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Pokémon Art Academy Competition

Put your Pokémon creativity on display in an online competition featuring art made in Pokémon Art Academy! Create your masterpiece using the Pokémon Art Academy game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, then post your work to the Pokémon Art Academy Miiverse community. The winning artists will receive a 100-card pack of custom-designed Pokémon Trading Card Game cards displaying their artwork!

The Pokémon Art Academy Competition features two categories: “Your Favorite Pokémon” and “Dress-Up Pikachu.” In “Your Favorite Pokémon,” you’re free to draw any Pokémon you’d like. In “Dress-Up Pikachu,” draw Pikachu wearing the most imaginative costume you can come up with.

To enter, submit your image directly from Pokémon Art Academy to the Miiverse Community. Be sure to add a title to your submission using the caption field. You may submit art in both the Favorite Pokémon and Pikachu Cosplay categories. Only the first submission for each Nintendo Network ID will be eligible to win. Images will be accepted between February 18 and March 29, 2015. The art will then be reviewed and winners will be chosen. Look for email notification in April to see if your entry has been selected! We will send you your unique Pokémon TCG cards in autumn 2015.

Winners are required to submit high-resolution file of the art work they submit for this contest for custom Pokémon TCG cards to be made. A high-resolution version of the art you draw in Pokémon Art Academy is stored automatically on the SD card in your 3DS and 2DS hardware. Be sure to keep this file until the competition is over!

Please review the complete Pokémon Art Academy Competition rules.

We look forward to seeing all of your amazing artwork in the Pokémon Art Academy Competition!

Good luck!

Competition Key Dates

Contest Entry Period Opens: February 18, 2015
Contest Entry Period Ends: March 29, 2015
Winner Announcement: April 2015
Prize Delivery Date: Autumn 2015

Register Now for the 2015 International Challenge February!

Registration has opened for the 2015 International Challenge February, an Online Competition that’s sure to attract tough players from around the world! Teams can consist of virtually every known Pokémon—but the Pokémon must have been acquired in Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. All Pokémon above Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles. See the regulations for a complete list of eligible Pokémon.

Registration is open until Thursday, February 26, 2015, 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 Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphirevideo 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, February 27, 2015, at 00:00 UTC until Sunday, March 1, 2015, 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.

Check out the 2015 International Challenge February regulations page for complete details on this exciting event. And good luck, Trainers!

The Battle Resort

Visit the Battle Resort to perfect your Pokémon battle skills, raise new Pokémon, and learn new moves! You can only visit the Battle Resort after you’ve finished the Delta Episode. At the Battle Resort, you’ll find the Battle Maison, where you can challenge powerful Trainers in various battle formats, plus another Pokémon Day Care, and move tutors to teach new moves. It’s the place to visit to improve your Pokémon battle skills!
How to reach the Battle Resort:
After you finish the Delta Episode, you’ll receive an S.S. Ticket, which allows you to board a ferry at either Slateport City or Lilycove City. The ferry will take you to the Battle Resort
Other Visitors at the Battle Resort
When you get off the ship, you’ll meet Wally, who’s on his way to the Battle Resort, too. You’ll also come across some familiar faces from Team Magma and Team Aqua. They seem to be excited about being able to challenge powerful Trainers at the Battle Resort. A little later, you can choose to participate in a Multi Battle along with Team Magma Leader Maxie, Team Aqua Leader Archie, or even with Steven at the Battle Maison.
Measure Your Mettle at the Battle Maison!
Visit the Battle Maison to try a variety of tough battling challenges! Take on a series of Trainers and you’ll receive Battle Points (BP) according to how many times you win consecutively. There are five different battle formats available at the Battle Maison: Single Battle, Double Battle, Triple Battle, Rotation Battle, and Multi Battle. For each of these formats, you’ll be able to challenge a “Super” version, such as Super Single Battle, when you win 20 in a row in that format. You can earn even more BP in Super formats!

Look for Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction in stores now!

Join Ash, Pikachu, and friends on their latest cinematic adventures with the DVD release of Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction! Watch as the Mythical Pokémon Diancie goes in search of the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas, seeking help to preserve its home, the underground Diamond Domain. Can Diancie thwart a group of thieves who want to take control of its diamond-producing power—and who awaken the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal from its cocoon in the process? And can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power, stop Yveltal’s rampage, and save the Diamond Domain?

Don’t miss the fun of Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, available now on DVD!

XY—Primal Clash

Ancient rivals awaken in the Pokémon TCG: XY—Primal Clash expansion! After centuries asleep, the deep power of Primal Groudon-EX erupts from the land as Primal Kyogre-EX crashes in from the sea, riding titanic waves into battle! With colossal new arrivals like Mega Gardevoir-EX and Mega Aggron-EX, theXY—Primal Clash expansion is alive with the primordial power of Ancient Traits—plus all-new Spirit Link and Special Energy cards. Let the earth shake and the oceans thunder, and get ready for a primal clash like no other!

Features of XY—Primal Clash:

  • Primal Reversion makes its TCG debut with Primal Kyogre-EX and Primal Groudon-EX
  • 12 new Pokémon-EX, including Sharpedo-EX, Trevenant-EX, Wailord-EX, and Camerupt-EX
  • Ancient Traits, which give Pokémon certain advantages in battle, appear for the first time
  • More than 25 Trainer cards,including four full-art rare Ultra cards and two Special Energy cards
  • Two new theme decks: Earth’s Pulse and Ocean’s Core
  • Each theme deck and booster pack contains a code card that unlocks digital cards from XY—Primal Clash for play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Look for the XY—Primal Clash expansion in stores and on PokemonCenter.com starting February 4, 2015.

Check Out the Animated Mega Evolution Pokédex!

Join the stars of the Pokémon Mega Evolution Specials to learn about the powerful Pokémon they’ve encountered on their journey in the new Mega Evolution Pokédex, a series of 13 animated shorts on Pokémon TV! In these exciting shorts, you’ll see that the young Trainer Mairin has been keeping a journal of all the Mega-Evolved Pokémon her friend Alain has met and battled along the way. Plus, the Hoenn region’s Champion, Steven Stone, introduces the powerful transformation known as Primal Reversion, and Alain’s boss Lysandre has a few stories to share, too.

We’ll be rolling out Mega Evolution Pokédex shorts on Pokémon TV and the Pokémon TV apps for the next several weeks. Check out the first two today, then keep visiting Pokémon TV so you can watch every one!

And don’t forget to watch exciting new Pokémon episodes Saturdays at 8 A.M.
(7 Central) on Cartoon Network!

The Results Are In for the Battle of Hoenn!

If you were one of the thousands of Trainers who participated in the Battle of Hoenn competition, visit the Pokémon Global Link to see how well you performed! And if you didn’t get a chance to participate in the tournament this time, don’t worry—there will definitely be more opportunities to show off your skills as a Trainer. Keep checking Pokemon.com and the PGL for more information on upcoming Online Competitions.

Visit the Pokémon Global Link now to see how you finished in the Battle of Hoenn Online Competition!

Pokémon Shuffle

Pokémon Shuffle is a Pokémon game available soon for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. In Pokémon Shuffle, your goal is to clear various stages by lining up the same Pokémon and clearing these matches from the puzzle area. Within each puzzle stage, you can deal damage to the wild Pokémon you face by lining up three of the same Pokémon to clear them. Battle and try to catch the Pokémon before you run out of moves!

Each stage in Pokémon Shuffle provides you a limited number of opportunities in which to move your Pokémon around. There is no time limit, so you can take as long as you like to study the board.  To clear each stage, you’ll have to reduce the HP of the wild Pokémon you face to zero within a set number of moves. Use all the strategies and tactics available to you, and learn to read the board to spot future matches. Clearing Pokémon efficiently is the key to winning Pokémon Shuffle’s many stages!

Pokémon all have a type of their own, and each has its strengths and weaknesses. Choosing a group of Pokémon that is right for each level is important. You’ll also be able to raise the level of your Pokémon by using them multiple times, enabling them to deal more damage to foes. Collect many different Pokémon and raise them up so that you will be able to make your way through your battles against wild Pokémon with finesse.

Pokémon Shuffle also features Mega-Evolving Pokémon—when one of your Pokémon Mega Evolves, it can clear out a whole heap of Pokémon at once or cause other special effects!

Pokémon Shuffle is a download-only game and it can be downloaded at no cost to you. You’ll be able to enjoy virtually all the features of Pokémon Shuffle without paying any money. There is a limit to how many stages you can play through without taking a break. This number will be replenished with time, but you can also purchase items in the game’s shop that will enable you to continue playing immediately, if you choose.

You can also purchase paid content that will help make your progress through the game a little easier, such as items that aid in your battles. Stay tuned for more details on in-game purchases.


Another Unova Star Rises!

Add the Fire-type Pokémon Emboar to your Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game.

The Unova Pokémon special distribution event continues with the Fire-type Pokémon Emboar. Enter the following secret code into your Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game to get Emboar:


If you haven’t already received the Grass-type Pokémon Serperior, the secret code is still valid. Enter the following code into your Pokémon Omega Ruby orPokémon Alpha Sapphire game to get Serperior:


Keep checking your email for the next Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter to discover the secret code for Samurott. If you don’t have a Pokémon Trainer Club account, create one now and sign up to receive the newsletter by January 31, 2015 to make sure you receive the final code. You can use the codes to get your Pokémon any time until November 30, 2015.

Get the second of three Unova-region Pokémon stars and look forward to adding the final Pokémon to your collection soon!

Prepare for the Showdown of a Lifetime!

Start training for the Generation Showdown Online Competition, where you will duel in epic battles using virtually every known Pokémon! In this Double Battle event, any Pokémon in your party higher than Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the match. Each team will be able to have up to two special Pokémon, such as Legendary or Mythical Pokémon. Consult the rules to see which Pokémon qualify.

Registration for the Generation Showdown Online Competition begins Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 00:00 UTC. You’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account and your own copy of the Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 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.

For more information on the Generation Showdown Online Competition, keep checking Pokemon.com and the Pokémon Global Link!