PokéNews (March 8): Pokkén Tournament DX / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: latest Official Group Matches for Pokkén Tournament DX, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Game Freak
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokkén Tournament DX

Today, the latest Official Group Match for Pokkén Tournament DX went live. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Name: Destructive Cannon Cup
  • Type: Basic Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
  • Runs from March 8th to March 10th
  • 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: Destructive Cannon (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

Also, the next Official Group Match has already been announced. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Name: Searing Blaze Cup
  • Type: Team Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
  • Runs from March 22nd to March 24th
  • 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: Searing Blaze (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

As usual, you can find more details about the various Official Group Matches for Pokkén Tournament DX on this page!

Source: Serebii

Pokémon GO

Software update

Today, a new Software update for Pokémon GO started rolling out. Here’s the various changes and bug fixes it brings:

  • fixes a glitch allowing players to use TM with Smeargle. Also removes the New Attack button that displays for this Pokémon.
  • adds 12 more Spinda forms to its Pokédex page (including Heart Spinda, recently added to the game)
  • various bug fixes

As usual, you can find more details about the various Software updates for Pokémon GO on this page!

Source: Serebii

Legendary Lunch Hour

A new type of event was announced yesterday, the Legendary Lunch Hour. As the name implies, it takes place during launchtime (to be more precise, between 12PM and 1PM local time). While it’s running, there will be an increased number of raids.

The first Legendary Lunch Hour will take place on March 13th!

Source: Niantic

Rayquara Raid Battles

Niantic has announced that Rayquaza is coming to Raid Battles, via a Special Raid Weekend. That event will take place on the following days:

  • Europe: March 15th (9PM) to March 18th (9PM)
  • United Kingdom: March 15th (8PM) to March 15th (8PM)
  • North America (ET): March 15th (4PM) to March 16th (4PM)
  • North America (PT): March 15th (1PM) to March 15th (1PM)
  • Japan: March 16th (5AM) to March 19th (5AM)

Source: Niantic

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s pictures of some more Pokémon merchandise coming to Japan, featuring Meltan and Melmetal:

And here’s two more promo videos for the Pokémon Shirts:

Source: The Pokémon Company

Game Freak

Here’s the latest video from the Game Freak YouTube Channel:

Pokémon Kids TV

Here’s the latest video from the Pokémon Kids TV YouTube Channel (no embed):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB7gdONbAtE


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