Today’s Pokémon news: Mega Evolutions coming to Pokémon Duel, but also…
- Pokkén Tournament DX
- Pokémon Sun and Moon – Pokémon distribution (Japan)
- Pokémon GO
- Pokémon Puppet Show
- Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
Today, more details about the major udpate for Pokémon Duel were revealed. To be more precise, we learned that Mega Evolutions were coming to the game, though no further details were provided. For example, we don’t know if those Mega Evolutions will get separate figures, or if they will be added as a special mechanic for the already-existing figures the Mega Evolutions are based on.
While we wait for more details (and a release date!), here’s a teaser trailer for the major update for Pokémon Duel:
Pokkén Tournament DX
Just like they did for Pokkén Tournament on Wii U, Hori is going to release an official Pokkén Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch on September 22nd. It’s a wired controller (USB), pretty much identical to the one used for Pokkén Tournament on Arcade, in Japan (they did design that one too, after all!).
The game was designed for use with Pokkén Tournament, but can also be used in other games (just keep in mind it’s missing various features, such as motion controls… not really a replacement for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller!).
Here’s the official product description:
Enjoy authentic arcade action at home! Designed by HORI, the same designers of the official Pokken Tournament arcade cabinet controller, the Pokken Tournament DX Pro Pad is a limited edition controller designed exclusively for use with Pokken Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch. This wired USB pad is ergonomic, comfortable, responsive and super effective for controlling your favorite Pokemon in Pokken Tournament battles. USB wired (9.8ft) connection is tournament legal. Controller is designed for Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch and may not function properly with other game titles. Does not include motion control, analog control, or vibration feedback. NOTE: Please press “Start” on the Pokken Pro Pad at main title screen to activate as main controller.
Here’s what this controller looks like:
The HORI Nintendo Switch Pokken Tournament DX Pro Pad Wired Controller (that’s the full official name!) is available for pre-order on Amazon.com (NB: affiliate link), and costs $24.99.
Pokkén Tournament DX (Switch) comes out on September 22nd worldwide.
Pokémon Sun and Moon – Pokémon distribution (Japan)
Today, a new Pokémon distribution for Pokémon Sun and Moon went live in Japan. It’s tied with the “Mystery Files” features on the Pokémon Daisuki Club in Japan (the official fanclub), and allows players to get Solrock and Lunatone using the following serial code: OYAJI30YEARS (works until October 31st). The Pokémon you get depends on your version (Solrock for Pokémon Sun, and Lunatone for Pokémon Moon).
Here’s details about the Pokémon themselves:
- Level 30
- Moves: Cosmic Power, Hidden Power, Solar Beam, or Stone Edge
- Hold item: Comet Shard
- Level 30
- Moves: Cosmic Power, Hidden Power, Moonblast, or Power Gem
- Hold item: Comet Shard
The list of Serial Codes for Pokémon Sun and Moon has been updated!
Earlier today, Niantic revealed the planning for several Legendary Pokémon in Raid Battles:
- Articuno: until July 31st
- Moltres: from July 31st to August 7th
- Zapdos: from August 7th to August 14th
Unfortunately, it’s not clear if and when those Legendary Pokémon will be back once their availability period has ended.
Speaking of Pokémon GO, it was revealed yesterday that the Safari Zone event, to be held in Centro, Oberhausen (in Germany) will not be open to everyone. You will need to get a ticket to enter, but fortunately, said tickets will be free… but extemely limited: only 4 000 will be distributed online, at a later date.
It’s possible that restriction was put in place following the many technical issues that plagued the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, last week-end. Therefore, we can probably expect the other Safari Zone events throughout Europe to require a ticket, too.
Pokémon Puppet Show
Here’s the latest episode of the Pokémon Puppet Show:
Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, airing this Sunday in Japan: