All About Japan

Government Safety Guide for Pokémon Go

The Japanese government has some surprisingly practical advice for safe yet satisfying Pokémon Go adventures.

Ditto Debuts in Pokémon GO

You won’t find the clever shape-shifter on the in-game map, but you can now catch them in a rather unexpected way...

Pokémon Go Power Leveling Guide

Having trouble getting to Level 20? We've got the tips to convince you that one man's trash Pokémon are your trainer's treasure.

Magikarp Appears in Undignified Places

The pitifully weak Pokémon has been showing up in some embarrassing places, including one that shows a preference for a rival company’s video games.

Cost Play! Can You Afford to Cosplay?

How much would it cost to buy your favorite character's clothing?

Learn About Anatomy Through Pokémon

Underneath a Pokémon's cute furry exterior lies a nervous system, veins, a gastrointestinal tract and much more—all beautifully depicted by one artist.

Slip Your Feet into Some Snorlax Slippers

If you’re a Pokémon fan who plans on getting out of bed sometime today, you’ll want these Snorlax slippers.

Magikarp Becomes a Mouthwatering Morsel

Warm, cute and delicious—the Pokémon everyone in Japan wants to catch now is a Magikarp.

Ever Wondered How Pokémon Look in Real-Life?

How well do you know your Pokémon? This clever photo guide shows you what your cute little Pokémon buddies really look like in real-life.

Turn Your Smartphone into a Pokédex

True trainers will want to get their hands on a new cell phone cover that not only protects your phone, but even looks like a Pokédex!

Why Hatch a Pokémon Egg When You Can Crack It

Forget chocolate and peanut butter—chocolate and Pokémon are the true ultimate combination.

Gotta Catch'em All... at McDonald's?!

Pokémon Go has officially launched in Japan along with the announcement that 'Pokéstops' and 'gyms' are now located in the nearly 3,000 McDonald’s stores around Japan.

Shock Your Friends with Pikachu Pumps!

Whether you prefer pretty flats or towering heels, this five-piece range has a Pikachu shoe for you!

One of the Best Parks for Pokémon Hunting

Rare Pokémon and everything you need to catch them are waiting at Hamacho Park.

The Pokéworld Meets Our World

We all wish Pokémon could exist in real life, but one 3-D artist has taken matters into his own hands and has drawn Pokémon in our world.

'Pokémon GO' to Tohoku to Catch Rare Pokémon

Travel to the Tohoku region, the site of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake, to see the effects of pocket monster Lapras’ real-world healing powers. And with a higher-than-usual catch rate, you can take one home too!

The Pokédrone: Really Helps You Catch 'Em All!

This upcoming product from TRNDlabs promises to make it that much easier to catch all those hard-to-reach Pokémon.

How to Start with Pikachu in Pokémon Go

Now that Pokémon Go has finally hit Japan, be sure to start right. Here's the secret technique for getting your very own Pikachu right from the beginning!

Pokémon Art with a Traditional Twist

Pokémon look more distinguished than ever in authentic 'ukiyo-e' that pay homage to a pair of feudal Japan’s greatest artists.

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