Pokémon Picross seems like a combination that’d be tough to screw up. Good thing the game itself is great. It’s free-to-play—uh-oh!—which could ruin a game as compulsively playable as this, but Nintendo has managed to implement that in—phew!—a very friendly way. Have a 3DS? No brainer here. Download now.
Narrow wins, level-one teams, besting cheaters, Shiny Pokémon captures...Kotaku readers shared some of their most impressive and memorable victories playing the Pokémon series. Here are 20 of the best of those stories.
Turns out, Pokémon didn’t start with Nintendo and Game Freak. Or at least, the word didn’t.
Wanna be an artist? This tutorial for Nintendo’s adorable yellow Pokémon can definitely help.
Omegle is a random web chat service often used to find partners for cybersex encounters. GoodguyGastly is using it to help him defeat the Elite Four in Pokémon Omega Ruby. He’s a very brave man.
Pokémon’s turn-based battles and exploration have been delighting gamers for nearly two decades, but does the formula work when applied to Halo, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario and more?
Well, this doesn’t look like canon. Which is a shame.
When it comes to Pokémon, I am a scrub. My familiarity with the series amounts to little more than “I think Digimon has the better cartoon and monster designs,” and a few hours with Fire Red half a dozen years ago. But when I recently acquired a New 3DS XL, my first Nintendo handheld, I decided to try last year’s …
You can stop feeling jealous about all the people who got to test drive Mewtwo early: the legendary Pokémon is now up for sale in the Smash Bros. shop.
The #1 Pokemon of all time according to snack website Kotaku.com will be a contender in the upcoming Pokkén Tournament game. YES!
The most menacing Pokémon of all can become quite game-breaking in the hands of savvy Smash Bros. players.
Manga is flat. It’s on printed paper. It’s two-dimensional. This manga is somewhat different and totally wonderful.
Se Jun Park won the Pokémon Video Game World Champion Master’s Division last year. You’d think preparing for a tournament that has the words “world” and “champion” in it would require months of dedicated prep beforehand. You’d think.
Right now, there’s a bot on Twitch playing through Pokémon Red. Its goal? To try to beat the current human world record for playing through Pokémon Red as fast as possible, without the use of any glitches.
Wanna see a Pikachu in a party hat wreck some Fox McClouds? Of course you do.
Artist RJ Palmer has been doing the whole “realistic Pokemon” thing for a while now, but it’s usually been a case of “oh wow that’s neat”, not “ahhhhh God I’m never going in the ocean again”.
Yesterday, a Pokémon-themed thread popped up on Reddit. It was titled “My friend was drunk and on Xanax when he decided to tattoo a black face Charmander with no experience or artistic ability. The flame saves it.”
Those glowing eyes. Those clinched teeth. That crazy hair. Damn, Ash. You’re scary.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is regarded by many as one of the scariest games of all time. Now it has monster battling. Some of the monsters are furniture.
Pokémon Rumble World, a game likely to rank a distant third in the eventual list of 2015’s best Pokémon games, has nonetheless impressed me in a few ways.