Pokémon Go’s Strange New Visitor

I’ve got to admit, I haven’t been playing Pokémon Go as much as a Pokémon fanatic should considering the pending Pokémon Let’s Go: Eevee!/Pikachu! to be released in November 16, 2018, but imagine my surprise when I open up the app to be greeted by these nut-shaped creatures.

At first I thought this Pokémon was a Unown, but after a few minutes of squinting and inquiring my friend about this critter, we came to the conclusion that this was possibly a new Pokémon? Perhaps Nintendo is laying breadcrumbs for their fans to follow. Even Global Marketing Lead for Pokémon Go, Kento Suga, posted a picture of the new creature with the caption “???”

Hopefully this mysterious Pokémon will be explained soon. If you liked what you read, feel free to follow us on @TehLunchboxPub!

Super Mario Run Announced for iOS & Android, Pokémon GO to Apple Watch

In recent months, we’ve seen Nintendo slowly get comfortable with the idea of publishing games and apps to mobile devices. We’ve seen Miitomo earlier this year, and their partnership with Niantic and The Pokémon Company to bring out the super popular Pokémon GO. Now, it’s time for one of their main stays to have a crack at the mobile limelight.

Yesterday during Apple’s iOS conference, we received a surprise visit from famed Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto where he unveiled a new game, Super Mario Run for iOS. The game is runner, similar to that of the recent Rayman mobile games, where you swipe and tap to run, jump, and ground pound through various levels. The game will have various modes, including one that will race the time of other players and collect coins in doing so. While the game possibly might have IAPs, the game will be a paid app (at a yet undetermined price) that will not require additional money to complete and enjoy. The game is set to release on iOS first this December, with release for Android early next year.

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On top of this, there was also the announcement of Pokémon GO soon to be playable on Apple Watch. While the details were very slim, it should be a full port of the popular game tailor made for the Apple Watch experience, so you won’t have to keep your phone in your hands at all times.

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Excited to see more Nintendo representation on your mobile devices? Let us know what you think!

Nintendo Direct 9/1/16 Rundown

Nintendo Direct Sept 1

Nintendo has been gaining major flak lately for their lack of communication about upcoming releases. While they’re not yet ready to pull back the curtain on the NX, they granted us a new Nintendo Direct focusing solely on 3DS titles. Here’s a detailed list of the things they showed during the presentation: Continue reading

Pokèmon Sun and Moon Announced

This past Friday, The Pokèmon Company  hosted a brief but informative Pokèmon Direct.

They announced details such as the re-release of Red, Blue, & Yellow for the Nintendo 3Ds to the usage of the Pokèmon Bank your Generation I Pokèmon. However, the biggest news had to be the next installment in the Pokèmon series.

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That’s right folks, Sun and Moon is coming.

Besides new species of Pokèmon and a new location, details of the upcoming games is a bit slim, but the release date is planned for Holiday 2016.

“Gotta catch ’em all!” Happy 20th Anniversary Pokèmon!

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In 1996, a studio known as Game Freak released a brand new gaming franchise in Japan. Known as Pocket Monsters, players were given a task to travel around the Kanto Region, catch all 150 species of monsters, and become a master. Since the release, it’s become a worldwide phenomenon by bringing in countless games, an anime series, trading card game, and many more.

By celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary, Teh Lunchbox will provide personal articles, videos, and art on how they were introduced to the series. Keep it here as this article will update this week!

Click on their chibi to see their personal article, video, or art!

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Pika Pika? My Pokèmon Story & Celebrating 20 Years Of Pokèmon

Around when I was seven and when a famous magazine was still being published called Nintendo Power, I was receiving three promotional VHS tapes of upcoming games soon to be released. One of them was Banjo & Kazooie and the other was Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo 64, but then a third tape arrived labeled *pause for dramatic effect*…Pokèmon.

I remember watching the video with my two sisters, as we see B-grade actors and actresses talk about how they’re related to Ash Ketchum (the main protagonist in the Pokèmon Anime series) and how the video games are coming to the United States. On my eighth Birthday, the only thing my age could ask for was some NERF Guns, Power Ranger action figures, and a couple of other video games. For me, I only wanted one game in general. Surprisingly, my cousins bought me my first copy of Pokèmon Red Version.

Immediately I was hooked with the opening scene of a Ninorino fighting a Gengar. Countless hours of not sleeping till 12, wasting four double A batteries, and staying away from my Nintendo 64. I faced through countless Geodudes and Zubats, took money from Youngster trainers, picked between either throwing a rock or some bait to catch a Pokèmon, and finally got the chance to play against the Elite Four.

The Pokèmon craze was everywhere I go. At school, friends and classmates were either talking about what there progress in the game is or talking about how having a link cable can help you evolve some certain Pokèmon. Not to also forget a certain glitch to gain you an infinite number of Rare Candies and Master Balls.

I am happy to say that I’m still a fan of the series to this day. Either I pick up my Game Boy Color and scrimmage to find my Red Version down in my basement or I simply wait until all three versions of the game come to the virtual console for my new Nintendo 3DS XL. Whatever decision I make, I will relive my childhood by catching them all, one pokèball at a time.

Happy 20th Anniversary Pokèmon!

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Grayson M. with an Ancient Mew Card

Gotta Catch Em’ All! 20 Years Of Pokèmon!

20 years ago, Pocket Monsters was released in Japan for the original Game Boy. Two years after, the franchise came to the United States and the entire nation was immediately hooked.

Pokemon 20th Anniversary

To celebrate, the Pokèmon Company announced some big news today to the public, here’s the run down.

Last year at a Nintendo Direct in November, the company announced that they will be re-releasing the original Pokèmon Red, Blue, and Yellow Versions on the virtual console. You can get them separately for US $9.99 each, and they release next month, on February 27th. 2016 (Exactly 20 years after the release date in Japan).

Red, Blue, Yellow

Don’t have a 3DS yet? No problem! The Pokèmon Company announced that they are releasing a New 3DS Bundle with both Red and Blue Versions pre-installed, two Red and Blue themes, and two changeable face plates of the original cover art of Red and Blue!

Pokemon 3DS Bundles

Also starting next month is the Monthly Mythical Pokèmon Distributions! If you have a copy of Pokèmon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, you can receive legendary Pokèmon such as Mew, Darkrai, Jirachi, and Shaymin to name a few.

Monthly Pokemon Distributions

Pokèmon Red, Blue, and Yellow Versions come out on February 27th, 2016.

Introducing Pokèmon GO!

Upset or disappointed that Nintendo didn’t announce the next Pokèmon game for handheld this year? No problem!

Pokèmon GO

It seems the Pokèmon Company surprised everyone with the announcement of Pokèmon GO, a brand new gaming app for Android and iPhone devices. The game is simple to play, as you travel between the real world while you follow your phone or not with the new Pokèmon GO Plus device, to catch Pokèmon, battle other trainers in single or tag-team group battles, trade Pokèmon with other players and participate in Legendary Raids.

The best part? When the app it finished and released, it will be available for FREE! With only the exception of in-app purchases.

Pokèmon GO is stated for release in 2016 for Android and iPhone devices.


 

 

Me Chibi!Grayson M. is the Editor in Chief of Teh Lunchbox Publications and he can’t wait to catch em’ all! For more up to date information, news, previews, and reviews, keep it here on tehlunchbox.wordpress.com and LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and Twitch!

Pokken Tournament To Be Released In 2016!

What do you get when you combine the ferociousness of Pokemon and the fighting mechanics of Tekken? Easy, Pokkén Tournament!

Pokkén Tournament

With news announced by Bandai Namco in 2013 and the official announcement of the game last year, Pokkén Tournament grabbed the attention of fans of both Pokemon and fighting games. Instead of the usual turn based battle system that we see in the handheld Pokemon Games, Pokkén Tournament allows you to move your Pokemon freely and battle (Fighting System is similar like the Naruto series). Pokemon to name such a few consists of Pikachu, Charizard, Machamp, and Gengar are part of the fighter roster with more to be announced soon.

We won’t be surprised if this title hits the EVO 2016 Roster next year.

Pokkén Tournament is exclusively for the Wii U and is stated for release in Spring 2016.


Me Chibi!Grayson M. is the Editor in Chief of Teh Lunchbox Publications and he thinks Bandai Namco should add Absol to the roster! For more news, up to date information, previews, and reviews, keep it here on tehlunchbox.wordpress.com and LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and Twitch.