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.
Pikachu will finally have a chance to flex his musical talents, because thanks to the Pokémon Character Song Project, beginning on August 04, 2016, the new ending theme for Pokémon: XY & Z will be "Pikachu no Uta" ("Pikachu's Song"). Hit the jump to learn more pika pika.
Mimikyu, the spooky Pokémon that looks like a shambling Pikachu has been accumulating fanart for the better of a week thanks to the leaks, but today, the Sun and Moon addition got their official, international introduction. That one is joined by Bewear, the glomping bear, and four other new friends in the latest set of "discoveries." Get a look after the jump.
If you plan on attending this year's San Diego Comic-Con, AKA Comic-Con International, you'll have the opportunity to meet the team behind the Pokémon Adventures manga series. Viz Media recently announced plans to bring writer Hidenori Kusaka and artist Satoshi Yamamoto to the con, making it their very first North American professional appearance. Hit the jump for more.
The early looks at new Pokemon keep coming down the pipeline, and the latest two are very, very interesting. It's safe to say you've probably never seen Pokemon like this before. A Pokemon that wears a cloth to disguise itself? Check it all out after the jump!
In the case of herd animals (cattle, elephants, even walruses), stampedes can be caused by pretty much any unexpected stimulus from a lighting strike to a blowing tumbleweed. In the case of American smartphone carriers, it can be an usual pocket monster, as happened when Pokémon Go in New York City's Central Partk spotted a Vaporeon. Get a look after the jump.
You may have seen a story last week about a Pokémon Go player stumbling upon a dead body in Wyoming. Well, it didn't take long for it to happen again. The latest report comes from 7 News in Boston, and tells the tale of a Pokémon Go player discovering a body in Nashua, Hew Hampshire. Hit the jump for more.
A new update is on its way to the Japanese arcade version of Pokkén Tournament, and with it comes the addition of Darkrai as a playable Pokémon. The July 20 update will also add a tutorial and Mission Panel feature with rewards, as well as previously Wii U-exclusive characters Braixen, Garchomp, and Shadow Mewtwo and some console stages. Hit the jump for more.