Get into the spirit of Halloween with Junji Ito's Pokmon illustrations

Gotta scare em' all!
Oct 17
I may not be knowledgeable in the realm of horror stuff, but there's something interesting about seeing Junji Ito (Uzumaki, Gyo) create a series of scary Pokémon illustrations throughout the month of October. While I h... read

A Daily Dose of Music: SCANDAL

Best week ever?
Jul 02
Can this really be happening? Could life be this sweet? Yes, my friends we have two new songs from SCANDAL in one week. Don't ever say I don't do nice things for you. After Monday's video for Your Song, I had a feeling that ... read
The World Cup fever is in full swing, so I figured it was about time I highlighted some of the stuff Japan has been producing to celebrate. Sure, you can head on to the mall and grab a hat, jersey, or stuffed Pikachu to show... read feature

Pokmon Art Academy

Be the very best artist there ever was with Pokmon Art Academy

Gotta draw 'em all
Apr 29
[As originally posted at Destructoid.] I've always wanted to learn how to perfect my nonexistent drawing skills, but games that promise to help me bone up on my technique just don't tickle my fancy. They're so dry. So boring... read
Ken Sugimori Works

Ken Sugimori Works art book releasing May 27

Pokmon, Quinty, Jerry Boy, and more
Apr 12
Ken Sugimori's original Pokémon designs are what I grew up with, and I truly dig his art style. I'm pleased that he's releasing his first art book ever on May 27th, even though that fact is a little difficult to believ... read
Pokmon 3DS XL

Man who stole 3DS from grade schooler finally arrested

Like taking candy from a baby and going to jail for it.
Apr 02
In a move that screams "get a job," or if I'm playing devil's advocate "why did this child store such a pricey item in the basket of his bicycle," a Nishinomiya City man was arrested for stealing a child's 3DS XL way back on ... read

Adidas hearts Pokmon with their latest promotion

Hint: Snorlax is a great goalkeeper
Mar 17
As we get closer to the 2014 World Cup, expect to see a ton of sponsorship announcements in your local news. Let's face it: one of the world's largest sporting events is a great time to promote your product. That of course go... read
Special edition Monopoly

Pokmon and Zelda special edition Monopoly sets are coming

And they'll take your money before throwing you in jail
Mar 10
I think Monopoly is a great game to play if you want to lose the will to live, your friends or both, but even I think I'll have trouble keeping my hands off the upcoming Pokémon special edition set. Unfortunately, all ... read
Pokemon XY Movie Trailer

Pokemon XY second movie trailer looks impressive

Even if it's really short
Mar 06
Animated pokémon battles are always great fun to watch, but the movies always like to go the extra mile. As it's Pokémon X&Ys first movie, we've got the powerhouses Yveltal and Xerneas firing all sorts of c... read
Pokemon Battle Trozei

Pokmon Battle Trozei lands on the 3DS in March

That's Pokemon Link: Battle for us Europeans
Feb 15
Thursday's Nintendo Direct brought a few new announcements with it, one of which will please us Pokémon fans. Remember Pokémon Trozei? It was a match-three game for the Nintendo DS, and not a particularly bad o... read

New Pokmon revealed in upcoming film and possible event

Diancie is totes adorbs.
Feb 15
It's always fun to report new Pokémon news, because there's a whole lot of it. Recently we reported a brand new movie was in the works, but scant details had been released regarding what kind of new mythical monster wo... read

Pokemon Bank finally up for North America

Feb 06
After five weeks of delays, the Pokemon Bank is finally live for those in North America. Readers may remember how the Pokemon Bank crashed Nintendo servers when it went live in Japan, necessitating a delay in other regions un... read
Pokemon Bank

Pokmon Bank has appeared in Europe

And about time, too.
Feb 04
You know, after months of watching fans of Pokémon X&Y eagerly awaiting the release of Pokémon Bank, it seems extremely odd that it would end up on the European eShop without any kind of grand anno... read
Pokmon on Hulu

Hulu braces for a Pokmon invasion

Multiple films, old seasons and specials included
Jan 30
For the past few years, Hulu has been looking to expand its ever-growing selection of anime, and it's done pretty well for itself considering the competition, granted you still have you pay to access the majority of the cont... read
Nerds in the Kitchen

Surprise house guests with a Pikachu roll cake

Eat the yellow bugger once and for all
Jan 30
Rosanna Pansino has uploaded an episode to her delightful cooking show Nerdy Nummies with instructions on how to make a roll cake with a Pikachu motif. Technically, you can make it with any other Pokémon if you can ap... read
Otaku goods

Snore the afternoon away on a Snorlax cushion

It actually looks pretty comfortable, too
Jan 28
Nothing is more annoying than finding your path blocked by a sleeping Snorlax, but thanks to the folks at Banpresto, you won't need a Poké Flute to snag one of these comfy cushions. Instead, all you have to do is pre-o... read

New details emerge about new Pokmon XY movie

Xerneas and Yveltal duking it out?
Jan 09
February's issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine has new detials about the latest Pokémon movie, Pocket Monster XY: Hakai no Mayu (Pokemon XY: Cocoon of Destruction). The summer flick opens in Japan on July 19th, and you can bet it'll hit elsewhere shortly after. Hopefully.  read
Pokemon Art

Every Pokemon ever scaled in one handy chart

Yes, even the megalo-super-whatevers
Jan 07
When I saw this chart by DOTBstudios, which factors in all 649 Pokémon and sets them up in order and in scale with each other, I thought, "If ever I needed something to be a thing I can buy, this is it." And guess what... read

Don't leave on Pokemon adventures without a field guide

The Field Guide to Kanto, that is, because we're old school
Dec 21
Kari Fry is so dedicated to your success as a Pokémon trainer that she created a beautiful field guide to all things Kanto. It kind of flew under our radar - this book was released at the end of November and it sold ou... read

Show the world you caught a shiny with this Pokball ring

You should probably choose a Luxury Ball
Dec 17
As this generation grows older, we continue to find ways to incorporate our love of games and comics into more traditional societal actions. In this case, I'm referring to the engagement ring, the second-to-last symbol of tyi... read
Pokemon Art

Delightful Pokemon paintings by Kat Brunnegraff

I would catch all these
Dec 17
Kat Brunnegraff is no stranger to us over at sister site Tomopop since she customizes toys. But this time around, she's appearing on Japanator for some fabulous Pokémon paintings I didn't know she created until Toysrev... read
Welcome to Japanator's 2013 holiday guide to excellent video games. Just like anime and manga, there's a seemingly endless parade of titles out there vying for your attention, and we're here to ensure you don't swerve off the... read feature

Pokemon Origins

Red VS Blue: Watch all of Pokemon Origins in English now

But does he want to be the very best?
Nov 25
Ah, Pokemon Origins. Even back when it was announced as a special one-off project meant for Japanese TV, there was never any doubt that this retelling of the very first Pokemon videogame's story (sans the corrupting infl... read
Grimecraft - POKP

Check out POKP for Pokemon tunes with punch

Wubs confirmed.
Nov 14
When you were exploring the brand new Kalos region and hunting for new pokémon, did you ever wish that the music featured more trap and bass? I'm going to admit up front that I have absolutely no idea what that even m... read
Pokémon X/Y

Learn your Pokémon weaknesses with this beautiful chart

Do you know the weakness of fairies?
Nov 13
If there's anything that deserves a spot on your wall, it’s this Pokémon weakness chart. Pokémon X & Y have seemingly brought back a lot of players who’ve not caught a ‘mon or hundred-and-f... read
Automatic shiny pokmon

Pokefan creates an automatic shiny Pokemon finder

Puts my hunting to shame.
Nov 07
Those of us who haven't been so fortunate to catch shiny Pokémon during normal playtime may have been glad that the encounter ratio seems to have been tweaked. Horde battles increase the number of times you can roll t... read

McDonald's 2014 Pokémon calendar is out soon

Because you just gotta see 'em every day
Oct 29
As another year winds down we naturally begin to think of one and only one thing. New Pokémon calendars! Right? Oh. Right. This is pretty much a thing that McDonald’s in Japan does every year but not so much... read
Smooth McGroove on YT

Feel the nostalgia for Lavender Town with Smooth McGroove

More from Kristina's favorite YouTubers
Oct 29
Smooth McGroove, yet another one of my favorite talented YouTube artists, has recently released a few bad-ass covers, such as the FFVII Battle Theme and the Victory Fanfare, as well as FFVIII's Man With the Machine Gun. But ... read

Bizarre Pokemon detective game revealed

Partner with Pikachu to solve... oh god, that Meowth was MURDERED!
Oct 28
There were teases about a new "unprecedented" Pokemon game on the horizon that would involve Pikachu, but I don't think anyone was expecting this. The Pokemon Company revealed that they're working on a detective game in which... read

Pokemon hanafuda cards are coming

And they look amazing
Oct 19
There is not much I know about the game of hanafuda other than the cards were one of the big sellers for Nintendo way back before video games could even possibly be a thing. Among Nintendo’s current big properties, it g... read

Your iPhone is now a Pokedex thanks to Wolfram Alpha

"Siri, how can I beat the fifth gym leader?"
Oct 19
Wolfram Alpha is a great search database and computational engine. It's what Siri on the iPhone pulls all its data from. That's why it's really cool that Wolfram Alpha added Pokemon data -- you can use that data however you'd... read
Guys, I've got a confession to make. This may rock your world. This may disturb you. It may even affect my credibility and shine a light on everything I've written before. So, with a fair amount of trepidation, here's one of ... read feature

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