PokéNews (May 23): Magikarp Jump / Pokémon Shuffle

Today’s Pokémon news: Magikarp Jump released in Japan, but also…

  • Pokémon Shuffle
  • Ukiyo-e
  • Phil Theobald
  • 2017 Pokémon Oceania International Championships

Magikarp Jump

Last week, Magikarp Jump, the latest Pokémon game on smart devices, was soft-launched in Italy. And today, it’s finally launching in Japan! Unfortunately, we still don’t know when it will be released in other countries… In the mean time, you can check more details about the game in this post and/or take a look at the screenshots below (in Japanese):

By the way, the official website list Greninja as a support Pokémon, but it’s not available in-game yet. And when you finally beat the last League, you’re told about a new one called “Heal League”, to be added at a later date. This basically confirms The Pokémon Company plans on adding more content later down the line, though this was inevitable for a Free 2 Play game on smart devices!

Source: 4Gamer
Via: Serebii

Pokémon Shuffle

Today, some new content went live in Pokémon Shuffle:

  • a special stage featuring Rowlet is now available until June 5th;
  • a special stage featuring Mudsdale is now available until June 5th;
  • a new Pokémon Safari featuring Grubbin, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Crabrawler and Crabominable is now available until June 5th;
  • a new set of Daily Pokémon featuring Oricorio Baile Style (Monday), Pyukumuku (Tuesday), Oricorio Sensu Style (Wednesday), Mudbray (Thursday), Dartrix (Friday) is now available until June 5th.

Also, a new Competitive Stage featuring Incineroar is now available in Pokémon Shuffle. Here’s the rewards you can get depending your rank:

  • Top 100 players in Europe, Top 100 players in North America, and Top 500 players in Japan = 1 Skill Swapper, 5 Mega Speedup, and 10 Raise Max Level
  • Top 300 players in Europe, Top 400 players in North America, and Top 1 500 players in Japan = 1 Skill Swapper, 4 Mega Speedup, and 8 Raise Max Level
  • Top 500 players in Europe, Top 800 players in North America, and Top 3 000 players in Japan = 1 Skill Swapper, 3 Mega Speedup, and 6 Raise Max Level
  • Top 900 players in Europe, Top 1 300 players in North America, and Top 5 000 players in Japan = 1 Skill Swapper, 2 Mega Speedup, and 4 Raise Max Level
  • Top 1 800 players in Europe, Top 2 500 players in North America, and Top 10 000 players in Japan = 1 Skill Swapper, 2 Mega Speedup, and 2 Raise Max Level
  • Top 3 600 players in Europe, Top 5 100 players in North America, and Top 20 000 players in Japan = 1 Skill Swapper, 1 Mega Speedup, and 1 Raise Max Level
  • Top 5 400 players in Europe, Top 8 000 players in North America, and Top 30 000 players in Japan = 1 Skill Swapper, 1 Mega Speedup, and 1 Skill Booster M
  • Top 7 200 players in Europe, Top 10 000 players in North America, and Top 40 000 players in Japan = 1 Skill Swapper, 1 Mega Speedup, and 1 Disruption Delay
  • Top 9 000 players in Europe, Top 13 000 players in North America, and Top 50 000 players in Japan = 1 Skill Swapper, 1 Attack Power
  • Top 13 000 players in Europe, Top 18 000 players in North America, and Top 70 000 players in Japan = 1 Disruption Delay, 1 Attack Power
  • Not ranked: 1 Attack Power

The list of ongoing stages for Pokémon Shuffle has been updated!

Source: Serebii

Ukiyo-e

Remember the Ukiyo-e woodblock prints made for the 20th Anniversary of the Pokémon series in Japan, that we briefly mentioned in this post? Well, it turns out they’re now available for purchase on the Pokémon Center Online website (only for US residents). And yes, the price tag certainly didn’t go down during the trip across the ocean!

Here’s a couple of pictures:

Source: Pokémon Center Online

Phil Theobald

Phil Theobald is a name you might not be familiar with, though you should definitely recognise it if you used to read the Nintendo Power magazine. He is currently the co-host of the Player One Podcast and Points of Articulation podcasts, and used to write for several outlets, including EGM, Expert Gamer, and GameNOW.

And yesterday, he announced that he had accepted a Senior Online Writer Positiion at The Pokémon Company International:

Basically, his new job consists in writing content for the official Pokémon websites (not the games themselves).

2017 Pokémon Oceania International Championships

Here’s video about the 2017 Pokémon Oceania International Championships, which were held a few weeks ago in Australia:


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