The Damned

Pokémon: Sun and Moon - Version 1.1 update available, QR code on first page

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January 12th: There's an update for Sun and Moon on the eShop, go get it if you want to fix the following:

  • Certain pokémon like Kadabra not learning certain moves when they evolve (Confusion, for instance
  • A significant glitch during online battle where you can lose, even though the conditions for winning are met (Rocky Helmet knocks the opponent out when you're knocked out) and a few other minor things
  • Fixing Z-Parting Shot and Z-Memento during Battle Spot, which perform incorrectly
  • Pretty much all the online stuff. Seriously, if you plan to participate in anything online, you're going to need this patch at some point

For your convenience, there's even a QR code you can scan to go right to the update:

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Also, all the current events are now over. Meoletta is done, Munchlax is done, the second Global Mission is done. All done.

I guess all we have to wait for now is Pokémon Bank to unlock and the Virtual Console versions of Red, Blue and Yellow to connect to it as well.

December 27th: The Meoletta event is done, but we still have a few weeks (or months) to get the free Sun and Moon event pokémon.

Also, there's a new Global Mission!

If we get 1 million Islnad Scans by January 9th, everyone that participated gets 2017 (like the year) Festival Coins. If not, we only get 217. Also, for anyone that has a pokemon-gl.com account tied to your game, you get double the coins (434 to 4034).

Simply scan as many Island Scans as you get every day until the 9th. With about 6 million copies of the game floating around out there, we really only need a fifth or so of the player base to win. But every bit helps! There's even a rumor of  an extra bonus if we utterly exceed the goal. Is it true? I don't know, but I'm willing to try.

December 22nd: The Meoletta event is nearly over! Get yours now while you can, if you haven't already! This is the last of the XY and ORAS giveaways.

Sun and Moon Events:

  • Munchlax from November 18th, 2016 to January 11th, 2017 - WiFi Download for Sun and Moon
  • Magearna - December 5th, 2016 to March 5th, 2017 - QR Code for Sun and Moon

WiFi Download Instructions:

1. At the main screen, press a button to get to the Main Menu. It will say "Mystery Gift" under the big "Continue" button with your game info. (Please remember that you have to have played the game to the point where you received the Pokédex already. If you haven't done this yet, do so now.) Select "Mystery Gift".

2. Select "Receive Gift". It will ask you about the Communication Channel being open. Select "Yes".

3. Now select "Get Via Internet". The game will ask you to connect to the internet, select "yes". The game will now search for the event online.

4. A "Card" should appear on the screen with a small image of the pokémon in question, and some info. It will ask you if you want to receive it now. Choose
yes".

5. Get your Legendary. Watch it dance around a bit the game congratulates you on getting him. It will then tell you to press "A" to exit. Go back to the main menu and choose "Continue".

6. Go to any PokéCenter in any town and talk to the guy standing in front of the counter. She will give you your new Legendary Pokémon!

December 5th: The Magearna event is now live! Scan the QR code on the pokémon.com site to get yours! Remember, it's only for Sun and Moon, not XY or ORAS.

November 17th: Only a few more hours until it's out. I'm heading out in the morning to get mine. I'm completely undecided: Sun or Moon? The only real difference is a dozen pokémon exclusive to each version, and the Day/Night shift. I like the look of the nights in Moon, but Sun has a lot of good looking daytime areas as well.

I guess in a bout a week, this thread can wrap it up and someone else can make a new thread just for Sun and Moon talk. Until then, though, we still got that Meoletta event next month, and a week until the Genesect event is over.

November 1st: Well, that's the end of the multiple Legendarys of October. Next up is Genesect, available from GameStop and EBGames stores as a code. Genesect is a revived ancient fossil that was genetically modified into an armored monster that shoots elemental lasers from the laser cannon that sits on top of its back.

Yeah, Gen 5 was weird that way.

October 18th: The demo is out! it's just over 3000 blocks, so it should be quick. Serebii.net has mentioned that characters are in the demo are talking about events in 5 days and 18 days, so it seems there are more events in the demo to come!

October 8th: Sun and Moon demo on October 18th! Starter evos revealed! FOUR legendary giveaways this month! Craploads of stuff happening this month!

September 26th: Victini event is over. Hope you grabbed one. Starting October 1st, Keledo will be available over wifi. Keledo is a unicorn-like Pokémon and has some Three Musketeers inspiration behind it. Also, it transforms into some sort of mini-death horse when using its special move.

August 30th: Only a few more days until you can download Victini via WiFi. Victini first appeared in Gen 5, in the Black and White games on the DS. It's a Fire/Psychic type, with a solid 100 in each base stat. Think Mew, but with more burning things and a big V-shaped haircut. Victini is pretty cool. Late August 31st/early September 1st will see the event go live. One per game, just like usual.

Also, there will be a new Nintendo Direct on September 1st. Could be anything, no details have been released yet. Might be Sun and Moon info, might be completely unrelated.

August 11th: New video out, with lots of new pokémon revealed: 

There's also a Japanese version that shows more of Team Skull and more older pokémon, like Haunter and Drowzee.

August 1st: Arceus event is live! Go to your local GameStop or EB Games and ask for an Arceus code card. Instructions are listed above!

Also, a new event for Volcanion will be taking place. From October 1st and on, GameStop and EB Games will be handing out cards with download codes.

July 24th: Bye Shaymin! Your event is over, and we may never see you again... or there will be a series of download event s for Sun and Moon. Or Eighth Gen. Or whatever. The important point is that I got a bunch of you for free.

Starting on August 1st, we're getting Arceus. Known mostly for being mentioned in an episode of House MD, as well as being the creator god of all the Pokémon universe. This time, though, you have to go to GameStop or EB Games in the US and Canada. No idea what stores are doing it in Europe, Australia or any other parts of the world. Sorry. :(

June 30th: Manaphy event is over, long live Manaphy! But now we make way for the Shaymin event, which starts tonight and carries on to July 24th.

May 26th: Well, that's another event over. We are getting spoiled this year with free stuff, aren't we? Updated the first post with more info regarding the events, and instructions in case anyone needed them.

See you again when Nintendo releases some more info on Sun and Moon!

May 14th: Don't forget that you can get a Shiny Xerneas right now, and next week, a Shiny Yveltal!

April 29th: There's an unannounced download event for Zygarde! He's the last of the Gen 6 Legendaries, a giant green snake thing with diamond patterns. He's cool and awesome and you can get one now!

No news of this event was announced, so if it's a glitch, abuse it! If it's an early gift, accept it! Just use the internet Mystery Gift feature as before! GO! GO NOW!!

April 1st, 2016 (Not a prank, I assure you): The Jirachi event is now live. Again, simply go to your game's Mystery Gift option, just like with Celebi.

Jirachi is the 3rd Gen secret Pokémon, just like Celebi and Mew before it. With a base of 100 across all six stats, and its rare Steel/Psychic typing, Jirachi makes for some fun battling. Get yours while you can, as the even ends on the 24th of April.

March 2nd, 2016: Got PokéBank? How does getting three free Legendary Pokémon sound? Pretty good? OK, how about if they also had their rare Hidden Abilities on top of it? You're happy? Good to hear.

Regice, Regirock and Registeel will be free to download to PokéBank starting March 4th and ending October 31st, 2016. You have months to get them, but still, why wait?

February 27th: the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon series. Nothing too big happened today... except for the announcement of the next games, Sun and Moon!

So far, we only have a few images of concept art and some behind-the-scenes work at Game Freak. Other than that, I don't know what to tell you.

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I was hoping this thread would include a video of every time Ash ever told Pikachu to use thundershock in the anime. 

But man...childhood me would be so excited about Pokemon Go. Adult me is excited too. But adult me has to catch up and learn about all of the new Pokemon that were added after Gen 2 so I don't get totally wrekt. 

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Picked up the Build-A-Bear Pikachu while at Magfest because my curiosity was piqued.  Not sure if the card it comes with is a preexisting one with a symbol added or a new one.

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I saw the title of this thread and thought it'd be one of the greatest remix albums ever. Then I read the actual post. :P
Anyways, I've played Pokemans Yellow, Stadium, Snap, Colosseum, Mystery Dungeon (Red Rescue Team, I think), FireRed, and Platinum. I have very fond memories of going head-to-head against my brother, although unfortunately he was always a more focussed trainer than I was, so his level 100's always clocked my level 70-80's. Then several years later, we started doing level 50 matches. ...Aaaand I still lost, although not nearly as much as I had before. But I still had Mewtwo, so my fragile ego was satisfied.

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I've been playing since about early 1999. I didn't know about the series until early that year.

But, I did just start a job. My first real adult job. First paycheck came in, saw I made a relative fortune over the last two weeks, the first thing I bought was a brand new GameBoy Color... and a game I heard some friends talk about called Digmo- nah, just kidding, it was Pokémon Red.

Well... we know where that led to.

I've been collecting the games since, though I haven't always been able to get all of them. I'm missing quite a few, as you can see. But I've made up for that with the manga, Pokémon Special (aka Adventures) as well as a small amount of plushies and some other little collectibles.

http://imgur.com/ovXuWyA

Then we have that whole Missingno Tracks thing. And the various other Pokémon related stuff I've been involved in over the years. Some podcast stuff, interviews, hosting minor events like a trading and battling tournament at the local anime convention... lots of things, here and there.

I've been a fan of the games for a long time, and sometimes I wonder where it will go, how it will turn out. I hope it avoids the pitfalls of its brethren. Mega Man used to be one of the greats, and now it's all but abandoned. Sonic used to be the mascot of Sega and was the character of the early 90s. Now, he's a most famous for a string of bad games, and his guest appearance in Smash Bros.

I hope that instead, it will continue to keep evolving (no pun intended) into better and better games. The progress from 1996 to 2016 hasn't been as great as some other games, but it has been consistent. Each generation has taken the better traits and applied them to the next. The series has slowly but steadily grown, and it looks like it's going to keep doing so for the next few years.

Thank you, GameFreak. I hope this year is as good as the last 20!

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Looks like they got a leak that Pokemon Sun and Moon will be announced tomorrow!

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FINALLY! We can have the cross-over that was meant to be!

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Well, the direct is over... and it's official, Sun and Moon are coming out this holiday season (likely Novemeber) 2016.

Only other thing of note was that you can use the 3DS VC versions of Red/ Blue and Yellow with Pokémon Bank to transfer your pokémon to Sun and Moon when it comes out. Finally, first gen transfers to... 6th gen? seventh gen?

Yeah, they didn't address that at all. "We're making a new game!" "Cool! Is it continuing the XY/ORAS generation, or is this the start of a new set of games?" "NEW GAAAAAAAMMME!"

Also, couldn't help but notice that they said "with Sun and Moon versions" and didn't mention anything about the current games. Just... ignore those for now.

Lastly, not from the video, but from people that have gotten their special 20th anniversary N3DSs with the game on it, the Yellow version has the Pikachu surfing mini-game on it, and you can use any Pikachu, regardless of it knowing Surf, to play it.

Welp, I guess we'll hear more after E3 when the next Nintendo Direct.

EDIT: Awesome. So, in case you didn't know, there were several methods to glitch the old RBY games to get certain pokémon to appear. Namely, Mew.

Well, the glitches are still there. Combine that with the announced Bank compatibility in the future, and we'll have tons of Mews floating around before the end of the year.

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I'd probably be more excited if I'd actually finished any of the last three pokemon games I've bought.  I never actually got anywhere near beating a pokemon game except for the original Blue way back in the day.

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Wish they'd shown us the starters, but I wouldn't be surprised if Magearna is the first of these new Pokémon.

Also there's two things I want from Sun/Moon: 

1) A Dark/Bug Mosquito.

2) A Dark-type Gym.

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7 hours ago, The Damned said:

Well, the direct is over... and it's official, Sun and Moon are coming out this holiday season (likely Novemeber) 2016.

Only other thing of note was that you can use the 3DS VC versions of Red/ Blue and Yellow with Pokémon Bank to transfer your pokémon to Sun and Moon when it comes out. Finally, first gen transfers to... 6th gen? seventh gen?

Yeah, they didn't address that at all. "We're making a new game!" "Cool! Is it continuing the XY/ORAS generation, or is this the start of a new set of games?" "NEW GAAAAAAAMMME!"

Also, couldn't help but notice that they said "with Sun and Moon versions" and didn't mention anything about the current games. Just... ignore those for now.

Lastly, not from the video, but from people that have gotten their special 20th anniversary N3DSs with the game on it, the Yellow version has the Pikachu surfing mini-game on it, and you can use any Pikachu, regardless of it knowing Surf, to play it.

Welp, I guess we'll hear more after E3 when the next Nintendo Direct.

EDIT: Awesome. So, in case you didn't know, there were several methods to glitch the old RBY games to get certain pokémon to appear. Namely, Mew.

Well, the glitches are still there. Combine that with the announced Bank compatibility in the future, and we'll have tons of Mews floating around before the end of the year.

And possibly Missingno., which raises the question of what happens if you send it to Pokemon Bank.

4 hours ago, Mirby said:

Wish they'd shown us the starters, but I wouldn't be surprised if Magearna is the first of these new Pokémon.

It'll probably be an Event Legendary.

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Base stats of 90 across the board. With a suckass ability.

And it can't learn new moves, it only has one move in its entire moveset. No HMs, no TMs, no Tutors, just Tackle.

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I must sadly admit that I have not played any Pokemon games since Diamond and Pearl. I am picking up a 3DS soonish though, soooo...slightly off topic, what would be the "best"(subjectively speaking) 3DS game to hold me off until Sun/Moon?

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I have a theory about this. There was an old interview with Masuda that came out shortly before ORAS. In it, he mentions that they're always looking to surprise people. Hence instead of Gray in Gen5, we got BW2. And instead of Z or XY2, he counts ORAS as those.

Now here's what I think. Zygarde just got a bunch of new forms. Volcanion was announced recently, and is following Magearna. Not only that, but AZ's Floette still remains in game with its special move Light of Ruin unreleased. There's also those train tracks in Couriway Town that lead east and that weird totem that you can get in XY that remains, well, mysterious. What if Sun/Moon aren't Gen7? What if they're a new adventure in PokéGermany just east of Kalos (PokéFrance) that takes place at the same time, or a few years after, XY? Also, there were so few Pokémon introduced in Gen6 in comparison to literally every generation before it... what if we didn't get them all?

I think that Sun/Moon continuing the storyline even further and expanding upon that part of the Pokémon world would be a great idea. And maybe, just maybe, after we finish the game we can return to Kalos from that region, paying tribute to G/S having Kanto fully explorable? It would be a great way to pay tribute to that feature that's quite celebrated from those games, and fitting for the 20th Anniversary games.

I could be completely wrong, of course, but it could happen. I just think there's still so much left undone that was introduced in Gen6 for them to just move on to the next generation already.

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XY have the newest mechanics, and that whole trainer customization thing.

ORAS has some nice features, like flying around on Latios/Latias, and Secret Bases... but nothing that new compared to what you may have played in the original Ruby and Sapphire. in fact, the Battle Frontier is gone from Emerald, and I don't even think there's a Battel Tower anymore.

Honestly, I'd say XY has ore to offer in terms of new stuff, while ORAS has more to do post-game (that whole Delta storyline).

Coin toss, I guess.

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ORAS also has the Poke Radar thing.  Another thing, the National Pokedex stuff comes earlier in ORAS after you defeat Groudon rather than having to wait until you beat the Elite 4.

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10 hours ago, Pipez said:

And possibly Missingno., which raises the question of what happens if you send it to Pokemon Bank.

Seriously the thought of having Missingno in a modern game makes me so excited. I hope they count for that edge case in their programming and just let people use Missingno :) Like it really wouldn't be that big of a deal to do, and I doubt they'd just forget about that possibility.

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Well I'm assuming that it'll pull your currently active PC box from RBY into Pokémon Bank via the PokéTransporter, and if the PokéTransporter detects a Pokémon that might be illegal or hacked in some way it'll prevent that Pokémon from being uploaded.

Likely if someone tries that it'll just be like THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS POKEMON SORRY CAN'T UPLOAD IT

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JUST SHOW ME THE FUCKING STARTERS NINTENDO

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No starters! That's the awesome secret of the new games. You just walk out of your house into the tall grass, and whatever you first encounter is now your starter. Gen 7 equivalents of Pidgeys and Rattattas EVERYWHERE.

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I had some doubts, but shit, this guy makes some good points. Not a bad place to base the game on.

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You know in my theory post I wasn't saying they left features and stuff, I meant places and storyline threads. Also that Strange Souvenir has yet to be explained.

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New Pokemon! Yay!

Here's hoping that this time around they actually make some substantial changes to the game formula rather than just shoving a bunch more forgettable Poke designs down our throats and yet another ridiculous sidegame that nobody really bothers with (Pokemon Dream World, anybody?)

... Who am I kidding? It's still Game Freak. I shouldn't expect anything major at this point. And I'm probably still gonna buy it out of sheer fanboyism :<

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