PokéNews (May 25): Shiny Zygarde / Pokkén Tournament DX

Today’s Pokémon news: Shiny Zygarde distribution for Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon detailed, but also…

  • Pokkén Tournament DX
  • Pokémon Duel
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Golduck distribution (Japan)
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition
  • Magikarp Jump
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime
  • Kaiju Mania
  • Pokémon Challenge

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon – Shiny Zygarde

Yesterday, The Pokémon Company shared details about the latest distribution from the Year of Legendary Pokémon. In June, you will be able to get Shiny Zygarde from GameStop / EB Games Stores in the United States and Canada, and from the Nintendo Network in Europe and Australia / New Zealand. You can find more details on this page.

Here’s the usual promo video for this distribution:

Pokkén Tournament DX

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

  • Name: True Sheer Cold
  • Type: Basic Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
  • Runs from June 1st to June 3rd
  • 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: True Sheer Cold (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

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Duel

The latest Gym Cup event is the Fire Gym Cup, and it went live today. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Runs from May 24th to May 28th
  • Fire-type Movement 0, 1, and 2 figures = +1 Movement;
  • Rock-type figures = +20 Attack (for each attack);
  • Gym Boosters available, with the contents increasing with your winning streak.
  • Heat Rotom figure available as reward
  • Trophies will be distributed to qualifying players after the event.

And here’s a video introducing the Arcanine figure (EX):

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Golduck distribution (Japan)

Today, it was announced that a special Golduck, based on the one used by Ryota Otsubo (the Champion of the Japan Championships 2017), will be distribution at the Japan Championships 2018, on June 9th and June 10th (at the Makuhari Mess, in Chiba, Japan).

As usual, you can find more details about the various Pokémon distributions on this page!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Battle Competition

Today, battles for the latest Battle Competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon went live. It’s called the Ultra No Holds Barred, and here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Pokémon allowed: all Pokémon from the National Pokédex (including those brought via Poké Transporter);
  • Pokémon banned: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Arceus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Solgaleo, and Lunala;
  • Battles: Single Battles, Team of 6 Pokémon and 3 sent to battle;
  • Level: 100;
  • Items: all allowed, including duplicates;
  • Participation prize: 50 Battle Points (need to battle at least once);
  • Registration: May 17th to May 24th;
  • Battles: May 25th to May 27th;
  • Results announced sometime in June.

Source: Pokémon Global Link

Magikarp Jump

Today, a brand new update for Magikarp Jump was released. Unfortunately, this first update in months doesn’t bring anything exciting… in fact, it actually removes something: the ranking feature, due to Facebook discontinuing their ranking services.

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

Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime

Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, airing on May 31st in Japan:


Kaiju Mania

Here’s the latest music video from The Pokémon Company in Japan, which happens to be Kaiju-themed this time around:

Pokémon Challenge

Here’s the latest Pokémon Challenge video:


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