PokéNews (Feb. 22): Pokkén Tournament DX / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: latest Official Group Matches for Pokkén Tournament DX, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon World Championships 2019
  • Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
  • Pokémon – Polygo
  • Johto region
  • Game Freak
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokkén Tournament DX

Today, the latest official Group Match for Pokkén Tournament DX went live. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Name: Forest’s Flash
  • Type: Team Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
  • Runs from February 22nd to February 24th
  • Time: 3AM PT to 7PM PT / 6AM ET to 10PM ET / 5AM GMT to 9PM GMT / 6AM CET to 10AM CET / 6AM JST to 10PM JST
  • Participation prize: Forest’s Flash (title)
  • Ranking Prizes:
  1. Places 1 to 10 – Chrom League Master
  2. Places 11 to 30 – Red League Master
  3. Places 31 to 60 – Blue League Master
  4. Places 61 to 100 – Green League Master

Also, the next one has already been announced:

  • Name: Destructive Cannon
  • Type: Basic Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
  • Runs from March 8th to March 10th
  • Time: 3AM PT to 7PM PT / 6AM ET to 10PM ET / 5AM GMT to 9PM GMT / 6AM CET to 10AM CET / 6AM JST to 10PM JST
  • Participation prize: Destructive Cannon (title)
  • Ranking Prizes:
  1. Places 1 to 10 – Chrom League Master
  2. Places 11 to 30 – Red League Master
  3. Places 31 to 60 – Blue League Master
  4. Places 61 to 100 – Green League Master

Source: Serebii

Pokémon GO

Are you Team Instinct, Team Mystic, or Team Valor? Whichever team you chose when you started playing Pokémon GO, if you’re looking to switch, you will soon be able to do so thanks to the Team Medallion!

This new item will be released on February 26th at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM GMT / 10PM CET / February 27th at 6AM JST, and will allow you to switch teams… but just once per year! The medallion costs 1 000 PokéCoins, and can only be purchased once every 365 days.

What happens when you buy it? It’s put in your bag, and when you activate it, you’re guided through the team-selections screens again. If you have Pokémon in Gyms when you change teams, then they will be returned with no PokéCoins earned once they’re defeated. Of course, you can’t battle your own Pokémon, so if you return to a Gym one of your Pokémon is defending, then it will be returned to you with no PokéCoins earned.

Source: Niantic

Pokémon World Championships 2019

The Pokémon Company has announced that the Pokémon World Championships 2019 will take place from August 16th to August 18th. We already knew that it would be at the Walter E Washington Convention Center, in Washington D.C. (United States), but we now have actual dates!

As for the North America International Championships, they will take place from June 21st to June 23rd, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio (United States).

Source: The Pokémon Company
Via: Serebii

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

To celebrate the release of the major update released earlier this week, the full version of Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us is now available on Pokémon TV. The movie is completely free (since Pokémon TV itself is free), but it’s only available for a limited time so make sure to watch it before it’s too late!

Speaking of Pokémon TV, here’s a promo video for the new version of the app:

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition

Today, battles for the latest Battle Competition for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the 2019 International Challenge February, went live. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Pokémon allowed: National Pokédex (No. 001 to 807)
  • Pokémon banned: Mythicals Pokémon, Ash-Greninja
  • Pokémon restrictions: only two Legendary Pokémon per team (Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunal, Necrozma). Black clover required (caught, traded, hatched, or obtained via official distribution in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, or Ultra Moon)
  • Battles: Double, 4 Pokémon sent to battle
  • Level: 50 (lowered if above that)
  • Rules: Moon Series regulations (2019 Video Game Championship Series)
  • Restrictions: Z-Moves allowed
  • Item restrictions: Ultranecrozium Z, the Blue Orb, the Red Orb, Mega Stones, and duplicate Hold Items not allowed
  • Participation prize: Shiny Tapu Bulu (all players), Championship Points (top players only)
  • Registration: February 14th to February 21st
  • Battles: February 22nd to February 24th

If you want to train, you can download the rules from the Festival Plaza. More details about the various distributions for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon can be found on this page!

Source: PGL

Pokémon – Polygo

Today, it was announced that some Polygo figures based on three Pokémon will be released this July in Japan:

  • Pikachu (4 300 Yen)
  • Mewtwo (4 500 Yen)
  • Charizard (5 000 Yen)

Here’s some pictures of the figures:

Source: Famitsu

Johto region

Here’s the latest fake promotional video for the various Pokémon regions, this time showcasing the Johto region:

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, Rolling Poké Balls: click here to check it out (embeds disabled, unfortunately!).


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