Pokémon fans know just how rare finding a “shiny” is: you can play multiple games across generations and never encounter monsters in a special coloring. Typically, you have a 1 in 4,000 chance of finding a shiny, which is pretty low. Ultra Sun and Moon change the odds by giving you another sure-fire way to find…
Australian streamer Mark “Werster” McKenzie received a temporary ban from Twitch last week, because the service said the Pokémon game he was playing was “unauthorised pre-release content”. Even though he’d bought the game from Nintendo’s own store.
Playing through Ultra Pokémon Sun and Moon over the last couple of weeks gave me a chance to reconsider the major characters and story beats, and I’ve walked away believing one thing: the world of Alola failed Guzma.
A third version of 2016's Pokémon Sun and Moon drops today for the 3DS, so you may be wondering what, exactly, has been changed this time around. Should you play Ultra Sun and Moon if you already enjoyed the original games? If you’ve never played any version before, is this the best game to get?
Over 3 years ago, one developer started a whole new genre of streaming with Twitch Plays Pokémon. In these streams, the chat took control and played the game, rather than the streamer. The resulting craze had views in the millions. Yesterday, the creator of Twitch Plays Pokémon, referred to as “Streamer” by the TPP…
There is a weird thing about the new Pokémon movie that is kind of a spoiler, so if you’re sensitive to that stuff, look away. If you’re not, here is a room full of adults losing their shit over what happens at the end of the newest movie in the series, I Choose You!
When the English-language version of Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! opens, the movie will get a new version of the iconic theme.
Next week, the Pokémon anime will air its 1000th episode. The show and game are still capturing the hearts of children around the world, just like they captured mine 20 years ago.
The first episode of the Pokémon television anime aired on April 1, 1997 in Japan. Next week, the show will reach the 1,000th episode milestone.
The biggest, baddest Team Rocket ever is blasting off into the Alola region in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon later this month, with an all-star cast of series villains headed up by the original baddie himself, Giovanni.
The bar for Pokémon costumes has been raised. Just look at this Lugia outfit. It’s wonderful.
Good Smile is releasing a Figma next year based on Sun & Moon trainer Selene.
This Overwatch/Pokemon mash-up shouldn’t work, but it totally does. I’m not sure I’d want to play iDeViL360's Pokemon-style Overwatch game if it existed, but it’s a fertile, monster-ridden field for humor. Speaking of fields, of course patches of tall grass would be lousy with annoying level one Hanzos.
Taiwanese soda company Ocean Bomb has a huge range of Pokemon-themed drinks out at the moment. This one, with Pikachu’s face and the word “cider” on it, convinced me it was the one to try.
If you want to make Pocket Monster coloring books scary, don’t just color between the lines. Draw stuff between them.
This is an officially licensed song about the Pokémon Ditto, and it’s really adorable. It’s basically about how Dittos love to play pranks on each other and also are apparently pretty bad at keeping their shit together. I can definitely relate.
Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! makes its theatrical debut outside of Japan via a pair of special showings November 5 and 6. Moviegoers will score a special trading card and a QR code to unlock a hat-wearing Pikachu in Sun and Moon. Check Fathom Events for tickets and locations.