PokéNews (Feb. 23): Pokémon World Championships / LINE Stickers

Today’s Pokémon news: Pokémon World Championships 2017 dated, but also…

  • LINE Stickers
  • I love Koiking
  • Pokémon Day
  • Pokémon Center Online

Pokémon World Championships

Yesterday, The Pokémon Company shared some details about several upcoming Pokémon Championships events:

  • 2017 North American International Championships, taking place from June 30th to July 2nd, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. It’s open to all Pokémon TCG and video game players from around the world. Players will be able to earn “significant” Championship Points, required for a World Championships invitation;
  • 2017 Pokémon World Championships, taking place August 18th to August 20th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. This event is only open to Pokémon TCG and video game players who earned enough Championship Points. Besides the title of World Champion, there’s also over $500 000 in prizes to win;
  • Pokkén Tournament World Championships, taking place during the 2017 Pokémon World Championships. The Last Chance Qualifier will take place on Friday, allowing players to compete for the remaining seats for the main tournament. Said tournament will take place on Saturday, with the grand finals in the evening. Players will be competing using the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament, and the prize pool will be $20 000.

Source: The Pokémon Company

LINE Stickers

Today, The Pokémon Company a new set of LINE stickers, called Team Rascal Pikachu, designed by MOGU. They can be bought from the Store tab in the LINE app, and cost:

  • 100 coins
  • 240 Yen
  • 1.99€
  • £1.49
  • $1.99

Here’s some pictures:

Source: Serebii

I love Koiking

Here’s a music video called Koiking no Uta (Magikarp’s Song):

Pokémon Day

As announced earlier this week, the Nintendo NY Store will have a Pokémon Sun and Moon Gaming Lounge open from 1PM to 3PM on February 26th (for Pokémon Day). And yesterday, it was announced that 150 lucky fans would be able to win raffle prizes and meet Pikachu at the event, implying that places for this event will be limited to 150 persons.

Pokémon Center Online

Looking for some Johto-related merchandise (plushies, t-shirts, keyrings, etc.)? Pokémon Center Online got you covered… if you live in the United States, that is!



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