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Some footage of the Pokemon line of Mega Bloks/Mega Construx toys is up on YouTube, which were shown at the New York Toy Fair. There’s a good variety of Pokemon on display here, so if you’re interested in picking some up you can check out the video below.

A new piece of art has emerged in this month’s CoroCoro from the new Pokemon: I Choose You! movie You can get a look at it above.

Pokemon: I Choose You!, a film that looks to be going back to the series’ roots, debuts in Japan on July 15. A western version should follow at some point later.


The Pokémon Company seems to be constantly looking for new opportunities to increase their brand appreciation, and the latest news show that some Pokémon will be transformed into Mega Bloks.

Or at least the re-branded line Mega Construx, as Mattel has acquired the license and will start selling Pokémon Mega Construx this summer in North America. The new line of toys will feature Charizard, Pikachu and some other creatures from the first games.

According to The Pokémon Company’s VP of marketing, Colin Palmer:

“Mega Construx brings the engaging world of Pokémon to life in one of the most popular play expressions for kids today. We bring only the highest quality Pokémon experiences to our fans around the world and Mega Brands’ attention to detail and thoughtful creativity with Mega Construx is sure to delight kids as well as the most passionate Pokémon trainers.”

Kotaku encourages us to keep checking their site because the Pokémon Mega Construx will be at Toy Fair 2017 in New York this weekend and they will probably share more images.


Pokemon Bank was finally updated this week to include functionality for Pokemon Sun/Moon. To celebrate, Nintendo of Europe presented a challenge to Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda to name as many Pokemon as he can in 20 seconds. See how he did below.

Pokemon has achieved record-breaking sales figures at retail in the UK throughout 2016, for its Trading Card Game (TCG) and toys from master toy partner TOMY, The Pokemon Company announced today.

NPD figures reveal that the the Pokémon property earned a 285 percent increase in sales throughout 2016 against market growth of 6 percent in the UK toy market as a whole. During the last three months of the year, Pokemon increased sales by 512 percent compared to the 7.7 percent market growth.

The Pokemon TCG managed to surpass the one million pounds sterling barrier during Christmas week. It saw retail sales of £1.29 million for a 733.7 percent increase year-over-year.

“Thanks to the activities celebrating Pokémon’s 20th year, plus the huge impact of our video game releases, interest in the brand has escalated, ensuring figures for TCG and toy sales have been incredible. We fully expect that demand for the product will remain high throughout 2017 as new expansions are introduced to tie in with our new Nintendo 3DS games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.” – Mathieu Galante, Senior Market Development Manager for The Pokémon Company International,

“We are delighted to announce these sensational figures just ahead of Toy Fair and look forward to talking to our retail partners at the show about ways that we can keep the phenomenal demand going. We are very excited about our first Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon expansion, which will be released in February.” – Steve Buckmaster Managing Director of Esdevium Games – UK distributor of the Pokémon TCG

“We’re excited to be part of Pokémon’s fantastic achievement. We’re expecting 2017 to be another huge year for Pokémon and we’re looking forward to unveiling two new product lines at Toy Fair London that will appeal to collectors of all ages.” – Camilla MacQueen, UK Brand Manager at TOMY Europe

Source: Pokemon PR

Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda recently made some comments about Pokemon and Switch during an interview with Spanish site MeriStation which gained quite a bit of attention. However, we thought the entire interview might be worth sharing, as it’s interesting in its own right. And thankfully, Nintendo Everything reader Gumbatei was up to the task of translating the comments into English.

Masuda, along with Shigeru Ohmori, talked a fair amount about Pokemon Sun/Moon and the series in general. The two talked about Alola Forms and whether they’ll return, the future of the franchise, and more. A question was also asked about potential Pokemon Diamond/Pearl remakes, but the response is about what you’d expect.

Head past the break for the translated comments from Masuda and Ohmori.

The Pokemon Sun & Moon anime has been running for a couple of weeks now, and its reception on the internet has been fairly positive. Alongside the anime’s 8th episode, which aired today, broadcaster TV Tokyo released a short preview video which shows a couple things that will happen over the next weeks and months in the anime. Take a look if you don’t mind spoilers:

Later this month, Nintendo will be releasing new Pokemon Playing Cards in Japan. Fans will be able to choose between two versions based on Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. The two packs cost 540 yen each.

Each pack will have some different Pokemon. But as for the Joker cards, there are two kinds which are available in both.


Apple users will now find new Pokemon stickers awaiting them on iMessage. These are based on creatures from Pokemon Sun/Moon, and also include Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur. The official iTunes page is located here.

The next Pokemon movie is set to debut in Japan next July. During the Japanese variety show Oha Suta, the first teaser was revealed, including a title.

The new Pokemon film, known as “Pokemon – I Choose You!”, arrives on July 15. Watch the video below.

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