Each year the very best Pokémon video and trading card game players meet at the World Championships to determine who the top trainers are, and each year the Masters (oldest) Division looks really awkward on stage. This year did not disappoint.
It is 2016 and official Pokémon art now depicts Pikachu DYING. What a time to be alive (or not, in this case!)
Okay, let’s get this straight. California-based Niantic develops Pokémon Go. Tokyo-based Game Freak makes the Pokémon video games. Got it? Because that’s probably why Game Freak co-founder Junichi Masuda can’t help you with your Pokémon Go problems!
Pikachu lights up a Ferris Wheel in Japan. To help celebrate the now seemingly annual “Pikachu Outbreak” event, everybody’s favorite electric rodent is appearing on Cosmo Clock 21 wheel in Yokohama.
Of course it does.
The stereotype is that Japan is clean. That Japanese people are clean. Many people are, but certainly not all, including some of the country’s Pokémon Go players.
Nintendo planned to release the Pokémon Go Plus accessory at the end of this month. Today, however, the company announced that it will be pushed back to September.
Nintendo stock went for a wild ride this month after the launch of Pokémon Go, leaping and then falling not because of the game’s actual profitability but because stockholders are skittish and prone to assumption.
Pokémon Go has only be out in Japan for a few hours. Players need to catch up as soon as they can! Some have come up with some ways they think they can.
One of Japan’s oldest and most important Shinto shrines Izumo-taisha has banned visitors from playing Pokémon Go.
While Pokémon Go isn’t yet out in Japan, the country’s bureaucrats are already warning people about necessary safety precautions.
Actually, no. They’re like “Pikapikapikapika.”
Pokémon Go is now available in 26 new countries, which gives the wildly popular mobile game the ability to disappoint more people than ever with the multi-hour server outage we’ve been experiencing this morning. Update 2: Oh thank goodness, our nightmare is over.
American military bases are starting to issue heads-up about, you guessed it, Pokémon Go.
Several Redditors discovered decompiled code in the Android and iOS versions of Pokémon Go earlier this week that indicated a potential sponsorship deal with global burger chain McDonald’s. Now a well-placed source has confirmed with Gizmodo that the sponsorship is moving forward, and is set to launch in one country…
Pokémon Go has finally been released in the UK, our colleagues at Kotaku UK report. Good news if you’ve been hankering to play and live in the United Kingdom!
U.S. Marines Seth Ortega and Javier Soch were playing Pokémon Go at a park in Fullerton, California when the game locked up. While waiting for it to unfreeze, they looked up and noticed a man with a plastic red rose approach a woman with three children, KABC-TV Los Angeles reports.
Pokémon Go is not out in China. But that isn’t stopping fans from trying to play the game and developers from, well, yeah.