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Nintendo specialist Roy’s Toys has teamed up with The Pika Club to offer TPC users a very special promo for our UK readers. With Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver just around the corner you can pre-order your copy now and receive 10% off as a TPC reader by using the promo code ‘TPC4EVER’ at checkout. Not only that, you get a free Pokémon figurine for pre-ordering!Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Special Promotion

First post of the new year

It’s the first post of 2010 on The Pika Club’s blog and…there’s not much news to be had, unfortunately. Nintendo Europe has failed to announce their Arceus event and there’s no word of their Q1 release schedule yet.

The only news we managed to scrape up is, according to Nintendo, the Nintendo DS is now the best selling video game console in Europe with over 40 million units sold. An impressive figure no doubt but the Wii is fast on its pace with 20 million units in the space of just over three years.

The Pika Club forums have been doing well with an unprecedented level of activity as of late. Why not join in?

Twas the night before Christmas…

So it happens it’s Christmas Eve and all throughout the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…except for the latest poll! ‘Tis the season and we want to know your favourite Pokémon. The runaway winner so far is Pikachu in a Christmas hat while Stantler is struggling to even stay on the poll. Could this all change? Can Stantler make a come back with a Christmas miracle? Only you can help him! Who is your favourite Christmas Pokémon?

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As a side note I’d just like to add that you may have heard some rumours of a European release for Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver sometime around March. I’d just like to add that these rumours come from a release schedule that has since been deleted. Unfortunately some websites pounced on these unverified dates so we’d like to make clear at this point there is still no set release date but you can be sure as soon as we get word from a reliable, verifiable source we’ll let you know.

Other than that, have a Merry Christmas!

Oh and before I forget, we’ll be needing a new poll soon. Got any ideas? Leave a comment!

Holidays are coming

Hello again, I’m back 🙂 Well, sort of.

No update at the moment I’m afraid so in lieu I present a shiny new poll which you may vote on at your leisure: [poll id=”3″]

I will be back home soon and then hopefully there should be some surprises in store…if I can develop one in time, maybe a new winter forum theme. We’ve still got The Pika Club’s tenth birthday to celebrate too, then there’s New Years….it should be a busy time for TPC this holiday, so make sure to visit us regularly to catch the latest news and updates!

We’re back!

Apologies for the very long absence but our host changed a few settings against our wishes and this caused us to be unable to login for some reason, which meant we couldn’t add any posts or do anything.

We received no help from our host or WordPress support forums about our issue so we were left to figure it out on our own which is unfortunately why we were down for so long. In the end I had to completely delete and reinstall everything. While most things are back up and working again, unfortunately the menu and our affiliates/topsites boxes were not saved by WordPress. I didn’t know this so I never kept a backup of them. The menu will be back up soon but I have no idea who I was affiliated with now so please if you were an affiliate get back in touch with me!

As is to be expected we lost a lot of traffic during our downtime but I’m pleased to announce now that we’re back we should be resuming our usual regular update schedule so be sure to bookmark us and visit often!

Intermittent downtime

For the past few weeks The Pika Club has suffered from some intermittent downtime whereby The Pika Club is rendered inaccessible for short spaces of time. Thanks to our hosts this is not usually more than a few minutes but it is still a minor inconvenience. We’ve (and by we’ve I mean our hosts have) been working on a solution to stop the periodic inaccessibility so hopefully it shouldn’t be an issue for much longer.

If you do notice any downtime, please get in touch with WhoKnows_WhoCares and let him know. You can find out how to contact him on the Contact Us page.

Pokemon Korea announces Pokemon Exciting Adventure festival

Pokemon Exciting Adventure FestivalIf you’re Korean or happen to be in South Korea, this news might be of interest to you. The official Korean Pokemon website recently updated announcing the Pokemon Exciting Adventure festival for 2009. It will take place on the following dates and times:

  • 24th & 25th July – 10am to 6pm
  • 26th July – 10am to 5pm
  • The festival has five different areas for you to visit:

    • Stage
    • Game Zone
    • Play Zone
    • Shop
    • Shaymin Zone

    For more information on each of the individual zones, click the link below.

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    Twelfth Movie Preview Shows Glimpse of Thirteenth Movie

    An early screening of the Twelfth Pokemon movie shown yesterday revealed a glimpse of Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver footage, as well as a sneak peek at the thirteenth Pokemon movie. Not much is known about this movie so far, apart from the fact that it features Lugia and Ho-Oh, which is almost certainly in reference to the Heart Gold/Soul Silver games. The trailer also featured the three legendary dogs and the Red Gyarados from Gold/Silver in 3D. This would seem to suggest Red Gyarados will be present in Heart Gold/Soul Silver.

    Arceus: To the Conquering of Space-Time will be released on 18th July across Japanese cinemas and is undated elsewhere. To see the full trailer, click the link below.

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