There is now a mandatory update for Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire available in the Nintendo eShop, which updates Pokémon X & Y to Ver. 1.4 and updates Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire to Ver. 1.3. The update must be downloaded and applied separately for each game.
The official description of what the update does is very vague, but it appears to fix several exploits in the game which allow users to create or modify Pokémon unofficially. If you notice anything else introduced in the update, please feel free to mention it in the comments section of this post.
In order to utilize any of the Nintendo Wi-Fi features of any of these games, including online trading, battles, and other online features, you must update to the newest version, otherwise these features will fail when you attempt to initiate them.
Pokémon Rumble World Footage is from 26:31 to 27:45
During today's Nintendo Direct stream, Nintendo brought forth another entry in the Pokémon Rumble series, Pokémon Rumble World. This Nintendo 3DS eShop game contains over 700 Pokémon to battle and collect in a new world. The Pokémon that can be obtained in this game range from the original Pokémon in Red and Blue all the way to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, with several Mega Evolutions being available.
This is another "freemium" title from the Pokémon series, meaning that it is 100% free to download and play, but may be enhanced with in-game purchases. To explore these various lands and locations you will use Poké Diamonds, which can be acquired via Street Pass, completing certain challenges or missions, or purchasing them with real-world money.
The game launches on April 8th worldwide on the Nintendo 3DS eShop and can be downloaded for free.
What are your thoughts on this game? Are you excited for a new chapter in the world of Toy Pokémon? Let us know in the comments section!
New information for Mewtwo's release in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS & Wii U has been revealed! Club Nintendo members who purchased and registered both Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS & Wii U before March 31st will receive a free download code on April 15th! Mewtwo will be available to purchase individually for Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS for $3.99 and for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U for $3.99 or both Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U for $4.99 on April 28th.
Mewtwo has new attacks and alternate costumes compared to his original Super Smash Bros. Melee counterpart. Mewtwo's final smash turns him into Mega Mewtwo Y! Oh, and fans of Mother, good news! Another psychic friend of ours, Lucas, has also been confirmed as DLC! This is not an April Fools joke!
UPDATE: Yes, this post was an April Fools Day joke. Hopefully you found it entertaining! Expect to see a separate editorial talking about how the ideas for Zero and Infinity aren't that "Farfetch'd" after all.
Though the Nintendo Direct stream that may announce new games doesn't go live for several hours, it looks as though there's an exciting new announcement that simply couldn't wait! That's right — Pokémon Zero and Pokémon Infinity!
The teaser above shows little about the games other than their logos and release date, which is set for October 2015 worldwide. Maybe we'll find out more in tonight's Nintendo Direct stream, which Nintendo assures us is not a joke, despite today being April Fool's Day, a day where fake news is often posted throughout the internet in a joking manner.
While news has been rather light lately, it appears that one rumor going around has proven to be true: Nintendo is holding a Nintendo Direct stream on April 1st to show and/or announce upcoming games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Yes, it's on April Fools Day, a day where fake news and hoaxes run rampant, but rest assured, this Nintendo Direct is not a joke (besides, it would be on April 2nd in most of Europe and in Asia/Australia).
Though the contents of the Nintendo Direct are of course not yet known, there has been speculation lately of a new game in the Pokémon Rumble series, Pokémon Rumble World, which recently received a rating from the ratings board in Australia and has also had a domain registered in the US (the site is not yet operational). It's quite likely that there will be an announcement for Pokémon Rumble World in tomorrow's Nintendo Direct.
However, will the Pokémon announcements end there? Pokémon X and Y were announced in early January 2013 and the games were released in October 2013. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were announced in early May 2014 and were released in November 2014. If there are going to be new main-series Pokémon games announced for 2015, it would have to be rather soon, and it's likely to be early in any given month so it can be covered in magazines like CoroCoro without worry of it leaking early. An early April reveal would match that timeline perfectly.
What do you think will be announced in tomorrow's Nintendo Direct? Let the world know in the comments!
Here's a list of the dates and locations that have been announced:
May 1st, 2015
Aug. 22nd, 2015
May 29th, 2015
Toronto, ON, Canada
Aug. 28th, 2015
New York, NY
Jun. 6th, 2015
Montreal, QC, Canada
Aug. 30th, 2015
Jun. 12th, 2015
Sep. 11th, 2015
Jun. 13th, 2015
Sep. 12th, 2015
Jun. 14th, 2015
Sep. 15th, 2015
Jun. 19th, 2015
Sep. 17th, 2015
Jun. 20th, 2015
Mexico City, Mexico
Oct. 23rd, 2015
San Diego, CA
Jul. 9th, 2015
Oct. 25th, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Jul. 11th, 2015
Nov. 20–21, 2015
San Jose, CA
Jul. 12th, 2015
Dec. 3rd, 2015
Jul. 18th, 2015
Dec. 4th, 2015
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jul. 22th, 2015
Jan. 24th, 2016
Jul. 25–26, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 5th, 2016
Aug. 20th, 2015
You can find out more specifics on all of these events, such as the venue they're being held at and what time they're taking place, by visiting Pokemon.com/Symphony, but the above list should at least give you a general idea of whether or not they're in your area.
Tickets for these events are said to go on sale starting Saturday, March 28th, but as mentioned on the above website, dedicated Pokémon fans can purchase tickets one day early, starting tomorrow, Friday, March 27th, by entering the presale code "MELOETTA" when prompted.
Does it end here? Not at all! The press release suggests that there will be more dates in the future, including a tour across Europe in Spring 2016, so that's fantastic news to hear!
Unsure as to whether or not Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions is something you'd like to go to? Well, I wrote a review of my time there, which you can read here on the site, and it was an awesome experience indeed. I definitely recommend it for any Pokémon fan out there!
The next Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion set, XY—Roaring Skies, is slated for an May 6th release date. Like its predecessors, XY—Roaring Skies features an archetype. The latest theme for the newest expansion are the Legendary Pokémon of the sky! Get busy playing or get busy flying.
XY—Roaring Skies introduces seven new Pokémon-EX cards, four new Mega Pokémon-EX cards, and nine new full-art Pokémon-EX cards, including: Mega Rayquaza-EX, Mega Latios-EX, Thundurus-EX, Hydreigon-EX, and more! Of course, using such powerful Mega Pokémon has a drawback, requiring the player to end their turn upon Mega Evolving an EX Pokémon, unless a specific Spirit Link card is used.
There are over 100 new cards to use in this new expansion, including 18 new Trainer cards featuring two full-art Trainer cards and one new Special Energy. There are also new Ancient Traits given to certain Pokémon, which act similar to abilities, but instead come from a pre-set pool of potential traits.
To go along with the 10 card booster packs, two new preconstructed theme decks — Aurora Blast and Storm Rider — will also be available upon XY—Roaring Skies' May 6th release. Aurora Blast features the Water-type Articuno and other Water/Fire types while Storm Rider features the Electric-type Zapdos as well as Grass/Lightning types.
UPDATE: This giveaway is now over! Winners will be contacted via Curse directly. As with previous giveaways, the winners will not be announced for privacy reasons, but anyone may contact Curse in accordance with the giveaway rules to receive a list of the winners.
The titanic Kyogre and Groudon are legends in both name and stature, and the Legends of Hoenn tins feature these two dueling titans in Pokémon Trading Card Game form! We're giving away 3 sets of these mighty tins, which each contain 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs as well the powerful Groudon-EX or Kyogre-EX.
If you want to score a chance to win a set of these titanic tins, there are several ways you can enter the giveaway, and the more of the actions that you take to enter the giveaway, the more chances you have to win a set!
Here's a list of what you can do to enter the giveaway (you can do more than one), but don't do any of these until you follow the giveaway link to make sure it counts for your entry:
Subscribe to Marriland on YouTube
Subscribe to Curse on YouTube
Follow Marriland on Twitter
Follow Curse on Twitter
Tweet about the Giveaway (from the giveaway page)
Watch Marriland's Legends of Hoenn tin opening video
This giveaway runs until March 30th, 2015 and is available to the US and Canada (excl. Massachusetts and Quebec) (international contest laws and shipping prices are the worst, sorry international viewers!). You'll want to act fast to enter, as it's only available for a week! So what are you waiting for? Enter the giveaway today!
Disclaimer: The Pokémon Company International is neither the sponsor nor coordinator of this giveaway and has no formal association with the above giveaway, and is merely the supplier of the product.
Hey Pokémon fans! If you're ready for another exciting show for Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions on the East Coast, be sure to check out the show in Vienna, Virginia at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts! The show is on July 18th, so be sure to save the date. Ticket prices range from $25 - $45. Tickets are already on sale now, so be sure to check it out before they are SOLD OUT!
Writing a walkthrough is a lot like writing a book — it takes a lot of effort, commitment, and time to complete such a project. I'm pleased to say that the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Walkthrough here on Marriland.com is getting closer to completion, as it now covers all the way up to earning the Feather Badge!
Each area of the walkthrough covers plenty of tips and tricks to tackle the Gym Leaders and other bosses of the game, as well as where to find the various items in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. Screenshots help point things out and bring the guide to life. Even if you've completed the game already, it can still be a nice reference for various points in the game, and, of course, it's provided totally free!
I will of course continue progress on the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire walkthrough, don't worry; it's getting much closer to being finished! A lot of the optional areas will likely be pushed back so the main gameplay portion can be covered, but even as it stands, there's plenty of optional areas (it should be missing just a few in the Feather Badge section).
Additionally, in other Nintendo news, Nintendo has announced that they are partnering up with DeNA for development of games featuring Nintendo characters and other intellectual property on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Here's a video from Curse giving a run-down of this announcement, as well as talk of the mysterious project Nintendo NX.
Pokémon has already made strides at entering the mobile market with apps such as Pokémon TV, Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, Camp Pokémon, and even the recent Pokémon Style launcher for Japanese Android devices, but this partnership could potentially mean a more mainstream approach to getting full-featured Pokémon games for mobile devices. What do you think about this possibility? Talk about it in the comments!