PokéNews (May 1): Pokémon Duel / Pokémon GO

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

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition

Pokémon Duel

Today, pre-registration for the latest Team Match in Pokémon Duel went live. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Teams: Dragonite, Garchomp, Salamence
  • Pre-registration: May 1st to May 3rd
  • Battles: May 3rd to May 6th
  • Rewards: until May 9th

Source: Serebii

Pokémon GO

Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf

Three new Legendary Pokémon are now appearing in Pokémon GO:

  • Uxie: Asia-Pacific
  • Mesprit: Europe
  • Azelf: Americas and Greenland

Not only do those Pokémon not appear in all regions, they are also restricted to areas near water (lakes, seas, oceans, etc.). What’s more, they spawn in really small numbers, making it hard to find them.

Source: Niantic (Twitter)
Via: Serebii

Groudon Raid Battles

Another special event is taking place today, from 6PM to 7PM local time. While it’s running, Groudon will appear in Raid Battles.

Source: Serebii

Earth Day

Niantic have announced that the Earth Day rewards are now live, until May 2nd. Here’s the various bonuses you can enjoy until then:

  • increased spawns of Ground-type Pokémon
  • Double Candy and Double Stardust for catching Ground-type Pokémon (and more specifically those spawning due to this event)

Also, Shiny Diglet is now available in-game.

Source: Niantic (Twitter)

Special event

Another special event was announced, this time coinciding with the re:publica event (taking place from May 6th to May 8th in Berlin). It will feature the usual bonuses near the venue of the event:

  • Pokémon spawns: Magnemite, Bronzor
  • Double Stardust
  • 4 Hour Lure Modules

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition

Today, the latest Battle Competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon was announced: the 2019 International Challenge May Online Competition. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Battle type: Double Battles
  • Team: 6 Pokémon, 4 Pokémon sent to battle
  • Level: 50 (lowered if above that)
  • Rules: 2019 VGC rules, Ultra Series (Z-Crystals, Mega Evolutions allowed)
  • Pokémon allowed: National Pokédex (except those brought in via PokéTransporter, and Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Magearna, Marshadow, Zeraora, and Ash-Greninja. )
  • Pokémon restrictions: only two of the following Pokémon per team: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma. Also, two Pokémon with the same Pokédex numbers are not allowed
  • Item restrictions: duplicate Hold Items not allowed
  • Registration: May 16th to May 23rd
  • Battles: May 24th to May 26th
  • Participation prize: Shiny Tapu Fini (Serial Code to be distributed in June), Championship Points that go toward the 2019 Pokémon World Championships (only for top players)

You can find more details about the Serial Codes for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on this page!

Source: The Pokémon Company



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