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Nintendo Power/Generation III

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Nintendo Power

Cover Volume Date Content Notes
165 February 2003 Nintendo Online; Pokécenter
166 March 2003 subscription bundle; Nintendo Online; Pokécenter; review
  • Subscription bundle includes Pokémon Ruby and/or Sapphire games, Official Player's Guide and Game Link Cable
  • Nintendo Online highlights Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire coverage at pokemon-games.com
  • Pokécenter continues its extended preview of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
  • Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire receive an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5
NP167.jpg 167 April 2003 Game Watch; Nintendo Online; Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire strategy; bonus poster
  • Game Watch gaming news announces that Super Smash Bros. Melee is among the new Player's Choice titles for GameCube
  • Nintendo Online highlights pokemon-games.com
168 May 2003 Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire strategy
169 June 2003 E3 2003 preview; Pokécenter
170 July/August 2003 Pokécenter
171 September 2003 Game Watch; Pokécenter
  • Game Watch covers The Eon Ticket Summer Tour at Toys "R" Us
  • Pokécenter covers a preview of Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, Pokémon-e TCG strategy and the Sky Pillar
172 October 2003 Nintendo Online; Pokécenter
  • Nintendo Online highlights Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire coverage at pokemon-games.com
  • Pokécenter covers EX Sandstorm and the Sealed Chamber
173 November 2003 Nintendo Online; Pokécenter; review
  • Nintendo Online covers the prizes given away, including Pokémon-related prizes, through My Nintendo at nintendo.com
  • Pokécenter covers a Pokémon Channel sneak peek, Pokémon Colosseum's adventure mode, Pokémon Battle e Promotional cards, EX Sandstorm TCG strategy and use of the Eon Ticket
  • Issue includes an Eon Ticket
  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire receives an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5
174 December 2003 Game Watch; Pokécenter
175 January 2004 Nintendo Online; Pokécenter; 2003 Buyer's Guide
  • Nintendo Online covers the EX Dragon sweepstakes at nintendo.com
  • Pokécenter covers an extended Pokémon Channel preview, Jirachi in Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, and WindBlast and FireFang decks
176 February 2004 Nintendo Online; Pokécenter; review
  • Nintendo Online covers pokemonchannel.tv
  • Pokécenter covers the Pokémon Colosseum release date, Jirachi in Pokémon Channel and EX Dragon booster packs
  • Pokémon Channel receives an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5
177 March 2004 Nintendo Online; Pokécenter
  • Nintendo Online covers Pokémon Colosseum at www.pokemon-games.com and preorder Bonus Disc at nintendo.com
  • Pokécenter covers Pokémon Colosseum's Story mode and Bonus Disc, Pokémon-e TCG at Gen Con and EX Dragon "gossip"
NP178.jpg 178 April 2004 Pokémon Colosseum cover story; Nintendo Online; Pokécenter; 2003 Nintendo Power Awards Nominations; Epic Center
  • Nintendo Online covers the Purification Center at www.pokemon-games.com
  • Pokécenter covers EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua expansion, Kids' WB Poké Card Creator contest; Pokémon TCG Sweepstakes (prizes include Team Magma or Team Aqua T-shirts) and the Berry Program
  • Pokémon Channel is nominated for Best New Character (The TV) and Strangest Concept (Teaching Pikachu to watch television)
  • Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire are nominated for GBA Game of the Year, Best GBA RPG/Strategy Game and Best Villain (Team Aqua and Team Magma)
  • Epic Center, Nintendo Power's RPG/Strategy department, features an interview with members of Genius Sonority
179 May 2004 Game Watch; Pokémon Colosseum strategy; Pokécenter; review
180 June 2004 2003 Nintendo Power Awards; Pokécenter; Pokémon Colosseum strategy
  • Pokémon Channel wins Strangest Concept Award
  • Pokécenter announces FireRed and LeafGreen Versions and the games' connectivity with Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, as well as how to breed the Generation II starter Pokémon.
181 July 2004 E3 2004: The Inside Story; Game Boy Advance Video special feature; Pokécenter
  • E3 2004: The Inside Story previews Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter
  • Pokécenter covers Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen at E3 and the EX Hidden Legends TCG expansion
182 August 2004 Power On; E3 2004: The Blow-by-Blow; Pokécenter
  • Power On features an E3 swag sweepstakes with Pokémon bracelets and stuffed toys included among the prizes
  • E3 2004 special feature includes coverage of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
  • Pokécenter covers E3 2004 and speculation of Pokémon on Nintendo DS, Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire retailing at Pokémon Center NY and pokemoncenter.com, Jirachi Wish Maker and EX Hidden Legends booster packs
183 September 2004 Pokécenter Pokécenter covers the updated Kanto region and Generation I starters
NP184.jpg 184 October 2004 Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen cover story; subscription bonus; Nintendo Online; Pokécenter; review
  • Subscribers bundles include Pokémon FireRed and/or LeafGreen games and player's guide
  • Nintendo Online highlights Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen at pokemon-games.com
  • Pokécenter covers EX FireRed & LeafGreen TCG expansion
  • Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen receive overall ratings of 4.5 out of 5
185 November 2004 Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen strategy; Pokécenter Pokécenter covers EX FireRed and LeafGreen booster packs
186 December 2004 GBA Video special feature; Pokécenter
187 January 2005 Pokécenter Pokécenter covers the announcement of Pokémon Dash and EX Team Rocket Returns and the 2004 World Championships
188 February 2005 9 Trends Set to Drive '05; Pokécenter
189 March 2005 Pokécenter; 2004 Nintendo Power Awards Nominations
  • Pokécenter covers the release of Destiny Deoxys on DVD, EX Deoxys TCG expansion and Pokémon Emerald
  • Pokémon Colosseum is nominated for Best RPG/Strategy Game (GCN), Best Villain (Miror B.) and Greatest Challenge (Beating everyone on Mt. Battle)
  • Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are nominated for Game of the Year (GBA) and Best RPG/Strategy Game (GBA)
190 April 2005 Nintendo Online; Pokémon Dash special feature; Pokécenter
  • Nintendo Online highlights Pokémon Emerald coverage at www.pokemon-games.com
  • Pokécenter previews Pokémon Emerald, its differences from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the Battle Frontier and presell giveaway
191 May 2005 Nintendo Online; Pokécenter; review
  • Nintendo Online highlights the Pokémon Emerald sub-site and Pokémon Dash coverage at www.pokemon-games.com
  • Pokécenter covers the Battle Frontier's facilities and other attractions
  • Pokémon Dash receives an overall rating of 2.8 out of 5
NP192.jpg 192 June 2005 Pokémon Emerald cover story; subscription bundle; Nintendo Online; Pokécenter; review
  • Subscription bundle now includes Pokémon Emerald game, player's guide and Deoxys T-Shirt
  • Nintendo Online highlights Frontier Brain coverage at www.pokemon-games.com
  • Pokécenter covers the PokéPark
  • Pokémon Emerald receives an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5
193 July 2005 Pokémon XD Exposed; Hoenn Havoc!; Community
194 August 2005 I LOVE LA; Built to Last; A World Apart; Community
  • I LOVE LA covers E3 2005 and the announcement of Revolution (Wii) and Pokémon XD's subtitle, Gale of Darkness
  • Built to Last provides a retrospective on the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the Pokémon franchise
  • A World Apart covers the transformation of Pokémon Center New York to Nintendo World
  • Community covers Pokémon-related events at the opening of Nintendo World
195 September 2005 The Agony and the XD; Smash Planet; Community
  • The Agony and the XD previews Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
  • Smash Planet covers the popularity and controversies of Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Community features readers' team submissions
196 October 2008 NP Top 200; Community
  • Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness' release date is revealed
  • NP Top 200, a listing of the top 200 Nintendo-system games leading up Volume 200, lists Pokémon Trading Card Game at 189
  • EX Unseen Forces sticker set included
  • Community covers the Pokémon XD skin for Nintendo GameCube, The Pokémon Rocks America Tour and the Melee FC3 Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament
NP197.jpg 197 November 2005 Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness cover story, NP Top 200; review; Pokémon quiz
  • Pokémon XD is highlighted on the Don't-Miss Calendar in the News department
  • NP Top 200 lists Pokémon Snap at 154 and Pokémon Colosseum at 121
  • Pokémon XD receives a rating of 8.5 out of 10
198 December 2005 NP Top 200; Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness strategy; Community; subscription bonus
  • NP Top 200 lists Pokémon Puzzle League at 92 and Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald at 88
  • Community features reader-submitted essays on what kind of Pokémon they would be
  • Subscribers could now choose a Pokémon XD player's guide
199 January 2006 NP Top 200; Classified Info;
200 February 2006 Pokémon, Face-to-Face; NP Top 200; Community
  • Pokémon, Face-to-Face announces Pokémon Trozei!
  • NP Top 200 lists Super Smash Bros. at 19 and Super Smash Bros. Melee at 16
  • Community recaps Pokémon Rocks America 2005
201 March 2006 Pokémon Trozei preview; 2005 Nintendo Power Awards Nominations; Community
  • Pokémon Emerald is nominated for Game of the Year (GBA), Best RPG/Strategy Game and Game of the Year (All Systems)
  • Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness is nominated for Game of the Year (All Systems)
  • Community covers Pokémon's 10th anniversary
202 April 2006 review; Community
203 May 2006 Community
  • News department covers Pokémon mobile-phone content
  • Pokémon Trozei is highlighted in the reviews archive
  • Community covers Pokémon 10th Anniversary events at Space Center Houston
204 June 2006 Pokémon Trozei is highlighted in the reviews archive
205 July 2006 New Pokémon Perspectives; The Wii Experience; Community
206 August 2006 Smash Files; Pokémon Mystery Dungeon preview; The Top 25 Wii Want
  • Smash Files, which profiles Super Smash Bros. Brawl fighters, features Solid Snake
  • The Top 25 Wii Want lists Super Smash Bros. Brawl at #6
NP207.jpg 207 September 2006 Smash Files; Mystery Meet; Pokémon Mystery Dungeon manga; Point/Counterpoint
  • Smash Files profiles Mario
  • Mystery Meet covers Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
  • Point/Counterpoint, a debate column, asks "Which new character will dominate Super Smash Bro. Brawl?"
NP208.jpg 208 October 2006 Smash Files; Pokémon Ranger preview; Free Play; Dungeon Masters; Pokémon Mystery Dungeon manga; Community
NP209.jpg 209 November 2006 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon cover story; Smash Files; Pokémon Mystery Dungeon manga; review; Community
  • Smash Files profiles Kirby
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team earn ratings of 8.0 out of 10
  • Community covers Pokémon events in New York City, MLG's Super Smash Bros. Melee Playoffs and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon art Contest winners
NP210.jpg 210 December 2006 Smash Files; Stay in the Loop; Pokémon Mystery Dungeon manga; review; Community; subscription bonus
  • Smash Files profiles Wario
  • Stay in the Loop covers Pokémon Ranger
  • Pokémon Ranger receives a rating of 7.0 out of 10
  • Community covers the Pikachu balloon at the 2006 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Subscribers bundles include Pokémon Ranger and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon player's guides
NP211.jpg 211 January 2007 Fur Fighter; Smash Files; Pokémon Mystery Dungeon manga; NP's Holiday Travel Guide
  • Fur Fighter covers the Super Smash Bros. Brawl trailer revealing Fox McCloud
  • Smash Files profiles Pikachu
  • NP's Holiday Travel Guide includes Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team among the Nintendo DS games suggested for holiday travel
NP212.jpg 212 February 2007 Springtime for Pokémon; Smash Files; Pokémon Mystery Dungeon manga