Today’s Pokémon news: another video and various tidbits for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, but also…
- Pokémon Shuffle
- Pokémon manga
- Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
- Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Special Battle (Season 11)
- Pokémon Championships
- Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!
Here’s some more gameplay footage for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, showcasing the Pokédex:
Speaking of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, CyberGadget is going to release several accessories on November, including some for the Poké Ball Plus!
Finally, here’s another promo video not directly related to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, but featuring Eevee and Pikachu:
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Switch) comes out on November 16th worldwide.
Today, the latest set of content for Pokémon Shuffle went live:
- Ultra Challenge = Arceus
- Great Challenge = Alolan Muk, Regice, Kyogre, Drifloon, Drifblim
- Daily Pokémon = Seviper, Wynaut, Torkoal, Zangoose, Luvdisc
- One Chance Per Day = Jellicent (Female)
- Competitive Stage = Mega Steelix
- Pokémon Safari = Shellder, Krabby, Goldeen, Aipom, Seaking, Cloyster, Kingler, Ambipom, Shiny Magikarp, Shiny Gyarados
Good news for Pokémon fans looking to get into the Pokémon manga, but don’t feel like hunting all the volumes in store: The Pokémon Company has announced that the manga is coming to digital platforms. In fact, several volumes have already been released: Pokémon Adventures Vols. 1–7 (Red & Blue). The next seven volumes are also coming this very week, on August 28th: Pokémon Adventures Vols. 8–14 (Gold & Silver).
After that, new volumes will be released every month through the rest of the year. But that’s not all: in January, a selection of manga based on the Pokémon movies will also be added to digital platforms!
Here’s the line-up:
- Pokémon Adventures Vols. 8–14: Gold & Silver
- Pokémon Adventures Vols. 15–22: Ruby & Sapphire
- Pokémon Adventures Vols. 23–25: FireRed & LeafGreen
- Pokémon Adventures Vols. 26–29: Emerald
- Pokémon Adventures: Diamond & Pearl/Platinum Vols. 1–11
- Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver Vols. 1–2
- Pokémon Adventures: Black & White Vols. 1–9
- Pokémon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2 Vols. 1–2
- Manga adaptations of selected Pokémon animated movies
The various volumes of the Pokémon manga are available on VIZ.com, the VIZ Manga App, but also Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play.
Source: The Pokémon Company
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
Today, the latest Battle Competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon was announced. It’s called the World Championships Friendly, and here’s all you need to know about it:
- Pokémon allowed: all Pokémon from National Pokédex (No. 001 to 807). Legendary Pokémon allowed (Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma), but only up to 2 per team. Black clover symbol mandatory;
- Pokémon banned: Ash-Greninja and Mythical Pokémon; no duplicate Pokémon allowed;
- Battles: Double Battles, 4 Pokémon out of 6 sent to battle;
- Level: 50 (lowered if above that);
- Items: no duplicate items allowed;
- Participation prize: 50 Battle Points (need to take part in at least 1 battle)
- Registration: September 6th to September 13th
- Battles: September 14th to September 16th
- Results announced sometime in October
Source: Pokémon Global Link
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon – Special Battle (Season 11)
Today, the rules for Season 1 of Special Battle in Pokémon Sun and Moon, and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, were announced. Here’s all you need to know:
- Runs from September 3rd to November 6th;
- Battles: 3 Pokémon sent to battle
- Pokémon allowed: National Pokédex;
- Pokémon banned: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Mew, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Regigigas, Giratina, Cresselia, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Tornadus, Thundurus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Landorus, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Type: Null, Silvally, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, Blacephalon, Zeraora, and Ash-Greninja;
- Items: all allowed, except Mega Stones. Duplicate items are now allowed;
- Level: 50 (lowered if above that)
The Pokémon World Championships 2018 took place last week, and here’s the list of winners:
Pokémon TCG Junior Division finals
- Champion: Naohito Inoue (Japan) — Buzzwole + Lycanroc
- Runner-up: Sebastian Enriquez (United States) — Buzzwole + Lycanroc
Pokémon TCG Senior Division finals
- Champion: Magnus Pedersen (Denmark) — Banette-GX + Garbodor
- Runner-up: Connor Pedersen (United States) — Buzzwole + Garbodor
Pokémon TCG Masters Division finals
- Champion: Robin Schulz (Germany) — Zoroark-GX + Garbodor
- Runner-up: Jeff Kolenc (Canada) — Malamar + Marshadow-GX
Pokémon VGC Junior Division finals
- Champion: Wonn Lee (Japan)
- Runner-up: Sota Tamemasa (Japan)
Pokémon VGC Senior Division finals
- Champion: James Evans (United States)
- Runner-up: Bram de Jonge (Netherlands)
Pokémon VGC Masters Division finals
- Champion: Paul Ruiz (Ecuador)
- Runner-up: Emilio Forbes (United States)
In case you missed the action, various recordings are available on the official Pokémon YouTube channel:
Also, it was announced that the Pokémon World Championships will be held in Washington D.C. next year.
Finally, the ruleset for the Pokémon Video Game Championhips was announced. This year, things are a bit special special: for starters, the GS Cup is back, which means each team can have up to 2 Legendaru (among Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma).
Also, there’s 3 separate series:
- September 4th to January 7th: Sun Series (Mega Stones, Z-Crystals, and Primal Pokémon are banned)
- January 8th to April 1st: Moon Series (Mega Stones, Red Orb, Blue Orb, Ultranecrozium Z, and Mega Rayquaza are banned)
- Ultra Series: April 2nd to Pokémon World Championships (all restrictions lifted regarding moves and items)
Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, airing this Sunday in Japan: