Today’s Pokémon news: Pokkén Tournament DX Academy at EVO 2017, but also…
- Pokémon The Movie x McDonald’s
- Pokkén Tournament (Arcade)
- Ito En × Pokemon
- Pokémon merchandise
Pokkén Tournament DX
This week-end, EVO (one of the largest fighting games tournaments in the world) is taking place in Las Vegas. Nintendo is attending, and will have a booth where Pokkén Tournament DX will be playable. They will also host a virtual Pokkén Tournament DX Academy, which provides a “direct line of communication between Nintendo and the Pokkén Tournament DX players”.
Thanks to this Pokkén Tournament DX Academy, people who sign up will receive exclusive tips and tricks directly from Nintendo and the developers, but also an invitation to a special Nintendo event at PAX West (in Seattle).
Finally, there will be a sign-up sheet at Nintendo’s booth: people who do sign-up will be entered into an on-site drawing, for the chance to win a Nintendo Switch and Pokkén Tournament DX.
Here’s when this Academy will take place:
10 a.m.-8 p.m. PT
Mandalay Bay – South Convention Center – Nintendo Booth (No. 121)
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Source: Nintendo PR
Today, the following were released on LINE in Japan:
- Pikachu’s Summer Vacation Stickers (Price: 120 Yen, 50 Coins), includes 16 stickers. Only available until August 21st [Link];
- Pokémon Fizzy Bubbles theme (Price: 360 Yen / 150 Coins / 2.99€) [Link]
- Pokémon: Magikarp Jump (Price: 360 Yen / 150 Coins / 2.99€) [Link]
Here’s some pictures for those stickers and themes:
Pokémon The Movie x McDonald’s
As part of a collaboration with the latest Pokémon movie (opening this Saturday in Japan), McDonald’s restaurants are going to start selling a special type of McFlurry featuring Pikachu, logically called Pikachu McFlurry. If you’re wondering about the flavour, it’s choco-banana!
Here’s what this Pikachu McFlurry looks like:
Pokkén Tournament (Arcade)
Today, another special event for Pokkén Tournament Arcade (in Japan) was announced. It will take place from July 13th (today) to July 23th, and it features Shadow Mewtwo. If you manage to beat it during a special battle (triggered after two plays on Hard), you will get a special title. You will not be able to get it a second time if you got it the first time this event ran.
- a new mission panel to complete, with various goodies to unlock (avatar items, custom titles)
- a new Special Bonus, with Support Pokémon sets, new avatar items, and new skills to unlock
- new avatar items
Ito En × Pokemon
Here’s a promo video for the Ito En × Pokemon collaboration (Ito En is a “multinational drinks company specializing in tea production”):
Here’s pictures of Pokémon merchandise, focusing on Eevee: