A South Korean sting operation has ended with roughly 530k counterfeit Pokémon plushies seized by police.
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Three years ago, Pokémon received its biggest shake-up in generations with the introduction of Mega Evolutions.
Despite being five years old, the Nintendo 3DS became the most popular selling system in US retail for the month of July, according to Nintendo via analyst group NPD.
While Nintendo didn't disclose exact figures, it noted that sales of the 3DS skyrocketed up 80 per cent compared to July 2015.
It's worth noting that this includes all models of 3DS: the original, the budget model 2DS, and the premium Nintendo New 3DS.
The rumours of Pokémon getting a live-action film treatment have solidified as Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights to turn the franchise into a feature film.
Well, this is unexpected. A brand new Pokémon has been revealed via Japanese magazine Coro Coro.
Japanese Pokémon fans will soon be able to visit a real-life Gym to train up their pocket monster skills.
2014 saw Japan's home console and handheld game sales reach their lowest point for 24 years.
Combined sales of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have earned Nintendo its biggest UK Pokémon launch of all time.
The combined sales total beat last year's launch of Pokémon X and Y by 17 per cent, UK numbers company Chart-Track announced - despite Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire being remakes of the series' Game Boy Advance incarnations.
Previously, the UK record for a Pokémon launch was held by 2011's Black and White on DS.
As the remakes pile up, it's easy to become cynical about Pokémon. There's always a young hero, there's always a team bent on world domination, and there's always turn-based combat. It's easy to conclude that every few years Game Freak releases a slightly updated version of what they already have, before dashing off to collect their money.
Yet the more I play the series, the more I keep coming back to it, and the more I begin to notice its subtle evolution. The writing gets stronger, the moments more personal and enriching. The turn-based, JRPG-inspired combat at the heart of it all is just as suited to forming the backbone of these increasingly mature adventures as it was for genre greats like Chrono Cross.
Pokémon is good. It's not ironically good, and its strengths aren't fuelled by nostalgia. It's just plain good.
Nintendo 3DS exclusives Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire have sold 3,040,000 copies in just three days on sale.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire let you take to the skies and freely fly around a Pokémon game's map for the first time.
Two new Nintendo 2DS colours will be available to buy in the UK from 7th November, named Transparent Red and Transparent Blue.
In a city full of foreign language and customs, visiting Tokyo's Pokémon Centre is a strangely welcoming experience. It's hard not to feel a sense of familiarity when surrounded by some of Pokémon's most famous faces - even when they are staring down at you from endless shelves of action figures and plushies, cereal boxes and spaghetti tins, hats, backpacks and badges.
Nintendo of Europe has announced the Nintendo 3DS Winter 2014 Bonus Game Promotion wherein it's giving away vouchers for a free game to anyone who registers their 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS at Club Nintendo along with one of the following titles: Super Smash Bros., Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
Nintendo's just announced that it will be releasing Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS in Europe launch in Europe on Friday, 28th November 2014.
The games reimagine the Ruby and Sapphire versions of Pokémon, which were released for the GBA back in 2003. Expect a fresh and fairly pretty take on a couple of classics, then.
UPDATE: 7/05/14 3.10pm: Here's our first glimpse at in-game footage from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, showing off those game's legendary critters Kyogre and Groudon.