Today’s Pokémon news: Japanese release date for the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie, but also…
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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
Earlier this week, The Pokémon Company announced that the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie will open on May 3rd in Japan, a whole week before the United States and various other countries.
Here’s the name of some of the Japanese voice actors:
- Tim Goodman: Ryoma Takeuchi
- Lucy Stevens: Marie Iitoyo
- Detective Yoshida: Ken Watanabe (who gets to dub himself)
Here’s some pictures of the various pieces of merchandise for the movie:
Also, The Pokémon Company has confirmed that the Detective Pikachu set for the Pokémon Trading Card Game will also be released in Japan, but quite later than in Europe and North America (who get it on March 29th and April 5th respectively).
It will be available from April 26th in that country, and will contain 24 cards:
- the 18 cards from the western set
- GX Cards
- a secret rare cards
Niantic have revealed the exclusive move for the latest Community Day, which takes place this Saturday: Frenzy Plant. If you evolve Grovvyle up to one hour after the end of the event, then Sceptile will know that move.
Also, to coincide with the Equinox event that started earlier this week, Shiny Solrock and Shiny Lunatone are now available in-game.
Finally, another special event has been announced, this time to coincide with Dreamhack, in Sweden. On Friday, players on-site will be able to enjoy the following:
- increased spawns for Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup
- Double Stardust
- 4 Hours Lure Modules