Pokemon The Movie: Hoopa And The Clash Of Ages Announced

Pikachu, Ash, and friends are having red-carpet adventures in Cannes this week, where a brand-new teaser trailer for the latest Pokémon feature film has been revealed.

The 70-minute animated movie takes Ash, Pikachu, and their friends to a desert city by the sea. Here they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, which has the ability to summon things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings.

After a scary incident, they learn of a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within…or will a dangerous secret erupt into a clash of legends?

Thanks, Ricardo S

Here’s The First 55 Minutes Of Pokemon Rumble World

Want to see what Pokemon Rumble World is like before laying down your cash on in-app purchases? Well Tilmen from Nintendomination has you covered on this one. The freemium Pokemon title for the Nintendo 3DS launched today and  features all 719 Pokémon, including Primal Reversions and Mega Evolutions. Be sure to check it out on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

‘PokemonRumbleWorld.com’ Domain Has Been Registered In The US

It sounds like it could be coming as the Pokemon Rumble World domain name has recently been registered in the United States. We already know that the Australian Ratings Board listed the game on its website last week, which led to plenty of speculation about a new entry in the series. Nothing has been officially announced by the Pokemon Company or Nintendo, so I guess we shall have to wait and see.

Thanks, Okumei

New Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour Dates Announced

The Pokémon Company International and Princeton Entertainment announced today 30 new locations and dates for the official Pokémon live orchestral concert, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. After sold out performances in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, PA and selling 5,000 tickets in Philadelphia, fans across the country will soon get the opportunity to see and hear Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions in a city near them. More information about the new locations, dates, and how to purchase tickets can be found at Pokemon.com/symphony.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages the chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet up with friends of all ages to catch, battle and trade Pokémon from your favorite games. All-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from recent and classic 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

The upcoming North America tour includes a first set of dates presented by Live Nation Entertainment in conjunction with Princeton Entertainment. Performances will take place in some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre and The Greek Theatre, among others. A European tour is scheduled for spring 2016, with additional venue and location details coming soon.

“Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is 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 with the brand. We look forward to seeing fans of all ages enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.”

Current Tour Cities:
Baltimore, MD 5/1/2015      Joseph Meyerhoff Hall
New York, NY 6/6/2015      Theater at Madison Square Garden
Cincinnati, OH 6/12/2015      Riverbend Music Center
Cleveland, OH 6/13/2015      Blossom Music Center
Buffalo, NY 6/14/2015      Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee, WI 6/19/2015      Riverside Theater
Chicago, IL 6/20/2015      Chicago Theatre
San Diego, CA 7/9/2015      Copley Symphony Hall
Los Angeles, CA 7/11/2015      The Greek Theatre
San Jose, CA 7/12/2015      City National Civic
Vienna, VA 7/18/2015      Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC 7/22/2015      The Orpheum
Houston, TX 7/25-26/2015  Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Holmdel, NJ 8/20/2015      PNC Bank Arts Center
Boston, MA 8/22/2015      Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Toronto, ON 8/28/2015      Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Montreal, QC 8/30/2015      Place Des Arts
Detroit, MI 9/11/2015      Fox Theatre
Indianapolis, IN 9/12/2015      Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Seattle, WA 9/15/2015      Benaroya Hall
Portland, OR 9/17/2015      Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mexico City, MX  10/23/2015  Auditorio Nacional
Monterrey, MX 10/25/2015  Monterrey Arena
Sydney, AU 11/20-21/2015 Sydney Opera House
Clearwater, FL 12/3/2015      Ruth Eckerd Hall
Orlando, FL 12/4/2015      Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA 1/24/2016      Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Grand Rapids, MI 2/5/2016      DeVos Performance Hall

Live Action Pokemon Explorer Video Showcases Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Nintendo of America has uploaded a live action video that explains the basics of Pokemon as well as advertise Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire on the Nintendo 3DS. The video does a decent job of pointing out the basics of the Pokemon franchise and the rush you can get from obtaining certain types. The video is too long for a television commercial, but it would make for a good one. You can read our review of the game, right here.

Thanks, Kallum

Legendary Dragon-types Take Flight In Pokemon TCG: XY Roaring Skies Coming May 6th

The next expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies, will hit retail stores nationwide on May 6. The expansion introduces 7 new Pokémon-EX cards, including the legendary Pokémon of the skies, Mega Rayquaza-EX and Mega Latios-EX. Trainers will also find 9 new full-art Pokémon-EX cards as well as half art cards, which include some Pokémon with Ancient Traits. The all-new expansion brings 100 new cards to the table, including 18 Trainer Cards, Hydreigon-EX and Thundurus-EX.

Pokemon Shuffle Has Reached 2.5 Million Downloads Worldwide

Nintendo and the Pokemon Company has confirmed that Pokemon Shuffle has seen 2.5 million downloads since it was released in February. That’s nothing short of a resounding success. To celebrate this the Pokemon Company is giving the Disruption Delay item to all players. The free to play title reached one million downloads on March 2nd which means 1.5m downloads in 3 weeks. It certainly bodes well for Nintendo’s venture into mobile gaming later this year.