Today’s Pokémon news:
- Pokémon distributions
- Pokkén Tournament
- Battle competition
- Legendary birds:
Heads up to players in Europe and North America: the three Legendary birds (Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres) are now available, via a download code found in the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter. In order to receive it, you needed to subscribe before April 22nd: if you didn’t you will not receive the newsletter. Also, don’t forget it can take a while for the newsletter to reach you, and make sure to check your spam folder just in case!
Right now, we don’t know when those codes will expire. However, it is recommended to use them as soon as possible.
As for the Zygarde distribution, it will end on May 26th in Europe. In North America, it will end on May 8th instead. It will be available via the Nintendo Network.
- Shiny Xerneas, Yveltal
In North America, there will be a distribution of the same Shiny Xerneas and Shiny Yveltal that Japan got a few months ago. The Shiny Yveltal will be available from May 11th to May 17th, and the Shiny Yveltal from May 20th to May 26th. Both will be available via the Nintendo Network.
Head after the break for the rest of this post!
Also, here’s a trailer for the Darkrai distribution:
Here’s a video showcasing the Top 5 Battle Pokémon, based on votes from Twitter users in Japan:
On Monday, a new battle competition was announced. It’s called the Johto Open in Japan, and the Johto Classic in the west. It was also announced that the entry gift will be a special Pokémon (but we don’t know which one yet).
Here’s the rules, in case you missed them:
- Battles: Single Battles (up to 15 matches a day)
- Pokémon allowed: any Pokémon from the Johto Pokédex (from #001 up to #251)
- Pokémon banned: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, and Celebi
- Level: 50 (lowered if above)
- Items banned: Mega Stone
- Registration: from May 19th to May 26th
- Battles: from May 27th to May 29th
- Entry gift: special Pokémon