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Fans Concerned Over Alleged Cheating In Latest US Pokemon Tournament

The Pokemon National Championships concluded just last weekend but concerned fans have noticed cheating may have been afoot within the US tournament. The allegations have brought three-time champion Ray Rizzo under fire, who has since responded to the issue saying he passed all random checks for legitimate Pokemon before the tournament begun.

Ray Rizzo – though he did not win the tournament this year – was believed to have allegedly cheated during the tournament by using a tampered Aegislash, which appeared from a Dream Ball. For those who are unaware, Dream Balls were used in Pokemon Black / White and allowed players to transfer their Pokemon online for certain items in the Dream World.

Considering the Dream World was closed earlier this year, along with the knowledge that Aegislash is exclusive to Pokemon X & Y, fans immediately issued their worries to the Pokemon Company. Though a ruling is yet to be found, Ray Rizzo has expressed his opinion to those in a formal statement on Facebook, believing the Aegislash was possibly bred with two hacked parents, though he had no knowledge of this before the tournament.  You can head on over to the Twitch stream and see the moment Aegislash popped from the Dream Ball around the 1 hour 37 mark.

“Basically someone who I’m not going to mention because people might troll them over this and I don’t want that to happen, unknowingly bred a presumably hacked dream ball Aegislash and the ball passed down from one of the parents, so the completely legit baby Aegislash ended up having a dream ball too. The person who bred it for me didn’t notice because they thought the parents were perfectly fine. So then they traded the baby Aegislash to me so I could EV train it and use it.

“Let me tell you I don’t know anything about in-game [poke balls]. I have maybe 60 hours of game time and I couldn’t tell you the difference between a dream ball and a dusk ball, so I had absolutely no idea it was in a dream ball. I just take my Pokemon through Nintendo’s hack check online on battle spot and at the competitions and they’re totally fine because they are always bred completely [legitimately], so I go ahead and use it.”


Pokemon Ruby And Sapphire Remakes Announced For Nintendo 3DS

The Pokemon Company has today announced two new remakes for Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Titled Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire the new games will supply a “fresh take” on the series and are due for worldwide release this November on both the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS. Much speculation has occurred in gaming circles between Pokemon fans for new remakes to the classic titles, including various hints in Pokemon X and Y. Now, we’ve got official confirmation, so let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Plus, make sure you check out the teaser trailer above and a snippet of the press release below. 

“Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan-favourite hits on the Game Boy Advance system. The new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.”


Pokemon X & Y Become Fastest Selling 3DS Games With 12 Million Copies Sold Worldwide

The Pokémon Company has announced that Pokémon X and Y have become the fastest selling 3DS games in both the franchise’s history and of all time. The two games have sold a staggering 12 million units worldwide since their release last October, with over 400,000 copies sold since January.

The figures were announced alongside a Western license reveal for Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, which is due to be released in Japan this July. The movie’s licensing rights are bound to be snapped up soon, so an official date for 2014 shouldn’t be too far away. Here’s a snippet from the press release confirming those fantastic numbers, plus you can watch a trailer for the upcoming movie above.

“Pokémon X and Pokémon Y recently became the fastest-selling video games for the Nintendo 3DS system, selling nearly 12 million copies worldwide since their October 2013 launch and adding to the more than 245 million Pokémon video games sold to date. With more than 20 billion Pokémon TCG cards shipped globally and animation licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries and in more than 30 languages, Pokémon is a long-standing hit among fans around the world.”

The Pokemon Company Developing New 3DS Detective Game With Pikachu As Partner

pokemon_detective_pikachuPokémon mascot Pikachu has certainly been taking the rumour route in recent weeks after the mouse had been spotted in an alleged new 3DS game. Previously, the Pokémon Company had unveiled a short video which took Pikachu’s facial expressions to new levels. Now, a Japanese programme called “The Professionals” on channel NHK, together with the Pokémon Company’s CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara, has revealed that the Pikachu 3DS title will be a detective game, which features the electric mouse as your partner.

Serebii reports that the game will be in development for the next two years, giving it a 2015 release date. A rare Pikachu is reportedly going to appear as the enemy within the game, along with a blue talking Pikachu, alluding to previous reports that changing the mascot’s appearance may affect its popularity among the fans. Details are still filtering in for the game, but are you interested to see how Pikachu will change? Let us know in the comments below.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity Demo Coming To Europe On April 25

pokemon_mystery_dungeon_gates_to_infinity _box_artBefore the European 3DS launch of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity on May 17, Nintendo Europe will be releasing a demo for fans to download and play straight from the eShop. Luckily, gamers won’t have to wait too long as the popular spin-off series will allow you to get to grips with the first dungeons on April 25.

If you’re looking to play both the demo and buy the game, your progress can be continued on the same save file, so you can happily explore through dungeons with your first chosen team. The game was released in North America on March 24 along with a few animation specials.

Pokémon X And Pokémon Y To Introduce ‘Fairy-Type’ Pokémon?


There will be brand-new Pokémon in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Among the new Pokémon are Eevee evolution Sylveon and Legendaries Xerneas, Yveltal and an unnamed form of Mewtwo. The Pokémon Company hasn’t yet revealed which types they are, but, according to a rumor, both Sylveon and Xerneas will be ‘Fairy-type.’ Furthermore, Normal-type Pokémon Clefairy and Togetic are said to be ‘Fairy-type’ in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS games. What do you think of this rumor? Do want ‘Fairy-type’ Pokémon to be introduced? Let us know in the comments.

The Pokémon Company: The New Mewtwo-Like Pokémon Has A “Mysterious Connection” With Mewtwo

The Pokémon Company has revealed that the newly discovered Mewtwo-like Pokémon has a “mysterious connection with the Legendary Mewtwo.” Watch the above video to witness Mewtwo transform into the new Pokémon. The new form will be featured in upcoming Nintendo 3DS-exclusives Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

The New Pokémon Revealed Last Week Is Indeed A Form Of Mewtwo


Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comic has confirmed that the new Mewtwo-like Pokémon, which The Pokémon Company revealed last week, is indeed a new form of Mewtwo. The new form, which remains unnamed, will appear in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y – both of which will be released in October, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Now that you know it’s a form of Mewtwo, what do you think of the new Pokémon?

Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Director Confirms Existence Of New Mewtwo-Like Pokémon


During today’s “Pokémon Smash” episode, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y director Junichi Masuda confirmed that a newly discovered Pokémon that bears a resemblance to the Legendary Mewtwo exists. The name of the new Pokémon wasn’t shared during the episode, and, interestingly, Masuda didn’t confirm whether it is related to Mewtwo. As seen in the image above, it appears as though Mewtwo’s tail is on top of the new Pokémon’s head. What do you think of the new Pokémon’s look? Is it a form of Mewtwo? Let us know in the comments section below.

Update: The Pokémon Company released a video of the newly discovered Pokémon in action.

The Pokémon Company Reminds Fans ‘Big’ Pokémon X And Pokémon Y News Coming Tomorrow

pokemon_x_pokemon_yThe Pokémon Company has reminded fans that it will share ‘big’ Pokémon X and Pokémon Y news tomorrow. Until then, the company’s lips are sealed in terms of telling us what news it will reveal. What do you think the ‘big’ news is? Will a new type be announced? Will Sylveon‘s type be revealed? Let us know in the comments section below.