science
Twisted Anatomy Book Shows What it Would Be Like to Dissect Your Favourite Pokémon

Pokémon-obsessed kids who grew into pokémon obsessed-semi-adults probably think they know everything there is to know about these mythical creatures. Honestly, though, it’s not good enough to merely “catch” ‘em all—to be a real pokémaster means knowing them inside and out. Literally. Read More >>

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New In Pokémon Go: Water Festival, Shinies, And A Kickass Magikarp Hat

It's all happening in Pokémon Go. Developer Niantic announced yesterday that an unexpected Water Festival would be kicking off at 8pm UK time, and it lasts until 8pm on the 29th. During the festival, you've got more chance of running into water 'mon like Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and so on – and you've got a better chance of finding Gen 2 water species in watery areas too. Read More >>

gaming
You Can Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Game Boy That Sucks

Like many people who dropped hundreds of pounds on an Apple Watch, Gabriel O’Flaherty-Chan was disappointed at how little his pricey wearable could actually do. Instead of complaining about it online like most of us, he decided to solve the problem himself by writing a Game Boy emulator capable of playing Pokemon Yellow. Unfortunately, it kind of sucks. Read More >>

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Pokémon Go Gets A Big Shakeup This Week

If you've been waiting for the second generation of Pokémon to hit PoGo, you're in luck: this week sees a huge overhaul of the app, including over 80 new 'mon and a whole load of new features. Read More >>

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London Besieged By Porygon As Pokémon Go UK Valentine’s Day Event Kicks Off

The first Pokémon Go event of 2017 is live in the UK now, having kicked in just after 7pm last night - and Londoners haven't been able to move for Porygon since. Read More >>

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This London Pokémon Go Map Will Help You Finally Get That Snorlax

For those of us still playing Pokémon Go, the remaining blank spaces in the Pokédex are becoming vexing. Until the next generation of 'mon is added to the game - or they let us trade - most dedicated players have just a few empty spaces left and next to no way of filling them. Read More >>

Shopping List
Gotta Catch ’em All: The Best Gifts for Pokémon Fans

As you may already know, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Pokémon's original Japanese launch. So to celebrate that, and to commemorate the launch of Sun and Moon version at the end of the week, we thought we take a look at some of the best Pokémon-themed swag around. Read More >>

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Mario Pikachu is the Most Disgustingly Adorable Thing You’ll See Today

There have been many different versions of Pikachu over the years. He's been an artist, a detective, a rock star, and even a ghost Pokémon (sort of). None of those manage to trump the electric mouse dressed up as Nintendo's Mario. It's so fucking adorable. Read More >>

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Pokémon Go Could Link into Future Pokémon Games

Pokémon Go might have lost a lot of steam since launch, but it's still going strong. For those of you still playing, there's a chance that the mobile game could link into future titles in the Pokémon series. Read More >>

design
Do You Love Pokémon Enough to Spend Over £16,000 on a Pikachu Watch?

Watchmaker Romain Jerome has created some truly unique timepieces over the years featuring actual pieces of the Titanic, authentic moon dust, and even steel from the Statue of Liberty. But we’re having a hard time finding a way to justify the $20,000/£16,295 price tag on this RJ X Pokémon watch. Read More >>

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Pokémon Go Comes to Apple Watch

Pokémon Go is getting deep integration with the Apple Watch, as just announced at Apple's special event. Head over to Kotaku UK to read more about it. Read More >>

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Russian Blogger Charged With ‘Inciting Hatred’ After Playing Pokémon Go in Church

On Saturday, Russian officials announced that atheist vlogger Ruslan Sokolovsky has been detained for two months for “inciting hatred” and “insulting religious feelings” after posting a video of himself playing Pokémon Go inside a historic cathedral. He reportedly faces up to five years in jail if convicted. Read More >>

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Pokébot is a Facebook Messenger Bot You Might Actually Use

Some people seem to think that bots are the future, letting us do things online without actually having to resort to human interaction. But at the moment they're all pretty basic, and are only really good for producing a mixed emotional reaction when they develop racist tendencies. Read More >>

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London Gets a Real-Life PokéStop as Pokémon Store Opens

In news that will astound time travellers from the turn of the millennium, it turns out that Pokémon is not only cool, it is hip. Clothing retailer Insert Coin has today launched a pop-up store in London's achingly fashionable Brick Lane devoted to selling Pokémon gear. Read More >>

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Pokémon Go Desperately Needs a Bug Bounty System

This past weekend, many Pokemon Go gyms were rendered unplayable. Players trying to battle at sites like Big Ben were greeted not by a ‘mon but by an egg that glitched the game, protecting these gyms from being defeated. Eggs appeared in New York City, London, and elsewhere—and almost all of them were placed there by the same person. Read More >>