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Trick Or Treat The Pokemon Way With Super-Size Pumpkaboo Arriving For Pokemon X & Y

Beginning today, The Pokémon Company International will make a special Super-Size Pumpkaboo available to players of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y via Nintendo Network. They are also launching a Halloween-themed page on the official Pokémon website with various tricks and treats. Head there now at Pokemon.com/TCG.

This distribution will allow players to easily qualify for the Trick-or-Treat Friendly Online Competition, which video game players can find details about on Pokemon.com. To qualify, every participant’s Battle Box must include a Super-Size Gourgeist. The easiest way to find this Gourgeist is to get a Super-Size Pumpkaboo for your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game, and then trade it to have it evolve into the battle-ready Gourgeist.

Even non-competitors can get in the Halloween spirit with Pumpkaboo! This Super-Size Pumpkaboo comes with moves perfect for Halloween, including Trick-or-Treat and Scary Face. Plus, it’s holding a Rocky Helmet, which can cause damage to its attacker.

Pumpkaboo, the Pumpkin Pokémon, comes in four sizes, each featuring different stats for players to take advantage of. Super-Size Pumpkaboo typically possess a larger HP stat than their smaller counterparts, making them more durable during Pokémon Battles. Even more bone-chilling than that, Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist are the only known Pokémon that can learn the move Trick-or-Treat, which can add an eerie element to any encounter by adding the Ghost type to opponents.


Pokemon TCG Online App Launches For iPad And iPad Mini Tomorrow In US (Video)

This morning, The Pokémon Company International launched the Pokémon TCG Online app for the iPad and iPad mini in various markets, including Australia, France, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The app launched in Canada last Friday. Tomorrow, September 30, the app will launch in the United States followed by other markets in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa later in the week. Fans will be able to get the free app at the Apple App Store at appstore.com/pokemontcgo.


7 Hour Livestream For Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Announced By NicoNico

Pokemon fans will be rejoicing as it has emerged that there will be a seven hour stream on NicoNico for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The stream will be broadcast October 2nd from 6:00pm JST to 1:00am JST. As you would expect there will be plenty of gameplay footage and the publication promises some new information too. Here’s what the month of October is looking like for fans of the Pokemon franchise.

  • October 2nd – NicoNico Livestream
  • October 5th – GET☆TV ORAS/Rayquaza episode
  • October 12th (ish) – November CoroCoro Leaks
  • ORAS demo will be distributed throughout October

Thanks, MasterPikachu6


Grab A Special Poster At GameStop If You Pre-order Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire

The Pokemon website has confirmed that those of you that choose to pre-order your copy of the forthcoming Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire at GameStop stores will be eligible to receive a special poster while stock lasts. The game is due for release in the United States on November 21st.

While at GameStop, you’ll be able to preorder your copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and receive a special preorder bonus poster (while supplies last)!

Thanks, Erich


Legendary Pokemon Rayquaza Joins Groudon And Kyogre In Pokemon Ruby And Sapphire, Plus Demo Coming Soon (Video)

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that fan favorite Rayquaza, an incredibly powerful Pokémon, will join fellow Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games. This mysterious Dragon- and Flying-type Pokémon is said to descend to the planet¹s surface when Groudon and Kyogre clash. Adding to its legend, Rayquaza is somehow related to the mystery of Mega Evolution. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will find out precisely how when the video games launch November 21, 2014, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Fans can now watch Rayquaza in action, and other new scenes from the games, in a brand-new trailer at YouTube.com/Pokemon.

True Powers of Groudon and Kyogre
Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre intensify their power under Primal Reversion, each obtaining an Ability that only Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre can possess.

Primal Groudon gains the Desolate Land Ability, which changes the weather condition to extremely harsh sunlight. Opponents cannot change the weather condition during extremely harsh sunlight, meaning moves like Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Sandstorm, and Hail will fail, and Water-type attacks will fizzle out. Abilities like Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream and Snow Warning will also fail to activate. Groudon can unleash a move unique to it alone, Precipice Blades, a powerful attack that can hit multiple opponents with an upward surge of sharp rocks.

Primal Kyogre¹s exclusive Ability is Primordial Sea, which changes the weather condition to an oppressive heavy rain. As with extremely harsh sunlight, opponents cannot change the weather condition during heavy rain. The Abilities Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will fail to activate, and Fire-type attacks become ineffective as well. Kyogre has its own move that only it can use, Origin Pulse, an attack that can slam multiple opponents with water massed into ballistic orbs.

Team Magma and Team Aqua battle with Mega-Evolved Pokémon
Team Magma is led by Maxie, who leads the team¹s mission in seeking a world ideal for humanity. The organization wishes to increase the landmass on the planet, adding to it so humanity can labor to achieve greater evolution and development. Team Magma thinks laboring for the equal coexistence of humanity and Pokémon is foolish and only holds back humanity¹s progress.

During the team¹s mission, Maxie battles with the Fire- and Ground-type Pokémon Camerupt, which can Mega Evolve into Mega Camerupt. Maxie wears a pair of Mega Glasses, set with a mysterious Key Stone needed to Mega Evolve his Pokémon. Players can battle with Camerupt, too, and when it Mega Evolves, its Ability changes to Sheer Force, which raises the power of all attacking moves that have an additional effect. But beware‹the additional effects are ignored. Most of Mega Camerupt¹s base stats are uniformly raised, but its Speed drops. It¹s best to think of strategies where Mega Camerupt can be used as the second act in battle.

Team Aqua is led by Archie, who leads the team¹s mission in increasing the size of the oceans in an effort to bring back the rich habitats lost to Pokémon due to humanity¹s greed. Team Aqua believes the ocean is the font of all life, and by restoring it, its members think that they can re-create an ideal home for Pokémon.

During the team¹s mission, Archie battles with the Water- and Dark-type Pokémon Sharpedo, which can Mega Evolve into Mega Sharpedo. Archie wears the Mega Anchor, set with a mysterious Key Stone needed to Mega Evolve his Pokémon. Players can battle with Sharpedo, too, and when it Mega Evolves, all of its stats show a boost, and its already high Attack is enhanced. Mega Sharpedo also gains the Strong Jaw Ability, which raises the power of bite attacks like Crunch.

A young Trainer named Wally and his Mega Gallade
When players begin their adventure, they will meet a timid young Trainer named Wally, who hails from Petalburg City. He hopes to be a strong Trainer despite being meek and shy. Tiny Ralts is the first Pokémon that Wally catches, and after it evolves into Kirlia and then Gallade, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Gallade. Players can encounter Ralts, too, and when they evolve it to Kirlia and use a Dawn Stone on a male Kirlia, it will evolve into Gallade. When Mega Evolved, Mega Gallade¹s Ability changes to Inner Focus, which prevents it from flinching during battle. Its Attack and Speed stats also improve, making Mega Gallade an effective first-strike Pokémon.

Play the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version!
The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo also announced today that players can start their next Hoenn region adventure early with a special demo version of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games.

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version features gameplay that players won¹t experience anywhere else. During the course of this early adventure, players are likely to encounter a familiar Pokémon that can now Mega Evolve. What¹s more, one of these Mega-Evolved Pokémon can be brought into the full Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games. Reward items obtained during the Special Demo Version adventure can also be brought into the full game which is sold separately. Details about how to bring Pokémon and items into the full game will be announced soon.

More details about the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire special demo version will be announced soon, including how to get a special code that will be needed to access the special demo version.

Pokémon Bank and the Pokémon Global Link are compatible with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games will be compatible with Pokémon Bank and supported by the Pokémon Global Link from the day of release.

Pokémon Bank is an application and service that allows players to deposit, store, and manage their Pokémon in private Boxes on the Internet. Pokémon Bank is a powerful resource for players who like to obtain many different kinds of Pokémon, or for those who like to raise many Pokémon in preparation for battles and competitions!

Pokémon Bank is a paid service with an annual charge for usage.


Guy Wearing Pikachu Hat Gets Arrested For Jumping Over White House Fence

Some guy wearing a Pikachu hat jumped over the White House fence last evening. The man, who was also holding a stuffed toy modeled after the Pokemon mascot, was taken into custody by Secret Service officers. According to a witness, the man was arrested soon after he disregarded agents’ commands to “get down.”


Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS File Size Revealed

Wondering how much space Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will take up on your Nintendo 3DS if you opt to download from the eShop? Well Serebii says that the games are 1.8GB to download. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launch in North America on November 21st and in Europe November 28th.

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