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    Every “Pokemon” fan has a favorite generation, and that’s often based on the iteration they played as a kid. A distinct nostalgia colors the memory of the games, so that the first experience in the world of pocket monsters is the one that’s held in the highest regard. I’ve never been in that situation because I jumped on the “Pokemon” train later in life. If there was effort I adored most, it would be “Pokemon Go,” which isn’t part of the main series. It was only recently that I played through most of the main series, and over time, I’ve learned to appreciate the franchise’s improvements. That brings me and fans to the latest remakes — “Pokemon Brilliant Diamond” and “Pokemon Shining Pearl.” The two games are based on projects that were released in 2007 on the Nintendo DS. I didn’t spend enough time with originals to appreciate them, so I come to these games with fresh eyes. At first glance, modernizing the games presented peculiar challenges to the developers at ILCA, the studio that brought the game to the...
    SINCE its creation in 1996, the Pokemon series has taken the world by storm. More Pokemon are added to the Pokedex with each new installment of the game, so how many are there in 2021? 9Pokemon has continued to evolve since its creation in 1996 How many Pokemon are there? There are a whopping 898 creatures that are part of the Pokemon family currently. New generations are brought out on average every three to four years. The new spawns of the Pokemon franchise feature new regions, moves and abilities which continue to evolve. To date, there are eight generations. More on pokemonCRAZY FOG Where to get Defog in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining PearlSINNOH CITY Pokemon Go Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event explainedDOUBLE TROUBLE Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl differences explainedCollect 'Em All Most rare and valuable Pokemon cards revealedCATCH EM ALL All of the Pokemon games in order - from Red and Yellow to Sword and Shield Generation I 9Bulbasaur was part of Pokemon's first generation of charactersCredit: Handout The first generation of Pokemon Red...
    December introduces a new month of events and more importantly it heralds the Season of Heritage. From the looks of it, the three-month event from 10 a.m. Dec. 1 to 10 a.m. March 1 will have two tent poles that players should watch out for. The first will likely happen around January as “Pokemon Arceus” is scheduled for release Jan. 28. It’s the big entry to the main series of games on the Nintendo Switch and introduces players to the Hisui region and a past age in the “Pokemon” universe. If the area looks familiar, it should to fans of “Pokemon Diamond” and Pokmeon Pearl.” The Hisui region ends up being the Sinnoh region in the modern day. ‘POKEMON ARCEUS’ AND TOUR DATES With the latest entry, players should expect new variants of old Pokemon. Nintendo has already revealed Hisuian Growlithe and Hisuian Braviary. In addition, players will find evolved forms of old favorites in the form of Basculegion, Kleavor and Wyrdeer. Players should expect some of these new Pokemon to show up in “Pokemon Go” or perhaps relatives...
    BLACK Friday is the perfect time to pick up a bargain and eBay has a banger of a deal for gamers. Right now, you can grab the Nintendo Switch for just £239.99 at ShopTo on eBay — the lowest price on the site today! 1eBay's Nintendo Switch Black Friday deal is a doozy £60 off the Nintendo Switch at eBay — buy here Usually retailing for £299.99 on the site, the discount is being advertised as 20% off, saving you £60. You can usually find the Nintendo Switch for around £260 outside of Black Friday. But while the discount itself isn't as huge as is it seems, this is still one of the lowest prices we've seen the console drop to. It's even got Amazon beat, and with the impending Switch shortages this Christmas, it's the perfect time to bag one. Earlier this week, Morrisons Nintendo Switch Black Friday deal knocked the price down to £230. But eBay has come a very close second with a couple of sellers on the site dropping the price down to...
    The Season of Mischief is ending with a flurry of activity as the months-long celebration caps off with the unveiling of Hoopa Unbound. It’s a more powerful form of Djinn Pokemon and is tied to the Hoopa introduced in September. The finale event runs from 10 a.m. Nov. 26 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29, which gives players an activity during Black Friday weekend. With the final quest of the season, players will be able to change Hoopa’s form. To do that, players will need 50 Hoopa Candy and 10,000 Stardust. To change it back to Hoopa Confined, players will need 10 Hoopa Candy and 2,000 Stardust. The form-changing mechanic was introduced with Furfrou during Fashion Week. Hoopa Unbound is a potentially strong Pokemon with a high attack stat but middling defensive and stamina numbers. That makes it a good Pokemon for a punch of offense, but don’t expect it to last too long in raids or even Go Battle League matches. It would be best to use this as a finisher with an opponent’s shields down in PvP. The...
    POKEMON Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s map is features pockets of thick fog — but you can easily clear it with the Defog HM. The new Pokemon titles are remasters of 2007’s Diamond and Pearl, so unless you played the originals, Sinnoh’s foggy regions may catch you off guard. Nintendo 1 Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes bring features of the originals to new gamers But as with most environmental obstacles in the series, all you need to do is unlock a specific Pokemon ability. In this case it’s the Defog Hidden Move (HM) which you can clear the fog away — although it only lifts temporarily. But with Defog to hand, you can just get rid of it again whenever you need to. How to get Defog in Pokemon Brillaint Diamond and Shining Pearl Pastoria City First stop: Pastoria City! Crasher Wake is the Gym Leader and specialises in Water type Pokemon. You’ll need to defeat the trainer and earn the Fen badge so that you can use the Defog HM outside of battles. So gather...
    CHRISTMAS has come early at Very with a Switch OLED restock as well as bundles — all with buy now pay later options. The retailer has the standalone Nintendo Switch OLED in stock as well as discounted bundles for Black Friday. 1Nintendo Switch OLED is selling fast as stock dries up around Christmas What's more, there are a handful of buy now pay later options ranging up to one year, depending on how much you spend. Nintendo Switch OLED for £309.99 - buy here Nintendo Switch OLED | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for 339.98 - buy here Nintendo Switch OLED | Animal Crossing: New Horizons for £339.98 - buy here Nintendo Switch OLED | Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury | Mario Kart 8 for £379.97 - buy here Nintendo Switch OLED | Metroid Dread for £339.98 - buy here Nintendo Switch OLED | Pokemon: Shining Pearl | Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond for £389.97 - buy here The Nintendo Switch OLED standalone consoles and bundles are...
    MORRISONS Black Friday Nintendo Switch discount is one of the best deals we've seen! Usually sporting a price tag of £279.99, you can pick up the Nintendo Switch at the supermarket chain for just £230. 1Get the Nintendo Switch for one its lowest prices yet at MorrisonsCredit: Nintendo Nintendo Switch at Morrisons — buy here That beats the cheapest price the console has been on sale for at Amazon by £20. Not to be confused with the new Nintendo Switch OLED, the original Switch features a 6.2-inch LCD touchscreen. A revised model rolled out in 2019, replacing the 2017 launch model and brought some welcome changes with it. It houses a newer processor that increases the battery life from a maximum of six and a half hours, to nine hours. Morrisons Black Friday Nintendo Switch deal makes it a steal, but you'll need to check stock at your local store. The hybrid hardware is great for gaming on the go, as well as at home, making it the perfect Christmas present for gamers young...
    Shinx was already an appealing pick for November’s Pokemon Community Day. The Flash Pokemon was once only available in raids and in eggs, making its shiny form rather rare. With the Flash Pokemon getting a Community Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21, it’s profile is going to go higher. First off, the shiny form of this is beautiful. It’s gold and black and just jumps off the screen. It’s evolved forms look just as good. The exclusive Community Day move is Psychic Fangs, which will improve Luxray’s standing in Go Battle League. That’s because the Charged Move is guaranteed to debuff an opponent’s defense by one stage. According to user JRE47 on The Silph Arena, Luxray with Psychic Fangs is a solid pick in Great and Ultra leagues. Players should pair Psychic Fangs with Wild Charge and use Spark as the Fast Move. The normal bonuses this time around are Incense and Lure modules lasting three hours for the event. Players will likely get five surprise Shinx photobombs that will lead to a Shinx spawning in their...
    POKEMON Trading Cards have been a popular part of the franchise since its creation. Not only will players use the card to compete but they will also collect them and be out on the hunt for the rarest of them all. 3NINTCHDBPICT000653127635Credit: Getty Due to this, some Pokémon cards have been sold at eye-watering prices as fans are wanting to get their hands on the most elusive of cards. But, which ones are the most valuable and rarest? 1. 1st Edition Shadowless Charizard 3Charizard Pokemon cards are rareCredit: the_pokemontrader/eBay Being one of the rarest Pokemon cards, the 1st Edition Shadowless Charizard card sells for a pretty penny. The card was snapped up for $220,574 (£164,691) at Iconic Auction in October 2020 by none other than rapper, Logic. The highest amount the card has sold for is $369,000 (£275,514). An unknow bidder won the card in December 2020 through Goldin Auctions. It is believed the card became more valuable after Youtuber Logan Paul decided to wear the card around his neck during before fight with Floyd Mayweather...
    SINCE its creation in 1996, Pokémon has taken the world by storm. With many Pokémon being added to their Pokedex every year, how many are there in 2021? 3Stars of popular Pokémon anime.Credit: Alamy How many Pokémon are there? Currently, there are 898 Pokémon in total, with the last Pokémon introduced on September 28, 2021. There are a total of eight generations of characters with Calyrex being added to Generation VIII, a psychic and grass type. On average, generations last between three to four years. Generation VIII was integrated in 2019. Generation I 3Bulbasaur was part of the First Generation PokemonCredit: Handout The very first Pokémon to be introduced was Bulbasaur, as part of the First Generation. Since their introduction, further iconic Pokémon such as Charmander, Squirtle and Pikachu have been released. More on pokemonCATCH EM ALL All of the Pokemon games in order - from Red and Yellow to Sword and ShieldCATCH 'EM ALL! Everything you need to know about the Pokémon Celebrations setCOOKIE PRICE Pokemon Oreos are selling for $15,100 each - do you...
    GIOVANNI and Lugia are back on Pokemon Go for a limited time. Users are keen to learn how to beat the character and get Shadow Lugia fast. 2Giovanni is back for a short while on Pokemon GoCredit: Pokemon Go Pokemon GO: How to beat Giovanni Giovanni, the Team Rocket Go leader, is back in the game to ruin the current Festival of Lights event. His appearance is a part of the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research task that has been going on since September 2021. According to Go Sunoob, Giovanni will always start the battle with Persian, who will always attack with dark and normal-type moves. To fight back, you will need to equip yourself with a solid fighting Pokemon like Machamp and Lucario. 2Pokemon Go can be played on several devicesCredit: Getty Most read in GamingAT YOUR STATIONS! PS5 restocks: Where to buy PlayStation 5 THIS WEEK in the UK and USSHUT UP SHOP Fortnite item shop removes Daily section featuring Travis Scott emoteDEAD ON ARRIVAL Call of Duty: Vanguard players furious over 'worst ever' Zombies mode'HEARTBROKEN' Iconic gamer dies...
    A lot has changed since “Farmville” exploded on Facebook. For a good two years, it was one of the most popular games on the planet. Although it hasn’t reached the heights of its past popularity, the franchise still has a devoted following. The third entry to the series “Farmville 3” launches today in a different environment from the original. Facebook on PC has been supplanted by gaming on smartphones, and that’s where players will find the latest chapter. It’s available on iOS and Android devices as well as the Mac M1. The game features the gameplay that fans are familiar with. They’ll plant crops, grow and harvest them with help from friends. One of the newer wrinkles is the emphasis on farmhands, which have skills that help players build a successful farm. “Farmville 3” features 30 of them, and they have a diverse set of skills such as baking, fishing, lumberjacking and crafting. Related Articles ‘Pokemon Go’ analysis: What to catch for the Festival of Lights event Shinx Community Day highlights ‘Pokemon Go’ events for November...
    Showing that “Pokemon Go” is a global game, Niantic is marking the celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights and one of India’s biggest and most important holidays of the year. The event, running from 10 a.m. Nov. 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, marks the debut of Dedenne, the Antenna Pokemon, which is one of the cuter designs for a pocket monster to come out in a long time. The Pokemon comes from the Kalos region and appears to be an attempt to make a cuter Pikachu. As far as usefulness goes, Dedenne likely won’t be a great Pokemon in raids or in Go Battle League unless there’s a specialized cup. The one thing going for it other than its looks is that it has an intriguing Fairy and Electric typing. With the celebration, players will find Pokemon that are electric- or fire-themed. The idea is that these Pokemon will help players light the way, according to Niantic. Of all these Pokemon appearing in the wild, trainers should keep an eye out for Electrike, Magnemite and Blitzle. All...
    DUBLIN, Ga. -- Federal prosecutors say a Georgia man used a pandemic relief loan to buy a $57,000 Pokemon card.Court records show a Dublin man is charged with lying on an application for a pandemic economic relief loan about the number of people his business employed and the company's gross revenue. He faces one count of wire fraud.The court filing said he received $85,000 in August of last year, and used the money to buy a Pokemon card for $57,789.The Telegraph reports that defense lawyers issued a statement declining to talk about the case.Rare Pokemon cards can sell for thousands of dollars. Collectors have been bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos.Dublin, a city of about 16,000 people, is located about 130 miles southeast of Atlanta.
    DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally obtaining a coronavirus relief loan and using more than $57,000 of the money to buy a collectable Pokemon card. Vinath Oudomsine of Dublin, Georgia, faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of wire fraud, acting U.S. Attorney David Estes of the Southern District of Georgia said in a statement. Prosecutors said in a legal filing that Oudomsine, 31, submitted false information to the U.S. Small Business Administration last year when he applied for a COVID-19 relief loan for an “entertainment services” business he claimed to own. They said he lied about how many people he employed as well as his business’ annual revenues. He received $85,000 from the loan program, prosecutors said, and used it to buy a Pokemon trading card for $57,789. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    If there’s one word to describe November in “Pokemon Go,” it would be “anticipation.” The month doesn’t have big splashy raids, and there hasn’t been many groundbreaking announcements. The highlight of the month is likely Shinx Community Day, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Until November, the Flash Pokemon has only been in raids and 10km eggs, but with its own Community Day, everyone will have a chance at the shiny version of this sought-after Pokemon. For those who haven’t seen one, the variant is a beautiful gold and black. What’s notable about Shinx Community Day is that the final form Luxray will learn a new Charged Attack called Psychic Fangs, which could be a game-changer in the meta. It costs 40 Power and is guaranteed to lower an opposing Pokemon’s defense. That’s huge. With a guaranteed debuff, it could have an impact comparable to Feather Dance for Pidgeot. Aside from that, the November Community Day also brings several bonuses. The normal one attached to the event is the quarter distance for egg...
    Niantic announced that it has launched its second Nintendo-connected project “Pikmin Bloom.” The game, which is expected to roll out on the Apple App and Google Play over the coming days, is focused on augmenting players’ daily walks. Using the technology behind its hit game “Pokemon Go,” Niantic is pushing players to go outside and take walks. By doing that, players will find Pikmin seedlings in the game. They can then pluck them and have them grow as they walk. The Pikmin follow players as they would Captain Olimar. The walks will make the in-game flowers bloom on a path and the tiny creatures will collect nectar from the various fruits players pick up in the game. The game sounds less intensive than “Pokemon Go” but it does sound as if it share some of the traits of the game. The emphasis on exercise differentiates it from the other project. The idea that players can see shared trails of flowers from their routes is interesting. This sounds as though it will be part of the communal experience in...
    A man from Georgia was charged Tuesday with wire fraud after receiving a pandemic relief loan from the Small Business Administration before purchasing a Pokemon card worth tens of thousands of dollars. Vinath Oudomsine filed for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan last year claiming he had a struggling business employing 10 people and making roughly a quarter-million dollars a year, after which he was awarded $85,000, court documents show. But federal prosecutors argue his application was based on false information, particularly in regards to the number of employees and "gross revenue," and he then used the money to purchase a Pokemon card for $57,789 sometime around early January. The type of Pokemon card was not revealed, but some of these trading cards have gone for $1 million in recent years, and a box of first-edition Pokemon cards sold for $400,000. MURPHY SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO REDUCE FRAUD, WASTE AROUND COVID RELIEF FUNDS IN NEW JERSEY There have been other instances in which business owners are being prosecuted for misusing pandemic relief funds meant to...
    A Georgia man has been charged with wire fraud after he allegedly lied to get an $85,000 COVID-19 relief loan only to blow $57,000 of it on a single Pokemon card. Vinath Oudomsine of Dublin, Georgia, had spent two-thirds of the loan on the card which was said to cost $57,789, according to prosecutors. Oudomsine was charged on Tuesday for using false information to get federal aid as well as misusing it for other monetary purposes. It is unclear which card he bought, and Oudomsine has not responded to DailyMail.com requests for a comment.   The Small Business Administration was said to have overpaid self-employed people $4.5 billion in grant money with no additional security control to make sure it was going to eligible applicants. Georgia man Vinath Oudomsine was charged with wire fraud after he lied to get an $85,000 COVID-19 relief fund meant for small businesses and used it to purchase a $57,789 Pokemon card Oudomsine applied through the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Oudomsine had allegedly lied about having 10 employees and the annual gross revenue of...
    Federal prosecutors said a Georgia man used a COVID-19 relief loan to purchase a Pokemon card worth more than $57,000, according to The Associated Press. Authorities arrested and charged Vinath Oudomsine of Dublin, Georgia Tuesday on one count of wire fraud, The Telegraph reported. Court records indicated that the man lied on his Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application about the number of people his business employed and his company’s gross revenue, according to the Telegraph.  Oudomsine received $85,000 in August 2020, using the money to buy the Pokemon card for $57,789, according to AP. Rare Pokemon cards can sell for thousands of dollars as collectors have been driving up the market for trading cards, video games, and other valuable mementos, the AP reported.  Oudomsine could face up to 20 years in federal prison and $25,000 in fines if convicted, the Telegraph reported. Tags Dublin Georgia Pokemon
    The second half of October will be more of a treat rather than a trick on players as Niantic marks its “Pokemon Go” Halloween Mischief event. Running from 10 a.m. Oct. 15 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, players will catch creatures that go bump in the night. The celebration happens in two phases. The first is titled “Creepy Companions” and marks the debut of Galarian Slowking and shiny Spinarak. It also introduces new costumed Pokemon such as Pikachu, Piplup and Drifblim. They all wear new hats, which is disappointing compared last year’s editions. WHAT TO CATCH FOR PART 1 When it comes to what to catch, the obvious targets are the costumed Pokemon because all of them can be shiny. They’ll be a must-have for collectors because of their potential rarity. Shiny Spinarak will be the prize of the event. Its variant colors are powder blue and its evolution, Ariados, sports that same hue as a trim along with a purple body. It will be a shiny that pops on the screen though it may not be as useful...
    Although many of Nintendo’s heavy hitters are arriving in 2022, the company still has plenty of products ready for the holidays. Nintendo showed off some of their upcoming releases and product tie-ins during a virtual event this week. The presentation was headlined by the Oct. 8 launch of the OLED model of the Nintendo Switch. As the name implies, the new edition of the hybrid console boasts a 7-inch OLED screen, which makes the visuals pop on the system. Although it looks slick on the outside, the Nintendo Switch OLED model doesn’t have any new internals. Instead, it features minor improvements with a wider adjustable kickstand, more internal storage with 64GB of memory and better audio. This Switch is the one to pick up if players don’t have one already. For those who already own the console, that could be a harder sell, especially at its $349.99 price tag. One of the bigger benefits of the Nintendo Switch OLED model is the improved dock, which has a wired LAN port. For competitive players who put plenty of hours in...
    When Niantic announced that Duskull would be the star of October’s “Pokemon Go” Community Day, the response was tepid. The company had to choose a ghost- or dark-type Pokemon to go with the month’s Halloween theme, but the Requiem Pokemon wasn’t a creature that inspires too much enthusiasm for the celebration that runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9. First off, it’s a Pokemon that can already be shiny and some players have a few of the variants. Second, the exclusive move available to Dusknoir, Duskull’s final evolution, is Shadow Ball. Although it’s powerful and helps pocket monsters such as Mewtwo, Giratina and Gengar, it doesn’t do too much for the Gripper Pokemon. The charged attack won’t make it a must-have when it comes to raids or Go Battle League. At best, it could be a factor in specialized PvP formats or cups. That element and the fact that players need a Sinnoh Stones to evolve the creature limits the impact and eagerness for the event. Like other Community Days, players can expect five Duskull photobombs. A...
    Two categories of creatures dominate “Pokemon Go” during October. They are ghost- and dark-type pocket monsters. That should come as no surprise seeing as how the fall month is associated with Halloween and things that go bump in the night. That’s reflected in the raids, Research Breakthrough encounters, the Community Day and Spotlight Hours. October starts off great with the introduction of Zarude and the movie tie-in event, but the rest of the month is underwhelming from all the announcements so far. Players will see a rerun of several legendary and mythical Pokemon. The most exciting of the bunch are Genesect, which runs from 10 a.m. Oct. 1 to 10 a.m. Oct. 12. It has the move Douse Drive, but unfortunately, it will not be shiny. The other big raid is the debut of Mega Absol, which runs from 10 a.m. Oct. 22 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5. It is a pure Dark-type Pokemon and will find use in Raids though it is frail. It will be the Mega to use when players are short on trainers for the other...
    OREO cookies featuring rare Pokemon are racking up eye-watering price tags online, with one selling for more than $15,000. The Oreo Pokemon collection launched a few weeks ago, and comes with 16 designs in total, including Pikachu and Charmander. 2The Mew Oreos are racking up hefty sums online, with one selling for $15,100Credit: Oreo 2The Mew cookie listing racked up 37 bids on eBay before it sold Some are harder to find than others, including the elusive Mew Pokemon. And fans are already trying to make a mint, with one cookie featuring Mew selling for $15,100 last week. Mew is a small and pink Pokemon with mammalian features. The eBay listing had racked up 37 bids when the bidding ended on September 21. Another Mew Oreo cookie sold for $10,100 a few days later alongside a Pokemon card, with the listing getting 58 bids. In comparison, a 15.25oz pack of Pokemon Oreos cost $3.67 at Walmart and $4.29 at Target - a difference of around $15,095. Most read in MoneyMONEY COMING New $600 stimulus checks being sent NOW as people...
    Technically, we’re still in the middle of September but that hasn’t stopped Niantic from giving “Pokekmon Go” players a glimpse of what’s happening in October. The first event out of the gate is tied to “Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle,” which comes out worldwide on Netflix after being released in theaters in 2020. It’s going to be a big one. The reason for that is the developer is releasing Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokemon, to “Pokemon Go.” When it comes out through a Special Research quest, it will likely skyrocket to the top of the list as the best grass-type in the game. It is predicted to have high defense and high stamina meaning that it can last in Master League and in raids. Couple that with a good moveset centered on Vine Whip as the fast move and Power Whip and Dark Pulse for the charge moves and it will be a go-to for raids requiring grass types. Because it’s a mythical Pokemon, it’s unlikely that players will be able to trade it. Players will also...
    NINTENDO has announced its September Direct at last, after rumours of the event have been circulating for a while. The company shared the news on its social media accounts, saying the Direct will be "focused mainly" on Nintendo Switch games. Tune in 23/09 at 11pm (UK time) for a #NintendoDirect livestream featuring roughly 40 minutes of information focussed mainly on #NintendoSwitch games launching this winter.► https://t.co/wJViDuJ3wd pic.twitter.com/xU8VtoyyeG— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) September 22, 2021 Nintendo Direct – when is it? September's Nintendo Direct will go live at 3pm PST / 6pm EST / 11pm BST. It'll run for around 40 minutes according to the announcement, with the majority of that time showcasing Nintendo Switch games launching this winter. Nintendo Direct – where can I watch? You can watch the livestream on Nintendo's YouTube channel although we've embedded it for you here to save faffing about. While the Twitter account didn't share the link to the Twitch, it's likely you'll be able to watch there as well. Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct streamed on both platforms, so it's...
    It’s no Met Gala but “Pokemon Go” will be holding its own fashion-centric event from 10 a.m. Sept. 21 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28. The Fashion Week celebration will feature seven pocket monsters in costumes and the debut of Furfrou, the Poodle Pokemon. That’s a fitting creature for the event. The Kalos region is based on France and the European nation’s biggest city is one of the fashion capitals of the world. What’s notable is that the addition of Furfrou introduces the new form-change mechanic in “Pokemon Go.” It costs 10,000 Stardust and 25 Furfrou candies, and lets players change the appearance of the doglike Pokemon. Think of it as an outfit change from the base natural trim. Some options such as the Matron and Dandy trims are available globally, but the cooler-looking ones such as Kabuki and Pharaoh trims are only available when players are in Japan and France respectively. It’s a way for Niantic to add a regional touch to a Pokemon that’s available around the world. COLLECTOR’S PARADISE Most of the creatures featured in Fashion Week won’t...
    One of my favorite Pokemon is Oshawott, mainly because it looks like an otter evolving into a samurai. The shell on its stomach acts as a weapon, and as it goes from Dewott to Samurott, the Sea Otter Pokemon becomes a formidable one with more armor and weapons. Now, the water starter from the Unova region gets its own “Pokemon Go” Community Day. Running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19, players will see more Oshawott in the wild and they have a higher chance of catching a shiny one, which looks somewhat similar to the regular one. The big difference is that the nose is magenta and its coat is a powder-blue. Its evolutions are even more distinct with wilder and more intense colors. Suffice to say, it’s one of the cooler-looking variants. Appearances are nice and all, but the big question facing players is whether Oshawott will be any good in “Pokemon Go.” The Sea Otter Pokemon’s final form, Samurott, will be getting Hydro Cannon as its exclusive move, fixing a less-than-stellar Charged Move set. That improves its...
    Pokemon GO players have found an exploit to hatch eggs that will save you steps. It ties into GPS drift, which is an issue that occurs when your device location is showing up as completely different to your actual physical location. 1Pokemon GO eggsCredit: Niantic Redditor u/scusie alerted fellow trainers to the bizarre bug that appears to kick in when the device the game is installed on is high up. We're talking 34th floor high up, in this instance. "I’m on the 34th floor and it bugs out my Pokémon Go and makes it think I am wandering all over the city from my living room," the say in the post. "If I sit on my couch I can hatch a 2k egg in less than 10 min. "How beautiful." They're not wrong. Chilling out in the living room while your egg thinks you're out there getting some serious steps in sounds like bliss. It might defeat the purpose of the game somewhat, but hey, sometimes you're just not in the mood for a walk. The consensus in the thread...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have become obsessed with collectibles, bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos of their youth. The frenzy has brought small fortunes to some, but a deep frustration for those who still love to play games or trade cards as a hobby. Among the items most sought after — and even fought over — are the relics of millennials’ childhoods. These include copies of trading cards such as Pokemon’s Charizard and Magic: The Gathering’s Black Lotus as well as Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. game cartridges. Some cards are selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars and an unopened Super Mario game recently sold for a record $2 million. This is more than a case of opportunistic collectors looking to cash in on a burst of nostalgia triggered by the pandemic. Everyone seemingly is angling for a piece of the pie. But while some collectors and investors see dollar signs, others complain about the breakdown of their tight-knit communities. Players looking to play in-person again after the pandemic are unable to find the...
    IN AN interesting turn of events, a number of kid-friendly Nintendo games could find themselves slapped with a mature rating. The European PEGI rating system had an update last year that will affect remakes of classic franchise entries. 1Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining PearlCredit: Nintendo In the wake of the loot box controversy, ratings boards have been keen to clamp down on in-game purchases and mechanics that constitute gambling. Different country's regulators have come to varied conclusions on this, but games' PEGI ratings have been adjusted in the interim. This allows parents to easily see if the title they're buying includes some form of gambling, but it also means that you may see Pokemon and Mario games with an 18+ mature rating unless Nintendo revises some of the content. The new criteria, outlined in the VSC (Video Standards Council) annual report, state that any games which "teach and/or glamorise the use of games of chance that are played/carried out as a traditional means of gambling" are in for a ratings bump. It continues: "This refers to types...
    After fierce backlash from its “Pokemon Go” community, Niantic promised new initiatives to improve communication after talking with a task force that formed to address issues arising from the change to the PokeStop and Gym interaction distances. Signed by executive producer Steve Wang and the “Pokemon Go” team, the blog post which went live today explained that the concerns over the past few weeks have not been lost on the developers. The two messages conveyed during the talks with more than 30 community leaders was that the 80-meter interaction radius that was introduced during the pandemic was a positive quality-of-life improvement. The second issue the leaders had was that Niantic hasn’t been great at community with its customers. That has been an ongoing criticism since Niantic released “Ingress.” Furthermore, complaints about how Niantic responds to players has been an issue since the release of “Pokemon Go.” Remember how the game’s popularity led to connection issues? Whatever the case, Niantic has always cruised above criticism because it hasn’t blown up in a huge way. Then the interaction distance was reduced...
    As the calendar turns to fall in September, the seasons also change in “Pokemon Go.” The period of discovery is fading to black and the time of mischief has begun. This season, which runs from 10 a.m. Sept. 1 to 10 a.m. Dec. 1, focuses on Hoopa, who has already brought the unexpected to the game. The mythical Pokemon brought in legendaries in the second part of Pokemon Go Fest 2021 and gave players more of a taste of Galar region pocket monsters in Phase 3 of the Ultra Unlock. Players should expect plenty of surprises and that begins with a season-long Special Research story that will let players catch Confined Hoopa. The Mischief Pokemon has another form called Hoopa Unbound, but there’s no word on that coming any time soon. Those set of tasks begin on Sept. 5 and the quest line comes to an end with a special event at the end of the season. Unfortunately, Hoopa cannot be transferred to Pokemon Home for now. GET READY FOR HOOPA Hoopa’s arrival Sept. 5 will coincide with an Incense...
    Niantic reversed course on a controversial “Pokemon Go” decision and gave players what they’ve been clamoring for — a return to a wider interaction distance. In a tweet, Niantic said that it is returning the radius to spin a PokeStop or interact with a gym to 80 meters. It will be the base interaction distance globally. The company also said it will announce plans resulting from the task force starting on Sept. 1. Trainers – we’re looking forward to sharing our plans as a result of the task force on September 1, but one thing does not have to wait! From now on, 80 meters will be the base interaction radius for PokéStops and Gyms globally. (1/2) — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 25, 2021 Reverting to the pre-pandemic 40 meters was a controversial move since many players had adjusted to the bigger interaction distances. It ignited an uproar in the community, with many popular YouTube content creators saying they would limit their support of the game. That ultimately led to a call for a boycott and a Pokemon...
    The Pokémon Company "Pokemon Go" reverted a positive pandemic change, changing the distance on Pokestops and Gyms. Some players aren't happy with this change, with some saying they will no longer spend their own money on the title. Niantic has responded to the claims from players, writing that they want players to keep exploring. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. A vocal group of "Pokemon Go" players have taken to social media to share their distaste with recent changes to the monster-catching mobile title. The hashtag "#NianticHearUs" has been spreading throughout Twitter, calling out the action from the developer and asking them to revert the changes added to make playing in the pandemic safer.  Launched in 2016, "Pokemon Go" took the collecting experience made popular in the franchises' main titles and brought it into the real world, forcing players to get up...
    Not every year has a game of the summer. Those type of projects are rare. They often come out of nowhere to dominate the warmer months. One moment players are doing the same routine in “Call of Duty” and the next thing they know they have a fascination with “Rocket League,” “Among Us” or “Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.” These games suddenly become top of mind as streamers pick them up and their popularity skyrockets on Twitch and YouTube. This year, fans won’t find a title that captures that level of attention, but they will find a few games with a burgeoning audience. Here are a few titles that are worth looking into: “Pokemon Unite” adapts the MOBA to the world of Pokemon and it’s surprisingly addictive and fun. (Nintendo)  “Pokemon Unite” — MOBAs have never really clicked with me, but that changed after TiMi Studios threw pocket monsters into the equation. Suddenly, the fun in the genre clicked and the free-to-play game has become one of my favorite diversions on the Nintendo Switch. “Pokemon Unite” takes place on the isle...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Sean Riley's life effectively ended 5 years ago on August 6. That was the night his 20-year-old son, Calvin Riley, was shot in the torso while playing the popular Pokemon Go game with friends in San Francisco near Aquatic Park.Riley was a star baseball player at Serra High School in San Mateo, and later at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.RELATED: Reward money increased in search for suspect in shooting of student in SFFriends say Riley and a friend noticed someone suspicious watching them that night, but were focused on their phones.Friends and family initially thought it was a random attack, though Riley says his own research suggests otherwise.U.S. Park Police released sketches of a possible gunman based on surveillance video a few weeks later, but no solid leads materialized. No motive or suspect was ever identified.RELATED: Person of interest sought in shooting death of college student playing Pokemon Go in SFRiley was on ABC7 News Getting Answers, and told anchor Kristen Sze that he has returned to the Bay Area on this five year anniversary...
    THE complete Eevee-lution cycle is now available on the Pokémon GO app. The eighth and final Eevee evolution, Sylveon, is now an option for players on Pokémon GO. 4The complete Eevee-lution cycle is now available on Pokémon GOCredit: Youtube/Offiical Pokemon How do you evolve Eevee into Sylveon in Pokémon GO? There's a simple trick Pokémon GO fanatics need to do to evolve Eevee into Sylveon. Players have to simply nickname their Eevee "Kira." For those that don’t know how this works, players must capture an Eevee and the 25 candies you need to evolve it. Then, nickname your little Pokémon “Kira”, and you should see a silhouette appear underneath the standard “evolve” button. 4Sylveon is now available on Pokémon GOCredit: Youtube/Official Pokemon YouTube Channel Tap that, and you’re guaranteed to get a Sylveon. The naming trick only works once for each Eevee evolution. In order to duplicate this process, you've got to get an Eevee as your buddy, and then collect 70 hearts with it - enough for it to become a great buddy. After that, the option should appear...
    Everyone was expecting Giratina or Hoopa for the Ultra Unlock event Part 3, but in a surprising twist, Niantic is throwing in pocket monsters from the Galar region for the climax of the “Pokemon Go” celebration. It’s a smart move that breaks away from the predictability of the seasonal releases. Blaming the chaos caused by Hoopa, Niantic will release Zacian and Zamazenta, the legendary mascots from “Pokemon Sword” and “Pokemon Shield” into the game. They’ll appear in their “Hero of Many Battle” forms meaning they won’t have the upgrades from their Crowned forms. In addition, Skwovet, Greedent, Wooloo, Dubwool and Falinks will join the mix. They’re part of a bigger roster of Galar species, making their way into “Pokemon Go.” Running from 10 a.m. Aug. 20 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31, Ultra Unlock Part 3 will be divided into two parts over two weeks. Here is what to focus on during the event: POKEMON SPAWNS TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR In the wild, players will have a chance at caching Skwovet, Wooloo, Galarian Darumaka, Trubbish and Falinks. They...
    More than two decades have passed since the transmedia franchise of Pokemon and it was a matter of time until it hit television with a live-action adaptation. As it is no longer surprising, Netflix will be in charge of producing the first live action series of these classic monsters that have dominated the hearts of the public for so many years and that became a worldwide sensation precisely through their animated show. We recommend: Justice Smith doesn’t think Detective Pikachu has a sequel According to Variety, Netflix is ​​developing a live-action Pokemon series. The show will feature screenwriter Joe Henderson as executive producer and writer. He currently works as a showrunner for Lucifer – 79%, the popular show that saved the streaming service and is gearing up for its sixth and final season. Outside of this, more details are unknown. The report indicates that this new project would be similar to Pokémon: Detective Pikachu – 69%, the most recent film in the series to hit theaters and that it was also its first major live action adaptation. The decision comes...
    Eevee is a special Pokemon because of its multiple evolutions. Over the course of the franchise, the new varieties of the Evolution Pokemon have been discovered, and that means it’s a creature that deserves more than one Community Day. That’s why Niantic is bringing back Eevee for its another Community Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15. Yes, Eevee Community Day will take place over the weekend and it will be 12 hours in total with six hours allocated to each day. Think of it as an extra large Community Day for the fans. Previously in 2018, Eevee’s Community Day also spanned two days. Back then though, Glaceon, Leafeon and Sylveon weren’t available because “Pokemon Go” hadn’t released Sinnoh and Kalos region creatures yet. The special thing about this Community Day that it technically starts a little early with Eevee evolutions each learning a special attack starting from 10 a.m. Aug. 13 to 10 a.m. Aug. 16. They are the following: Vaporeon — Scald Jolteon — Zap Cannon Flareon — Superpower Espeon...
    One of the best parts of Pokemon Go Fest celebrations happens after the event wraps up. As is tradition, the community’s effort to collect more than 1.5 billion pocket monsters and complete 23 million raids during event and completing global challenges in the process unlocked benefits that all players can take part in. This year, the Ultra Unlocks happens in three phases and it’s themed after two parts of the Sinnoh creation trio — Dialga, the Temporal Pokemon, and Palkia, the Spatial Pokemon. The final stretch of the Ultra Unlock is a mystery but it will likely deal with Giratina, which is the third part of the creation trio, or it could be something entirely different. Now that you know a bit of the lore and themes, here is what’s going on for the summer and what Pokemon you should be targeting for the Ultra Unlock events. Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time runs from 10 a.m. July 23 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 though the raids will last a little longer and will continue until 10 a.m. Aug....
    POKEMON Go Fest will gather fans of the show for two days to catch their favorite characters via an app. The event was set to take place in 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2Pokemon Go Fest will happen worldwide on July 17 and July 18, 2021 What is Pokemon Go Fest 2021? Pokemon Go Fest is a worldwide outdoor event for fans of the 1990’s anime show, Pokemon. The event aims to gather people to collect Pokemon characters in special spots throughout their cities using their mobile phones. According to the Pokemon Go website, participants will “explore four themed rotating habitat hours, each with a Collection Challenge, and work together with Trainers from around the world to unlock bonuses in the Global Challenge Arena.” They can also expect to “encounter over 75 species of Pokémon in the wild, in raids, and by completing Special Research tasks.” 2Pokemon Go Fest 2021 aims to gather people to collect Pokemons around their townCredit: Getty Celebrations will be held in over 20 cities in the US and also around the...
    Niantic/The Pokemon Company All Pokemon GO players can catch Pokemon in four rotating Habitat hours throughout the duration of the Fest on Saturday regardless of if they have a ticket or not according to Niantic. Ticket holders will get extra bonuses for the Raid Day on Sunday. They can earn an extra 10,000 XP after beating Raids and they can get up to 11 Remote Raid Passes through Timed Research and a free bundle in the in-app shop and up to 10 free Raid Passes from Gyms. You can look at a schedule of the Habitat Hours for your UTC zone below: Rotating Habitat Schedule pic.twitter.com/t9OPOek0PR — Leek Duck (@LeekDuck) July 16, 2021 Day 1Spawn Increases During All Hours Pikachu (With Hat)* Jigglypuff* Whismur* Chimecho* Kricketot* Audino* Unown F* – Incense Unown G* – Incense Egg Hatches During All Hours (7km) Lapras Cleffa Igglybuff Whismur Kricketot Chingling Audino Tympole Deino Jungle Habitat Ekans* Exeggutor* Tangela* Scyther* Aipom* Lotad* Slakoth* Chimchar* Croagunk* Snivy* Sewaddle Chespin Froakie Ludicolo – Incense Chatot – Incense Leafeon – Incense Serperior – Incense Desert...