PokéNews (June 26): Pokémon Detective Pikachu / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: home release for Pokémon Detective Pikachu in the United States, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • Pokémon Masters
  • Pokémon Duel
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

It has been announced that Pokémon Detective Pikachu is getting a home release this Summer in the United States. Here’s the release dates:

  • digital: July 23rd
  • Blu-Ray: August 6th

No word on releases in other countries yet, but no doubt more announcements will be made in the next few weeks/months.

Source: official Twitter account

Pokémon GO

The latest Community Day for Pokémon GO in Europe, the Middle-East, and Africa was plagued by a rather unfortunate issue, causing Slakoth (the focus Pokémon) to stop spawning. As compensation, a special event was announced exclusively for those regions.

Here’s all you need to know:

  • When: July 4th (9AM BST / 10AM CEST) to July 7th (5PM BST / 6PM CEST)
  • What: increased spawns of Slakoth. Evolving it during the event will allow it to learn the move Body Slam

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Nintendo have announced that Pokémon Sword and Shield will be playable at the Japan Expo 2019, which is to be held from July 4th to July 7th in Paris. It will be the same demo that was playable at E3 2019 and various other events.

Pokémon Sword and Shield (Switch) comes out on November 15th worldwide.

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)

Pokémon Masters

Back when Pokémon Masters was announced, The Pokémon Company specified that more details will be shared in June. Many people thought this meant E3, but it wasn’t the case after all. And yesterday, it was announced that a video presentation will premiere on June 27th. So far, it has only been announced for Japan, so it’s not clear if Europe and North America will also get one at the same time, or if it will come at a later date.

Here’s the embeds of the presentation:

The presentation will premier on June 27th at:

  • Europe: 3PM
  • UK: 2PM
  • North America (ET): 9AM
  • North America (PT): 6AM
  • Japan: 10PM

Pokémon Masters (Android, iOS) does not have a release date yet.

Pokémon Duel

Today, a new Team Match event for Pokémon Duel was announced. Here’s all you need to know:

  • Teams: Eevee, Espeon, Sylveon
  • Pre-registration: June 26th to June 28th
  • Battles: June 28th to July 1st
  • Rewards: available until July 3rd

Source: official Twitter account / Serebii

Pokémon Kids TV

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



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