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Realistic Pokémon Artist Puts All His Recent Work Into Giant Impressive Collage


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RJ Palmer, whose work imagining Pokémon as realistic creatures is always impressive, recently gathered up a number of his creations into one huge collage.

Palmer refers to the montage as his season 2 collection of designs and says it features more than 100 species of Pokémon on his deviantart page. Alongside the montage, Palmer has also released a printed book of the collection, which you can find here.

For more impressive work from Palmer click the links to see Yveltal, Latios, Latias, And Salamence, Zapdos and Voltorb, Ninetales, Steelix and Onix, Kyogre, Tentacruel, and Omastar, Kyurem, Raikou, Abomasnow, and Mr. Mime, Gyarados and Rayquaza, Lugia and Tyrantrum, Giratina, Feraligatr, and Meganium. RJ Palmer has been creating these impressive realistic Pokémon for quite some time. You can see more of his collection on his blog, as well as his DeviantArt page.

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Manaphy Is The Latest Mythical Pokémon Offered For Free Download

The celebrations for Pokémon's 20th Anniversary continue with another free giveaway this month. The latest creature to receive the spotlight is the adorable water type Manaphy.

Earlier this year players were able to download Celebi, Darkrai, and more creatures through a number of official distributions. Manaphy, who debuted in Diamond and Pearl versions, is the latest giveaway to roll out, available through June 24. An official video gives the full scoop on how to download the gift.

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Manaphy will arrive via Nintendo Network at level 100, with the ability Hydration. A collection for the Pokémon TCG launches this month also, with an exclusive Manaphy card, pin, as well as two Generations booster packs.

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Realistic Pokémon Artist Delivers Yveltal, Latios, Latias, And Salamence

RJ Palmer has delivered another impressive realistic Pokémon piece, this time focusing on an assortment dragons.

Above (and on Palmer's DeviantArt page) you can find his take on Yveltal, Latios, Latias, And Salamence. He also threw i a few Swellows, just for good measure.

For more impressive work from Palmer click the links to see Zapdos and Voltorb, Ninetales, Steelix and Onix, Kyogre, Tentacruel, and Omastar, Kyurem, Raikou, Abomasnow, and Mr. Mime, Gyarados and Rayquaza, Lugia and Tyrantrum, Giratina, Feraligatr, and Meganium. RJ Palmer has been creating these impressive realistic Pokémon for quite some time. You can see more of his collection on his blog, as well as his DeviantArt page. He's also collected most of his work into a coffee table book which you can buy here. You can also follow Palmer on Instagram here.

For more on Pokémon's next entries, Sun and Moon, head here.

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Your Favorite Pokémon Starters Ranked

Yesterday, we posed an important and undeniably difficult Pokémon question to readers: Of the 22 different starters from the 27 different Pokémon games, who is the best? You can find the results below.

As is the case with these sort of roundups, this is miles from being anything resembling a scientific poll. I looked at the comments and tallied up the votes on this reader discussion, and for the surprisingly few that picked up to three starters because they couldn't bring themselves to decide, I counted all their votes. It's more about figuring out the general tone and seeing who is rising to the top of a cast of great Pokémon starters.

Litten, Oshawott, Piplup, Popplio, Snivy and Tepig were the big losers from the poll, with not a single person raising their hand for any of them. No readers selected these as their favorites. Litten and Popplio have a good excuse – they are the upcoming starters from Sun and Moon, and all we know about them is their type and what their initial forms look like. Surprisingly, Rowlet did get a vote. Someone has already claimed the owl as their favorite, despite not having played with them yet. This actually goes against our poll (which you can currently find on our homepage) asking who among the new starters is the best.

Readers who voted in that poll currently have Litten on top. This poll is still ongoing, so feel free to cast your vote if you feel there has been an injustice.

With the losers all sorted out, now it's time to look at the winners. Third place was a tie with Cyndaquil and Squirtle receiving the same number of votes. Second place is another tie with Mudkip and Torchic. And finally, Charmander came in first with the most votes. Here's the ordered list starting with fourth place: Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Totodile, Chimchar, Turtwig ,Fennekin, Treecko, Chespin, Chikorita, Froakie, and finally Rowlet. As mentioned above, the remaining starters received no votes.

AmethystLeslie was one of the few who couldn’t pick and wrote, “I've never had a favorite. Most of the starters I've used have been very good.” Ethan Ricks on the other hand represented the more typical comment by saying, "If someone says something about Froakie I'm gonna start swinging. He's my boy!"

Danger is G0 went the scientific route (sort of) by using a reference, but not citing their source. “I saw a video on YouTube where a dude actually crunched the numbers and determined that in the red/blue versions Squirtle was statistically the best.” Finally, No you get a job fundamentally misunderstood the question, but made a pretty good point by writing simply, "Agumon."

For more on Pokémon Sun & Moon, check out all the assorted observations we had after watching the game's two trailers. For our ranking, from dumbest to coolest, of all 151 of the original Pokémon, head here.

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23 Observations From The Pokémon Sun & Moon Trailers

Nintendo and Game Freak offered up a number of new details this morning with English and Japanese trailers for the new Pokémon. The three new starters were revealed, as well as the new legendaries and the release date: November 18. Outside of those details, however, a number of tiny reveals were included. If you blinked, you might have missed them, but not us.

For whatever reason, the new starters will be presented to you on a stage.

One of them seems less thrilled than the others to be up for grabs.

Here's what the screen will look like when it comes to making the most important decision of your life.

You will be able to choose from a handful of skin tones, as well as hair, eye, and hat styles. It doesn't appear (at least from this screen) that you can select those elements individually.

Rowlet is a grass and flying type Pokémon, and his name is dangerously close to the word toilet.

Litten is a fire type Pokémon, and his name kind of sounds like litter.

Popplio is a water type Pokémon, and his name only needs one extra vowel to be as equally toilet-themed as his brothers.

I'm not sure who this guy is but he seems happy to see you.

I think he is telling you that you are allowed to take your hat off, something the protagonists of the previous two games didn't seem to realize.

The new location is called the Alola region and is heavily influenced by Hawaii.

Here's what it looks like from a plane.

This appears to be your mom. She has a pet Meowth, even though she could probably go next door and get a much cooler cat made of fire.

Despite the tropical setting, there will be a city.

Here's what it looks like up close. That guy in front of the yellow truck seems unreasonably suspicious of you.

Get ready to climb some hills.

You will also have to deal with the sun going down. Sun, Moon? Day, night cycle? It all makes sense.

For more Pokémon Sun & Moon nuggets, head to page two.


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23 Observations From The Pokémon Sun & Moon Trailers

Nintendo and Game Freak offered up a number of new details this morning with English and Japanese trailers for the new Pokémon. The three new starters were revealed, as well as the new legendaries and the release date: November 18. Outside of those details, however, a number of tiny reveals were included. If you blinked, you might have missed them, but not us.

For whatever reason, the new starters will be presented to you on a stage.

One of them seems less thrilled than the others to be up for grabs.

Here's what the screen will look like when it comes to making the most important decision of your life.

You will be able to choose from a handful of skin tones, as well as hair, eye, and hat styles. It doesn't appear (at least from this screen) that you can select those elements individually.

Rowlet is a grass and flying type Pokémon, and his name is dangerously close to the word toilet.

Litten is a fire type Pokémon, and his name kind of sounds like litter.

Popplio is a water type Pokémon, and his name only needs one extra vowel to be as equally toilet-themed as his brothers.

I'm not sure who this guy is but he seems happy to see you.

I think he is telling you that you are allowed to take your hat off, something the protagonists of the previous two games didn't seem to realize.

The new location is called the Alola region and is heavily influenced by Hawaii.

Here's what it looks like from a plane.

This appears to be your mom. She has a pet Meowth, even though she could probably go next door and get a much cooler cat made of fire.

Despite the tropical setting, there will be a city.

Here's what it looks like up close. That guy in front of the yellow truck seems unreasonably suspicious of you.

Get ready to climb some hills.

You will also have to deal with the sun going down. Sun, Moon? Day, night cycle? It all makes sense.

For more Pokémon Sun & Moon nuggets, head to page two.


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Reader Discussion: Which Starter Pokémon Is The Best Starter Pokémon?

Including today's revealed introductory Pokémon for the upcoming Sun & Moon, there are now 22 different starters among 27 different Pokémon games. Which one is the best?

To help you decide – and you can only pick one – here's the full list:

Red/Green/Blue/FireRed/LeafGreen – Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle
Yellow – Pikachu
Gold/Silver/Crystal/HeartGold/SoulSilver – Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – Treecko, Torchic, or Mudkip
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum – Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup
Black/White/Black 2/White 2 – Snivy, Tepig, or Oshawott
X/Y – Chespin, Fennekin, or Froakie
Sun/Moon – Rowlet, Litten, or Popplio

There are a lot to choose from, many with overlapping abilities, but they're all very distinct. It's easy to go with one of the original, or Pikachu, since they've been around the longest, but don't discount the newcomers! Let us know in the comments below who is the best.

Remember that time we ranked all 151 of the original Pokémon from dumbest to coolest?

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Pokémon Sun And Moon Will Complete Your Days In November

Nintendo’s big fall title has finally been announced. The ever-popular Pokémon series will return this November with Sun and Moon, featuring three new starters.

First up is Rowlet. The bowtie-wearing owl-like Pokémon is a grass and flying type. Litten is a fire type feline. Finally, Popplio is a water type Pokémon that looks a bit like a sea lion.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon will be out on 3DS on November 18. More will be revealed between now and then, but with Nintendo focusing on The Legend of Zelda at E3 and The Pokémon Company not yet committing to its own booth, that information might be rolling along outside of the main event.

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Score A Free Level 100 Darkrai, Three Legendary Pokémon, More This Month

This month, palyers can fill out their Pokédexes with several promotions, tied to the release of a new trading card-game expansion and several video downloads.

Trainers can visit GameStop stores (Disclaimer: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) to get a free code card that can be used to download a level 100 Darkrai, the star of the remastered movie Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai, which is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Pokémon the Series: XYZ was also recently added to the Pokémon TV app, and players can download level 100 versions of Xerneas, Tveltal, and Zygarde from the Nintendo Network for one week in May. This week, through May 8, you can download Zygarde. From May 11-17, you can score shiny Xerneas. Finally, from May 20-26 you can add shiny Yveltal to your collection.

The latest expansion for the Pokémon TCG: XY – Fates Collide launches today, too, adding 120 new cards, as well as a new BREAK Evolution mechanic to the game.

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Our Take
Free Pokémon? What's not to love? Well, aside from nearly breaking your tailbone on a pile of cards that your kids have left on the kitchen floor. Anyone else?

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Pokémon Go Beta Gameplay Surfaces Online

An Australian beta tester has uploaded a video displaying gameplay from the upcoming augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go is being developed by the Pokémon Company in collaboration with Niantic Inc., a company that has specialized in other augmented reality games such as Ingress. The free-to-play Pokémon Go uses your phone's GPS to transform real-life surroundings into a virtual world full of Pokémon through your iOS or Android screen. The video below gives a glimpse into character creation followed by gym battles, collecting Pokémon, and more.

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For more on Pokémon Go, read our in-depth preview and our feature about our expectations. The mobile game is slated for a release later this year for iOS and Android.

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