Pokémon news (July 16): new Pokémon movie announced for 2017, more

Today’s Pokémon news:

  • Pokémon The Movie
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon
  • Pokémon TCG

Pokémon The Movie

A new Pokémon movie has been released every year since 1998 in Japan, and naturally, 2017 will be no exception. Today, the latest movie (Volcanion and the Ingenious Magearna) opened in Japan, and as usual, there was a short teaser trailer for the next one at the very end.

The trailer shows the three starters from the Alola region (Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio), confirming the extremely obvious: the next Pokémon movie will be based on Pokémon Sun and Moon. Unfortunately, the teaser trailer isn’t available online, but it should be uploaded on YouTube within the next few weeks.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon GO

Niantic Labs just announced that Pokémon GO was now available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Source: Niantic Labs

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Today, Overlap announced they would release their own Strategy Guides for Pokémon Sun and Moon in Japan (they’re the first ones to do so). They will release two of them:

  • Story Guide: for players trying to simply beat the game (Price: 1 400 Yen)
  • Alola Pokédex: for players trying to complete their Pokédex (Price: 1 400 Yen)
  • Double Pack (Story Guide + Alola Pokédex): includes both guides, but also a B3 Poster (map of the Alola Region), and a serial code for Pokémon Sun and Moon unlocking a new item (we don’t know which one just yet) (Price: 2 700 Yen)

Pokémon Sun and Moon (3DS) comes out on November 18th in Japan and North America, and November 23rd in Europe.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon TCG

If you live in the United States, you might want to head to a Barnes & Nobles store today. There will be two special events for the Pokémon TCG:

  • today at 4PM: Pokémon TCG game day with casual matches and competitions, photo opportunity with a giant Pikachu display, and more;
  • from July 16th to July 29th: receive a code to unlock Charizard-EX and a Jirachi promo card if you make a Pokémon Trading Card Game purchase of $11.95 or more.

Source: The Pokémon Company


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