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It was just last month that the second generation of Pokemon games were hit with a huge leak. A ton of sprites surfaced, offering a look at a bunch of different beta designs

There are even more Pokemon leaks, this time impacting Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. We won’t be sharing any links here, but source code for the games have appeared online.

Some fans have gone to work and poked through all the various files and codes in hopes of uncovering previously-unknown information. Twitter user eclipse_tt has shared some of the early discoveries, which are as follows:

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have updated with a new distribution. By visiting Mystery Gift and then “Receive Via Internet,” a few new goodies can be obtained.

First up, players can get their hands on a Hidden Ability Galarian Mr. Mime at level 15. The Pokemon Comes in a Cherish Ball.

Also available are four different types of PokeBalls. These include a Lure Ball, Heavy Ball, Moon Ball and Dream Ball.

There’s no word currently on how long the Mystery Gift distribution will be live for.

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Players that first missed out on Gigantamax forms of Meowth and didn’t have save data required to get Eevee will be getting another shot in the coming weeks. Hopefully, like Pikachu, lucky trainers can come across the shiny variants. Thanks to Serebii, we now know that the two Pokemon will be returning to Max Raid battles in the following time slots:

  • Gigantamax Eevee will be available from May 19th through 25th
  • Gigantamax Meowth will be available from May 26th through June 1st

The latest Max Raid Battle event is up and running in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. It’s highlighted by the appearance of Gigantamax Pikachu – including Shiny Gigantamax Pikachu – which is appearing for the first time.

In the past, players needed to have save data from Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu in order to obtain this Gigantamax form. We assume there will be a similar event for Eevee in the future. Just like Pikachu, you currently need save data from Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee to obtain its Gigantamax form.

Gigantamax Pikachu should be pretty easy to find in Pokemon Sword/Shield. We’re hearing that it’s popping up in all of the dens in the Wild Area.

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NIS America has shared a new video for Little Town Hero with director Masao Taya. Taya has explained the unique concepts and gameplay behind the RPG and discusses how he strived to break traditional RPG formulas and create a title that can fit into the everyday working gamer’s lifestyle.

Here’s the video:

The Little Town Hero Big Idea Edition is experiencing a delay, though only slightly. It’ll now ship on June 23 in North America, June 26 in Europe, and July 3 in Oceania. NIS America said it thanks fans “for their patience and understanding.”

Previously, the Little Town Hero Big Idea Edition was scheduled for June 2 in North America, June 5 in Europe, and June 12 in Oceania.

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The Max Raid Battle event has shifted in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Players will now be more likely to encounter Heat Rotom, Whimsicott, Excadrill, and other creatures commonly used in the competitive scene. The full set can be encountered in the Wild Area.

If you’re interested in participating, you’ll need to connect your Switch system online. You can then head on over to a pillar of light shining from a Pokemon Den to start up a Max Raid Battle.

Charizard, Garbodor, Copperajah, and Duraludon were featured in the last round of events. They were in the rotation for about a month.

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Update: Following our initial post, more assets have come to light. You can find our follow-up here.


Original: Two years ago, the 1997 Space World demo for Pokemon Gold leaked online. It brought along a ton of interesting details and scrapped elements, including unused creature designs. There’s now been another leak for Gen 2 with another round of juicy discoveries.

It seems that today’s leak involves the full source code of the classic Pokemon games. Fans will undoubtedly be digging through it all in the days to come, but unsurprisingly, much of the talk thus far involves the Pokemon themselves. Beta and placeholder sprites are starting to spread online that show some pretty wild designs for Celebi, Pichu, and more.

Here’s a look at every sprite extracted:

Pokemon developer Game Freak has had one of its employees test positive for the coronavirus, the company said in a statement today. Despite that news, the company will be able to continue working without interruption.

Game Freak noted that as of January, it has taken various measures to prevent infection. Additionally, all staff have been working from home since April 1.

Here’s the full statement, courtesy of Robert Sephazon:

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If the latest reports are to be believed, there may have been plans at one point to create a companion game for Pokemon Yellow. Source code for the series’ original games have appeared online, and in the header of Pokemon Yellow, there’s a reference to “Pocket Monsters Pink and Yellow”. The code also has other references to a potential Pink version as well.

The thought here is that Pokemon Pink, had it actually released, could have starred Clefairy or Jigglypuff. Of course, that’s just speculation.