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The Pokemon Company has announced its 2014 brand licensing results through License! Global. In terms of retail sales, they were able to generate $2 billion of licensed products worldwide. Along with the Pokemon video games, other elements such as the anime and trading card game are included in that amount.

An excerpt from License! Global’s report reads:

Pokémon features a wide array of offerings from video games, the Pokémon trading card game, animation and wide variety of licensed lifestyle products, making it one of the most diverse and beloved entertainment franchises in the world. Highly anticipated Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire launched in November and, with only six weeks of sales, became the best-selling set of video games in 2014, adding to the more than 270 million Pokémon video games sold to-date.

With more than 21.5 billion Pokémon TCG cards shipped globally and nearly 800 episodes currently in its animation library, Pokémon is a long-standing market leader and enjoyed an incredibly strong year at retail in 2014.

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UK Pokemon fans hoping to try their luck at obtaining one of the few Eon Tickets being distributed can now sign up for the chance to win one. Participants are required to complete the entry form found here, which also includes all the terms and conditions of entry. The Pokemon Company will be choosing 15 different fans from around the area to travel to London on November 28th for a chance to meet Junichi Masuda of GAME FREAK who produced Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Producer Junichi Masuda of GAME FREAK will be releasing the very first Eon Ticket at a Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire launch event in London.

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket can be claimed via StreetPass, attend the special launch event and be one of the first to get your special EON Ticket.

With the Eon Ticket you’ll have the opportunity to catch one of the Legendary Eon Pokémon, Latias or Latios.

The Pokemon Company will also be sending 15 people from 15 cities across the UK to the special event to help spread the Eon Ticket far and wide as most will have to wait to get the ticket from someone who has already recieved it.

Check out The Great EON Ticket Relay UK site for more details

 

In March, Nintendo filed a US patent along with Ambrella and The Pokemon Company for “Information Processing Apparatus, Information Processing System, Information Processing Method and Recording Medium”. The filing was only just made public today.

That application title may sound confusing, but it’s ultimately for a handheld device incorporating NFC/RFID figures and IC cards (smart cards). As you would expect, the device focuses on Pokemon and gaming.

How exactly this patent will be used is currently unknown. For all we know, it could just be a filing that will never be used. Only time will tell…

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Along with the screenshots above, The Pokemon Company passed along the following information about Diancie:

The Pokémon Company International revealed a newly discovered Pokémon from the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games, Rock- and Fairy-type Pokémon, Diancie! Diancie is an extremely rare Mythical Pokémon, a special Pokémon that cannot be found during normal gameplay. Known to boast the greatest beauty in all the world, Diancie’s body glitters pink, captivating the hearts of many. During battle, Diancie can produce a great volume of diamonds instantaneously by compressing air between its hands. It uses these diamonds to attack enemies and protect itself.

Details on how Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players can get Diancie will be shared at a later date. In the meantime, a brand-new trailer featuring the Mythical Pokémon in action is available to post on your site. Official character art and screenshots of Diancie are also being made available for the first time, today.