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PokéNews (Jan. 26): Detective Pikachu / Pokémon Crystal / Pokkén Tournament DX

Today’s Pokémon news: tidbits about Pika Prompts in Detective Pikachu, but also…

  • Pokémon Crystal
  • Pokkén Tournament DX
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Duel
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime
  • Pokémon Challenge
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Pokémon Daisuki Club

Detective Pikachu

In Detective Pikachu, you can check out Pika Prompts (small clips featuring Detective Pikachu) when you’re not sure what to do and how to progress. They can be found in every chapter of the game. By tapping the Detective Pikachu, you can unlock all the Pika Prompts automatically, and check them out whenever you want.

Thanks to the official Nintendo UK Store, we now know how many of those Pika Prompts there are in the game: over 150!

Detective Pikachu (3DS) comes out on March 23rd, worldwide.

Source: Nintendo UK Store
Via: Serebii

Pokémon Crystal

Here’s the launch trailer for Pokémon Crystal, now available on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console worldwide:

Pokkén Tournament DX

Today, the latest Official Group Match for Pokkén Tournament DX was announced. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Name: Psyfirecracker
  • Runs from February 9th to February 12th
  • 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: Psyfirecracker (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

You can find more details about the Official Group Matches for Pokkén Tournament DX on this page!

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition

Today, battles for the second online competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon went live. It’s called 2018 International Challenge January, and here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Pokémon allowed: Pokémon caught, traded, hatched from Eggs, or received as a Mystery Gift in Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon;
  • Pokémon banned: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, and Ash-Greninja;
  • Battles: Double Battles, Team of 6 Pokémon and 4 sent to battle
  • Level: 50 (dropped to 50 if above)
  • Items: all allowed, but two Pokémon cannot have the same Hold Item
  • Participation prize: 50 Battle Points (need to battle at least once), Championship Points (top players only)
  • Registration: January 18th to January 25th
  • Battles: January 26th to January 29th
  • Results announced sometime in February

Source: Pokémon Global Link

Pokémon GO

Heads up for players looking for a new wallpaper for their smartphone: the new loading screen for Pokémon GO is now available as a wallpaper! You can downloaded it from this page!

Source: Niantic (Twitter)

Pokémon Duel

Today, the latest Team Match went live in Pokémon Duel. This time around, you can choose between the following teams:

  • Team Vaporeon
  • Team Jolteon
  • Team Flareon

You can find more details about the various events for Pokémon Duel on this page!

Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime

Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, airing on February 1st in Japan:


Pokémon Challenge

Here’s the latest Pokémon Challenge video:

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s some pictures of Pokémon merchandise featuring Mimikyu, from Japan:

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Daisuki Club

Today, The Pokémon Company announced that the Pokémon Daisuki Club app (that basically serves as a portal leading to various parts of the Pokémon Daisuki Club website) would be removed from Google Play and the App Store next month, on February 28th to be precise. If you already have the app on your device, it will keep on working, but it will no longer be updated, and will therefore end up working properly at a certain point.

Source: The Pokémon Company
Via: Serebii


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