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Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to get the Shiny Charm and catch shiny Pokemon

Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to get the Shiny Charm and catch shiny Pokemon

One of the coolest things about Pokemon Sun and Moon is the random chance of encountering a shiny Pokemon. These Pokemon feature different color palettes than their normal counterparts, and while they don't offer any competitive advantages, they're exceedingly rare. Because of this, hunting for shiny Pokemon has become an attractive pastime for those who'd like to add a few of these trophy monsters to their collections.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon Review: The finest Pokemon games in years

Pokemon Sun and Moon Review: The finest Pokemon games in years

Pokemon games are nothing if not formulaic. Pokemon Red and Blue were released in North America 18 years ago, and subsequent games have largely felt like iterations on the structure of those initial titles. Little improvements were made here and there along the way, but for the most part, the core of Pokemon stayed the same. Now, in anticipation of Pokemon’s 20th anniversary, Nintendo has released Pokemon Sun and Moon in an effort to give us something that feels both like a Pokemon game and a fresh start at the same time. For the most, it’s successful in doing so too.

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The 5 best Black Friday gaming sales of 2016

The 5 best Black Friday gaming sales of 2016

Black Friday is quickly approaching, and that usually means good things for folks looking to pick up some video games. Whether you're looking for video games or consoles, a lot of stores will have plenty of offers to take advantage of. With so many places vying for your time on Black Friday, where do you stand the best chance at getting a good deal? Here are some of the more attractive locations for gamers on Black Friday.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon become second-largest 3DS launch in Japan

Pokemon Sun and Moon become second-largest 3DS launch in Japan

It would seem that Pokemon Sun and Moon's lineup of legendaries, vast number of pre-launch trailers, glowing reviews, and possibly even price have turned the games into a smashing success in Japan. Nintendo has announced that the games sold a combined 1.9 million copies in its home territory during their first weekend of availability. Sales numbers for North America aren't available at the moment, while the games aren't even available in Europe yet - something that's set to change tomorrow.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon may move to Nintendo Switch with enhanced edition

Pokemon Sun and Moon may move to Nintendo Switch with enhanced edition

Back when Nintendo Switch was first revealed, one of the major questions I had was about the fate of Pokemon. Would it make the jump to the Switch or would it stay on the 3DS? When Nintendo revealed that it will keep producing the 3DS even after the Switch launches, I thought maybe the question had been answered, but now new reports are suggesting that Pokemon will be on the Switch after all.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to get and evolve Munchlax

Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to get and evolve Munchlax

Pokemon Sun and Moon have officially arrived, and early purchasers are entitled to a free Munchlax. This early purchase bonus was announced a few weeks ago, and runs from today - November 18 - through Wednesday, January 11, 2017. You can get Munchlax very early in the game (and you definitely want to, but more on that in a bit), so follow the steps outlined here to receive it as soon as you can.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon will be the biggest 3DS launch ever

Pokemon Sun and Moon will be the biggest 3DS launch ever

It looks like Nintendo is betting on Pokemon Sun and Moon in a big way. The company is said to be shipping 10 million copies of the new games for launch, officially making Sun and Moon the largest launch in 3DS history. For reference, that's 1.5 times the number of launch shipments Nintendo made for Pokemon X and Y.

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Final Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer confirms Alolan Diglett and Dugtrio

Final Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer confirms Alolan Diglett and Dugtrio

Nintendo has shared the final trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon, wrapping up what has been a rather large marketing push for the games. Seeing as this is the final one, we're not getting a ton of new information. However, there's plenty to see, as the trailer reveals Z-Moves for the starter Pokemon, a pair of new Ultra Beasts, and Alolan Diglett and Dugtrio.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon’s version exclusives have been leaked

Pokemon Sun and Moon’s version exclusives have been leaked

Pokemon Sun and Moon have been leaking out over the past few days, thanks to players getting their hands on a number of early copies. First we received a series of videos from YouTube user Kaphotics detailing the new Pokemon in Sun and Moon along with their attacks and stats. Now, we're getting a list of version exclusive Pokemon from Reddit user VanitaLite.

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Wii U production ending in Japan after all

Wii U production ending in Japan after all

It would appear that Nintendo is finally ready to pull the plug on Wii U production, at least in Japan. Those who have been following recent developments with the Wii U will know that we heard the same thing last week, via unnamed Eurogamer sources. It wasn't long before Nintendo came back and said that it didn't have any plans to discontinue the console, squarely denying the rumors.

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Massive Pokemon Sun and Moon leak offers in-depth look at new monsters

Massive Pokemon Sun and Moon leak offers in-depth look at new monsters

Pokemon Sun and Moon are a little more than a week out, and the leaks have started rolling in. There seem to be some copies that have made their way into the wild early, and as a result, a lot of folks are taking to the internet to discuss the games. It should be noted that those who want to avoid spoilers probably shouldn't read further.

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Nintendo drops New 3DS to $100 for Black Friday

Nintendo drops New 3DS to $100 for Black Friday

If you're considering picking up a New Nintendo 3DS, you may want to wait until Black Friday rolls around. Nintendo has announced a new promotion that will see the 3DS drop to the lowest price it's ever been - $99.99. While the 2DS is less expensive than that normally, this is the first time we've seen the clamshell design drop as low as $100.

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