Today’s Pokémon news: another Pokémon distibution for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in Japan, but also…
- Pokémon Shuffle
- Pokémon Duel
- Pokémon GO
- Pokémon Championships
- Pokémon Adventures
- Pokémon merchandise
- Pokémon TCG
- Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Distributions
The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine comes out on Thursday in Japan, but contents have already started to leak. This month, there’s something about Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, which is getting another Pokémon distribution in Japan. From March 2nd to April 9th, players will be able to get a Serial Code for a Shiny Poipole, though it’s not clear where the codes will be distributed.
While we wait for further details, check out the following scan from CoroCoro magazine:
Speaking of Serial Codes, the one for the Master Ball (offered to players who registered their copy of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on the Pokémon Global Link before January 30th) is now available. To claim yours, all you have to do is log-in to the Pokémon Global Link, and then click on this link. The Serial Code has to be redeemed before March 29th.
You can find more details about the various Serial Codes for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on this page!
Today, some new and returning content for Pokémon Shuffle went live:
- new main stages (the last batch of stages. If you’ve completed the Survival Mode, then all stages are repeated as UX Stages);
- an update now allows you to use up to 5 Raise Max Level on Pokémon;
- the A Great Chance A Day stage featuring Pikachu (Enamored) is back;
- the Ultra Challenge featuring Deoxy (Attack Forme) is back until February 20th;
- the Great Challenge featuring Accelgor is also back until February 20th;
- the Great Challenge featuring Typhlosion is also back until February 20th;
- the Great Challenge featuring Mew is also back until February 20th;
- the Great Challenge featuring Litten is also back until February 20th;
- the Escalation Battle featuring Decidueye is also back until February 20th;
- the Great Challenge featuring Roserade (Winking) is now available until February 20th.
Today, another update for Pokémon Duel was announced. It’s Ver. 5.0.9, and it’s releasing tomorrow. It will provide the following balance fixes:
- Darkest Lariat: damage increased from 110 to 130
- Hydro Pump: damage increased from 60 to 70
- Dark Pulse: damage increased from 60 to 80
- Figure alteration: Team Play ability added
You can find more details about the various Software updates for Pokémon Duel on this page.
Last week, the latest batch of Pokémon from the Hoenn region went live in Pokémon GO. One of them is a bit special: Castform. Just like in the main games, its form change depending on the weather, though in this game, its form remains the same after being caught. Also, Plusle Minun are no longer region exclusive, though it’s not clear for how long.
Yesterday, The Pokémon Company shared some details about upcoming Pokémon Championships events:
- North America International Championships: takes place from July 6th to July 8th, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus (Ohio). There will be Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Video Game Championships, and Pokémon Trading Card Game Championships, with “huge amounts” of Championships Points and thousands of dollars in prizes to win. There will also be a Pokkén Tournament DX qualifier for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships.
- Pokémon World Championships 2018: takes place from August 24th to August 26th, at the Music City Center in Nashville (Tennessee), with the final Pokkén Tournament Championship Series qualifier before the Pokkén Tournament World Championships, and of course the TCG and VGC competitions.
Source: The Pokémon Company
The Pokémon Adventures manga has been going on for more than 20 years in Japan, and to celebrate that anniversary, a special artbook was released last week. It’s called The Art of Pokémon Adventures, and features no less than 168 pages of illustrations by Satoshi Yamamoto (the one drawing the manga).
The illustrations highlight the dozens of Trainers and Pokémon that have appeared in the manga series. There’s full-colour individual character portraits, elaborate group shots, dynamic actions, but also black-and-white sketches and storyboards, and more.
The artbook comes with 4 pull-out posters, and a brand-new manga side story available in English for the very first time.
Here’s some preview pictures:
Source: The Pokémon Company
Here’s pictures of some more Pokémon merchandise from Japan:
Here’s the latest promo video for the Pokémon TCG in Japan:
Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, airing on February 18th in Japan: