Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Badge Arcade Celebrating Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary



The Nintendo Badge Arcade has been updated with new grabbers celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon series. When people open the application on their Nintendo 3DS systems, the sales rabbit will invite them to play the new, Pokémon badge filled grabbers and offer one Free Play on any available machine.


There are a total of ten Pokémon-themed machines in the Nintendo Badge Arcade. There are 54 badges spread among them, with between five and seven badges in each one. Charmander is the only one of the Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow starters present, in a fire type catcher. Also, of those ten machines, three have Mega Evolved Pokémon badges.



There are also eight Fire Emblem Fates, nine Pikmin, and three Swapnote grabbers available in the Nintendo Badge Arcade. The Pikmin machines are on their final day.


The Nintendo Badge Arcade is immediately available for the Nintendo 3DS.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.