PokéNews (July 17): Pokémon GO / Meloetta distribution / Pokémon Shuffle

Pokémon GO Zapdos Day

Today’s Pokémon news: various tidbits for Pokémon GO, but also…

  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Meloetta
  • Pokémon Shuffle
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Pokémon GO

Since players cleared all the “missions” during the Global Challenge last week-end, the following rewards are now live until July 23rd:

  • Double amount of Candies when catching Pokémon
  • double amount of Candies when hatching Eggs
  • Rare Candy for each Raid Battle
  • Egg Distance reduced by half

Also, Zapdos Day will take place on July 21st at the same time as the Community Days, and you will have a chance to get a Shiny Zapdos from the Zapdos raids. You will also get a Raid Pass up to 5 times when spinning a Photo Disc at a Gym.

Niantic has revealed that 21 000 trainers attended the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, with 180 000 additional trainers in the sourrounding Chicago area. Attendeed walked an average of more than 6 kilometers, completed 36 Research Tasks on average, and caught an average of 350 Pokémon!

Finally, here’s the first Pokémon GO Travel: Research Tour video:

Source: Niantic

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Meloetta

Yesterday, it was announced that Meloetta is the Pokémon that will be distributed at the Pokémon World Championships this year (August 24h to August 26th in Nashville, Tennesee). Here’s some details about it:

  • Level: 50
  • Hold item: Metronome
  • Moves: Celebrate, Relic Song, Round, Sing

As usual, you can find more details about the various Pokémon distributions for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on this page!

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Shuffle

Today, the usual set of weekly content for Pokémon Shuffle went live:

  • Ultra Challenge: Marshadow
  • Great Challenge: Granbull (Winking), Hitmontop, Infernape, Mesprit, Froakie (Winking)
  • Daily Pokémon: Oricorio Sensu Style, Pyukumuku, Oricorio Baille Style, Mudbray, Dartrix
  • One Chance Per Day: Cosmog
  • Competitive stage: Charizard X
  • Escalation Battle: Incineroar
  • Pokémon Safari: Fletchling, Hoppip (Winking), Zigzagoon, Skiploom (Winking), Snorunt (Winking), Fletchinder, Linoone, Alolan Vulpix, Jumpluff (Winking), Glalie (Winking)

Source: Serebii

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!

This week, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! will be featured in Famitsu magazine, with details about the game (most likely the same as those revealed last week), but also an interview with Junichi Masuda.

Here’s the preview pages:

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine comes out on Thursday in Japan (effectively Wednesday morning/afternoon in North America and Europe respectively).

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Switch) comes out on November 16th.

Source: Famitsu

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s some more Pokémon merchandise from Japan:

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, airing this Sunday in Japan:


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