The Pokemon Company have published a Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire trailer to wet Nintendo 3DS gamers appetites. Interestingly, the trailer says that the game won’t be arriving in Europe until November 28th. North American gamers will be able to play the latest Pokemon adventure on November 21st.
The Pokemon Company have shared a fun recap of Pokémon at E3 2014, including appearances by a few special guests like Pikachu and The Pokémon Company’s president, Mr. Tsunekazu Ishihara. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are coming to the Nintendo 3DS worldwide on November 21st,
The latest edition of Japanese publication CoroCoro magazine has leaked onto the web and it contains plenty of new information related to Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. Here’s some of the exciting information contained within the latest issue.
- Mega Sceptile= Grass/Dragon. Ability is Lightingrod.
- Mega Swampert= Water/Ground. Ability is Swift Swim
- Mega Diancie= Rock/Fairy. Ability is as yet unknown.
- New Kyorge and Groudon Megas= Primal/Prehistoric Kyorge, Primal/Prehistoric Groudon. Said to be regressions.
- Steven, Team Aqua and Magma confirmed for ORAS. Steven has a Mega Charizard X, and is looking for the secret of Mega Evolution. The Leaders Maxie and Archie return, along with Magma admins Courtney and Tabitha, and Aqua admins Matt and Shelly.
- Main character designs slightly altered from Emerald.
- You get given another Mega-enabling item ingame- this time, the Mega Bangle.
An upcoming episode of Pokemon Get TV will contain plenty of new information regarding Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. The episode will air on June 15th and promises a large scoop. More Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will also appear in CoroCoro magazine, due out at the end of next week. However, it’s thought that this information is likely to be based on the info from the Pokemon Get TV episode. Both games are due out in November.
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US retailer Target has listed Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS with a November 7th release date. We already know that Nintendo announced that both games will be arriving worldwide in November, but what we’ve yet to hear is a precise date. Hopefully all will be revealed at E3 next week.
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Tilmen from Nintendomination has kindly posted some footage of The Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The game was announced back in April and features characters from Pokemon The Movie. The Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon is due for release in Japan on July 5th.
he Pokémon Company International announced today that the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships, taking place July 4–6 in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be streamed live for the first time, featuring two days of coverage of the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game and Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) competitions. The 2014 Pokémon World Championships, taking place August 16–17 in Washington, DC, will also be streamed live. Fans can follow the action from both events at Twitch.tv/Pokemon.
Visit Twitch.tv/Pokemon at the following times to watch the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships:
- Saturday, July 5, noon–5 p.m. EDT: Pokémon Video Game Swiss Rounds
- Saturday, July 5, 5–9 p.m. EDT: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
- Sunday, July 6, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. EDT: Pokémon TCG Top Cut and Finals
- Sunday, July 6, 2–5 p.m. EDT: Pokémon Video Game Top Cut and Finals
Competitors and fans attending the US National Championships can get a special Shiny Mamoswine for their video game. This powerful Pokémon is similar to the Mamoswine used by 2013 Pokémon World Champion Arash Omatti, the first Pokémon video game World Champion from Italy. The Level 50 Shiny Mamoswine has an Adamant Nature, comes with the Thick Fat Ability, and holds a Choice Scarf item. This Mamoswine also knows the following moves: Icicle Spear, Earthquake, Icicle Crash, and Rock Slide. Those attending the US National Championships and interested in receiving this Mamoswine will need to bring their own copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and their own system in the Nintendo 3DS family.
The US National Championships is open to all Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game players. Pokémon TCG players in the Junior and Senior Divisions must have earned 5 Play. Points during the current Pokémon Championship Series season in order to compete, and Masters Division players must have earned 10 Play! Points. Qualified players interested in preregistering to attend the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships can now conveniently and quickly do so at the following link: http://2014.registration.pokemon.com.
Nearly 500 Pokémon video game and TCG players have already received Travel Awards or Travel Stipends to the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships based on the Championship Points they earned throughout the year at city, state, and regional events. Altogether, more than $300,000 in Travel Awards and Travel Stipends have been awarded to competitors attending the US National Championships this year by The Pokémon Company International.
Online gaming publication IGN has discovered that Nintendo recently filed a trademark for Pokemon Delta Emerald in Japan. This has led many to believe that Delta Emerald could be the next Pokemon game remastered for the Nintendo 3DS. The trademark was submitted earlier this month but only went public today.
Currently, about 90 million Pokémon have been traded worldwide, and to celebrate the landmark of 100 million Pokémon trades via the Global Trade Station (GTS) in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, a new Fancy Pattern Vivillon will become available to players.
Vivillon is a unique Pokémon in that the patterns and colors on its wings typically vary based on the real-world region in which a player lives. Because of this characteristic, players around the world have been exchanging Vivillon via the GTS to collect all of the regional patterns.
This newly discovered Vivillon breaks with that tradition: it will become available to Pokémon fans across the globe once the 100 millionth Pokémon is traded via the GTS. When this enormous milestone is reached, a special distribution event will take place, enabling all players of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y to receive the Fancy Pattern Vivillon wherever they are in the world!
Once the goal is reached, players can check Pokémon.com to find out how to get the Fancy Pattern Vivillon in their Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game.
The Pokémon Company would like to thank everyone who has participated in reaching this epic milestone by trading Pokémon via the GTS, and are calling on everyone to keep trading so we hit that huge milestone!
There are even more opportunities for Pokémon video game players to battle others around the world in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Seven new Online Competitions were just announced by The Pokémon Company International, in addition to the 2014 International Challenge May, currently in progress. The worldwide tournament series provides numerous opportunities for new and experienced Pokémon competitors to battle others online. Some events even reward top players with Championship Points, which count toward invitations to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships taking place August 16–17 in Washington, DC.
Here’s the upcoming Pokémon video game Online Competitions schedule:
May 16–18: 2014 International Challenge May. Registration is closed.
June 6–8: Think Fast Competition: Single Battle.
Late June: 2014 International Challenge June.
July: Eevee Friendly Match [Name TBD].
July: All Star Battle [Name TBD].
August: Think Fast Competition: Double Battle.
Fall: Fairy-type Cup [Name TBD].
Fall: Halloween Party [Name TBD].
- Players have the opportunity to earn Championship Points toward a possible invitation to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships by participating in the 2014 International Challenge May or June tournaments.
- The Think Fast Competition: Single Battle will test players’ quick thinking. Each round is limited to one 10-minute Single Battle, with a 30-second preview of the opponent’s Pokémon and 15 seconds to choose a move each turn.
- Only Eevee and its many evolved forms can participate in the Eevee Friendly Match [Name TBD]. The Rotation Battle format adds a fun component to this competition.
- The July All Star Battle [Name TBD] will use the Double Battle format. Up to two Legendary and Mythical Pokémon can be included on a team, a rare occurrence in Pokémon Online Competitions!
- In August, the Think Fast Competition: Double Battle will require players to go into battle without seeing a preview of their opponent’s Pokémon team, and each player can have only one Pokémon in reserve, for a total of three Pokémon per side in each battle.
- Look forward to the Fairy-type Cup [Name TBD] this fall, a competition where entry will be limited to Fairy-type Pokémon. The battle format is to be determined.
- In a special competition for the Halloween season, the Halloween Party [Name TBD] will have a special Single Battle competition for Ghost-type Pokémon only. Also, every contestant’s Battle Box must include Gourgeist!
Registration deadlines for the Think Fast Competition: Single Battle and the 2014 International Challenge June are coming up quickly. Players can visitPokemon.com and the Pokémon Global Link (Pokemon.com/PGL) for more information on each Online Competition that will be posted soon, including rules and regulations. All Online Competition battles are played in the Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.