PokéNews (Dec. 15): Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon / Pokémon GO / Pokémon Duel

Today’s Pokémon news: various Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon news, but also…

  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Pokémon distribution (Japan)
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Duel
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime series
  • Pokkén Tournament DX
  • Pokémon Rescue Team
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Trainer Guide
  • Pokémon Challenge
  • LINE stickers
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Pokémon Ga-Olé

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Here’s the latest trailers for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon:

Also, here’s some pictures illustration more or less the same things as the trailer:

Source: Gamer

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Pokémon distribution (Japan)

This week, yet another Pokémon distribution for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in Japan was announced. It will run from January 20th to March 11th, and will allow players to get the signature Pokémon of the Evil Team Leaders from the Team Rainbow Rocket: Giovanni’s Nidoking, Maxie’s Crobat, Archie’s Mightyena, Cyrus’ Honchkrow, Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus, and Lysandre’s Mienshao.

Those Pokémon will be available from Pokémon Center stores across Japan, and will rotate every week (meaning you will have to make a visit to the nearest stores several times to get them all.

Here’s the schedule:

January 20th to February 2nd

  • Sapporo: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus
  • Tohoku: Lysandre’s Mienshao
  • Mega Tokyo: Giovanni’s Nidoking
  • Skytree Town: Maxie’s Crobat
  • Tokyo Bay: Archie’s Mightyena
  • Yokohama: Cyrus’ Honchkrow
  • Nagoya: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus
  • Kyoto: Lysandre’s Mienshao
  • Osaka
  • Hiroshima
  • Fukuoka

February 3rd to February 9th

  • Sapporo: Cyrus’ Honchkrow
  • Tohoku: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus
  • Mega Tokyo: Lysandre’s Mienshao
  • Skytree Town: Giovanni’s Nidoking
  • Tokyo Bay: Maxie’s Crobat
  • Yokohama: Archie’s Mightyena
  • Nagoya: Cyrus’ Honchkrow
  • Kyoto: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus
  • Osaka: Lysandre’s Mienshao
  • Hiroshima: Giovanni’s Nidoking
  • Fukuoka: Archie’s Mightyena

February 10th to February 16th

  • Sapporo: Archie’s Mightyena
  • Tohoku: Cyrus’ Honchkrow
  • Mega Tokyo: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus
  • Skytree Town: Lysandre’s Mienshao
  • Tokyo Bay: Giovanni’s Nidoking
  • Yokohama: Maxie’s Crobat
  • Nagoya: Archie’s Mightyena
  • Kyoto: Cyrus’ Honchkrow
  • Osaka: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus
  • Hiroshima: Lysandre’s Mienshao
  • Fukuoka: Giovanni’s Nidoking

February 17th to February 23th

  • Sapporo: Maxie’s Crobat
  • Tohoku: Archie’s Mightyena
  • Mega Tokyo: Cyrus’ Honchkrow
  • Skytree Town: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus
  • Tokyo Bay: Lysandre’s Mienshao
  • Yokohama: Giovanni’s Nidoking
  • Nagoya: Maxie’s Crobat
  • Kyoto: Archie’s Mightyena
  • Osaka: Cyrus’ Honchkrow
  • Hiroshima: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus
  • Fukuoka: Lysandre’s Mienshao

February 24th to March 2nd

  • Sapporo: Giovanni’s Nidoking
  • Tohoku: Maxie’s Crobat
  • Mega Tokyo: Archie’s Mightyena
  • Skytree Town: Cyrus’ Honchkrow
  • Tokyo Bay: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus
  • Yokohama: Lysandre’s Mienshao
  • Nagoya: Giovanni’s Nidoking
  • Kyoto: Maxie’s Crobat
  • Osaka: Archie’s Mightyena
  • Hiroshima: Cyrus’ Honchkrow
  • Fukuoka: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus

March 3rd to March 9th

  • Sapporo: Lysandre’s Mienshao
  • Tohoku: Giovanni’s Nidoking
  • Mega Tokyo: Maxie’s Crobat
  • Skytree Town: Archie’s Mightyena
  • Tokyo Bay: Cyrus’ Honchkrow
  • Yokohama: Ghetsis’ Cofagrigus
  • Nagoya: Lysandre’s Mienshao
  • Kyoto: Giovanni’s Nidoking
  • Osaka: Maxie’s Crobat
  • Hiroshima: Archie’s Mightyena
  • Fukuoka: Cyrus’ Honchkrow

Also, more details about Shiny Groudon and Shiny Kyogre. To get them, you will need a Serial Code distributed from January 13th to March 5th, at various stores: Aeon, Tsutaya, WonderGoo, Amazon, Yodobashi, Pokémon Center stores, and more. The Serial Code has to be used until March 28th in order to get Shiny Kyogre in Pokémon Ultra Sun, and Shiny Groudon in Pokémon Ultra Moon.

The list of Pokémon distributions for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been updated!

Source: Serebii / Serebii / The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition

Today, battles for the first online competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon went live. It’s called Johto x Alola, and here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Pokémon allowed: Pokémon from the Johto and Alola Pokédexes (including those obtained via Poké Transfer)
  • Pokémon banned: Mythical Pokémon, some Legendary Pokémon (Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma)
  • Battles: Double Battles, Team of 6 Pokémon and 4 sent to battle
  • Level: 50 (dropped to 50 if above)
  • Items: all allowed, but two Pokémon cannot have the same Hold Item
  • Participation prize: 50 Battle Points (need to battle at least once)
  • Registration: December 7th to December 15th
  • Battles: December 15th to December 17th

Source: Pokémon Global Link

Pokémon GO

Heads up for Pokémon GO: Groudon is now appearing in Raid Battles around the world. It will be available until January 15th, so make sure you head out and get it before it’s too late!

Also, here’s a commercial for the game:


Source: Niantic

Pokémon Duel

The latest Gym Cup event is the Fairy Gym Cup, and it went live earlier this week. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Runs from December 14th to December 18th
  • Fairy-type Movement 0, 1, and 2 figures = +1 Movement;
  • Steel-type figures = +20 Attack (for each attack);
  • Gym Boosters available, with the contents increasing with your winning streak. Said boosters have to be redeemed before December 13th
  • Jigglypuff figure (R) and EX + UX Cubes available as reward
  • Trophies will be distributed to qualifying players after the event.

You can find more details about the various events for Pokémon Duel on this page!

Source: Pokémon Duel (Twitter)

Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime series

Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, airing on December 21st in Japan:


Pokkén Tournament DX

Today, the next Official Group Match for Pokkén Tournament DX was announced. It’s called the Thunderclap Press Cup, and it will take place from December 22nd to December 31st. This one is a Team Battle Competition, with a Fixed Battle Arena. As usual, if you participate, you will get a special title related to Pikachu Libre, and you will get additional titles based on your overall rank.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Rescue

Here’s a really neat promotional video for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, called “Pokémon Rescue”. It showcases how you can transfer Pokémon from pretty much all the previous Pokémon games to the latest ones, thanks to Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter. Don’t understand Japanese? No problem: official English subtitles are available!


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Trainer Guide

Here’s the second episode of the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Trainer Guide:

Pokémon Challenge

Here’s the latest Pokémon Challenge video:

LINE stickers

Earlier this week, yet another set of stickers went live on LINE. This one is called Pokémon Chat Pals, and it costs 240 Yen / 1.99€ / £1.49 / $1.99, and you can get it from the Store tab in the LINE app.

Here’s some pictures:

Source: LINE
Via: Serebii

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s pictures of some more Pokémon merchandise from Japan:

Source: Famitsu

Pokémon Ga-Olé

Here’s the latest promo video for the Pokémon Ga-Olé game on Arcade:



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