The latest Pokémon to receive the "I Love Pokémon" fan-club treatment is none other than Magikarp (known as Koiking in Japan), and the official website for the "I Love Magikarp" includes an illustrated field guide and a song about how the eternally flailing Water-type is a totally pathetic loser. Hit the jump to learn more.
Remember the Pokémon GO Plus accessory that Nintendo had planned for release along with the hit mobile game? Unfortunately, if you were excited about this accessory you'll have to wait a little longer. Pokémon GO Plus was originally scheduled to launch this month, but Nintendo announced a delay that moves the device to September. Read on for more.
Coming in December, pending licensing approval, online nerd gear retailer ThinkGeek is hard at work trying to make your dreams of cuddling with a giant, slothful bear monster come true. This Snorlax bean bag Pokémon chair measures almost 4 feet head to toe and over 2 feet across and is available for pre-order at $149.99. Get a look after the jump.
Now that Pokémon Go is out in Japan, it's had some time to inspire (or distract) some of manga's notable creators. Among the notables checking in with their tributes are Serial Experiments Lain original character designer/doujinshi author Yoshitoshi ABe, Tokyo Ghoul's Sui Ishida, Dagashi Kashi's Kotoyama and ONE, creator of the original One-Punch Man web manga and Mob Psycho 100. Get a look after the jump.
You all remember it, and most of you probably know the lyrics by heart to this day. Yes, we're talking about the original English opening theme to the 1997 Pokémon anime. Hit the jump to see the performer work his magic once again.
Now that Pokémon Go is available in Japan, it's on its way to consuming local social media. So, you're now seeing all the "so many Zubats!" and "so many Doduo!" jokes in Japanese. Except, since it's Japanese social media, the jokes have 20k retweets. Joining in the mania was Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi, who posted an irreverent meeting of his series and the AR phenomenon to his Instagram. Check it out after the jump.
As you may know, Pokémon Go finally launched in Japan after a delay, so now everyone in the very country that created Pokémon can join in on the hunt. The folks behind the game are sorry for the hold up, so they posted a video to address the delay. Watch as Game Freak's general manager Junichi Masuda and Niantic CEO John Hanke team up to apologize and offer some safety tips for the AR game after the jump.
It was just last week that we posted about Legendary Pictures' renewed interest in a live-action Pokémon film following the massive success of Pokémon Go. Well, they officially made a deal for the rights with The Pokémon Company, and the two companies announced that they're planning to launch the first live-action Pokémon film, which will be based on Detective Pikachu. More after the jump.