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Game Freak is currently investigating a minor glitch involving the Rocky Helmet item for Battle Spot battles. Rocky Helmet is a held item that makes an attacking Pokemon take a small amount of damage if they hit the holder. Normally with items or abilities like this, the Pokemon that made the attack will be counted as the winner if both faint and neither player has more Pokemon. However, if this happens with a Pokemon holding the Rocky Helmet, the holder will be declared the winner.



Pokemon Shuffle’s weekly update features a Mega Stone competition, this time a return of Mega Abomasnow. The competition will run until December 13. To earn the Abomasite (if you don’t already have it), you’ll need to be in the top 12,000 players in Europe, 18,000 players in North America, or 60,000 in Japan. Other prizes are as follows:

  • 3 Mega Speedups and 3 Raise Max Level: Top 400 EU, 600 NA, 2,000 JP
  • 2 Mega Speedups and 2 Raise Max Level: Top 1,200 EU, 1,800 NA, 6,000 JP
  • 1 Mega Speedup and 1 Raise Max Level: Top 7,000 EU, 10,000 NA, 35,000 JP
  • Disruption Delay: 7,001-16,000 EU, 10,001-24,000 NA, 35,001-80,000 JP
  • Attack Power: Any players who didn’t earn the Abomasite
  • Anyone who already has Abomasite but qualifies to earn it will get a Level Up.

    Three other stages have been added: a new stage featuring Tyrantrum, and repeat runs for Emboar and Infernape. Tyrantrum will run until the 13th, while Emboar and Infernape will run until the 20th.


    Cup Critters footage

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    Cup Critters, from RCMADIAX, just hit the 3DS eShop in Europe. You can check out footage of the turning gameplay below, courtesy of Nintendaan:


    Magearna is the very first Mythical Pokemon distribution in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Find a trailer for the event below.


    Data miners are up to their usual tricks, and have made an interesting discovery about Pokemon Sun/Moon. The two games actually have low-polygon models and animations of each Pokemon walking and running. On top of that, some of the code may hint at Pokemon being behind you.

    You can see some of the animations here. Because the models have no textures, they were applied to models used in battle.

    What might this mean? Well, it could be an innocuous discovery. Others are hoping it’s a sign of things to come in the rumored Pokemon Stars on Switch.



    Several Starbucks employees have come forward with an apparent internal message pertaining to Pokemon GO. It points to something potentially huge happening with the mobile game later this week.

    Assuming the message is legitimate – which seems very likely at this point – Pokemon GO is receiving some sort of update on Thursday. It states that Niantic’s title “is about to expand with new Pokemon” – plus a new Starbucks beverage to celebrate.


    Nintendo is now working with HackerOne to crack down on 3DS security vulnerabilities. Those who find and report such flaws can earn up to $20,000.

    A post on HackerOne reads:

    “Nintendo is dedicated to providing video game fans worldwide premium entertainment in a welcoming and secure environment. To that end, Nintendo invites highly skilled researchers to find and address vulnerabilities on the Nintendo 3DS handheld system that could jeopardize that environment. Nintendo is committed to creating a better game-play experience for all through those actions.”

    Nintendo hopes to prevent piracy, cheating, and dissemination of inappropriate content to children. ARM11 and ARM9, low-cost cloning, and security key detection are specifically called out when it comes to vulnerabilities.

    Regarding rewards, we have the following information:


    Nintendo has made a flurry of new announcements pertaining to the BoxBoy! franchise today.

    First, Goodbye! BoxBoy! is in the works for 3DS. We don’t have too much information yet, but a teaser site is located here. It’s coming out on February 2 for 680 yen.

    Here’s some gameplay:

    A BoxBoy! Qbby amiibo is also launching on February 2. It’s said to unlock secrets, though the specifics are currently under wraps. It will be included in a limited retail package containing all three games along with an official soundtrack for 3,456 yen. The OST will contain 34 pieces from the series.




    Last week, Bandai Namco announced that Empoleon would be added to the arcade version of Pokken Tournament on December 15. We now have a trailer for the character – view it below.


    After several delays, we finally have a confirmed release date for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The game will release digitally for Wii U on December 20th in both Europe and North America.

    Made public in a Kickstarter update, WayForward shared the news and noted that retail versions are still on the way.

    If you’re curious about the retail versions, look to Xseed for an announcement shortly! Spread the word! Half-Genie Hero is just a couple of weeks away!

    Furthermore, for those who backed the game on Kickstarter and are waiting for their Backer codes, WayForward had this to say:

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