Super Mario Maker, one of the Wii U's best games, comes to 3DS today, which would be great if it wasn't missing a pivotal feature: The ability to upload your courses online.
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There is about a 1 in 4000 chance a unique colour variant of a Pokemon will appear in a random encounter, making "shiny Pokemon" the rarest type of monster you can capture. Some people have played Pokemon for decades and have never seen a shiny. Here's how you can beat those odds and get a shiny in Sun and Moon.
Slowpoke tails are nutritious and delicious! We've known that since Pokémon Gold and Silver. And now, we get to know that some more.
The massive popularity of 1996's Pokemon Red and Blue has cast a long shadow over the Pokemon series. Much of the fanbase believes in the superiority of the original 151 monsters, and given 2016's Pokemon GO phenomenon — which only had the initial cast — who can argue? With the newest Pokemon games, Sun and Moon, Game Freak plays nice with that reality, inviting fans on a holiday that celebrates (yet also reinvents) what people love about pocket monsters.
I love Pokemon. I grew up on the games and anime. I learnt the Pokerap. I owned the soundtrack to the first movie and I spent real dollars on Pokemon GO.
But as I started playing through Pokemon Sun this week, I noticed that the childhood whimsy was being overshadowed by something dark and more sinister — adult cynicism.