PokéNews (June 8) – Pokémon: Everyone’s Story / Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)

Today’s Pokémon news: latest trailer for Pokémon: Everyone’s Story (the latest Pokémon movie), but also…

  • Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime series
  • Pokémon Duel
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
  • Pokémon Center
  • 2019 Season Regional Championships
  • Pokkén Tournament (Arcade)

Pokémon: Everyone’s Story

Here’s the latest trailer for Pokémon: Everyone’s Story (the latest Pokémon movie), featuring the main theme of the movie: Breath (by Porno Graffiti)!


Pokémon: Everyone’s Story opens on July 13th in Japan.

Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime series

Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, airing on June 14th in Japan:


Also, here’s the latest promo video for the anime series:

Pokémon Duel

The latest Gym Cup event is the Steel Gym Cup, and it went live today. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Runs from June 7th to June 11th
  • Steel-type Movement 0, 1, and 2 figures = +1 Movement;
  • Fire-type figures = +20 Attack (for each attack);
  • Gym Boosters available, with the contents increasing with your winning streak.
  • Shiny Ho-Oh figure available as reward
  • Trophies will be distributed to qualifying players after the event.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition

Yesterday, registrations for the latest Battle Competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon went live. It’s called the 2018 International Challenge June, and here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Pokémon allowed: all Pokémon from the National Pokédex (excluding those brought via Poké Transporter);
  • Pokémon banned: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, and Ash-Greninja;
  • Battles: Double Battles, Team of 6 Pokémon and 4 sent to battle;
  • Level: 50 (lowered if above that);
  • Items: all allowed (but no duplicates);
  • Participation prize: 50 Battle Points (need to battle at least once), top players in each division will earn Championship Points (that go towards qualification to the Pokémon World Championships);
  • Registration: June 7th to June 14th;
  • Battles: June 15th to June 17th;
  • Results announced sometime in July.

Source: Pokémon Global Link

Pokémon Center

Here’s the latest promo video for the Pokémon Center stores in Japan, and more precisely a new collection of merchandise:

2019 Season Regional Championships

Yesterday, The Pokémon Company revealed the schedule for the 2019 Season Regional Championships, which is as follows:

North America

Date Location TCG Format
September 14th to September 16th 2018 Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Oaks, PA Standard
October 6th and October 7th 2018 Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN Standard
October 26th to October 28th 2018 Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR Expanded
November 24th to November 25th 2018 Berglund Special Events Center, Roanoke, VA Standard
December 15th and December 16th 2018 Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA Expanded
January 19th and January 20th 2019 Hyatt Regency DFW, DFW Airport, TX (located near Terminal C of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) Expanded
January 22nd to January 24th 2019 Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL (near St. Louis, MO) Standard
March 9th and March 10th 2019 Pearson Convention Center, Brampton, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto) Expanded
March 16th and March 17th 2019 Greensboro Coliseum Complex—Special Events Center, Greensboro, NC Expanded
April 6th and April 7th 2019 Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center, Denver, CO* Standard
April 19th to April 21st 2019 Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL Expanded
May 4th and May 5th 2019 Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT Expanded
May 18th to May 19th 2019 Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA Standard
June 1st and June 2nd 2019 Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, WI Standard


Date Location TCG Format
December 15th and December 16th 2018 Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, UK Standard
May 11th and May 12th 2018 Brunel’s Old Station, The Passenger Shed, Bristol, UK Standard

Europe (Special Events)

July 13th and July 14th 2018 DreamHack Valencia, Valencia, Spain* Standard
November 3rd and November 4th 2018 Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France Standard
February 23rd and February 24th 2019 Festival International des Jeux, Cannes, France Standard

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokkén Tournament (Arcade)

Yesterday, the latest Special Bonus event for Pokkén Tournament on Arcade went live in Japan. It allows players to get the following:

  • new sets of Support Pokémon;
  • two new skills;
  • new lucky avatar items;
  • new titles.

Source: Bandai-Namco



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