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Google Teams up With Pokemon for Special “Pokemon of the Year” Vote

To celebrate this year’s anniversary of the release of Pokemon Red & Green in Japan, also known as Pokemon Day around the world, Google has teamed up with the Pokemon Company to create a special popularity voting contest accessible through its search engine. Simply being logged into a Google account and typing “Pokemon vote” into […]
Tags: Google, Games, Japan, Anniversaries, Pokemon, Anime, Announcements, Pokemon Company, Game Freak

Pokemon Home Paid Premium Milking Players For All They’re Worth

The Pokemon Company and Game Freak have elaborated on the functionality of the Pokemon HOME cloud service for the Nintendo Switch, attracting attention of the negative sort as fans have expressed dissatisfaction for having to shell out yet more cash. The cloud service will allow those in possession of a Nintendo Switch and owners of […]
Tags: Games, Nintendo, Pokemon, Anime, Announcements, Pokemon Company, Game Freak, Nintendo Switch

‘Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution’ Trailer: The CGI Remake of the First Pokémon Movie Comes to Netflix

Your heart may be made of stone if you’re not excited (or at least intrigued) by the sleek CGI remake of the Pokémon movie that made you bawl your eyes out at eight years old. So prepare for those tear ducts to well up again, because Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution is coming to Netflix. After making its world debut last summer at Anime Expo 2019, the CGI remake of Pokemon: The First Movie is finally coming to the U.S. on Netflix. And while it looks like there isn’t a chance for Pokémon...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Animation, Pokemon, Anime, Movie Trailers, Remakes, Brock, Pokemon Company, Mewtwo, Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution, Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution, Ash Brock, Sarah Natochenny, Ash Ketchum Bill Rogers, Michele Knotz

There's Something Very Wrong With Pokémon: Twilight Wings

While Pocket Monsters, the primary Pokémon anime, has already followed Ash Ketchum into Galar, the newest region where monsters from Pokémon Sword and Shield can be found, The Pokémon Company’s also just dropped Twilight Wings, a supplementary web series that more deeply explores the culture and lives of Galarian…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Nintendo, Pokemon, Pokemon Company, Ash Ketchum, Pokémon Sword, Galar, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Ello Ello Ello Wots All This Then, Pokemon Twilight Wings

Facebook Launches Two Exclusive Pokémon Games

A pair of Pokémon games is hopping exclusively to Facebook. The social network on Monday launched “Pokémon Tower Battle” and “Pokémon Medallion Battle” — the first time the Pokémon Company is bringing games based on the mini-monster franchise to the Facebook Gaming platform. “Pokémon Tower Battle” is available worldwide while “Pokémon Medallion Battle” is initially […]
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Pokémon-themed manhole covers

Japan’s no stranger to blending pop culture into daily life, with themed restaurants, museums, clothing stores, and the like. This is especially true when it comes to Pokémon, as the fantastical creatures have seemingly pervaded all parts of Japanese society. The newest addition to the mix are Poké Lids, Pokémon-themed manhole covers, that are being installed around Japan’s prefectures in an effort to boost tourism to lesser-visited areas. Kagawa, Japan’s smallest prefecture, is the latest to...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Pokemon, All, Pokemon Company, Yayoi Kusama, Kagoshima, Kagawa, Naoshima, Kagawa Japan, Slowpoke, Kagawa Prefecture Pokémon, Pokémon Slowpoke, Ritsurin Garden Marugame Castle, Great Seto Bridge, Pokémon Kagawa

Pokemon Company Granted Ability to Subpoena Discord & 4Chan Users

The Pokemon Company have now been officially granted permission to subpoena users of Discord and 4Chan in order to track down those that leaked info and photos for Pokemon Sword and Shield before its launch. A few weeks back, the Pokemon Company had filed a lawsuit in order to track down Discord and 4Chan users […]
Tags: Business, Games, Law, Leak, Pokemon, Courts, Anime, Pokemon Company

Pokemon Sword & Shield Receiving Short Anime Episodes

Those eagerly awaiting the opportunity to marvel at the Pokemon Sword and Shield characters in anime form will get to do so soon as short anime episodes have been announced, based off the game’s Galar region and all its inhabitants. Pokemon Company announced Pokemon: Hakumei no Tsubasa, a seven-episode series of 5-minute long anime episodes […]
Tags: Pokemon, Anime, Announcements, Pokemon Company, Ona, Adaptations, Colorido, Galar

Pokemon Company on the Hunt for Leakers

Pokemon Company International has recruited lawyers to search for the individuals responsible for leaking information about Pokemon Sword and Shield, money that some believe would have been better spent fixing the game’s abysmal glitches. The company was rather upset to find that pictures of new, never before seen Pokemon were leaked earlier in the month […]
Tags: Business, Games, Law, Leak, Pokemon, Courts, Anime, Pokemon Company, Pokémon Company International, Pokémon Sword

Nintendo's first store in Japan opens this Friday, and it looks like a Nintendo-lover's paradise — here's what it's like inside (NTDOY)

Nintendo just opened a brand-new flagship store, Nintendo Tokyo, in its home country of Japan. Nintendo Tokyo is located on the sixth floor of Shibuya Parco, a new department store in Tokyo's Shibuya district. A new Pokémon-themed store called Pokémon Center Shibuya will open on the same floor as Nintendo Tokyo, allowing customers to walk through and shop in both stores. Nintendo Tokyo features exclusive merchandise and Nintendo Switch consoles so customers can demo Nintendo's latest releases....
Tags: Japan, New York City, Trends, Nintendo, Pokemon, Tokyo, Zelda, Wall Street Journal, Shibuya, Pokemon Company, Pikachu, Universal Studios Japan, Takashi Mochizuki, Pokémon Center, Nintendo Tokyo, Shibuya Parco

Several New Pokemon Smartphone Projects Announced

The Pokemon Company has come out with several new project and service announcements for the Pokemon franchise involving smartphones. Apart from a new Detective Pikachu game being announced for the Nintendo Switch, the company announced two new smartphone service applications: “Pokemon Home” and “Pokemon Sleep”, together with a new game being developed with DeNA called […]
Tags: Games, Smartphones, Nintendo, Pokemon, Anime, Announcements, Dena, Pokemon Company, Casuals, Pokemon Home

Pokémon goes full-on fitness with new sleep tracker

The Pokémon Company yesterday revealed it’d be releasing a new batch of software starring everyone’s favorite pocket monsters, including an app that turns your sleep into a game. No, that’s not a joke. The company revealed the new batch of hardware and software at a press conference in Tokyo, including a port of Detective Pikachu for the Switch. The apps are Pokémon Home, Pokémon Masters, and Pokémon Sleep. Home is the most immediately useful, as it’s a cloud storage service that allows you to s...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Pokemon, Tokyo, Pokemon Company, Pikachu

Pokémon Sleep: game unveiled that 'turns sleeping into entertainment'

After turning walking into a game, franchise now aims to ‘reward good sleep habits as part of a healthy lifestyle’The Pokémon Company has announced a new game in line with its hit Pokémon Go, called Pokémon Sleep, which aims to “turn sleeping into entertainment”.The new game involves tracking a player’s sleep patterns to affect gameplay, and was announced during a press conference which covered topics as varied as the franchise’s official expansion into China and Pokémon-branded dress shirts com...
Tags: Games, China, Culture, Nintendo, Pokemon, Pokemon Company, Pokemon Go

Gotta catch 'em snores: Pokemon sleep app to launch next year

Japan's the Pokemon Company said on Wednesday it was developing "Pokemon Sleep", a mobile app that tracks players' sleep and uses the data for gameplay, with a release date set for next year.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Pokemon Company

Pokémon Is Making a Game You Play by Sleeping and I've Never Felt More Sure of Myself

During an announcement-packed press event in Tokyo this week, the Pokémon Company unveiled a handful of new services and hardware, including what I believe is the clear standout in this collection of new products: a game called Pokémon Sleep. And based on the limited information I have about how it works, I’m…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Pokemon, Tokyo, Pokemon Company, Pokemon Go, Pokemon Sleep, Pokemon Go To Sleep

Pokémon GO will soon use sleep data to “reward good sleep habits”

Well, here’s a bit of surprise news this evening: at some point in the future, Pokémon GO is going to wrap the player’s sleep habits into the gameplay. It’ll come as part of a wider initiative by The Pokémon Company to — as CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara put it in a press conference this evening — “turn sleep into entertainment”. Which… well, we’ll see how that goes. Niantic CEO John Hanke took the stage at the press conference for a moment, but didn’t really offer much in the way of details. Said Ha...
Tags: TC, Tech, Pokemon, Niantic, Pokemon Company, Ishihara, John Hanke, Pokemon Go, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Said Hanke

Pokemon Co developing sleep-based gaming app, plans 2020 launch

The Pokemon Company said it was developing "Pokemon Sleep", an app that tracks users' sleep and turns it into gameplay, and plans to launch it next year.
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The Pokemon Company Wants to Make Sleeping Fun

The Pokemon Company introduced “Pokemon Sleep” during its press conference on Tuesday, a new app intended to make sleep more fun. The “Pokemon Sleep” app and game tracks a user’s sleeping patterns and the gameplay then adjusts based on their sleeping pattern. The game is also compatible with a new Pokemon Go Plus + device […]
Tags: News, Pokemon, Pokemon Company, Pokemon Go, Pokemon Sleep, Pokemon Company Wants

Pokemon’s Geodude Becomes Iwate Tourism Ambassador

The Pokemon Company and Japan’s Iwate prefecture have formed quite the odd collaboration as the rock hard Geodude was crowned the district’s tourism ambassador. As the kanji for Iwate taken individually mean stone (岩, “iwa”) and hands (手, “te”), one of Pokemon’s original rock types fits the description perfectly as it, in essence, is just […]
Tags: Japan, Bizarre, Tourism, Pokemon, Anime, Announcements, Iwate, Pokemon Company, PV, Kigurumi, Geodude

‘Detective Pikachu’ Screenwriters Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit on Choosing the Right Pokemon for the Story [Interview]

Pokemon has been many things: card games, video games, animated series, animated movies, and now the live-action movie Detective Pikachu . Well, live-action with CGI Pokemon who fit seamlessly into the world of Ryme City. Tim (Justice Smith) travels to Ryme City to collect his dead estranged father’s things. When his dad’s partner, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) shows up, Tim finds he can hear Pikachu speaking English, unlike the usual Pokemon language. Together, Tim and Pikac...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Pokemon, Rob, Ryan Reynolds, Warner Brothers, Video Game, Tim, Hernandez, Gilligan, Benji, Pokemon Company, Pikachu, Josh Gad, Bulbasaur

Sumo Logic, the startup helping Airbnb and the Pokémon Company secure their cloud software, raised $110 million in a round valuing it above $1 billion

Cloud analytics platform Sumo Logic has raised $110 million in a round led by Battery Ventures, the company announced Wednesday. This round values the startup above $1 billion. Sumo Logic helps developers secure their cloud software. It gives them visibility into cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. This makes Sumo Logic the latest unicorn in enterprise tech — a space that saw two major IPOs in April with PagerDuty and Zoom. Cloud analytics startup...
Tags: Google, Ebay, Trends, Warren Buffett, Airbnb, Sutter Hill Ventures, Sequoia, Sand Hill Road, Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Pokemon Company, Ramin Sayar, Sumo Logic, Amazon Web Services Microsoft, Franklin Templeton, Allbirds

'What the hell is this thing?': Designers on the new 'Pokémon' movie detail the bizarre process of translating cartoons into reality

A new, live-action Pokémon movie starring Pikachu arrives on Friday, named "Pokémon Detective Pikachu." The movie transforms cartoon Pokémon into "real" creatures through the magic of visual effects. In an interview with Wired, the VFX production team related the hilarious challenges they faced in converting Pokémon from cartoons to reality while balancing the interests of The Pokémon Company. "'He's obviously wearing Speedos and he's wearing a wrestling belt.' And they said, 'No that's his s...
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Visually Impaired Man Sues Pokémon Company Over Non-ADA Compliant Website

A visually-impaired man is suing The Pokémon Company because he says one of its websites is not equally accessible to blind consumers and violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to court documents filed on Monday. Derrick Dennis of Queens, New York is legally blind and needs screen reading software to view a website’s […]
Tags: News, Pokemon, Ada, Queens New York, Pokemon Company, The Pokemon Company, Derrick Dennis

‘Detective Pikachu’ Coming to ‘Pokémon Go’ in Limited-Time Event

The Pokémon Company and game developer Niantic are celebrating the theatrical release of “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” by putting some movie-inspired content into “Pokémon Go,” they announced on Monday. Starting on May 7, players of the popular augmented reality game can catch a Pikachu wearing a deerstalker hat. They will also have more encounters with select […]
Tags: News, Pokemon, Niantic, Pokemon Company, Pikachu, Pokemon Go, Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Sword and Shield to land on Nintendo Switch this year

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have unveiled the next Pokémon game in the main series. The new game will come in two variants later this year — Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Nintendo announced the new game in a Pokémon Direct live stream. And if you’ve been playing Pokémon in the past, you’ll feel right at home. The design of the world and the characters look just like Pokémon Let’s Go on the Nintendo Switch, but with more details. There will be a new region called Galar and it vaguely ...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Tech, Nintendo, Pokemon, Pokemon Company, Galar, Grookey Scorbunny, Pokémon Shield Nintendo

‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’ Announced For Nintendo Switch

“Pokémon Sword and Shield” for Nintendo Switch were announced during Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct. The Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara introduced the two new titles during the presentation. The games will take place in the Galar region, an expansive area with “diverse” environments including cities, forests, lush countrysides, and “craggy,” snow-covered mountains. Players will visit various […]
Tags: News, Nintendo, Pokemon, Pokemon Company, The Pokemon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Galar

The Pokémon Company Unveils Extensive Line of ‘Detective Pikachu’ Merch

The Pokémon Company is putting out an extensive line of products for its first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “Detective Pikachu,” it announced on Thursday. Among the new offerings are Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) booster packs, action figures, an interactive plush from Wicked Cool Toys, and an adorable deerstalker hat with Pikachu ears. All of the […]
Tags: News, Pokemon, TCG, Pokemon Company, The Pokemon Company, Detective Pikachu

Why You Won’t See Ash Ketchum in ‘Detective Pikachu’

Ash Ketchum famously declared that he would catch ’em all, but the one thing he won’t catch is a front-row seat to the first live-action Pokémon movie. Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman confirmed that the TV series’ famous protagonist won’t be appearing in the film — which technically is in line with the premise of the video game upon which it’s based, which features an entirely new lead character. But this decision will inevitably leave plenty of ’90s kids who grew up on the series hear...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, America, Adaptation, Pokemon, Nashville, Ash, Anime, Ryan Reynolds, Smith, Letterman, Legendary Pictures, Satoshi, Pokemon Company, Pikachu, Ash Ketchum

Detective Pikachu Director Talks Bringing Pokemon to Life

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Detective Pikachu Director talks bringing Pokemon to life Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman spoke with IGN about the upcoming film, the first live-action Pokemon movie, and why they decided to go a different route than bringing fan favorite trainer Ash Ketchum to the big screen. “It’s a really great story. It was something with a lot of heart, and it was just very unique. And because there’s already been so much work done with Ash, for the first live-action movie I ...
Tags: Movies, Ash, Warner Bros, Ryan Reynolds, Smith, Letterman, Golden Globe, Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Pokemon Company, IGN, Pikachu, Ryan Reynolds Deadpool, Ash Ketchum, ComingSoon, Movie News

Twitch’s Massive “Pokémon” Marathon Spans 16 Movies and 19 Anime Seasons

Streaming platform Twitch is working in tandem with The Pokémon Company to host a few lengthy “Pokémon“-themed marathons. The “massive” marathon will feature 932 episodes live-streamed as part of several different sessions set to take place from Aug. 27 throughout 2019. According to Twitch, it’s the service’s longest viewing event to hit the platform thus […]
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