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Pokemon Go evolves at last: Gen 2 monsters and new game mechanics coming this week

After much begging and cursing Niantic have finally given us their biggest announcement since the mega successful Pokemon Go app debuted in July of last year. That announcement is Generation 2, and we’re talking an actual Gen 2 release, not a bunch of baby Pokemon you can only hatch from eggs. Sometime over the next week the now iconic smartphone game will release around 80 new Pokemon from the Gold and Silver installments of the beloved Nintendo franchise, along with a few new game mechanics that sound like they’ll be significant enough to reverse the dwindling interest in the app. Continue reading Pokemon Go evolves at last: Gen 2 monsters and new game mechanics coming this week

Video Games Review: Pokemon Sun and Moon (3DS, 2016) stands as one of the finest in the entire series

Niantic’s Pokemon Go quite obviously paved the way for the next installment in traditional handheld Pokemon games to make a big impact on the video game market. We are now in the seventh generation of the irresistible RPG series and, as expected, dual titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have been breaking sales records since release.... Continue Reading

Pokemon Go quietly adds 100 new Pokemon you can’t catch just yet

The game detectives are at it again. In a post over at The Silph Road Pokemon fan site, a deep dive into the code of the latest version of Pokemon GO has revealed that the recently-released Ditto was not the only monster added to the game. Indeed, as many as 100 monsters from the Generation 2 era have been added to the game behind the scenes — but you can’t catch them just yet. Continue reading Pokemon Go quietly adds 100 new Pokemon you can’t catch just yet

Nintendo release heartbreaking theme song for Pokemon Sun & Moon‘s Pikachu impersonator

Earlier this year, Nintendo revealed the model for a peculiar looking sack Pokemon named Mimikyu  and, in so doing, introduced the world to one of the most bizarre and tragic backstories ever written for a video game character. The reason for its appearance as a badly drawn and malnourished version of superstar Pikachu: it’s just lonely and wants to be loved like everyone’s favourite rosy-cheeked electric mouse. Now if that wasn’t enough to make you feel all the feels, Nintendo have pushed us deeper into heartbreak by releasing an official theme song (inexplicably described as a rap) for Mimikyu, sung from its own perspective, telling the sad tale of how the Pokemon gets lonely very, very easily and just wants to be loved like Pikachu. Continue reading Nintendo release heartbreaking theme song for Pokemon Sun & Moon‘s Pikachu impersonator

Pokémon GO‘s latest update 1.1.0 opens avatar customisation, removes nearby tracking

Mobile gaming success story/genuine phenomenon Pokémon GO has received its latest update today. Version 1.1.0 brings a number of changes to the altered reality Pokémon hunting sim, including avatar customisation and the removal of those inscrutable Nearby footprints. Continue reading Pokémon GO‘s latest update 1.1.0 opens avatar customisation, removes nearby tracking

New Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer is about holidays, unity, adventure and occasionally Pokémon

While we’re sure that you’re all sick of us talking about Pokémon Go, a new Japanese trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon has dropped overnight. The trailer gives a quick look at new gameplay modes and a few new Pokémon. Continue reading New Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer is about holidays, unity, adventure and occasionally Pokémon