PokéNews (April 19) – Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! / Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Today’s Pokémon news: special guidebook with Serial Code for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, but also…

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
  • Pokémon TCG
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!

As part of the Golden Week celebrations in Japan, retailers will offer a special guidebook for every purchase of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (only select retailers, and stocks are limited). This guide is called Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! Tabidachi Guide, and has 50 pages. It’s actually based on the official guidebook for the game, released last year in Japan.

What’s more, this guidebook comes with a Serial Code, which can be redeemed for 100 PokéBalls in-game.

Here’s some pictures of the guidebook:

As usual, you can find more details about the various Serial Codes for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! on this page!

Source: Nintendo

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Here’s the official music video for Carry On by Kygo, Rita Ora, from the soundtrack of Pokémon Detective Pikachu:

Pokémon Detective Pikachu opens on May 3rd in Japan, and May 10th in various countries around the world.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition

Today, battles for the Pokémon Japan Championship 2019 Battle Competition went live. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Battle type: Double Battles
  • Level: 50 (lowered if above that)
  • Rules: 2019 VGC rules, Ultra Series (Z-Crystals, Mega Evolutions allowed)
  • Pokémon restrictions: only two of the following Pokémon per team: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma
  • Registration: April 4th to April 19th
  • Battles: April 19th to April 22nd
  • Participation prize: Shiny Tapu Fini (Serial Code to be distributed in May)

Source: Serebii

Pokémon TCG

The Pokémon Company have announced the new rotation for the Pokémon TCG tournaments. Starting on August 15th, it will include all the cards from the following expansions:

  • Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism and any expansions released afterward
  • Black Star Promo cards numbered SM94 and up
  • Dragon Majesty
  • Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu

Older expansions are regularly removed from competition in the Standard, in order to force existing players to come up with new strategies, and allowing new players to get involved in tournaments even with just the most recent releases.

As for the Expanded format, it remains unchanged with the following expansions allowed:

  • Black & White and any expansions released afterward
  • Black Star Promo cards numbered BW01 and up, XY01 and up, and SM01 and up
  • Generations
  • Double Crisis
  • Dragon Vault
  • Shining Legends
  • Dragon Majesty
  • Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu
  • Black & White Trainer Kit and any Trainer Kits released afterward
  • McDonald’s Collection 2011 and later

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)

Here’s the latest Eevee short from the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series:

Pokémon Kids TV

Here’s the latest video from the Pokémon Kids TV YouTube Channel (again, embeds are disabled):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gYHgHzTSVM


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