PokéNews (Nov. 16) – Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! / Nintendo Power Podcast

Today’s Pokémon news: various tidbits for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (including first Pokémon distribution), but also…

  • Nintendo Power Podcast
  • Pokémon Duel
  • Pokkén Tournament DX
  • Pokémon TCG
  • Pokémon merchandise

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!

Today, additional details about the very first Pokémon distribution for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! was announced. Starting today, and for the next year, players in Japan can get a Chansey if they head to a Pokémon Center store on any day during their birthday month. If they do so, they will get a Serial Code, allowing them to get Chansey (but also some Poké Balls) in-game.

Here’s details about the Pokémon:

  • Level: 1
  • Moves: Pound, Celebrate
  • Comes in a Cherish Ball

You can find more details about the various Pokémon distributions for the game on this page!

Here’s a video message from Junichi Masuda and Kensaku Nabana:

Next, here’s a special trailer featuring a familiar song…

Here’s the overview trailer for the game, along with the launch trailer:

And if you want more footage, here’s a video from Game Freak featuring the developers themselves:

Finally, here’s some pictures of the launch event that was held today in Japan…

… and the Nintendo NY Store:

Source: Serebii / Famitsu / Nintendo (Twitter)

Nintendo Power Podcast

The latest episode of the Nintendo Power Podcast is now live, and it’s about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!!

Host Chris Slate is joined by Theresa Apolinario from Nintendo Treehouse and Zach Drapala from SwitchForce and GhostRobo on YouTube to discuss five features for longtime Pokémon fans in the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games. The group also talks about other recent and upcoming Nintendo Switch games, answers listener questions, takes the Warp Zone quiz and more.

00:58 – Pokémon: Let’s Go – 5 Features for Longtime Fans
0:27:59 – Pros’ Picks
0:36:54 – Warp Zone Quiz
0:39:37 – Player’s Pulse
0:58:45 – Game Forecast

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: Iron Meteor Dive Cup
  • Type: Team Battle, Fixed Battle Arena
  • Runs from November 16th to November 18th
  • 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: Iron Meteor Dive (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 Queen’s Cup event is now live, and runs until November 19th. This one allows you to earn the Mega Gyrados figure!

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

Source: Serebii

Pokémon TCG

Here’s some pictures for the latest sets of the Pokémon TCG in Japan:

Source: Gamer

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s pictures of Pokémon earphones from ambie, in Japan:

Source: Gamer

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