PokéNews (Feb. 27): Pokémon Detective Pikachu / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: latest trailer and poster for Pokémon Detective Pikachu, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Alola region
  • Pokémon Shirts

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Here’s the latest trailer for Pokémon Detective Pikachu, revealed yesterday:

And here’s the latest poster for the movie, featuring plenty of Pokémon:

Pokémon Detective Pikachu comes out on May 10th in several countries around the world.

Source: The Pokémon Company (Twitter)

Pokémon GO


Smeargle started appearing in Pokémon GO this week, and it has a rather interesting mechanic: it appears in the wild by photobombing your AR photos, and it gets the same moveset as the Pokémon it photobombed.

However, there’s currently a glitch allowing players to use TMs on smeargle, and displaying a New Attack button, even though it should only be able to learn moves by using Sketch during a photobomb. This will be fixed in the next Software update, though any changes made to Smeargle’s moveset before the update will be preserved.

Source: Niantic (Twitter)


Some new items are now available for purchase in the in-game store:

  • Meltan-themed hat: 150 Coins
  • Meltan-themed pullover: 200 Coins
  • Meltan-themed Earrings
  • Ultra Box (includes Premium Raid Pass x15, Super Incubator x6, Incense x7, and Star Piece x8): 1 480 Coins

Here’s what the Meltan items look like:

Source: Niantic (Twitter) / Serebii

Alola region

The Pokémon Company has uploaded a fake promotional video for the Alola region, the last one from their series dedicated to the various regions of the Pokémon world:

Pokémon Shirts

Here’s a promotional video for the Pokémon Shirts in Japan:



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