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Special Demo Version Available October 21!


Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS owners can soon embark on a series of special Hoenn adventures by downloading the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version. The Special Demo Version gives players a glimpse of the adventure coming on November 21, including the chance to battle with SceptileBlaziken, or Swampert and seeing their Mega-Evolved forms in action!

To obtain the Special Demo Version, players first need to obtain a serial code and head to the Nintendo eShop on their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS device to download the Special Demo Version.

Pokémon fans who have a Pokémon Trainer Club account and have opted to receive the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter will receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version when the newsletter is emailed to them on October 21. Get a Pokémon Trainer Club account at no cost at Pokemon.com by October 19 to receive the October 21 newsletter and Special Demo Version serial code. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are sold separately beginning November 21.

Additional methods of how to receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version will be announced soon.
 

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Pokémon Trading Card Game on iPad

The Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) Online app launched today on the Apple App Store™ in select markets around the world, bringing the online version of the popular trading card game to iPad® and iPad mini™ devices with Retina display, starting with the third generation, in Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The Pokémon TCG Online, available as a downloadable client for PC and Mac® and now as an app, allows fans with an Internet connection to play the game whenever they like, wherever Wi-Fi access is available or by using the device’s data plan.



Players in the United States can begin downloading the free-to-play Pokémon TCG Online app tomorrow, September 30, atappstore.com/pokemontcgo for iPad and iPad mini devices. They will also be able to search for the official Pokémon TCG Online app in the Apple App Store beginning tomorrow. The app launches in additional markets in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America later this week.

The Pokémon TCG Online app provides iPad and iPad mini users with a similar experience to the one PC and Mac players have enjoyed, and ensures that their digital card collection and game progress follows them across any device they’re playing on. Game features are identical as well, including both player-versus-computer and player-versus-player online battles, deck building, card trading, avatar customization, a Pokémon TCG tutorial, and more.


"The iPad version of the Pokémon TCG Online makes it even easier for fans to pick up the game and begin playing immediately."

All Pokémon TCG Online players receive several free digital Pokémon TCG decks to get started right away and can earn additional cards through both player-versus-computer and online battles. Players who purchase physical theme decks, booster packs, and other Pokémon TCG products will also receive a code card that unlocks digital cards for their Pokémon TCG Online game, enhancing decks and adding cards to their online collection for play or trading.

“The iPad version of the Pokémon TCG Online makes it even easier for fans to pick up the game and begin playing immediately,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “We want to provide players with various access points to play and enjoy the Pokémon TCG, whether it’s the traditional tabletop game, PC and Mac version, or the iPad and iPad mini app.”


For more information about the Pokémon TCG Online, please visit Pokemon.com/TCGO. The free-to-play iPad and iPad mini version of the game can be downloaded starting tomorrow at appstore.com/pokemontcgo.

To connect with Pokémon online:

- Get the Pokémon TCG Online app at appstore.com/pokemontcgo
- Visit www.pokemon.com
- Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon
- Follow @Pokemon on Twitter
- Check out the official Pokémon YouTube channel at 
www.youtube.com/pokemon

About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit 
www.pokemon.com.

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Get a Special Shiny Gengar at Gamestop


The Pokémon Company International today revealed that from October 13 through October 26, 2014, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game players in the United States can get a special Shiny Gengar holding a Gengarite Mega Stone via a special code card distribution at participating GameStop stores. Players can Mega Evolve this Shiny Gengar into Shiny Mega Gengar during battles. Also, as an early Halloween treat from Pokémon, beginning October 13, 2014, fans can purchase a Pokémon TCG: Gengar Spirit Link 2-Pack at participating GameStop locations in the U.S. while supplies last. Each Pokémon TCG: Gengar Spirit Link 2-Pack includes two 10-card booster packs from the Pokémon TCG: XY Furious Fistsexpansion, as well as the Gengar Spirit Link Pokémon Trainer card that debuts in the Pokémon TCG: XY‹Phantom Forces expansion, launching nationwide November 5, 2014.

Additionally, players can get the long-awaited Mythical Pokémon Diancie for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y at participating GameStop locations in the U.S. from October 27 through November 16, 2014. Once players receive Diancie via the special in-store code card distribution, they can transfer it into Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when the video games launch November 21, 2014, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. After obtaining the Diancite Mega Stone in the new games, players can Mega Evolve Diancie into Mega Diancie during battles. When players pick up the Shiny Gengar and Diancie distribution code cards at participating GameStop locations, they can also preorder Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Both distributions precede the launch of the Pokémon TCG: XY‹Phantom Forces expansion on November 5, when Gengar-EX, Mega Gengar-EX, and Diancie make their Pokémon TCG debut.

Key features of Pokémon TCG: XY ­ Phantom Forces include:

  • Two new Mega Pokémon-EX cards The expansion features the incredibly powerful Mega Gengar-EX and Mega Manectric-EX.
  • Seven new Pokémon-EX cards and four new full-art Pokémon-EX Rare Ultra cards‹New Pokémon-EX cards include Gengar-EX, Manectric-EX, Malamar-EX, Florges-EX, Dialga-EX, and Aegislash-EX.
  • New Full Metal Dialga-EX Special card features etched artwork and solid ³metal² color.
  • Diancie makes its Pokémon TCG debut‹Mythical Pokémon Diancie makes its debut in-step with the Diancie distribution for the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games. The Diancie distribution runs October 27 ­ November 16, 2014, at participating GameStop stores in the United States.
  • Seven Team Flare Trainer cards and two special Team Flare Hyper Gear Pokémon Tool cards‹Seven Trainer cards feature Team Flare members like Lysandre and Xerosic. The two Team Flare Hyper Gear Pokémon Tool cards can be used to hinder opponent¹s Pokémon, the first such cards in Pokémon TCG.
  • Booster packs‹Packs of 10 additional cards selected from the expansion will sell for $3.99.
  • Two new theme decks‹60-card pre-constructed decks are designed to introduce players to the Pokémon TCG by enabling them to play right away. Theme decks will sell for $12.99 each.

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Get Heracross for Pokémon X and Pinsir for Pokémon Y

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today announced that beginning August 13 in the United States and Canada, the Bug-type Pokémon Pinsir—normally only encountered in the Pokémon X video game—will be available to players of Pokémon Y via a special wireless Internet distribution. During the same wireless Internet distribution period, the battle-tested Bug- and Fighting-type Pokémon Heracross—typically only encountered in the Pokémon Y video game—will be available to players of Pokémon X. Fans of these powerful Pokémon will need to act quickly as this unique distribution is only available for a limited time, ending September 17.

Beginning on August 18, players can visit participating GameStop stores in the Unites States to receive a code for a Mega Stone that Pinsir or Heracross can hold. The code unlocks a Heracronite Mega Stone for Pokémon X and a Pinsirite Mega Stone for Pokémon Y. When Pinsir holds Pinsirite, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Pinsir during battle, while Heracross will Mega Evolve into Mega Heracross in battle while holding Heracronite.



"Pinsir and Heracross each pack a huge punch in battle and become even more powerful when they Mega Evolve! "


Players who visit participating GameStop stores to pick up the code can also pre-order the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games, releasing November 21, 2014, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and receive a special pre-order bonus poster. Codes for the Heracronite and Pinsirite Mega Stones and the bonus poster are available while supplies last.

Pinsir and Heracross each pack a huge punch in battle and become even more powerful when they Mega Evolve! The Lv. 50 Pinsir has an Adamant Nature and knows X-Scissor, Earthquake, Stone Edge, and Return. It will have one of two Abilities: the defensive Hyper Cutter Ability or Mold Breaker. During Mega Evolution, Mega Pinsir’s Ability becomes Aerilate. The Lv. 50 Heracross has an Adamant Nature and knows Bullet Seed, Pin Missile, Close Combat, and Megahorn. Its Ability, Swarm or Guts, will change to Skill Link during Mega Evolution. More details about this distribution can be found at Pokemon.com.

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Mega Metagross and More!


New Mega-Evolved Pokémon Mega Metagross!

A new Mega-Evolved Pokémon was revealed—Mega Metagross. Metagross is the partner Pokémon of Pokémon League Champion Steven, whose deep bond helps it to Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross. Despite helping Trainers throughout their journey, Steven is the last obstacle for Trainers to overcome before becoming the Pokémon League Champion.

Mega Metagross, the Iron Leg Pokémon, is a massive Steel- and Psychic-type Pokémon standing at 8’2” and weighing 2,078.7 lbs. Upon Mega Evolving, Metagross’s Ability changes to Tough Claws, which increases the power of attacks that make physical contact. Mega Metagross also has a greatly increased Speed stat, with additional increases in its Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, and Sp. Def, making Mega Metagross primed for both offense and defense.

Deepen Your Bonds with Pokémon-Amie and Meet Cosplay Pikachu!

First introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Pokémon-Amie returns in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Pokémon-Amie allows Trainers to create close ties with their Pokémon by playing games together, petting them, and feeding them special snacks called Poké Puffs. As a player’s Pokémon become more affectionate, they will be more likely to do such things as evade attacks in battle, land critical hits, and get an overall boost in performance.

Players will see Pikachu like they’ve never seen it before—Cosplay Pikachu—in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Meet Pikachu Rock Star, Pikachu Belle, Pikachu Pop Star, Pikachu Ph.D., and Pikachu Libre! They seem to have a connection to a kind of Contest Hall. Players will also be able to interact with Cosplay Pikachu in Pokémon-Amie. More information about the new Cosplay Pikachu images shown today will be revealed in August!





Journey through the Hoenn Region

Your Hoenn adventure begins when you meet Pokémon Professor Birch, who runs the Pokémon Lab in Littleroot Town. Professor Birch will help players begin their journey by giving them their first Pokémon and a Pokédex. The Pokémon that appear and the rarity of each will differ between Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

The first step to becoming the Champion is to challenge and defeat each of the Gym Leaders in the Hoenn region, including the main character’s father, Norman, who is the Leader of the Petalburg City Gym. It was also confirmed today that players will encounter and battle Rustboro City Gym Leader Roxanne, Dewford Town Gym Leader Brawly, Mauville City Gym Leader Wattson, and Lavaridge Town Gym Leader Flannery.

After defeating eight Gym Leaders, players will travel to the Pokémon League to battle the Elite Four, including Sidney and Phoebe. Upon defeating the Elite Four, Trainers will take on the Hoenn League Champion, Steven, and his Mega Metagross, in the hope of becoming the new Pokémon League Champion!

More Information on Mega Diancie Revealed!


"When Diancie Mega Evolves into Mega Diancie, it will get the Magic Bounce Ability."

When Diancie Mega Evolves into Mega Diancie, it will get the Magic Bounce Ability, which makes any status condition or stat-lowering effect bounce back at the Pokémon trying to inflict it. Through Mega Evolution, Mega Diancie receives a big boost to its Speed, as well as boosts to its Attack and Sp. Atk, while experiencing a reduction in its Defense and Sp. Def. The boosts help Mega Diancie with its quick, powerful attacks, such as Diamond Storm and Moonblast.

Players can get Diancie for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y via a character distribution at participating GameStop stores in the United States this fall. Further details will be shared soon. Players who receive Diancie can Mega Evolve it in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.


Be sure to visit Pokemon.com/OmegaAlpha frequently for more Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire news and information that will roll out leading up to the November 21st launch.



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Get Mega Sableye Today!


Jeff Thiede and PKMNcast teamed up to bring you this exclusive Mega Sableye wallpapers. You can’t get Mega Sableye until November, but now you can bring this Pokémon with you to work, to school, or on your phone today! Download these exclusive wallpapers! Enjoy and share!


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Mega Sableye Announced


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Today The Pokémon Company International announced the Mega-Evolved form of Sableye in an all-new trailer, first revealed at the Nintendo Kids Conference at E3 by Mr. Tsunekazu Ishihara, President of The Pokémon Company. The brand new gameplay trailer featuring Mega Sableye, which can be shared with your readers by using the YouTube embed code found below. 

Sableye is a Pokémon that was first discovered in the Hoenn region, which is now confirmed as the location for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, both launching for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in the United States on November 21, 2014.

Sableye is a Dark- and Ghost-type Pokémon. Mega Sableye has concentrated all of the energy from Mega Evolution into the jewel which adorns its chest. Once Sableye has Mega-Evolved, this jewel will swell and become detached from its body.

Mega Sableye uses the jewel as a powerful defensive tool in battle. From behind the shelter of the jewel, it can readily exploit the opponent’s weaknesses and take advantage of any openings. It is said that the jewel hardens into such strength that no attack can even make a scratch!

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Launching November 21, 2014


The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games will launch in the United States on Friday, November 21, 2014, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Pokémon fans will collect, battle, and trade Pokémon as they travel throughout the rich natural beauty of the Hoenn region.

Also confirmed today is that the Pokémon featured on the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game packages are in fact Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, a newly revealed transformation of the Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre. These two extremely powerful Pokémon clashed in an epic battle that once sent Groudon into a long slumber within the magma beneath the planet’s crust and drove Kyogre into a deep sleep at the bottom of the ocean floor. The awesome transformation is a result of Primal Reversion, when Groudon and Kyogre reclaim their original power from nature’s energy and obtain even greater power than they already have. The power within Primal Reversion is still being discovered, as well as what connection may lie between Primal Reversion and Mega Evolution.

More details about Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre:

· Primal Groudon is brimming with energy, which pours from its body as magma. The magma burns at such an extreme temperature that its body is always shimmering ruby red from the haze of its heat, giving off light in the darkness. Through Primal Reversion, Primal Groudon becomes much larger and adds Fire type to its Ground type, raising the power of Fire-type moves it can learn. Primal Reversion greatly boosts Primal Groudon’s Attack. Its Ability may get a boost during this epic transformation, too.

· Primal Kyogre, a Water-type Pokémon, is awash with energy that spills from its body as seawater. Its blue skin shines like a sapphire and is half-translucent like the sea. Primal Reversion greatly boosts Primal Kyogre’s Special Attack. Its Ability also seems to get a boost, although this information cannot yet be confirmed. Primal Kyogre is massive, growing to be more than twice Kyogre’s size.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will explore the mystery of Mega Evolution even further, a powerful Evolution that only occurs to some Pokémon during battle. For Mega Evolution to take place, Trainers need a Key Stone to resonate with a Mega Stone held by a Pokémon during battle. Twenty-eight Mega Stones have been identified since they were introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, but it is said there are still more Mega Stones to be discovered in the Hoenn region.




Be sure to visit Pokemon.com/OmegaAlpha frequently for more Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire news and information that will roll out leading up to the November 21st launch.

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Mega Monday: Manectric


This Mega Monday is the best Mega Monday. Why? Alliteration always accentuates an article! This ‘M’ Pokémon first appeared in the Hoenn in Gen III. He’s the main Pokébro of gym leader Wattson, and with good reason! he’s got great speed and special attack, and a really strong movepool to take full advantage of those stats. A round of applause, please, for Manectric and Mega Manectric, the discharge Pokémon.

Competitive Analysis

Ability: from Static, Lightning Rod or Minus to Intimidate

Stats:

HP – 70 -> 70

Attack – 75 -> 75

Defence – 60 -> 80

Special attack – 105 -> 135

Special defence – 60 -> 80

Speed – 105 -> 135

Total – 475 -> 575

Manectric got a huge boost in Pokémon X and Y with his mega form. In addition to a big spike in Special Attack and Speed, he gains the very useful ability Intimidate. Handily, Manectric has access to volt switch, meaning he can drop the opposition’s stats after mega evolving, hit hard and fast, and pivot into another Pokémon for an even bigger advantage.

A 135 speed stat is absolutely fantastic! In the current meta-game, his only speed rivals are Mega Alakazam and Mega Aerodactyl (not counting choice scarf wearers or abilities like swift swim.) You’ll probably want to make room in his moveset for Hidden Power Ice. 135 Special Attack with a positive nature is enough to guarantee a one-hit KO on a standard Garchomp, one of Manectric’s biggest threats, and with that incredible speed, he’ll also be going before Garchomp can do anything to him.

The downsides of Manectric include his less-than-amazing HP and Defenses. Ground is his only weakness, but it’s a big one. Lots of his threats can OHKO even through an intimidate. That’s why it’s important to know when to volt-switch, protect, or even just a normal switch depending on the situation.

STRATEGY AND MOVESETS

Manectric is very versatile and you can make a few simple tweaks to fit your style that will make a big difference in how he will work.

You’ll almost always want your regular Manectric’s ability to be Lightning Rod. This makes Manectric useful even before mega evolving, and if you predict your opponent’s plays correctly, could make for an incredible start to a match. Even if you go straight into your mega, Lightning Rod will make your opponent think twice about which move they’ll choose.

If you’re planning on having Hidden Power Ice, you’ll need to spend a  little extra time breeding. His IVs need to be HP: 31, Atk: 30 (or any even number), Def: 30, SAtk: 31, SDef: 31, and Speed 31.

If you want to guarantee a OHKO on Garchomp with HP Ice, you’ll want his nature to be Modest (Special attack + / Attack -), but if you want to make sure you’re the speediest Manectric around, and you’re comfortable living on the edge (with around a 50% chance to OHKO Garchomp with HP Ice), go Timid (Speed + / Attack -).

On the other hand, if you want to get really sneaky and you hate Aegislash (or substitute users in general), or even if you just hate the idea of breeding for a specific Hidden Power, Snarl can be a huge asset. Snarl hits both opposing Pokémon, even through a substitute, and lowers the opposing ‘mon’s Special Attack by 1 stage. Snarl means Manectric can be a drain on any type of attacker. If you go with a Snarl build, a Timid or Modest nature can work, depending on whether you’re more concerned with outspending or getting a bit more damage in.

To round out coverage, you’ll want Overheat or Flamethrower. Overheat can be a liability, but it’s a relatively safe pick if you’re also running Volt Switch (to reset the drop in Special Attack.)

The final slot should probably be Protect. It lets Manectric outrun Garchomp, even if you’ve built  the Modest version (protect on the round you mega evolve, then the speed value is 135, comfortably outspeeding the land shark.)

So a moveset might look like:

- Volt Switch / Thunderbolt

- Hidden Power Ice / Snarl

- Overheat (if you chose Volt Switch) / Flamethrower

- Protect


Design

It’s hard to deny the resemblance to Goku, even harder when he mega-evolves into a Super Saiyan Level 4. And why would you want to deny it? That’s pretty cool. The extra long, spiky hair gives him an abrasive look, like a bolt of lighting, but his coloration softens the scariness a bit.


TCG

Mega Manectric has not yet appeared in the TCG.


Anime

Mega Manectric has not yet appeared in the anime.


Closing Remarks

Manectric is one of the most versatile Mega Pokémon. He has an amazing move pool, great abilities before and after mega evolution, access to volt switch to really capitalize on intimidate, some surprises with things like Lightning Rod, hidden power ice, and snarl and one of the highest speed stats in the game paired with an incredible special attack. He’s also one of the very few Pokémon with intimidate that isn’t itself vulnerable to intimidate. All of that and a hairstyle to make you feel like a Saiyan. Manectric’s lightning-fast moves will have your opponent’s head spinning while you run circles around them.

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Streaming of the US National Championships

The Pokémon Company International announced today that the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships, taking place July 4–6 in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be streamed live for the first time, featuring two days of coverage of the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game and Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) competitions. The 2014 Pokémon World Championships, taking place August 16–17 in Washington, DC, will also be streamed live. Fans can follow the action from both events at Twitch.tv/Pokemon.

Visit Twitch.tv/Pokemon at the following times to watch the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships:



  • Saturday, July 5, noon–5 p.m. EDT: Pokémon Video Game Swiss Rounds
  • Saturday, July 5, 5–9 p.m. EDT: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
  • Sunday, July 6, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. EDT: Pokémon TCG Top Cut and Finals
  • Sunday, July 6, 2–5 p.m. EDT: Pokémon Video Game Top Cut and Finals

Competitors and fans attending the US National Championships can get a special Shiny Mamoswine for their video game. This powerful Pokémon is similar to the Mamoswine used by 2013 Pokémon World Champion Arash Omatti, the first Pokémon video game World Champion from Italy. The Level 50 Shiny Mamoswine has an Adamant Nature, comes with the Thick Fat Ability, and holds a Choice Scarf item. This Mamoswine also knows the following moves: Icicle Spear, Earthquake, Icicle Crash, and Rock Slide. Those attending the US National Championships and interested in receiving this Mamoswine will need to bring their own copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and their own system in the Nintendo 3DS family.

The US National Championships is open to all Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game players. Pokémon TCG players in the Junior and Senior Divisions must have earned 5 Play! Points during the current Pokémon Championship Series season in order to compete, and Masters Division players must have earned 10 Play! Points. Qualified players interested in preregistering to attend the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships can now conveniently and quickly do so at the following link: http://2014.registration.pokemon.com.

Nearly 500 Pokémon video game and TCG players have already received Travel Awards or Travel Stipends to the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships based on the Championship Points they earned throughout the year at city, state, and regional events. Altogether, more than $300,000 in Travel Awards and Travel Stipends have been awarded to competitors attending the US National Championships this year by The Pokémon Company International.

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Fancy Pattern Vivillon

Currently, about 90 million Pokémon have been traded worldwide, and to celebrate the landmark of 100 million Pokémon trades via the Global Trade Station (GTS) in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, a new Fancy Pattern Vivillon will become available to players.

Vivillon is a unique Pokémon in that the patterns and colors on its wings typically vary based on the real-world region in which a player lives. Because of this characteristic, players around the world have been exchanging Vivillon via the GTS to collect all of the regional patterns.




This newly discovered Vivillon breaks with that tradition: it will become available to Pokémon fans across the globe once the 100 millionth Pokémon is traded via the GTS. When this enormous milestone is reached, a special distribution event will take place, enabling all players of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y to receive the Fancy Pattern Vivillon wherever they are in the world!




Once the goal is reached, players can check Pokémon.com to find out how to get the Fancy Pattern Vivillon in their Pokémon X orPokémon Y game.

The Pokémon Company would like to thank everyone who has participated in reaching this epic milestone by trading Pokémon via the GTS, and are calling on everyone to keep trading so we hit that huge milestone!

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Pokemon Origins now in iTunes


Pokémon Origins just happened to appear in iTunes this week. You can download both the HD and SD versions right here. HD version runs $2.99 an episode or about $12 for the whole thing. Pokémon Origins originally debuted on the Pokémon TV app before being pulled after a month of air time with no specific reason. TPCi made a deal with Hulu Plus to air the four episodes again. After releasing all the Pokémon music in iTunes over the last couple months, this came as no surprise to see Organs in iTunes for you to download.

iTunes Link

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