Featuring Jan Ochoa from Giant Bomb (interview starts at 36 mins into the episode). Jan talks about his time with Pokémon GO and his thoughts and feelings on Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee. We also touch on Jan's history with the Pokémon series. After putting 40+ hours into Pokémon Platinum, SBJ expresses how the game doesn't feel unique compared to Pokémon Black & White or Pokémon X/Y. Pokémon GO news is upon us, with more Sinnoh Pokémon being added. Finally, if we had to erase one Pokémon forever, who would we pick?Read More
Players who download Pokémon Bank and its linked application, Poké Transporter, between December 27, 2013 and January 31, 2014 will receive a complimentary trial pass within the application, which will let them experience Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter at no charge for 30 days. After this time period, the Pokémon Bank service will cost $4.99 per year.Read More
Director from GAME FREAK inc., Mr. Junichi Masuda, also announced Pokémon Bank—a new Nintendo 3DS application and service that allows Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players to conveniently store up to 3,000 of their beloved Pokémon on the Internet. Pokémon Bank gives players the flexibility to store and deposit 100 Boxes worth of Pokémon. This is in addition to the Boxes found within Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, just like in previous Pokémon titles.
Additional features of Pokémon Bank include the ability to deposit and withdraw Pokémon from multiple copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Once a Pokémon X or Pokémon Y Game Card is inserted into a Nintendo 3DS system or the downloadable version of the game is opened, the Pokémon Bank software can be turned on for use. Players can then transfer Pokémon from multiple copies of the game via Pokémon Bank to one copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.Read More
In the interests of maintaining a healthy tournament environment, Pokémon Organized Play begins each new tournament season by removing older expansions from Modified format competition. Each annual rotation challenges existing players to create new strategies while enabling new players to get into Organized Play with minimal investment.
The 2014 season started on July 9th, 2013, so players could get an early start on working towards the 2014 Pokémon World Championships. However, we will rotate expansions on August 28th, 2013.
The 2013 Pokémon World Championships being held on August 9th–11th in Vancouver, BC, Canada, will use the 2013 format and rules as are currently listed.
The Modified format for the 2014 season will consist of the following expansions:Read More