PokéNews (Sept. 21): Pokémon Championships / Tsunekazu Ishihara interview

Today’s Pokémon news: some details regarding the Pokémon Regional Championships and the Pokémon European International Championships, but also…

  • Pokémon Championships
  • Tsunekazu Ishihara
  • Pika-Chan
  • Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Pokémon Championships

Yesterday, The Pokémon Company shared some details about upcoming Pokémon competitions:

  • Pokémon Regional Championships:

For the 2017 Championship Series season, Regionals events will no longer be clustered into three seasonal periods, but spread over the calendar year. This will make it easier for even the busiest Trainers to attend multiple events and compete in more large events throughout the year.

Click here for more details!

  • Pokémon European International Championships: the very first edition will take place at the ExCeL Exhibition Center in London, England, from December 9th to December 11th. Click here for more details!

Compete for great prizes in the Pokémon European International Championships at the ExCeL Exhibition Center in London, England, from December 9–11, 2016. The three-day event will give Pokémon video game players their first chance to battle using Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon soon after their launch. Pokémon TCG players will also have their first chance to battle with the XY—Evolutions expansion launching later this year.

Tsunekazu Ishihara

Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal published the second part of their interview with Tsunekazu Ishihara (click here for the first part!). In this one, the man talks about Pikachu (and how nobody thought it was special at first), Pokémon GO, Pokémon’s biggest achievement, if there’s any chance of a mainline Pokémon game ever being released on smart devices, and more.

Click here to check out the full thing!


Here’s the latest episode of Pika-Chan, The Pokémon Company web show about Pokémon battles:


Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

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



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