The Pokemon Company has released Pokedex Shorts on Pokemon TV. The first two shorts available on the application teach about the Mega forms of Sceptile and Swampert, both of which can be seen in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Pokemon TV is a free app for mobile devices that allows users to watch a selection of Pokemon episodes for free. It also includes special features and trailers for upcoming Pokemon movie events.
Every wonder how Pokemon could be designed as iconic corporate logos? Well, you don’t need to wonder any more. Pictogram, who are the company behind the PlayStation’s 20th anniversary app, have taken it upon themselves to fully redesign Pokemon as corporate logos. There’s plenty more at the link so be sure to give them a look.
The Pokémon Company International has announced a special Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire distribution for Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott. The distribution timing and availability are as follows:
- Serperior – Available from Pokemon.com starting 1/22/2015 through 11/30/2015, via a special password.
- Emboar – Available from Pokemon.com starting 1/29/2015 through 11/30/2015, via special password.
- Samurott – Available from the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter starting 2/5/2015 through 11/30/2015, via special password.
Each Pokémon will come with a Hidden Ability, and players will need to update their copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire to the latest version of the game (v 1.2) in order to receive these Pokémon.
We know that Japan loves both the Pokemon franchise and the Yokai Watch 2 series. But just how much? Well, apparently they accounted for nearly half of Japan’ holiday sales. Media Create reports that Yokai Watch 2 has sold 2.447 million across all versions. The sales tracker also says that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold 2.591 million copies across two versions. However that’s only if the double pack was counted as two copies per one unit. Both Yokai Watch and Pokemon accounted for over 45 percent of total video game sales in the holiday season. That’s a great performance from Level 5 and the Pokemon Company.
The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have announced Pokémon Shuffle, a new game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems that can be downloaded by players from Nintendo eShop at no cost.
In Pokémon Shuffle, players will put their puzzle-solving skills to the test as they battle wild Pokémon across a variety of stages. Match three or more Pokémon in the Puzzle Area to deal damage. The aim of the game is to reduce the wild Pokémon’s HP to zero within the number of moves available.
Clearing Pokémon efficiently is the key to success, and players will be able to take advantage of their own Pokémon’s type during gameplay. What’s more, players will also be able to raise the level of their Pokémon as they play, enabling them to deal even more damage. Some Pokémon can even Mega Evolve, just like those in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Mega-Evolved Pokémon are able to remove many wild Pokémon from the Puzzle Area at a time.
Pokémon Shuffle players start the game with five Hearts, and one is used for each stage played. When players run out of Hearts, they will wait for their Hearts to replenish in order to play again. Optionally, players will be able to keep playing immediately by using items earned in-game through regular gameplay or purchased at Nintendo eShop.
The Pokémon Company International also revealed Hoopa, a newly discovered Pokémon found in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games. Hoopa is a rare Mythical Pokémon that cannot be found during normal gameplay. Categorized as a Mischief Pokémon, Hoopa is a Psychic- and Ghost-type Pokémon, recognizable by the golden rings that adorn its horns and body, which are said to have the power to bend dimensions and move objects across great distances.
A brand-new trailer featuring the Mythical Pokémon has been released on Pokemon.com and Pokémon’s official YouTube channel today. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players should stay tuned to Pokemon.com and Pokémon social media channels for information on how to obtain Hoopa.
Hooray! Nintendo has announced a new Pokemon title for the Nintendo 3DS which is titled Pokemon Shuffle. The game is described as a puzzle title and will launch exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS eShop next month. You can watch the trailer for the game above.
The Pokemon Company international has made a new signing and they’ve recruited Monika Salazar as their new director of licensing. Salazar was previously working as the Director of Global Integrated Marketing at Hasbro. During her time at the corporation she had the opportunity to work with seven top brands including My Little Pony and Transformers. Salazar has also worked at MTV Networks and also Nickelodeon. Here’s what she had to say about her new position with the Pokemon Company International.
“The Pokémon brand has an incredibly enthusiastic and passionate global fan base,” Salazar said. “I look forward to creating new and innovative ways for fans to share their love for Pokémon.”
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