Taiwan's 'Pokémon Go Grandpa' goes into overdrive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's famous "Pokémon Go Grandpa" has leveled up by adding 64 smartphones to his bicycle. In May of 2018, Reddit user "readball" poste...

Pokémon donuts go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To lure avid Taiwanese Pokémon trainers, Taiwan branches of Mister Donut on Tuesday (June 2) began featuring Pokémon-shaped donuts. After images of Pok&ea...

Pokémon GO association to be set up in Taiwan’s Penghu to boost tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outlying islands of Penghu will see the establishment of a Pokémon GO association that is set to lure more visitors to the already popular Taiwanese tourist des...

New Taipei Pokémon GO Safari Zone sees 890,000 visitors, rakes in NT$2 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the course of the four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone, which ended on Sunday (Oct. 6), New Taipei City saw 890,000 trainers, and local businesses raked in an estim...

150,000 trainers flock to Pokémon Go Safari on Day 2, New Taipei rakes in NT$100 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 150,000 trainers descended on New Taipei City on Friday (Oct. 4), the second day of a four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, bringing in revenues of NT$100 mi...

100,000 trainers crash server on first day of Pokémon Go Safari in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100,000 Pokémon trainers reportedly flocked to New Taipei City on Thursday (Oct. 3) for the start of the four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, crashi...

4-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone starts in New Taipei today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City is hosting a four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event that kicked off today (Oct. 3). The event, which is being held in New Taipei Metropolitan Park...

New Taipei hosts Pokémon GO Safari Zone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pokémon GO Safari Zone features special characters to catch and the event takes place at New Taipei Metropolitan Park from Oct. 3-6. New Taipei City government a...

Taiwan's first World Champion Pokemon player takes trophy in DC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Pokémon 2019 World Championships wrapped up in Washington D.C. on Sunday (Aug. 18), with a 10-year-old Taiwanese player walking away as the Junior World Champio...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending July 28, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Pokémon Detective Pikachu 2. Shazam! 3. Ali...

Poké Ball EasyCards go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To join in on the Pokémon Go craze, Taipei’s EasyCard Corporation has teamed up with Niantic, Inc. to offer limited edition Poké Ball-themed electronic stor...

'Aladdin' soars, but 'Booksmart' barely passes at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moviegoers have voted with their dollars and chosen the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" has ...

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North Amer...

'Pikachu' tries to dethrone the 'Avengers,' but just misses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" has topped the box office again in its third weekend in theaters. The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the superhero pic earned an estimated $6...

Review: New movie starring Pikachu is just a hokey Pokémon

It's got an adorable hero from an iconic media brand who is voiced by a proven box office master at snark. But, somehow, "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" never really gets arresting. A ne...