Nintendo recently filed a patent for a trading card set that uses amiibo tech. Although the company has yet to announce what this patent is for exactly, one obvious assumption is that Nintendo is tinkering with the idea of making a series of Pokémon cards that interact with the Nintendo 3DS, but the patent images of characters named John, Beth and Mike suggest otherwise.

They could instead be related to an unannounced Animal Crossing project.

New Pokémon Snapchat lens for Charmander

The second of three new Pokémon Snapchat lenses, Charmander, has been released for the popular messaging app. Bulbasaur was the first of the trio to be featured on Snapchat and Squirtle will arrive at a later date. Each lens features emoji celebrating a Pokémon type, beautification effects to make your Snaps look extra glamorous and the featured Pokémon popping onto the screen.

Naturally, the Charmander lens activates a fiery effect when you open your mouth. This Pokémon Snapchat lens will be available for only a short time, so don’t wait on having fun with the Fire-type starter Pokémon from Kanto!

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