Today’s Pokémon news: a couple of screenshots for Pokémon Sun and Moon, but also…
- Pokémon GO
- Pokémon Shuffle
- Pokémon 20th Anniversary
Pokémon Sun and Moon
Here’s some additional screenshots for Pokémon Sun and Moon, courtesy of Nintendo of America:
Pokémon Sun and Moon (3DS) comes out on November 18th in Japan and North America, and November 23rd in Europe.
With the recent release of the latest update for Pokémon GO, there are now Daily Bonuses for you to get simply by performing simple actions like catching your first Pokémon every day: click here to learn more about those!
To celebrate the launch of this new feature, Niantic has increased the spawn rate of Pokémon: this will last until November 11th. What’s more, PokéStops also grant more items until that day, which means more Super or Great Balls for you (depending on your level).
Speaking of Pokémon GO, in an interview with GameInformer, Junichi Masuda (Director of the Pokémon series) explained that he really wasn’t expecting the game to get as big as it did. That being said, it doesn’t look like it had any impact on the development of Pokémon Sun and Moon, which isn’t too surprising.
After all, when Pokémon GO came out, development for Pokémon Sun and Moon should have been more or less complete. Adding so late in development, while the game is in localisation and/or QA, would have been a bit insane.
Here’s what Junichi Masuda said on that matter:
In terms of whether Go’s success affected Sun & Moon? It didn’t affect the development of the game, or any of the features, but I think it’s going to affect it in a way that, more people, for example, maybe just learned about Pokemon, or came back to Pokemon through Go. I think the awareness of Pokemon in general is a lot higher, so that may affect Sun & Moon in a certain way.”
Source: Niantic (1 / 2) / 4Gamer.net / GameInformer
Today, some new content for Pokémon Shuffle went live:
- an Escalation Battle featuring Meloetta Aria Forme is available until November 22nd;
- a special stage featuring Medicham is available until November 15th;
- the 6th Daily Pokémon is back until November 22nd.
Also, a brand new competitive stage also went live. It lasts until November 22nd, and as usual, the reward you get depends on your overall rank at the end:
- Top 400 players in Europe, Top 600 players in North America, Top 2,000 players in Japan = Sharpedonite + 3 Mega Speedups + 3 Raise Max Level
- Top 1,200 players in Europe, Top 1,800 players in North America, Top 6,000 players in Japan = Sharpedonite + 2 Mega Speedups + 2 Raise Max Level
- Top 7,000 players in Europe, Top 10,000 players in North America, Top 35,000 players in Japan = Sharpedonite + Mega Speedup + Raise Max Level
- Top 12,000 players in Europe, Top 18,000 players in North America, Top 60,000 players in Japan = Sharpedonite + Disruption Delay
- Top 16,000 players in Europe, Top 24,000 players in North America, Top 80,000 players in Japan = Attack Power + Disruption Delay
- Not ranked: Attack Power
Pokémon 20th Anniversary
Here’s the latest video message for the Pokémon 20th Anniversary. This time around, it’s Brian Gaar who talks about his favorite memories of the series:
In a recent interview, Junichi Masuda explained that the inside of a PokéBall was kind of like a luxurious hotel room. But do you still find that inhumane? Do you think all Pokémon should roam free, and not be stuck inside a dusty PokéBall? If yes, Think Geek has the solution: putting some snacks inside instead!
If you’re interested, ThinkGeek is selling an officially licensed Poké Ball Serving Bowl Set. It’s basically a giant PokéBowl, where you can put your favorite snacks and… whatever you feel goes into a bowl.
Here’s the product specifications:
- Poké Ball Serving Bowls
- Officially-licensed Pokémon merchandise
- A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
- Hold all your favorite Poké snacks in Poké Ball shaped bowls!
- Comes with red top and white bottom bowl
- Care Instructions: Dishwasher safe. Do not microwave.
- Dimensions: 8″ diameter x 3 1/2″ deep (Putting the two halves together, it’s roughly the size of a volleyball.)
- Ages 6+
You can order yours for $19.99 on ThinkGeek!