Today’s Pokémon news: Global Catch Challenge for Pokémon GO, but also…
- Pokémon Bank / Poké Transporter
- Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
- Pokémon Championships
- Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime series
Today, the latest event for Pokémon GO went live: the Global Catch. It runs until November 26th, and its goal is pretty simple: all players have to catch a total of 3 billion Pokémon, in just 7 days.
Here’s the rewards for this event:
- Bronze (500 million Pokémon): XP x2 for 6 hours, and more Pokémon appearing globally;
- Silver (1.5 billion Pokémon): XP x2 for 6 hours, 2 Stardusts, and more Pokémon appearing globally;
- Gold (3 billion Pokémon): XP x2 for 6 hours, 2 Stardusts, Farfetch’d available worldwide, Kangaskhan available in East Asia, and more Pokémon appearing globally.
Also, Niantic launched Pokémon GO Travel: a series of videos to “see the world through the eyes of a Pokémon Trainer”. It was inspired by the stories of players going abroad to play Pokémon GO with new people.
Here’s the promo video for both Pokémon GO Travel and the Global Catch Challenge
Pokémon Bank / Poké Transporter
Today, Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter received an update, bringing both to Ver. 1.4. The purpose of those update is to make the former compatible with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and the latter compatible with Pokémon Gold and Silver (the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console release, obviously). You can find more details about both updates on this page!
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Here’s a short video for Pikachu Valley in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon:
Yesterday, The Pokémon Company announced that the next internetional tournament, the Oceania International Championships, would take place from February 9th to February 11th, in Sydney (Australia).
Source: The Pokémon Company
Heads up, Snapchat users! After Facebook and LINE, it’s Snapchat’s turn to get a special Pokémon filter. This one features Pichu, Pikachu, and Alolan Raichu, and it’s also available for a limited time.
Pichu, Pikachu, or Alolan Raichu? With our latest Snapchat Lens, you don’t have to choose! 📸⚡️Play around with the Lens for a limited time on Snapchat, then use #PokemonSelfie to share your Snaps with us! pic.twitter.com/B3YL9ZorwM
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) November 17, 2017
Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime series
Here’s the latest video clip for the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, featuring Rowlet and Popplio: