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First Line Of Generation Two Pokemon Now Available In Pokemon GO

Niantic, the developers behind the once-explosive, Pokemon GO have always had plans to distribute Pokemon from the series’ second generation across the world of the augmented reality video game, but specifics on when that would come about were never revealed. Educated speculation dictated that once the developers saw a decline in the popularity of the title that they would begin with the rolling out of the next generation, and it seems as though now is the appropriate time. It’s close to the end of 2016 and it is looking as though Pokemon GO has quickly run out of steam, lasting but a few months before simmering down to what it is now. Granted, those few months were absolute lunacy, with many non-players hoping that the craze would fade away sooner rather than later. Personally, I thought the game would remain far longer in the public eye but it is now little more than a memory, hopefully the introduction of baby Pokemon from Generation Two will help fuel the the train of popularity once again. The …

Pokemon Sun and Moon – Review

In life, there is nothing sweeter than the sharing of experience. We as humans actively seek companionship from others as a trade for our own for more than basic primal needs to belong. There is a joy that comes with sharing that simply cannot be explained, but it is a necessary element of happy and healthy living. Pokemon was first conceived with this in mind: Satoshi Tajiri built Pocket Monsters on a foundation made up of interactivity. Swapping weird and wonderful creatures with friends new and old is the foundation on which Pokemon was constructed, and to see such a base concept come so far speaks volumes about the human mentality. Twenty years later and Pokemon is far more than what it once was, breaking through the proverbial ceiling and reaching higher into the stratosphere than anyone thought possible, and yet with this latest iteration we’re delivered something humble in essence. Even this far removed from the original games, Pokemon fans are still sharing experiences with one another, trading from across the globe and battling like never …

Niantic Nerfs The Rattata And Pidgey Population With New Pokemon GO Update

As a man living in the suburbs of Sydney, it was the high rate of Rattata and Pidgey appearing in my area that somewhat turned me off of Niantic’s Pokemon GO. Well, that and the fact that everyone around me was far better at it and, me being quite the bad sport, chose to forgo developing my virtual Pokedex early on. It’s become somewhat of a running joke that Trainers living in the suburbs are the metaphorical Kings and Queens of rodent Pokemon because unless you’re venturing into more population dense areas like major cities chances are you’ll not be catching anything more than a purple rat or a brown bird; two of the most boring Pokemon to ever be designed.   Niantic have recently revealed that, with the new update of the game, the population of Rattata and Pidgey across the board is going to be reduced heavily. Finally! Rattata, Pidgey, and Zubat will now be far more difficult to come across, though you can still expect some, and they will no longer hatch from …

New Pokemon Sun and Moon Trailer Officially Reveals Starter Final Evolutions

Overnight, the Pokemon Company International released a brand-new trailer for Game Freak’s upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon that just so happen to ultimately reveal the final evolutions for this generation’s starters which, despite having been leaked quite some time ago, people continuously hope for with the release of any new Pokemon Sun and Moon information. As it turns out, once again, the famous “Chinese Leaks” are almost entirely correct, the only thing missing at this point in time is the Water-Type Arcanine featured in said leaks, but seeing as all other information has been correct up until this point in time, I have high hopes. Decidueye, the final evolution of Rowlet, is based on an Archer and is a combination of Grass and Ghost-Type. It has the ability Overgrow, and it’s signature move is Spirit Shackle which disables the enemy from leaving battle. Incineroar, the final evolution of Litten, is based on a Professional Wrestler and is a combination of Fire and Dark-Type. It has the ability Blaze, and it’s signature move is Darkest Lariat which …

Pokemon Sun and Moon – International Trailer Reveals Even More Unseen Evolutions

It was only but a few days ago that the world was blessed with the much-anticipated monthly leaks of Japan’s CoroCoro magazine. This latest issue gave us a look at Type:Null and Jangmo-o evolutions, as well as a quick glance at an Alolan Grimer, but The Pokemon Company international have just released an English trailer that shows us all that and much, much more! Silvadi’s English name is Silvally, and it’s ability was changed from “AR System” to “RKS System“, inching closer to speculation that it has something to do with the God Pokemon Arceus. Jangmo-o’s evolutionary chain also got a name change; it’s middle form is now Hakamo-o, and it’s final is Kommo-o. There is also now a vibrantly-coloured Alolan Muk! In regards to new Pokemon; evolutions for Cutiefly and Bounsweet were also revealed. Cutiefly will evolve into Ribombee, and Bouncesweet will feature two evolutions that go by the names Steenee and Tsareena. The latter will learn a move unique to it called “Trop Kick“; this technique lowers the opponents attack whilst also dealing …

Pokemon Sun and Moon – CoroCoro Leaks Reveal Type:Null and Jangmo-o Evolutions

Type:Null is, arguably, the most intriguing Pokemon since Mewtwo, and that is perhaps because of their similar backstories. While Mewtwo wasn’t necessarily created to destroy Legendary Pokemon, it WAS cloned with ultimate power as the basis. Type:Null, upon reveal, quickly rose to the top as favorite among fans anticipating the new game. Speculation developed regarding just what this creature is under that intense mask, and with the new CoroCoro magazine leaks, well…we finally find out! Yes, it’s that time of the month wherein which the news that is supposed to be broken with the physical release of Japan’s own CoroCoro magazine is instead leaked online thanks to an unknown citizen of the internet with early access to the new issue. This month’s is quite exciting considering it has not only revealed a new Alolan form, a Poison/Dark-Type Grimer, but the aforementioned Type:Null Evolution, Shiruvadi, and the entire Evolutionary chain of possible Pseudo-Legendary Jangmo-o: It’s middle Evolution is named Jarango, and it’s final is named Jararanga. The two latter Pokemon will be a mix between Dragon-Type …

Pokemon Sun and Moon – Middle Starter Evolutions Finally Revealed

This is a crucial time in any Pokemon Trainer’s life; it’s the period prior to a new Pokemon video game being released, and it’s a point in each of our lives wherein which we live in a constant state of anticipation as we wait for more Pokemon to be revealed, periodically adding new ones to our, so far, fictitious team of six. Now, no matter how many Pokemon Game Freak reveals between the first trailer of the new game and it’s release, none will be more important than that of the starts and their evolutions. The starters were introduced to the Pokemon-loving world quite some time ago, which makes the reveal of their Evolutions as a part of this new trailer all the more sweeter. Yes, Game Freak and Nintendo have, overnight, released a new trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon that finally reveals the middle evolutions of the starter Pokemon Rowlet, Litten, and Poplio. Their named are Dartrix, Torracat, and Brionne, and their designs somewhat match up with the final evolutions depicted in the …

New Pokemon Sun and Moon Trailer Reveals Passimian and Oranguru

Game Freak have today released another trailer for their upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon duo of games that, as well as formally introducing us to two previously-revealed Pocket Monsters, give audiences a look at the Pokemon Passimian and Oranguru. Ever since the infamous “Pokemon Sun and Moon Chinese Leaks” fans have been waiting on bated breath to see just how accurate they are, and as more official information has been revealed it has begun to seem as though the details present in said leak are almost all correct. With the reveal of Passimian, the “rugby monkey“, just another feature of the “Chinese Leaks” is confirmed to be completely legitimate. Alongside Passimian, audiences are introduced to Oranguru, and both forms of Rockruff’s evolutions, now called Lycanroc. Passimian and the Midday version of Lycanroc will be exclusive to Pokemon Sun, whereas Oranguru and the Midnight version of Lycanroc will be exclusive to Pokemon Moon. The trailer also features a look at the game’s character customisation capabilities which are far more extensive than the previous games, and also …

Pokemon Company Reveals Youtube-Exclusive Anime Series “Pokemon Generations”

Three years ago, Pokemon Generations was seen for the very first time on Japanese television. Exploding in popularity, this short series reminded Pokemon fans of all ages just how epic and heart-pounding the events of the original games were, so it only makes sense that, a few years later, Pokemon would once again attempt to bring such events to the Anime medium albeit on quite a larger scale. The Pokemon Company International have just revealed their new Youtube-exclusive, for now, Anime series titled “Pokemon Generations” that will take key moments from the games spanning all generations and showcase them to anyone willing to watch. This series will consist of eighteen episodes, each ranging from about three to five minutes long, starting with events from the original generation of games and making their way up to the more recent titles. The Pokemon Company International had this to say: Pokémon Generations looks back at each generation of the Pokémonvideo game series, diving into the stories of the games more deeply and getting to know characters and Pokémon better. …

[UPDATE] Pokemon Sun and Moon – September CoroCoro Leaks Reveal Rockruff Evolutions

Of course! Here we have another batch of leaks straight from the unreleased pages of Japan’s own toy and video game magazine CoroCoro. Before I officially move on to detail the contents of the most recent link, may I just mention that CoroCoro is the greatest source of any news, Pokemon or otherwise, because it’s most recent, unreleased issues clearly aren’t kept in as tight a vault as they should. Like water in a colander; it’s contents never stay contained. Ever since the introduction of the resent Alolan dog Pokemon, Rockruff, many news sources have explained that there’s much to be learned about it’s evolutionary tree, which today has been confirmed to have at least two branches, how about that? Yes, these particular leaks happen to focus on Rockruff and it’s dual evolutions; one which is altered because of the effects of the sun, and the other because of the effects of the moon. As many have speculated; Rockruff does indeed have a Werewolf-like evolution when exposed to the Moon’s rays, and a more “tame” …

New Pokemon Sun and Moon Trailer Features A Vacational Professor Oak

As of late, the Pokemon-loving audience have been forced to digest quite a lot of Sun and Moon-centric information, especially with the release of the last International trailer which introduced us all to Type: Null, Ultra Beasts, and the Aether Foundation; things never before seen in any other previous Pokemon title. Well, with so much information to store in your long-term memory, it’s sometimes hard to fully grasp all of what Pokemon Sun and Moon has to offer, at this point in time, so Nintendo have decided to release a new trailer that, more or less, revises everything we have seen up until this point in time. A fresh region, a lack of Gyms, a new team of antagonists, and a whole bunch of new Pokemon; Sun and Moon is set for a worldwide release this November and despite everything that HAS been revealed, we still have so much left to discover. Featured, ever so briefly, in this compilation trailer is a character yet to receive a formal introduction, but many of us veteran Trainers …

Pokemon Sun and Moon – World Championship Trailer Reveals Crabrawler

  Over in San Francisco, the Pokemon TCG World Championships have officially begun, and what better way to celebrate the start of such an event than with a lively opening ceremony featuring a brand-new trailer for Game Freak’s upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon? The answer; there is no better way! This new international trailer features a few Pokemon that have been previously revealed through Japanese-only outlets, but alongside the reveal of their English name comes a Pocket Monster we’ve yet to see until now: Crabrawler is a Fighting-type Pokemon that is based on both a Crab and a Boxer, hence the name. It can be caught with either Hyper Cutter or Iron Fist as it’s ability. Both the sandcastle Pokemon now have English names; Sandygast and Palossand, both of which feature the ability Water Compaction which allows the user to double it’s defence when hit with a Water-type technique. The pre-evolution of Bewear now too has an English name, and it is just as cute as the Pokemon itself: Stufful. Judging by what looks to be …

Pokemon Sun and Moon – New Trailer Introduces Audiences To Turtonator

Thinking back on it, Game Freak’s long-running series of Pokemon video games actually feature many turtle-based designs. We have the Squirtle evolutionary chain, the Turtwig evolutionary chain, Tirtouga and it’s evolution, and Torkoal, though I’m sure I’m missing a couple. If you’re a fan of these armoured reptiles, than I’m sure you’ll be a fan of the newly-introduced Alolan-native Pokemon Turtonator, which has just been revealed to the world through Game Freak’s latest international trailer for the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon games. Oddly enough, this trailer focuses solely on the single Pokemon, and explains that it is a Dragon and Fire-type with the unique move Shell Trap that, when activated by an opponent landing a physical attack, dishes out devastating damage by detonating the explosive substance on it’s own shell. The Pokemon Company International also released quite a detailed explanation of Turtonator, which I have provided for you just below: Because Turtonator lives on volcanoes, feeding on sulfur and other materials found near volcanic craters, its shell has a layer of explosive material—mostly sulfur. When …

UPDATE: Full Trailer Released – Pokemon Sun and Moon – Leaked Trailer Screenshots Introduce Us To MORE Pokemon

Hah! I bet you think that CoroCoro scans are the only Pokemon-related leaks to populate the web pre-new game release! Well, if that IS indeed the case, prepare to be surprised! As it turns out, Nintendo international are set to release a new trailer for the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon Game this weekend, but some lucky citizen of the world was able to get a look at it early. Instead of releasing the trailer early, which is what many others would have done, this mysterious person has simply taken a myriad of screenshots and posted them instead. The screenshots show Pokemon already revealed, alongside images of Team Skull, the new region’s antagonist team, but as well as what we saw in the latest CoroCoro leaks comes three new Pokemon; one of which is an Alolan Form of a Generation One favorite. It seems like many older Pokemon are receiving the “Alolan Form” treatment, with the latest being that of Raichu who has taken on somewhat of a surfing gimmick. Morelull is a Fungus-based Pokemon that …

August CoroCoro Leaks Reveal More Pokemon And Region Antagonists

While seeing actual brand-new Pokemon is what keeps the fandom in a constant state of excitement during this pre-release period, there are a great deal of other interesting elements to a Pokemon game that make up the entire experience, and therefor are just as intriguing, if not moreso. The August issue of CoroCoro was set to officially reveal a batch of four new Pokemon, alongside two more Alola variants of first generation Pocket Monsters but, as usual, a great citizen of the world has gotten their hands on the issue early and posted pictures online. Nuikoguma (Japanese name): The pre-evolution of Beware. It is Normal and Fighting-type. Sunabaa and Shirodesuna (Japanese name): An evolutionary line based on sandcastles. They are both Ground and Ghost-type. Yowashi (Japanese name): An aquatic Pokemon that can change forms, joining with a school of other Yowashi to create a larger creature. It is a Water-type. Alolan Meowth: This particular breed of Meowth comes from a long line of royalty, and is now a Dark-type Pokemon. Alolan Marowak: This particular Marowak was …

Pokemon Sun and Moon – New Trailer Introduces Alternate Versions Of Classic Pokemon

Unlike what many have imagined, Nintendo and Game Freak’s upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon video games will not just be featuring brand-new Pokemon specific to the Alola Region. While these new breeds are the most exciting, Game Freak have decided that the resurgence of love for Generation One Pokemon is something that is just as important as building popularity for contemporary Pocket Monsters, not that the classics need MORE love. In a new trailer, released on the official Pokemon Youtube channel, the world is introduced to a new batch of Pokemon from the Alola region that have never been seen before, but they’re also accompanied by some familiar faces that have gone through certain changes thanks to this region’s tropical environment. The trailer is featured just below: While the new Pokemon Oricorio, Minior, Gumshoos, Fomantis, Lurantis, and Mudbray have already won over the fandom’s audience, they’re overshadowed by the alternate forms of Vulpix, Ninetails, Sandshrew, Sandslash, and Exeggutor, who have not only gone through a physical change but also a drastic Type change. This new …

Pokemon Sun and Moon – Game Freak Introduces Six New Pokemon In Latest Trailer

This article’s title is, unfortunately, a small lie. There isn’t six new Pokemon because, well, technically there’s only four, but that’s only because two were revealed through leaked scans of the latest issue of Japan’s CoroCoro magazine a week or so ago. Regardless, that doesn’t make this new trailer released by Nintendo and Game Freak any less exciting! Hitting the net overnight, this new English trailer for the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon games introduces audiences to some divisive new Pokemon in great detail as Game Freak also updated the game’s official website to include detailed explanation of just who these brand-new creatures are. Alongside information regarding the recently-introduced lineup, Nintendo and Game Freak have also taken the opportunity, through this trailer, to reveal a new mechanic that allows for players to host their own Global Link Competitions. Also returning to the upcoming games is the option to Hyper Train your Pokemon through fun mini-games. Below I have provided for you said explanations, followed up by the official trailer, so make sure to have yourself a …

Pokemon Sun and Moon – CoroCoro Leaks Reveal Kiteruguma and Mimikkyu

We’re at a critical point in Pokemon Sun and Moon’s pre-release stage wherein which you have to consider that, despite how legitimate sources seem, perhaps the leaked Pokemon you are looking at could be entirely false. In the past, many of us have been fooled by “leaked scans” from mysterious sources, and it has conditioned us to doubt everything we see on first glance, especially when what we’re looking at isn’t exactly what we thought the minds at Game Freak would produce. Take, for example, the two newly-revealed Pokemon, Kiteruguma and Mimikkyu, who have just been introduced to the world thanks to leaked scans of the latest CoroCoro magazine. Now, one of these Pokemon looks like something you’d find in a Japanese claw machine, whilst the other looks as though it was designed for nothing more than a gag. Despite this, it looks as though these new Pokemon have been confirmed as legitimate additions to the new generation, and no matter how odd I personally think they look, it seems as though they’ve taken the internet …

The Magnificent Seven – New Pokemon Revealed In Japanese Sun And Moon Trailer

  I feel as though I say this every single time I write an article regarding new Pokemon but; there’s nothing more exciting than such a reveal. The period leading up to the release of a new Pokemon game is perhaps the most thrilling time for fans of the long-running franchise, and such a delightful lead-up to the release has not been changed with the upcoming Sun and Moon. While, up until this point in time, we’ve seen a few fairly interesting new Pokemon, this batch of seven revealed through a Japanese trailer for the game have me, once again, excited for this new generation…that’s not to say I wasn’t excited previously. Drampa, Togedemaru, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Cutiefly, Bruxish, and Tapukoko are the names of the newly-revealed seven that have just been introduced to the world through this new trailer. A set of Pokemon the likes of which we’ve never seen before, this group features not only a larva that resembles a small bus, a Dragon-type that looks as though it belongs in the film The …

Check Out Kotobukiya’s New Trainer Red ARTFX J Pokemon Figure

Everybody seems to know who Ash Ketchum is, but all the true fans of Pokemon know who the true master is, and he doesn’t get handouts from his Mum back in Pallet Town that’s for sure! He’s a rough customer that, after his Pokemon journey came to an end, decided to traverse the harsh elements of Mount Silver, only to call the peak of said mountain his home. Many courageous trainers would follow in his footsteps, literally, just for the chance to challenge him, often loosing and perhaps perishing on the way back down the mountain. Red is the truest champion of the Pokemon world, and now thanks to Kotobukiya’s upcoming figure release, you will be able to harness his ultimate power and show it off to your friends. Japanese retailers have now opened up pre-orders for this new item which is set for a November release. The Trainer Red ARTFX J figurine, which is accompanied by an equally bad-arse Pikachu, will set you back 9,180 Yen (about US$88), but it will be worth every penny …

Pokemon Sun and Moon E3 Trailer Reveals Pikipek, Yungoos, and Grubbin

Nintendo has hit the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) in a big way this year, as they have in previous years, with the reveal of not only a couple of brand-new video games but also by introducing the audience to three of the new Pokemon set to appear in their highly anticipated duo of games; Pokemon Sun and Moon. Revealed a week ago by the Japanese video game magazine CoroCoro were Nekkoala and Iwanko, the Koala and Poi Dog Pokemon, and thanks to the E3 trailer for Sun and Moon the world has been introduced to three more; Pikipek, Yungoos, and Grubbin. Pikipek: Category: Woodpecker Pokémon Type: Normal/Flying Height: 1’00″ Weight: 2.6 lbs. Ability: Keen Eye / Skill Link Pikipek can strike 16 times a second with its beak. These strikes are powerful enough to not only drill through hard wood but even shatter stone. The noises made by their blows can signal others. Some of these signals have been identified as warning signals and greetings among allies. Pikipek Trainers have grown to recognize them as well. These Pokémon drill holes in …

Pokemon Sun And Moon – CoroCoro Scans Reveal Nekkoala And Iwanko

Usually, waiting for a video game’s release is a hellish time for die-hard fans looking to get their hands on the latest and greatest titles. For Pokemon fans it is a time to reflect, theorise, and speculate, taking into account the snippets of information they’re delivered systematically from the moment the game is announced to the moment it is released. The latest title that has audiences in grand anticipation is that of Pokemon Sun and Moon; a pair of games that, much like previous titles, will take players on a journey unlike the last, always pushing for us to experience bigger and better things. A few weeks ago the world was introduced to Rowlett, Litten, and Poplio; the starters of the new generation, but they’re not the only Pokemon to be featured in the game, no way! As the months and weeks pass, Game Freak and Nintendo will be introducing us to more and more of the new generation’s long list of new Pocket Monsters with the latest being a narcoleptic koala called Nekkoala, and a …

The Pokemon Center Japan’s 20th Anniversary Merchandise Is Rocking An Old-School Vibe

Twenty years, huh? Twenty long years filled with nothing but critical success, franchise-expanding opportunities, and financial gain the likes of which you’ve simply never seen before. Pokemon is arguably history’s most breathtaking success story, and twenty years later we’re remembering it as the breakout star of the nineties will reminding ourselves that it’s reign over the pop culture world has not yet come to pass. Pokemon is a juggernaut in the industry, and it will continue that way for many years to come, but it is times like this that allow us the perfect opportunity to reminisce about the “good ol’ days” of the original Pokemon generation: One that featured, in my personal opinion, some of the most likable Pocket Monsters, and paved the way not only for future series games to come, but games of similar type to spread their creative wings and fly. Like any good anniversary celebration, what comes as part of the festivities is new merchandise. Well…more like old merchandise. The Pokemon Center stores across Japan have, starting just a few days …

CONFIRMED: Pokemon Sun And Moon – Could They Be The Names Of The Next Generation?

  2016 marks the year of Pokemon’s 20th anniversary, and like any landmark event…it’s to be celebrated in some big ways! Many fans around the web understandably speculate that, to celebrate this momentous occasion, Game Freak will be releasing their most ambitious Pokemon video game to date, and for all intents and purposes…the upcoming pair of celebratory games could be titled Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. It appears as though Nintendo have filed two trademarks through the European Union’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) for the names Pokemon Sun, and Pokemon Moon, both of which happen to feature two very distinct logos that look, to say the very least…overtly Pokemon. Now, considering tomorrow’s Nintendo direct is focused entirely on that of Pokemon, chances are Game Freak and Nintendo are preparing to unleash something amazing on the world. If that were to be the case, something like this is pretty standard; they’re just preparing to rock the world, in a safe way. Some other publications have reported that these two names are confirmed as …

Breaking News: Yo-Kai Watch Isn’t Pokemon, So Let’s Stop Comparing Them

As many of you long-time readers would know; us here at SnapThirty set our sights on Level-5 and Nintendo’s “next big thing” Yo-Kai Watch for as far back as we can remember. Ever since it first hit the big time over in Japan, we’ve kept a close eye on it, making sure to keep tabs on the “goings on” of this, at the time, exciting new franchise. It’s now been something along the lines of a year and a half, since the beginning of the website, and only now after all this time has the first of a series of many Yo-Kai Watch video games hit the West. North America is the first Western continent to get their hands on a localised version of Yo-Kai Watch and, like any die-hard fans, us here at SnapThirty have scoured the web in the hopes that the North American gamers who’re currently playing through the new game are enjoying it. Yo-Kai Watch is a Japanese role-playing game that revolves around battling and befriending quirky creatures, and it seems as though many …

Imagination And Reality Combine Thanks To Nintendo’s Pokemon GO

Fans of Nintendo’s monster-raising franchise Pokemon have always dreamed of a reality wherein which they could capture and train their very own fighting creatures, living a life revolving solely around travel and adventure. Up until this point in time, barring the actual Pokemon video game releases, we’ve never really gotten close to seeing this dream become a reality, in fact…I personally never thought such an abstract idea could ever become real. Despite this, there’s a company out there who is trying to make it a reality, and that company is, you guessed it, Nintendo. Announced overnight (for us here living in Australia), the upcoming SmartPhone app Pokemon GO combines the forces of ones own imagination with the reality of which we’re all a part of. Nintendo, who has now partnered up with video game developer Niantic, Inc; who you may know is famous for their similar augmented reality video game title Ingress, plan to release this new app, partnered up with a nice wearable peripheral to help with the immersion, sometime next year, but before you get …

Pokemon’s Misty: The Tomboy Mermaid Classic Gym Leader Figure Now Up For Pre-Order

It was a while ago but I feel as though you’d all still remember: Bandai, in conjunction with Game Freak and Nintendo, released a nostalgia-inducing figurine that showed Pokemon’s Brock in his original Gym Leader attire…which was barely anything, mostly just pants. Fans of the franchise went wild! Especially those who grew up playing the very first generation of Pokemon video games. Not long after that, the same companies came together and announced a second figurine from the same collection. This time it was Misty; the second Gym Leader from the first set of Pokemon games. Much like Brock, Misty’s classic attire had a serious lack of actual attire, with her being in a simple bikini set. Now, some time after it was announced, those same trie of companies have once again surfaced to reveal that the Misty figurine is now up for pre-order. Alongside alerting the world of it’s purchasability, they also revealed exactly what the figurine will look like, as I’m sure you can already see by the images I’ve provided in this …

A Brand-New Pokemon Has Finally Been Revealed But Not In The Way You Think

  Not too long ago, we here at SnapThirty brought you news of a mysterious new Pokemon teased in some early leaks of the latest CoroCoro magazine issue. This Pokemon, which many people consider to be an evolution of X and Y’s Zygarde, made it’s silhouetted debut in a quick trailer for the third Pokemon XY movie that played right after the Japanese screening of the latest Pokemon movie; Hoopa And The Clash Of Ages. Well, over the weekend, Japanese audiences got a chance to catch the new movie as well as the trailer for the upcoming film, which has yet to be named, but there was something even more interesting about it that goes very much beyond the gargantuan shadow monster shown in the leaked screenshots; a brand-new Pokemon. Serebii, the Pokemon-centric news site, have posted an interesting article regarding this new Pokemon that happens to contain sketches from one movie-goer that made sure to pay close attention to the little monster so that it’s image could be replicated and spread around the world …

Have The CoroCoro Leaks Revealed A Brand-New Pokemon?

You may not have already known this but the world will eventually see the release of a THIRD Pokemon XY film, CoroCoro’s leaked scans from the August issue have today confirmed. The upcoming movie, which has yet to be named, already has itself a trailer which will be shown after the latest film Hoopa And The Clash Of Ages opens across Japanese theatres this coming weekend. The leaked scans show a few simple screenshots of the mysterious film that just so happen to feature what looks to be a new Pokemon, though many people across the internet are speculating that this dark figure shown in the images is instead a new Pokemon form. More specifically; a new form of Zygarde who’s Pokedex entry mentions the ability to draw out a “Secret Power” when absolutely necessary. I was very much hoping for some news regarding a brand-new Pokemon video game at E3 and that was not delivered, so the prospect of a new Pokemon, evolution or otherwise, is very much exciting for someone like me. Until the …

Second Classic Pokemon Gym Leader Figure Announced – Misty: The Tomboy Mermaid

Chances are, if you’re a fan of Japanese pop culture in this day and age…you were a fan of Pokemon as a kid. Almost every single person I know used to play and has continued to play Pokemon ever since they were but a young child, and all of them now are fans of Anime, Manga, Video Games and Japanese pop culture as a whole so I feel as though my statement isn’t too exaggerated. As a generation of people that grew up alongside video game franchises like Pokemon, it sometimes pains us to see that the powers at be are only directing their new merchandise towards the newer, younger fans. Almost every conversation I have with my same-aged friends about Pokemon usually turns into a pitch meeting no-one of importance will ever hear. “They should bring out this“, “They should bring out that“, “How about a remake of Pokemon Yellow“…most conversations go along that line. Not but a week ago, long-time Pokemon artist Ken Sugimori released pictures of his original character sketches for four …

Three Idiots Play: Pokemon Blue

Over fifty Video Games. Six generations. Seven consoles. Eighteen Anime seasons. Seventeen movies. Countless Figurines. Trading Cards. Clothing Items. Stickers. Backpacks. Lunchboxes. “Pokemon” is the juggernaut franchise that will live on for the rest of eternity. It is one of the most legendary video game series’ of all time, but all legends come from humble beginnings and there’s none more humble than the original “Pokemon Red” and “Pokemon Blue”. Despite the huge selection of modern “Pokemon” titles, the boys from SnapThirty have decided that it is the oldest of the games they’d like to, once again, try to complete. Unlike the way they would have played as kids, the boys decided to play through “Pokemon Blue” under the rules of their very own Nuzlocke Challenge. It’s much too bad they suck at playing video games together because at a short hour in their adventure must come to a close, BUT it’s not about the destination…it’s about the journey, and this journey is one that will be told through the ages as the worst Nuzlocke Challenge …

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Feature One Of The Greatest Video Game Openings Of All Time

Now every gamer, apart from those living in Europe, SHOULD have their hands on the new “Pokemon” video game remakes “Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire”. The game will be hitting local shelves around Europe within the next couple of days. “ORAS”, as the duo have been abbreviated as, has been one of the most anticipated video game duos of the year and it has arrived without a hitch, delighting new and old fans of the series the world over…once again, apart from Europe. For Now. The games feature a whole line of upgrades both as remakes and as the two latest games in the “Pokemon” franchise to be released. With all these upgrades comes a sense of nostalgia as you look back on what the original games were and how far the series has come. From a high quality Professor Birch being chased by a Poochyena to the updated designs of both Archie and Maxie, everything about this game seems to be bringing smiles to “Pokemon” fans’ faces across the globe but, for me, nothing …

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – Japanese Overview Trailer Released

Oh, reader! Do you know how close we our to getting our hands on the ‘Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’?! So close! In fact, it comes out in little under a month from now! Are you as excited as I am?! Today the Pokemon Company updated their Youtube channel to include a new trailer for the upcoming video game remakes that basically goes over everything we’ve seen up until this point with a few added extras to whet our appetites. Despite how this trailer is entirely in Japanese with no subtitles whatsoever, it’s not that hard to pick up what the narrator is laying down, especially for those of you out there who are true Poke-fans. Opening up the video is a look back in time to the first release of Ruby and Sapphire. A single manly tear rolled down my cheek as I was shown the Gameboy Advanced and the original games. It was a simpler, enjoyable time but it was a time where graphics were not as good as they are now, …

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sappphire – Japanese Overview Trailer Released

The name pretty much says it all, people. Nintendo have, just today, released a brand-new trailer for the upcoming ‘Pokemon’ video game remakes that basically take audiences through everything we’ve seen of the game so far but in a little more detail, showing off the smaller elements of the game and doing a good job at getting me hyped the heck up! Though I’m sure you’re all feeling it too, I can’t be the only one who’s blood is red hot with excitement! It’s entirely in Japanese so, for the most part, you wont really understand what is being said but any true ‘Pokemon’ fan will know exactly what it is they’re looking at and what is being explained…sorry, non-Pokemon fans but if you’re not interested in the game then why are you reading this article? We’re now only two months away from the official worldwide release of the game on the 21st of November (28th in Europe…sorry, Euro gamers) and anticipation could not be higher! Let the trumpets sound as we fly back in …

Mega Audino Confirmed For ‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ Through Official Video

Here it is! Mega Audino! It was only a couple days ago that something magical happened, something that all ‘Pokemon’ fans pray for while in anticipation of a new video game, something a news writer like myself jumped on almost instantly! That something is…an accidental leak. YES! The official Korean site for the upcoming ‘Pokemon’ video game remakes ‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ messed up the other day by releasing official art, information and screenshots of two new Mega Evolutions; Mega Audino and Mega Slowbro. Well Nintendo have now released an official announcement video for one of the two Mega Evolutions (Mega Audino) that has confirmed it’s legitimacy. As previously reported; Mega Audino becomes a combination Normal/Fairy-type when it Mega Evolves and gains the ‘Healer’ ability which, when in Double or Triple Battles, gives the adjacent Pokemon a 30% chance of having it’s status ailments healed. It’s a dynamo when it comes to multi-battles it seems. ‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ for the Nintendo 3DS are set for a release in Japan, North America and …

Mega Salamence, Altaria and Lopunny Revealed For Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Just when you start craving more, Nintendo delivers you exactly what it is you want! That’s why they’re royalty in the video game industry. The latest issue of Japan’s ‘CoroCoro’ magazine, as usually, has revealed much about the upcoming remakes including three more ‘Pokemon’ who have landed themselves a ‘Mega Evolution. Salamence, Altaria and Lopunny are the latest ‘pocket monsters’ to transcend the typical three tier transformation system and into infinity! With their new transformations come new looks and new abilities: Mega Salamence gains the ‘Aerilate’ ability which turns all ‘Normal-type’ moves into ‘Flying-type’ moves and gives the power a 30% boost. This ability was originally only available to Mega Pinsir. Mega Altaria, the now brutal Dragon/Fairy-type combination, gains the ability ‘Pixilate’ which is an ability similar to ‘Aerilate’ but instead of changing ‘Normal-type’ movies into ‘Flying-type’ moves, it turns them into ‘Fairy-type’ moves. Mega Lopunny, who becomes a ‘Normal/Fighting-type’ combination, gains the ability ‘Scrappy’ which allows ‘Normal-type’ and ‘Fighting-type’ moves to land when going up against ‘Ghost-types’. A perfect ability for Mega Lopunny who …

Heracross And Pinsir Are The Stars Of The Latest “Pokemon X and Y” Distribution Event

Nintendo have come out over the weekend and released a bunch of information regarding their very next ‘Pokemon’ Wi-Fi distribution plan which just so happens to revolve around both Heracross and Pinsir, two bug-type ‘Pokemon’ each with their very own Mega Evolutions. This distribution event, as of right now, is just for North American players of ‘Pokemon X and Y’ for the Nintendo 3DS. Those of you who happen to have ‘Pokemon X’ will be given a Heracross whereas those of you with ‘Pokemon Y’ will be getting a Pinsir. Each of which will come battle-ready with all four attack slots filled and a nature that suits the ‘Pokemon’ itself. This event will run from the 13th of August all the way up until the 17th of September and will coincide with a special Mega Stone distribution event which will be run by Gamestop stores around the country. Stop in at any Gamestop between the 18th of August and the 31st of August to receive a special code that, once put into the game, will …