In perhaps the most devastating (and ironic) update in Badge Arcade history, the eon Pokémon Latias soars in without her BFF and inseparable love companion, Latios. Is their relationship okay? Did they break up? Is it your fault for not buying both versions of Ruby and Sapphire back in 2002? These are the important issues that will forever haunt us in our sleep.

Fortunately, Cupid’s arrow has struck the Badge Arcade all week featuring Nintendo inspired treats and candied sweets. Exclusive Ashley and Nikki Valentine sets lead the charge, joined by adorable Monster Hunter Felynes, realistic Tomodachi life chocolates, life-giving Zelda hearts and lovestruck Animal Crossing villagers. Also, a slew of Rhythm Heaven badges pick up the slack for anyone finding the holiday a little too corporate, though it seems like a missed opportunity for some new Love Rap badges, if you ask me. These exclusive sets likely won’t reappear for another year, so be sure to make them your Valentine before the week’s up!

EVERYTHING NEW

Free play: No

Seriously, where are you Latios?!

PRACTICE CATCHER

FINAL CHANCE

Barista dog and his out-of-this-world companion are blasting off back to Heaven World in the morning. Grab your hot cup of joe before it’s too late!

SPECIAL THEME: YES

Shower your Valentine with even more tasty treats with a special theme promotion! From now through February 16th at 2:00 a.m. PST spend $2 on ten plays to secure this sweets inspired Animal Crossing home theme: perfect for this week’s many romantic offerings.

THANK YOU PROMOTION: YES

Don’t forget about this week’s set of Thank You badges! From now through February 16th at 2:00 a.m. PST, every dollar you spend will nab you one of these four dapper looking Arcade Bunny badges. Don’t miss out on beefcake bunny in all his musclebound glory.

badge arcade thank you badges

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.

Matthew Weidner