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6 New Pokemon Revealed In The Latest Pokemon Sun And Moon Trailer; New Features Also Announced

6 New Pokemon Revealed In The Latest Pokemon Sun And Moon Trailer; New Features Also Announced

The Pokemon Company has officially revealed yesterday 6 new Pokemon via the latest Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer.

The newest Pokemon are Wimpod, Bounsweet, Comfey, Mudsdale, Bewear and Mimikyu. Bewear is a Normal/Fighting bear Pokemon that were leaked last week together with Mimikyu, a Pokemon that resembles Pikachu.

 

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According to Comicbook, these Pokemon have the following descriptions and abilities:

Wimpod, a Bug/Water Type Pokemon also known as the Turn Tail Pokemon, has the new Ability Wimp Out. When its HP drops below 50% in battle, it runs away or swaps out with another Pokemon.

Grass Type Bounsweet is a fruit Pokemon that calms human by emitting a delicious aroma, making them a favorite air freshener in Alola.

The Posy Picker Pokemon Comfey, gather flowers and carry them around which it uses to treat both Pokemon and people at Pokemon Centers and hospitals.

 

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Mudsdale is a Ground Type, Draft Horse Pokemon that has extraordinary power and endurance. It can possess the Ability Stamina which raises its defense by one when struck by an attack.

Like real bears, Bewear must not be carelessly approached. It is the Strong Arm Pokemon that is fond of giving crushing hugs that can break anyone in two. Bewear has the Normal/Fighting Type.

And last but not the least, Ghost/Fairy Type Mimikyu. Mimikyu has the Disguise Ability that helps it flee the danger of an enemy’s attack for one turn.

Here’s the latest Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer.

 

Nintendo announced that new features will be added to the Pokemon Global Link “which connects players around the world who are enjoying the Pokemon series.” The Pokemon Global Link service will be ended for Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y to make it compatible with Pokemon Sun and Moon. A new function, Friendly Competitions will be introduced with two types: Online and Live.

 

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Another new function announced is the Hyper Training which can be used to boost a Pokemon’s power.A new character in Alola region, Mr. Hyper will do the training in exchange for Bottle Caps which can be obtained by players in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Magearna, the Mythical Pokemon, will be distributed with a Bottle Cap held item in Europe, in the later part of this year.

Pokemon Sun and Moon will launch exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS in the United States and Japan on November 18th, and in Europe on November 23rd.

 

Photo Credit: YouTube

 

You Can Now Play Pokemon GO In New Zealand And Australia

You Can Now Play Pokemon GO In New Zealand And Australia

UPDATED (July 7, 2016):

Pokemon GO was launched today in the United States. Nintendo says “The mobile game is also coming soon to Canada, Europe, and South America.”

Original Story:

Pokemon GO is now available on iTunes and Google Play Stores for New Zealand and Australia.

For those residing in North America, the augmented-reality game is not yet playable but will eventually roll out soon this July according to Polygon. Pokemon GO is currently offered for Android and iOS devices. However, some users who tried to download the free-to-play mobile app from Google Play Store noted that the Pokemon Game is not compatible with their Android devices, particularly the still-in-beta Android 7.0 also known as Nougat.

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Pokemon GO was developed by Niantic Labs, with The Pokemon Company and Nintendo as partners. The Pokemon game was scheduled for release this month as well as its hardware accessory, Pokemon GO Plus.

Mashable wrote that the download links for the game emerged Wednesday morning in Australia. A Nintendo Australia representative confirmed through email that the game is indeed available not only in Australia, but New Zealand as well. Though Pokemon GO is already live on iTunes and Google Play Stores, the links will only work in these countries at the moment.

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Mashable’s Australia counterpart reported that the players need to get out of their house or their office to explore the real world in order for them to find Pokemon and accessories. Their smartphones’ GPS system will keep track of the presence of nearby Pokemon that they can capture. To get into PokeStops to score some items, players must walk around the city as these real world locations are mostly local landmarks.

 

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You can click here to get the full tour on the game.

 

Image Credit: Mashable Australia

 

3 New Pokemon Games Will Arrive This Week To Wii U Virtual Console In North America

3 New Pokemon Games Will Arrive This Week To Wii U Virtual Console In North America

Pokemon fans in North America will get not just one, but 3 new Pokemon games this week!

Nintendo announced today that 3 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon titles are coming for their Wii U Virtual Console service: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team; Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team; and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.

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According to Siliconera, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team are “sister games” but the former was originally released for Game Boy Advance and the latter for Nintendo DS. The first installments for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon follow the story of a human who was transformed into a Pokemon. The human befriended a Pokemon and established a rescue team that searches and saves lost or trapped Pokemon in a disaster-ravaged world.

 

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky on the other hand, is connected to Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, which were all featured on Nintendo DS. Like the first set of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games, a person became a Pokemon and teams up with a partner Pokemon to explore and save the world. The two join a group of explorers called Wigglytuff’s Guild.

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The 3 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games will arrive on June 23. Nintendo also promised that more Pokemon Virtual Console titles are coming later this summer.

 

Photo Credit: Nintendo

 

E3 2016 Latest Update: Pokemon GO Plus Releases July, Possibly Pokemon GO Too

E3 2016 Latest Update: Pokemon GO Plus Releases July, Possibly Pokemon GO Too

It seems we only have to wait several weeks until Pokemon GO launches in the market.

Nintendo Treehouse Live’s second day E3 2016 presentation was a Q&A panel that included video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and president and CEO of the Pokemon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara. During the session, Miyamoto had shared additional details on the upcoming augmented-reality game Pokemon GO, and sort of teased the game’s release.

 

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Miyamoto announced that the optional Pokemon GO Plus device will release by the end of July and will cost $34.99. He even showed how the wearable device works. The Pokemon GO Plus has a Bluetooth feature that allows players to search and catch Pokemon even when they are not carrying their phones.

Comicbook wrote that the device will “keep players moving” and will let them enjoy their Pokemon GO adventures without keeping their eyes on their smartphones. The device is strapped on the player’s wrist and will flash green and vibrate when a Pokemon is nearby. Pokemon GO Plus will either show a rainbow light if the Pokemon is captured or a red one if it escaped.

 

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According to Tech Times, by confirming the release date of Pokemon GO Plus, Miyamoto hinted the possible release of the Pokemon GO mobile game being developed by Niantic Labs. The Pokemon Company’s Tsunekazu Ishihara’s words further teased the probability of a July release when he commented through a translator:

"Mr. Miyamoto, I think you just announced the release date of the Go Plus device ... and, obviously that means we've gotta have the application out there ahead of time," said Ishihara. "So, we're going to have to work hard to get it ready for everyone."

This news would surely please the Pokemon fans that have been waiting for the final version to hit the market.

 

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The E3 2016 Q&A panel composed of The Pokemon Company, Nintendo, and Niantic developers also revealed more info on the upcoming Pokemon GO such as the Pokemon that is harder to catch, the different way that a Pokemon evolve, and a future tie-in with Pokemon Sun and Moon for 3DS.

Watch the footage of the E3 2016 Nintendo Treehouse live stream uploaded in YouTube by Nintendo Everything, where Pokemon GO was discussed together with the Pokemon GO Plus.

 

Photo Credit: Nintendo

 

Nintendo E3 2016 Reveals: 3 New Pokemon And Battle Royal Mode For Pokemon Sun And Moon!

Nintendo E3 2016 Reveals: 3 New Pokemon And Battle Royal Mode For Pokemon Sun And Moon!

The E3 2016 kicked off yesterday with a live gameplay demo of Pokemon Sun and Moon via Nintendo Treehouse. Nintendo’s presentation for the upcoming Pokemon game revealed three new Pokemon:  Yungoos, Pikipek, and Grubbin as well as a new Multiplayer mode called “Battle Royal.”

Gematsu wrote that Yungoos, the Loitering Pokemon, has a Stakeout Ability that double the normal damage dealt to any Pokemon that the player switched in the field in the middle of the battle. This Pokemon is usually seen in the Alola Region, making it easy to capture. But, Yungoos has a horrible temper when hungry thus, it needs to be feed often with a massive amount of food.

 

Woodpecker Pokemon Pikipek has the Keen Eye and Skill Link Ability and Normal/Flying Type. Its beak is so powerful that it can drill holes into hard wood and shatter stones with its blows. Pikipek zip seeds to its distant opponents with a force strong enough to push the seeds inside the tree trunks.

Bug Type Grubbin on the other hand possesses the Swarm Ability and usually inhabits power plants and substations because it loves electricity. This Larva Pokemon depends on its sturdy jaw during battles and uses it to burrow through the earth.

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According to Comicbook, the Pokemon Sun and Moon gameplay video likewise showed some additional features such as a revamped Pokedex screen and new add-ons to the battle screen. With these features, players will be able to gauge the stat effects and status right after the moves hit them and will enable them to know what moves would best work with an enemy’s Pokemon.

 

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The Mythical Pokemon Magearna also appeared in the Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer. Magearna was built 500 years ago by a genius scientist and has the new Soul-Heart Ability that raises its Sp. Atk by one with every Pokemon that faints in its vicinity. Magearna can feel the thoughts, emotions, and feelings of any Pokemon and can transform into a Poke Ball.

 

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Pokemon Sun and Moon’s Legendary Pokemon, Solgaleo and Lunala’s forms were finally revealed and they are Radiant Sun phase and the Full Moon phase. Both Legendaries seem shining with a stronger light than their earlier images. It’s exciting to see what these two Pokemon could do when they unleash their full powers!

A new battle format was also introduced in the new trailer.  The Multiplayer mode Battle Royal allows four players to pit against each other in a special stage. They will be ranked based on how many Pokemon they defeated during the battle and the number of their remaining Pokemon.

Watch the new Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer below.

 

 

Photo Credit: The Pokemon Company