Pokémon Go Will Launch in Japan with First Sponsored Gyms

Pokémon Go’s release has already been record breaking. Nintendo has broken stock market records. The app is ranked first across all platforms. It is pulling in at least $1.6 million daily with 7.5 million downloads in the United States alone. Even the Simpsons have already riffed on the popular release. And it still hasn’t launchedContinue reading “Pokémon Go Will Launch in Japan with First Sponsored Gyms”

My ‘Pokemon Go’ Change of Heart

Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am not big on mobile games. I’ve never been fond of the grinding that many mobile games rely on, and never bought in to the ‘come back in 2 days to collect your reward’ dynamic that comes along with games like Clash of Clans. If I want to buildContinue reading “My ‘Pokemon Go’ Change of Heart”

Is a Live Action Pokémon Movie On the Way?

Deadline reports that Legendary Pictures is on the cusp of acquiring the rights to make a live action Pokémon Movie based on the hit Nintendo Pokémon franchise. With renewed world-wide interest in the Pokémon franchise after the release of Pokémon Go, talks of a live action movie are hardly surprising. Early estimates indicate that theContinue reading “Is a Live Action Pokémon Movie On the Way?”

Server Crashes Postpone International Pokémon GO Releases

A recent tweet by the official Pokémon GO Twitter account addressed the worst issue many players experienced post-release in the US and Australia: server crashes. These crashes have been consistently annoying, and in some cases have prevented the game from working properly. According to an article by Business Insider, Niantic, the company behind Pokemon GO, isContinue reading “Server Crashes Postpone International Pokémon GO Releases”

Pokémon Go and the Brilliance of its Stealth Release

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Pokémon Go. The anticipated augmented reality mobile game has been rolling out worldwide all week, and the internet is understandably going insane over it in one of the most successful stealth releases of all time. Since the announcement of the game by the Pokémon Company and Niantic lateContinue reading “Pokémon Go and the Brilliance of its Stealth Release”

First Look at New Pokemon Mode: Battle Royal

This morning at E3, Nintendo unveiled a new mode in Pokémon Sun & Moon, Battle Royal. Four players and their pokémon battle each other all at once in a huge arena, and can choose which of them faints first. The winner is whoever KOs the most enemy pokémon. Each trainer can have up to three pokémon in theirContinue reading “First Look at New Pokemon Mode: Battle Royal”

Diversifying Pokémon Sun and Moon for Older Audiences

A lot of gamers are excited over the latest spurt of news for Pokémon Sun and Moon news, which just came out earlier today with the legendary mascot typings and special moves, alongside a bevy of new information including Pokédex Rotom, endless splurges of Professor Kukui shirtless fan art (NSFW WARNING), and new snippets of the Alola region.Continue reading “Diversifying Pokémon Sun and Moon for Older Audiences”

Pokémon Has Grown Stagnant and Needs Change

Being one of those poor souls who got sucked into the Pokémon frenzy in the late 90’s, I think Nintendo and Game Freak owe me one. After buying their games and merchandise, I’ve begun to notice something. I’ve begun to notice that the Pokémon games haven’t changed their routine since the first generation. The gamesContinue reading “Pokémon Has Grown Stagnant and Needs Change”

Pokemon Sun and Moon Details Unveiled

Early this morning, the Official Pokemon Website released more information about their newest duo of games Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. With it came a little more info about the newest legendary Pokemon Solgaleo and Lunala, the region we’ll be exploring, and a few more additional features. You can find out all of the information atContinue reading “Pokemon Sun and Moon Details Unveiled”

Pokémon GO Field Test Reaches America

Do you like Pokémon? Then you’re in luck! The North American Pokémon GO field test is underway, with application forms available right here. The Pokémon Company, working in hand with Niantic Inc. are developing Pokémon GO for Android devices and iOS, planning to launch sometime this year. This new take on Pokémon is unlike any before, encouraging players toContinue reading “Pokémon GO Field Test Reaches America”

Pokémon Sun and Moon Starters, Region, Release Date Unveiled

It’s been an exceptionally quiet period since the initial announcement of Pokémon Sun and Moon, but The Pokémon Company has today broken that silence with a new trailer. The trailer introduces the new region, named the Alola region. If that wasn’t quite subtle enough, the region takes several design cues from Hawaii and the PacificContinue reading “Pokémon Sun and Moon Starters, Region, Release Date Unveiled”

Pokémon Sun and Moon Information Reveal on May 10

Japan’s Pokémon website has announced that a new surge of Pokémon Sun and Moon related information is scheduled to land next Tuesday, May 10, at 21:00 JST. That time translates to 5:00 AM Pacific Time in California, and 8:00 AM on the Eastern Time. The information was further confirmed in a tweet by Pokémon Director Junichi Masuda himself.Continue reading “Pokémon Sun and Moon Information Reveal on May 10”