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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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NES Classic Edition Walmart, GameStop, Target, what’s back in stock today

NES Classic Edition Walmart, GameStop, Target, what’s back in stock today

Where can I buy a Nintendo NES Classic Edition today, Black Friday, the most notorious shopping day of the year? If you live in New York City, you might actually have the most luck of all finding the NES Classic Mini (if that's what you prefer to call it). Reports on the ground suggest that the official Nintendo Store in NYC not only had stock this morning, but are handing out wristbands to fans throughout the day to reserve the NES Classic for the future.

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5 gaming franchises Nintendo Switch must revive

5 gaming franchises Nintendo Switch must revive

Nintendo Switch is on the horizon, and with it comes to opportunity for Nintendo to give its more neglected franchises some time in the spotlight. While the system will certainly be home to Nintendo staples like Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon, there are a lot of properties under the company's umbrella, and a few of them are in dire need of attention. Here are a selection of franchises that should get a revival on Nintendo Switch.

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Pokemon GO Thanksgiving event guidance and how to find Ditto

Pokemon GO Thanksgiving event guidance and how to find Ditto

The Pokemon GO Celebration event (aka Pokemon GO Thanksgiving) is in full effect today and through the end of the weekend. As such, we've got the guidance for the players that wish to make the most of it. From Thursday until Sunday night here in late November, the next in a series of Pokemon GO events is on... on like Pokemon.

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Ditto Pokemon GO update (and how to find it)

Ditto Pokemon GO update (and how to find it)

This week Niantic enabled Ditto, one of the final 150 Pokemon available in the first wave of Pokemon GO pocket monsters. This unique creature allows its user to battle as an opposing Pokemon, transforming before a battle begins. As such, this Pokemon brings on a whole new dynamic in gym battles around the Pokemon GO universe. Users aiming to find Ditto as they would a normal Pokemon will be utterly confused, as this Pokemon does not act like any Pokemon that's come before it.

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Pokemon GO update news: CP increase tips and Thanksgiving

Pokemon GO update news: CP increase tips and Thanksgiving

This week we're detailing and dealing with the Pokemon GO update which threw the masses into a tizzy. CP madness - up for some Pokemon, down for other Pokemon, and yelling abound. Right at the gate for the days-long Thanksgiving event in Pokemon GO and we get our first big adjustment to CP values for almost every single Pokemon - even the ones you forgot you caught in the first place.

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The 8 best games for an SNES Classic Edition launch

The 8 best games for an SNES Classic Edition launch

Even though an SNES Classic Edition hasn't been officially announced, one has to imagine that Nintendo is planning to release one. The eye-watering success of the NES Classic Edition (it's still sold out everywhere, by the way) proves there's a market for this kind of product, and suggests that an SNES Classic would be another money printer for Nintendo. What games would feature, though? There's a treasure trove of great titles on the SNES, so here are eight I'd like to see on the SNES Classic Edition should it ever arrive.

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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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NES Classic Edition now in stock for Walmart’s lucky few

NES Classic Edition now in stock for Walmart’s lucky few

The NES Classic Edition appeared in stock in small numbers at various Walmart, Toys R Us, and Best Buys this weekend. Speaking with SlashGear on condition of anonymity, sources confirmed that orders from administration forced (or will force soon) remaining stock onto store shelves. As such, on both Saturday and Sunday, hidden stock appeared in several stores in several major metropolitan areas inside the USA.

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How the Pokemon GO CP increase update rebalances the game

How the Pokemon GO CP increase update rebalances the game

Pokemon Go power is up across the world today as Niantic announces Pokemon CP increase is not a glitch. What Niantic suggests, instead, is that they've done work in balancing Pokemon against one another. Niantic is attempting to make sure the game is fair for all users as our first Thanksgiving event approaches. This means users that aren't next to a water source where they can catch Magikarp, for example.

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Pokemon GO Thanksgiving Event update secret details

Pokemon GO Thanksgiving Event update secret details

Pokemon GO's second in-game event was announced today by Niantic for Thanksgiving weekend. This event will be very similar to the first event in Pokemon GO, Halloween, with tricks and treats galore. This next event won't be quite so transparent as the first, but we've got the data you're going to want to dive into to make the most of the event as it's happening. Also take note, those readers new to SlashGear - this is just the latest in a string Pokemon GO updates accurately tipped to us in the past few weeks - stay tuned!

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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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