Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Guides
Gotta catch 'em all?
Welcome to our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Full Walkthrough Guide hub! This Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Walkthrough — which includes the Full Paldea Pokédex, plus tips to conquer Victory Road and all gym leaders, the Path of Legends and all Titan Pokémon, and Starfall Street and Team Star — will
All the current Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Mystery Gift codes
Mystery Gifts are returning for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and that means you'll be able to get various Poké freebies over the coming months (and years!). The Pokémon Company and Nintendo will be releasing various special distributions for the games to give fans unique rewards, and...
Stake them out
Early on in your Pokémon Scarlet & Violet journey, you'll come across some strange items sticking out of the ground — Ominous Black Stakes. These can be pulled from the earth in order to unlock the four shrines across the Paldea Region, which seal away the four Ruinous legendary Pokémon. On this page, we'll list all 32...
All Pokémon available in the Paldea Region
With a brand new region comes a brand-new Pokédex. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet introduced multiple new Pokémon to discover, and in the Paldea region, you'll also find a ton of returning Pokémon and favourites to add to your team. There are also some brand-new evolutions, and new forms, for some...
Victory Road, Path of Legends, or Starfall Street?
How to become a Champion Pokémon Trainer
How to beat The False Dragon Titan
Yes, you can take off the hat
How to complete Starfall Street
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Guides
Get that boost with our expert tips
Whether you're entirely new to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or an old veteran from the Wii U original, the game has plenty of tricks worth knowing in order to ensure those podium finishes. Some of them are old methods that Mario Kart veterans will already know, but adjusted physics and mechanics in the Deluxe edition also...
More data than you can throw a shell at
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is easy to pick up, but difficult to master. For all that is good about it, and believe us there's plenty, the game isn't very good at explaining what its various stats mean, and more importantly how they affect your chances of victory. Fortunately, we're here to help you make sense of it...
Including that one you need to unlock
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is exactly what it sounds like — all of the goodies from the Wii U original, plus the DLC and a dollop of extras in one rather nice package. That means a packed character roster of over 40 racers, among other things, each with distinct looks, stunt animations and traits that could help you...
Everything you need to know about Mario Kart 8's expansion
Nintendo has finally released DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is officially the best-selling Switch game with 43.35 million copies sold at the last count. By the time it's finished,
"I'm using motion controls!"
You have to download it manually
For defence, offence and just downright mischief
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Guides
Heroes, skills, classes, cards, coins, unique monsters and more chronicled
Welcome to our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 walkthrough and guides hub. This third numbered entry in the Xenoblade Chronicles series is bigger and better than ever, an enormous 100-hour+ epic with a huge map to explore, friends to meet, and enemies to best in series-best combat...
Warning: There are major spoilers for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 ahead. As you play through Xenoblade Chronicles 3's campaign, take on specific hero and side quests, gather information at colonies and explore the enormous world of Aionios, you'll discover and unlock a bunch of brand new heroes to aid you in your Ouroboros journey. In...
Unite the clans!
'Uniting The Seven Nopon' is a quest that you'll get served up quite late into Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and it charges you with finding and speaking to a handful of Nopon who wield Ultimate Hammers before reuniting them in order to unlock the ability to upgrade your weapons. Sweet! But where are all of these elusive Nopon? Well,...
All Unique Monster locations with maps
Hello, and welcome to our ongoing guide to every Unique Monster location in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. There's a ton of these massive beasts to find and fight in Monolith Soft's latest adventure — somewhere in the region of around 140 — and plenty of them are super-tough to locate, hidden away in secret areas...
Every Unique Monster in Fornis, with maps
Every Unique Monster in Cadensia, with maps
How to find every Ferronis Hulk in the game
Every Unique Monster in Pentelas, with maps
How much do you need to know before diving into Monolith Soft's latest adventure?
Bayonetta 3 Guides
A 100% completion guide to Bayonetta 3
Welcome to our Bayonetta 3 Full Walkthrough Guide hub! This Bayonetta 3 Walkthrough, which includes all collectibles, will guide you through the game, chapter by chapter, showing you the location of every hidden item. We awarded the game 10/10 in our Bayonetta 3 review, describing it as "a stunning return for...
Great Walls of Fire
Welcome to chapter 4 of our Bayonetta 3 walkthrough guide. Let's waste no time in jumping right into the mix here as Bayo heads to China for a feast of fighting and a ton of collectible goodies. Bayonetta 3: Chapter 4 - World's Apart Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Bewitchments Enter the lotus field in Ginnungagap - During...
Every Umbran Toad, Cat and Crow in the game
Hello there and welcome to our Bayonetta 3 walkthrough guide where we'll be walking you through every chapter in the game as well as showing you the locations of every collectible, including Umbran Tears of Blood, Figure Boxes, Echoes of Memory,
We continue our Bayonetta 3 walkthrough guide with the first chapter proper. Get ready for lots of battles and a ton of collectibles! Bayonetta 3: Chapter 1: Scrambling For Answers Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Bewitchments Destroy 3 Obstacles While Sliding On Gomorrah - During the opening sequence of the Shibuya, Tokyo...
Forever Blowing Bubbles
Disney Dreamlight Valley Guides
Everything you need to make your dreams come true
Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life sim game featuring a large number of characters from across the Disney universe. It launched in 2022 and has received regular updates ever since, with new characters, quests, and mechanics being added to the game. In this Disney Dreamlight Valley walkthrough, which...
Hear us roar
Disney Dreamlight Valley is bringing in more content from The Lion King with its next new update — Pride of the Valley The April update was teased way back at the beginning of the year, and we got a brief sneak peek at it during the February 2023 Nintendo Direct, but now we know when it's coming, and what to expect from this year's...
The right tool for the right job
Figuring out how to upgrade tools in Disney Dreamlight Valley is an important part of cleaning up the Valley and clearing room for more decorations, though the game isn’t too keen on telling you how to upgrade any of them. Tool upgrades happen during friendship quests. Some of them are locked behind the final...
Channel your inner Snow White
Update: The Festive update has made it possible to feed critters multiple times a day. We tried to find the limit, but we're not sure there is one — we managed to feed one critter more than ten times, so go wild! Disney Dreamlight Valley's biomes are full of adorable, Disney-themed critters to befriend and tame. Some...
The best recipes to sell and eat
For Moana and Maui's quests
Home sweet (expensive) home
And which version should you pick?
How to restore the Pillar of Nurturing
For Moana and Maui's quests
How to unlock Anna and Elsa
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Guides
How to catch 'em all, again!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Switch take players back to the Sinnoh region first seen on Nintendo DS in 2006. This region is also the setting for the prequel adventure Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so these Generation 4 remakes are a great introduction to the Sinnoh Pokédex for new players. Pokémon...
All current Pokémon BDSP Mystery Gift codes
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl retells the story of the Pokémon series' fourth-generation games that originally debuted on Nintendo DS. With a new set of games comes a new bunch of Mystery Gift codes – special items that can be downloaded via the internet in-game – and this guide is...
Where to find the Defog HM in Sinnoh
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch let fans head back to the Sinnoh region for the first time in since the original games on Nintendo DS. While the Sinnoh games are famous for a lot of things, the sheer number of HMs that the game offers is certainly one of the most contentious. While...
And exclusive Legendaries, too!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Friday 19th November and just like all main series games, the first decision players need to make isn't which Starter Pokémon to choose, but which version to actually buy. In these games, which serve as remakes of the original...
How to get two mythical Pokémon in BDSP
The theory of Eeveelution
How to get two iconic Gen IV Pokémon
Born to be a winner, born to be a Champion
Mr Lova Lova is back
Metroid Dread Guides
How to become a ZDR superstar
Hello and welcome to our Metroid Dread walkthrough and guides hub where we'll be helping you get your armoured hands on all of Samus Aran's various abilities and power-ups as well as taking a look at some boss battle and E.M.M.I. strategies to help make your adventure a little smoother. We've also detailed where you...
From where you've just got the Grapple Beam we're now going to make quite a few quick jumps of location, first to Dairon and then on to a new area, Ferenia, where we've got some backstory to get filled in on. Starting out from the statue room where you picked up the Grapple Beam head right, retracing your steps and using your new...
Getting into the swing of things
Now that we've got the Speed Boost ability we need to use it a couple of times as we make our way up from the E.M.M.I. area in which we retrieved it to Dairon's yellow teleporter, which is located in the north east of the region, right beside the save station, as shown in our map below. Once you make your way up...
Shine bright, Samus!
As you progress through Metroid Dread you'll gain the Speed Boost ability, which lets Samus mow through enemies and structures like some sort of human missile. As part of this ability she is also able to "Shinespark". By holding down on the 'L' stick whilst in Speed Boost mode, Samus will glow purple and she can now stop...
Best Nintendo Games By System
As ranked by you (except for Virtual Boy)
Welcome to our guide hub for the best Nintendo games ever made, as ranked by Nintendo Life readers! Below you'll find our top 50 lists covering the best games for every Nintendo system, including both home and handheld consoles. Every one of the lists here — excluding the Virtual Boy, of which we...
The very best Switch games ever (so far)
Nintendo Switch has amassed a huge amount of great games since the console launched back in 2017. Of course, this abundance of riches leaves us in something of a pickle — too much software, not enough time to play it all. In fairness, it's a lovely problem to have. Help! There are too many excellent games...
As voted by you
It may have had a slow start at launch back in 2011, but Nintendo 3DS steadily went from strength to strength and amassed a huge library of quality titles — enough to rival the company's finest. Sure, glasses-free stereoscopic 3D turned out to be a bit of a non-starter, but the best games made great use of the feature and the...
The Top 50 GBA games ever, as ranked by you
The Game Boy Advance celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Japanese debut on 21st March 2021. Nintendo's first true successor to the original Game Boy line (the Game Boys Pocket and Color notwithstanding), the GBA in all its forms — original horizontal console, clamshell SP model, and ludicrously sma
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides
Bugs! Fish! Tools! Bells! Blathers!
UPDATE: We're adding new guides for the free 2.0 update and the Happy Home Paradise DLC — find new and updated guides in bold in the relevant sections below! Animal Crossing: New Horizons slowly but surely took over many of our lives –
Pick out the real deals from the fakes, cousin
Pre-launch, there was much speculation that wily art dealer Crazy Redd would be selling his wares in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and following update v1.2.0, Crazy Redd returned along with the ability to expand your
Updated with new recipes!
Cooking has been a long requested feature in Animal Crossing and it's now a feature of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch. In this guide we'll take you through the basics of cooking and give you a full list of all cooking recipes in New Horizons. We're digging into all of the delicious recipes and ingredients added in...
Written in the stars - and Isabelle's evaluation notes
In every iteration of Animal Crossing, there has always been some form of rating system in place to judge how well players organize and take care of their towns. These evaluations have become increasingly more complicated with each entry — and New Horizons is no different. Whether you're...
All the fishy facts you need to complete your Critterpedia
All the insect info you need to complete your Critterpedia
Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Guides
Don't go alone, take this
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild set a new bar for Nintendo's classic series, adding a whole host of new items and systems, not to mention enemies and weapons. It's a huge adventure and we figured you might need some help along the way. We've broken up our content into various specific guides that you should find useful...
Time to bulk up your hearts and stamina
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game, both in terms of critical acclaim and sheer size. Few aspects of Link's latest sprawling adventure exemplify this as well as the sheer number of shrines - miniature dungeons focused solely on puzzle solving. Finding all of the shrines in Breath of...
We are the Champions
If you have been collecting amiibo from the start, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the perfect opportunity to cash-in on your investment with both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game. Every single amiibo released out there (including amiibo cards!) will work in the game, summoning cooking or crafting materials...
Dress for success
Clothing has never played a more important role in any Zelda titles than it does in Breath of the Wild. Link's multiple options serve not only to make him more stylish but also to protect him from Hyrule's harsh environment. With that in mind, we've put together a list of all of the options we've been able to find along with what...