Today’s Pokémon news: footage and details for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, but also…
- Pokémon GO
- Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon – Thundurus and Tornadus distribution
- Pokkén Tournament DX
- Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Jirachi distribution
- Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)
- Pokémon Quest
- Pokémon World Championships 2018
- Pokémon TCG
- Pokémon merchandise
- Pokémon anime
- Codename: Niantic Occlusion
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!
Last week, The Pokémon Company shared a few minor details and some footage for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!. Let’s start with the footage, which is actually two video clips shared via Twitter:
The video shows a Pokémon Amie-like feature, and confirms that you will be able to have your partner wear some cute accessories (ribbons, flowers, etc.) on the ears, the back, the chest, or even the tail. Unfortunately, it’s not clear how you get those accessories, how many of them there is, but it looks like only your partner Pokémon (Pikachu or Eevee) can wear them.
Here’s a couple of screenshots:
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Switch) comes out on November 16th worldwide.
Source: The Pokémon Company (Twitter)
Since players worldwide completed all the Global Challenges last week-end, during the Safari Zone in Dortmund, the following rewards are live from July 2nd to July 9th:
- Catch EXP Increase
- Raid EXP Increase
- Hatch EXP Increase
- Luccky Eggs last 1 hour
Also, on July 7th, Articuno Day will run (with the possibility of Shiny Articuno appearing during the event).
But that’s not all: Alolan Rattata can now be found in 7km eggs obtained via a friend. Speaking of gifts from friends, you can now hold 10 of them at a time, instead of just 5. However, you’re still limited to 20 gift openings a day.
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon – Thundurus and Tornadus distribution
Here’s the promo video for the Thundurus and Tornadus distribution for Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, taking place this month in Europe and North America (check out this page for more details):
Pokkén Tournament DX
Last week, The Pokémon Company shared some details about the next Official Group Match for Pokkén Tournament DX. Here’s all you need to know:
- Name: Final Flicker
- Type: Basic Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
- Runs from July 6th to July 9th
- Time: 3AM PT to 7PM PT / 6AM ET to 10PM ET / 5AM GMT to 9PM GMT / 6AM CET to 10AM CET / 6AM JST to 10PM JST
- Participation prize: Final Flicker (title)
- Ranking Prizes:
- Places 1 to 10 – Chrom League Master
- Places 11 to 30 – Red League Master
- Places 31 to 60 – Blue League Master
- Places 61 to 100 – Green League Master
As usual, you can find more details about the various Official Group Matches for Pokkén Tournament DX on this page.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Jirachi distribution
Last week, another Pokémon distribution for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon was announced in Japan. This year again, Jirachi will be distributed at the Pokémon Center in Tohoku to celebrate the Tanabata Festival. It will only be available in August.
As usual, you can find more details about the various Pokémon distributions for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on this page!
Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)
Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series:
Here’s the English launch trailer for Pokémon Quest on Android and iOS:
And here’s a video of the launch event in Japan:
Pokémon World Championships 2018
Last week, The Pokémon Company shared some details about the Pokémon World Championships 2018, taking place from August 24th to August 26th in Nashville (Tennesee, United States). Click here for more details about the event itself, but also the Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier, the Nashville Open, streaming, and more!
Here’s pictures of more Pokémon merchandise from Japan:
And here’s a video and some pictures for Pokémon toys at McDonalds restaurants in Japan (to coincide with the release of the latest movie):
Here’s the latest promo video for the Pokémon TCG in Japan:
Here’s the latest video for the Pokémon anime series:
Codename: Niantic Occlusion
Here’s a tech video for Codename: Niantic Occlusion, Real World AR Occlusion tech developed by Niantic: