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Kick off Winter with Pokemon TV!

Watch Winter themed and candy cane dreams episodes here!

A Colorful Trio of Trainer Attire!

Get excited for Pokémon Omega Ruby andPokémon Alpha Sapphire with new items in the Pokémon Trainer Club Trainer Store!

Prepare for your upcoming Hoenn adventure with stylish new Trainer attire in the theme of cool Pokémon from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire! These items are inspired by the first three Pokémon who can join you on your adventure: Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip. From head to toe, your Trainer will reflect the spirit of the Hoenn region! Visit the Trainer Store to check out the new clothing that you can get by redeeming Trainer Tokens.

Don’t have a Pokémon Trainer Club account yet? Create one today and start getting the most from your visits to Pokemon.com!

Check out new Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip-themed Trainer items in the Trainer Store now!

GameStop Has Evolved into MegaStop

Join the Mega Evolution Revolution with cool offers and a sweepstakes at GameStop.

Head to GameStop today to check out MegaStop, a huge Pokémon promotion featuring cool products and an amazing sweepstakes. Right now until December 31, receive a code on your receipt when you purchase any participating Pokémon product at GameStop (new products only). Enter that code at the MegaStop website, and you’ll unlock cool stuff for the Pokémon TCG Online! Each code gets you a digital booster pack from the latest expansion, Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces, plus a deck box and matching card sleeves with 1 of 4 cool Mega Evolution designs!

Plus, every receipt code you redeem will enter you into the MegaStop Sweepstakes, where you could win a limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL system with a special design. Enter two or more receipt codes before January 15, 2015, and you could even win a VIP trip for four to Hawaii!

Visit GameStop to check out tons of Pokémon products, including the newPokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games, Pokémon TCG booster packs, and much more as part of the exciting MegaStop promotion!

Get more details about the MegaStop Sweepstakes, including rules and regulations.

A Big Update to the Pokémon Global Link!

The Pokémon Global Link has just received a major update in time for the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. New features and additions will make the PGL even more essential for Pokémon Trainers.

New and updated PGL features include:

  • Check out the new Mine Cart Adventure attraction, where you can play to earn cool items you can send to your game.
  • Compete in Random Matchup Rating Battles against other Trainers.Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players will compete in a league of their own, separate from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphireplayers.
  • Register and compete in Online Competitions.
  • Track and share your game progress and celebrate your accomplishments.
  • Get info on your Super-Secret Base and a QR code for sharing your base with others.
  • Show off photos you’ve taken at Pokémon Contest Spectaculars.

Remember, all you need to use the PGL is a Pokémon Trainer Club account and a copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, orPokémon Y. Sign in at Pokemon.com/PGL today to check out all the cool new features!

On the March to Victory!

Let’s break down the strategies behind the new Night March deck that’s getting a lot of attention at Pokémon TCG tournaments. It uses several cards from theXY—Phantom Forces expansion, including Pokémon, Items, and Stadiums. In addition to being a powerful deck, Night March is also made up primarily of common and uncommon cards, meaning it’s relatively easy to assemble because you don’t need to track down rare cards.

The Night March deck gets its name from the attack that three Pokémon from the XY—Phantom Forcesexpansion share—Joltik (26/119), Pumpkaboo (44/119), and Lampent (42/119). The Night March attack does 20 damage for every Pokémon in your discard pile that also has that attack. For example, if Joltik is your Active Pokémon, and you have two more Joltik and three Pumpkaboo in the discard pile, you’ll do a whopping 100 damage with Night March!

Many things make this central strategy great, but one obvious one is that you’ll have many Pokémon in your deck that can step up to attack. Joltik can use Night March for only two Colorless Energy, while Pumpkaboo can do it for three. And because Joltik and Pumpkaboo are different types (Lightning and Psychic), you may be able to get type matchups to work to your advantage, too.

The third Pokémon that has the Night March attack is the Stage 1 Lampent. What’s interesting here is that many players don’t actually intend to play Lampent—just to get it into the discard pile by any means possible. If that’s your plan, this deck doesn’t need to include a single Litwick, or even any Psychic Energy,since the other Pokémon’s Night March attacks require only Colorless Energy.

You’ll want to maximize your damage potential by including four each of these three Pokémon in your deck. Your best-case scenario is that you have one or two of them in play, while all the rest are sitting in your discard pile. With 10 Pokémon that have the Night March attack in your discard pile, the Active Pokémon will be delivering a staggering 200 damage.

Perhaps the nicest thing about this deck is just how easy it has become to get a ton of cards into your discard pile. One of the most direct ways is the Battle Compressor (92/119) Item card, which lets you search your deck for 3 cards and put them in your discard pile. Since this is an Item card, you could conceivably do this multiple times per turn—a good early draw could have you delivering 120 damage (or more) the first time you attack.

This deck also breathes new life into an old standby, the Ultra Ball (XY—Flashfire, 99/106) Item card. Having to discard two cards isn’t a penalty in this deck—it’s a huge opportunity to get more Night March Pokémon into the discard pile! The same goes for Professor Sycamore(101/119), where discarding a full hand stacked with Night March Pokémon is exactly what you hope to do.

Of course, you could get carried away with all this discarding, and if your deck runs out of cards, that’s game over. You may want to include one Lysandre’s Trump Card (99/119) if your deck keeps running low. Choosing the right time to play this card is really important, as it will reset the power of Night March by putting all those Pokémon back into your deck.

The last thing to touch upon for this deck is the Energy requirements for Night March. You’ll want to attack early and often with your Pokémon, because they’re extremely vulnerable—especially little Joltik with only 30 HP! Jump-start your assault by including four Double Colorless Energy (111/119) in your deck, enough to get Joltik going right away and putting you only one turn away from getting Pumpkaboo into action.

Your other option for making Night March easier to use is to include the Dimension Valley (93/119) Stadium card in your deck, which reduces attack costs by 1 Colorless Eenrgy for all Psychic-type Pokémon. Now Pumpkaboo can attack with a single Double Colorless Energy, too! Your opponent will also benefit from Dimension Valley, so play this wisely.

The Night March deck is easy to construct and fun to play, and has even shown itself to be a winner at the competitive level. Try your own variation on this deck against your friends or at your next Pokémon League event!

Amazing Moments in Hoenn!

Celebrate heroic adventures with Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire episodes!

As you begin your adventure in the Hoenn region in Pokémon Omega Ruby andPokémon Alpha Sapphire, it’s a good time to revisit some of Ash’s most memorable moments there! So over the next several weeks, Pokemon.com will present exciting stories from Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire.

Starting December 8, watch as Ash reaches the Hoenn League and the Elite Four. He and his Pokémon will have to put their best battling skills on display if they hope to beat these incredible Trainers!

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire is packed with exciting adventures, awesome battles, and important moments in Pokémon TV history. Watch episodes on Pokemon.com or use the Pokémon TV app for the next several weeks, and don’t miss a single episode!

New Mega Evolutions

If you raise your starter Pokémon with care and develop a deep bond with it, it will respond by pulling off a fantastic Mega Evolution in the right circumstances. You’ll be able to count on your Mega-Evolved partner more than ever!

Mega Diancie
The Mythical Pokémon Diancie, with its pink, glittering body, is said to be the most beautiful Pokémon in the world. Now, with Mega Diancie, the Mega Evolution of a Mythical Pokémon has been confirmed for the first time ever!
Mega Steelix
Steelix Mega Evolves into Mega Steelix. The cells within its body, crystallized by the energy produced from Mega Evolution, are stronger than any mineral and able to withstand any temperature. It moves incredibly slowly, but its strengthened body is also impervious to damage, and it lashes out at foes without flinching.
Mega Glalie
The excessive energy from its Mega Evolution gushes out of its mouth, blasting away and destroying its jaw. It is no longer able to close its mouth, and the freezing air it emits becomes far stronger. It tosses foes into its gaping mouth, expelling a burst of chilled air to freeze them instantly.

With this special Beldum, Mega Metagross will soon be yours!


As a special gift for those who purchase Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire shortly after launch, a special Shiny Beldum holding a Mega Stone will be available! By raising this Beldum, you will be able to evolve it all the way into a Shiny Mega Metagross! This is your chance to get a powerful Mega-Evolved Pokémon right away and in a very rare form!

Shiny Beldum will be available via Nintendo Network from November 21, 2014, through January 14, 2015. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Begin in Littleroot Town!

A world so real, you can almost hear the Pokémon breathing! The beauty of nature, reproduced in breathtaking detail.

Your story starts when you move to Littleroot Town, the small town where everything is about to begin. Ahead of you are places you’ve never seen, Pokémon you’ve never encountered, and people you’ve yet to meet. For you, the player, and for the main character, every day is brimming with new experiences! Many firsts await you as the main character in your adventure! The excitement and tension never end!

The Hoenn Region!


The Hoenn region, where your adventure takes place, consists of a main island that stretches widely from east to west, along with countless small islets that dot the deep blue sea around it. A live volcano steams constantly in the heart of this green-covered island. In the Hoenn region, blessed with the rich diversity of nature, a variety of Pokémon and people make their lives, accepting and helping one another. Tranquil towns and scenery that feel nostalgic and yet, at the same time, fresh and new. The great expanse of sky and sea and land all around you…