Today’s Pokémon news: latest trailer (with a new Pokémon!) for this year’s Pokémon: The Movie to be revealed on Sunday/Monday, but also…
- Detective Pikachu
- Pokkén Tournament DX
- Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime series
- Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
- Pokkén Tournament (Arcade)
- Slowpoke Paradise in Kagawa
Pokémon: The Movie
The Pokémon Company has announced that the latest trailer (most likely a short version of it) for the Pokémon: Everyone’s Story (the latest Pokémon movie) would be shown during the Oha*Star variety show on Monday in Japan (effectively Sunday in North America and the UK, but Monday morning in Europe).
What’s interesting about this trailer is that it will reveal a new Pokémon, most likely Zeraora (a mythical Pokémon already in the game files, but one that’s yet to be officially revealed).
Yesterday, another event went live in Pokémon Duel: the latest Queen’s Cup. Once again, you have to earn points by taking part in battles, in order to claim various rewards. Among the rewards, there’s a Rotom and Frost Rotom figure, that cannot be obtained anywhere else. And to go with those new figures, a new Plate is available for purchase: it allows you to change Rotom’s form. The event runs until April 10th.
As usual, you can find more details about the various events for Pokémon Duel on this page!
Heads up for those of you who missed it: the demo version for Detective Pikachu is now available on the Nintendo eShop in Europe and North America. It allows you to play through part of Chapter 1, and then transfer your progress to the full game if you’re interested in continuing your investigation!
Source: Nintendo PR
Pokkén Tournament DX
Quick heads up for Pokkén Tournament DX players: the latest Official Group Match is now live! Here’s all you need to know about it:
- Name: Searing Blaze Group Match
- Type: Basic Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
- Runs from April 6th to April 8th
- Time: 3AM PT to 7PM PT / 6AM ET to 10PM ET / 5AM GMT to 9PM GMT / 6AM CET to 10AM CET / 6AM JST to 10PM JST
- Participation prize: Searing Blaze (title)
- Ranking Prizes:
- Places 1 to 10 – Chrom League Master
- Places 11 to 30 – Red League Master
- Places 31 to 60 – Blue League Master
- Places 61 to 100 – Green League Master
As usual, you can find more details about the various Official Group Matches for Pokkén Tournament DX on this page!
Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime series
Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, airing on April 12th in Japan:
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
Today, another Battle Competition was announced for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, but it’s only open to players in Japan. It’s called the Japan Championships 2018 Qualifiers, and it allows players to try and earn a spot at the Japan Championships (to be held on June 9th and June 10th at the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan).
Here’s all you need to know about it:
- Battles: Double
- Rules: standard VGC rules
- Level: 50 (lowered if above that)
- Registration: April 6th to May 11th
- Battles: May 11th to May 14th
- Entry prize: 50 Battle Points
Pokkén Tournament (Arcade)
In Japan, another Special Bonus Event for Pokkén Tournament (Arcade) has gone live, and runs until April 15th. It allows players to get the following:
- Support Pokémon sets
- two new Skills
- some Lucky Avatar Items
- new set of Titles
- and more…
Here’s some pictures:
Slowpoke Paradise in Kagawa
Here’s plenty of pictures and a video for the Slowpoke Paradise in Kagawa event, in Japan: