Japanese Pokemon Event: Ash’s Pikachu, Serena’s Pancham & More Available

They have been a few events for European and North American owners of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and now it is time for the Japanese to get in on some of the action. The latest Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire event allows Japanese gamers to get their hands on Ash’s Pikachu, Serena’s Pancham and more. You will be able to get your hands on these at various Pokemon Centers and Pokemon Stores throughout Japan. There’s no word regarding whether a similar promotion will make its way over here in the west.

  • Ash’s Pikachu: Obtainable between August 24 and August 30
  • Serena’s Pancham: Obtainable between August 17 and August 23
  • Latios: Obtainable between August 31 and September 6
  • Lugia: Obtainable between September 7 and September 13

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Don’t Forget To Get Mythical Pokemon Diancie

Don’t forget that Mythical Pokemon Diancie is currently available until Monday on the Nintendo Network and is absolutely free. So if you have Pokemon Omega Ruby or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire then be sure to download the special Pokemon. Diancie is available in North American and PAL regions.


Gamescom Attendees Will Get Free Pokemon

If you are considering heading to Gamescom this year then you will be pleased to learn that you will be able to grab some Pokemon at the event. If you have a copy of Pokemon Omega Ruby or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire then you will receive a serial code that gives access to download two free Pokemon. The Pokemon that are up for grabs and have been chosen by Game Freak’s Shigeki Morimototo are:

  • Aromatisse with Trick Room, Heal Pulse, Disable and Moonblast.
    It holds the Babiri Berry and the ability Aroma Veil.
  • Malamar with Superpower, Knock Off, Facade and Rock Slide.
    It holds the Assault Vest and the ability Contrary.
  • Sableye with Calm Mind, Will-O-Wisp, Recover and Shadow Ball.
    It holds the Sablenite and the ability Prankster.
  • Bouffalant with Head Charge, Facade, Earthquake and Rock Slide.
    It holds the Choice Band and the ability Soundproof.

Here’s What Pokemon Would Look Like Running In Unreal Engine 4

We have already seen what Mario and Sonic would look like running in the state of the art Unreal Engine 4. Now it is the turn of the Pokemon franchise. CryZENx has brought the series to life in an open world environment complete with lush grass and grazing deer. The star of the show is Charmander’s wonderful fire attacks which look truly gorgeous. You can check it all out in the video below.

Pokemon Movie Franchise Reaches Cumulative 70 Million Admissions In Japan

Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages has been a big success in Japan. Toho, who is the movie distributor for the Pokemon franchise in the country, says that the Pokemon movie series has now reached a cumulative of over 70 million in admissions. This puts the Pokemon series at fifth in cinema attendance record. Toho is hopeful that they will be able to gross ¥3 Billion with the movie. They didn’t manage it last time around as Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction made ¥2.91 billion.

Mythical Pokemon Diancie On Nintendo Network Friday For A Limited Time

The Pokémon Company International today announced that the Mythical Pokémon Diancie will be arriving via distribution on Nintendo Network for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire from this Friday, July 24 to Monday, July 27. In the meantime, Trainers should be sure to search for the Diancite Mega Stone in the game, which allows Diancie to Mega Evolve.