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    In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, there's a place in Lively Town called the Meowth Theater where you can record yourself playing through a dungeon. Films that are saved locally can be watched later or shared online. Since the games were released, the online service for sharing films has been discontinued. However, so has the entire theater service, if you install the latest update. If you try talking to Meowth in town, you'll be greeted with this dialog:

    PSMD Portrait Normal.png Welcomeow to Meowth Theatrer, Meowever...

    PSMD Portrait Normal.pngYou won't be able to watch any films anymore.

    PSMD Portrait Normal.pngI'm really sorry, meow.

    This Meowth Theater shutdown extends outside the game itself, however. It has been removed from the official character list.

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    Meowth as previously shown on the official character list, courtesy of Archive.Org

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    The same place on the same page shown today. Notice the "=-". Perhaps Meowth scratched the page as he was dragged away.

    Restoring the Meowth Theater to the game is as simple as uninstalling the update. It remains fully functional, except that films can no longer be shared. It is currently unknown if anything else has changed in the update, so there is no compelling reason to install this update.


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    Citra 3DS is a work-in-progress emulator for 3DS games. Its compatibility has been steadily improving for years, but many games, including the 3DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, were unplayable. Recent updates have made Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon playable at full speed, even when using higher-than-normal resolutions. This will no doubt be useful for users, being able to play games with graphics that are better than what can be displayed on the 3DS, and game modders, being able to test mods without constantly having to copy files to SD cards.

    I played through the intro of Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon with few problems, and I've made an album containing screenshots along the way, showing what it looks like when the internal resolution is 4 times greater than the 3DS's resolution (for a total of 1600x960).

    Citra's Website


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    The Official Pokémon Pokémon YouTube Channel has released a new trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, teasing that "new secrets of the Alola region will be revealed" and showing a "new look for our heros". It also provides a few details about the newest Lycanrock form. Its ability is Tough Claws, and it can learn Accelerock and Counter. Only certain Rockruff can evolve into it, and more details will be revealed soon.