PokéNews (March 19): Pokkén Tournament DX / Pokémon distribution

Today’s Pokémon news: screenshots for the second DLC Pack for Pokkén Tournament DX, but also…

  • Pokémon distribution
  • Pokémon The Movie
  • Pokémon Duel
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime
  • Pokémon Ga-Olé

Pokkén Tournament DX

Here’s various pictures for the second DLC Pack for Pokkén Tournament DX, releasing on Friday (check out this post for more details):

Speaking of Pokkén Tournament DX, the latest Official Group Match was announced last week. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Name: Gun Destruction Group Match
  • Type: Team Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
  • Runs from March 23rd to March 25th
  • 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: Gun Destruction (title)
  • Ranking Prizes:
  1. Places 1 to 10 – Chrom League Master
  2. Places 11 to 30 – Red League Master
  3. Places 31 to 60 – Blue League Master
  4. Places 61 to 100 – Green League Master

Source: Serebii / 4Gamer

Pokémon distribution

Heads up for players with a North American copy of Pokémon Sun and Moon or Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: The Pokémon Company has sent the Serial Code for Regigigas (Pokémon Sun and Ultra Sun) or Heatran (Pokmon Moon and Ultra Moon), via the official newsletter.

If you are subscribed but haven’t received anything, make sure to check out the Spam folder of your email address. If you didn’t subscribe ahead of the distribution, it’s unfortunately too late for you… Also, quick note about the distribution: the newsletter contain only one Serial Code, so it’s impossible to get more than one Pokémon on your own.

You can find more details about the various Legendary Pokémon distributions in 2018 on this page!

Pokémon The Movie

Thanks to an early listing, we already know that merchandise for the latest Pokémon movie (to be released in June) will include a Moncolle figure based on a new Pokémon featured in the movie. This new Pokémon is most likely Zeraora, a mythical Pokémon that’s yet to be revealed.

Speaking of the Pokémon: Everybody’s Story, here’s a video clip of the special Lugia you can get for pre-purchasing tickets for it in Japan:

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Duel

Last week, it was announced that Pokémon Duel would get a major update next month, to celebrate the game’s 2nd Anniversary. We know nothing about it, just that it will bring the game to Ver. 6.0.0. There will also be special campaigns to celebrate!

Here’s a teaser picture:

You can find more details about the various Software updates for Pokémon Duel on this page!

Source: official Twitter account

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition

Last week, registrations for the third online competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon went live. It’s called 2018 International Challenge March, and here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Pokémon allowed: Pokémon from the National Pokédex (excluding those bought via Poké Transporter). You cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number. List of eligible Pokémon can be found on this page;
  • Pokémon banned: Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon (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 (dropped to 50 if above);
  • Items: all allowed. Two Pokémon cannot have the same Hold Item;
  • Participation prize: 50 Battle Points (need to battle at least once), Championship Points for the top players in each division (contribute toward the chances of earning an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships)
  • Registration: March 15th to March 22nd;
  • Battles: March 23rd to March 25th;
  • Results announced sometime in April.

Source: Pokémon Global Link

Detective Pikachu

On Friday, Detective Pikachu will be released on Nintendo 3DS. To celebrate, The Pokémon Company is going to release a special set of stickers on LINE, featuring the one and only Detective Pikachu.

Here’s what the stickers will look like:

But that’s not all. The Pokémon Company has revealed a TV Commercial for the game, in Japan:


Also, here’s two video clips for the game:

Finally, The Pokémon Company has specified where the Nintendo 3DS Theme will be available as early purchase bonus in the United States:

  • GameStop
  • Best Buy
  • Amazon
  • Nintendo eShop

Detective Pikachu (3DS) comes out on March 23rd, worldwide.

Source: Serebii / The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime

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


Pokémon Ga-Olé

Here’s the latest video for the Pokémon Ga-Olé game on Arcade:



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