Starting from October 27, Pokemon fans who have a copy of Pokemon X or Y can pick up the fabulous mythical Pokemon Diancie at participating North American retailers. For those who live in the US, Diancie is available at local GameStop stores, Canadian fans can step into a local EB Games Store, and those in Mexico can grab the event Pokemon at GamePlanet. Available via a special download code, fans simple have to access Mystery Gift in Pokemon X and Y to receive Diancie.
The event will continue until November 16 and follows the Shiny Gengar event which concluded yesterday. Remember, Diancie can also be transferred to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, allowing players to activate the mega stone Diancite and perform a mega evolution when it releases November 21. Though fans in North America can grab Diancie from today, European fans must wait until November 6.
Nintendo of America has outlined how you can get your hands on a special demo code for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. This free demo lets you experience exclusive scenarios in the Hoenn region. You’ll encounter Pokémon that will Mega-Evolve for the first time—and you’ll even be able to bring a new Mega-Evolved Pokémon into the full version of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Items that you obtain while playing can also be transferred to the full versions once purchased.
How to get a demo code:
- Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).
- Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).
- Get a code with your purchase of the new Pokémon Art Academy game (out Oct. 24) when you buy from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system.
- You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You’ll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
- Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.
- Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.
The Pokemon Company has revealed via its official website that the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game and the Pokémon Trading Card Game will be coming to the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop. Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game is coming out on November 6th and the Pokémon Trading Card Game is out on November 13th.
You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You’ll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
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The Pokémon Company International has revealed details on the powerful Mega-Evolved forms of Steelix and Glalie in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
Steelix, the Steel- and Ground-type Pokémon who evolves from Onyx, can Mega Evolve into Mega Steelix, which raises its Defense stat greatly and gives it the Steel-type move, Iron Tail. Iron Tail is most destructive during a sandstorm, thanks to its Sand Force Ability, which increases the power of Rock-, Ground-, and Steel-type moves by 30% during the sandstorm weather condition.
Glalie, the Ice-type Pokémon, can Mega Evolve into Mega Glalie, raising its Speed and significantly raising its Attack and Special Attack. Upon Mega Evolving, it gains the Ability, Refrigerate, which makes Normal-type moves into Ice-type moves. It also gains the Ice-type move, Sheer Cold, which can knock a target out in one blow!
Trainers with the Special Demo Version of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire can catch Glalie and transfer them to the official launch version on November 21st using Pokémon Link.
In a recent interview with trade publication MCV Nintendo UK marketing boss Shelly Pearce revealed that Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire pre-orders are higher than Pokemon X and Y. Pearce says she’s optimistic that the title will perform well in the UK charts and says it’s a pattern they’re seeing globally.
“Pre-orders for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
are doing really well at the moment. It is pre-ordering more
than X and Y, so we are quite optimistic about that one.”
“With X and Y, we reignited Pokémon fans that have been
playing for years. But we’ve brought in new people as well.
We will be talking to Nintendo fans for these games, but
also newcomers and all the kids we’ve been talking to
over the summer.”
“In terms of marketing support, this is getting a similar sized campaign to what we did on X and Y,” says Pearce. “And in terms of pre-orders it is tracking better. So from that perspective, it is at least at the level of X and Y.”
Kemp adds: “A big part of the audience won’t have been around when the original Ruby and Sapphire was around. And also these games will be quite a different experience.”
“That’s a big part of the campaign,” says Pearce. “We are finding that the demo versions of things are working really well for us. The Super Smash Bros demo was really popular and converted lots of people to purchase.”
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In a surprising turn of events the Pokemon Company has decided to team up with acclaimed horror manga artist Junji Ito. The collaboration between the two companies is titled “Kowapoke,” or “Scarypoke.” The Pokemon Company has released a single image, which you can see above, featuring a scary Banette. Those who are really into it can also apparently get a t-shirt with the print on it.
Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada has revealed that they made Pokken Tournament with older Pokemon fans in mind. Harada says that the target audience for Pokken Tournament is primarily those over the age of eighteen. However, he wants everyone to enjoy it. Here’s what Harada had to say about the game.
“Naturally, it’s being developed into something that elementary school children can also enjoy, but if we’re talking about age demographics, we’re aiming for something over 18 years of age to the early 30s.”
“When it comes to Pokémon, everyone says they love it up until the fourth grade, and what’s funny is that there are kids who graduate from it after that,” he continues. “Well… it’s not that they ‘graduate,’ since they’re still fans, but they just don’t show [their enthusiasm], and kind of play it more behind-the-scenes.”