Kanto Starter Pokemon Costumes Are Coming To Super Mario Maker

Three new costumes are now available in Super Mario Maker and they are none other than the Kanto Starter Pokemon. Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle can be found in the Event Course. However, you will not be able to get them all in one attempt. You have to clear the course with each Pokemon. The costumes all come with custom sounds, the first Pokemon costumes in the game to do so.

Nintendo confirmed that the Event Course is now available to play. Feel free to check out the official trailer below.


The Next Splatfest Will Be Pokemon Themed

A Pokemon themed Splatfest will be taking place in Splatoon next week. The news comes straight from the official Splatoon Tumblr. The Splatfest will happen simultaneously around the world, however the rules of previous Splatfests will apply to your region only. You will be matched only with players in your region and the results will be tallied in each region.

There will also be a slight difference in the teams. In North America, the teams will be “Red Vs. Blue”. This is because Pokemon Red and Blue were the versions of the first Pokemon generation that was released in Europe and North America. In Japan, it was Pokemon Red and Green. It was not confirmed if Europe will get the same treatment.

The Splatfest begins on February 20th and ends on the 21st. If you live on the west coast of the United States, the dates are in the evenings of the 19th and 20th, respectively.

BREAKING NEWS! We’ve just learned that the next Splatfest is being presented by none other than… drumroll, please…  Pokémon!

Head to the Inkopolis Plaza and select which game is your favorite: Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue!

This Splatfest will begin on February 19 at 10:00 PM PT and will run until February 20 at 10:00 PM PT.

This Splatfest will also happen simultaneously around the world. Like any other Splatfest, however, players you get matched with will be from your region, and the results will also be tallied by each region.

By the way, did you know that in Japan the first Pokémon game was released in a “Red Version” and a “Green Version,” but in North America and Europe, the two versions were “Red Version” and “Blue Version.”  So for this Splatfest, in North America, it will be “Red vs Blue.”


Pokemon Company: New 20th Anniversary Sprite Based Merchandise

The Pokemon Company has announced that it is now stocking 20th anniversary merchandise in Japan based on the original Game Boy sprites. There’s tons of lucrative goodies on sale including various hats, keyrings, T-shirts, cushions, pencil cases and bags. The sprites are taking from the classic Game Boy games Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow. Here’s what’s available, including the prices in Yen and Pounds.

  • Cushions – ¥2,500 (£15.48)
  • Pikachu hat – ¥5,900 (£36.53)
  • Not Pikachu hat – ¥5,400 (£33.43)
  • T-shirts – ¥1,500 (£9.29)
  • Backpack – ¥8,200 (£50.77)
  • Bag – ¥6,800 (£42.10)
  • Keychain – ¥450 (£2.79)
  • Pen case – ¥800 (£4.95)
  • File folder – ¥280 (£1.73)
  • Hand towel – ¥400 (£2.48)
  • Bigger towel – ¥1,000 (£6.19)

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Here’s The Awesome New Poster For The Upcoming Pokemon Movie

The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine has given us a first look at the new poster for the upcoming Pokemon movie, Volcanion and the Ingenious Magiana. In addition to featuring Ash, Pikachu, the recently-revealed Magiana and Volcanion, the poster displays the Mega Evolution versions of Gardevoir, Greninja, Gengar and Alakazam. You can read CoroCoro’s brief summary of the movie below:

As Ash and his friends continue their journey, Volcanion drops down from the sky in front of them. Volcanion’s object is to recover Magiana, who has been abducted by the “Azoth Kingdom”, a city of super-machinery. However, Volcanion and Ash have become linked together by a strange (?????). Will the two of them manage to work together and save Magiana?


Here’s A Look At The New Pokemon From CoroCoro

Popular Pokemon fansite Serebii has posted some scans of the new Pokemon that was teased in the last edition of CoroCoro. The brand new Pokemon is called Magiana and is described as a Man-Made Pokemon, but its type has yet to be announced. Magiana posses a metallic body and the Japanese magazine says that it was ‘made by human hands’ 500 years ago. Volcanion is chasing Magiana, only it knows Magiana’s secret. The upcoming movie is to be called Volcanion and the Exquisite Magiana or Mechanical Magiana.



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Professional Soccer Player Paul Pogba Gets A Pokemon-Themed Haircut

It looks like Paul Pogba is an avid fan of Pokemon. The professional soccer player recently got a Poké Ball design shaved into his head, complete with red and white dyes to replicate the actual thing. Pogba shared his Pokemon-themed haircut with his followers via Instagram less than a day ago, and the post has already received more than 120 thousand likes. What a way to show his love toward the Pokemon franchise, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.


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Another Shameless Pokemon Clone Called ‘Pocket Master’ Was Recently Released

One of the latest Pokemon clones to see release is called Pocket Master, which hit iOS and Android devices on January 26. Described as a mobile game in which “cute pokemons debut as human,” the app has been trying to bank on Pokemon’s success via in-app purchases in the form of “Pokemon Stones,” which can cost users up to $100 for a single bundle of the virtual items.