The latest edition of Japanese publication CoroCoro has revealed Metagross will have a Mega Evolution form in the forthcoming Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for Nintendo 3DS. Anime News Network says Elite Four Champion Daigo Mega Evolves his Metagross using a Mega Brooch. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is due for release on November 28th in Europe and November 21th in the United States.
Nintendo has revealed a lovely new Pokemon themed Nintendo 3DS XL that lucky gamers in Japan will be able to get their hands on. The special Nintendo 3DS XL will be awarded to ten lucky raffle winners who spend over ¥1,000 at Denny’s & Famil family restaurants from July 15th through to August 25th. Those who spend the specified amount will receive a raffle code printed on their receipt. Nintendo also says that an additional five units will be made available via an email campaign with the Japanese company, Apaman. The design is based on the Pokemon movie, Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
The Pokemon Company has announced that the Pokemon National Championships will be streamed live on Twitch. The Pokemon National Championships are taking place this weekend (July 5-6) in Indianapolis. The company will be live streaming both the video game and TCG matches on Twitch and you’ll be able to watch it, here.
Nationals Stream Schedule:
Approximate Eastern Daylight Time
Saturday, July 5
- Noon to 5 p.m. : Pokémon Video Game
- 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. : Pokémon TCG
Sunday, July 6
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. : Pokémon TCG
- 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. : Pokémon Video Game
The next expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists, will be available in retail stores nationwide on August 13, 2014. Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists introduces Mega Lucario, Mega Heracross, and more to the Pokémon Trading Card Game with 110 new cards to play including 18 new Trainer Cards, Mega Lucario-EX, Hawlucha-EX, and Dragonite-EX.
You may remember that the Pokemon Company had begun sending out direct messages on Twitter to some of their followers asking them for their address so they could send them something special. Well, it turns out that those who provided their address were fortunate enough to get some free Pokemon toys and merchandise. As well as the gifts, the Pokemon Company also revealed that the PokemonCenter.com will be reopening on August 6th.
Thanks, David R
The Pokémon Company International announced that iTunes is providing fans a one-stop destination, iTunes.com/Pokemon, for official Pokémon content. Animated episodes and specials, official Pokémon applications like the Pokémon TV app and Pokédex for iOS, and Pokémon video game music soundtracks from classic titles to the latest generation, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are all available for download now. Official Pokémon content at iTunes.com/Pokemon is available across Apple’s iOS devices.
To celebrate the launch of iTunes.com/Pokemon, episodes from the latest season of the TV series, Pokémon the Series: XY, and the four-part Pokémon Origins animated special are now available. The availability on iTunes continues a recent movement to give Pokémon fans more ways to enjoy their favorite Pokémon animation on demand, like episodes and specials on Pokemon.com.
Episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY are currently available on iTunes in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. In the United States, Canada, and Australia, new episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY will be added to iTunes.com/Pokemon on a weekly basis.
The Pokémon Company International and Princeton Entertainment announced today that the official Pokémon live orchestral concert series, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, will premiere at the famed Warner Theater in Washington, DC on Friday, August 15, 2014. The 2014 Pokémon World Championships will also be held in the nation’s capital that weekend, August 16–17, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The premiere performance in Washington, DC will be followed by a performance at Philadelphia’s Mann Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, September 19th. More dates, locations, and ticket information for the concert series will be announced soon and further details, including how to purchase tickets now to the Washington, DC and Philadelphia performances, can be found at PokemonSymphony.com.
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will take audiences of all ages on a powerful musical retrospective through the popular video game franchise’s most memorable melodies. This exciting new concert tour reunites key creative producers from the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses concert tour.
With more than 260 million video games sold since its debut in 1996, Pokémon continues to provide memorable entertainment around the world. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions gives loyal fans and newcomers a chance to experience the evolution of the franchise through all-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals drawing from classic and recent Pokémon video games including:
- Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Yellow
- Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, Pokémon Crystal
- Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon Emerald
- Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, Pokémon Platinum
- Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
- Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
“Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is going to be a spectacular showcase of the memorable music that has been a hallmark of the Pokémon franchise for nearly 20 years,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “The concert series serves as a thank-you to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories. We’re looking forward to seeing fans of all ages meeting up and enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.”
The official Pokemon Twitter account has begun sending out direct messages to certain Twitter followers promising them a sneak peek at something special. The Pokemon Twitter account asks users to email them their home address and they will ship them something Pokemon related next week. Any guesses as to what it might be?
Thanks, David R
You might remember that back on April 1st Google Maps had been completely taken over by Pokemon. Google asked the world to sort through Google Maps and discover all 151 Pokemon in an effort to be crowned Pokemon Master by Google. Now the internet giant has begun mailing those that discovered all the Pokemon this lovely letter and personal business card.
Greetings, Pokémon Master
On behalf of the entire Google Maps team, we’d like to celebrate you for catching ‘em all. Not 10, not 50, but all the Pokémon hidden throughout our maps. While we don’t currently have a Pokémon Master role, we hope you enjoyed our April Fools’ Day prank. Wynaut have a little fun once a year?
We’d like to say thanks with these cards – reserved for Trainers who completed the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge and let us know of their success.
Congratulations and thanks again for playing!
Tatsuo on behalf of the Google Maps Team
JoeM86 from the NeoGAF forums has done a little digging and it appears as though Canada won’t be receiving Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at the same time as the United States. Gamers in the US will get the game on November 21st and Europe will get the game on November 28th. It’s possible Canada will get it at the same time as Europe, but it’s not confirmed.
Thanks to those who sent this in.