Subscribe to the latest updates from the 3DS category

3DS Archives

The next Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, looks like it's going to be a heartwarming nostalgia trip for every long-time Pokémon fan. The movie will be a retelling of the first season of the Pokémon anime, showing us the first steps of Ash's journey to become a Pokémon master, and it's named after "Pokémon: I Choose You!," the very first episode of the entire series. A new piece of artwork for the film was released in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine CoroCoro, and it's just adorable.

Follow after the jump to take a look!

Since the Nintendo Switch acts as both a portable system and a home console, many fans are wondering if it will replace the 3DS and become Nintendo's single focus for the future. Nintendo has previously stated they would support the system alongside Switch, but they've been known to give out statements like this before and not follow through with them. However, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima further explained what role the 3DS will play in the future, and he confirmed that unannounced games are still being made for the handheld.

Head inside for more info!

Pokémon Sun and Moon launched late last year to generally positive reviews and record-breaking sales, but that's not to say they're flawless experiences. Dated hardware and a few questionable design choices kept the twin games from being truly outstanding in my book, which is why I was thrilled when Eurogamer reported that a new and improved version of the seventh generation games is in the works for Nintendo Switch. Click below to check out five ways Pokémon Sun and Moon can be even better on Nintendo's next console!

"Ya like jazz?" So go the immortal words of the great legal scholar Barry B. Benson, and they couldn't be more relevant today for fans of the popular new Pokémon games Sun and Moon, which are breaking all kinds of sales records for Nintendo. Their incredible soundtrack is one of these games' highest accomplishments, and now you can listen to eight of your favorite Alolan melodies reimagined in one beautiful jazz album, called "Alola That Jazz."

Head inside for more on Alola That Jazz, and a sneak preview at the lovely sounds of its music.

A few weeks ago it was confirmed that Pokémon Sun and Moon were Nintendo's fastest selling games to reach over four million units sold. It appears that the titles sold well over this figure, as during Nintendo's recent financial briefing it was revealed that the games reached over 13 million sales by the end of December. A press release from Nintendo stated that "the worldwide release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon generated buzz and led to blockbuster sales."

Head inside to find out more!

Last year, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company distributed nearly every event-only Pokémon known to commemorate the series' 20th anniversary. In November, you had a chance at obtaining Genesect to your collection for a limited time only in the sixth-gen Pokémon games . Luckily, trainers can get the legendary Paleozoic Pokémon once again for Pokémon X/Y and Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in a special event. North American trainers can use the code "GENESECT20," while European trainers can use "GENESECT2016." These codes will only work until February 28th and cannot be used if you obtained Genesect in the November event.

Although Monster Hunter XX isn't scheduled to be released until March in Japan, Capcom still has a couple of more surprises to reveal before its release. In their latest update, Capcom revealed that Monster XX would be doing a collaboration with Sailor Moon. In the new trailer, it shows players being able to receive the Felyne C Moon Cat Rod, along with some special armor to use in battle. Monster Hunter XX is scheduled to release on March 18th in Japan. 

Check out the trailer after the jump! 

Some of the Mega Stones (items used to make Pokémon undergo Mega Evolution) in Pokémon Sun and Moon will only be available through online competitions, the Pokémon Company announced recently. The first Stones to come into play will be Beedrillite and Mawilite, which will become available as part of an online competition to be held in February.

Read more after the jump!

The Pokémon Center, a world-famous store that sells all kinds of Pokémon-themed merchandise, has released a series of adorable Pikachu plushies that feature him wearing ponchos and hoodies of other Pokémon. There are a few different variations; most are regular plushies, which are about 9 inches tall and cost around $20, but some are small keychains, which only cost about $10.

Follow after the jump to take a look at these plushies!

If you have been playing Pokémon Sun and Moon online, you may have noticed that some of the trainers you face use the pocket monsters with some insanely high stats. Unfortunately, it looks like anyone who attempts to "alter" the game through non-traditional means will get the boot from The Pokémon Company. In a recent announcement by The Pokémon Company, they revealed that 5,954 people have been banned from online activities on Pokémon Sun and Moon due to altering the saved data. Banned players cannot use Game Sync, Rating Battles, Battle Competitions, or Global Missions. The Pokémon Company states that it will continue to ban people who alter saved data in the future.

Last year, Nintendo of Japan released an awesome Pikachu-themed New 3DS XL that never made it to the West. Fortunately, Western fans will be happy to learn that they can get their hands on this special handheld fairly soon. According to a new statement from Nintendo, the Pikachu-themed New 3DS XL will hit western shores on February 24th for $200. This yellow system will feature an adorable drawing of Pikachu on the front, which is identical to the Japanese version that was released last year.

Pokémon Bank has been letting Pokémon fans store and transfer their many creatures between games for several years now, but players have been eagerly awaiting a brand new update that would grant it compatibility with the titles of the seventh generation. The Pokémon Company said that they'd release the update in January, and earlier tonight they made good on that promise, finally updating Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter for use with Sun and Moon. Not only that, but to celebrate, The Pokémon Company is handing out a special gift to all Bank owners.

Read more after the jump!

A rumor is circulating around Reddit suggesting that hundreds of Nintendo Network IDs have been hacked. The original post has a link to a list of 440 Nintendo Network IDs, the passwords of which are believed to have been revealed, meaning the personal data in these accounts can be accessed by just about anyone. The original author of the post, epicmartin7, has since said the passwords were obtained through Nugget Bridge, a competitive Pokémon community. If your name is on the list of Nintendo Network IDs, it's probably best that you log into your account and change your password immediately.

It was recently revealed that the next round of Shovel Knight DLC will be not only coming out in April, but will be coming to the Nintendo Switch first! This new update, dubbed Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, was announced for the Nintendo Switch earlier this month and will include all three campaigns in addition to a new local co-op mode. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will cost $24.99, while the standalone Specter of Torment DLC will be $9.99, and will be available on last and current generation consoles, PC, and the Switch.

If you don't have it already, make sure to get Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove at $14.99 price here. Read more after the jump!

This past November, everyone and their mother flocked to the store to pick up the latest entry in the Pokémon series. According to a recent statement from Nintendo, Pokémon Sun and Moon managed to come in second and third on the NPD Group's list of best-selling games in December. When combined, Pokémon Sun and Moon have now sold over 4.5 million copies since their launch in November. This makes Pokémon Sun and Moon the fastest selling games to reach over 4 million in Nintendo's history!