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    Stolen collection of Pokémon cards reportedly circulating in France

    A stolen collection of Pokémon cards is allegedly being traded on markets in France, according to information released by Dutch police on the television program Opsporing Gezocht earlier this week. Dutch police have asked for public assistance in reporting possible sales of the stolen cards...
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    Pokémon Home's June update to end support for older smartphones

    The Pokémon Company has sent out an alert to Pokémon Home users warning them that the upcoming June update will end the mobile app's compatibility with older models of certain smartphones. The following mobile operating systems and devices will no longer be supported from June: Android 5 iOS...
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    McDonalds 25th Anniversary Happy Meals come to the UK on May 19

    After what might generously be described as a disaster of a release in the United States earlier this year, with widespread stories of scalpers picking stores clean of all available stock, McDonald's will be bringing Pokémon 25th Anniversary Happy Meals to stores in the United Kingdom from May...
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    Technical issues mar start of Pokémon GO's Rivals Week (UPDATED)

    Niantic has sent out a warning to Pokémon GO players, alerting them to an issue with older versions of the game that might be preventing Skrelp and Clauncher from appearing. Both Pokémon had been set to make their debut with the Rivals Week event running from April 13th until April 18th. In...
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    Original Stitch expands Pokémon lineup with new Pokémon Aprons

    Continuing to expand their extensive lineup of Pokémon clothing alongside the franchise's 25th anniversary celebrations, Original Stitch has launched a new line of Pokémon aprons. Two different types of apron are available. A standard halter type apron covering the upper and lower body, and a...
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    Pokémon anime composer Ralph Schuckett passes away

    Ralph Schuckett, the Composer for the Orchestral Score of the English dub versions of the first three Pokémon movies, as well as the English dub of the Pokémon anime TV series, passed away on Sunday at the age of 73. As of writing, no cause of death has been announced. A highly active session...
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    A Message from Archie

    A pirate takes over Bulbagarden’s YouTube channel, after a mutiny leaves the previous staff marooned on a desolate island.
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    A Message from Team Rainbow Rocket

    Dear Trainers, Do not attempt to resist. My name is Giovanni, and I am the leader of Team Rainbow Rocket – a multidimensional collaboration of the universe’s greatest criminal minds! Our purpose these past 25 years has been the subjugation of Pokémon for our personal wealth and power, and to...
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    Japanese Pokémon Card Thief used Rock Climb - It's not very effective

    Over the past few months, it's been depressing just how frequently we've covered stories of Pokémon Card heists. What sets apart this week's case, from Ikebukuro in Tokyo's Toshima ward, is the extreme lengths to which the alledged criminal went to get their hands on these valuable cardboard...
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    Opinion: It’s time to face facts - Pokémon GO is full of loot boxes

    Thanks for that MM, not sure how that error made it through drafting. We've just updated the article to clarify that point.
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    Opinion: It’s time to face facts - Pokémon GO is full of loot boxes

    Earlier this month, John Walker wrote an article for Kotaku entitled “Pokemon Go's Eggs Aren't Lootboxes, They're Fun Presents”. In this article, John in effect tried to convince readers that something that walks like a Psyduck, quacks like a Psyduck, and holds its head in pain like a Psyduck...
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    Is being a Pokemon Coordinator (or Performer) more stressful than a Pokemon Trainer on a badge quest?

    Been trying to think about what might allow for there to be so many contests, while staying consistent with what we've seen on screen. The best I can come up with is that perhaps: There are many contests, but Contests are only operated in a small number of locations, and Each coordinator may...
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    Bulbacast: Episode 25 - Pokémon Day Reactions

    @glik discusses the recent Pokemon Day announcements and reveals with @TheCapsFan, @Fitzy3386, @WyndonCalling, and @Rhodehawk.
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    Is being a Pokemon Coordinator (or Performer) more stressful than a Pokemon Trainer on a badge quest?

    Realistically, this must mean that either a) ribbons are valid for more than a single year as JinksChow suggested. b) there are far more contests happening, and it's just a "coincidence" (i.e. production constraints of the anime) that we happen to see the same judges and MC time and again. I'd...
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    Anime & Manga General Discussion

    Honestly, I can kind of see it happening, to a point. While they don't appear to be completely willing to make a total break from the past (perhaps in part due to the reactions to the Team Rocket changes back at the start of Black & White - which is a pity because I really enjoyed those), I...
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    Pokémon GO to introduce new friend referral system

    If you've been wanting to invite your friends to Pokémon GO but have lacked the motivation, you're about to be in luck. Pokémon GO will soon be giving players an incentive to lure friends on-board in the form of a referral program and reward scheme. It's not just new players who can take...
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    Niantic launches new program assisting Japanese small businesses for 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake

    For the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which devastated the Tohoku region prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima, Niantic has this week launched a new program in a similar vein to the Local Business Recovery Initiative the company launched last October to assist...
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    Pokémon GO HoloLens version demoed at Ignite 2021

    Tech demos don't always make it to the open market, but they're often a good indicator of where we're heading. Pokémon GO developer Niantic recently partnered with Microsoft to build a proof-of-concept version of Pokémon GO, showing us one possible future for their mobile game. This version runs...
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    Bonus event announced for Pokémon GO Kanto ticket-holders

    Pokémon GO recently suffered from a technical glitch resulting in some Trainers gaining to access ticket-gated content for free during the Kanto event. While this was obviously great for those who were able to take advantage of it, this understandably devalued the tickets others bought and paid...
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    Sinnoh remakes and prequel announced during Pokémon Presents

    In one of the most anticipated announcements in the history of the Pokémon franchise, three new games set in the Sinnoh region have just been announced during the Pokémon Presents video presentation for Pokémon Day 2021. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, remakes of the...