Pokemon News

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.


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.

Train Now for the Battle of Legends Online Competition!

Assemble a Dream Team in a new tournament!

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 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 for the Battle of Legends begins Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 00:00 UTC. You’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account and your own copy of thePokémon 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.

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

There’s a fun new way to get Trainer Tokens, in-game items, and more in the Pokémon TCG Online!

The latest Pokémon Trading Card Game Online update introduces the Bonus Wheel, providing players with an exciting new opportunity to earn additional in-game rewards! When you finish a Ranked Random Battle match in Versus Mode, or any match in Tournament Mode, you’ll find this new feature.

Ten evenly distributed panels appear on the Bonus Wheel, and each panel leads to a reward. This reward is in addition to the Trainer Token rewards that are already available for these matches! If you’re lucky enough to land on a Mystery Box panel, you’re in for a special treat! Each Mystery Box contains one of several items, such as Trainer Tokens, Tournament Tickets, or even promo cards and gameplay items. Some of the items in the Mystery Boxes appear more frequently than others.

The rewards on the Bonus Wheel panels and inside the Mystery Boxes will change periodically, so play often to see what’s new. Play the Pokémon TCG Online today for your opportunity to spin the Bonus Wheel and earn cool stuff!

Pokémon TCG: Kalos Power Tin

Grass, Fire, Water—the three great powers of the Pokémon world! Choose one of the famous Pokémon of the Kalos region to share your path: the heavily armored Chesnaught-EX, the fiery mystic Delphox-EX, or the swift and stealthy Greninja-EX. Each of these excellent tins contains one of these amazing Pokémon-EX as a special foil card, plus 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs and a BONUS code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

In the Pokémon TCG: Kalos Power Tin, you’ll find:

  • 1 of 3 special foil cards—Chesnaught-EX, Delphox-EX, or Greninja-EX!
  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs!
  • A BONUS online code card for unlocking an item in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online!

Look for the Pokémon TCG: Kalos Power Tin in stores June 2014!