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Pokemon X and Y Gives Away Free Heracross and Pinsir this August

Starting this August 13, Nintendo will be giving away a free Heracross and Pinsir to players of Pokemon X and Y, respectively. Players who wish to net either of these two freebies will have to act fast, though, as the distribution event will end on September 17. If you miss that, you’ll have to acquire your own Heracross or Pinsir through some other means. Additionally, the free Pokemon will start at level 50 and will come with a few useful skills.

Details from the Pokemon Company:

Free to Play Pokemon Game on the Way: The Thieves and the 1,000 Pokemon

A new free-to-play game titled The Thieves and the 1,000 Pokemon has been released for the Nintendo 3DS as a way of heralding the upcoming movie Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. The game takes advantage of the handheld’s StreetPass feature in order to befriend and collect Pokemon. Said collected Pokemon can then be used to combat a band of thieves and their own Pokemon.

The main tie-in to the film is that the villainous thieves will be appearing in the anime movie. To see the game in action, you can check out the trailer below:

Get Pokemon X or Y for Free This March

Nintendo wants you to get a new 3DS, and they want you to get it so bad that they’re willing to give away a download copy of either Pokemon X or Pokemon Y for free. There is a catch, of course. There is always a catch. Especially in Nintendo’s case, as they’re not exactly flush with money right now.

In order to get a free download code for Pokemon X or Y, you have to register a Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, or 3DS XL system as well as one “qualifying game” between March 1 and March 31. The download codes need to be redeemed within that time period as well.

Nintendo to Provide Solution to Pokemon X and Y Save Glitch

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It seems that not all news associated with the Pokemon X and Y release is good, as there have been reports these past few days that both digital and physical copies of Pokemon X and Y has a glitch that will make the controls unresponsive when a player saves in certain areas inside Luminose City and then reloads the save.

Thankfully, Nintendo once again shows a level of customer awareness and response times that is commendable these days, as they have promised to release a patch that will fix the glitch. In the meantime, they have released a statement and a map that teaches players how to avoid the glitch:

Pokemon X’s Xerneas Makes its Way to Super Smash Bros.


By now, we’re assuming that Pokemon fans who were planning to take a stab at the recently released Pokemon X and Y already have their own copies, and have already picked their own starters. However, it would seem like Nintendo doesn’t want your experience with the new breeds to stop with the Nintendo 3DS, as the official Super Smash Bros. website has just been updated with another daily pic. Most people will only recognize the grinning Pikachu, but if you look closely at the thing that’s in his background, you’ll recognize yet another pokemon.

Meowth Promotes Upcoming Pokemon X and Y Card Game

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Meowth might not be as popular as Pikachu or the other 3 starters from his time, but he’s got a solid fanbase that can’t help but fall in love with the mischievous, opportunistic pokemon. The Pokemon Company knows it, which is probably why they gave Meowth his own chance to shine, via a short video that promotes the Japanese Pokemon XY card game, which is scheduled for release next month.

Just a warning: if you’re only familiar with the English dub of Pokemon, Inuko Inuyama’s voice may sound a little bit uncomfortable due to the big difference. But hey, they’re the original so you have to get with the program, and Meowth is Meowth, right? Also: it’s a puppet, and puppets are always kewl.

You can check out the videos below:

New Pokemon Anime Movie to Celebrate Pokemon X and Y Launch

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We have previously posted news about Pokemon X and Y’s impressive sales figures during its launch weekend, and while enjoying the newly minted games on your Nintendo 3DS should be enough celebration for the event, Cartoon Network is not content and will instead let fans celebrate harder by airing Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened for the first time ever in the US.

Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened will air this coming Saturday, October 19th, on Cartoon Network at exactly 12:30 PM ET/PT. The film will feature two of the most powerful pokemon in the series to date, fan favorite legendary Mewtwo and Red Genesect. The two extremely powerful Pokemon are set on a collision course, with Ash, Pikachu, and the gang caught in the middle.

Pokemon X and Y Pushes 4 Million Units Worldwide

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We have previously reported that the release of Pokemon X and Y in some areas of the US were affected by the government shutdown, but as the universe’s way of reminding us that our country is just a small part of the world – Nintendo is now reporting that the release of Pokemon X and Y is a complete success, having pushed over 4 million units worldwide since its release, and it’s still climbing.

Watch the Live Action Pokemon X and Y Launch Trailer


We at Toonbarn LOVE cartoons and animation in all of its forms, but that does not necessarily mean that we won’t pay attention to live action content purely out of a desire to be consistent, because we also love live action renditions of popular animated franchises. Case in point, Nintendo’s launch trailer for Pokemon X and Y, which is live action but contains CG, and melds the two mediums perfectly together.

Some Shipments of Pokemon X and Y Delayed Due to Government Shutdown


Where I come from, there’s this old saying that roughly translates to “Don’t Let the Problems of the Adults Affect the Children,” but in the case of Pokemon X and Y, that adage seems to have failed as the recent Government Shutdown in the US has affected the release of Pokemon X and Y in the country.

How Pokemon X and Y’s Names Came About


The naming scheme for all the main Pokemon installments have always pertained to colors – there’s been a slight deviation during the precious stones phase, but Ruby, Sapphire, and Diamond still had something to do with colors (red, blue, and white, respectively) and then we returned to straight colors with Black and White.

By the time Black and White 2 came about, it felt like they were already running out of colors to use, which is what most people point to as the reason for the new X and Y suffixes. However, a recent installment of Nintendo’s “Iwata Asks,” Game Freak director Junichi Masuda and Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara have revealed a more interesting reason for the change in naming scheme:

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