Pokemon

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DXReview: Absolute Blastoise

March 30, 2020

Let me preface this review with an admission: despite my love for Pokémon, I’ve never played any of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games before. Rescue Team DX is a remake that combines the DS titles Rescue Team Red and Rescue Team Blue into a single package. Since I’ve not played them, it allowed me to go into […]

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Review: Dexit can’t stop this party

December 9, 2019

Understandably, some fans were upset when it was announced that Pokémon Sword and Shield would severely limit which Pokémon could be caught across all eight generations. It was dubbed “dexit” (perhaps to keep with the UK theme), decried online (ad nauseam), and even led to a few grown adults crossing their arms, stomping their precious […]

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Film Review: Pokémon Detective Pikachu (USA/Japan, 2019) is an excellent buddy comedy based off a quirky video game

May 7, 2019

Video games have generally had a fairly bad run when it comes to movie adaptations. Either they veer too far away from their source material and lose their gamer fans, or they lean too far into it and go over the heads of mainstream audiences. So when it was announced that they were making a […]

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Nintendo announces revolutionary Pokemon Sword and Shield

February 28, 2019

Those (everyone) who saw it coming when Game Freak announced that they would be working on a set of mainline Pokemon titles for Nintendo Switch have finally got the revelation that they’ve been waiting for. We all clamored over each other for the fairly recent Pokemon Let’s Go titles, and now it seems that we’ve […]

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Games Review: Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu (Switch, 2018) is a pure and wholesome adventure through the very best of Pokémon

November 19, 2018

Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee had its fair share of doubters when it was first announced. A very small but very loud minority decried every new announcement, complaining that the new title would be too easy and kid-friendly. Ironically, it’s this ease and accessibility that makes the title shine so brightly. Essentially, Let’s Go is a […]

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PAX Aus 2018: 6 Games That Shined On The Show Floor

October 29, 2018

With PAX Australia done and dusted, there comes time for introspection and assessment. Dozens of games from across the industry made appearances on the show floor, with some leaving far more of an impression than others. What follows is a run down of the best that PAX had to offer, and the games that shone […]

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Games Review: Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (3DS, 2017) are sweet swan songs for the handheld franchise

November 24, 2017

Fans of the long-running Pokemon RPG series should already know what to expect when the franchise rolls into out a new generation. It all starts with an initial pair of handheld titles – in this case Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon – which is then followed up a year-or-so later with what is essentially a […]

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Video Games Review: Pokkén Tournament DX (Switch, 2017) brings the pain

September 19, 2017

Given that I skipped the Wii U generation of Nintendo consoles (a decision I absolutely do not regret), I managed to miss Pokkén Tournament when it originally released. For those who made a similar decision, it’s time to go back on it – Pokkén Tournament DX is one of the most enjoyable and incredibly addictive […]

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E3 2017: Not to alarm anyone, but Nintendo just announced a Pokemon RPG for the Switch

June 13, 2017

Slipped in amongst this morning’s Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017 presentation was an acknowledgement by The Pokemon Company’s Tsunekazu Ishihara that an entry in the mainline series of Pokemon RPG’s is in development for the Nintendo Switch.

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Pokemon developer Game Freak is hiring staff for a mystery console title

March 21, 2017

Pokemon developer Game Freak have caused a bit of a stir in the last few days following a pair of openings on job recruitment website Indeed. While there’s certainly nothing set in stone at this point, there are several indicators that point to a potential new console-based Pokemon title.

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Pokemon Go evolves at last: Gen 2 monsters and new game mechanics coming this week

February 15, 2017

After much begging and cursing Niantic have finally given us their biggest announcement since the mega successful Pokemon Go app debuted in July of last year. That announcement is Generation 2, and we’re talking an actual Gen 2 release, not a bunch of baby Pokemon you can only hatch from eggs. Sometime over the next […]

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Video Games Review: Pokemon Sun and Moon (3DS, 2016) stands as one of the finest in the entire series

December 5, 2016

Niantic’s Pokemon Go quite obviously paved the way for the next installment in traditional handheld Pokemon games to make a big impact on the video game market. We are now in the seventh generation of the irresistible RPG series and, as expected, dual titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have been breaking sales records since […]

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Pokemon Go quietly adds 100 new Pokemon you can’t catch just yet

December 1, 2016

The game detectives are at it again. In a post over at The Silph Road Pokemon fan site, a deep dive into the code of the latest version of Pokemon GO has revealed that the recently-released Ditto was not the only monster added to the game. Indeed, as many as 100 monsters from the Generation 2 era have […]

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Nintendo release heartbreaking theme song for Pokemon Sun & Moon‘s Pikachu impersonator

October 22, 2016

Earlier this year, Nintendo revealed the model for a peculiar looking sack Pokemon named Mimikyu  and, in so doing, introduced the world to one of the most bizarre and tragic backstories ever written for a video game character. The reason for its appearance as a badly drawn and malnourished version of superstar Pikachu: it’s just lonely […]

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EB Games to give away first Fire/Water type Pokemon, Volcanion

September 22, 2016

Gone are the days of catching them all in-game, it seems. Now, EB Games just gives you a damn code and you get a new Pokemon. The trials and tribulations of a Pokemon trainers are so crazy.

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Hashtag Burgers have created the ultimate Pokeburgers for their Sydney pop up

August 22, 2016

You won’t have to stuff these ones with razzberries or candy if you want to catch ’em all. The stalwart burger lords over at Hashtag Burgers are bringing something special to their infamous Down ‘N’ Out burger pop-up in Sydney CBD. Now looking beyond their popular homage to In-N-Out, the team have created a limited […]

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Writers of Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity Falls to pen live-action Pokemon movie

August 19, 2016

Variety reports that writers Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch are in negotiations to pen Legendary’s upcoming live-action Pokemon film (yes, that’s a thing) based around the recently introduced character “Detective Pikachu”. This news follows the announcement earlier this year that Legendary had gotten their hands on the rights to the Pokemon franchise. The deal came about […]

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Pokémon GO‘s latest update 1.1.0 opens avatar customisation, removes nearby tracking

July 31, 2016

Mobile gaming success story/genuine phenomenon Pokémon GO has received its latest update today. Version 1.1.0 brings a number of changes to the altered reality Pokémon hunting sim, including avatar customisation and the removal of those inscrutable Nearby footprints.

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US Pokémon Go player becomes the first to catch ’em all.

July 21, 2016

While we’d all like to think we’re Pokémon masters in our own right, one player in the US can now officially claim that title after apparently completing Pokémon Go‘s the current North American Pokédex.

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The Top 10 features we’d like to see in Pokemon Go future updates

July 13, 2016

With Pokémon Go‘s first update dropping on iOS this morning, we began to consider the sort of things we’d like to see in future updates. From interface changes to multiplayer functionality, we’ve aiming our Pokéballs high.

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New Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer is about holidays, unity, adventure and occasionally Pokémon

July 13, 2016

While we’re sure that you’re all sick of us talking about Pokémon Go, a new Japanese trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon has dropped overnight. The trailer gives a quick look at new gameplay modes and a few new Pokémon.

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Ten things you need to know before playing Pokemon GO! (UPDATED)

July 12, 2016

Our obsession with Pokémon Go continues unabated. We’re here with a few of the best tips and tricks to help new trainers get started and become a true Pokémon master.

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Nintendo’s stock riding high after huge Pokémon Go launch

July 12, 2016

CNBC is reporting that Nintendo’s share prices have seen a massive 25 percent spike since the worldwide rollout of Pokémon Go began last week. As of this morning, Nintendo’s share price is currently sitting somewhere in the neighbourhood of US$200 a share in Japan, adding an estimated US7.5 billion to the venerable game manufacturer’s market value.

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Pokémon Go launch delayed Asia and Europe as Niantec attempts to address server problems

July 12, 2016

With Pokémon Go now available in Australia, New Zealand and the US, Niantic Labs and Nintendo have chosen to briefly halt the game’s global rollout to deal with its ongoing and significant server problems. The Wall Street Journal reports that Niantic and Nintendo have been working to resolve the server issues and are still poised to launch […]

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Official Pokémon Go site suggests patches and fixes inbound

July 12, 2016

Pokémon Go still storming the mobile app store charts, but its many technical issues are causing headaches for many players. Thankfully, developer Niantic appears to be onto already if a troubleshooter guide on the game’s official site is to believed.

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Pokémon Go‘s first update addresses stability and security risks

July 12, 2016

Players of the iOS version of the wildly popular Pokémon Go can this morning grab the game’s version 1.0.1 update from the App Store. The update brings a number of stability improvements, and a fix for those concerned about the security of their Google accounts.

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GPS spoofing, drones and Ubers: Pokemon Go fans are determined to get out of walking

July 12, 2016

Despite the fact that the entire game is built around walking, Pokémon Go players are already coming up with creative ways to get out of doing so. Some of these methods will get you a soft ban from Niantic. Others seem to be working out okay but require some expensive accessories.

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Video Games First Impressions: Pokemon GO (Mobile, 2016)

July 8, 2016

Earlier this week, Nintendo kicked off a soft-rollout of their second major mobile game release, Pokémon GO. The altered reality game, which allows players to hunt and capture using the camera on their smartphones has already become a worldwide sensation. Everyone in The Iris offices has been playing it almost non-stop since it dropped and, in a […]

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Pokemon GO is finally out, this is not a drill

July 6, 2016

If you head over to the iOS and Android app stores right now, you can download Nintendo’s new altered realty title, Pokemon GO, and start collecting Pokemon in the real world.

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E3 2016: Nintendo shows off new Pokemon, new modes for Pokemon Sun & Moon

June 15, 2016

Nintendo have debuted brand new gameplay footage, modes and monsters from their upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon titles during their E3 Nintendo Treehouse presentation this morning. 

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