Famicom Mini Coming to Japan

Like the NES Classic coming to English-speaking countries, Japan will also get a miniature version of its iconic 8-bit Nintendo console. The Famicom Mini will be released on November 10 for ¥5,980 (~$59 USD). It features 30 classic games, but not exactly the same ones released coming to the West. Notably the Japanese release includes Final … Read more

PJN in JPN: Last Trip to Tokyo’s Old Pokémon Center

On December 12th, Tokyo’s new ‘Mega Pokémon Center’ will open in Ikebukuro. Unfortunately, the previous location will close its doors forever on December 7th. To say goodbye to the center I’ve been frequenting for the last 4 years while living in Tokyo I stopped by this weekend with a friend. Luckily since I bought stuff … Read more

Limited Edition Mega Charizard X 3DS XL

Don’t get your hopes up too soon, Pokemon fans. This ultra rare, literally one-of-a-kind limited edition 3DS XL is the prize for Japan’s “Dragon King” tournament. In order to qualify, you must A.) be a resident in a Japan and B.) Be a grade school student. This tournament is being held for both the Pokemon … Read more

PJN in JPN: Playing the Pokémon X & Y Demo and the Pokémon Game Show

Whole gallery of pics at the bottom! I’ll break this post into two parts with the demo experience first, because I know that’s what most of you are interested in. After that is my description of the event itself 🙂 The Pokémon X & Y Demo httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRY2jqfvjv8 Above is the video my boyfriend took while I … Read more

JungleTalk: Preparing for the Pokémon Game Show

Right now it’s 10:50PM, Japan Standard Time. I’m typing this up before I take a bath and go to sleep so I can get some rest before teaching a bunch of kids tomorrow at summer school. And after Friday ends… we’ll have new information from Saturday and Sunday’s “Pokémon Game Show”.  The first day the … Read more

August Corocoro Leaking — New Pokémon, Characters and More!

The latest issue of Corocoro has begun appearing online, and with it comes a stash of new information, including new Pokémon, characters and even more! The scans and our translations can be found below. Remember! These are the Japanese names and it’s almost certain that we’ll get the official English reveal of these Pokémon in … Read more