PokéNews (Jan. 8): Pokémon Crystal (Virtual Console) / Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Today’s Pokémon news: Pokémon Crystal (Virtual Console) now available for pre-purchase in Japan, but also…

  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Shuffle
  • Pokkén Tournament DX
  • Pokkén Tournament DX World Championships
  • Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Pokémon Crystal (Virtual Console)

Heads up for players with a Japanese Nintendo 3DS: Pokémon Crystal (on Virtual Console) is now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop. Pre-purchasing the game allows you to start downloading it right away, and play it at 12AM JST on January 26th. To do so, you will need at least 150 blocks (or 16MB) of free space on your SD Card. Pre-purchase for Europe and North America should go live soon, most likely this week.

Pokémon Crystal (3DS Virtual Console) comes out on January 26th, worldwide.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Heads up for players who bought Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and are yet to get the special Rockruff: you have until January 10th (Wednesday) to get it. There’s no other way to get it during normal gameplay, at least, on your own (you can always trade one with a friend), so make sure you get it before it’s too late.

You can find more details about the various Pokémon distributions for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on this page!

Pokémon GO

Trying to get Zangoose or Seviper in Pokémon GO? Up until now, the former would only appear in the Americas and Africa, and the latter in Europe, Asia, and Oceania. But it seems their location has been swapped, and it’s unclear how long this will last, so make sure to get out and try the Pokémon you’re missin asap!

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Shuffle

Last week, a new Pokémon Safari went live in Pokémon Shuffle. It features the following Pokémon: Jangmo-o, Hakamo-o, Sandygast, Hoppip (Winking), Skiploom (Winking), Jumpluff (Winking), Cherubi (Winking) and Cherrim (Winking). You have until January 16th to play it, and try to get those Pokémon!

Source: Serebii

Pokkén Tournament DX

Next week, the latest Official Group Match will go live in Pokkén Tournament DX. It’s called the Dynamic Fury, and it takes places from January 19th to January 22nd. It’s a Team Battle competition, on a Fixed Battle Arena. As usual, you get a special title as a reward simply for participating (it’s based on Machamp), but you can get others if you get a high enough rank.

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

Source: Serebii

Pokkén Tournament DX World Championships

Last week, it was announced that the very first qualifier for the 2018 Pokkén Tournament DX World Championships would take place at the Ocean International Championships, on February 10th and February 11th (in Sydney). 100 people will be able to compete, and try to win the right to go battle it out at the Pokémon World Championships 2018 in August.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, airing on January 14th in Japan:




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