PokéNews (August 16): Pokémon Masters / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: latest character profile for Pokémon Masters, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Pokémon World Championships 2019
  • Game Freak
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon Masters

Here’s the latest character profile for Pokémon Masters, introducing Professor Bellis:

Professor Bellis is the Pokémon Professor on Pasio. She’s responsible for researching relationships between Pokémon and sync stones, vital for sync moves.

Pokémon Masters (Android, iOS) comes out this Summer worldwide.

Source: The Pokémon Company (Twitter)

Pokémon GO

Water Festival 2019

Niantic have shared some details about the latest event for Pokémon GO: the Water Festival 2019. Here’s the various features:

  • Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp, Wooper, Wailmer, and more will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild around water: Wartortle, Poliwhirl, Seaking, Lapras, Qwilfish, Mantine, Lotad, Feebas, Piplup, Buizel, and Finneon.
  • Water-type Pokémon will hatch more often from Eggs.
  • Kingler and Crawdaunt will be able to learn Crabhammer, a Water-type Charged Attack that is newly available in Pokémon GO.
  • If you manage to surf the waves of luck, you might encounter Shiny Carvanha or Shiny Barboach!
  • Water-type Pokémon like Blastoise, Vaporeon, Lapras, and more will appear in raids.
  • On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, you’ll be able to encounter Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf in five-star raids in their respective regions!

The following bonuses will also be live:

  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • If you have a Water-type Pokémon as your Buddy, the distance to earn Buddy Candy will be halved.

Finally, here’s when the event will take place:

  • Europe: August 23rd (10PM) to August 30th (10PM)
  • UK: August 23rd (1PM) to August 23rd (1PM)
  • North America (ET): August 23rd (4PM) to August 30th (4PM)
  • North America (PT): August 23rd (1PM) to August 30th (1PM)
  • Japan: August 24th (5AM) to August 31st (5AM)

Source: Niantic


Heads up for players in the Philippines: the beta version of the PokéStop submission system is now lie. As usual, it’s only available to players who have reached Level 40.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Here’s a picture showing the contents of the Blu-Ray + DVD set for Pokémon Detective Pikachu in Japan (out on October 31st):

Source: The Pokémon Company (Twitter)

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s pictures of some Halloween merchandise coming to Pokémon Center stores across Japan on September 7th (available until October 31st):

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon World Championships 2019

Here’s the latest videos for the Pokémon World Championships 2019, which start today!

Game Freak

Here’s the latest video from the Game Freak YouTube Channel:

Pokémon Kids TV

Here’s the latest video from the Pokémon Kids TV YouTube channel:



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