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Fan Makes Morpeko Pokemon Plush That Turns from Sweet to Hangry with a Flip

Give it a hug, but don't let it get too close to your face.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Will Have Ranked Matchmaking and Rental Teams

Pick up the team you want for ranked.

Fan Makes Morpeko Pokemon Plush That Turns from Sweet to Hangry with a Flip

Give it a hug, but don't let it get too close to your face.

It's Time For Your Pokemon to Get a Poke-Job in Pokemon Sword and Shield

No more wasting away the day in Bill's PC.

What You Need to Know About Tomorrow's Pokemon Sword and Shield News

Some more info about the new Pokemon is set to hit tomorrow.

Pokemon Masters Has You Work With Friends To Dominate Poke-Hell Island

"Some of you will form alliances, though we don't recommend it."

Starting Screen | A Reminder for Fans Raging About Pokemon Sword and Shield: Every New Entry is Somebody's First

In this exciting issue: I recall dismissing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as "lazy" back in 2002.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Producer Again Responds To Backlash Over Not Every Pokemon Making The Pokedex

"This was a very difficult decision for me," says Junichi Masuda.

Pokemon Masters Brings 3-on-3 Trainer Battles to Mobile This Summer

You want to be the very best? Better get in line.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Limited Pokedex is a Stomach Punch for Longtime Fans Like Me

Why fans are so upset about the news that some Pokemon won't be available in Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Dynamax Adds Dramatic Flair to Gym Battles

Pokemon are living large on the Nintendo Switch.

All the New Pokemon We Saw in Today's Pokemon Direct

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Galar region has all kinds of new friends who want to meet (and eat) you.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Direct Coming June 5

A Pokemon Direct heralds the unofficial start of E3's 2019 season.

Geodude Evolved into the Mascot of Japan’s Iwate Prefecture

Geodude might get massacred by Grass-types in Pokemon battles, but he's a real swell mascot.

Latest Detective Pikachu Trailer Features a Big Ol' Psyduck Hug

If Psyduck hugs were freely distributed, there'd be no war.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Initial Thoughts: Random Encounters Should Have Stayed Dead

"Game Freak used Max Revive on random encounters! It cheesed everyone off!"

Pokemon Sword and Shield Revealed for Nintendo Switch

The eighth Pokemon Generation is finally here.

A Giant Pikachu Wants You to Buy This House in Baltimore

"Technically, the Pikachu already owns the house. You'd be like his tenant!"

This Pokemon Let's Go Shiny Hunting Machine Takes the Chore out of Catching Them All

Automation is everywhere you look. I blame all these Steel- and- Electric-types running around.

Transferring Pokemon From the GBA to the Modern Games is an Insane and Convoluted Ballet

Bringing Pokemon from Gen 3 to the new games is like delivering a breech Miltank calf: You gotta twist and pull a little.

Pokemon Card Inspires Cool Gyarados Wood Carving

The scientific name for Pokemon wood carvings is "Oakemon."

Game Freak's Giga Wrecker Gets Another Chance on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

Bend trash to your will on consoles as well as PC.

Official Detective Pikachu Deer Stalker Hat is Ridiculously Cute

Pick up your missing father's trail while looking adorable, or just don't bother at all.

Sorry Pokemon Fans, Your Gold-Plated Cards from Burger King Aren't Worth Squat

Burger King's Pokemon cards from 1999 look kind of nice and they're fun to remember, but they're barely worth the cost of a milkshake.

The Next Pokemon Movie is Going to Be CGI

Mewtwo strikes back this Summer, but he's leaving cel-based animation in 1998.

Pokemon Red and Green Beta Images Show Us a Nightmare Alternative Gyarados

Beta Gyarados, I most certainly do not choose you. What do you mean I "don't have a choice?"

Pokemon Let's Go's Post-Game Gives Ample Reasons to Keep Playing

Move over Lt Surge, you're not the only Pokemon war veteran who's still spoiling for a fight.

Pokemon Black Friday Deals Extravaganza - Toys, Games, Cards and Lots More

Gotta catch all these amazing deals before they use Teleport.

The Craziest and Cutest Pokemon Rides in Pokemon Let's Go

"Out of my way! I'm a Pokemon jockey!"

Pokemon Let's Go Review

Here's our completed review for Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. Let's go! Our friends are waiting!

Pokémon Let's Go and the Detective Pikachu Trailer Both Nail Something Crucial

We all want to live in a Pokemon world, and Game Freak knows it.

The Cuddliest Pokemon Actually Hates Your Stinking Guts

Who...who's that Pokemon...?

Pokémon Let's Go Makes a Popular Manga Character Canon

Seeing Green in the best possible way.

This Pokemon Cake is Perfect—Except for One Oversight

I imagine "real" Jigglypuff offal tastes like cake, too.

These Edvard Munch-Inspired Pokemon Cards Encapsulate Everything About 2018

"PIKACHU used SCREAM! We all related!"

Your Rivals in Pokemon Got Nicer Thanks in Part to Better Graphics

"Smell ya later...at a time that's more convenient for you. I don't want to impose."

Mysterious New Pokemon Meltan Is Much Cuter Than We Gave It Credit For

Hugging this little fellow would probably be very uncomfortable, but I want to try.

The Pokemon Eevee Dance Is the Perfect Balm for a Weary World

It's like the Hamster Dance, but cuter and with a different species of rodent.

"Too Cute to be Successful in the U.S.:" Pokemon Developer Junichi Masuda Feared the Cutesy Jigglypuff Would be Rejected by Americans

Junichi Masuda initially worried America wouldn't be able to relate to Pokemon's cuter, softer specimens.

Why Team Skull is the Best Pokemon Villain Team of Them All

We ranked all of the Pokemon villain teams, and Team Skull came out on top, obviously.

How Serebii Has Remained the Most Important Pokemon News Site for Nearly 20 Years

Faster than a Shaymin and steadier than a Rhydon, it's no wonder Pokemon fans still look to Serebii for news and community.

The Top 25 Pokemon in Series History: The Best Monsters From Pokemon Red and Blue to Sun and Moon

On the 20th anniversary of Pokemon's release in North America, we rank the 25 best Pokemon to date.

The Meltan Pokemon Go Reveal Poses More Questions Than Answers

Either Professor Oak or Professor Willow is not of this world. Question is, which one's the outlier?

Pokemon Go Appears to Have Revealed a Brand New Pokemon

Who's that Pokemon?

Pokemon Let's Go Confirmed to Cut a Couple Key Features From the Core RPGs

No holding items allowed. Empty your pockets, Trainers.

Pokemon Developer Announces New Original RPG "Town"

The folks behind Pokemon are trying something new again.

The Poke Ball Plus Will Be Coveted by Adults, but Is Designed for Kids

Poke Balls are not one size fits all.

New Pokemon Let's Go Moves Have Names Only a Kindergartner Could Love

Pokemon Let's Go have some juice and then take a nap.

Remembering Barboach, and 9 Other Pokemon We Plumb Forgot Existed

They remember us, though. From the depths of their boxes, they remember us.

Nintendo Axes Another Pokemon Fan Project

Pokemon Essentials gets buried in Lavender Town.

Behold the Detective Pikachu Movie's Grimy Neon Logo

What we need next is a Jynx whose "legs go on for miles."

Pokemon Let's Go's Battle Animation Showcase Has Some Fans Disappointed

These Pokemon move in familiar ways.

Pokemon Let's Go Has Mega Evolutions, Confirmed by CoroCoro Magazine

A toy listing suggested that Mega Evolutions are Kanto-bound. This has since been confirmed via a magazine listing.

Pokemon Let's Go Confirms Venusaur is a Toad, and I'm Ashamed I Didn't Notice Sooner

Cartoon animal zoology is a field full of lies and heartbreak.

Pokemon Let's Go to Do Away With Random Shiny Pokemon Encounters—See Shinies on the Map

Now Shiny hunts require sharp eyesight as well as a heap of luck.

Get an Adorable Eevee or Pikachu Plush Keychain with Pokemon Let's Go Pre-Orders

No PokeBall is required to nab these little dudes.

Report: A Remake of the First Pokemon Movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back, is Coming Next Year

Mewtwo's coming back to teach us a lesson many of us forgot.

Pokemon Quest Needs to Improve Like Pokemon Go if it Wants to Survive

Pokemon Quest has a big problem: It's hella boring.

Pokemon Let's Go Version Exclusive Pokemon Revealed

Will you join Club Pikachu or Club Eevee?

Pokemon Go is Finally Evolving Into the Game it Should Have Been All Along

There's still a way to go, but Gyrados didn't evolve in a day.

Pokemon Let's Go Has Convinced Me That It's Time for Pokemon's Random Encounters to Die

A glimpse of what's possible for the series going forward.

Poke Ball Plus Comes With an Exclusive Pre-Caught Mew for Pokemon Let's Go

Now you can be the very best as soon as you take the game out of the box.

Pokemon Let's Go Will Have Link Trading and Battling, Will Require Active Nintendo Switch Online Membership

If you wanna be the very best, save your pennies for a Nintendo Switch Online account.

Pokemon Let's Go Online Functionality Requires Paid Nintendo Online Account

Nintendo Switch Online won't have to wait long for its first acid test.

Pokemon Director Talks About Pokemon Let's Go's Biggest Challenge

When you're in charge of a franchise that's 20 years old, it's hard to please everyone.

10 Pokemon That Never Were - A Tribute to the Pokemon That Died Inside the Pokemon Gold Beta

These off-the-wall Pokemon beta children never got their chance to shine, but they deserve to be remembered.

Pokemon Gold and Silver Demo ROM is Loaded With Never-Before-Seen Pokemon

After 21 years in obscurity, a passel of lost Pokemon is finally getting time in the spotlight.

Pokemon Let's Go Isn't the Gen 8 Pokemon Switch Game We Wanted, but Maybe It Is Needed

Before Rapidash can learn to gallop, Ponyta must learn to trot. Game Freak isn't much different.

Pokemon Quest is a Grind-a-Thon Unless You're Willing to Front Some Cash

My kingdom ($17.99) for a Snorlax couch.

Pokemon Switch May Be Officially Announced on Japanese TV This Week

"Pokemon Switch hype! I choose you!"

Pokemon Go Makes the Right Call in Introducing Alolan Monsters Before Gen 4

Pokemon Go is visiting Alola before it even looks at Sinnoh, and that's OK.

Why Pokemon Switch Almost Certainly Won't be Released in 2018

A 2018 release for Pokemon Switch would break two decades of precedent.

Patent Applications May Involve Nintendo's Plans for Pokémon on the Switch

Nintendo and Game Freak have special plans for Pokémon. Maybe.

Someone Gifted (or Cursed) an Olympic Figure Skater with a Pokémon Plushie

Um, is a Gengar plush a gift or a threat...?

Watch an Artist Paint All 802 Pokémon

Yep, all 802 of 'em! Plus a few hundred variations and one glitch.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon's Postgame Pales in Comparison to its Predecessors

There's just not that much to aspire to in this version.

This is the Pokemon Game You Should Always Start With

A public service announcement for those who want to know.

Why My Run Through Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Has Been Slow Going So Far

Kat is excited to enjoy Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon's new content, but there's the little matter of actually finishing the story.

Mimikyu's New Z-Move in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Embraces the Series' Creepy Lore

Fans love unsettling Pokémon, and Game Freak knows it.

Prepare for Trouble! Team Rocket Returns in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Also returning: Pretty much every other Pokémon bad guy you pissed off years ago.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Will Be the Swan Song for the Series on 3DS

Onto greener pastures, like *cough* the Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Gets a Little Dark in a New Trailer

Pokémon is an honorary goth.

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