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AboutJake Spafford, Author at Pure Nintendo

Jake Spafford

Jake Spafford

Newer member of the team. Lifelong fan of Nintendo and other sorts of nerdy pursuits. My life generally consists of working at a software company, studying statistics at college, playing Pokemon, and cultivating a healthy interest in dinosaurs.

Posts By Jake Spafford

PN Review: Pokemon Y

October 19, 2013 | 4

During a Nintendo Direct on January 8th, Satoru Iwata announced the next generation of Pokemon games: X Version and Y Version

Last week, the release was finally upon us. After playing what would probably be my last battle on Pokemon … Read More

Mysterious Pokemon Screen Leaked

August 17, 2013 | 4

At the Pokemon Game Show, they showed off a trailer that showed Pikachu traipsing through a land of Game Boys to show the evolution of the series. He eventually climbs up pedestal with two 3DS XLs playing the two new … Read More


Pokemon Mega Evolutions – More Information

August 9, 2013 | 1

After the leaked CoroCoro pages yesterday, we now have some official explanation from the Pokemon Company about what’s going on with these new crazy-looking Mega Evolutions.

Here’s the skinny. As speculated, these are not permanent evolutions. They’re simply new forms … Read More

Pokemon Mega Forms Leaked

August 8, 2013 | 3

Okay, so I’m totally geeking out about this new update regarding Pokemon X/Y. This comes from some leaked scans of the magazine CoroCoro. It includes some new Pokemon and characters as well as a new mechanic–Mega Forms.

Check out how … Read More

Opinion: The Neglected Wii U

August 7, 2013 |

I’m not writing this article to point fingers. I’m not writing this to say that Nintendo has been doing a poor job at managing its public image and its relationships with third-party developers. I’m also not writing this to … Read More

Incredible LEGO Pokemon Sculptures

August 6, 2013 | 1

Mike Nieves, or retinence on DeviantArt and Flickr, has made some incredible models out of LEGO Bionicle parts. His creations include a lot of subjects from pop culture, like Zerg units from Starcraft or a Night Fury from How to Train … Read More

Pilotwings Map Featured in Super Smash Bros.

August 6, 2013 |

Not sure exactly what to make of this, but here is the daily image from the Super Smash Bros. website.  This is a map from the classic Pilotwings for SNES. The obvious conclusion is that this could be a new … Read More

Pokemon X/Y 3DS Bundle Box Art, Download Size

August 2, 2013 |

That box art, am I right? I want that blue 3DS XL so bad, and I really hope it ends up coming to the states, like the Pikachu model did. Each model comes pre-installed with one of the new games–Pokemon … Read More

Breath of Fire II Coming to Virtual Console

August 1, 2013 |

Have you felt a discernible lack of dragon-shapeshifting JRPGs in your life? You’re not alone. Luckily for us, reprieve is on its way in the form of a revival of an old classic. Yes, Breath of Fire II is coming … Read More

Terramentals, a Tactical Monster Collecting Game coming to Wii U

August 1, 2013 |

Troll Inc., creators of Jellyflug (a mobile platformer), are working on their next game, slated to be released on PC, mobile, and Wii U next year. Terramentals is described as “all the collecting of Pokemon meets the strategy of chess.”

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Catch Glimpse of Ghostly Tree Pokemon in New Trailer

July 31, 2013 | 1

It’s been a rumor for around a month now, but the ghostly tree Pokemon Oorotto can now be seen by the public in this new trailer released on the eShop. The trailer originally aired with the last Pokemon movie in … Read More

Shiny Sinnoh Legendaries at GameStop

July 29, 2013 | 7

Starting August 19, you can take your copy of Pokemon Black/ White or Black 2/ White 2 to a local GameStop and get not 1, not 2, but all three of the title legendaries from Sinnoh (Pokemon Diamond/ Pearl/ Platinum). … Read More

Organic Panic: Physics-based Puzzle Platformer on Kickstarter

July 23, 2013 |

Billed as “Worms meets Little Big Planet,” Organic Panic is seeking to garner funds through Kickstarter. Two brothers, Damon and Anatole Branch, have formed Last Limb Games and are turning to crowdsourcing to finish their puzzle platformer.

The selling points … Read More


Game Freak’s Secret Collaboration Revealed

July 23, 2013 | 3

Recently Game Freak posted an enigmatic message on their website promising a surprising collaboration with a game that’s been played and loved worldwide. Everyone seemed to hope cautiously for some sort of Pokemon crossover.

Well, those hopes have been effectively … Read More

Character Screens for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

July 22, 2013 |

Here are some newly released character screenshots for the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.  Up top, we have Agent Coulson, Sue Richards, Electra, Punisher, Doc Conners, and Storm.

Check below for another gallery of characters. LEGO Marvel will feature over … Read More

New TMNT Game from Activision

July 22, 2013 |

Activision has just announced a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. This upcoming game will be based on and take place in the same world as the show on Nickelodeon and is due for release this October.

The game takes … Read More

Wonderful 101 Prologue Trailer

July 21, 2013 | 1

I dare you to watch this trailer and not get at least a little bit excited for this game. It just has so much quirky charm to it. This is the official prologue trailer for Platinum Games’ The Wonderful 101.

It’s … Read More


Pokemon X/Y Gameplay from Pokemon Smash

July 21, 2013 |

The guys over at Pokemon Smash were given a copy of Pokemon X/Y to play on their show and, well…here it is. Now, I know that the name of this show is “Pokemon Smash,” so it shouldn’t be too surprising, … Read More