Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon announced

posted by pekinoua on Friday, :42 (GMT+03:00)

The Nintendo Direct that aired today has revealed the newest installments of the Pokémon series, signifying the latest generation of the franchise. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have officially been revealed for the Nintendo 3DS family, confirming some trademark listings that surfaced online yesterday. The games are coming worldwide in late 2016, with the addition of traditional and simplified Chinese to the supported languages.

Furthermore, they revealed that the eShop versions of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow will be able to connect to Pokébank, allowing players to transfer their Pokémon to the newly announced games.

You can discuss and speculate about the games at our forums.

We are still around; we are now 14 yo

posted by Arty2 on Saturday, :40 (GMT+03:00)

As long as I remember making content for this website, it's been an off and on kind of thing, but that's how hobbies are. Sometimes we may look back with a bittersweet smile on the lips, to all the plentiful workhours we have invested here, or any other part of the Pokémon community. Still, I'm actually happy it remained an amateur's work: by definition a work of one in love with what they're doing. This trip has lasted 14 years so far, and one way or another, we're still around.

These days the Legendary Pokémon crew is absorbed into other fields, playing the games like in the old days instead of dissecting them. Oh by the way, the long overdue update of the IV Calculator for Ω Ruby and α Sapphire is in the works; we'll keep you posted.

CoroCoro November 2014

posted by pekinoua on Saturday, :15 (GMT+03:00)

The latest CoroCoro has leaked online revealing more Mega evolutions, along with many new details for the latest additions to the Pokémon series.

First of all, the scans officially reveal Mega Latios and Mega Latias for the first time and they're version exclusives to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire respectively. The special Eon Ticket will make its return and it will allow to catch the other member of the Eon Duo in each game. The distribution will happen via a special serial code that will be given in an upcoming issue.

A new feature is also brought to the series and it's none other than Flying. For the first time in the series, the player can fly in the sky using Mega Latios and Mega Latias, with the help of a special item called Eon Flute. There they'll be able find many wild Pokémon, even some Legendary ones like Reshiram, Zekrom, Dialga and Palkia but even more are hinted as CoroCoro states that flying will allow players to find every single non-Event Legendary Pokémon that doesn't appear in XY and ORAS.

Two new Mega Evolutions were also shown and they're both from the first Generation. Mega Beedrill is Bug/Poison with the ability Adaptability, while Mega Pidgeot is Normal/Flying with the ability No Guard. The PokéNav was also shown and it received an update. It's now called MultiNavi and it includes features like Amie, GTS and DexNavi.

Thanks to Serebii for the scans.

Ten years of the Individual Value and Stat Calculator

posted by Arty2 on Sunday, :26 (GMT+03:00)

It's been exactly 10 years and 6 days, but I clearly remember the day of the IV Calculator’s inception. Well, the online–only version was a couple of months older. Since then it's been updated for 19 games across 4 generations and translated to several languages. The latest update incorporates all hidden legendaries and forms from Pokémon X & Y, including Diance, Volcanion and Hoopa.

Last but not least, the calculator has made the jump to GitHub, where detailed documentation and extra material shall follow; when time allows it. That of course means, that you can Pull Requests if you spot a bug or come up with an improvement.

Pokéball Vivillon distribution

posted by pekinoua on Thursday, :54 (GMT+03:00)

Pokeball Pattern Vivillon

The Pokéball Pattern Vivillon is to distributed worldwide this month. For those of you in North America, the event is already live and runs for a really limited time, until August 12th. The European and Australian event will run from August 29th to September 8th. This special Vivillon knows the moves Stun Spore, Gust, Light Screen and Struggle Bug. If someone has already obtained this Vivillon in the Pokémon Center in France or GamesCom in Germany then they won't be able to get it again. As a remainder, the event is still running in Japan until the end of the month.

Mega Metagross joins the Mega club in new video footage.

posted by fr3quency on Monday, :23 (GMT+03:00)

A new video has been uploaded to the Official Pokémon account on YouTube. It confirms the leaks from this week; Mega Metagross and Pikachu cosplay.

First and foremost, it shows the first 5 Gym leaders as well as 2 members, Sidney and Phoebe, of the Elite Four. Secondly, Super Secret-bases couldn't be absent from the video, since it's one of the most hyped and, of course, fun features ever created in the Pokémon franchise. Thirdly, Mega Metagross is confirmed to have Tough Claws as its ability as well as greater overall stats.

I guess it's going to be a really tough opponent, right Steven?

Have fun watching the video:

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