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Pokémon takes on 'Mobile Legends' with new MOBA 'Pokémon Unite'

Jun 25, 2020 - 1:07 AM

The game is being co-created by Tencent and Timi Studios, which developed another mobile MOBA, 'Arena of Valor,' and 'Call of Duty: Mobile'

CROSS-PLAY. Smartphone players will be able to play with Switch players. Screenshot from YouTube/official Pokemon channel

Razer releases Pikachu-themed earbuds in China

Apr 16, 2020 - 1:05 PM

The wireless earbuds sport a Pikachu-yellow paint job and are housed in a Pokeball, which supports wireless charging

RAZER'S PIKACHU EARBUDS. Image from ZingGadget

CGI remake of 1st Pokémon movie arrives on Netflix as part of Pokémon Day 2020

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:10 PM

New and special Pokémon will also be appearing in 'Pokémon Go' and 'Pokémon Sword' and 'Shield'

ASH AND PIKACHU. Series protagonists appear in the remake of the 1st Pokémon movie. Image from YouTube/The Official Pokémon YouTube channel

IN PHOTOS: Inside Tokyo's dedicated Nintendo, Pokemon, and Capcom stores

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:14 PM

Planning a visit to Japan soon? You may want to check out the new Nintendo store

All photos from Solid State Now

LOOK: Happy Lemon introduces new Pokemon drinks, tumblers

Feb 02, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Each Pokemon flavor – Oreo Slam, Jiggle Puff Cream, and Thunder Lemon – comes in a limited edition Pikachu tumbler!

LOOK: Be the very best with this Penshoppe x Pokemon collab

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:59 PM

Pi-pika-pi! (That's Pikachu for 'Yes, please!')

LET'S GO PIKACHU. Penshoppe collabs with The Pokemon Company for limited run. Photo courtesy of Penshoppe

Canadian military assigned to play 'Pokemon Go' after fans invade bases

Jan 02, 2020 - 4:20 PM

A surge in the number of suspects being apprehended in the summer after 'Pokemon Go's' release puzzles the army, according to internal documents obtained by Canadian public television channel CBC

BASE INVASIONS. Visitors pose with Pokemon character Pikachu during the opening day of the Pokemon Go Safari Zone at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park in New Taipei City on October 3, 2019. File photo by Daniel Shih/AFP

Catch 'em all: Tens of thousands join Taiwan 'Pokemon Go' safari

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:14 PM

The four-day Pokemon Go Safari Zone in New Taipei City is expected to attract up to half a million fans of the cute fighting creatures

TAIWAN'S POKEMON SAFARI. Visitors pose with Pokemon character Pikachu during the opening day of the Pokemon Go Safari Zone at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park in New Taipei City on October 3, 2019. Photo by Daniel Shih/AFP

Ash Ketchum is finally a Pokemon champion and fans are feeling things

Sep 16, 2019 - 2:34 PM

He's finally the best there ever was – at least in the Alola region

POKEMON CHAMPION. Ash finally wins a league in the anime. Screenshot from Netflix

Gotta catch – and keep – 'em all: Pokemon's enduring legacy

Aug 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

More than 7,500 people from 49 different countries are expected to attend the annual Pokemon World Championships in Washington this weekend

GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL. People peruse Pokemon products during the first day of the 2019 Pokemon World Championships at the Washington Convention Center on August 16, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

LOOK: The Nintendo Switch Lite Pokémon edition

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:56 PM

It features illustrations of two new Legendary Pokémon at the back

POKEMON EDITION. Photo by Nintendo

Gotta catch some shuteye: Pokemon unveils 'sleep game'

May 29, 2019 - 7:21 PM

'It's a game with which you look forward to waking up,' Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara says

POKEMON SLEEP. A new game by The Pokemon Company and DeNA. Image from Pokemon.com

'Detective Pikachu' bolts through strong on opening weekend in PH

May 16, 2019 - 9:56 AM

In just 4 days, the cute and fuzzy Pikachu brings in over P56.7 million in Philippine cinemas on its debut weekend

'Pokemon Sword' and 'Pokemon Shield' set for late 2019 on Nintendo Switch

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Nintendo Switch-based Pokemon trainers will finally have a mainline game in the series to enjoy!

Trainers can now battle one another in 'Pokémon Go'

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:28 PM

'Pokémon Go' players can now engage in player-versus-player action by joining Trainer Battle Leagues

TRAINER BATTLES ARE LIVE! Pokemon Go gets player-versus-player action with Trainer Battle Leagues! Image from Pokemon Go website.

WATCH: Pikachu is fuzzy and sassy in 'Pokemon: Detective Pikachu' trailer

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'I've been so lonely,' says Detective Pikachu

I STILL CHOOSE YOU. The popular Pokemon is the star of the live-action feature. Still from the movie trailer

Collect Biblical characters in 'Follow JC Go,' a 'Pokemon Go' clone

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The game is said to have the Pope’s blessing

Pokemon in 'Pokemon Go' now appear life-size on Android too

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The enhanced augmented reality (AR) mode comes to Android after being released in December 2017 for iOS

Photo from official Pokemon Go website

This is what the live action Pokemon movie will be called

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Director Rob Letterman reveals the movie's official title and logo at the Pokémon World Championships

DETECTIVE PIKACHU. The live action Pokémon movie is set for release in 2019. Screenshot from Twitter.com/DetPikachuMovie

'Pokemon Quest' now available on both iOS and Android

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:03 AM

The game comes to mobile a month after its Switch release

MINECRAFT-STYLE. The game borrows the distinctive block-style graphics of Minecraft. Photo from Pokemon Quest app download page

New Pokémon game coming to Nintendo Switch in November 2018

May 30, 2018 - 12:04 PM

'Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!' and 'Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!' will retell the classic Kanto region storyline, and will have interoperability between the Switch game and Pokémon Go

A SWITCH POKEMON TITLE. The game takes the first-generation Pokemon game experience and adds modern touches for its Switch iteration. Screenshot from Pokemon.com

LOOK: Channel your inner kid with Fila's Pokemon sneakers

Mar 22, 2018 - 2:42 PM

When 1990s nostalgia meets 2010s athleisure

Berita selebriti hari ini: Kamis, 7 Desember 2017

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Ryan Reynolds to play Pikachu in upcoming live-action movie

Dec 07, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Ryan Reynolds is 'Detective Pikachu!'

WATCH: Pikachu speaks English in new movie

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Pikachu professes obsessive attachment to Ash in straight English, ruining the childhood memories of a number of moviegoers

NEW LANGUAGE. The famous electric mouse from the Pokémon videogame series speaks an English sentence in the new movie. Screenshot from official Pokémon channel/YouTube

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Nov 09, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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After Pokemon Go, Niantic announces Harry Potter AR game

Nov 09, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Players will get to experience JK Rowling’s Wizarding World: learn spells, fight legendary beasts, and team up with other players

WIZARDS UNITE! Niantic Labs is bringing the wizarding world of Harry Potter to your mobile phones! Photo from Niantic Labs

In Cebu, cops turn to CHR, 'Project Pokemon' to keep drug war abuse-free

Sep 10, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Cebu City police chief Senior Superintendent Joel Doria is one of 10 teachers soldiers and cops chosen as the Metrobank Foundation s Outstanding Filipinos for 2017

OUTSTANDING FILIPINO. Senior Superintendent Joel Doria is one of 10 Filipinos to receive the prestigious award from the Metrobank Foundation. Photo from the Cebu City Police Office Facebook page

Nintendo announces new Pokemon-related titles for Switch, 3DS

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Nintendo brings Pokken Tournament DX to the Switch while the 3DS gets Ultra versions of Pokemon Sun and Moon as well as virtual console releases of Pokemon Gold and Silver

POKKEN TOURNAMENT DX. The deluxe version of Pokken Tournament is coming to the Switch! Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

Russia seeks prison sentence for church Pokemon hunter

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a YouTube video in August 2016 showing him playing Pokemon Go on his phone in a Russian Orthodox church in the central city of Yekaterinburg The video is viewed more than 1 7 million times

Russian blogger goes on trial for hunting Pokemon in church

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Ruslan Sokolovsky faces up to 7 years in prison over the YouTube video of him zapping Pokemon on a smartphone in a Russian Orthodox church in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg

Pokemon Go launches in South Korea 6 months after global debut

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Niantic works around government limitations on Google Maps which caused the long delay

NOW IN KOREA. The game arrives in the region after its makers figure out a way to work around government-mandated Google Maps limitations. Screengrab from Pokemon Go/Niantic

China puts up Stop sign for Pokemon Go

Jan 12, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The roadblock is put up amid concerns that such games contain rather big social risks including potential threats to consumer and traffic safety and the security of geographic information

POKEMON GO. China is looking into the potential security risks of the game. Screen shot from YouTube.

Start 2017 right with these apps installed on your phones

Dec 31, 2016 - 2:26 PM

There are many worthy applications you can spend your time on but we ve narrowed our list of must keep apps for 2017

Apa yang paling banyak dicari masyarakat Indonesia di Google pada 2016?

Dec 29, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Demam Pokemon GO gerhana matahari Valak hingga ‘bagaimana cara move on’

Pokemon GO menjadi yang paling banyak dicari oleh orang Indonesia di Google. Foto oleh Leon Neal/AFP

Nintendo to release Super Mario Run in mobile game test

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:09 PM

The game will start selling in 151 countries and regions later Thursday and will become available on Android based devices at a later date

SUPER MARIO RUN. The iconic character gives Nintendo a boost. Screengrab from official Super Mario Run website

The Year In Tech: Fake news, burning phones and mixed realities

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Pokemon GO virtual reality s emergence the creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology – these are among the 10 that make this year s list of best and worst of tech in 2016

Pokémon Company, Niantic partner with Globe Telecom

Oct 27, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Globe Telecom is the latest among local businesses that are cashing in on the Pokémon Go craze incorporating the game in their marketing strategies

POKEMON DEAL. For Dan Horan, Globe’s chief commercial officer, this partnership opens a lot of opportunities for the telco. Rappler photo

Dutch take Pokemon Go makers to court as gamers flood beaches

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The authorities now want to ban these small virtual animals in protected areas and in the streets from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am the municipality says in a statement The case will be heard before a court in The Hague on October 11

POKEMON GO IN THE NETHERLANDS. This file photo taken on August 10, 2016 shows Pokemon Go players looking at their cellphones as they gather at the beach in Kijkduin, which has been named as the Pokemon capital of the Netherlands. File photo by Remko de Waal / ANP / AFP

WATCH: NBA champ Shumpert tries to catch Staryu with Irving

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:02 PM

The water pokemon however breaks free from Iman Shumpert s pokeball

POKEMON GO. Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers, seen here during the team's championship victory parade, is all about catching pokemon with Kyrie Irving. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

For hardcore players, the Pokémon Go Plus is a nifty accessory

Sep 13, 2016 - 11:09 AM

A gadget to consider if you want to be the very best

THE POKÉMON GO PLUS. The days of looking down on your phone while playing Pokémon Go are over. Photo from Pokemongo.com

7 hal seru yang tak boleh dilewatkan dari Apple Event

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Apple merilis iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus dan meluncurkan gebrakan baru AirPods

iPhone 7 hadir dengan memori lebih besar; 32, 128, dan 25 GB. Foto oleh Josh Edelson/AFP

Nintendo's Super Mario coming to iPhone

Sep 08, 2016 - 2:05 AM

We have created Super Mario Run to be perfect for playing on your iPhone says Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto

APPLE MEETS NINTENDO. Shigeru Miyamoto, creative fellow at Nintendo and creator of Super Mario, speaks on stage during an Apple launch event on September 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images/AFP

Pokemon GO-inspired love story hits TV, gets mixed reactions

Sep 06, 2016 - 3:35 PM

A local television station airs a movie inspired by the popular mobile app Would you watch it?

Screengrab from Vidio.com

Voyager Innovations plays on Pokemon Go, hires 'lures'

Sep 01, 2016 - 5:16 PM

The company is hiring 30 lure managers who will play the game and activate game lures for the entire day

LURE PARTY. During the Pokemon Go Lure event in SM Megamall. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Japan woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The woman a 72 year old is hit by a 39 year old man who was playing the app while driving Another woman is seriously injured

epa05436225 A Japanese Pokemon fan enjoys playing just released Japanese videogame company Nintendo's hit-mobile game Pokemon Go in front of Kaminarimon at Sensoji, in Tokyo downtown Asakura district, Japan, 22 July 2016 after their school. The game, released in Japan on 22 July, that uses the GPS to locate the smartphone's location, has gained a huge popularity among smartphone users and added to the value of Nintendo that partly owns the franchise enterprise that makes Pokemon. Japanese government has issued a warning to use this game. Nintendo stock share continues to rise with McDonald Japan after the releasement. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Taiwan police grapple for control of Pokemon Go swarms

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Police are struggling to control crowds at a hot springs park in Taiwan that has become a hub for Pokemon Go players after gaining a reputation as a spot to catch rare creatures

CATCHING 'EM ALL. Local gamers play Pokemon Go at the Beitou Park in Taipei on August 23, 2016. Hundreds of local gamers gathering at a local park to catch the Pokemon Go.  Sam Yeh/AFP

How companies are cashing in on Pokemon Go

Aug 22, 2016 - 4:35 PM

These are the ways that establishments in Paris London and New York among others have used the massively popular app to pad their bottom line

TRAFFIC DRIVER. Pokemon Go has sent millions of people onto the streets in a worldwide hunt for virtual monsters – and from neighborhood restaurants to multi-national corporations, businesses smell a profit. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Quezon City councilor wants to restrict Pokemon Go

Aug 18, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The hit game may soon be prohibited in schools churches and government offices in Quezon City

POKE-NO. With a game this big, it's natural for it to face opposition from other fronts.

Night Terrors could be the horror Pokemon Go – if it releases

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The spooky augmented reality app is in development hell but is still pushing through says developer Novum Analytics

SCARE TACTIC. The iOS app digitally populates real-life environments with ghostly figures. Screenshot from Novum Analytics