PokéNews (Nov. 3): Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon / Pokémon Shuffle

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Today’s Pokémon news: various bits of news for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, but also…

  • Pokémon Shuffle
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime series
  • Pokémon: I Choose You
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pikachu Talk
  • Pokémon Championships
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Pokémon Puppet Show
  • Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Yesterday, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon became available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop worldwide. By pre-purchasing and pre-downloading the game, you can start playing at 10PM JST (November 16th) in Japan, 12AM CET (November 17th) in Europe, and 12AM ET (November 17th) / 9PM PT (November 16th) in North America, after downloading a small update.

To pre-download Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, you need roughly 3.7GB of free space on your (micro)SD Card. By the way, if you live in Europe, you can get a free Nintendo 3DS Theme (Pikachu & PokéBall) along with your pre-purchase.

Also yesterday, Nintendo UK published an article called “10 new things to look forward to in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon”, that you can check out by clicking here!

There’s also the third episode of the Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon Introduction video series:

And here’s a commercial for the game:

Finally, in Japan, The Pokémon Company launched a special Rotom account for fans to follow, on LINE. It’s one of those chat bots you can “chat” with, except this one also happens to give you a Serial Code for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, that allows you to get… yup, you guessed it: Rotom. We don’t have any details about the Pokémon itself, or if there will be a similar distribution outside Japan.

The list of Serial Codes for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been updated!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (3DS) comes out on November 17th, worldwide.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Shuffle

Earlier this week, some new and returning content for Pokémon Shuffle went live:

  • an Ultra Challenge featuring Xurkitree is now available, until November 7th. You can play it up to 10 times, but you need to pay 20 000 coins to do so;
  • a special stage featuring Palossand is now available, until November 14th;
  • the special stage featuring Litten is back until November 7th;
  • the special stage featuring Drifblim is back until November 7th.

Also, rewards for the competitive stage featuring Mega Banette are now available. Here’s everything you can claim, depending on your overall rank:

  • Top 100 players in Europe, Top 100 players in North America, and Top 500 players in Japan = 1 Level Up, 5 Mega Speedup, 10 Raise Max Level
  • Top 300 players in Europe, Top 400 players in North America, and Top 1 500 players in Japan = 1 Level Up, 4 Mega Speedup, 8 Raise Max Level
  • Top 500 players in Europe, Top 800 players in North America, and Top 3 000 players in Japan = 1 Level Up, 3 Mega Speedup, 6 Raise Max Level
  • Top 900 players in Europe, Top 1 300 players in North America, and Top 5 000 players in Japan = 1 Level Up, 2 Mega Speedup, 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 Level Up, 2 Mega Speedup, 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 Level Up, 1 Mega Speedup, 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 Level Up, 1 Mega Speedup, 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 Level Up, 1 Mega Speedup, 1 Disruption Delay
  • Top 9 000 players in Europe, Top 13 000 players in North America, and Top 50 000 players in Japan = 1 Level Up, 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

NB: if you don’t already have the Banettite, you will get it instead of the Level Up.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Sun and Moon – Anime series

Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, airing on November 9th in Japan:

And here’s the preview for the special airing to celebrate the 1000th episode of the Pokémon anime series:

Finally, here’s a special video that was uploaded for Halloween (part of an episode from the Pokémon X&Y anime series)… a bit late now, though!

Pokémon: I Choose You

Earlier this week, it was announced that there would be additional dates for the limited theatrical run of Pokémon The Movie – Pokémon: I Choose You. Those new dates are November 11th and November 14th, and only seem to be for the United States (no words on additional dates for other countries). Unfortunately, there will be no distributions (TCG promo card and QR Code for the Cap Pikachu) at those additional screenings.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon GO

The Halloween event for Pokémon GO may be over, but not the special deals on Special, Great, and Ultra Boxes: those have been extended until November 6th!

And if you’re interested in Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, they’ve moved to new regions (as initially announced, several weeks ago). If you live in the Americas, you can now get Suicune. If you’re from Europe, Raikou could very well become yours. Finally, players form Asia and Asia Pacific regions can try and get Entei. This final round lasts until November 30th.

Also, earlier this week, the second Safari Zone event for Pokémon GO was announced. It will take place from November 24th to November 26th, at the Tottori Sand Dunes in Tottori (in Japan). Players who attend it will be able to find more Ground and Water-type Pokémon, but also Fossil Pokémon, Mr. Mime, and certain Unown letters. Finally, there will be a pop-up Pokémon Center store, and Pikachu will show up at the Aeon Mall.

Source: 4Gamer / Pokémon GO (Twitter)
Via: Serebii

Pikachu Talk

Pikachu Talk is the name of a new app made specifically for devices such as Googe Home or Amazon Alexa. It allows you to have a conversation with Pikachu (hence the name of the app), and… that’s pretty much it. It will be released later this year in Japan, and will be available for free. Google Home (Mini) and Amazon Alexa users outside Japan will have to wait until next year.

Source: 4Gamer
Via: Serebii

Pokémon Championships

Earlier this week, a couple of events for the Video Game Pokémon Championships were announced:

  • Turin Special Event, at the Xmas Comics & Games convention in Turin, Italy (December 16th and December 17th)
  • Leipzeig Regional Championships, at DreamHack (January 27th and January 28th)

Also, here’s a digest video (in Japanese) of the Pokémon World Championships 2017:

Source: Serebii

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s pictures of some more Pokémon merchandise headed to Pokémon Center stores across Japan:

Source: The Pokémon Company / The Pokémon Company / The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Puppet Show

Here’s the latest episode of the Pokémon Puppet Show:

Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, airing this Sunday in Japan:


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