Today’s Pokémon news: New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition announced for North America, but also…
- Pokémon Crystal
- Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime
- Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Arceus distribution
- Pokémon Duel
- Pokémon World Championships
- Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Trainer Guide
- Pokémon Dragon King
- Pokémon merchandise
- Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
New Nintendo 2DS XL
A while ago, it was announced that the Pikachu New Nintendo 2DS XL (launched alongside Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in Japan) would be released on January 26th in Europe. Nothing was announced for North America… until last week, when we learned that it would be also be released on January 26th in that region. It will cost $159.99, like all regular New Nintendo 2DS XL Models.
The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Nintendo (Twitter)
Here’s a gameplay video for Pokémon Crystal on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console:
Pokémon Crystal (3DS Virtual Console) comes out on January 26th, worldwide.
Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime
Here’s the poster for the next story arc of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series:
And here’s the preview for the next episode, airing this Thursday (January 18th):
Source: Serebii (Twitter)
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Arceus distribution
Here’s a video of the Arceus distribution (available from the latest issue of CoroCoro magazine):
Check out this post for more details about the various Pokémon distribution for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon!
Heads up, Pokémon Duel players: Mega Mewtwo figures are coming soon! Here’s a teaser picture:
Source: The Pokémon Company (Twitter)
Pokémon World Championships
Last week, The Pokémon Company announced a change regarding qualifications for the Pokémon World Championships for the VGC category.
This year, it will be done via the 2018 International Challenges, and more precisely the ones in January, March, and April. Players who rank high enough in those will be invited to a special tournament to be held on June 9th and June 10th, where there will compete in order to win entry to the Pokémon World Championships.
Also, it was announced that the Latin America International Championships would be held from April 27th to April 29th in Brazil, at the WTC Events Center in Sao Paulo.
Source: Serebii / The Pokémon Company
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Trainer Guide
Here’s the latest episode of the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Trainer Guide:
Last week, a new web show for Pokémon was announced. Called P-Sports (P-Sports ~Mezase, Pokémon Battle Monster!~), it will be streamed on AbemaTV on January 24th at 8PM JST. Several people will appear in that show, including Yamamoto (who used to appear in the Pokémon Sunday and Pokémon Smash shows) and Hajime Syacho (a famous YouTuber).
Four trainers (including Yamamoto) will serve as some sort of Elite 4 members, and people will have to battle them in order to try and become the P-Sports Champion. They will receive a trophy if they manage to win.
Pokémon Dragon King
Here’s the full recording of the two livestreams for the 3rd Pokémon Dragon King tournament (VGC and TCG respectively):
Here’s some pictures for more Pokémon merchandise, featuring Gengar, the evil teams, and more: