Pokemon

10 Best Generation One Pokémon

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by Danny Saya February 29, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Pokemon Company
It’s been just about 20 years since the first 151 Pokémon were unleashed on the world. Nintendo is celebrating such a monumental event all year round with events that are revisiting the last 20 years of Pokémon such as releasing legendary Pokémon from every generation every month until the end of the year. Pokemon is also going all the way back to the beginning with their generations TCG booster set that is a reprint of the very first Pokémon Trading Card Game set. It’s only natural, then, that Pokémon would want to go back to the games that started it all--the original Pokémon games: Red, Blue and Yellow (which came a year later).

20 Best Pokémon Gym Leaders

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by T.J. Denzer January 28, 2016 @ 1:01 PM
Nintendo
Is the world of Pokémon really all about Pokémon? Certainly to an extent it is, but there’s another aspect of each game that’s arguably as important as the pocket monsters themselves. They’re the gates that test your skill at every major turn in a Pokémon game. They’re the focal point of every city and the checkpoints on the way to becoming a true Pokémon master. It’s not just about raising every available critter you like. It’s about building a balanced team that will meet these challenges head-on. Of course, we’re talking about Pokémon gym leaders. Maybe they’re on this list because they were just too ridiculous to forget. Maybe they’re here because they brought something to the table that the other trainers didn’t. Or maybe they’re here because their ridiculously difficult challenge was the stuff of nightmares. Either way, these gym leaders are the boss battles that have made 20 years of Pokémon a worthwhile series of journeys. These are the 20 Best Pokémon Gym Leaders.

'Zinetendo' Is Up for Pre-Order With All the Zelda, Pokemon and Mario Content You Need

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by Chris Sims September 1, 2015 @ 9:00 AM | ComicsAlliance
I've identified with a lot of Dinosaur Comics strips, but I don't think any of them have ever spoken to me quite as much as the one where T-Rex talks about how Nintendo is the only corporation that he thinks of as a friend. As I've said before here at CA, I've spent more time with Mario than I have with most members of my own immediate family, and that's not a decision I regret. And if you have similar feelings and also love comics by amazingly talented young creators --- which I assume is why you're here in the first place --- then I've got something that you're probably going to want to check out. Zinetendo, a new full-color, 46-page zine devoted entirely to Nintendo's greatest hits, is available for pre-order now, and it's awesome. Check out some of my favorite pieces below!

Pokken Tournament Bringing Pokemon Fighting to Wii U in 2016

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by Jon Ledford August 21, 2015 @ 9:17 AM
Bandai Namco
Nintendo and Bandai Namco Games have announced Pokken Tournament, their Tekken-style Pokemon brawler, will be hitting the Wii U worldwide next spring. To properly kickoff the opening events of the 2015 Pokemon World Championships, The Pokemon Company, Nintendo and Bandai Namco Games have announced that the formerly arcade-only Pokken Tournament is getting a home console release on the Wii U.

Take Dance Lessons From Pikachu Before A Pokemon Outbreak Hits Yokohama This Summer

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by Chris Sims July 31, 2015 @ 5:00 PM | ComicsAlliance
If you're the kind of person who keeps up on a very specific kind of news, then you might remember that last year, the city of Yokohama, Japan was host to one of the greatest events in human history. For nine days, Yokohama played host to over a thousand Pikachus, marching through the streets and, one assumes, tempting Team Rocket into what would have been the biggest heist of their careers. Sadly, we do not live in a perfect world where this is happening literally all the time, but on August 8, the electric Pokemon will return to Yokohama for another nine-day celebration... and this time, they will be dancing. The event's official name is "Dancing? An Outbreak Of Pikachus," which is equal parts whimsical and terrifying, and thanks to an instructional video, you can learn to dance along!