New Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour Dates Announced

The Pokémon Company International and Princeton Entertainment announced today 30 new locations and dates for the official Pokémon live orchestral concert, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. After sold out performances in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, PA and selling 5,000 tickets in Philadelphia, fans across the country will soon get the opportunity to see and hear Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions in a city near them. More information about the new locations, dates, and how to purchase tickets can be found at Pokemon.com/symphony.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages the chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet up with friends of all ages to catch, battle and trade Pokémon from your favorite games. All-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from recent and classic Pokémon video games, including:

Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
Pokémon Crystal
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
Pokémon Emerald
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
Pokémon Platinum
Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y

The upcoming North America tour includes a first set of dates presented by Live Nation Entertainment in conjunction with Princeton Entertainment. Performances will take place in some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre and The Greek Theatre, among others. A European tour is scheduled for spring 2016, with additional venue and location details coming soon.

“Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is a spectacular showcase of the memorable music that has been a hallmark of the Pokémon franchise for nearly 20 years,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “The concert series serves as a thank you to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories with the brand. We look forward to seeing fans of all ages enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.”

Current Tour Cities:
Baltimore, MD 5/1/2015      Joseph Meyerhoff Hall
New York, NY 6/6/2015      Theater at Madison Square Garden
Cincinnati, OH 6/12/2015      Riverbend Music Center
Cleveland, OH 6/13/2015      Blossom Music Center
Buffalo, NY 6/14/2015      Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee, WI 6/19/2015      Riverside Theater
Chicago, IL 6/20/2015      Chicago Theatre
San Diego, CA 7/9/2015      Copley Symphony Hall
Los Angeles, CA 7/11/2015      The Greek Theatre
San Jose, CA 7/12/2015      City National Civic
Vienna, VA 7/18/2015      Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC 7/22/2015      The Orpheum
Houston, TX 7/25-26/2015  Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Holmdel, NJ 8/20/2015      PNC Bank Arts Center
Boston, MA 8/22/2015      Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Toronto, ON 8/28/2015      Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Montreal, QC 8/30/2015      Place Des Arts
Detroit, MI 9/11/2015      Fox Theatre
Indianapolis, IN 9/12/2015      Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Seattle, WA 9/15/2015      Benaroya Hall
Portland, OR 9/17/2015      Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mexico City, MX  10/23/2015  Auditorio Nacional
Monterrey, MX 10/25/2015  Monterrey Arena
Sydney, AU 11/20-21/2015 Sydney Opera House
Clearwater, FL 12/3/2015      Ruth Eckerd Hall
Orlando, FL 12/4/2015      Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA 1/24/2016      Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Grand Rapids, MI 2/5/2016      DeVos Performance Hall

Live Action Pokemon Explorer Video Showcases Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Nintendo of America has uploaded a live action video that explains the basics of Pokemon as well as advertise Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire on the Nintendo 3DS. The video does a decent job of pointing out the basics of the Pokemon franchise and the rush you can get from obtaining certain types. The video is too long for a television commercial, but it would make for a good one. You can read our review of the game, right here.

Thanks, Kallum

Legendary Dragon-types Take Flight In Pokemon TCG: XY Roaring Skies Coming May 6th

The next expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies, will hit retail stores nationwide on May 6. The expansion introduces 7 new Pokémon-EX cards, including the legendary Pokémon of the skies, Mega Rayquaza-EX and Mega Latios-EX. Trainers will also find 9 new full-art Pokémon-EX cards as well as half art cards, which include some Pokémon with Ancient Traits. The all-new expansion brings 100 new cards to the table, including 18 Trainer Cards, Hydreigon-EX and Thundurus-EX.

Pokemon Shuffle Has Reached 2.5 Million Downloads Worldwide

Nintendo and the Pokemon Company has confirmed that Pokemon Shuffle has seen 2.5 million downloads since it was released in February. That’s nothing short of a resounding success. To celebrate this the Pokemon Company is giving the Disruption Delay item to all players. The free to play title reached one million downloads on March 2nd which means 1.5m downloads in 3 weeks. It certainly bodes well for Nintendo’s venture into mobile gaming later this year.

 

Pokemon Shuffle Reaches One Million Downloads Worldwide On Nintendo 3DS

The Pokemon Company has announced Pokemon Shuffle has reached over one million downloads worldwide. Almost two weeks since the free-to-play game’s release, fans have downloaded the match-three Nintendo 3DS title in waves. And to celebrate such an occasion, the Pokemon Company are giving the Complexity-1 item to all those who open up the app and check in via the internet until March 30. Given the item would usually cost players 9,000 in-game coins to purchase, it’s certainly a worthwhile freebie.

If you’ve yet to download the free-to-play title, you can do so in the Nintendo 3DS eShop for just 686 blocks to your SD or micro SD card. Players must match three or more of the same Pokemon to battle and capture new critters throughout the game’s stages. Though battle hearts regenerate every 30 minutes, Pokemon Shuffle supports in-app purchases in exchange for jewels. With jewels, fans can buy more hearts or coins to help them clear certain levels.

Here’s Another Chance to Get Your Eon Ticket For Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire

The Pokemon company has given those who may have missed out another chance to grab an Eon ticket for Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. All you need to do is enter this code 2015LATIOSLATIAS to receive the Eon Ticket. This will work between Friday, February 27, and Monday, March 2, 2015. The code will allow players to return to Southern Island and catch either Latias or Latios in their game.

Thanks, lamatsucubo and MasterPikachu6

The Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Will Be Distributed Online Soon

The Pokemon Company International has announced the elusive Eon ticket will be distributed online very soon for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners. So if you’ve yet to obtain the ticket through the StreetPass Relay system in the UK or US, you’ll be able to download a special code to unlock the legendary Latios or Latias, according to the game you own.

While the Eon ticket distribution service has been widespread in the UK, there are still many Pokemon fans across the region – particularly those who live in remote areas – whom have missed out on an additional legendary. The Pokemon Company even produced a lovely infographic detailing how far the ticket has spread across the UK on their Facebook page. However, trainers across the US have found it much more difficult to locate the Eon ticket, leaving frustration rather than elation.

From February 27 until March 2, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners can head over to the official Pokemon website and download a special code online to unlock the legendary. Please note that if you’ve already received the code, you cannot receive another one. Did you manage to grab the Eon Ticket through StreetPass? Let us know in the comments below.