Nintendo’s handheld game systems have long had an issue with piracy and hacking, and now the company is finally going to do something about it. In partnership with bug-busting platform HackerOne, Nintendo is launching an extremely thorough bug bounty program to find and fix as many vulnerabilities as it possibly can.
If you’ve been playing Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon since they launched on November 18th, there’s a good chance you’ve caught a few dozen Pokemon in the Alola region by now. Well, you’re going to have to do better than that if you want to help out during the game’s first global mission, which begins today.
Following the commencement of Black Friday sales on both the PlayStation and Xbox digital stores, Nintendo launched its own holiday sales event on Wednesday afternoon. From now until December 5th, Wii U and 3DS owners will be able to save up to 50% on select digital games on Nintendo’s eShop.
There are over 300 Pokemon to catch or acquire in Alola region of Pokemon Sun and Moon, but did you know that there is a way to make Pokemon from other regions spawn in the game as well? That’s the magic of the Island Scan feature.
Back in 2000, Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver launched for the Game Boy Color in the United States. Along with adding 100 new Pokemon species to the Pokedex, Gold and Silver also introduced rare Shiny Pokemon to the series for the first time. Shiny Pokemon are rare color variants of standard Pokemon and have appeared in every Pokemon title since Gold and Silver.
Chances of encountering one are incredibly low, but if you’re willing to dedicate some time to it, you can receive a Shiny starter Pokemon in Sun and Moon.
The most exciting part of any new Pokemon release is the discovery of new Legendary creatures. Pokemon Sun and Moon are no exception.
Beyond the Legendary Pokemon you’ve seen on the box, there are over a dozen other Pokemon in the new versions that you won’t find just by running around in tall grass. Below, we’ve put together a guide for catching each and every Legendary Pokemon in the game, including the guardian deities and the Ultra Beasts.
Although Pokemon Go might have looked like a resurrection to gamers who hadn’t touched the series since the Game Boy days, Pokemon never really went away. The card game remains incredibly popular, the spinoffs have succeeded more often than they’ve failed and Pokemon X and Y are the best-selling 3DS games. Ever.
With that said, you can probably see why Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon would have been a big deal even if Pokemon Go had never existed. But with around 800 Pokemon and 20 years of history, does the series have anything left in the tank?
With review copies for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon being distributed and the ROM leaking online earlier this week, many of the most important details about the game have been already been discovered a week before release.
One of those discoveries is the unveiling of the exclusive Pokemon that will appear in each version of the game. Pokemon has a long-standing tradition of creating version-exclusive creatures, and that will continue in Sun and Moon.
Just in time for Black Friday, Nintendo is releasing two special-edition New Nintendo 3DS models for $99.99 a piece on November 25th. This is the first time any of the New 3DS models have dropped below $100, and brings the price of the full-featured portable closer than ever to the $79.99 Nintendo 2DS.
With less than a month remaining until the launch of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, The Official Pokemon Channel on YouTube shared a new trailer on Thursday officially unveiling the final evolutions of the starter Pokemon.
Of course, we already saw these evolutions in the data mine of the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo, but this is the first time we get to see them in action.
If you own a Nintendo 3DS, chances are that you plan on downloading the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo at some point today. Before you jump in, you might want to know exactly what there is to do in the demo, so we’ve put together a guide detailing every Pokemon you can catch, battle you can participate in and item you can transfer to the full game when you get it in November.
Just hours after the special demo version of Pokemon Sun and Moon launched on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, hackers began digging through the demo’s files to see if they could find any new information that hadn’t been revealed yet.
Well, it turns out that Game Freak didn’t do a very good job of scrubbing the files, because virtually every unannounced Pokemon, including the final evolutions of the starters, has been leaked online as of Tuesday morning.
We’re just a few hours out from the E3 2015 show floor opening up, but before all the meeting begin, we have two more press conferences to watch. The first conference of the day is Nintendo’s Digital Event, which we were sadly not invited to (because it’s a prerecorded video).