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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon review: Second time’s a charm

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon review: Second time’s a charm

A year ago, I reviewed Pokemon Sun and Moon and found that the changes they brought to the long-running (and in many ways stale) Pokemon series were great. After all, Pokemon is not usually a series that makes drastic changes from game to game. Though Pokemon Sun and Moon are completely different than Pokemon Red and Blue, that isn’t the result of some sweeping reinvention, but rather incremental changes that have been implemented over the course of the series. With Pokemon Sun and Moon, Game Freak rethought its approach and took more risks, and the results were very successful.

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon make me excited for what’s next

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon make me excited for what’s next

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have been here for almost a week now, and while they’re mostly what we expected, the represent big things for the Pokemon franchise. Not long before both games launched, Game Freak revealed that Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will most likely be the final Pokemon games made for Nintendo’s 3DS line of handhelds. Presumably, that means the next mainline Pokemon game will be made for the Switch.

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Nintendo Black Friday sale expands to Switch, 3DS, and Wii U eShop

Nintendo Black Friday sale expands to Switch, 3DS, and Wii U eShop

Nintendo already discussed the hardware deals it has in store for Black Friday, but aside from mention of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer's Edition, it didn't really delve into any software deals. That all changed today, as Nintendo revealed a rather long list of eShop discounts that are going live today. The list includes discounts for Switch, 3DS, and Wii U games, so you can probably find something regardless of the device you own.

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Pokemon Bank update out for UltraSun and UltraMoon

Pokemon Bank update out for UltraSun and UltraMoon

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon have only been available for a few days, but Nintendo has nonetheless been quick to make Pokemon Bank compatible with those two new games. Today Nintendo and GameFreak pushed an update to Pokemon Bank that will make it play nice with UltraSun and UltraMoon, meaning you can transfer any Pokemon you had in storage over to your new titles.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon has something long-time fans will love

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon has something long-time fans will love

If you count yourself among the Pokemon faithful and you haven't been sold on UltraSun and UltraMoon yet, this is probably going to be trailer that does it. Though Nintendo has relied on a trickle release of information to build hype for Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon, today it opened the floodgates. Just a word of warning, though: this latest trailer features a lot of spoilers, so if you'd rather go in to these games clean, it's probably best not to read on.

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3DS XL SNES Edition goes up for pre-order at Amazon

3DS XL SNES Edition goes up for pre-order at Amazon

A couple of months back, Nintendo revealed a new limited edition 3DS XL modeled after the Super Nintendo. In the time since then, however, Nintendo has largely gone silent on this SNES 3DS XL, likely owing to the fact that it was focused on the launch of the SNES Classic. That all changed today, as the New 3DS XL Super NES Edition went up for pre-order on Amazon.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon will mark the end of an era

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon will mark the end of an era

Change is in the air for Pokemon fans. When Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon launch on the Nintendo 3DS next month, they'll be the final mainline Pokemon games for Nintendo's handheld. Afterward, the main series will likely transition over to the Switch.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon trailer unleashes new Z-Moves

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon trailer unleashes new Z-Moves

It's beginning to seem like we're getting a new Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon trailer every few days. It was just last week that Nintendo debuted a new trailer showing off some of the alternate worlds players will visit in UltraSun and UltraMoon, and today, the topic of discussion is Z-Moves. Specifically, we're getting a look at the Z-Moves Necrozma's new forms will be able to use.

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Sun and Moon’s next mythical Pokemon is now available

Sun and Moon’s next mythical Pokemon is now available

With Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon coming up next month, Sun and Moon are approaching the end of their run as the current mainline Pokemon games. Nintendo is supporting them up until the very end, though, launching a new mythical Pokemon promotion today. Unfortunately, your window to get this new Pokemon will be quite limited, and there will be some leg work involved as well.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon trailer sends us to mysterious worlds

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon trailer sends us to mysterious worlds

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon are still about six weeks out, but Nintendo is keeping the hype train rolling by releasing a new trailer today. While other trailers have showed us what's changed around Alola, this one invites us to jump through the "Ultra Wormhole" and explore distant worlds. These worlds seem to be the domain of the Ultra Beasts that have found their way to the Alola region.

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Pokemon Gold and Silver now available on Nintendo 3DS

Pokemon Gold and Silver now available on Nintendo 3DS

It's a big day for Pokemon fans. Not only is Pokken Tournament DX launching on Nintendo Switch (read our review here), but Nintendo is also bringing Pokemon Gold and Silver to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. These re-releases follow the eShop launch of Pokemon Blue, Red, and Yellow, which were all released to celebrate Pokemon's 20th anniversary.

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Pokemon-themed 2DS XL launching in time for UltraSun and UltraMoon

Pokemon-themed 2DS XL launching in time for UltraSun and UltraMoon

Between the upcoming releases of Pokken Tournament DX on the Switch, Pokemon Gold and Silver on the 3DS Virtual Console, and Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon on 3DS proper, we have a lot of Pokemon on the way. What better time, then, to introduce a new Pokemon-themed 2DS XL? Nintendo has done just that, and it has revealed that this special edition console will be here in time for the launch of Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon.

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