Today’s Pokémon news: PokéLand reborn as Pokémon Rumble Rush and now available in Australia, but also…
- Pokémon Detective Pikachu
- Pikachu Outbreak! 2019
Pokémon Rumble Rush
First announced back in 2017, PokéLand went completely MIA after an alpha test on Android. But the game has now resurfaced as Pokémon Rumble Rush, which is releasing soon in Europe, North America, and Japan. The game is now available in Australia on Android, but if you really want to start playing now, you can try download the apk from third-party sources (just make sure you know what you’re doing!).
If you’re interested, you can find details about the various Events and Content Updates for the game on this page!
Here’s some details from the official game page on Google Play:
A world full of uncharted islands! Aided by strong Pokémon and a spirit of discovery, journey through uncharted islands that have many Pokémon!
• Enjoy fast-paced gameplay on the go – It’s easy to control your Pokémon with one hand. Clear stages by controlling your Pokémon as it moves forward. If you see enemy Pokémon, you can attack by just tapping the screen. Tap to engage in exciting gameplay action!
• The islands and seas explored during your adventures change every two weeks – You may find unfamiliar and stronger Pokémon on new islands. So, journey through various islands and seas and collect more and more Pokémon!
• Upgrade Pokémon of your choice – You’ll sometimes receive ore when you clear a stage. Refine ore to get power gears that you can use to make your Pokémon stronger. You may even be able to refine ore into a summon gear that calls forth a Pokémon to use a powerful move. Use power gears and summon gears to help your favorite Pokémon do well!
• Test your strength using the Pokémon you’ve collected – Occasionally, you can earn rewards by working your way through the Super Boss Rush. You’ll need many different types of strong Pokémon to win each Super Boss Rush. Harness the power of the Pokémon you’ve collected from various islands and seas to defeat the powerful Super Bosses.
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For more details, make sure to check out this page!
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
The Pokémon Company have shared more details about the Art and Making of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu book, which comes out on May 21st. It’s a deluxe, full-color book featuring movie storyboards, character profiles, interviews, and much more.
This book includes concept art of Detective Pikachu himself, but also Ryme City, memorable scenes, and more. It comes with a removable map of the city, along with memorabilia not available anywhere else. Finally, there’s a foreword by Rob Letterman (Director), and an interview with Tsunekazu Ishihara (president of The Pokémon Company).
Here’s some pictures:
The Art and Making of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu comes out on May 21st.
Source: The Pokémon Company
Pikachu Outbreak! 2019
In Japan, a special event called Pikachu Outbreak! has been held every Summer for the past few years. Naturally, there will also be such an event this year, and it will be held from August 6th to August 12th. It will take place in Yokohama, and Minato Mirai 21.
Pikachu Outbreak! 2019 will have various Pikachu-related events, with no less than 2 000 Pikachu mascots parading in the streets of Yokohama. The following events have been announced:
- a light show at the Yokohama Museum of Art
- a night performance by Pikachu mascots at the Red Brick Park
- a performance by Pikachu mascots at Rinko Park
- Pikachu (and Eevee!) marches
- a PokéGenic photo op, allowing visitors to take pictures of themselves with various Pokémon
Finally, there will be a Pokémon GO Fest event, though details about it will only be shared at a later date. As usual, you will need a ticket to take part in this event, and it will be available via lottery system.