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Nintendo Power/Generation IV

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Nintendo Power

Cover Volume - Date Content Article (if availible) Notes
213 - March 2007 Smash Files; Priceless Pokémon; 2007 Super Smash Bros. Brawl calendar; 2006 Nintendo Power Awards Nominations; Community
  • Smash Files profiles Link
  • Priceless Pokémon previews Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is nominated for Game Boy Advance Game of the Year (Red Rescue Team only), Best RPG/Strategy Game, Best Story/Writing and Overall Game of the Year
  • Community covers custom-painted Pokémon parking spaces and a custom-made Pokémon cake
214 - April 2007 Smash Files; Creature Features
  • Smash Files profiles Fox McCloud
  • Creature Features lists seven major features in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl

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215 - May 2007 A New Revolution; Smash Files; Pearls of Wisdom (Pokémon Diamond and Pearl cover story); Community NP215 Pokemon.jpg
216 - June 2007 Smash Files; A New Wii Revolution; Sinnoh Surprises; review; Community
  • Smash Files profiles Zero Suit Samus
  • A New Wii Revolution previews Pokémon Battle Revolution
  • Sinnoh Surprises covers the introduction to Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl receive a score of 9.0 out of 10
  • Community features the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl art contest winner and nintendo.com's art forum
217 - July 2007 Player's Poll Sweepstakes; Pokémon Triple Feature
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl director Masahiro Sakurai's blog is highlighted on the Don't-Miss Calendar
  • Player's Poll Sweepstakes prizes include a Pokémon-themed DS Lite, Pokémon Diamond and/or Pearl, player's guide and Pokédex books and Pokémon stylus
  • Pokémon Triple Feature covers Pokémon Battle Revolution, the North American launch of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and a look back at the previous generation of Pokémon games
218 - August 2007 Behold the Brawl!; review
  • Behold the Brawl! covers the relaunch of Smash Bros. Dojo
  • Pokémon Battle Revolution receives a score of 6.5 out of 10
219 - September 2007 Brawl Evolves; Player's Poll Sweepstakes
  • Brawl Evolves details the latest news on Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Player's Poll Sweepstakes prizes include Pokémon Battle Revolution and Pokémon Diamond or Pearl games and Pokédex and player's guides
220 - October 2007 Smash Files; Community
  • Smash Files profiles Yoshi
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee is highlighted in the reviews archive
  • Community covers the Manaphy promotional event and Pokémon Battle Revolution art contest winners
221 - November 2007 Smash Files; Summer of Smash; Community
  • Smash Files profiles Diddy Kong
  • Summer of Smash details the latest news on Super Smash Bros. Brawl, including the revelation of Pokémon Trainer
  • Community covers fan art and Pokémon month at Nintendo World
NP222.jpg 222 - December 2007 Get Ready to Smash! (Super Smash Bros. Brawl cover story)
223 - Holiday 2007 Simply Smashing; Holiday Buyers' Guide 2007
  • Simply Smashing previews Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Holiday Buyers' Guide 2007 includes Pokémon Diamond & Pearl among the DS recommendations
224 - January 2008 Smash Hits; 2007 Nintendo Power Awards Nominations
  • Smash Hits previews Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl are nominated for DS Game of the Year, Best RPG/Strategy Game, Best Wi-Fi Multiplayer and Overall Game of the Year
225 - February 2008 Wii Channels; Web of Intrigue
  • Wii Channels covers the release of Pokémon Snap on Virtual Console, including a staff recommendation
  • Web of Intrigue previews Super Smash Bros. Brawl
226 - March 2008 Get Smashed at GDC; 2007 Nintendo Power Awards; review; Community
  • Get Smashed at GDC covers Masahiro Sakurai's discussion of Super Smash Bros. Brawl at Game Developers Conference
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl win Best Online Game
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl receives a rating of 10 out of 10
  • Community covers the University of California Marching Band's video game-themed performance, featuring a Pokémon-themed formation
227 - April 2008 New Mysteries; Building Better Brawls; sweepstakes
228 - May 2008 Call Me Pokémon; Way of the Sakurai
  • Call Me Pokémon covers Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
  • Way of the Sakurai interviews Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl is highlighted in the reviews archive
229 - June 2008 20 Years of Nintendo Power; sweepstakes; review; Community
  • 20 Years of Nintendo Power looks back at the various comics which appeared in the magazine, including Pokémon comics/manga
  • Sweepstakes prizes include copies of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness earn a rating of 7.5 out of 10
  • Community covers the DVD release of The Rise of Darkrai, Darkrai distribution and a Super Smash Bros. Brawl screen shot caption contest
230 - July 2008 Wii Channels Wii Channels covers the Virtual Console release of Pokémon Puzzle League, including a staff recommendation
231 - August 2008 Best of the Best; Power Profiles; Community
  • Best of the Best lists the top 20 games on Nintendo systems
  • On Game Boy and Game Boy Color Pokémon Red and Blue are ranked at #3, Pokémon Gold and Silver at #6 and Pokémon Puzzle Challenge at #13
  • On Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros. is ranked at #15 and Pokémon Snap at #19
  • On Game Boy Advance Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are ranked at #11
  • On Nintendo GameCube Super Smash Bros. Melee is ranked at #3
  • On Nintendo DS Pokémon Diamond & Pearl are ranked at #15
  • On Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl is ranked at #3
  • Power Profiles, a department which profiles the careers of well-known game creators, highlights Masahiro Sakurai
  • Community features the Super Smash Bros. Brawl caption contest winners
232 - September 2008 Wii Channels Wii Channels covers the release of My Pokémon Ranch on WiiWare, including a staff recommendation
233 - October 2008 Only Pokémon Can Prevent Forest Fires! Only Pokémon Can Prevent Forest Fires! announces Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
234 - November 2008 Ranger Redux; Community
235 - December 2008 Ranger in a Strange Land Ranger in a Strange Land features Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia as well as the Dragonite promotional event

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236 - Holiday 2008 Nintendo Power Sweepstakes; review
  • Sweepstakes prizes include copies of Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
  • Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia receives a rating of 8.0 out of 10
237 - January 2009 2008 Nintendo Power Awards nominations Super Smash Bros. Brawl is nominated for Overall Game of the Year, Wii Game of the Year, Best Wii Graphics, Best Original Score, Best Multiplayer and Best Fighting Game
NP238.png 238 - February 2009 Going Platinum; Power Profiles
NP239.png 239 - March 2009 Catch 'Em While You Can; Pokémon Springs Eternal; 2008 Nintendo Power Awards
  • Catch 'Em While You Can announces Shaymin distributions
  • Pokémon Springs Eternal previews Pokémon Platinum
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl wins Wii Game of the Year, Best Wii Graphics, Best Original Score, Best Multiplayer, Best Fighting Game and Overall Game of the Year
NP240.png 240 - April 2009 Pokémon goes Platinum; Nintendo DSi Detailed; Platinum cover; Power Profiles sweepstakes NP240 Pokemon.jpg
  • Pokémon goes Platinum highlights top 10 reasons to get Pokémon Platinum, announces Regigigas distribution and interviews Junichi Masuda and Takeshi Kawachimaru
  • Nintendo DSi Detailed reveals some English DSi information
  • Power Profiles highlights Super Smash Bros. Brawl music contributor Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Nintendo Power sweepstakes include Pokémon Platinum
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NP242.png 242 - June 2009 Community
  • Community covers the Pokémon Platinum launch party at the Nintendo World store.
NP243.png 243 - July 2009 N/A
  • Came with a Giratina Papercraft
NP244.png 244 - August 2009 Game Watch Forecast; Community
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky by Nintendo set for release in Fall of 2009 announced in Game Watch Forecast.
  • Community covers the Pokémon Platinum Fremont tournament.
    • 19-year-old Huy from Fremont, CA announced as the winner of the Senior-division battle. The GTS Battle Video code for the winning match was included: 71-58349-74950.
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NP247.png 247- November 2009 A Visitor's Guide to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
NP248.png 248- December 2009 review
  • Arceus and Oak's Letter distribution events announced
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky receives a rating of 8.0 out of 10
NP249.png 249- Holiday 2009 Download

Download features the password to add Venusaur to Pokémon Rumble, which also receives a staff recommendation

NP250.png 250- January 2010 2009 Nintendo Power Awards nominations Pokémon Platinum is nominated for Best RPG
NP251.png 251- February 2010 2010: The Year in Preview Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions are among the games previewed
NP252.png 252- March 2010 Download; Remastered Classics; The Best of the Decade Remastered Classics.jpg
  • Download covers the Virtual Console release of Super Smash Bros., including a staff recommendation
  • Feature article on Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions. The cover features Ho-Oh and Lugia.
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl is ranked #5 out of the top 10 Nintendo games of the last decade. Pokémon is also named the "craze of the decade" in the "Best of the Decade" feature article.
253- April 2010 review Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions receive a score of 9.5 out of 10
255- June 2010 Developers' Heart and Soul; Power Profiles; Community
  • Developers' Heart and Soul interviews Game Freak staff
  • Power Profiles highlights Super Smash Bros. Brawl music contributor Noriyuki Iwadare
  • Communnity features a class project based Nintendo games, Pokémon included
NP258.png 258- September 2010 Warp Zone; 2010 Fall Game Guide
NP259.png 259- October 2010 Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs is previewed
NP260.png 260- November 2010 Warp Zone, review
  • Warp Zone recalls the November 2000 Hey You, Pikachu! cover story
  • Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs receives a score of 7.0 out of 10
NP261.png 261- December 2010 Secret Signs. Game Changers; review; Community
  • Secret Signs reveals the Ranger Signs for Aipom and Aron in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
  • Game Changers lists Pokémon Red & Blue as the 7th most influential Nintendo-published games
  • PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure receives a score of 7.5 out of 10
  • Community features an interview with 2010 Pokémon World Champion Ray Rizzo
NP262.png 262- Holiday 2010 Get Your Groudon! Get Your Groudon reveals the password to unlock Groudon in PokéPark Wii
NP263.png 263- January 2011 2010 Nintendo Power Awards Nominations Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are nominated for Overall Game of the Year, Nintendo DS Game of the Year, Best Role-Playing/Strategy Game and Best Retro Revival