PokéNews (July 26): Pokémon Rumble Rush / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: latest trailer for Pokémon Rumble Rush, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
  • Game Freak
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon Rumble Rush

Here’s the latest trailer for Pokémon Rumble Rush:

Pokémon GO

Team GO Rocket

Yesterday, a new event featuring the mysterious Team GO Rocket went live. Here’s a promo video and some details:

1. Encounter Team GO Rocket — Spark and Professor Willow have observed Team GO Rocket members hanging out at discolored PokéStops. It appears they’re after the PokéStops’ resources!
2. Battle Team GO Rocket — Once you begin the encounter with a Team GO Rocket Grunt, they’ll challenge you to a battle. We’re counting on you to accept their challenge and defeat them!
3. Catch the Shadow Pokémon — After a successful battle, you’ll have an opportunity to catch a Shadow Pokémon that Team GO Rocket carelessly abandoned. Candela and Professor Willow discovered that these Pokémon look unusual and behave strangely because Team GO Rocket tried to make them stronger through unnatural means. After additional research, Professor Willow has also found that Shadow Pokémon can’t be traded away by the Trainer who rescued them unless they’re Purified first!
4. Purify the Shadow Pokémon — Thanks to all your research, Blanche and Professor Willow have discovered a process called Purification. Not only does Purification help Shadow Pokémon return to a more normal state, but Purified Pokémon can also become stronger than their normal counterparts due to the gratitude they feel toward the Trainer who saved them!

Also, a special event has gone live to coincide with this. It runs until August 1st (1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM BST / 10PM CEST) / August 2nd (5AM JST), and features the following:

  • Oddly specific Shiny Pokémon have started appearing! Our research has found that if you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Ekans or Shiny Koffing in the wild, in raids, or in Eggs!
  • The following Pokémon will hatch more frequently from Eggs: Rattata, Ekans, Sandshrew, Zubat, Meowth, Machop, Magnemite, Grimer, Gastly, Drowzee, Cubone, Koffing, Murkrow, Sneasel, Houndour, and Poochyena.
  • Raids will feature Pokémon that we believe are significant to Team GO Rocket.

Also, Shiny Sneasal and Zubat are now available in-game.

Source: Niantic / Niantic

Community Day

Niantic have announced that the next Community Day will take place on August 4th (4PM to 7PM local time), and will feature Ralts. As usual, it will learn an exclusive move if fully evolved by 8PM, but that move is yet to be revealed.

The other bonuses are:

  • 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance
  • 3-Hour Lures

Here’s a promo video for this Community Day:

Source: Niantic

Promo video

Here’s the latest promo video for Pokémon GO:

Pokémon Trading Card Game

The Pokémon Company have shared pictures of all 49 cards from the Dream League expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, releasing on August 2nd in Japan:

And here’s pictures of merchandise related to a collaboration with BEAMS:

Source: The Pokémon Company / 4Gamer

Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)

Here’s the latest video clip for the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series:

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s pictures of the latest set of Pokémon merchandise from Japan, focusing on Gengar:

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:

Game Freak

Here’s the latest video from the Game Freak YouTube Channel:

Pokémon Kids TV

Here’s the latest videos from the Pokémon Kids TV YouTube Channel:



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