New Mega-Evolved Pokémon revealed, Horde Encounters return in the Hoenn region, and Pokémon take center stage in the Pokémon Contest Spectacular
BELLEVUE, WA—August 10, 2014—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that players can get a special Shiny Beldum holding a Metagrossite Mega Stone during a limited-time character distribution for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games when they launch on November 21, 2014, in the United States and Canada. This Shiny Beldum will evolve into Shiny Metang and then into Shiny Metagross. Players can then harness the power of the Mega Stone and Mega Evolve Shiny Metagross into Shiny Mega Metagross. The new games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems also feature newly revealed Mega-Evolved Pokémon, including Mega Altaria, Mega Salamence, and Mega Lopunny. Fans can watch these Mega-Evolved Pokémon in action and other new scenes in a brand-new game trailer at YouTube.com/Pokemon. Continue reading
Build and Customize a Super-Secret Base and Share It with the World!
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to create their very own Secret Base, a customizable area that will allow them to show off their individuality by setting up mazes or traps for visitors to encounter, and even creating Pokémon battle rules, transforming their Secret Base into their own Pokémon Gym!
Players will be able to share their Secret Base with other Trainers around the world using StreetPass functionality, or they can create a QR Code for their unique Secret Base, enabling friends to visit it with ease. When visiting other Secret Bases, players can meet other Trainers in the same base and invite them back to their own Secret Base as Secret Pals. Players can interact and battle with Secret Pals, who have special skills that can support players in their adventures, such as sharing new Decorations, making a Pokémon Egg hatch faster, or raising the level of a select Pokémon by one. The more Secret Pals players have in their Secret Base, the more special skills will be available to help them in their adventures.
Players can also capture flags while visiting other players’ Secret Bases. Flags are located beside the Secret PC in each Secret Base. The more flags a player collects, the higher the rank earned, which brings rewards like improving the skills of a player’s Secret Pals.
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.
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!
The time is almost upon us. The most intense week of gaming is just days away, and we’ve got a great calendar to keep you in the loop of it all. Below is a giant view of all the events we’ve compiled. Feel free to change the listing to a more suitable view, or change the categories to just show the companies you’d like. We’re adding more events all the time, but it should be complete when the big first day arrives!
Oh, something else that’s really cool. If it’s available to us, the live stream or live blog of the event will be in the event description. Just click the event and you’ll be brought right to the stream! Again, we’ll be adding these all the time.
P.S. We know the calendar is a bit buggy sometimes – sorry!
Competitors and Fans Can Get a Special Shiny Mamoswine at 2014 Pokémon US National Championships
BELLEVUE, WA—June 5, 2014—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. Continue reading