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Earn Pokemon Alpha, Omega rewards in upcoming demo

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Shiny Gengar and Diancie soon to be available for UK Pokémon fans

UK based Pokémon trainers rejoice! Following yesterday’s US announcement, it has been confirmed that two distribution events shall become available in GAME stores throughout the UK.

Shiny Gengar and Diancie

Image credit: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/free-pokemon-x-y-diancie-and-shiny-gengar-offered-/1100-6422181/

The first is a special Shiny Gengar that comes with Gengarite, the item needed to Mega Evolve it into Mega Gengar. This is to coincide with the upcoming trading card game set, Phantom Forces. It shall be available from October 15th to November 5th.

The second is brand new legendary Diancie. This Rock/Fairy type will be available from November 6th to November 28th. Both of these Pokémon can only be transferred to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y but you can then trade them over to the upcoming remakes Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Trading Diancie over will reward you with the Diancite item, so you can Mega Evolve it.

US owners can obtain the Shiny Gengar from October 13th to October 26th and the Diancie from October 27th to November 16th at GameStop stores.

The events will also be available in France, Germany, Spain and Italy but the dates are currently unknown.


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Pokemon Alpha, Omega trailer is our big, fat Greek retreading

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Choose your first starter again in Pokemon Monopoly

If you’re going to start fights with friends and family members over imaginary property and play money, you might as well get a gameboard that recalls something you can consistently enjoy. As the Toy Fair International 2014 foretold, a Pokemon…
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Pokemon Art Academy hits North America in October

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The Pokemon Trading Card Game comes to iPad

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Pokemon beats Mario to most popular 3DS game

The most interesting takeaway from Nintendo’s report of 3DS software sales: it’s sold more Pokemon games on 3DS than any of its other first-party titles, including Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land. …


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Pokemon goes mega bro in Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire

Yo Slowbro, we gotta talk. We notice you’re taking hits like a champ in the new trailer for Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire where you Mega-evolve into Mega Slowbro. We see you got these super high defense stats, and you bro-down with some of the…
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Pokémon Card Game Coming To iPad

First, you had to buy physical cards. Then the Pokémon trading card game went online, expanding to an even broader audience. Soon, even more players will be able to battle when the Pokémon TCG is released on iPad.

That's the news coming out of the Pokémon World Championships in DC. Attendee Josh Wittenkeller spotted the title, and posted a picture on Twitter:

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Seem too good to be true? Polygon confirmed with the Pokémon Company that the game was the real deal; the screen isn't a hoax. A representative also confirmed to Kotaku that the game will release later this year.

Assuming it is just a mobile translation of the version of the game currently available on PC and Mac, that means that the Pokémon TCG is the Pokémon Company's first full game on iOS…though it has previously made apps.

[Source: Twitter via Polygon and Kotaku]

 

Our Take
Pokémon is already addictive, so making it available on yet another platform is a great plan. Not only that, but playing TCGs is ideally suited for mobile gaming, so the iPad should be a good home for the franchise. It's also a step toward more complete Pokémon experiences on iOS, which should make fans hopeful for the future.

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