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[Video] Kanto Cap Ash-Pikachu Shows off his Z-Move

Hat wearing Pikachus are coming to Pokémon Sun & Moon and what’s more, is they know a certain Z-Move that only they can use and now thanks to the official Pokémon Twitter account, we can see that Z-Move in action!

As of right now, there has still yet to be any details regarding a Western release shared, meaning fright now, Ash-Pikachu us just a Japan exclusive to those who pre-book for the Pokémon: I Choose You movie. Just as soon as this changes though, we’ll let you know.


Source: @Pokemon_cojp (Twitter)



[Random] A Quick Look at Pokémon GO’s Pokémon Day Pikachu

We are just three days away from Pokémon Day, and as part of Pokemon GO’s way of celebrating the 21st anniversary of the franchise, a special hat wearing Pikachu will be available and now thanks to an official tweet on Facebook, we can all get a look at this special Pokémon Day Pikachu and we have that image right here!


Will you be attempting to catch the celebratory Pikachu? Let us know!


Source: @Pokemon_cojp (Twitter)

Celebrating Pikachu’s Birthday! A Pokémon Sun & Moon Demo Event!

If you have been playing the demo since Day 1 (October 18th) then a new event is viewable and this time it is one of the set events that will see you equipped with an item you can transfer to the full game. Ladies & Gentleman, boys, girls and of courses gamers, it is time to go and celebrate Pikachu’s birthday! Continue reading Celebrating Pikachu’s Birthday! A Pokémon Sun & Moon Demo Event!

From Z-Moves to New Pokémon, Today’s Sun & Moon Reveal Has a Lot of Exclusives

It’s September the 20th which means it’s the day we got to learn more about Pokémon Sun and Moon and this time the new footage and news concerns exclusives, starting with version exclusive Pokémon.

Continue reading From Z-Moves to New Pokémon, Today’s Sun & Moon Reveal Has a Lot of Exclusives

Want Pikachu to Hop onto Your Shoulder in Pokémon GO? Then You’ll Love this New Easter Egg

Thanks to the latest update for Pokémon GO, which is still rolling out this very moment, a very interesting Pikachu easter egg has been discovered and we have The Silph Road to thank for it! Continue reading Want Pikachu to Hop onto Your Shoulder in Pokémon GO? Then You’ll Love this New Easter Egg

Looks Like Perlman & Hirsch will be writing the Detective Pikachu Movie

Since first learning that Detective Pikachu will be the first live-action Pokémon movie by Legendary (Legendary Entertainment,) almost no new details have hit the internet, until now. Continue reading Looks Like Perlman & Hirsch will be writing the Detective Pikachu Movie

Pikachu is Pokémon GO’s Most Wanted Pokémon in the US

Pikachu has been essentially been the face of Pokémon since the very beginning and one of the most loved Pokémon, so it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that a lot of the Pokémon GO players in the United States would want to catch one but when 5 states want a Pikachu above all other Pokémon, now that’s something. Continue reading Pikachu is Pokémon GO’s Most Wanted Pokémon in the US

Start your Pokémon GO Adventure With Pikachu as Your Starter

For a lot of you, this news may come a bit late, but for those in territories who haven’t got Pokémon GO yet, this comes just in time, because instead of having to choose between Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle for your starter Pokémon, you can in fact ignore them all and get Pikachu as your starter instead. (I promised I’d write something positive with regards to this game.) Continue reading Start your Pokémon GO Adventure With Pikachu as Your Starter

More Pokémon Revealed for Sun & Moon!

Well thanks to the latest trailer, we now know of more Pokémon who we can expect to see in the upcoming game, and no I’m not talking about Solgaleo and Lunala, but Gengar, Salamence, Rotom and Slowpoke!

Continue reading More Pokémon Revealed for Sun & Moon!

British Artist Creates World’s Largest Pokemon Trading Card Mosaic!

British Artist Quentin Devine was commissioned by The Pokemon Company to create a mosaic out of Pokemon Trading Cards. Devine  used 12,987 individual trading cards to create the mosaic which stands at over 71.54 square metres (0ver 10 metres tall and 7 metres wide) and features Pikachu doing the icon pose that was originally designed by GAME FREAK illustrator Ken Sugimori.

Quentin Devine posing in front of the Pikachu Trading Card Mosaic with Yuji Kitano and Atsushi Nagashima.

Surrey born Quentin Devine is also known for other projects including a mosaic of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II using just pennies. He also works as an animator and designer. The Official Pokemon Channel on YouTube have posted a montage video of the Mosaic being created. You can watch it via the embeded video below;


Source: Hard Core Gamer


Pokken Tournament Is Ours!

Today is a great day for us at Miketendo64 as we have picked up our copies of Pokken Tournament. The hype around this game got the better of us and we just had to get it. For those of you that may have been living under a rock and may not have any idea what Pokken Tournament is, it is like Pokemon had a baby with Tekken and that baby was hard up on pure adrenaline, that is what this game is. I have to say, I am having a LOT of fun with this game. Even though there are like 12 different Pokemon to choose from, I am currently maining Pikachu, he was always a good ‘Go-To’ character in Smash Bros and in Pokken is no exception. Used well and Pikachu can devastate even the mightiest of opponents, well in Green league at least, I am still working my way up in Blue League 😉 So we just wanted to share some screenshots that we have taken in game for you to enjoy at your leisure.

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Pokémon Yellow – Why I Chose You!

Twenty years ago, Japan saw the release of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green, with the rest of the world receiving Red and Blue in the short years that followed, but just as North America was getting Red and Blue, Japan got Yellow and now thanks to #Pokemon20 all three games are back with a vengeance!


Just like in the games themselves, choosing your starter isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, it requires consideration and the same is said with the games. Each one has different Pokémon available in them, such as Nintetails and Scyther and Pokémon  Yellow is no different, because despite it have Pokémon from each game in it, it only has half from Red and half from Blue/Green, but it does have a Pikachu who follows you around, refuses to evolve into a Raichu and it is possible to get all three starters in it, which for me is the selling point.


I don’t want to choose between the starters, I can’t because I love them all equally. Every time I had to make the choice between them I would think of the sunglasses wearing Squirtle who ran with his pack. Or the Charamander who was abandoned by his first owner and would become an unruly Charmeleon and an even more so unruly Charizard before eventually becoming tame. Sure that’s just the series version of the both of them, but that’s how I always saw them, whereas Bulbasaur I saw only as the ideal starter due to the fact he has the edge over not just the first but the first & second Gym Leaders you come across.


 Also forget about the Kanto game for the moment, we’ve got Pokémon Sun and Moon to consider now. That’s coming out this year and the Pokémon we catch in Red, Blue & Yellow, we can carry over to the new games thanks to the Pokémon Bank, meaning we’ve got Mega evolutions to consider and out of the three, Charmander is the only one to go on to have two which are both equally badass and awesome to look at. We can’t just think short-term on this, we’ve got to think long-term and that’s why I just had to go for Pokémon Yellow, because I can get all of the Kanto starters and when Sun and Moon are out, I will be a able to Mega evolve them, which is something I’d really like to do, seeing as how I’ve yet to have that particular pleasure.


Plus with Yellow, more of the original Pokémon I actually like are in that version of the game and sure I may not be a Pikachu fan and playing Yellow means him going with me everywhere, but if Charmander and Squritle are in toe, I can easily tolerate him, plus another thing to consider is Yellow is in colour and the version I never really got to experience the first time round, it was about time to correct that mistake and I am really enjoying this game. When not playing Bravely Second, I’m playing Pokémon Yellow and my team are getting stronger.


Pokémon Yellow, Blue/Green and Red, are everything you could want in a Pokémon game, sure it’s much more simplistic compared to what we have now, but this is the game where all the new mechanics and ideas evolved from, the game where Pokémon were Pokémon and becoming household objects inspired Pokémon like Chandelure. Then of course there’s Trubbish and Vanillite, two Pokémon which are quite literally a rubbish bag and an ice-cream cone. The Gen 1 games are pure classics, everything a true Pokémon game should be and its really great that it’s been made possible to re-experience these games again in their original form, which includes the original glitches and let’s be honest, we loved the glitches and the games just wouldn’t be the same without them.


To those still trying to make their choice, I wish you the best of luck. Yellow was an easy choice for me because it gave me the three best reasons, Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur and who can say no to a choice like that? I couldn’t and that is exactly why I chose Pokémon Yellow.

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Pokemon Direct Coming Tomorrow! (26th February)

That’s right guys & girls, you have heard me correctly. There is a Nintendo Direct centered around Pokemon coming tomorrow. It comes just in time for the 20th anniversary of Pokemon which is February 27th. the Pokemon Direct will be available to watch on Nintendo’s Twitch channel or from their Nintendo Direct website and no doubt will be available to watch on YouTube shortly after.

You can watch it at 7 am PT in North America, 3 pm GMT in the UK and 4pm CET in Europe.

This Direct will focus only on Pokemon News and will hopefully give us some news about what the next Pokemon game might be, more details on the Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow versions and if they will interact with the later generations of the game (i.e. trading). I know it is a long shot but I would quite like to see amiibo functionality as well (random prizes like items, an extra master ball or rare candy for example). What would you like to see come from this Direct? please let us know in the comments section below.


Source: Nintendo

Pokkén Tournament – On the Road to the 2016 Pokémon World Championship

Written  by:  J.H.  Longman

Do you want to prove your worth as a Pokémon Master? Prove yourself a formidable trainer, fighter and play Pokkén Tournament less than three weeks ahead of its release? Well then, you best listen up.


 For the lucky gamers in North America, this dream can now become a reality. Come Pokémon Day, the 27th of February, in select GameStop shops across the nation, you will be able to play Pokkén Tournament. You will be able to fight and given your chance to shine. On a first come, first served basis, gamers will be able to storm into select GameStop shops and compete in the Pokémon Day qualifiers. Winners will then be able to compete in the Pokkén Tournament Early Access Competition finals, a showdown that will take place in the newly revamped Nintendo NY store on the day before Pokkén Tournament’s 18th of March release.


Top players in each bracket, (over 16 & under 16 years of age), will not only earn themselves an all-new Nintendo Wii U, but will also receive training from profession fighting gamers for preparing for their debut at the National Championships as well.  Success here means being promoted into the 2016 Pokémon World Championships, which will take place in good old San Fran in the United States, later on this year.

If you would like to take part in the qualifiers, be sure to visit one of the following GameStop locations:

    • Preston Road, Plano, TX
    • Chamblee Tucker Road, Chamblee, GA
    • Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA
    • S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL
    • W. Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL
    • Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA
    • E. 14th St. – Union Square, New York, NY
    • Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara, CA

 The only thing stopping you from trying, other than being an unfortunate gamer who doesn’t live in the United States, is yourself. Don’t be a fool, seize your Pokémon destiny this forthcoming Pokémon Day!

Till next time folks. You’re never too old to get your GAME on!



Pokemon SMASH! The Rise Of Pikachu



To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon, we at Miketendo64 have put this little video together for your entertainment. It is “Pokemon Smash! Rise Of Pikachu” Our Pikachu amiibo figure is put to the test against the other five Pokemon of Super Smash Bros to be the Ultimate Poké Champion. Pikachu has been in Smash Bros since the beginning and with more and more Pokemon turning up to have a go, he will have to prove his mettle and take them on one by one in a Stamina battle against Jigglypuff, Charizard, Mewtwo, Lucario & Greninja. As a little extra, Pikachu teams up with Charizard to teach Lucario and Greninja a little lesson. That the Original Generation of Pokemon is still the Best!