PokéNews (Aug. 24): Pokémon Detective Pikachu / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: some details about Pokémon Detective Pikachu, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon TCG
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Pokkén Tournament DX
  • Pokémon Duel
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime
  • Pokémon anime series / movies on Twitch
  • Pokémon merchandise

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Today, during the opening ceremony of the Pokémon World Championships 2018, Rob Letterman (Director) announced that the official title of the Detective Pikachu movie is Pokémon Detective Pikachu. They also revealed the logo, and announced that Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton would star in the movie. Also, Pokémon fans were in attendance got to chant “Pikachu” for a special recording, to be used in the movie.

Here’s what the logo looks like:

Pokémon Detective Pikachu will open on May 10th 2018 in the United States.

Source: The Pokémon Company PR

Pokémon GO

Yesterday, Niantic announced that the next set of Field Research tasks will focus on Fire-type Pokémon. If you collect enough stamp and earn a Research Breakthrough, you will get an opportunity to catch Entei! The Field Research tasks will be available in September.

And today, it was announced that Ho-Oh is returning to Raid Battles until August 27th. You might get lucky and encounter a shiny version of it!

Source: Niantic (Twitter) / Niantic (Twitter)

Pokémon TCG

Today, during the opening ceremony of the Pokémon World Championships 2018, it was announced that the Pokémon Treading Card Game was soon getting new, game-changing cards known as Tag Team Pokémon-GX, introduced as the next evolution of Pokémon-GX.

Tag Team cards feature not one, but two Pokémon of the same type (such as Pikachu and Zekrom, both Electric-types), who join forces in battle. As a result, they have an unprecedent amount of Hit Points and power: they’re so powerful a single Tag Team GX attack can Knock Out a Pokémon-GX on the opponent’s Bench with a single blow. But of course, there’s a catch; when that happens, your opponent takes 3 Prize Cards. In other words, using a Tag Team GX card is a high-risk, high-reward move!

Here’s a trailer:

More Tag Team Pokémon-GX cards and further details will be revealed at a later date.

Source: The Pokémon Company PR

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

In order to promote Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, The Pokémon partnered with Tokyo Metro and completely redesigns the train cars on the Ginza and Murunouchi. This will last until August 30th.

Here’s some pictures:

Source: The Pokémon Company (Twitter)

Pokkén Tournament DX

Today, the latest Official Group Match for Pokkén Tournament DX was announced. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Name: Shadow Drop Cup
  • Type: Basic Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
  • Runs from September 7th to September 9th
  • 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: Shadow Drop Cup (title)
  • Ranking Prizes:
  1. Places 1 to 10 – Chrom League Master
  2. Places 11 to 30 – Red League Master
  3. Places 31 to 60 – Blue League Master
  4. Places 61 to 100 – Green League Master

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Duel

Today, a brand new Software update for Pokémon Duel was released. It brings the game to Ver. 6.2.1, and it adds the following:

  • tiered Boosters; the higher the tier, the better the drop rates for rare figures;
  • new figures:
    • UX: Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon

As usual, you can find more details about the various Software updates for Pokémon Duel on this page!

But that’s not all: the latest Queen’s Cup event is now live, and runs until August 28th. This one allows you to earn the Mega Gyarados figure!

As usual, you can find more details about the various events for Pokémon Duel on this page!

Source: Serebii / official Twitter account

Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime

Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, airing on August 30th in Japan:


Pokémon anime series / movies on Twitch

Yesterday, The Pokémon Company announced that next week, a two-month marathon of the Pokémon anime series and movie will start on Twitch. From August 27th to October 28th, the first nine season of the anime series, as well as 8 movies, will be shown.

The marathon starts on August 27th at 10AM on the TwitchPresents channel. Here’s what to expect:

  • Mondays to Thursdays: blocks of 10 to 16 anime episodes, with each block repeating throughout the day
  • Fridays and Saturdays: encore presentations of the episodes shown at the beginning of the week;
  • Sunday: special movie presentation

Here’s the full schedule:

  • August 27th: Pokémon: Indigo League (Season 1)
  • September 3rd: Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands (Season 2)
  • September 10th: Pokémon: The Johto Journeys (Season 3)
  • September 17th: Pokémon: Johto League Champions (Season 4)
  • September 24th: Pokémon: Master Quest (Season 5)
  • October 1st: Pokémon Advanced (Season 6)
  • October 8th: Pokémon: Advanced Challenge (Season 7)
  • October 15th: Pokémon: Advanced Battle (Season 8)
  • October 22nd: Pokémon: Battle Frontier (Season 9)

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon merchandise

September isn’t quite there, which means Halloween is still pretty far off… and yet, The Pokémon Company has already revealed a first set of Halloween merchandise, coming to Pokémon Center stores across Japan on September 8th!

Here’s some screenshots:

Source: The Pokémon Company



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