Today’s Pokémon news: YouTube premiere for the final episode of Pokémon: Twilight Wings, but also…
- Pokémon GO
- Pokémon Masters
- Pokémon Players Cup
- Tool Assisted Speedruns
- Pokémon merchandise
Pokémon: Twilight Wings
The latest and final episode of the the Pokémon: Twilight Wings web anime series is getting a premiere on YouTube. You will be able to watch it live on August 6th at 6AM PT / 9AM ET / 2PM BST / 3PM CEST / 10PM JST:
Niantic have announced that, in August, players will be able to get Scraggy as Research Breakthrough.
Pokémon Spotlight Hours
Here’s the planning for Pokémon Spotlight Hours in August:
- Tuesday, August 4, 2020: Horsea will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
- Tuesday, August 11, 2020: Sableye will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
- Tuesday, August 18, 2020: Venipede will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.
- Tuesday, August 25, 2020: Geodude will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.
Reminder: those take place at 6PM local time.
Ultra Unlock Week
Niantic have shared some more details about the Ultra Unlock Week:
- Dragon Week will run from Friday, July 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, August 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). The majestic Dragon-type Pokémon come in all shapes and sizes, from the tiny Gible to the towering Alolan Exeggutor, and this week will be their time to shine! Rayquaza will be in five-star raids, and there will also be special Timed Research available only this week. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Deino!
- Enigma Week will run from Friday, August 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Friday, August 14, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). The featured Pokémon range from the mysterious Elgyem to the powerful Deoxys! Deoxys will be in five-star raids, and if you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one! You might also encounter a Shiny Staryu.
- Unova Week will run from Friday, August 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, August 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and Bouffalant—all originally discovered in the Unova region—will be appearing in the world of Pokémon GO for the first time! Bouffalant will be appearing in New York City and the surrounding areas. Genesect will be in five-star raids, and if you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one! You might also encounter a Shiny Roggenrola.
Pokémon GO Fest 2020
As compensation for technical issues that occured during some of the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 habitat blocks, a special event will be held on August 16th from 11AM to 2PM. While it’s running, some Pokémon featured during the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 will appear more frequently in the wild.
Here’s when it will take place:
- Sunday, August 16, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time, wherever players who purchased a Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket are in the world. Three different habitats will be featured during this event, each lasting for one hour.
- 11:00 a.m.: Fire
- 12:00 p.m.: Water
- 1:00 p.m.: Friendship
And here’s the features of this event:
- Pokémon featured during the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Fire, Water, and Friendship habitat hours will be appearing in the wild. Incense will be more effective at attracting the featured Pokémon, and certain featured Pokémon will appear only when attracted by Incense, so be sure to use Incense to encounter all sorts of Pokémon!
- There’ll be a special free box featuring two Incense and two Remote Raid Passes. Please note that players can claim this box only if they have fewer than three Remote Raid Passes in their Item Bag.
- Gifts opened during the event can contain Rare Candies.
- Incense activated during the event will last for one hour.
Here’s the preview video for the latest two Sync Pair added to Pokémon Masters, available until August 17th:
Pokémon Players Cup
Here’s the latest livestream recordings for the Pokémon Players Cup, this time with the Regional Qualifiers Week 3:
Tool Assisted Speedruns
Here’s the latest Tool Assisted Speedrun videos for Pokémon games:
- Pokémon Trading Card Game (GameBoy Color) “game end glitch” by gifvex in 02:55.81
- Pokémon Card GB2: GR-dan Sanjou! (GameBoy Color) “game end glitch” by CasualPokePlayer in 01:53.41
- Pokémon Trading Card Game (GameBoy Color) by anonymous user in 16:42.69
Here’s pictures of the latest set of Pokémon merchandise, coming to Pokémon Center stores on August 15th in Japan: