Shiny Gengar haunts U.S. GameStop locations today.Today through October 26, trainers with a copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y can receive a special code card containing Shiny Gengar holding a Gengarite Mega Stone at participating GameStop locations. Don't miss out, as I doubtlessly will. » 10/13/14 12:45pm 10/13/14 12:45pm

Watch The 2014 Pokémon World Championship Finals Right Here

This is it, the final day of the Pokémon World Championships, where the top trading card and video game competitors are gonna show the world they were born to be winners — born to be champions. How can you not watch? » 8/17/14 8:58am 8/17/14 8:58am

Our sister site Kotaku UK is on the ground at the 2014 World Championships. Check out their photos from the event, the rudest Pikachu ever, and keep watching for more from the biggest Pokemon battle of the year. » 8/16/14 4:04pm 8/16/14 4:04pm

Watch The 2014 Pokémon World Championships Live, Right Here

The world's best Pokémon video and card game players from more than 30 different countries converge on Washington D.C. this weekend to vie for the title of the very best, like no one ever was. Let's watch the 2014 Pokémon World Championships all weekend long. » 8/16/14 8:45am 8/16/14 8:45am

'Twitch Plays Pokémon' Takes On The Kalos Region Of Pokémon X

Watch The Pokémon National Championships Live, Right Here

The very best Pokémon video game and card players in the United States have converged in Indianapolis, Indiana this weekend to see who gets to lose to players from other countries in August's World Championship. Let's watch. » 7/06/14 8:55am 7/06/14 8:55am

The Pokémon Company makes Mythical Pokémon Diancie official. Three days after the Serebii report, like clockwork, the latest pocket monster movie star is confirmed. They also confirm the once-hidden Pokémon will be coming to Pokémon X and Y at a later date, but won't tell us when or how because they're mean like that. » 2/14/14 10:31am 2/14/14 10:31am

Pokémon Bank is Finally Live

Pokémon Bank is now available on the Nintendo eShop, ending a delay more than a month long. The Bank allows players to store and manage up to 3,000 pokémon online, even moving them between Pokémon X and Y. » 2/05/14 1:51pm 2/05/14 1:51pm

Nintendo has confirmed that Pokémon X is more popular than Pokémon Y, at least in the U.S. Here are the official U.S. sales figures from Nintendo through the end of December 2013: Pokémon X: 1.63 million, Pokémon Y: 1.54 million. » 1/17/14 1:47pm 1/17/14 1:47pm

Shreds Of Evidence That Pokémon X Is More Popular Than Pokémon Y

We here at Kotaku have been wondering which version of the latest Pokémon game was more popular. X or Y? Whenever we've asked Nintendo, they wouldn't tell us. But perhaps there are other ways to tell? » 1/16/14 1:30pm 1/16/14 1:30pm

PokeBank Hilariously Fails to Stop Hacked Pokemon

Update: The Infernape listed in the article below is actually considered legal. There is a way to use the US Walmart code for the HA Chimchar to obtain the Pokemon in other regions. Dream World Pokemon can also be caught in any ball. The Torterra is still completely illegal.

Secondly, it has been confirmed that… » 12/25/13 8:15pm 12/25/13 8:15pm

At Least Someone Wants a PlayStation Vita for Christmas

Japan got the short straw this holiday season with the PS4 coming out in February and no specific release date for the Xbox One. So what gaming console IS on people's Christmas wish lists in the Japan? » 12/19/13 5:00am 12/19/13 5:00am

Nintendo's 2DS Pokémon X & Y bundles are the saddest bundles of them all. No special colors or decals — just the standard blue 2DS with Pokémon Y at Toys"R"Us or the red with Pokémon X at Target for $149.99. The games come pre-installed, so you don't even get a pretty case. What a festive way to say "here's your damn… » 12/04/13 8:39am 12/04/13 8:39am

New Pokémon Cheat Can Ruin Online Battles

A new Pokémon X/Y online battle exploit called "Battle Analyser" is ruining online play by intercepting data. This is not good. This is not good at all. » 11/28/13 5:00am 11/28/13 5:00am

Pokémon X and Y Community Solves Shiny Hatching—and Crowdsources It

For those who can't get their hands on the magic machine that auto-finds shiny Pokémon for you, there's the next best thing—a crowd sourced database that will pair trainers in Pokémon X and Y to eggs guaranteed to hatch a shiny. » 11/17/13 1:00pm 11/17/13 1:00pm

Whoa, Mega Charizard Y and male protagonist Calem from Pokemon X & Y just got a hundred percent more realistic and detailed thanks to the talented deviantART artist Charlie Romeo. So much so that at first it seems more like Monster Hunter or Final Fantasy fan art, and not something inspired by a Nintendo 3DS game. » 11/05/13 8:30am 11/05/13 8:30am

An Ode To Magikarp, The Saddest Pokémon Of All

Poor Magikarp. Over the past decade and a half, the flopping fish has been verbally walloped not just by Pokémon players, but by the creators who made him so pathetic in the first place. » 10/17/13 1:30pm 10/17/13 1:30pm

Mega Evolution Is Changing The Pokémon Trading Card Game

Mega Evolutions aren't just for new Pokémon video games anymore. Booster packs coming to the Pokémon Trading Card Game in February will allow already-powerful EX cards to Mega Evolve — for a price. » 10/15/13 10:40am 10/15/13 10:40am

Lack of Pokémon X/Y Lefty Mode Set To Bum Out 10% of World Population

Pokémon X does not have a mode for the lefthanders among us, and I'm willing to bet that there's no option for my long-suffering people in Pokémon Y, either. » 10/14/13 5:00pm 10/14/13 5:00pm

Pokémon is the Latest Casualty of the Government Shutdown

In America, we're 12 days into our government shutdown, and apparently everyone is cool doing without frilly things like benefits to military survivors or food inspections, because assigning blame for this stupid temper tantrum is terribly uncivil. But we draw the line when it affects our right to bear Pokémon, right?! » 10/12/13 5:30pm 10/12/13 5:30pm