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Dec 03

Detective Pikachu Movie Officially Confirmed / Rob Letterman Directing

Posted by Sunain | December 3rd 2016 at 11:54 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Movie, Detective Pikachu
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For the past few months, rumours have been circulating that a live-action Pokémon movie was being developed based off of the Detective Pikachu concept. The official Pokémon website has finally confirmed that the movie is indeed being worked on and that it will be directed by Rob Letterman.

Director Selected for Live-Action Pokémon Film

The upcoming Detective Pikachu will be directed by Rob Letterman.

Legendary Entertainment has announced that Rob Letterman is set to direct the upcoming Detective Pikachu, a groundbreaking live-action film. With a script written by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch, the project follows the story of Detective Pikachu, a new character in the Pokémon universe. Rob Letterman's past directing credits include 2004's Shark Tale (which he also wrote), Monsters vs. Aliens, and Goosebumps.

Legendary's distribution partner, Universal Pictures, will release the live-action film outside Japan. The Pokémon Company's longtime movie collaborator, Toho, will handle distribution of the film franchise in Japan, as it did in its partnership with Legendary on its iconic monster reboot for Godzilla.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/director-selected-for-live-action-pokemon-film/

Article edited on 2016-12-03 11:56:27 by Sunain
Nov 29

First Global Mission: Catch 100 million Pokémon / Memento and Parting Shot Temporarily Restricted

Posted by Sunain | November 29th 2016 at 11:03 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Global Link, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The Pokémon Company International announced via the Pokémon Global Link website that the first Global Mission will take place from November 29th, 2016 until December 12th, 2016 at 23:59 UTC. Also announced was that Memento and Parting Shot have been temporarily restricted on Battle Spot due to a game crashing bug.


Memento and Parting Shot Moves Temporarily Restricted from Battle Spot

We've discovered a bug that affects the moves Memento and Parting Shot during online battles using Battle Spot. While we fix this bug, Memento and Parting Shot moves will be prohibited in Free Battles, Rating Battles, and Online Tournaments in Battle Spot. If any of the Pokémon in your Battle Team has either of these moves, you won't be able to start a battle.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/fa6c0e0c-b718-4081-a4ba-f3082087f538

Work Together to Complete Global Missions

Band together with your fellow Trainers in global missions, a new feature of the Pokémon Global Link. Global missions are limited-time events where everyone tries to meet a collective goal. If the goal is met, everyone who participated gets a global mission reward! Don't worry if the goal isn't reached—there will still be a global mission participation prize for everyone who chipped in.

The first global mission will be for Trainers to catch as many Pokémon as they can to reach the collective goal. If everyone combines their efforts to catch 100 million Pokémon between November 29 and December 13, 2016, each participant will receive 1,000 Festival Coins as a reward. If the goal isn’t met, Trainers who contributed will still receive a participation prize of 100 Festival Coins. To be sure that your Pokémon bounty gets included in the final count, be sure to use Game Sync by December 13.

Good luck in completing the first global mission, and remember to check back at the Pokémon Global Link for more global missions coming soon.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/daa0cde7-1e54-41d1-95de-19571cad0465

Article edited on 2016-11-29 11:08:24 by Sunain
Nov 26

VIZ Media Announces New Books - The Art of Pokémon Adventures / The Pokémon Cookbook

Posted by Sunain | November 26th 2016 at 05:53 PM EST
Tags: Manga, Press Release, Merchandise, VIZ Media
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VIZ Media has announced a few new books that will be coming out over the next few months in North America. Below are the details for those books.



Inventive Cookbook Features Recipes For Over 35 Tasty Dishes Inspired By World-Famous Pokémon Characters; New POKÉMON X•Y POCKET COMICS Contains Comics, Trivia And More

San Francisco, CA, November 17, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delights POKÉMON fans with a pair of notable upcoming releases that includes the publication of THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK: EASY & FUN RECIPES and POKÉMON X•Y POCKET COMICS, the third volume in the series. Both new books will debut on December 6th.

Created by Maki Kudo, THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK: EASY & FUN RECIPES contains a variety of delectable and inventive original recipes inspired by popular Pokémon characters. Santa Harukaze’s new POKÉMON X•Y POCKET COMICS release is a substantial pocket-sized book jam-packed with four-panel comic strips featuring favorite characters from the POKÉMON X•Y manga series along with additional Pokémon vital statistics, trivia, and fun quizzes.

MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN · Available December 6th!
Create a variety of delicious dishes that look like your favorite Pokémon characters—from desserts to pizza—with more than 35 fun, easy recipes. Make a Poké Ball sushi roll, Pikachu-style ramen, or “Meowth” mashed potatoes for your next party, weekend activity, or powered-up lunch box.

MSRP: $10.99 U.S. / $13.99 CAN · Available December 6th!
Pokémon stories, puns and jokes! Fun multiple-choice quizzes! The Pokémon of the Kalos region are all gathered together in this hilarious collection starring Fennekin, Froakie, Chespin, and the rest of the new X·Y Pokémon, Mega-Evolved Pokémon and more! Quiz yourself and your friends on Pokémon Abilities, moves, types, Mega Evolution and tons of other vital statistics! Who will be the next Pokémon quiz champion?!

Source: https://www.viz.com/news/newsroom/v/1006394


Leading North American Manga Publisher Announces A Unique ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES Art Book Set For Release Next Year

San Francisco, CA, November 10, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its critically acclaimed art book and POKéMON collection with the acquisition of the North American publishing rights for the Pokémon Adventures 20th Anniversary Illustration Book: The Art of Pokémon Adventures.

A first-of-its-kind release, THE ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES is scheduled for a print release in Fall 2017 and celebrates two decades of POKÉMON with a vividly illustrated collection of work by the beloved manga series artist, Satoshi Yamamoto.

Latest VIZ Media Publishing Acquisition:

POKÉMON ADVENTURES 20TH ANNIVERSARY ILLUSTRATION BOOK: THE ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES · Available Fall 2017 Beautiful full-color art from the Pokémon Adventures graphic novel series, sketches and storyboards never seen before, four pull-out posters and a bonus manga story written by series writer Hidenori Kusaka, never before published in English!

Artist Satoshi Yamamoto began illustrating POKÉMON ADVENTURES in 2001. His favorite manga creators/artists include Fujiko Fujio (Doraemon), Yukinobu Hoshino (2001 Nights), and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira). He also loves films, monsters, mysteries, and punk rock music, and notably uses the Pokémon Swalot as his artist portrait.

Source: https://www.viz.com/news/newsroom/v/1006390

Article edited on 2016-11-26 06:02:24 by Sunain
Nov 23

Ditto Now Available in Pokémon GO / Nearby Feature Expanded to New Areas / CP Adjustments

Posted by Sunain | November 23rd 2016 at 01:29 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Patches, Pokémon GO
Comments: 0
Niantic and The Pokémon Company International announced that Ditto is now available in Pokémon GO. The Nearby feature has expanded to new area of the world and there has been some CP changes.


Elusive, Shape-Shifting Pokémon Known to Disguise Itself as Other Pokémon
Pokémon GO Trainers now have the chance to catch Ditto, a Pokémon with a curiously blobby shape and the capacity to mimic the looks and traits of other Pokémon. This means that a Pokémon you think you captured could be Ditto, which reveals its true form only after it’s caught. Also, when training or battling at a Gym, Ditto will copy the appearance, types, and moves of the first Pokémon it sees, and it will stay that way through the remainder of those Gym battles.

The Nearby feature has expanded to new areas

Trainers, After reviewing your feedback, we have made some changes to the Nearby feature we were originally testing in San Francisco, California. We have changed the feature to only show the Nearby feature if a PokéStop is close to your location. In addition, we have also made changes to the way Sightings now works.

We will be expanding the ability for Trainers to test this updated version of the features and provide us with feedback. Starting today, Trainers in the following areas will now be able to use the new Nearby and Sightings functionality:

  • United States of America: All states west of the Mississippi River (except Hawaii and Alaska)
  • Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the western half of Ontario.
  • Australia: All states and territories

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/nearby-nov2016/

Adjustments to the Combat Power of Various Pokémon

Trainers, We have made adjustments to the CP (Combat Power) of various Pokémon. Some Pokémon, such as Alakazam, Rhydon, and Gengar will have their CP increased. Others will have their CP lowered. These changes will allow a more balanced and competitive battling and training experience in Gyms. We will continue to adjust the CP going forward to improve the game balance when necessary.

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/cp_update/

Article edited on 2016-11-23 01:49:14 by Sunain
Nov 21

Pokémon GO Thanksgiving Celebration / Launched in Middle East / 0.47.1 for Android / 1.17.0 for iOS

Posted by Sunain | November 21st 2016 at 01:59 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Patches, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
On November 17th, 2016, it was announced that Pokémon GO was available in eight new countries in the Middle East: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

On November 21st, 2016, Niantic announced that a special celebration for Pokémon GO that will double the amount of XP and Stardust from November 23rd, 2016 at 00:00 UTC to November 30th, 2016 00:00 UTC when players complete in-game actions.


A Celebration to Say Thank You

Trainers, It has been an incredible experience since we launched Pokémon GO a few short months ago in July. We are passionate about creating experiences that encourage exploration and promote exercise. We are humbled that hundreds of millions of you around the world have joined us on this journey. So we would like to say thank you - and what better way to say thank you than to celebrate our community.

So, starting November 23rd at 00:00 UTC and going through November 30th 00:00 UTC, we will double the amount of XP and Stardust you receive when completing in-game actions.

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/celebration-nov2016/

Pokémon GO updated to version 0.47.1 for Android and 1.17.0 for iOS

Trainers, Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.47.1 for Android and 1.17.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.

  • Fixed an issue where the Egg-hatching cutscene animation would sometimes be briefly visible from the map view.
  • Minor text fixes
Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/ver-update-111816/

Article edited on 2016-11-21 02:02:02 by Sunain
Nov 18

More than 10 Million Units Shipped as Pokémon Sun and Moon Break the Nintendo 3DS Global Record!

Posted by Sunain | November 18th 2016 at 12:15 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, The Pokémon Company International, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
Comments: 0
The Pokémon Company International has announced that Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon has shipped `0 million copies of the games combined and has broken the Nintendo 3DS global record already.

More than 10 Million Units Shipped as Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Break the Nintendo 3DS Global Record!

London, 18 November 2016—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo are proud to announce that the latest entries in the Pokémon universe, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which are available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, have broken a new record. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are the first completely new titles since the release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y in 2013.

The Pokémon Company International is coming to the end of its 20th celebration, a year that has seen millions of fans of all ages enjoying Pokémon GO and special Pokémon Trading Card Game products. Having received fantastic reviews, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have now officially broken a new record with initial shipment figures of the games exceeding 10 million units worldwide—the largest figure in the history of Nintendo 3DS titles. This is an increase of 150% beyond Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

The record-breaking celebrations will continue this December 9–11 in London with the arrival of the Pokémon European International Championships. The best of the best Pokémon players from all over the world will descend on the event, with many battling in what will be the first official Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video game tournament since the games’ launch. Players will compete for a combined prize pool value of up to $250,000. More information on the Pokémon European International Championships and how to enter can be found here: http://www.pokemon.com/uk/play-pokemon/internationals/2017/about/

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