Today’s Pokémon news:
- Pokémon Shuffle
- Pokémon Sun and Moon
- Pokémon GO
- Shiny Xerneas distribution
Today, a new update for Pokémon Shuffle went live (Ver. 1.3.10). It added some new content, but also a brand new gameplay mechanic called the Skill Gauge. When it fills up, the ability of your Pokémon becomes stronger. There’s various ways to fill it up, such as through the Skill Powers, or by using specific items (such as the new Skill Booster items).
Here’s the list of new stages/challenges added to the game:
- special stage featuring Electivire (3DS only), available until May 31st;
- new Pokémon Safari, featuring Drowzee, Hypno, Frillish, Jellicent, Elgyem, Beheeyem and Mesprit. It runs until May 31st;
- re-run of the stage featuring Groudon, available until May 31st. You can get a Skill Booster if you beat this stage;
- re-rerun of the Wobbuffet items stage , available until May 31st;
- re-run of the Daily Pokémon #4 stage, available until May 31st.
Also, rewards are being sent out for the Mega Swampert challenge. Here’s the reward you can claim, depending on your overall rank:
- Top 2,500 players in Europe, Top 3,500 players in North America, Top 10,000 players in Japan = Swampertite + Raise Max Level
- Top 15,000 players on Mobile = Swampertite + Raise Max Level
- Top 15,000 players in Europe, Top 22,000 players in North America, Top 60,000 players in Japan = Swampertite (or Mega Speedup if you already won a Swampertite)
- Top 80,000 players on Mobile = Swampertite (or Mega Speedup if you already won a Swampertite)
- Top 20,000 players in Europe, Top 30,000 players in North America, Top 80,000 players in Japan = Attack Power
- Top 120,000 players on Mobile = Attack Power
- Not ranked = Disruption Delay
You have until May 24th (6AM UTC) to claim your reward.
Pokémon Sun and Moon
On Sunday, during the Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru variety show on TV Tokyo, one new screenshot for Pokémon Sun and Moon was shown. Unfortunately, there’s nothing noteworthy in there, other than bystanders in watching battles from the background.
Head after the break for the rest of this post!
Heads up for players living in the United States: you can now sign up for the Pokémon GO field tests in your country via the official website. Of course, doing so does not guaranteed you will get to take part. Also, more field tests will be announced at a later date, for other countries.
Shiny Xerneas distribution
Today, a special distribution for the Shiny Xerneas was announced for several European countries. If you live in Sweden, Norway, or Finland, you can go to a GameStop store in order to get a serial code for the Pokémon. The code has to be redeemed in Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire before December 31st.
If you live in North America, don’t forget that this distribution ends today!
Gunpla is the name of plastic models based on mechas from the popular Gundam series. A fan has taken a few of them, and customised them to make them look like the final evolution of the original starter trio (Venuzaur, Charizard, Blastoise).
Here’s some pictures: