Japanese voice actor for Professor Oak and Pokémon anime narrator Unshō Ishizuka has passed away

Unshō Ishizuka, the Japanese voice actor behind Professor Oak and the narrator for the original Pokémon anime, is no longer with us. Ishizuka-san passed away on August 13, 2018, at the age of 68 due to esophagus cancer. He had been under medical care, but the treatment he received had proven to be ineffective. Our … Continue reading Japanese voice actor for Professor Oak and Pokémon anime narrator Unshō Ishizuka has passed away

New My Nintendo rewards include discounts on Pokémon Battle Trozei, Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Snap

Attention Pokémon trainers! You can add the Legendary Kyogre or Groudon to your Pokémon team this August. The Legendary duo of Kyogre and Groudon has dominated the land and seas since originally appearing in the Hoenn region. Now you can get one of them via a code from your local participating GameStop store August 3–26, … Continue reading New My Nintendo rewards include discounts on Pokémon Battle Trozei, Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Snap

Adorable videos: Giant Eevee mascots try to fit between small gap during Pikachu Outbreak 2018

A total of 1,500 Pikachu are taking over Yokohama’s streets for the annual Pikachu Outbreak festival. For its fifth anniversary this year, the theme is “Science is Amazing,” which marks the debut of the first-ever Eevee Outbreak. Held from August 10 to 16, Pikachu Outbreak 2018 includes a night parade filled with the official Pokémon mascots in flashy light-up costumes. In addition, … Continue reading Adorable videos: Giant Eevee mascots try to fit between small gap during Pikachu Outbreak 2018

Kyogre and Groudon Legendary Pokémon distributions for 3DS feature in this week’s Nintendo Download

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: August Legendary Pokémon – The Legendary duo of Kyogre and Groudon has dominated the land and seas since originally appearing in the Hoenn region. Now you can get one of them via a code from your local participating GameStop store from Aug. 3 to Aug. 26. … Continue reading Kyogre and Groudon Legendary Pokémon distributions for 3DS feature in this week’s Nintendo Download

Videos: Pikachu Outbreak 2018 footage showcases Pikachu takeover, parades, Pokémon Synchronicity, Pikachu amphibious bus and more

A total of 1,500 Pikachu are taking over Yokohama’s streets for the annual Pikachu Outbreak festival. For its fifth anniversary this year, the theme is “Science is Amazing,” which marks the debut of the first-ever Eevee Outbreak. Held from August 10 to 16, Pikachu Outbreak 2018 includes a night parade filled with the official Pokémon mascots in flashy light-up costumes. In addition, … Continue reading Videos: Pikachu Outbreak 2018 footage showcases Pikachu takeover, parades, Pokémon Synchronicity, Pikachu amphibious bus and more

Nintendo shipped 1.88 million Switch consoles and 17.96 million software units during Q1 of 2018

During its latest financial release, Nintendo revealed updated sales figures for both Nintendo Switch hardware and software during the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2017. Read on below to see how sales compare for both years: Nintendo Switch Hardware Q1 2017 - 1.97m 2018 - 1.88m Nintendo Switch Software … Continue reading Nintendo shipped 1.88 million Switch consoles and 17.96 million software units during Q1 of 2018

Pikachu Outbreak 2018 and first-ever Eevee Outbreak now in full swing until August 16 in Japan

A total of 1,500 Pikachu are taking over Yokohama’s streets for the annual Pikachu Outbreak festival. For its fifth anniversary this year, the theme is “Science is Amazing,” which marks the debut of the first-ever Eevee Outbreak. Held from August 10 to 16, Pikachu Outbreak 2018 includes a night parade filled with the official Pokémon mascots in flashy light-up costumes. … Continue reading Pikachu Outbreak 2018 and first-ever Eevee Outbreak now in full swing until August 16 in Japan

Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reappear on Famitsu Most Wanted list for week ending August 1

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has reappeared on the Famitsu Most Wanted list for another consecutive week. Meanwhile, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee reappear on the list as well. The top most wanted Nintendo-related games from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu are as follows: Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL (Switch) - 544 Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (3DS) - 307 Bayonetta … Continue reading Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reappear on Famitsu Most Wanted list for week ending August 1