Official Pokemon Magazine coming to UK

Future-published all-things-Pokemon magazine to include information on games, TV series, films, and trading card game.

Future Publishing today announced a deal with The Pokemon Company to launch the Official Pokemon Magazine in the United Kingdom. The first issue will go on sale March 20 for £3.99 ($6).

The magazine is described as a "one-stop shop" for all things Pokemon. It will include information on the latest Pokemon news relating to games, films, the TV series, and the trading card game. Official Pokemon Magazine will print 13 issues per year.

The Pokemon Company has been busy of late. In the past few months, the group launched an official Pokedex iOS app, as well as a Pokemon TV app that lets users watch ad-free shows and movies. In addition, Pokemon X and Y are due out for the 3DS this October.

The arrival of Official Pokemon Magazine comes during a time when gaming-focused print publications are more frequently closing than opening. PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, Xbox World, and PSM3 all shut down last year, with GamePro closing its doors a year earlier.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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21 comments
Apastron
Apastron

Only twenty years too late.

anonymousicko
anonymousicko

If this come with pokemon event code/item/rare pokemon, it'll sell like hell! Even I would buy or subscribe it

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

They dropped the official Playstation magazine... For this?  

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

Don't know how this will be able to sustain itself in the long term when even a giant like Newtype USA couldn't survive.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

what exactly would a pokemon magazine provide that'd be worth a subscription?

MonoSilver
MonoSilver

Only a fan of the games but will buy the first issue. May be worth something in the future, who knows. :)

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

You kids asked for it, and here it comes!!!!

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

I wonder if I can get @dannyodwyer to send me a copy. 

benleslie5
benleslie5

Why can't they make a Monster Hunter magazine

thelostkin
thelostkin

how about making a timeline book like Zelda did with Hyrule Historia.. now that i would buy

soulless4now
soulless4now

I thought magazines were dying over there just like in America....guess that isn't the case when it comes to Pokemon. 

I honestly don't see it lasting long. 

Mecamatt
Mecamatt

Why do I love Pokemon so much?

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

If it is anything like Pokemon Club then I envy the British.

xxBenblasterxx
xxBenblasterxx

Sweet!, although weird how theirs a market enough for a stand alone Pokemon magazine yet not an Official PlayStation one? 


PortalJumper93
PortalJumper93

@Synthia Me too. Where do I send my address Info, how do I pay for my sub, and can Danny please return to feedbackula.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

@thelostkin well does Pokemon really need it. Zelda's timeline is a bunch of BS that they had to connect som how so the book to make sense of that was needed. but isn't pokemon's tl pretty straight-forward?