The Pokemon Database Newsfeed Pokemon news, events and site updates. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:55:59 UTC en Unova starters available for the first time with hidden abilities 155 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:58:49 UTC <p>New event Pokémon are available for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire! Serperior, Emboar and Samurott can be obtained in Mystery Gift using special codes. These Pokémon have their hidden abilities which have never before been released! They each also have the event-exclusive move <em>Hold Back</em>.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" alt="Serperior"> <img src="" alt="Emboar"> <img src="" alt="Samurott"></div> <ul> <li><strong>Serperior</strong> - code <code>POKEMON497</code> - has the ability <strong>Contrary</strong> and the moves Leaf Storm, Hold Back, Wring Out, Giga Drain.</li> <li><strong>Emboar</strong> - code <code>POKEMON500</code> - has the ability <strong>Reckless</strong> and the moves Flare Blitz, Hold Back, Head Smash, Take Down.</li> <li><strong>Samurott</strong> - code <code>POKEMON503</code> - has the ability <strong>Shell Armor</strong> and the moves Razor Shell, Hold Back, Confide, Hydro Pump.</li> </ul> <p>They are obtained by going to <q>Mystery Gift</q> on the start screen, then <q>Get via Code</q> and then entering the codes above.</p> Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire released! 154 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:42:27 UTC <p>Omega Ruby &amp; Alpha Sapphire are finally upon us! Well, apart from in Europe where it is released next Friday. Hopefully future games will go back to a true simultaneous worldwide release.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="550" height="245" alt="Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire box art"></div> <p>Nonetheless, all the information has been flowing so I've been busy updating the various pages around the site. We already had details for new Mega Pokemon, moves and abilities on the site. But now we have updated with all the new learnsets for every Pokemon, as well as TM/HM pages for OR/AS. Here are some links:</p> <ul> <li><a href="">The Hoenn Pokedex</a></li> <li><a href="">Location guide</a> has been updated for OR/AS (go to the Hoenn tab). Legendary details coming soon.</li> <li><a href="">OR/AS HMs</a></li> <li><a href="">OR/AS TMs</a></li> <li><a href="">Gym leaders &amp; Elite Four Pokemon</a></li> </ul> <p>These obviously contain spoilers so only look if you need some hints!</p> Delta Episode story to appear in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire! 153 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:27:16 UTC <p>A new addition to Pokémon Omega Ruby &amp; Alpha Sapphire has been revealed today by TPCi. It is called the <strong>Delta Episode</strong> and appears to be a significant post-game storyline. It involves 3,000 years of Hoenn history, and promises to make the mysteries of Mega Evolution finally clear.</p> <p>The Mossdeep Space Center discovers that a giant asteroid is hurtling toward the planet and trainers must stop Team Magma and Team Aqua from attacking the facility. A battle in space occurs between Rayquaza and Deoxys, who it appears is obtainable in-game as opposed to being an event legendary.</p> <p>New game trailer:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="4HlADiJFI5c" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> Eon Ticket for Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire to be distributed via StreetPass 152 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:59:34 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="363" height="218" alt="The Eon Ticket"> The Pokémon Company have today announced multiple events to obtain the Eon Ticket, a special item that allows you to catch Latias in Omega Ruby or Latios in Alpha Sapphire (i.e. opposite to the one you catch in-game).</p> <p>However, rather than distributing the ticket to everyone, it is being sent to a limited number of people and must be shared via StreetPass. In America it has been announced that Play Pokémon League Leaders will be given codes to distribute to participants at nearly a thousand Pokémon League locations.</p> <p>In the UK it will be given out to 15 people from towns and cities across the country at a special OR/AS launch event on Saturday 29th November. Winners will have to go to their local GAME store in order to distribute the tickets. More details are to be revealed next Thursday.</p> New ways to get Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Demo in America 151 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:24:53 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="400" height="240" alt="Flying over Hoenn"> The Special Demo Version of Omega Ruby &amp; Alpha Sapphire is now being made available to North American Pokémon players! As we noted before, the easiest method to obtain the required code was to sign up for a Trainer Account on and make sure to opt-in to receive the newsletters by today.</p> <p>Codes are now beginning to be sent out for this so make sure to check your email. If you have not yet signed up, it may not be too late as the emails are being sent over many hours.</p> <p>Nintendo has also revealed additional methods today of obtaining eShop codes:</p> <ul> <li>Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).</li> <li>Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).</li> <li>Get a code with your purchase of the new Pokémon Art Academy game (out Oct. 24) when you buy from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system.</li> <li>You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You'll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).</li> <li>Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.</li> <li>Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.</li> </ul> <p>P.S. hope you like our special Halloween design!</p> Mega Glalie and Mega Steelix revealed in OR/AS demo 150 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:25:40 UTC <p>The special demo version of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has been released in Asia and the <q>never-before-seen</q> Mega Evolutions have been revealed to be Glalie and Steelix.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="639" height="330" alt="Mega Glalie, Mega Steelix"><br>Mega Glalie and Mega Steelix</div> <p>Mega Glalie remains Ice type but gains the <a href="">Refrigerate</a> ability. Mega Steelix remains Steel/Ground type but gains the <a href="">Sand Force</a> ability.</p> <p>It seems that Steelix only appears in the Japanese demo, while Glalie appears in the Korean and European demos. So the Mega seen may be fixed by region.</p> New trailer confirms Mega Evolutions 149 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:55:48 UTC <p>The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It confirms the existence of Mega Latios, Mega Latias, Mega Beedrill and Mega Pidgeot, and also showcases flying over Hoenn. See below for official artwork.</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="RFvxSvPIw5c" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>Mega Latios gains boosts in Attack and Special Attack, while Mega Latias gains boosts in Defense and Special Defense. Both Pokémon remain Dragon/Psychic with Levitate upon Mega Evolving. Mega Beedrill has higher Attack and Speed. Mega Pidgeot gains a large boost in Special Attack.</p> <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="400" height="240" alt="Flying over Hoenn"> Don't forget the <strong>special demo version</strong> of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is due to be released from <strong>October 15th</strong> (tomorrow!). The demo will allow you to Mega-Evolve your starter of choice and will show a new never-before-seen Mega Evolution too. Furthermore some <q>special scenarios</q> will occur if you play every day. This demo can be downloaded from the eShop by using a special serial code, which can be obtained from one of many various sources:</p> <ul> <li>From the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter. If you do not already have an account, register on <a href=""></a> and make sure to set your email preferences in your profile to receive the newsletter on October 20th. This appears to be the <em>only way to receive a demo code in America</em>.</li> <li>From certain online retailers by pre-ordering Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire or having bought X/Y in the past. For the UK this includes, Smyths Toys, or the Nintendo UK Official Store.</li> <li>From a 'Nintendo Zone' in participating outlets. This is usually your national gaming store such as GAME.</li> </ul> <p>Full details for your location can be found by going to <a href=""></a> and then from the menu choosing Cool Features then Special Demo Version.</p> Mega Beedrill, Mega Pidgeot and Mega Latias/Latios revealed by CoroCoro 148 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:04:32 UTC <p>New Pokémon Mega Evolutions have been revealed in the October edition of CoroCoro! These are Mega Beedrill and Mega Pidgeot, plus Mega Latias and Mega Latios that were found in the game code of X/Y are officially confirmed.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="668" height="338" alt="Mega Beedrill, Mega Pidgeot"><br>Mega Beedrill and Mega Pidgeot</div> <p>Mega Beedrill remains Bug/Poison but gains the ability <a href="">Adaptability</a>. Mega Pidgeot remains Normal//Flying but gains the ability <a href="">No Guard</a>.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="700" height="300" alt="Mega Latias, Mega Latios"><br>Mega Latias (left) and Mega Latios (right)</div> <p>Type/ability details for Mega Latias/Latios have not yet been confirmed. They can be befriended in-game using the Eon Flute item, after which they can fly you around and find new <q>Mythical Places</q> on islands or in the clouds. These Mythical Places each hold different legendary Pokémon. Even non-event legendary Pokémon can supposedly be found in ORAS.</p> <p>Latias is exclusive to Alpha Sapphire while Latios is exclusive to Omega Ruby, however there will also be an event to obtain the Eon Ticket, allowing access to the other one.</p> Mega Evolution for Rayquaza revealed 147 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:00:53 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="267" height="193" alt="Mega Rayquaza in-game screenshot"> Following on from the recent reveals of Primal Groudon/Kyogre and their abilities/moves, Rayqauza has now been confirmed to receive a Mega Evolution!</p> <p>Mega Rayquaza remains Dragon/Flying type but gains a brand new ability, <strong>Delta Stream</strong>, which creates a new weather condition <q>strong winds</q>. Just like Desolate Land and Primordial Sea revealed previously, the strong winds summoned by Delta Stream cannot be removed by normal moves or abilities while Rayquaza stays in battle - in fact Delta Stream appears to take priority over Desolate Land and Primordial Sea.</p> <p>Strong winds also reduce damage from the types Flying is normally weak to (Electric, Ice and Rock) to any Flying type Pokémon in battle.</p> <p>Rayquaza also has a new move <strong>Dragon Ascent</strong> which is Flying type and apparently will be the most powerful Flying type move in existence (which currently is Sky Attack at 140 base power). Check out the official video below:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="WPQg3lSvWc4" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> Super-Size Pumpkaboo event to celebrate Halloween 146 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:41:08 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="298" height="320" alt="Pumpkaboo"> A new event is now running during October. Until October 31st, you can get a Super-Size Pumpkaboo in your game via Mystery Gift.</p> <p><a href="">Pumpkaboo</a> comes in 4 different sizes in Pokémon X/Y, each with slightly differing stats. The Super-Size Pumpkaboo is very rare in-game so this is an easy way to get one! In addition, a Super-Size Pumpkaboo is required for the upcoming <q>Trick-or-Treat</q> online friendly competition.</p> <p>As usual, to get it you go to <q>Mystery Gift</q> in the game menu, then <q>Receive Gift</q>, then <q>Get Via Internet</q>.</p> Mega Evolutions and Primal Abilities and Moves confirmed 145 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:14:02 UTC <p>TPCi has today confirmed the new Mega Evolutions leaked recently in CoroCoro. The video below shows Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo and Mega Gallade in battle, and also confirms the details for Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre.</p> <p>Primal Groudon's ability is <strong>Desolate Land</strong>, which turns the sunlight <q>extremely harsh</q>. It prevents the weather being changed, whether by moves like Rain Dance or abilities like Drizzle. It also blocks all Water-type attacks, which <q>evaporate in the harsh sunlight</q>. Groudon's new signature move that was previously hinted at is called <strong>Precipice Blades</strong>.</p> <p>Primal Kyogre's ability is <strong>Primordial Sea</strong>, which creates <q>heavy rain</q>. It prevents the weather being changed, whether by moves like Sunny Day or abilities like Snow Warning. It also blocks all Fire-type attacks, which <q>fizzle out in the heavy rain</q>. Kyogre's new signature move that was previously hinted at is called <strong>Origin Pulse</strong>.</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="HuaL_hMpPaM" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>Continue for official artwork and more details!</p> Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo and Mega Gallade revealed by CoroCoro 144 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:53:52 UTC <p>The latest issue of CoroCoro has leaked and it reveals three new Mega Evolutions and more details on Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="705" height="308" alt="Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo"></div> <p>First up is <strong>Mega Camerupt and Mega Sharpedo!</strong> They keep the same types (Fire/Ground and Water/Dark respectively) but have new abilities.<br /> Mega Camerupt has <strong>Sheer Force</strong>. Its Speed decreases but other stats increase. It is used by Maxie, the Team Magma leader.<br /> Mega Sharpedo has <strong>Strong Jaw</strong>. All its stats gain an increase. It is used by Archie, the Team Aqua leader.</p> <p>Next is <strong>Mega Gallade!</strong> It stays Psychic/Fighting and has the ability <strong>Inner Focus</strong>.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="327" height="473" alt="Mega Gallade"><br>Mega Gallade and Wally</div> Diancie and shiny Gengar events announced 143 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:37:14 UTC <p><img class="figure-left" src="" width="300" height="295" alt="Shiny Mega Gengar"> New GameStop distributions have been revealed for X&amp;Y during October/November.</p> <p>First up, a shiny Gengar holding the Gengarite Mega Stone will be available via a special code card distribution at participating GameStop stores in America, GAME stores in the UK as well as across Europe. When Mega-Evolved, shiny Gengar turns white! This event runs from <strong>October 13th to 26th</strong> in America and <strong>October 15th to November 5th</strong> in the UK.</p> <p>The second event finally makes the mythical Pokémon, Diancie available. Similar to Gengar it is only available via special codes in gaming shops. It runs from <strong>October 27th to November 16th</strong> in America and <strong>November 6th to 28th</strong> in the UK. Once Diancie has been received in your copy of X or Y, you can transfer it to the upcoming Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire in which its Mega Stone, Diancite, can be obtained to Mega-Evolve it!</p> Mega Audino officially revealed at Gamescom 142 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:38:11 UTC <p>Junichi Masuda has just officially revealed Mega Audino at the German trade fair, Gamescom. It was accidentally leaked by the official Korean Pokémon website a few days ago (along with Mega Slowbro who has not yet been officially revealed).</p> <p>TPCi have also posted a new video showing Mega Audino in battle:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="rBy8IRMo3aQ" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino revealed! 141 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:37:44 UTC <p>The official Korean Pokemon website has revealed two new Mega Evolutions - Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino!</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="588" height="374" alt="Mega Slowbro, Mega Audino"></div> <p>Mega Slowbro remains Water/Psychic type but has the ability Shell Armor.<br /> Mega Audino is Normal/Fairy type and keeps the ability Healer.</p> <p>It seems that these were accidentally revealed, since the Korean site has been taken offline since these pages were found.</p> New Mega Evolutions for Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire revealed 140 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:43:55 UTC <p>Three new Mega Evolutions have been revealed! They are Mega Altaria, Mega Salamence and Mega Lopunny and will be available in the upcoming remakes Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="760" height="261" alt="Mega Altaria, Mega Salamence, Mega Lopunny"></div> <p><strong>Mega Altaria</strong> changes to Dragon/Fairy type and has the ability Pixilate, turning Normal type moves into Fairy type. Mega Evolving increases its Attack, Special Attack and Defense.<br /> <strong>Mega Salamence</strong> remains Dragon/Flying type but has the ability Aerilate, turning Normal type moves into Flying type. Its Defense gains a huge boost.<br /> <strong>Mega Lopunny</strong> changes to Normal/Fighting type and it has the ability Scrappy, enabling it to hit Ghost types. It gains a boost to Attack and Speed.</p> <p>Finally, it has been announced that a shiny Beldum will be available as an event for OR/AS shortly after launch! We'll post more details when they come.</p> New events for PokeBall pattern Vivillon and Pinsir/Heracross 139 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:10:44 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="300" height="259" alt="Poke Ball Pattern Vivillon"> We already <a href="">tweeted</a> about this but here's a little more detail. The new online Pokemon merchandise store, <a href=""></a> is now open, and to celebrate they are giving away the special PokeBall-pattern Vivillon!</p> <p>Since is for America only, so is this event. It runs from <strong>August 7th to August 12th</strong> so be sure to get it while you can! It's available via Mystery Gift in the main menu, then select <q>Receive via Internet</q>.</p> <p>However, the event has also been announced for Europe and Australia, running from <strong>August 29th to September 8th</strong>. As above it's a short distribution so mark your calendar so you don't forget!</p> <p>Finally, another event is due to start shortly in America - from <strong>August 13th</strong> either Heracross (in X) or Pinsir (in Y) are available via Mystery Gift over Wi-Fi. Heracross has the moves Bullet Seed, Pin Missile, Close Combat and Megahorn. Pinsir has the moves X-Scissor, Earthquake, Stone Edge and Return.</p> <p>In addition, from August 18th participating GameStop stores will provide the appropriate Mega Stones for them to hold and Mega-Evolve in battle! This requires a serial code from GameStop so make sure to get there while stocks last.</p> Fancy Pattern Vivillon available until end of July 138 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:21:27 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="364" height="315" alt="Fancy Pattern Vivillon"> A new Pokémon event is currently active! Since the GTS in Pokémon X/Y reached 100 million trades, a new Vivillon pattern has been released.</p> <p>This one is called the <strong>Fancy Pattern Vivillon</strong> and it comes with an exclusive move, <a href="">Hold Hands</a>, which increases Pokémon's happiness (but can only be used in double/triple battles).</p> <p>It is available via <q>Mystery Gift</q> on the main menu, then <q>Receive Gift</q>, then <q>Get Via Internet</q>. The event runs from <strong>July 7th to July 31st</strong> so make sure to get it while you can!</p> Mega Metagross details confirmed 137 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:39:41 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="400" height="360" alt="Mega Metagross"> Nintendo have now confirmed details for Mega Metagross, which was recently leaked via CoroCoro.</p> <p>Upon Mega-Evolving, it gains the ability <strong><a href="">Tough Claws</a></strong> and remains Steel/Psychic type. Its Speed is greatly increased, but also has small increases in each of its other stats too. More pictures and video below.</p> <p>Also confirmed are some gym leaders and Elite Four members. These are the same as in the original games, but we see that Elite Four Phoebe uses a Dusknoir, Elite Four Sidney uses a Shiftry, and Champion Steven uses Mega Metagross.</p> Mega Metagross revealed in CoroCoro 136 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:28:44 UTC <p>The latest issue of CoroCoro has leaked and confirms that Metagross will gain a Mega Evolution in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It will be used by Steven Stone, who was the champion of the Hoenn region in the original games.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="635" height="334" alt="Mega Metagross"></div> <p>Mega Metagross appears to have another Metang fused to it, and from the screenshot below appears to float in the air. It also states that Steven Mega-evolves his Pokemon with a <q>Mega Brooch</q> rather than the Mega Bracelet the player will use in OR/AS (or the Mega Ring as in X/Y).</p> <p>Mega Metagross is believed to remain Steel/Psychic type, gain the Tough Claws ability, and have a significant increase in speed. We'll bring full confirmation asap.</p> Secret Bases confirmed for Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 135 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:07:24 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="400" height="240" alt="Super-Secret Base - empty"> It has been confirmed that Secret Bases, one of the most popular features of Ruby/Sapphire, will return in the remakes Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as <strong>Super-Secret Bases</strong> with many additional features.</p> <p>Super-Secret Bases can be decorated, and decorations can be used to create tricks. You can connect with other players to share your base, battle them, and use <q>special skills</q> to support them on their adventures. You can also decide what kinds of Pokemon battles are allowed in your base and even create your own Pokemon Gym!</p> <p>Super-Secret Bases also have a capture-the-flag mini game. Collecting lots of flags improves your team's rank and increases the <q>special skills</q> of your friends.</p> New OR/AS gameplay trailer, featuring Megas 134 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:32:57 UTC <p>Following straight on from the recent <a href="">Mega Sableye teaser</a>, the Pokémon Company have released another short gameplay trailer!</p> <p>This one focuses on Pokémon already revealed: Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, Mega Swampert, Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre and Mega Diancie. They are each shown using various moves in battle. If you look closely there are also shots of the Acro bike and Mach bike in action.</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="8FJEyj6ctTQ" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>The trailer ends by saying Diancie will soon be available for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. More screenshots below!</p> Mega Sableye revealed for Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 133 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:32:45 UTC <p>The official Pokémon channel on YouTube have released another teaser for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. This video features another new Mega Evolution - Mega Sableye!</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="GhBSCthYTLE" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>Mega Sableye appears to hide behind a large jewel, which increases its defensive capabilities. There is no word on a specific ability or other details yet.</p> <p>Update: it has been confirmed that Mega Sableye's ability is Magic Bounce, which reflects status moves back onto the opponent. Its type stays as Dark/Ghost. Its Defense and Special Attack increase, while its Speed decreases slightly.</p> New Ruby/Sapphire footage revealed at E3 132 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:32:11 UTC <p>Nintendo held a <q>Digital Event</q> at the E3 expo and have revealed some new footage from upcoming games Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!</p> <p>The trailer shows a boy entering a cave and discovering cave painting of Groundon and Kyogre. We then see various bits of footage from the games including the Mega Evolutions of Sceptile, Blaziken and Swampert in battle. Watch it here:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="2Ma2CBnBlXs" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>It also confirms several details, including that the Groudon and Kyogre Mega Evolutions are known as <strong>Primal Groudon</strong> and <strong>Primal Kyogre</strong>. Primal Groudon is Ground/Fire type while Kyogre keeps its pure Water type.</p> <p>OR/AS will unfortunately not be a simultaneous worldwide release like X/Y. The release dates are: November 21st in Japan and America November 28th in Europe</p> New Mega Evolutions revealed in CoroCoro 131 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 12:29:54 UTC <p>Japanese magazine CoroCoro has revealed new Mega Evolutions and features from the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.</p> <p>Sceptile and Swampert will get Mega Evolutions, so along with Blaziken in X/Y, all the Hoenn starter Pokémon now have one. Mega Sceptile is Grass/Dragon and has the ability Lightning Rod. Mega Swampert stays Water/Ground and has the ability Swift Swim.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="696" height="308" alt="Mega Sceptile and Mega Swampert"><br>Mega Sceptile and Mega Swampert</div> <p>The legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre also gain Mega Evolutions, but they are being presented as a different type of evolutions, translated as <q>Ancient Devolution</q>. The new forms are said to be <q>Prehistoric</q> Pokémon.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="680" height="554" alt="Mega Groudon and Mega Kyogre"><br>Mega Groudon and Mega Kyogre</div> Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on DS games to shut down 130 Mon, 19 May 2014 13:50:01 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="200" height="200" alt="Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection logo"> Just realized I forgot to post this a few weeks ago :/</p> <p>Nintendo has announced that as of May 20th 2014 (tomorrow!) the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, as used by the Nintendo DS, will no longer be active. This means that <em>all Wi-Fi services</em> from the DS games will no longer work. The online battling, trading and game sync features of these Pokémon games are affected:</p> <ul> <li>Pokémon Diamond, Pearl &amp; Platinum</li> <li>Pokémon HeartGold &amp; SoulSilver</li> <li>Pokémon Black &amp; White</li> <li>Pokémon Black 2 &amp; White 2</li> <li>Pokémon Battle Revolution</li> <li>Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia &amp; Guardian Signs</li> <li>Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness &amp; Explorers of Sky</li> <li>Pokémon Conquest</li> </ul> <p>If you have any Pokémon in the GTS you should take them out before tomorrow.</p> <p>Note that this does <em>not affect trading and battling over local wireless/infrared</em>. Nor does it prevent migration of Pokémon from one generation to another via Pal Park (gen 3-4), Poké Transfer (gen 4-5) or Poké Transporter (gen 5-6).</p> New games announced: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire! 129 Sun, 11 May 2014 19:20:55 UTC <p>Nintendo have announced a new pair of games for 3DS, to be released November 2014. They are remakes of the third-generation games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire which were released in 2003.</p> <p>These games are titled <strong>Pokémon Omega Ruby</strong> and <strong>Pokémon Alpha Sapphire</strong>. The box art, which can be seen below, features Groudon and Kyogre like the original games, however they look a little different - note the symbols for the Greek letters Omega (Ω) and Alpha (α) highlighted in their designs. This is a strong hint that the two Pokémon will gain a new form or Mega Evolution (of course this is not yet confirmed).</p> <div class="figure"><a href=""><img src="" width="550" height="245" alt="Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire box art"></a></div> <p>An announcement trailer (see below) was posted by Nintendo, and then earlier today Japanese show Pokémon Get&#42;TV previewed a tiny snippet of footage, showing the awakenings of Groudon and Kyogre.</p> Google Maps adds ability to capture Pokémon 128 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:04:50 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="275" height="500" alt="Pokédex for Google Maps"> The Google Maps app for iOS and Android has added a new feature that allows you to hone your Pokémon-capturing abilities. At Google, they <q>value employees who are risk-taking and detail-oriented, have deep technical knowledge, and can navigate through tall grass to capture wild creatures.</q></p> <p>To become a Pokémon Master, simply load up the app (note: it's not available on the website), tap Search then <q>Press Start.</q> The game begins at the CERN scientific research center and many Pokémon can be found nearby, but there are Pokémon all over the world from Tokyo to Paris to New York.</p> <p>Check out the video below, then go out there and catch them all!</p> Pokémon Bank delayed due to high demand 127 Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:15:09 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="364" height="225" alt="Pokemon Bank logo"> Pokémon Bank, the new service that will let you store Pokémon online and move them between games, has been delayed. It was released Christmas Day in Japan and immediately saw huge demand, making the service overloaded.</p> <p>The apps have now been removed from the Japanese eShop and have been delayed elsewhere (America, Europe and Australia). Anyone who downloaded the apps already can use the service. The trial period will be extended to accommodate this. There is no ETA on when the apps will be available again.</p> <p><strong>Update Jan 22:</strong> Pokemon Bank has been launched in Japan. Nintendo are carefully monitoring the load. <strong>Update Feb 4:</strong> Pokemon Bank has launched in Europe and Australia! No word on American release yet. <strong>Update Feb 5:</strong> Pokemon Bank has launched in America!</p> Celebi distribution for Pokémon Bank users 126 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:53:44 UTC <p><img class="figure-right" src="" width="300" height="261" alt="Celebi"> The online Pokémon storage service, Pokémon Bank, is launching on Decmeber 27th. In the latest Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that anyone using the service before September 30th 2014 will be eligible to receive the mythical Pokémon Celebi!</p> <p>A 30-day free trial pass is also available for Pokémon Bank until January 31st 2014. The annual fee has also been confirmed for the various locations:</p> <ul> <li>$4.99 in the United States</li> <li>£4.49 in the United Kingdom</li> <li>€4,99 in Europe</li> <li>$6.50 in Australia</li> </ul> New Pokémon and potential Mega Evolutions discovered in X&Y 125 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:12:01 UTC <p>Several new Pokémon and forms have been discovered by 3DS hacker <q>Smealum</q>. These are <em>unconfirmed rumours</em> at this point, but look very likely. Three new Pokémon appear to be event legendary Pokémon:</p> <p>&#35;719 Diancie - Rock/Fairy type<br /> &#35;720 Volcanion - Fire/Water type<br /> &#35;721 Hoopa - Psychic/Ghost type</p> <p>There were also possible Latias and Latios Mega Evolutions leaked, as well as Fairy-type Arceus. To avoid further spoilers, images are on the full news post below.</p> Major glitch discovered in Pokemon X&Y - don't save outside in Lumiose City! 124 Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:55:28 UTC <p><em>UPDATE: Nintendo have released a patch for this now, which can be downloaded from the eShop. If your game glitched, downloading the patch will allow you to continue without resetting.</em></p> <p>A major bug has been found in Pokemon X&amp;Y. If you save your game at certain places in Lumiose City and reload the game (i.e. turn your 3DS off and come back to the game later) then you will be stuck! This only happens in the outside areas, on the circular boulevards surrounding the city. Saving the game inside buildings such as Pokemon Centers works fine.</p> <p>Nintendo have acknowledged the issue and are working on a fix, which will be made available via the eShop as soon as possible. If you have already experienced the issue you can wait for the update, otherwise you will need to restart your game. Nintendo have released this map showing you where NOT to save:</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="600" height="569" alt="Lumiose City map"></div> Mega Tyranitar and Mega Aggron revealed by CoroCoro 123 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:38:33 UTC <p>October's CoroCoro has been released and confirms Mega Evolutions for Tyranitar and Aggron. Mega Tyranitar stays Rock/Dark type and keeps its Sand Stream ability. Mega Aggron on the other hand loses its Rock typing to become pure Steel type. It also has the ability of Filter (which reduces damage from supereffective attacks).</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="611" height="294" alt="Mega Tyranitar, Mega Aggron"></div> <p>The magazine also confirms Mega Gengar which was revealed by leaks (Ghost/Poison; Shadow Tag ability) and Mega Kangaskhan which was revealed at the Pokemon World Championships in August.</p> <p>In other news, <strong>Pokemon X and Y are only a day away!</strong> We've been keeping the site updated with all the latest information such as Pokemon, moves and abilities. Check out the links below if you don't mind spoilers:</p> <p><a class="link-focus" href="">X/Y main page</a><br /> <a class="link-focus" href="">Full Kalos Pokedex</a><br /> <a class="link-focus" href="">New X/Y attacks</a></p> Swirlix and Spritzee evolutions revealed 122 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:45:42 UTC <p>Two new Pokemon have surfaced in a Japanese pamphlet, and were later confirmed officially by Nintendo. They are evolutions of Swirlix and Spritzee, and remain pure Fairy type. They are known as <strong><a href="">Slurpuff</a></strong> and <strong><a href="">Aromatisse</a></strong> respectively.</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="500" height="268" alt="Slurpuff and Aromatisse"></div> Pokemon Origins reveals second Charizard Mega-Evolution 121 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:13:47 UTC <p>The <q>Pokemon Origins</q> anime special has just finished airing in Japan and revealed a big surprise - there are <em>two</em> Mega-Evolutions of Charizard! The first one that was already revealed is <strong>Mega Charizard Y</strong>, while the new one revealed in <strong>Mega Charizard X</strong>. It is dark gray (similar to a shiny Charizard) and has blue flames. It is Fire/Dragon type and has a new ability <strong><a href="">Tough Claws</a></strong> which increases the power of contact moves (which are the majority of Physical moves).</p> <div class="figure"><img src="" width="599" height="338" alt="Mega Charizard X"><br>Red and Mega Charizard X in the anime special</div> <p>Also of note is that some people have managed to get their hands on copies of Pokemon X&amp;Y from certain stores in Canada, breaking the official sale date. Various information is coming in so we'll keep the site updated as we go. A few notable points:</p> <ul> <li>There are many Pokemon from previous generations mixed in with new ones.</li> <li>The first gym is Bug and you receive the Bug Badge for beating the gym leader Viola.</li> <li>After defeating the gym you receive TM83 <strong><a href="">Infestation</a></strong> which is a Bug type trapping move (like Fire Spin).</li> <li>There is a Skate Park you can play in using your Rollerskates.</li> <li>The Exp Share item now works like Exp All from Generation 1 - it is a key item and when it's <q>switched on</q> all Pokemon in your party will earn EXP regardless of whether they participated in a battle.</li> <li>A sleeping Snorlax blocks your path in one area, just like in the first generation.</li> <li>Espurr is a pre-evolution of Meowstic.</li> <li>Fletchinder is a middle-evo of the Fletchling line. It goes Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame.</li> <li>In battle, status ailments show their full name, e.g. <q>POISONED</q>.</li> <li>Vivillon has multiple patterns, one of which is dark in colour and called <q>Polar Pattern</q>.</li> </ul>