PokéNews (Dec. 21): Pokémon GO milestones / Pokémon International Championships

Today’s Pokémon news: various milestones for Pokémon GO, but also…

  • Pokémon International Championships
  • Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon
  • Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Pokémon GO

Yesterday, Niantic announced that since the launch of Pokémon GO, this Summer, players have collectively walked more than 8.7 billion kilometer. If you’re not sure how much that is, you should know it’s pretty much the equivalent of 200 000 trips around the Earth. It would take more than 1 000 years for a commercial jetliner to cover the same distance.

Also, players have already caught more than 88 billion Pokémon (an average of 533 Pokémon a day), which means that if every person on the planet was playing Pokémon GO, everyone would have caught at least 10 Pokémon.

Source: Niantic

Pokémon International Championships

Yesterday, The Pokémon Company announced the second Pokémon International Championships event. It will take place from March 10th to March 12th, at the Melbourne Park Function Centre, in Melbourne (Australia). There will be a total of 4 such events, and this is the second one.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

The DVD/Blu-Ray for Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel was released last week in Japan (on December 16th). During the first few days, it sold:

  • 4 128 units on DVD
  • 1 420 units on Blu-Ray
  • 5 548 units on DVD and Blu-Ray

Source: Oricon

Pokémon Sun and Moon

The Pokémon Company has finally updated their online Pokédex with all the Pokémon from Pokémon Sun and Moon. If you’re interested, you can click here to check it out for yourself!

Also, here’s two promotional videos for the Z-Ring toy:

Pokémon Picture Book Story

Here’s the latest Pokémon Picture Book Story video (again, only available in Japanese):

Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, airing on Sunday in Japan:



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