Today’s Pokémon news: Eevolutions distribution announced for Japan, but also…
- Pokémon Sun and Moon – Battle Competition
- Pokémon GO
- Pokémon Puppet Show
- Pokémon Ga-Olé
Eevolutions distribution (Japan)
Today, it was announced that Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon would be distributed at Pokémon Center stores across Japan, from May 13h to June 23rd. The distribution is quite naturally for Pokémon Sun and Moon, but that’s pretty much all we know about it for now.
Here’s various pictures of Eevee merchandise, available from May 13th at the Pokémon Center stores across Japan:
The list of distributions for Pokémon Sun and Moon has been updated!
Pokémon Sun and Moon – Battle Competition
Today, battles for the latest Battle Competition for Pokémon Sun and Moon went live. It’s called the 2017 International Challenge April, and here’s everything you need to know about it:
- Format: Double Battles, 4 Pokémon per battle;
- Pokémon restrictions: only Pokémon caught, traded, hatched, or received as Mystery Gift in Pokémon Sun and Moon, that can found in the Alola Pokédex (also, only the Alolan form of Pokémon from the Kanto region can be used);
- Pokémon banned: Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, and Magearna;
- Item restrictions: all items allowed except Mega Stone. Two Pokémon cannot be holding the same Hold Item;
- Level: 1 to 100, but level capped to 50 during battles
- Registration: April 19th to April 27th. Participant limit: 50 000
- Battles: April 28th to April 30th, with a limit of 15 battles/player and /day;
- Results: announced sometime in May;
- Participation gift (must complete at least 3 battles): Sceptilite Mega Stone, Blazikenite Mega Stone, and Swampertite. Also, some participants will also receive some Championship Points.
Today, a special event for Pokémon GO in Japan was announced. During the Golden Week, and more precisely from April 29th to May 7th, the 2 500 McDonald’s restaurants that are already PokéStops will have a Lure Module Collaboration Event running. In other words, it will be even easier to get Pokémon there, which is inevitable going to increase foot traffic.
Interesting fact: the lure modules will only be active from 6AM to 12PM everyday, presumably to avoid players staying up late at night in front of McDonald’s restaurants (which are not open 24/24).
Pokémon Puppet Show
Here’s the latest episode of the Pokémon Puppet Show:
Here’s the latest promotional video for the Pokémon Ga-Olé game on Arcade: