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The Tokyo Grand Hyatt's limited-edition
NewsFriday, 26th April 2024 by “Come stay in our Pokémon Sleep-themed suite, but don’t steal our Snorlax plushie”, urges Tokyo’s Grand Hyatt hotel

Pokémon fans with £1,000 to spare could do worse than to spend a night in the Grand Hyatt’s limited edition suite. Just don’t take the decorations home.

A cyberpunk-esque 3D blueprint of Lumiose City, from the Pokémon Legends: Z-A trailer
Pokémon PresentsNewsTuesday, 27th February 2024 by Pokémon Legends: Z-A might finally redeem the Kalos Region

The Pokémon Company revealed Pokémon Legends: Z-A and Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket today. And we have more questions than answers.

The Legendary Pokémon Zamazenta awkwardly rotating on the spot like a mannequin, in Pokémon Sword and Shield
NewsMonday, 14th August 2023 by The Pokémon Company is “having conversations” about how it can better balance quality and quantity

As disquiet continues to build in the Pokémon fandom, it seems TPC has – quietly – acknowledged it for the first time. But will anything come of it?

The player character looks out over the Paldea region from the top of a lighthouse
ReviewFirst impressionsFriday, 18th November 2022 by Pretty, but patchy: were Pokémon Scarlet and Violet even designed for the current Nintendo Switch?

Sure, Game Freak aren’t known for well-optimised, performant code. But we’ve got other ideas about what’s caused the new Pokémon games’ issues.

The colourful cast of Rhythm Paradise Megamix
E3 2016Ace AttorneyNewsThursday, 16th June 2016 by Nintendo didn’t do a conference, but their Treehouse had some pretty cool stuff in it

With Rhythm Paradise, Ace Attorney, and Pokémon all appearing, Mike was always going to be pleased. Regardless of Breath of the Wild’s first big preview.

A Minecraft demo running on Microsoft's HoloLens AR headset
E3 2016FeatureSaturday, 11th June 2016 by A Critical look ahead

As E3 looms, so does the prospect of “finally getting a proper look at Mass Effect: Andromeda“. No matter how cringe the rest is, that might be enough.