PokéNews (January 23): 2020 Pokémon World Championships / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: details about the 2020 Pokémon World Championships, but also…

  • Pokémon GO

2020 Pokémon World Championships

The Pokémon Company have announced that the 2020 Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 14th to August 16th in London, and more precisely ExCeL London.

ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London, England E16 1XL

As usual, there will be side tournaments, special events, and various other activities. Entry will be free to invite players, but spectators will have to pay for a badge (that comes with various goodies).

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon GO

Community Day – February

Niantic have announced that the next Community Day will take place on February 22nd, with the following bonus: 3× Catch Stardust. As for the featured Pokémon, it’s… up to the players, who will have to decide it via a vote!

Players can choose among the following Pokémon:

  • Vulpix: Vulpix as originally discovered in the Kanto region will be appearing in the wild and in Eggs. Alolan Vulpix will be appearing in Field Research and Raid Battles. Evolve Vulpix or Alolan Vulpix into Ninetales or Alolan Ninetales for the Charged Attack Weather Ball. Ninetales will learn Fire-type Weather Ball, and Alolan Ninetales will learn Ice-type Weather Ball—attacks previously exclusive to Castform. Shiny Vulpix as originally discovered in the Kanto region will become available for the first time in Pokémon GO.
  • Machop: Evolve Machop into Machamp for the exclusive attack Payback. This Dark-type Charged Attack will give Machamp good coverage to deal with Psychic- and Ghost-type Pokémon that might otherwise give it trouble.
  • Rhyhorn: Evolve Rhyhorn into Rhyperior for the exclusive attack Rock Wrecker. Known to be Rhyperior’s signature move, this Rock-type Charged Attack will be a powerful addition to Rhyperior’s repertoire. Shiny Rhyhorn will also become available to encounter for the first time in Pokémon GO.
  • Dratini: Evolve Dratini into Dragonite for the Charged Attack Superpower. This powerful Fighting-type attack is a recent addition to Pokémon GO and could be a strategic option for Dragonite. For example, it could help Dragonite against Ice- and Rock-type Pokémon that would normally have an advantage over it. Superpower could also help Dragonite deal with Steel-type Pokémon that are weak to Fighting-type attacks.

Make sure to check out this page for all the details about the vote, including when said vote will take place!

Live Events 2020

Niantic have announced several Live Events for Pokémon GO in 2020:

  • Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung City (February 6th to February 9th)
  • Safari Zone St. Louis, Missouri, US (March 27th to March 29th)
  • Safari Zone Liverpool, UK (April 17th to April 19th), with tickets going on sale on January 24th
  • Safari Zone Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US (May 8th to May 10th)

Check out this page for all the details!

Source: Niantic / Niantic (Twitter)



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