Brand new Pokémon badges from all over the Pokéverse swarm the Arcade this week! Take a trip back to the Alola region with exclusive Grimer and Geodude variants, or catch the rare seafaring Pokémon Manaphy in all its adorable majesty. Dragonite also swoops in, practically guaranteeing all my free plays will be going towards nabbing the frumpy wyvern for myself.

Not training to become the very best? Splatoon and Tank Troopers sets have been called back for duty, too! From stylish footwear to armored artillery, there’s no shortage of battle gear available for the truly devoted soldiers among you.



Free play: Yes

Free plays rock, yes they do! Here’s a free one just for you!



None of today’s Pokémon badges are fleeing the Arcade tomorrow morning, though be sure to wrap your tentacles around all those Splatoon badges as a handful of ‘em are beelining it back to the ocean in just two days time.


There are no special themes being offered this week.


From now through May 4th at 3:00 a.m. PST, every dollar you spend will nab you one of these four expressive Arcade Bunny badges. You especially won’t want to miss out on the gun show — just $4 a ticket!

That’s all for today! Catch you Thursday! Oh, and stay fresh!

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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.