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Pokemon Art Academy

The latest template for Pokemon Art Academy fans in Europe is Rayquaza and it’s available for download now. Check it out above or go pick it up in game!


Share Your Art Using Miiverse, Local Wireless or By Printing Using an SD Card

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Pikachu is one of the most recognizable video game characters in the world, but sitting down to draw him without a guide is trickier than you might think. Go ahead. Give it a shot.

It was tough, right? Lucky for you and your Pikachu-drawing skills, Pokémon Art Academy is launching exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 24. The game teaches you to draw Pokémon from every known region. By following along with a series of fun step-by-step lessons – starting with simple drawings and leading to more complex techniques – artists of all skill levels can learn to perfect the art of drawing various Pokémon. Many Pokémon images are available in the game, including fan favorites like Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip, the Partner Pokémon from the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games for Nintendo 3DS.

Pokemon Art Academy users in Europe and Japan can download a new patch from the 3DS eShop. It’s relatively minor all things considered, as the update is only intended to one particular issue.

As stated on an official Nintendo of Europe page:

Corrects the issue that when converting a picture made using only the Outline pen to JPEG format, in order to post it to Miiverse or save it to the SD card, the colours would not save correctly and would all be changed to black.


Pokémon Art Academy is coming to North America on October 24, Nintendo announced today. The game will be available both at retail and on the 3DS eShop.

You can find today’s announcement in full below.

During the week of June 16, Pokemon Art Academy launched in Japan. While it only moved 31,080 copies, the game sold through 70.11 percent of its initial shipment.

Pokemon Art Academy actually could have sold even more if not for a recent Nintendo promotion. The title was made free (starting this month and lasting through the end of July) as part of Nintendo’s Recommended Monthly Software Campaign. You also have to consider that overall sales slowed during the week due to it being the week before payday.


Pokemon Art Academy

Nintendo has opened the European Pokemon Art Academy website. Access it here. You can find information about the software, a trailer, screenshots, and more.

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