Pokémon news (July 12): Pokémon Shuffle / Pokémon The Movie

Today’s Pokémon news:

  • Pokémon Shuffle
  • Pokémon The Movie
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Comaster
  • Special Battle Season 17
  • Pokémon Red Version / Blue Version / Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition [Update!]

Pokémon Shuffle

Today, some new content for Pokémon Shuffle went live:

  • a special stage featuring Hoopa Confined, available until July 26th. You need to pay 400 coins to play it;
  • the special stage featuring Regigigas is back until July 26th;
  • the special stage featuring Azelf is also back until July 26th;
  • a new Pokémon Safari featuring Electrike, Manectric, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Stantler, Winking Pikachu, and Winking Raichu. It will be available until July 26th.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon The Movie

Pokémon The Movie comes out on Saturday in Japan, and on Thursday, there will be a special “episode” of the Pokémon XY & Z on Thursday. It will last 2 hours with:

  • first TV broadcast of last year’s movie (Pokémon The Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages + the movie short)
  • special program about the latest movie (Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion and the Ingenious Magearna)

Here’s a preview for that episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwKm7Nj4FRY

And here’s two TV Commercials for Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion and the Ingenious Magearna:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqqPt-tegeI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5mbOvparRE

Pokémon GO

Yesterday, several new interviews about Pokémon GO went live. Here’s two of them, for those of you who are interested in learning more how the latest Poké-phenomenom was born:

  • Marshable: details how Poké-stops and Gyms locations were picked up, which Pokémon appear where, what the developers did and are doing to keep players safe, upcoming features and AR.
  • GameInformer: background of John Hanke (Niantic’s CEO), how the whole project came about, the involvement of Junchi Masuda and Shigeru Miyamoto, success so far, how Poké-stops and Gyms were picked up, the lack of tutorial, why so many churches were picked up as Poké-stops, what if places/business request Pokéstops to be removed, what’s coming in the future, bi-weekly updates, tips, and more.

Pokémon Comaster

Today, a new update for Pokémon Comaster went live. It brings the game to Ver. 1.2, and adds the follwoing:

  • new items: Rare Metal (C, UC, R, EX, with EX giving you 10 500 XP), Ingot (C, R, EX, with EX giving you 35 000 coins)
  • Daily Missions: the rewards you get for completing are chosen via a roulette. You can get the following: Diamonds, Ingot, Rare Metals, Trevo Tickets, and more.
  • New event: Haunted Cup.
  • New figures: Empoleon (EX), Cyndaquil (UC), Tentacruel (R), Giratina (EX), and Haunter (UC)
  • New features: Power Saving Mode, ability to clear the data cache.

Source: Famitsu
Via: Serebii

Special Battle Season 17

Today, The Pokémon Company revealed the rules for the Special Battle Season 17 in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire:

  • Date: July 19th to September
  • Type: Rapid Seasons (10s to select a move, 30s to select a Pokémon, 5mn matches)
  • Items banned: Mega Stones, Focus Sash, Soul Dew. Two Pokémon cannot be holding the same hold item
  • Battles: Single, 3 Pokémon sent to battle
  • Pokémon allowed: National Pokédex
  • Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, or Volcanion. Also, Pokémon transfered from a previous version via Poké Transporter are banned
  • Level: 50

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Red Version / Blue Version / Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition

Earlier today, Nintendo announced that Pokémon Red Version / Blue Version / Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console would be on sale from July 14th to July 28th in Europe. Each version will cost €6.99 / £6.29 (separately), instead of €9.99 / £8.99.

If you’re yet to play those, now is the good time to get them: it’s not often that Virtual Console games are discounted after all. Also, don’t forget that Pokémon Bank will be updated later this year, to allow transfers from Pokémon Red Version / Blue Version / Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition to Pokémon Sun and Moon!

Our Nintendo eShop Sales page will be updated momentarily!

Source: Nintendo

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