Nintendo announced it will launch the Pokemon Bank, a downloadable service for Pokemon X/Y, on the 3DS eShop starting December 27. The application helps players to manage their Pokemon inventories, storing up to 3000 of the critters and facilitating trades between players; players can also transfer Pokemon from the Black/White series using the Poke Transporter, a feature linked to the Bank.
The service will carry a $4.99 fee per year. Users who download the app by January 31 will get a free 30-day trial.
The steady drip of Pokemon X/Y information continues, with new details on starter and mega evolutions, new Pokemon, and the Pokemon Global Link. Of particular note are the following. Continue reading ‘More Pokemon X and Y Information’ »
Nintendo has released additional details for their upcoming license to print money, Pokemon X and Y. Namely, the game will feature a new form of evolution for Pokemon during battle. The tellingly named “Mega Evolution” will alter the Pokemon’s appearance, increase their stats, and may add new abilities or change their type, though this is only applicable during battle. For instance, Mega Ampharos gains the Dragon type in addition to its existing Electric type, while Mega Mawile gains the ability “Huge Power.”
Additionally, players can put their Pokemon through Super Training outside of combat. These training regimens take the form of minigames, controlled via the touch screen, which allow them to increase their base stats and underlying values. Conversely, Core Training sets up training bags for Pokemon to practice on, which they can do on their own or with the player’s guidance.
New Pokemon were also introduced: Dedenne, an Electric- and Fairy-type that emits radio waves from its antenna-shaped whiskers; Bunnelby, a Normal-type that somehow uses its large ears to dig and as weapons; and Skiddo, a Grass-type that evolves into Gogoat and can carry people on its back.
Nintendo has released more information about Pokemon X and Y, particularly about certain Legendary types and some of the new additions: Continue reading ‘More Pokemon X and Y Details: Legendary Types and New Pokemon’ »
To celebrate the upcoming release of Pokemon X and Y, Nintendo will be releasing special edition 3DS XLs: “Xerneas and Yveltal Blue” and “Premium Gold”, each to the tune of 22,800 yen. Naturally, they’ll come with the download version of the game included, along with a 4gig memory card and other standard pack-ins. These will be released alongside the game starting October 12, though no North American release has been confirmed.
Nintendo has announced that Pokemon X and Y will launch for the 3DS on October 12. Shortly afterward, Nintendo plans to use the proceeds gold-plate their corporate headquarters, render it spaceworthy, and relocate to the moon.
Well, that’s what I would do.
Further details have emerged about Pokemon X and Y. In particular, four new Pokemon have been confirmed: Continue reading ‘Nintendo Unveils New Pokemon X and Y Details’ »
Pokemon X/Y will, as is customary, include a slew of new Pokemon to capture and force to fight to the death. While the exact amount was unspecified, a press release confirmed it would up the current count from 649 to over 700.
Nintendo has announced Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, which will at last bring the series into the third dimension on the 3DS. Via trailer, we have an idea of which starter Pokemon will be added, along with a worldwide release window of October.
Check said trailer for yourself over on YouTube. Yes, it still prints money.