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Sep 22

More than 400 Pokémon will be discoverable in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed that more than 400 Pokémon will be discoverable in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Also revealed was the new feature Alola Photo Club and a brand-new Mantine Surf.

NEW DETAILS REVEALED FOR POKÉMON ULTRA SUN AND POKÉMON ULTRA MOON

Plus Pokkén Tournament DX and Pokémon Gold Version & Pokémon Silver Version are OUT NOW!

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have revealed more details for the highly anticipated games Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Trainers took part in the Island Challenge. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, the Island Challenge returns but this time some of the challenges are different and there is an additional new Trial. As players work through the Island Challenge they will be confronted with trouble involving the Legendary Pokémon Necrozma. Trainers will meet mysterious people and Pokémon as they witness the new dangers closing in on the Alola region.

pokemon bank

More than 400 Pokémon will be discoverable in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, many of which were not available in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Some of these Pokémon will only appear depending on which version of the game is played. For example, in the same patch of tall grass where Houndoom will appear in Pokémon Ultra Sun, Manectric will appear in Pokémon Ultra Moon.

In the Alola region you can ride Pokémon in many areas and have them help you out on your journey. Now, in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon you can ride the waves on the vast ocean with Mantine, thanks to the brand-new Mantine Surf. Mantine Surf isn’t just a way to get between the islands of Alola, but it is also a sport in its own right, with Trainers competing for the highest score by pulling off a variety of radical moves. Become a pro and pull off some super cool tricks across Alola’s sea with Mantine Surf!

Another new feature making its way to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon is the Alola Photo Club. Trainers can now take photos together with their Pokémon and choose backgrounds, camera angles, Trainer outfits, poses and more to capture amazing images. After the shoot, players can decorate the photos with cool frames and over 100 different stickers to create the perfect photo. These photos can then be shared with other players through communication features on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. When players take photos with their Pokémon, their Pokémon will become more affectionate towards them.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are also scheduled to be compatible with the Pokémon Global Link, a linked website that allows users to connect with other players all over the worlds using saved and gameplay data from their Pokémon series games, when they launch globally on 17 November 2017.

Today also sees the launch of three Pokémon video games. The first of these is Pokkén Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch Console, which includes all the content from both the Wii U and arcade versions of Pokkén Tournament. Pokkén Tournament DX introduces an array of exciting new features to create the ultimate Pokkén experience. Features include the brand new fighter Decidueye, new support Pokémon Litten and Popplio, new battle modes, daily challenges and more. Thanks to the Nintendo Switch, you can now play Pokkén anytime and anywhere. Play Pokkén Tournament DX in TV mode, handheld mode, or share a Joy-Con controller with another Trainer to battle one-on-one in tabletop mode anywhere. Pokkén Tournament DX is available to purchase at retail and in Nintendo eShop.

pokemon bank

The second titles in the Pokémon Series, Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version, are also launching today on Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Fan favourite titles, and originally among the first mainstream RPG games to appear on the Game Boy Color, Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver continued to expand the Pokémon universe, adding 100 Pokémon, held items and real-time events, thanks to an internal game clock. Featuring wireless communication functionality, the new Virtual Console versions of the games allow Trainers to trade and battle wirelessly and both games are compatible with Pokémon Bank. Through Pokémon Bank, players will be able to bring the Pokémon that they catch in the Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver into Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon when those games launch. Fans who purchase Pokémon Gold or Pokémon Silver at retail or in Nintendo eShop before 21 September 2018 will receive a special code which will grant them the Mythical Pokémon Celebi in the Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon video games.

YouTube Video - Surf's Up in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smKrpqoDMyE
Sep 21

Pokémon Playhouse

Posted by Sunain | September 21st 2017 at 05:05 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Android, YouTube, Apple iOS
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The Pokémon Company International announced a new app for iPad and Android devices called Pokémon Playhouse aimed at kids 3 to 5 years old. The iOS version of the app requires iOS version 7.0 or later and a compatible with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The Android version of the app requires Android 3.0 and up and a compatible device.

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Welcome to the Pokémon Playhouse!

A new app for iPad and Android devices that’s full of fun and exploration for early Pokémon fans.

Discover fun activities throughout the Pokémon Playhouse, an official Pokémon app for younger Pokémon fans, available for iPad and Android devices. In the Pokémon Playhouse, meet cute Pokémon and explore various areas, including the Tower, the Lounge, and the Playground. Every location within the Pokémon Playhouse features activities created just for younger Pokémon fans, such as taking care of your Pokémon in the Pokémon Grooming activity or identifying Pokémon in the night sky in the Search the Stars activity. Then head to the Playroom to listen to a story and see the adorable Pokémon go on exciting new adventures.

When they first arrive at the Pokémon Playhouse, visitors will be given a Pokémon Egg to keep track of. As more of the Pokémon Playhouse is explored and activities are completed, the Pokémon Egg will begin to hatch—and eventually reveal a new Pokémon!

Designed for children ages 3–5; no reading or math skills are necessary to complete activities. A friendly human character will host and narrate every aspect of the Pokémon Playhouse.

The Pokémon Playhouse app does not collect any personal information whatsoever and does not include any in-app purchases.

Download the app for free for iPad in the App Store and for Android Devices in Google Play, and let your child start exploring the Pokémon Playhouse today!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/welcome-to-the-pokemon-playhouse/

Apple App Store Description

In Pokémon Playhouse, your child can interact with all kinds of cute Pokémon as they explore various locations, including a tower, lounge, and outdoor playground. Every location within Pokémon Playhouse features activities created just for younger Pokémon fans, such as taking care of Pokémon in the Pokémon Grooming activity, or identifying Pokémon in the night sky in the Search the Stars activity.

To accompany the unique look of the Pokémon in Pokémon Playhouse, your child can watch them at play in new picture stories. Head to the Playroom to listen to a story and see the adorable Pokémon go on exciting new adventures!

At the beginning of their time in the Pokémon Playhouse, your child will be given a Pokémon Egg to keep track of. As your child explores the Pokémon Playhouse and completes activities, the Pokémon Egg will begin to hatch, and eventually reveal a new Pokémon!

Designed for children ages 3–5, no reading or math skills are necessary to complete activities. A friendly human character will host and narrate all the activities so your child can enjoy every aspect of the Pokémon Playhouse regardless of their learning level.

The Pokémon Playhouse app does not collect any personal information and does not include any in-app purchases.

Welcome to Pokémon Playhouse! - Promotional Video


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smKrpqoDMyE

Article edited on 2017-09-22 11:01:38 by Sunain
Sep 20

Pokémon GO updated to version 0.75.0 for Android and 1.45.0 for iOS / Equinox Event

Posted by Sunain | September 20th 2017 at 10:08 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Android, Apple iOS, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced that Pokémon GO version 0.75.0 for Android and 1.45.0 for iOS is now available to download. In addition, they also announced an Equinox Event where players can earn double Stardust for catching Pokémon and hatching Eggs.

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Celebrate the Equinox!

Trainers, With cool autumn nights quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and sunny spring days arriving in the Southern Hemisphere, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate the coming equinox with an in-game event. New seasons mean new adventures!

From 1:00 P.M. PDT on September 22 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on October 2, 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to earn double Stardust for catching Pokémon and hatching Eggs as you walk around your neighborhood discovering new sights. While you’re out exploring, be sure to visit your local PokéStops and Gyms to collect special 2 km Eggs that have the opportunity to hatch Pokémon such as Chansey, Mareep, Larvitar, and more. You’ll also be able to get special boxes from the in-game shop that feature items like Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, and all-new Super Incubators which hatch Eggs 1.5 times quicker!

Registering a new Pokémon to your Pokédex during this limited-time celebration will earn you triple the normal XP. So that makes this a very good time to battle against the Legendary Pokémon originally from the Johto region. Don’t forget that Raikou, Entei, or Suicune will each travel to a new part of the world on September 30, so make sure to battle the Legendary Pokémon currently in your area while you can!

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/equinox2017

Pokémon GO updated to version 0.75.0 for Android and 1.45.0 for iOS

Trainers, Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.75.0 for Android and 1.45.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.

  • Items received from spinning Gym PokéStops and completing Raid Battles are now displayed in the Journal.
  • Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality enables Trainers to search using “Defender” and “Legendary.”
  • Resolved a bug that caused Pikachu hats to disappear from the in-game model and icon.
  • Resolved a bug that caused some icons to disappear when scrolling through the Pokédex.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/ver-update-091817

Article edited on 2017-09-20 10:09:02 by Sunain
Sep 19

Pikachu Dons a Classic Chapeau

Posted by Sunain | September 19th 2017 at 09:35 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The official Pokémon website has revealed the code to get one of six exclusive Pikachu. The code is: PIKACHU20 but it can only be used once.

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Pikachu Dons a Classic Chapeau

This exclusive Pokémon distribution grants Trainers a Pikachu wearing Ash’s original hat.

With the 20th Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, making a limited theatrical run, we're celebrating by giving Trainers the opportunity to receive one of six exclusive Pikachu into their copy of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon. These Pikachu are unique as they are wearing one of Ash's hats—each one reflecting the hat Ash wore in the various regions that the famous duo has explored in the twenty years of Pokémon TV and movies.

The first of these Pikachu is wearing a hat in the style of Ash's first adventures in the Kanto and Johto regions. Ash's simple and iconic original hat is instantly recognizable by Pokémon fans, and looks perfect on Pikachu, too. Enter your code by September 25, 2017, to get a Pikachu wearing this hat.

In addition to wearing Ash's original hat, this Pikachu is equipped with a set of moves inspired by the attacks it would frequently use in the Kanto and Johto regions. This Pikachu also, amusingly, comes inside a Poké Ball, a nod to the one that the Pokémon constantly refuses to travel within in the animated adventures.

PLEASE NOTE: Although there are six different behatted Pikachu to choose from, you will only be able to get one of them via this special code. The Pikachu you get will vary depending on when you enter this code. To receive Pikachu wearing Ash's original hat from the Kanto and Johto regions, you must enter the code between 0:00 UTC on September 19 and 23:59 UTC on September 25, 2017.

To get original hat Pikachu via a special code:
  • Open your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game.
  • Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  • Select Receive Gift.
  • Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, then Yes again to connect to the internet.
  • Enter the code PIKACHU20.
  • Watch as you receive your Pokémon.
  • Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to receive your Pokémon.
  • Be sure to save your game.

Pikachu Details:

Level: 1
Nature: Hardy
Gender: Male
Ability: Static
Moves: Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, Agility

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pikachu-dons-a-classic-chapeau/

Article edited on 2017-09-19 09:35:58 by Sunain
Sep 15

Target Charizard - Event Pokémon Distribution

Posted by Sunain | September 15th 2017 at 05:24 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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Charizard will be distributed at participating Target stores in the United States from October 1st, 2017 until October 14th, 2017.

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Add the fiery Charizard to your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game with a special code available at Target.

Heat up your battles with the fiery power of Charizard in your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game at participating Target stores. From October 1–14, stop by Target to get a special code card that will let you receive the Flame Pokémon in your game. This Charizard is ready for battle with the stat-boosting Dragon Dance move and three devastating attacks.

While at Target, be sure to check out the Pokémon TCG: Charizard-GX Premium Collection, where you'll find a Charizard-GX promo card, collector's pin, and more. This awesome collection is available only at Target, so be sure to check it out.

Charizard Details

Level: 50
Held Item: Red Card
Ability: Blaze
Moves: Dragon Dance, Flare Blitz, Fly, Earthquake

To get Charizard in your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game:

  1. Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  2. Select Receive Gift.
  3. Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, and then Yes again to connect to the Internet.
  4. Enter your password.
  5. Watch as you receive Charizard.
  6. Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to pick up Charizard.
  7. Be sure to save your game!

The codes are only available while supplies last, so stop by Target from October 1–14 to add the blazing might of Charizard to your game. Be sure to enter the code into your game and pick up your Charizard by February 4, 2018. Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/charizard-roars-at-target-stores/

Article edited on 2017-09-15 05:25:00 by Sunain
Sep 12

Rating Battle Season 6

Posted by Sunain | September 12th 2017 at 08:50 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Global Link, Rating Battles, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The Pokémon Global Link website has announced the details for Rating Battle Season 6 for Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon.

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Rating Battle Season 6

It’s that time again! The new Rating Battle Season 6 is upon us! Put your Pokémon Trainer skills to the test as you compete in ranked online matches with players from around the world. The leaderboards are reset each Rating Battle Season, so everyone starts on equal footing. As you battle, you’ll move up and down the rankings based on your match outcomes. Rating Battle Season 6 runs from September 12 through November 14, 2017, so get in there and start battling!

Eligible Pokémon for Rating Battle Season 6 include Pokémon from the National Pokédex No. 001–802. However, this season’s Special Battles rules feature only Pokémon that haven’t ranked in the top 15 at the end of Single Battle Seasons 2–4. Additionally, all Pokémon that ranked in top 15 of the Pokémon ranking as of August 3 (during Single Battle Season 5) cannot be used. These Pokémon include Charizard, Gengar, Gyarados, Porygon2, Blaziken, Salamence, Garchomp, Lucario, Hippowdon, Mamoswine, Ferrothorn, Landorus, Greninja, Aegislash, Mimikyu, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, and Tapu Fini.

Other Pokémon that are not permitted in Rating Battle Season 6 are Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, and Ash-Greninja.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/c05e9ef6-d9fd-4a20-b926-7b81a3350277

Article edited on 2017-09-12 08:50:58 by Sunain
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