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Pokemon GO will be featured during tomorrow’s Treehouse stream in the form of a developer Q&A. We now know that Shigeru Miyamoto will be in attendance. Furthermore, he’ll be sharing something new about the app. Make sure you tune in!


The three free Zelda items in Miitomo are out now. The lineup includes the 8-bit Link tee, Link’s new hair wig, and Link’s wig.


Nintendo has been hosting a new Miitomo re-tweet event over the past week. Having reached 10,000 and 20,000 re-tweets respectively, “Link’s new hair wig” and “Link wig” were already confirmed as free gifts for the app. Nintendo also added in another goal recently at 40,000 re-tweets: a black 8-bit Link tee.

Nintendo has now announced that this latest target has been reached. That means, starting tomorrow, users will be able to get their hands on a total of three gifts in Miitomo.



Several new items can now be purchased in Miitomo via the pap’s Miitomo Shop. A few minutes ago, Nintendo added in dinosaur-themed clothing and more.

Here’s the full lineup of items:

– Slick sunglasses
– Gingham shirt
– Chic baggy pants
– Marbeled- lace socks
– Chunky sneakers
– Gold dollar-sign chain
– Dinosaur egg
– Dino egg hoodie

All of these items can be redeemed in Miitomo Shop in exchange for coins.


Various members of the media were recently given the opportunity to go hands-on with Pokemon GO. One such outlet was GamesBeat, who has now written up a comprehensive report on the game. The site has information about the different aspects of gameplay, microtransactions, Pokemon GO Plus device, and more.

We’ve rounded up all of the details in summary form below. You can also read GamesBeat’s full piece here.


– Same data sets as Ingress are used: monuments, parks, and other local areas of intrigue
– Combination of the real world and the digital

“If you said, ‘What’s the core essence of the game?’ it is that trying to mimic what the world would be like if Pokémon really lived in it. That’s the fundamental mission of the game. They’re out there and you have to discover them and capture them.” – Niantic CEO John Hanke

– Customizable avatar
– Have your own level
– Your level goes up as you do tasks like catching Pokémon or battling at gyms
– Achievements included for things like how long you have walked, how many Pokémon you’ve caught, and even some for different-sized critters
– One achievement example” Big Magikarp achievement
– Map screen is the main interface
– This shows your real-world location and points of interest across the map
– PokeStops: blue cubes where you can collect items, Pokemon show up on the map as icons of each Pokemon
– Gyms show up initially as white icons, and then change based on which team is in control
– Catch Pokemon or collect items from PokeStops by walking close to those locations on the map

“To me … the heart of the game is integrating that sort of discovery and fun of the video game with the fun of being outside and exploring new places. I just think that’s a great combo and I hope players are into it.” – Hanke

– Pokemon GO will vibrate when you get close to a location of interest
– This is only when the app is open and on-screen
– Also has a low-power screen mode if you turn your phone upside down while walking to help conserve battery life
– Pokemon GO will still work and have places for people to visit even if you aren’t living in a major metropolitan city

Miitomo has been updated with new content once again. This time around, “Styling in the rain! Splashin’ Fashion #1” stages are available in Miitomo Drop.

These items can be obtained:

– Rainy-day jacket
– Raindrop skirt
– Thunderbolt jeans
– Thunderbolt pendant
– Head umbrella
– Rain-soaked newspaper
– Rain-soaked shirt (set)
– Rain-soaked pants (set)
– Hydrangea cap
– Froggy hood (set)
– Froggy suit (set)
– Snail shell

Aside from the latest Miitomo Drop additions, there’s also a new Everybody Answers question. The featured question is: “What’s a mysterious experience you’ve had?” The event runs until June 17 at 4:59 PM PT / 7:59 PM ET. If you answer the question while it’s active, you’ll be provided with Miitomo Platinum Points on My Nintendo.


The Miitomo campaign for The Legend of Zelda has already managed to reach the 20,000 re-tweets needed for users to obtain the “Link’s new hair wig” and “green Link wig” items. Because of its success, Nintendo has added in a new component of the event. If the worldwide tweets hit 40,000, a “black 8-bit Link tee” will also be provided in Miitomo.

There are a few days left to reach the 40,000 re-tweets. The campaign ends on June 13 at 7:59 AM PT / 10:59 AM ET.


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In a bit of a surprise, a new stage featuring Eevee has come to Pokemon Shuffle, both the 3DS and mobile versions. The stage will appear irregularly on Thursdays and only last for that day. Furthermore, the stage can only be played once a day (although additional plays can be bought for Jewels). However, players also have a chance on the stage to earn Skill Booster S and Skill Booster M items.


Nintendo has already shared plenty of information about what it’s plans are for E3 2016 next week. But today, the company provided information about how fans can stay engaged.

First, an eShop sale will be hosted between June 14 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET until 8:59 AM PT / 11:59 AM ET on June 21. Discounts will be available on some of Nintendo’s “most popular games as a special treat for fans.” My Nintendo members will receive “a special bonus if they buy select games included in the sale.”

Nintendo also has plans to tie-in Zelda with Miitomo. If this tweet receives a combined 10,000 retweets worldwide, a “Link’s new hair wig” will be provided to users as a gift. 20,000 re-tweets will net players a “Link wig”. This must be accomplished by June 13 at 7:59 AM PT / 10:59 AM ET. Miitomo will also be getting a Zelda-themed Miitomo Drop stages as well as collaboration items and a My Nintendo reward that can be exchanged for Platinum Points.

You can find today’s full announcement after the break.

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