Nintendo registers trademarks for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, Pokkén Tournament DX and more in China

Nintendo recently registered a few Pokémon-related trademarks in China, which apply to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokkén Tournament and Pokkén Tournament DX, plus additional trademarks for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon along with Creatures Inc. and Game Freak. This is likely toward an effort to protect Nintendo's properties in China. Pokémon Ultra … Continue reading Nintendo registers trademarks for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, Pokkén Tournament DX and more in China

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Pokkén Tournament DX becomes third Nintendo-published Switch game to be localized in Chinese

Nintendo Hong Kong has announced that Pokkén Tournament DX will be made available in Chinese. The game is set to launch in Hong Kong on September 22, 2017, the same day as the rest of the world. Customers in Hong Kong who pre-order a copy of the game will receive “Pokken DX Crib Notes,” a … Continue reading Pokkén Tournament DX becomes third Nintendo-published Switch game to be localized in Chinese

New Pokémon GO bootleg trading cards surface, blatantly rips off Pokémon GO and Pokémon TCG

New Pokémon GO bootleg trading cards have surfaced from China in a rather lazy attempt to cash in on Niantic's immensely-popular mobile game.The art on the cards consists of actual screenshots from Pokémon GO with altered Pokémon names and icons that represent a rock–paper–scissors scheme. You can check out the video below for an extended … Continue reading New Pokémon GO bootleg trading cards surface, blatantly rips off Pokémon GO and Pokémon TCG

Pikachu is now helping sell more chicken at KFC in China

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has teamed up with The Pokémon Company to sell more chicken in China. The above ad was spotted by Redditor Maxtch at Xujiahui Station in Shanghai. It confirms that consumers who buy one of the featured meal deals at KFC will recieve a collectible Pikachu figurine. KFC rolled out a similar … Continue reading Pikachu is now helping sell more chicken at KFC in China

Pokemon GO won’t be released in China “any time soon”

Chinese officials have announced plans to not license augmented reality games, including Pokemon GO. This means the immensely-popular mobile game won't be released in China "any time soon," even though the country is the worlds biggest smartphone and online gaming market. Developer Niantic has yet to comment on this matter, but stay tuned for any updates. … Continue reading Pokemon GO won’t be released in China “any time soon”

Pokemon GO arrives in Hong Kong, and it looks like everyone there is already playing it

Pokemon GO has officially arrived in Hong Kong and the pictures below suggest that everyone there is already playing it. Niantic's latest mobile game is available now as a free download via the App Store and Google Play for iOS and Android devices, respectively. It was recently released in over 30 countries worldwide, including France, … Continue reading Pokemon GO arrives in Hong Kong, and it looks like everyone there is already playing it

Thousands of Pokemon fans sign petition against Pikachu’s name change in China

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced plans to rename Pikachu among other Pokemon icons in Chinese territories for Pokemon Sun and Moon. Throughout the region, the company wants to use Mandarin instead of Cantonese, which is the primary language for the majority of citizens in Hong Kong. According to a petition against the change, this would … Continue reading Thousands of Pokemon fans sign petition against Pikachu’s name change in China