Happy Pokémon Day! Have Some Snapchat Filters

On the off-chance that you fit into the sub-section of people who both (a) still use Snapchat and (b) like Pokémon enough to let the pocket monsters seep into your everyday life, you might want to pay attention. It's Pokémon Day — yes, Pokémon have their own day (what doesn't?) — and to celebrate, Snapchat will be adding three new Poké-themed filters for you to use for a limited time. Read More >>

Pokemon Go’s New AR+ Mode Finally Puts Apple’s ARKit to Good Use

More than a year after its initial launch, Pokemon Go is often remembered for its rabid players that overwhelmed parks and swarmed streets looking for cute little pocket monsters. But people tend to forget that Pokemon Go was also many people’s first experience with augmented reality. And while today’s trainer count is down from peak numbers last summer, Pokemon Go creator Niantic says the game’s augmented reality features were noticeably improved thanks to an integration with Apple’s ARKit on iOS. Read More >>

The Live-Action Detective Pikachu Movie Is Close to Casting Its Female Lead, Continues to Be Actually Happening

So many absurd things have happened this year that it’s hard to remember that not only are we getting a live action Pokémon film, it’s actually based on a Japan-only game about a Pikachu that solves crimes. But yes, it’s still happening, and just took a major step forward by closing in on casting its female lead. Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>