pokemon

  • Supercharge Your Pokemon X & Y Collection With This Arduino Hardware Hack

    Supercharge Your Pokemon X & Y Collection With This Arduino Hardware Hack

    Pokemon X & Y has been out for a while now, and there's been a lot of catching going on in my immediate environs. But it's still hard to catch rare Pokemon, no matter how much of your life you dedicate to that repetitive task. A new hack using an Arduino Micro microcontroller board, developed by Arduino in conjunction with NY-based Adafruit, makes it possible to cycle through random encounters… Read More

  • Fifteen Years On, Pokemon Still Holds Power Over This Thirty-Something

    Fifteen Years On, Pokemon Still Holds Power Over This Thirty-Something

    While iPhone launch days and big gadget reveals represent some of my most anticipated events because I'm a tech blogger, a day like today can still awaken just as much excitement. Today is the launch day of a new Pokemon game, you see – the newest installment of the "Catch 'Em All" franchise, Pokemon X/Y for the Nintendo 3DS, hits store shelves and is being delivered to pre-order customers… Read More

  • For Your Edification: A Robot That Draws Pikachu

    Students at Olin College, Yifei Feng, Jacob Miller, Nat Sharpe, and Arash Ushani, created this clever Etch-a-Sketch robot that, as one does with faced with problems of machine learning and robotics, draws a Pikachu. These are the days of miracle and wonder. Read More

  • Dispatches From The Pokemon Black/White Launch (Plus A Contest)

    Dispatches From The Pokemon Black/White Launch (Plus A Contest)

    As the father of a freshly-minted Pokemon fiend, I find myself more and more often forced into the vicinity of Piplip, Liepard, and Purrloin than I'd like to admit. I was pleased, then, that I could bring my son to Saturday's "Pokemon Festival"/Pokemon White/Black Version launch where we were able to play the new games, Black and White, and enjoy the song stylings of Presidents Of The United… Read More

  • Nintendo controller car mod goes too far

    Nintendo controller car mod goes too far

    I'm all for letting your geek flag fly, but this is a bit much. Perhaps he wanted to be able to control the car from the front? At least it's something that you can hide under you hood. I dunno. Props for knowing your roots and such. Read More

  • The Pokemon return: HeartGold and SoulSilver

    The Pokemon return: HeartGold and SoulSilver

    So I got a random delivery today, and I was quite surprised to see it was from Nintendo. Even more surprising was when I opened the box and saw they had sent me the two latest Pokemon games, HeartGold and SoulSilver. What was even more interesting was when I started to read the enclosed literature that explained exactly what's new about these two games. Read More

  • Nintendo announces new Pokemon game, wiimotes, and hardware bundles

    Nintendo announces new Pokemon game, wiimotes, and hardware bundles

    This is a good news, bad news, type of thing. Nintendo Japan just announced some really cool new hardware (including two new bundles) that'll be out this December. The bad news is, it's not coming to the US. Read More

  • Sleepachu kawaii overload

    Sleepachu kawaii overload

    Ah, late Winter — that time when a young trainer's fancy turns to a sleeping shock-mouse. Believe it or not, that's actually the proverb in Japan, and is the mythical inspiration for the Sleeping Pikachu fest being held at Pokémon centers all over Nippon. Read More

  • Coming to America: Pokémon edition Nintendo DS

    Coming to America: Pokémon edition Nintendo DS

    The limited edition Nintendo DS featuring Pokémon characters will be making a stateside release. The black DS was exclusive to Japan for a while, but will “soon” be headed to your local retail establishment. Well, so claims an employee from GameStop. The DS, which will cost $129, comes with a bunch of Pokémon stuff, including a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon DVD and a carrying case. My… Read More