Entries in 'pokemon' (59)

Pokémon merchandise bays coming to GAME to celebrate series' 20th anniversary

Pokémon merchandise bays coming to GAME to celebrate series' 20th anniversary

High Street retailer GAME has partnered up with The Pokémon Company for the franchise’s 20th birthday.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 4:20PM in News
Pokémon series has sold over 279m units worldwide

Pokémon series has sold over 279m units worldwide

The blockbuster Pokémon series has sold over 279 million units globally since it debuted in Japan 20 years ago.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2016 at 12:21PM in News
Digital Pokemon boardgame announced for smartphones

Digital Pokemon boardgame announced for smartphones

We already know that Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are on the way in this, the 20th anniversary year of Pokemon. But another title has now also been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2016 at 3:43PM in News
Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

It’s 1996 again – Pokémon Red, Green, Blue and Yellow took the No.1 spot in Japan last week according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 1:43PM in News

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Pokémon targets China with Sun and Moon

Pokémon targets China with Sun and Moon

New Pokémon titles Sun and Moon will be localised into Chinese, The Pokemon Company has revealed. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 26th 2016 at 3:20PM in News
Drew Barrymore is hosting a Pokémon 20th Anniversary celebration

Drew Barrymore is hosting a Pokémon 20th Anniversary celebration

This weekend, an event celebrating Pokémon’s 20th birthday will be hosted by none other than ET, Charlie’s Angels and Never Been Kissed star Drew Barrymore.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 26th 2016 at 1:53PM in News
Pokemon is getting its first ever Super Bowl ad

Pokemon is getting its first ever Super Bowl ad

Viewers of this year’s Super Bowl will for the first time be greeted with a Pokemon ad.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 4:19PM in News
Special Edition Pokemon 2DS consoles heading to the UK

Special Edition Pokemon 2DS consoles heading to the UK

2016 is the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon, don’t you know? And part of the celebration sees three Special Edition 2DS making their way to the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 12:35PM in News

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Can Yo-Kai Watch repeat Pokémon's success in the West?

Can Yo-Kai Watch repeat Pokémon's success in the West?

A kids game for handhelds that involves capturing fantastical creatures, then battling them against rival monsters. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 16th 2015 at 11:56AM in News
Yo-Kai Watch is 'the next Pokémon'

Yo-Kai Watch is 'the next Pokémon'

Japanese smash hit 3DS game Yo-Kai Watch will take the UK by storm, predicts Viz Media Europe.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 30th 2015 at 12:18PM in News
Soon you'll be able to stuff a Pikachu at Build-A-Bear stores

Soon you'll be able to stuff a Pikachu at Build-A-Bear stores

The Pokemon Company has announced that its mascot Pikachu will be added to the licensed collection of toys available at Build-A-bear Workshop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2015 at 12:25PM in News
Mobile game Pokémon Go to bring pocket monsters into the real world via GPS

Mobile game Pokémon Go to bring pocket monsters into the real world via GPS

A new app claims to finally achieve the dream of every child of the 1990s: make the world of Pokémon a reality.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 10th 2015 at 10:21AM in News

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Pokémon Championships shooting suspects compared attack to 'Columbine part two' and 'Boston bombing'

Pokémon Championships shooting suspects compared attack to 'Columbine part two' and 'Boston bombing'

The two men accused of planning a mass shooting at last week’s Pokémon World Championships were capable of carrying out a devastating attack, police have said.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 26th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament is coming to Wii U next Spring

Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament is coming to Wii U next Spring

It’s happening: Pokkén Tournament is headed to home consoles around the world in early 2016.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 21st 2015 at 3:27PM in News
Smyths to offer free Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu visits in first promotion with Pokémon

Smyths to offer free Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu visits in first promotion with Pokémon

Retailer Smyths Toys Superstores is teaming up with The Pokémon Company for the first time as part of a new campaign.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2015 at 5:00PM in News
Pokémon Animation Studio coming to London in 2015

Pokémon Animation Studio coming to London in 2015

A new attraction in London will allow children to create their own animated Pokémon movies.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 9:07AM in News

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Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon coming to 3DS in 2016

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon coming to 3DS in 2016

The next instalment in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series has been announced by Nintendo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 3:47PM in News
American televangelist says Pokemon 'is origin of teen homosexuality'

American televangelist says Pokemon 'is origin of teen homosexuality'

Pastor Creflo Dollar, an American TV religious evangelist, has accused Pokemon of encouraging children to become gay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 12:17PM in News
There's another free-to-play Pokemon game on the way

There's another free-to-play Pokemon game on the way

Nintendo has announced a second F2P Pokemon title – Pokemon Rumble World.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2015 at 11:16AM in News
Pokémon retail promotion to offer GAME customers a free Shiny Charizard

Pokémon retail promotion to offer GAME customers a free Shiny Charizard

A new promotion surrounding the last four Pokémon titles is to kick off next Friday at GAME.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
More than one year after it started, Twitch Plays Pokémon catches all 151 monsters

More than one year after it started, Twitch Plays Pokémon catches all 151 monsters

Social experiment-meets-endurance test Twitch Plays Pokémon has finally completed its Pokédex, a year after it first went live.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 25th 2015 at 3:56PM in News
Pokemon developers Game Freak making Tembo the Badass Elephant for Sega

Pokemon developers Game Freak making Tembo the Badass Elephant for Sega

The makers of Pokemon have teamed up with Sega to release a new action platformer called Tembo the Badass Elephant.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2015 at 4:17PM in News
Pokémon World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

Pokémon World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

The Pokémon Company has announced that its 2015 Pokémon World Championships will offer $2m in prizes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:51PM in News
New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Nintendo posted a huge increase in profits and raised its earnings forecast, but cheap yen is masking weak sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:43AM in News