PokéNews (March 2): Pokémon Duel / Detective Pikachu

Today’s Pokémon news: latest update for Pokémon Duel, but also…

  • Detective Pikachu
  • Pokkén Tournament DX
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime
  • Pokémon TCG
  • Pokémon Day
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Pokémon Ga-Olé

Pokémon Duel

Earlier this week, a new Software update for Pokémon Duel was released. It brings the game to Ver. 5.0.10, and provides balance fixes:


  • Zap Cannon: damage increased from 100 to 120


  • Boomburst: damage increased from 100 to 110
  • Hurricane: now move the battle opponent to the bench
  • Dragon Pulse: add 50 damage against Dragon-type Pokémon


  • Nebby’s Power ability can now move Pokémon from Ultra Space


  • Bite replaced by Fire Fang (power = 70)
  • Crunch replaced by Ice Fang (power = 70)
  • Roar replaced by Quick Attack (power = 70, large wheel size)
  • Figure alteration: Dodge added
  • Figure alteration: Miss wheel size decreased
  • Ability changed to Blue Spark (makes the opponent’s dodges become misses)


  • Thunder Wave: wheel size increased
  • Miss: wheel size decreased

It also adds some new figures and plates:

  • UX Figures = Xurkitree, Celesteela, Mega Ampharos
  • EX Figures = Ampharos, Eelektross
  • R Figure = Eelektrik
  • UC Figures = Tynamo, Flaaffy, LuxioSeveral new Plate
  • new Plates

Source: Serebii / Serebii

Detective Pikachu

Here’s one lone screenshot for Detective Pikachu:

And here’s a short video clip:

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

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)

Pokkén Tournament DX

On Wednesday, the latest Official Group Match for Pokkén Tournament DX was announced. Here’s all you need to know:

  • Name: Forest’s Flash Group Match
  • Type: Basic Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
  • Runs from March 9th to March 12th
  • 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: Forest’s Flash (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

Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime

Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, airing on March 8th in Japan:


Pokémon TCG

Yesterday, The Pokémon Company sent a press release to announce that in 2017, sales of the Pokémon TCG and toys grew, following record-breaking sales in 2016. According to the NPD Group Toys, sales for the TCG grew by 42/ in the UK, 56% in Spain, and 644% in Italy. For toys, the increase is of 54% in the UK, 14% in Germany, and 146% in Italy.

Pokémon also received some awards at the UK Toy Fair in London:

  • Pokémon TCG: Pocket Money Toy of the Year (Toy Industry Awards)
  • Pokémon toys by Wicked Cool Toys: Toy Fair 2018 Editor’s Choice Awards

Finally, here’s the latest commercial for the Pokémon TCG in Japan:


Source: The Pokémon Company PR

Pokémon Day

To celebrate Pokémon Day, The Pokémon Company uploaded a special video: a unique version of the famous Pokémon anime song, in the many languages it was adapted to (only Japanese is missing, but that’s because a completely different song was used in that country):

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s pictures of some more Pokémon merchandise from Japan:

Source: The Pokémon Company / The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Ga-Olé

Here’s the latest video for Pokémon Ga-Olé, from CoroCoro:



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