Charmander coming to Build-a-Bear workshop

Along the likes of Pikachu and Eevee, Charmander will be joining the Build-a-Bear Workshop as part of another Pokemon promotion. Additional accessories, such as a Great Ball Hoodie and a Lucario hoodie, are also going to be available. The Charmander plushie will cost $28 on its own, and an online-exclusive set (containing Charmander, a sound clip, the Great Ball hoodie, and the Lucario hoodie) will be available for $61.

Pokemon Sun/Moon - Rocky Helmet glitch currently being investigated

A recent glitch in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon has caused players to question the use of certain battle mechanics. Formerly, players that had Pokemon that knocked out both sides through the use of Rough Skin, Aftermath, Liquid Ooze, Iron Barbs, Innards Out, and Rocky Helmet would be the player that would be marked as the loser. Interestingly, since Rocky Helmet is an item an not an ability, a player would be counted as a winner if he/she won in an event where both Pokemon fainted. At the moment, Game Freak is currently investigating the situation. 

Famitsu - This week's review scores (12/6/16)

The following review scores come from this week's issue of Famitsu:

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (3DS) – 7/8/8/7 [30/40]
Quest of Dungeons (3DS) – 7/7/7/7 [28/40]
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (3DS/PS3/PSV) – 7/7/7/6 [27/40]

RUMOR - Pokemon GO tying up with Starbucks for special event this week

- update coming this Thursday
- info comes from multiple Starbucks employees
- says the game is about to expand with new Pokemon
- there will be a new Starbucks drink to celebrate
- most Starbucks locations in the US will become a PokeStop or Gym
- find your local Starbucks in-game and get a Pokemon GO Frappuccino Blended Beverage
- you don't have to play to get the drink

Nintendo will pay up to $20k to hackers that find 3DS vulnerabilities

Nintendo will pay rewards to the first reporter of qualifying vulnerability information ranging from $100 USD to $20,000 USD. Only one reward per qualifying piece of vulnerability information will be awarded. Nintendo will determine at its discretion whether the vulnerability information qualifies for a reward as well as the amount of any such reward. Nintendo does not disclose how the reward amount is calculated. Vulnerability information that is already known to Nintendo or the public, for example, does not qualify for a reward. Rewards will not be issued to individuals who are on sanction lists, or who are in countries on sanction lists.

The reward amount depends on the importance of the information and the quality of the report. In general, the importance of the information is higher if the vulnerability is severe, easy-to-exploit, etc.

A report is evaluated to be high quality if you show that the vulnerability is exploitable by providing a proof of concept (functional exploit code is even better). If you don’t yet have a proof of concept, or functional exploit code, we still encourage you to report to us sooner rather than later such that you do not to lose the opportunity to become the first reporter; you can then submit a proof of concept or functional exploit code later (within three (3) weeks of the initial report) and it will be considered to be a part of the report.

The reward will be paid after the reported vulnerability has been fixed by Nintendo, but no later than four (4) months after Nintendo has confirmed the reported vulnerability.

Nintendo will not disclose to the public the amount of any reward distributed by Nintendo.

Full details here. Thanks to T27Duck for the heads up!

Pokemon Sun/Moon datamining leads to low-polygon model/animation discovery

The dataminers have been poking away inside Pokemon Sun/Moon, and now they've come up with something extra interesting. Low-poly models and walking/running animations for every Pokemon have been discovered. This seems to tie in with the rumor of Sun/Moon getting a Switch port. Interesting things ahead, we're sure! Check out some more animations here.

Goodbye! BoxBoy! announced for JP 3DS eShop, retail bundle and amiibo incoming

HAL Labs and Nintendo have announced the third and final entry in the BoxBoy series. The title in question is named Goodbye! BoxBoy! and will be released on Febuary 2 for 680 yen. While not much information is known, you can watch some gameplay here above.

To celebrate Qbby's final journey, a BoxBoy amiibo will be released on the same day. It is said to unlock specific secrets in the game, though what exactly is uncertain. If you never played any of the games, Nintendo is also set to release a retail package for 3456 yen. This includes a boxed version with the three games, the amiibo and a 34 track soundtrack.

GoNintendo Video - Today's Big Story (12/5/16) - THQ Nordic's big Switch support

Welcome to Today's Big Story for Dec. 5th, 2016. Let's talk about THQ Nordic and their commitment to the Switch.

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