Today’s Pokémon news: TV Commercials for Pokémon Detective Pikachu, but also…
- Pokémon GO
- Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)
- Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Here’s a few TV commercials for Pokémon Detective Pikachu:
Pokémon Detective Pikachu opens on May 3rd in Japan, and May 10th in various countries around the world.
The Bug Out event starts tomorrow, and the usual set of boxes was added to the Store:
- Special Box (480 Coins): Ultra Ball x20, Premium Raid Pass x2, Incense x2, Egg Incubator x3
- Great Box (780 Coins): Premium Raid Pass x4, Super Incubator x3, Incense x4, Lucky Egg x4
- Ultra Box (1480 Coins): Premium Raid Pass x10, Super Incubator x10, Incense x4, Star Piece x4
- Adventure Box (1480 Coins): Super Incubators x11, Incense x4, Star Piece x4, Egg Incubators x4
Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)
Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, airing on Sunday in Japan:
And for those of you outside Japan, Pokémon Sun and Moon: Ultra Adventures is now available on Netflix. All 48 episodes of this sub-series are available right away.
Finally, Season 2 of the anime series (Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands) will be available on Pokémon TV from April 5th!
Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands follows Ash’s continued journey through the Indigo League in the Kanto region and his further travels to the Orange Islands. In addition to the new locale, Ash will have plenty of incredible Pokémon to discover and tough challenges to overcome! You’ll also get to see the first major shakeup in Ash’s traveling party when Brock leaves the team. Don’t worry, though—Ash and Misty aren’t alone for long. They’re soon joined by intrepid Pokémon watcher Tracey Sketchit for a whole new series of adventures!
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Tomorrow (April 2nd), the Championship Battles format on Battle Spot and the VGC rules for the various Pokémon Championships switches to the Ultra Series format. Here’s all the details:
- Battles: Double
- Pokémon allowed: National Pokédex (must have been caught in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, or Ultra Moon)
- Pokémon restrictions: you can only have two of allowed Legendary Pokémon in your team ( Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma)
- Pokémon banned: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Magearna, Marshadow, Zearora or Ash-Greninja
- Items allowed: all items (including Mega Stones, Z-Crystals)
If you want to train, you can get those rules via Download Rules from the Festival Plaza in both Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.