Today’s Pokémon news: details on upcoming changes/features coming to Pokémon GO, but also…
- Pokémon Duel
- S.H. Figuarts figures
- Pokémon cushions
- Pokémon Championships
- Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
During a panel at the Game Developer Conference, Niantic shared some details about Pokémon GO, such as upcoming changes and new features coming “soon” to Pokémon GO. But first, a pretty impressive number: since launch, Pokémon GO has been download over 650 million times!
In the final version of the game, you can create your very own trainer, and customise it to your liking (with even more clothing options added with the latest major update). But originally, the developers were going with Brendan and May from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
Another scrapped feature is real-time weather, but also gradual night > day cycle. The good news is, the developers haven’t quite given up on those, and they intend to implement them in a future update. Niantic also plans to hold giant events similar to the Ingresss Portals events, but nothing has been announced so far.
Here’s some pictures from the panel:
Speaking of Pokémon GO, here’s a trailer for the Pokémon GO Plus accessory:
And here’s a video showcasing the expanded wardrobe:
Tomorrow, a new update for Pokémon Duel will be released. You can find the patchnotes on the Pokémon Duel: Software updates page!
S.H. Figuarts figures
Here’s some pictures of the S.H. Figuarts figures for Satoshi / Ash and Team Rocket, releasing in July in Japan:
Here’s pictures of more Pokémon cushions now available in Japan:
This week-end (Marh 4th and March 5th), the Pokémon Regional Championships will take place in St. Louis (United States) and Sheffield (United Kingdom). As usual, both events will be livestreamed on Twitch, with multiple channels.
Here’s the commentators for the St. Louis Regional Championships:
- TCG: Josue Rojano, Kenny Wisdom, Kyle Sabelhaus, and Kyle Sucevich
- VG: Aaron Zheng, Evan Latt, Duy Ha, Gabby Snyder, and Adam Dorricott
And here’s the commentators for the Sheffield Regional Championships:
- TCG: Ross Gilbert, Nicholas Pearce, Joe Bernard, and David Hochmann
- VG: Jay Blake, Sebastian Ernst, Nemanja Sandic, Matteo Dorrell, and Lee Provost
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: