start...
News Comfey Blooms Onto Pokémon Unite's Roster Next Week
Putting down roots
The online 'mon battler Pokémon Unite has been consistently expanding its roster of fighters ever since its launch back in 2021 and this looks to continue into 2023. Comfey has today been announced as the year's first addition and will be available in the game from 2nd February. This news was shared by the @PokemonUnite Twitter...
News Pokémon Dev Game Freak Says Original IP Is A "Very Important" Part Of Its Growth
The "challenge" of original games is a great motivator
Game Freak is best known around the world as the Pokémon developer, but it also works on other projects from time to time. In a recent interview with VGC, Game Freak's Masafumi Saito spoke about how beneficial it was to the Japanese company to create "original games" - describing it as a great...
Random Did You Know That Pokémon's HM 'Cut' Could Be Used On Tall Grass?
Only from generations one to three
For the most part, people seem pretty clued up on Pokémon facts. The franchise has grown so large, in fact, that whenever you think that you know a piece of information so obscure that it is bound to astonish those around you, there's always somebody there to say "well obviously, duh!" We have found ourselves in...
Quiz Do You Know The Meaning Behind These Pokémon Names?
Signed, Seel'd, Delibird
Did you know that most Pokémon names are puns? Yes, you did, but we had to intro this whole quiz somehow. Yup, there are over 1,000 puns of varying quality in the Pokédex these days, and most of them are different from the original Japanese puns... meaning that there are probably at least 2,000 puns in total between...
Random 'WATA Certified' Pokémon Yellow Apparently Mauled By US Customs
We've heard some horror stories in the past about games and consoles that have been sent off and didn't make it to the other end, but this story takes it to another level. A WATA-graded copy of the Game Boy classic Pokémon Yellow has been completely destroyed, apparently after an encounter with US Customs. As explained by Nightdive...
Japanese Charts Nintendo Switch And Pokémon Continue To Dominate The Top Spot
Back after the boosted Christmas numbers
The latest Japanese charts are in from Famitsu and this time we are seeing a return to the kind of numbers that we would expect after last week's figures accounted for a longer period of time. As usual, this is a big one for Nintendo. The software sales are still all about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet despite...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Was The Best-Selling Switch Game In The US Last Year
No surprises here
To wind up last year, NPD Group has shared new information about video game consumer spending habits in the US. Apart from Switch being labelled the best-selling system of the year in this particular market, we've also got a round-up of the "top 10 best-sellers" (based on dollar sales) for Nintendo platforms in 2022...
News Snazzy Pokémon TCG: Scarlet And Violet Elite Trainer Boxes Live For Pre-Order
The perfect introduction?
The Pokémon Company has released pre-orders for the official products for Pokémon TCG: Scarlet and Violet, and two of these look like they just might provide the perfect introduction to the new range, whether you're a returning player or completely new to the game. The Pokémon TCG: Scarlet and Violet Elite Trainer Boxes...
Random Pet Fish Reveals Credit Card Details During Pokémon Violet Livestream
That fish deserves a schooling
Pets can do silly things. They eat newspapers, tear up fabric, and make us laugh. But one famous fish has accidentally revealed its owner's credit card details during a Pokémon Violet livestream. Automaton Media reports that the fish found its way onto the eShop and did a number of things, including changing the user...
UK Charts Switch Maintains Strong Representation In A Pretty Quiet Week
FIFA 23 is once again on top
The latest UK charts are in and it's pretty unremarkable, all told. FIFA 23 regains its dominance at number one after slipping down to number two last week. The Switch version made up 25% of the split, coming in behind the PlayStation 5 version at 41%. No Nintendo titles enter the top ten this week, but the Switch...
Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 14th March 2023
Spotlight Hour Pokémon details, as we get them
The Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour events were first introduced to the game in February 2020. Every week for one hour only (6pm - 7pm local time) a specific surprise Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild and a Mystery Bonus will activate. This gives you a chance to catch...
News Another Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Announced, 7-Star Revealed
Greninja is coming
We've only just had two more Tera Raid Battle Events announced for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, but apparently, we need another one! The Pokémon Company has revealed that Drifblim and Mismagius will be the next event coming to the game. (Thanks, Serebii!) Drifblim will be exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet, while Mismagius will be...
Soapbox All Fish Pokémon Are Bad, And There's A Good Reason Why
Go (away) fish
I'll start this with a confusing admission: My favourite thing in the world is a trip to an aquarium. I could spend days gazing through the curved glass of a tank, watching sharks glide past me, pressing my hand against the smooth, white underbelly of a stingray, and taking note of the clownfish darting in and out of the swaying mass...
Random Forget Something? New Pokémon Center Merch Is About Amnesia
Sorry, what was that?
Themed merchandise? We love it here at Nintendo Life. but Amnesia-themed merch has got to be one of the most amusing sets we've seen from the Pokémon Center Japan. Nintendo Soup shared the announcement (from the official Pokémon Japan website) and, as daft as the set is, it's actually utterly adorable. Featuring Psyduck,...
Random Official Pokémon TikTok Account Accidentally Posts Swear-Filled Video
Update: Original video has been taken down
Update [Fri 13th Jan, 2023 10:00 GMT] Well, that didn't last long! It appears the offending video has now been taken down, however you can still view the content via an alternative source below. Well folks, you really can't make this up. On the official Pokémon TikTok account, which currently boasts...
News Fire Emblem Character Designer Reveals Pokémon He Created For Scarlet & Violet
Here's some stunning art to celebrate
We've already seen a former Pokémon artist highlight their contribution to the new release Pokémon Violet and Scarlet, and now another talented individual has revealed the Pokémon they designed in the latest generation. Japanese artist Yusuke Kozaki recently took to Twitter - revealing himself as the creator...
Japanese Charts Switch OLED Model Dominates, Selling Almost 150,000 Units
Pokémon also maintains strong sales
The latest Japanese charts are in and we're covering a slightly longer period of time here from 26th December, 2022 to 8th January, 2023, so keep that in mind as you ruminate over the figures below. Surprising no one, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet finds itself in first place once again, bringing in an...
News Two New Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Events Have Been Revealed
A new 7-star and a Valentine's-themed raid
Update [Mon 16th Jan, 2023 10:25]: The 7-Star Tera Raid Battle Event has been revealed to be Greninja, the final evolution of Pokémon X & Y's Water-type starter! Original article [Thu 12th Jan, 2023 15:30 GMT]: Two more Tera Raid Battle events are coming to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet very soon...
News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Will Receive Ver.1.2 Update Next Month
What? It is evolving!
After a much-discussed launch and an initial update which left many feeling disappointed, it looks like Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is on track for another overhaul next month as ver.1.2 comes to Switch. Very little is known about either the update's release date or its contents for the moment, though @SerebiiNet has confirmed...
News The Pokémon Company To Share Special 'Pokémon 1008 Encounters' Video Today
Different to PokéDoko's plans
The Pokémon Company has dropped a YouTube premier for tomorrow, 12th January, which looks to celebrate the entire Pokédex — which has now reached 1008 Pokémon following the release of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Shared by Serebii on Twitter, this is the second celebratory video to be revealed, following...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Is The Best-Selling Game In Japan In 2022
Switch is also the top-selling hardware
Famitsu has released its annual sales charts for 2022, and Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — unsurprisingly — has topped the year's sales, selling an incredible 4,338,931 units since its release in November (thanks, Nintendo Everything!). If you've been following the headlines and the weekly Japanese...
Random This Mash-Up Of Pokémon And Zelda Is Mindblowingly Detailed
Link used Master Sword! It's super effective!
You may already know by now that I love deep dives, especially into the Zelda and Pokémon series — I've probably written thousands of words doing trailer breakdowns and lore explanations across the games over the past couple of years here on Nintendo Life. So imagine how I feel discovering that th
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