Pokémon Sun and Moon news (Dec. 23), playing cards, anime series preview, Alolan Vulpix (Japan)

Pokémon Sun and Moon playing cards

Today’s Pokémon Sun and Moon news: Nintendo to release some playing cards in Japan, but also…

  • Alolan Vulpix distribution (Japan)
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime series)
  • Battle Competition

Pokémon Sun and Moon playing cards

Nowadays, Nintendo is almost exclusively known for their consoles and games, but the company is still making more traditional games such as playing card games sets, Hanafuda sets, Go sets, and more. In fact, Nintendo frequently releases special versions of those, such as the Mario Hanafuda sets

This week, Nintendo announced that two more sets of Pokémon playing cards would be released in Japan. Those are still regular playing card game sets, but with cards featuring illustrations from Pokémon Sun and Moon this time around. It costs 540 Yen, and will be released before the end of the month in Japan.

Here’s some pictures:

Source: Nintendo

Alolan Vulpix distribution (Japan)

Since December 1st, players with a Japanese copy of Pokémon Sun and Moon can get a special Alolan Vulpix at the Pokémon Center store in Sapporo. This is part of celebrations for the opening of that store, but it turns out the Alolan Vulpix will soon be available from the other Pokémon Center stores across Japan (from February 1st to March 12th).

Naturally, it will be the exact same Pokémon, and you will not be able to get it a second time if you already got it at the Pokémon Center store in Sapporo.

For the current list of Pokémon distributions, click here!

Source: Serebii / The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime series)

Here’s the latest promotional video for the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, previewing upcoming episodes:

Battle Competition

Did you participate in the first Battle Competition for Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Battle of Alola? If yes, you can now get your entry gift (50BP) via the Pokémon Global Link. You have until January 30th to get it by clicking here (after loging in), so while you don’t have to hurry up, make sure you don’t simply end up forgetting about it!

The rewards is available as a Serial Code to all players who made the rankings in the Battle of Alola competition. Here’s how to redeem your code:

  • select Mystery Gift from the main menu
  • select Receive Gift
  • select Get with Code/Password
  • follow the prompts to enter your special code

For the current list of Serial Codes distributions, click here!

Source: The Pokémon Company


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