Pokemon News

Sign Up for the Battle of Legends Online Competition!

Battle with the team of your dreams in the new Battle of Legends Online Competition! In this latest tournament, every available Pokémon is eligible to battle from Kanto to Kalos, even Legendary and Mythical Pokémon!

The Battle of Legends Online Competition tournament will feature Double Battles, and every known Pokémon except Diancie is allowed on your team. However, you may have a combined maximum of two Legendary and Mythical Pokémon in your Battle Box. All of the Pokémon in your party will be set to Level 50 for the duration of the battle, including Pokémon above and below Level 50.

Registration is open until Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 23:59 UTC. Space is limited, so don’t wait! To compete, you’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account and your own copy of the Pokémon X or Pokémon Y video game with a party of eligible Pokémon. And you’ll need to read and accept the regulations on the Pokémon Global Link before the battle period begins.

The competition goes from Friday, July 25, 2014, at 00:00 UTC until Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 23:59 UTC. Trainers will be limited in the number of battles they can compete in per day. Consult the tournament regulations for details. Play hard and try to reach the top of the leaderboards, which will be posted after the competition ends.

Visit the Battle of Legends Online Competition regulations page for complete details on this fun event. And good luck, Trainers!

Pokémon Orchestral Concert Tour Announced!

Enjoy a night at the symphony with Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, a live orchestral concert going on tour this year. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will showcase memorable music from throughout the world of Pokémon, featuring all-new musical arrangements that will entertain not just Pokémon fans but all music lovers. Look forward to a wonderful symphonic experience that covers nearly 20 years of Pokémon entertainment around the world.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will premiere in Washington, DC, on Friday, August 15, 2014. The 2014 Pokémon World Championships will also be held in the nation’s capital that weekend, August 16–17.

August 15 – Washington, DC
Warner Theater
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September 19 – Philadelphia, PA
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
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More dates, locations, and ticket information for the concert series will be announced soon!

Pokémon TCG: Krookodile-EX Box

The fearsome jaws that never let go are on your side with the Pokémon TCG: Krookodile-EX Box! Sink your teeth into a never-before-seen foil promo card featuring the hard-biting style of this impressive desert Pokémon, and make those mighty fangs even bigger with a fantastic oversize foil promo card. But that’s not all—expand your collection with the contents of 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs, plus a BONUS code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, and bring some bite to your battles!

The Pokémon TCG: Krookodile-EX Box Includes:

  • Krookodile-EX as a never-before-seen foil promo card
  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • A special oversize foil promo card featuring Krookodile-EX
  • A BONUS code card to unlock a promo card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online!

Give Your Trainer Some Flare!

The nefarious Team Flare may have warped intentions, but nobody can deny that they’ve also got style. Now you can give your Pokémon Trainer that unique Team Flare look with new clothing in the Trainer Store! Redeem Trainer Tokens to dress up like a Team Flare Grunt, with styles available for both male and female Trainers.

When you dress your Trainer in the new Team Flare Grunt clothing, your new look will appear on your Pokémon Trainer Club profile and as your player image when you battle in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. Remember, the Trainer Store is available to those who have a Pokémon Trainer Club account. If you don’t have one, sign up for a free account today.

Head to the Trainer Store now to add some Team Flare style to your Trainer!

A Vivillon of a Different Pattern!

A new Vivillon pattern has just been revealed, and you can get a Vivillon with this beautiful pattern right now! The Fancy Pattern Vivillon commemorates an incredible event—the 100,000,000th Pokémon traded via the Global Trade Station! Congratulations to all of you Pokémon Trainers who have made trades via the GTS, because you’re the ones who made this possible.

The Fancy Pattern is available via Nintendo Network for your Pokémon X orPokémon Y game. This is the first time Trainers can get Fancy Pattern Vivillon. You won’t encounter this beautiful Pokémon in the wild in your game, so don’t miss this limited opportunity!

To get the Fancy Pattern Vivillon:

  1. Connect your Nintendo 3DS system to the Internet.
  2. Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  3. Select Receive Gift, then Yes.
  4. Select Get Via Internet, then Yes.
  5. Watch as you receive Fancy Pattern Vivillon!
  6. Speak to the delivery girl in any Pokémon Center to receive your Vivillon.
  7. Be sure to save your game!

Fancy Pattern Vivillon won’t be available for long. Get this special Pokémon today via Nintendo Network!

 

Wireless Internet access required for online features. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com.

Meet the 2014 Pokémon US National Champions!

Congratulations to the six new players who have been crowned Champion here in Indianapolis!

Pokémon TCG: Pyroar Box

Let your voice be heard with the roaring might of the Pokémon TCG: Pyroar Box! The red-hot majesty of this fire-maned Pokémon is unleashed as a never-before-seen foil card, supported by two foil Trainer cards to turn up the heat even more. You’ll also find a Quick Guide to help you turn these cards into a hot Fire-type deck, plus a bonus code card for the Pokémon TCG Online! But that’s not all—because the Pyroar Box also expands your collection with the contents of 3 Pokémon TCG booster packs. Roar loud, roar proud, bring the heat of Pyroar to your collection!

The Pokémon TCG: Pyroar Box includes:

  • Pyroar as a never-before-seen foil promo card
  • 2 foil Trainer cards: Blacksmith and Fiery Torch
  • 3 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • A Quick Guide to building a great Fire-type deck
  • A bonus online code card for unlocking 3 promo cards in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Look for the Pokémon TCG: Pyroar Box in stores now!

Catch Bug Week

Creepy Crawly fun on Pokemon TV!

Gotta Build ‘Em All: Lego Fan Builds Pokemon With Bricks

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Pokémon plus Lego — a collaboration worth slapping your forehead and shouting, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

Unofficial Lego pro Dan McCormack used the bricks to make amazingly intricate creations of his favorite Pokémon characters. They look so authentic, you’d think they were actual sets sold by Lego. They are not, but the figures have proved so popular that fans started a Lego Ideas Project in hopes for an official set.

The project was inspired by a nostalgia-fueled revisit to Pokémon on his PC through an emulator. He had just taken his old Lego sets out of storage, so McCormack combined two childhood loves to make them fit together.

Looking at the figures, we can’t figure out how McCormack made the impressive figurines. If they do end up for sale one day, we’ll for sure be the first in line.

Keeping an Eye on the Game

Two of Pokémon’s top developers discuss their observations since the launch of Pokémon X andPokémon Y.

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It’s been more than eight months since Pokémon X andPokémon Y launched, and players have had a lot of time to train and battle with the new games. The gaming community tends to notice which Pokémon and moves are the most popular so serious players can prepare for their next competition. The people who make the Pokémon games take a lot of interest in that, too, especially the creative and winning ways that players have approached the games. The developers examine balance, Pokémon team composition, and general battling trends.