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The imposter pocket monster Mimikyu shuffles back to the Badge Arcade this morning, as well as Smash favorites Mewtwo and Lucario.

Don’t forget, week two of the Badge Arcade’s winter wonderland celebration is still going strong! Adding to last week’s assortment of festive themed badges in the Super Mario Bros., Animal Crossing and Pokémon series are new holiday catchers for Monster Hunter and WarioWare.



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A double dose in fact! Calm your rage, young padawan.



All three of today’s Pokémon catchers are fleeing the Arcade in the morning, so make sure to catch what you can before it’s too late! And remember, don’t look under Mimikyu’s costume.


Fans of mustached plumbers will be happy to know that this month’s special theme promotion is still going strong! From now through December 29th at 2:00 a.m. PST, spend just $2 on ten plays to secure this Holiday Super Mario Bros. home theme – perfect for all the snow capped Super Mario Bros. badges on tap for this week.


From now through January 5th at 2:00 a.m. PST, every dollar you spend will nab you one of these four dapper looking Arcade Bunny badges. Gotta say, that beefcake badge tail-ending the event might just be worth every penny.

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That’s all for today! Catch you tomorrow!

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.