Although full details are said to be revealed tomorrow, a press release has indicated that popular UK boy band Union J will be teaming up with Pokemon in a new promotion. Speculation so far is that the X-Factor phenoms will do a signing and general promotion of the game. Pokemon formerly teamed up with One Direction, so there seems to be a trend developing in Nintendo’s Pokemon promotions. Pokemon X & Y will be released on October 12th and is expected to increase 3DS sales significantly, even though it seems to not need the help.
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed that Pokemon X & Y pre-orders in Japan have already topped 1.26 million even excluding the download versions. The publication declares the game the most pre-ordered Nintendo 3DS game so far in Japan. Pokemon X & Y is released worldwide on October 12th, but several stores in Canada and Italy have begun selling the game early.
Last month it was revealed that fan favorite, Charizard, can achieve Mega Evolution, an extremely powerful form that only certain Pokémon can access during battles in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games, which launch worldwide October 12 for the Nintendo 3DS. It is now known that Charizard can Mega Evolve into either Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y, depending on which Mega Stone Charizard holds—Charizardite X or Charizardite Y. When Charizard Mega Evolves into Mega Charizard X, its body turns black and its flames burn blue with increased heat. It also changes types when it Mega Evolves, changing from Fire- and Flying-type to Fire- and Dragon-type!
The previously announced Mega Charizard is in fact Mega Charizard Y. Players will need to obtain Charizardite Y in Pokémon Y in order to Mega Evolve Charizard into Mega Charizard Y. Mega Charizard Y’s Sp. Attack increases significantly, and its Ability changes to Drought, increasing the power of Fire-type moves. Mega Charizard Y can learn the Fire-type move Blast Burn which becomes even more powerful with the effect of the Drought Ability.
Mega Charizard X is being introduced for the first time today. Players can obtain Charizardite X in Pokémon X and Mega Evolve Charizard into Mega Charizard X. Mega Charizard X’s Attack increases significantly and its Ability also changes to Tough Claws, which raises the power of moves that make direct contact. This Ability comes in handy when Mega Charizard X learns the Dragon-type move Dragon Tail which can force an opposing Pokémon to switch out during battle while also dealing damage.
In celebration of the worldwide October 12 launch of the newest Pokémon video games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS, an animated adventure that takes a look at a classic era of Pokémon—Pokémon Origins—begins November 15 only on Pokémon TV (www.pokemon.com/tv). Pokémon Origins tells the story of the very first Pokémon video games, Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version, including the first steps of our hero Red as he sets off from Professor Oak’s laboratory. As he explores the Kanto region, he’ll encounter Team Rocket, battle his rival, and challenge the Pokémon League. Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue launched in North America in September 1998.
Pokémon Origins is a four-part adventure, taking a new perspective on the Pokémon hero story. The remaining three episodes will be added to Pokémon TV the days following the November 15 premiere. This can’t-miss opportunity for Pokémon fans can also be enjoyed on-the-go via the free Pokémon TV mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
Pokemon game director Junichi Masuda has taken time to discuss the mysterious footage of Blaziken and Lucario fighting in HD. Masuda says that the video – which was showcased at the Pokemon Games Show – was basically a concept video to give gamers a glimpse of what the future of Pokemon could eventually look like.
”That was actually a video which was shown at the Pokémon Games Show, an event in Tokyo last month and it was showing the history of Pokémon games as well as the future. It was kind of a concept about what the future of Pokemon may look like…”
Nintendo of America has just uploaded the latest television commercial for Pokemon X & Y on the Nintendo 3DS. The advert is similar to the last one which features a number of teen actors speaking about the new features contained in Pokemon X & Y. The game is due for release on October 12th worldwide. What did you think to the most recent advert?
The Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games launch worldwide October 12, 2013, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and soon after, fans of the Pokémon Trading Card Game will experience the excitement of the next generation of Pokémon—Pokémon TCG: XY. Coming to stores on November 8, 2013, Pokémon TCG: XY—Kalos Starter Set gives players and collectors a choice of three 60-card decks, each one featuring a brand-new Pokémon: Chespin, Fennekin, or Froakie. Fans will discover other new Pokémon from the Kalos region in the three XY—Kalos Starter Set decks. A deluxe version of the set will also include one Pokémon TCG: Black & White Series booster pack.
XY—Kalos Starter Set introduces Fairy-type Pokémon and Basic Fairy Energy! Fairy, the eleventh Pokémon type in the Pokémon TCG, is the first new type since the Dragon type was added in 2012. There are still many mysteries about the new Fairy type, such as which Pokémon will be Fairy type and how matchups will be affected by Fairy-type Pokémon. In order to attack with Fairy-type Pokémon, players will need to use Basic Fairy Energy, the ninth Energy type in the Pokémon TCG.
Following the launch of Pokémon TCG: XY—Kalos Starter Set, the Pokémon TCG: XY expansion, featuring 10-card booster packs, arrives at retail in North America on February 5, 2014. Fans can expect powerful new Pokémon, Trainer cards, and more when the new series kicks off. Each XY—Kalos Starter Set deck and XY booster pack will include a code card that unlocks virtual cards for the Pokémon TCG Online.
The latest Pokemon television commercial confirms that the long-awaited Pokemon X & Y will only feature 3D gameplay at certain points in the game, the rest being in 2D. A user from NeoGaf who has played the Pokemon X & Y demo says that the 3D effects are only used in battles, while the over world is played entirely in 2D. He went on to say that the 3D causes framedrops if you use moves with a lot of effects.
“Gotta Catch ’Em All,” the phrase that became a fan favorite when Pokémon landed in the United States in 1998, is back in time to celebrate the October 12 worldwide launch of Pokémon X andPokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. As part of the celebration, The Pokémon Company International is debuting a brand-new Pokémon music video, “Catchatronic,” playing now at YouTube.com/Pokemon. Produced by world-renowned electronica artist Pogo, the music video takes the essence of “Gotta Catch ’Em All” and mashes it up with iconic Pokémon animation.
The music video leads fans to GottaCatchEmAll.com, where they can unlock numerous virtual Poké Balls on the website to reveal Pokémon from the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games, receive cool Pokémon-themed digital gifts, and get a chance to win weekly prizes like Nintendo 3DS XL systems and downloadable copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. To unlock the virtual Poké Balls, fans will need to search for special codes hidden across the Internet. Join the Pokémon Gotta Catch ’Em All Hunt today through October 12 for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Watch the Pogo video, “Catchatronic,” at YouTube.com/Pokemon.
The announcement that the Pokemon Company made last week is related to a Pokemon themed treasure hunt. Collect codes for a chance to win exciting Pokemon prizes.
From now until October 12, we’ll be hiding secret codes all over the web. When you find one, enter it below to unlock a Poké Ball. Inside every Poké Ball is a Pokemon, a digital gift, and a chance to win. Keep checking back or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for tips on how to find the latest hidden codes. Here’s the code you need to enter on the site, XY1012.