Tuesday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Manaphy Event + Battle Competition + Pokémon Shuffle - New Events + Pokémon Comaster Update

31-05-2016 07:05 BST / 02:05 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 16:01 BST
Edit @ 07:09: Battle Competition | Edit @ 08:33: Pokémon Comaster Update | Edit @ 13:21: Pokémon Elections | Edit @ 16:01: Manaphy Event

Pokémon XYORAS - Manaphy Event

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Pokémon XYORAS - Manaphy Event

For those of you in Europe & Australia, the Manaphy event is now available on Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games. This event is available through Mystery Gift > Receive Gift > Get Via Internet and gives you the Mythical Pokémon Manaphy, which can't be found in the wild. With this, you can also breed it with Ditto to get the Pokémon, Phione, which can only be obtained by breeding Manaphy. This event is only running through to June 24th so get while you can. It'll be added on North American games later today. Our Event Database has been updated with full details of this event

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokémon - Battle Competition

The next Battle Competition has been announced. This is the 2016 International Challenge June competition. This competition is a Double Battle competition and runs the current VGC rules. These rules allow for you to use two of the box Legendary Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal & Zygarde. Registration runs from June 16th to June 23rd while battles run from June 24th through June 26th. All entrants get 2000 PokéMiles.
Edit @ 18:19 Confirmed for the west and to give Championship Points

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Shuffle - Events

A few brand new challenges have begun on Pokémon Shuffle and Pokémon Shuffle Mobile.
First, the Mega Abomasnow challenge has begun a repeat run. If you are in the top 700 in North America, 500 in Europe or 2,000 in Japan, you get an Abomasite and 2 Mega Speedups, if you're in the top 3,500 in North America, 2,500 in Europe or 10,000 in Japan, you get an Abomasite and a Mega Speedup. If you're in the top 22,000 in North America, 15,000 in Europe or 60,000 in Japan, you get an Abomasite. If you don't qualify for the Abomasite but are in the top 30,000 in North America, 20,000 in Europe or 80,000 in Japan, you get an Attack Power. Everyone else gets a Disruption Delay. If you already have an Abomasite, you'll receive a Raise Max Level instead.
The Keldeo stage has begun a repeat run until June 14th 2016
The Infernape stage has begun a repeat run until June 14th 2016
Finally, the Giratina Escalation Battle has begun a repeat run until June 14th 2016. This time, you'll get an EXP Booster S at Level 5, a Disruption Delay at Level 30, a Mega Speed Up at Level 50, an EXP Booster M at Level 85 and a Raise Max Level at Level 100
In addition to that, three new Mission Cards have been added
All of these require the version 1.311 to download. Our Pokémon listings have been updated with these Pokémon

Pokémon Comaster

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Pokémon Comaster - Update

The smartphone game, Pokémon Comaster, has just received a patch. This patch provides various updates including a balance update to many of the Figures, new figures a new hotel of battles and the addition of a new type of skill, the Gold Skill. We have full patch notes in our new Comaster Patch page as well as having updated our Figure Database with the changes brought on by this new patch. We'll continue updating as we discover more figures.
In addition to that, the Trevo has been updated to include Mew, Rayquaza as EX with 0.5%, Sneasel & Electabuzz as R figures at 1.5% and the UC figures have had a rate decrease to 5.2% with Tropius added to it. Click the image to go to our page.

Pokémon Comaster

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Pokémon Elections

Over the last month, a special contest has been running in Japan in conjunction with the upcoming Pokémon movie, Volcanion & The Ingenious Magearna, that has had members of the public vote for the most popular Pokémon. This vote is to culminate in the distribution gift at the movie from July 16th, as well as a special edition New Nintendo 3DS LL in a contest in CoroCoro magazine. With polling closed, it has finally been announced that the winner will be revealed during a special livestream on the LINE platform next week on June 7th at 18:30 JST/10:30 BST/11:30 CEST/05:30 EDT/02:30 PDT. We'll bring more on this as and when it comes so keep checking back.
Pokémon 3DS LL

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Monday: Pokkén Tournament - Arcade Update

30-05-2016 07:12 BST / 02:12 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 07:12 BST

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokkén Tournament Arcade

A new update has come to the arcade version of Pokkén Tournament. This event, running from today until June 12th allows for you to unlock the Support Pokémon of Croagunk & Sylveon, previously Wii U exclusive, during your play. In addition to this, the support set of Mismagius and Ninetales is also now available for the second time. It also is adding the Support Focused Cheer Skill to the arcade game. Finally, there are new avatar clothing and titles available to customise your opponent featuring a Jersey Set of track suits.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

29-05-2016 13:00 BST / 08:00 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:00 BST

Pokémon of the Week - Galvantula

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the one-hundred & thirty-fifth entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Unova Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Miror, Archangel, Ragnarok, Psynergy, EKZ1505 & KillerDraco. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the fifth generation. They employ an electrically charged web to trap their prey. While it is immobilized by shock, they leisurely consume it. When attacked, they create an electric barrier by spitting out many electrically charged threads. It creates barriers from electrified silk that stuns foes. This works as a weapon as well as a defense. So, here it is, the one-hundred & thirty-fifth entry, Galvantula.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon XY&Z Episode Titles

28-05-2016 08:14 BST / 03:14 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 08:14 BST

Pokémon XY

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Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Titles

The Pokémon Fan magazine has revealed another set of new episode titles, this time for the thirty-first, thirty-second & thirty-third episode of Pokémon XY & Z. These episodes are set to air on June 16th, June 30th & July 7th respectively, with a break on June 23rd and feature the commencement of the Kalos League.
Episode 927: Heatbursts at the Ingenuity Festival!
Episode 928: The Kalos League Begins! Mega Charizard Showdown: X VS Y!!
Episode 929: Mega Sceptile VS Raichu! I Received Some EXP!!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon GO - Screenshots + Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Battle Competition

27-05-2016 06:14 BST / 01:14 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 06:14 BST

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Following the new information release on Wednesday, we now have around 24 new screenshots for Pokémon GO. These screenshots showcase the various features we know of, but in various new locales and properly show off the augmented reality feature of the game. They have been added to our pre-release screenshot page. Click the image to go to the page

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokémon - Battle Competition

Battles for the next Battle Competition have begun. This is the Johto Classic competition. This competition is a Single Battle competition and allows for you to use any Pokémon in the Pokédex from #001 up to #251 excluding Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh and Celebi. Pokémon are lowered to Level 50 and you cannot have any Mega Stones. You can play up to 15 matches a day. Battles run from May 27th 2016 to May 29th 2016. All players will receive a Miltank based on Goldenrod City Gym Leader Whitney's Miltank

Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Nintendo Badge Arcade

The free piece of Nintendo 3DS software, Nintendo Badge Arcade, had its weekly update in Europe and with this update, it has added several new badges panels, all of which were previously released in Japan. Our section has a full list of badges so click the image to go to the section.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Mew Distribution + Rayquaza Details + Shiny Yveltal Swedish Event + Pokémon XY&Z - Episode Pictures

26-05-2016 06:57 BST / 01:57 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 12:01 BST
Edit @ 09:07: Rayquaza Details | Edit @ 10:35: Shiny Yveltal Swedish Event | Edit @ 12:01: Episode Pictures

Pokémon - Mew Distribution

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Pokémon - Mew Distribution

For all players in North America, it has been announced that during June, if you have signed up for the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter before June 1st, then you will receive a special Serial Code to receive Mew. This Mew is identical to the Mew given earlier this year and cannot be received if you already got that Mew. We'll post when the event is sent out so keep checking back

Pokémon - Shiny Rayquaza Distribution

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Pokémon - Rayquaza Distribution

Revealed yesterday, we now have details about the upcoming shiny Rayquaza distribution in Japan to commemorate the opening of the Pokémon Center in Tokyo's Skytree Town complex. This Rayquaza is to come with the moves Dragon Ascent, Draco Meteor, Fly and Celebrate. It's distributed from July 6th through September 4th. The Event Database has been updated with details of this event

Pokémon - Shiny Yveltal Distribution

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Pokémon - Yveltal Distribution

For those of you in Sweden, it has been announced that codes for the Shiny Yveltal event will be distributed at Gamestop stores from July 18th through to September 30th. This follows on from the Shiny Xerneas event that got sneak released last week which ends on July 17th. The Yveltal hasn't been confirmed for Denmark, Norway or Finland yet, which share distribution methods in past events, but we'll post as soon as news comes

The Winding Woods...The Dawn of Evolution!

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Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Pictures

As usual, we have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Serena out looking for Ash who disappeared into the forest following his Snowbelle Gym battle. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon GO - New Information + Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Yveltal Distribution

25-05-2016 16:05 BST / 11:05 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 19:41 BST
Edit @ 18:34: World Championships Prize | Edit @ 19:13: Portuguese Yveltal Distribution | Edit @ 19:41: Pokémon Center Skytree Town

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Some new information has been released about the upcoming mobile title, Pokémon GO. In this, it details how the battles work. Battles work in gyms where you use two moves on your Pokémon and can control them through the touch screen. Using this, you can dodge attacks by swiping left or right. If you win the battle, the prestige of the gym is lowered and if it hits zero, the controlling team of the gym loses control and your team gets control. Prestige can be increased by training your Pokémon at the gym.
Edit @ 16:17: New screenshots have been added

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon Video Game Championships 2016

For the first time, in the history of the Video Game Championships, it has now been confirmed that rather than winning scholarships at the Pokémon World Championships, you can, if you are over 18, instead get cash prizes rather than the scholarships previously. If you are in the Top 8, you can choose between cash or scholarship while if you're in the top finishers but 9th or lower, you can only get cash. If you're under 18, you have a choice between scholarship or a travel certificate if in the Top 8, or just a travel certificate in 9th or lower. The scheme is as follows
VGC - World Championships
1st place $10,000
2nd place $7,500
3rd-4th place $5,000
5th-8th place $3,000
9th-16th place $1,500

VGC - National Championships
1st place $5,000
2nd place $2,500
3rd-4th place $1,500
5th-8th place $750
9th-16th place $500

TCG - World Championships
1st place $25,000
2nd place $15,000
3rd-4th place $7,500
5th-8th place $5,000
9th-16th place $2,500
17th-32nd place $1,500

TCG - National Championships
1st place $10,000
2nd place $5,000
3rd-4th place $2,500
5th-8th place $1,500
9th-16th place $1,000
17th-32nd place $750
33rd-64th place $500

Pokémon - Shiny Rayquaza Distribution

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Pokémon - Rayquaza Distribution

As we reported last month, a new Pokémon Center is opening in Tokyo called Pokémon Center Skytree Town. According to today's new issue of Famitsu, if you visit from July 6th through September 4th, you'll be able to download a special Level 100 Shiny Rayquaza. This can only be received by Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games. It is not known if this Rayquaza has any special moves or items, but as soon as more information is known, it'll be posted

Pokémon - Shiny Yveltal Distribution

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Pokémon - Yveltal Distribution

For those of you in Portugal, the Yveltal distribution has been anounced. If you go to the El Corte Inglés in Lisbon on May 28th, or El Corte Inglés in Gaia on May 29th, you'll be able to receive a code to download the Shiny Yveltal. This distribution matches the one in Spain earlier this month

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Shuffle - Events + Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Hyadain's Landorus + Zygarde Reminder + Yveltal Reminder

24-05-2016 06:22 BST / 01:22 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 07:03 BST
Edit @ 07:03: Pokémon Shuffle Updates

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Shuffle - Events

A few brand new challenges have begun on Pokémon Shuffle and Pokémon Shuffle Mobile.
First, the Magmortar event has begun on Pokémon Shuffle. It runs until June 7th 2016
Next,the Kyogre stage has begun a repeat run until June 7th 2016. Once Kyogre is captured, there is a chance to get a Skill Booster for Kyogre in each play
Next, the Ash-Greninja stage has also begun a repeat run until June 7th 2016. Like Kyogre, once Ash-Greninja is captured, there is a chance to get a Skill Booster for Ash-Greninja in each play
Finally, the Carnivine Try 'em Items stage has also begun a repeat run until June 7th 2016.
All of these require the version 1.3.10 to download. Our Pokémon listings have been updated with these Pokémon

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Hyadain's Landorus

For those of you with the Japanese games that participated in the recent 2016 Japan Championships Battle Competition, the entry gift is now available to all qualifying players. This gift is a Landorus based on the Landorus used by Japanese variety show, Pokénchi, host Hyadain. It can be redeemed until June 30th at 23:59 JST

Pokémon - Shiny Yveltal Distribution

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Pokémon - Yveltal Distribution

For those of you in North America, the special distribution of the Shiny Yveltal, released to tie in with the release of the TCG set, Fates Collide is due to end on Thursday. This is the last of three distributions of the Legendary Pokémon of Kalos. This event is obtained by going to Mystery Gift > Receive Gift > Get Via Internet. No further distributions globally have been announced

Pokémon - Zygarde Distribution

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Pokémon - Zygarde Distribution

For those of you in Europe & Australia, the special distribution of Zygarde, released to tie in with the release of the TCG set, Fates Collide is due to end on Thursday. This event is obtained by going to Mystery Gift > Receive Gift > Get Via Internet.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon Championship Series - German Nationals + Madison Regionals + Pokémon of the Week

22-05-2016 07:08 BST / 02:08 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 12:06 BST
Edit @ 12:06: Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon Video Game Championships 2016 - German National Championships

Today marks the last day of the German National Championships and, for the first year, the entire event is going to be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company International. Like the recent Regional Championships in the US, both TCG and VGC will be streamed separately, with Pokkén Tournament also having National Championships streamed this weekend.
All streams begin at 08:00 BST / 03:00 EDT / 00:00 PDT / 17:00 AEST, but may start sooner or later
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon Video Game National Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships
Pokkén Tournament National Championships

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon Video Game Championships 2016 - US Regional Championships

Continuing the tradition of one of each series of Regional Championships in the US being streamed with commentary. Like the St. Louis Regionals earlier this year, both TCG and VGC are being streamed separately.
All streams begin at 14:30 BST / 09:30 EDT / 06:30 PDT / 23:30 AEST
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game Regional Championships

Pokémon of the Week - Heracross

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the one-hundred & thirty-fourth entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Johto Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Miror, Archangel, Ragnarok, Psynergy, EKZ1505 & KillerDraco. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the second generation. This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under its enemies' bellies, then lifts and throws them. With its Herculean powers, it can easily throw around an object that is 100 times its own weight. Heracross charges in a straight line at its foe, slips beneath the foe's grasp, and then scoops up and hurls the opponent with its mighty horn. This Pokémon even has enough power to topple a massive tree.Heracross has sharp claws on its feet. These are planted firmly into the ground or the bark of a tree, giving the Pokémon a secure and solid footing to forcefully fling away foes with its proud horn. So, here it is, the one-hundred & thirty-fourth entry, Heracross & Mega Heracross.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon Championship Series - German Nationals + Madison Regionals

21-05-2016 08:18 BST / 03:18 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 08:18 BST

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon Video Game Championships 2016 - German National Championships

Today marks the first day of the German National Championships and, for the first year, the entire event is going to be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company International. Like the recent Regional Championships in the US, both TCG and VGC will be streamed separately, with Pokkén Tournament also having National Championships streamed this weekend.
All streams begin at 10:00 BST / 05:00 EDT / 02:00 PDT / 19:00 AEST
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon Video Game National Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships
Pokkén Tournament National Championships

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon Video Game Championships 2016 - US Regional Championships

Continuing the tradition of one of each series of Regional Championships in the US being streamed with commentary. Like the St. Louis Regionals earlier this year, both TCG and VGC are being streamed separately.
All streams begin at 15:30 BST / 10:30 EDT / 07:30 PDT / 00:30 AEST
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game Regional Championships

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Sun & Moon News + Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Yveltal Event + Nintendo Badge Arcade

20-05-2016 07:06 BST / 02:06 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:00 BST
Edit @ 07:36: Nintendo Badge Arcade | Edit @ 10:37: Pokémon Sun & Moon News | Edit @ 13:00: Darkrai Reminder

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokémon Sun & Moon

The official Japanese Pokémon Twitter has put some further information out about the timing of the announcement on June 2nd. It confirmed that the information will be posted to the official Japanese website at 22:00 JST. That's 13:00 UTC, 14:00 BST, 15:00 CEST, 09:00 EDT, 06:00 PDT and 23:00 AEST. We'll post the news the second that it comes so be sure to keep checking back

Pokémon - Shiny Xerneas Distribution

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Pokémon - Yveltal Distribution

For those of you in North America, a special gift is now available over the Nintendo Network. This gift gives you the Legendary Pokémon, Yveltal. To top it off, this is the only way to get Yveltal in its Shiny aesthetic. To get it, go to Mystery Gift > Receive Gift > Get Via Internet. This event only will last for one week, until May 26th 2016 so get it while you can

Pokémon - Shiny Yveltal Distribution

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Pokémon - Darkrai Distribution

For many of you globally, the Darkrai event is due to end on Tuesday. This distribution offers a special Level 100 Darkrai to all players of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. Unlike the last two Mythical distributions, this one is distributed via code obtained in stores. The codes can be redeemed until August 31st 2016. They are found in the following places
United States - Gamestop - May 1st through May 24th
Canada - EBGames - May 1st through May 24th
United Kingdom - GAME - May 1st through May 24th (some stores will distribute to May 31st)
Australia & New Zealand - EBGames - May 1st through May 24th
Spain - GAME - May 1st through May 24th
Germany - Gamestop - May 2nd through May 24th
France - Micromania - May 2nd through May 15th
Italy - Gamestop - May 1st through May 24th
Belgium - FNAC or GameMania - May 1st through May 24th
Austria - Gamestop - May 2nd through May 24th
Netherlands - GameMania - May 1st through May 24th
Finland, Sweden, Norway & Denmark - BR Stores - May 12th through July 31st
Switzerland - Gamestop - May 2nd through May 24th
Portugal - FNAC Stores - May 1st through May 24th
Poland - In magazine CDAction

Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Nintendo Badge Arcade

The free piece of Nintendo 3DS software, Nintendo Badge Arcade, had its weekly update in Europe and with this update, it has added several new badges panels, all of which were previously released in Japan. Our section has a full list of badges so click the image to go to the section.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Battle Competition + Pokémon Comaster + PokéPark Wii + Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Pictures + Character Biography

19-05-2016 07:06 BST / 02:06 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 20:31 BST
Edit @ 07:36: Pokémon Comaster | Edit @ 11:22: Character Biography | Edit @ 11:52: Episode Pictures | Edit @ 17:04: PokéPark Wii | Edit @ 20:04: Nintendo Badge Arcade

Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Nintendo Badge Arcade

The free piece of Nintendo 3DS software, Nintendo Badge Arcade, had its weekly update in Japan. This week it has once again introduced multiple panels of badges of Pokémon to earn including the milestone 100th panel. These panels include various more new Pokémon to the ones previously obtainable. We're currently cataloguing all of these badges and will update our Nintendo Badge Arcade section shortly.
Edit @ 20:31: Added all four panels and 22 new badges

Pokkén Tournament

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PokéPark Wii - Pikachu's Adventure

For those of you in North America, the Wii title, PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is now out on the Wii U eShop tomorrow for $19.99. This game came out back in 2009 for the Wii and is an Action/Adventure game where you play as Pikachu as he explores the PokéPark, playing mini-games along the way. We covered this game in full back in 2009 so click the image to go to our section.

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokémon - Battle Competition

Registration for the next Battle Competition has begun. This is the Johto Classic competition. This competition is a Single Battle competition and allows for you to use any Pokémon in the Pokédex from #001 up to #251 excluding Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh and Celebi. Pokémon are lowered to Level 50 and you cannot have any Mega Stones. You can play up to 15 matches a day. Registration runs from May 19th 2016 to May 26th 2016 while battles run from May 27th 2016 to May 29th 2016. All players will receive a Miltank based on Goldenrod City Gym Leader Whitney's Miltank

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokémon Comaster

The Pokémon Comaster app has had an update and with this update, some new figures have become available through the Trevo shop. In the EX rarity, you now also have a 0.5% chance of getting the rare and powerful Blastoise figure, while the Dialga figure has been phased out. In the R rarity, you now have a 1.5% chance of getting a Steelix figure, and the common rarities have added Spinarak and Butterfree. These will remain for a while until the next rotation of Pokémon

Snowbelle Gym Match! A Battlefield of Ice!!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Pictures

As usual, we have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash finally reaching Snowbelle City and challenging the Gym Leader, Wulfric, to a battle. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon XY - Character Biography

With the episode that just aired in Japan, I have been able to update a biography. This biography is for the Snowbelle City Gym Leader, Wulfric, and features the teams and strategies used in today's episode. Click the image to go to the biography, but be warned as it contains spoilers

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Sun & Moon - News + PokéPark Wii - North American eShop

18-05-2016 10:18 BST / 05:18 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 19:00 BST
Edit @ 19:00: PokéPark Wii

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokémon Sun & Moon

The official Japanese Pokémon Twitter has confirmed that brand new information for Pokémon Sun & Moon is to be released on June 2nd 2016. It's not currently known what information will be revealed at this time but the second we get any more news it'll be posted right here so be sure to keep checking back. For all currently known information, check our Sun & Moon section

Pokkén Tournament

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PokéPark Wii - Pikachu's Adventure

For those of you in North America, the Wii title, PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is to hit the Wii U eShop tomorrow for $19.99. This game came out back in 2009 for the Wii and is an Action/Adventure game where you play as Pikachu as he explores the PokéPark, playing mini-games along the way. We covered this game in full back in 2009 so click the image to go to our section.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Shiny Xerneas Event + Pokémon Shuffle - Events

17-05-2016 07:09 BST / 02:09 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 10:27 BST

Pokémon - Shiny Xerneas Distribution

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Pokémon - Xerneas Distribution

For those of you in Europe, some Shiny Xerneas distributions have been sneak announced. In Gamestop in Sweden, Norway & Finland, you'll be able to get a special code to get the Shiny Xerneas. This distribution matches the one currently running in the US but has the same OT as the Zygarde that is currently running in Europe. No end date has been given for this event, but the code needs to be redeemed by December 31st 2016. No further distributions have been announced.

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Shuffle - Events

A few brand new challenges have begun on Pokémon Shuffle and Pokémon Shuffle Mobile.
First, the Electivire event has begun on Pokémon Shuffle. It runs until May 31st 2016
Next, a new Pokémon Safari has begun. This Pokémon Safari runs until May 31st 2016 and contains the Pokémon Drowzee, Hypno, Frillish, Jellicent, Elgyem, Beheeyem and Mesprit. If you bring the Pokémon in the Safari with you, you'll get more coins spawned during disruptions
Next, the Groudon stage has begun another repeat run until May 31st. You may earn a Skill Booster when you defeat the stage
The Wobbuffet items stage has begun a repeat run until May 31st
Finally, the Daily Pokémon (#4) have also begun a repeat run until May 31st 2016
All of these require the version 1.3.10 to download. Our Pokémon listings have been updated with these Pokémon

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Shuffle - New Mechanic

A new mechanic has been added today in Pokémon Shuffle. This mechanic is the Skill Gauge, a little gauge that fills by various methods. First is through Skill Powers in some stages, such as the Groudon stage. This can also be boosted by the new items, the Skill Booster items. With this, the ability gets stronger.

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Shuffle - Events

If you were one of the lucky players worldwide who ranked in the Mega Swampert competitive stage over the past week, then the Swampertite is now available to be received. The Attack Power and Raise Max Level for the higher ranked players will also be obtained. If you didn't qualify, then you can redeem a Disruption Delay. To get these items, simply Check In between now and May 24th 2016 at 06:00 UTC and you will receive the item.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon GO Field Test + Wisconsin Regional Championship Stream

16-05-2016 21:06 BST / 16:06 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 22:55 BST
Edit @ 22:55: Regionals

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

It has been confirmed that field tests for the smartphone game, Pokémon GO, are to begin in the United States of America this month. To sign up, you need a gmail account and to register on the Official Site. This doesn't guarantee that you will enter the field test. Additional global field tests are expected at a later point and we'll bring news on them as and when they come

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon Video Game Championships 2016 - US Regional Championships

It has been confirmed that, in addition to the German National Championships this weekend, the Wisconsin Regional Championships will also be streamed. Once again, there will be streams for both TCG and VGC with full commentary on both. We'll provide links as and when they happen so check back on the day

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon Sun & Moon + Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Xerneas Reminder + Pokémon UK National Championships + Pokémon of the Week

15-05-2016 05:12 BST / 00:12 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 08:02 BST
Edit @ 08:02: UK Nationals, Xerneas Reminder + Pokémon of the Week

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokémon Sun & Moon Trailer

During today's episode of Pokénchi, a new clip of Pokémon Sun and Moon was shown. This clip didn't show much footage but did showcase a look at the battle system, showing the HP Bar and that in some battles, there will by bystanders watching the battles. Nothing else was shown, but we will post when more comes so keep checking back

Pokémon - Shiny Xerneas Distribution

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Pokémon - Xerneas Distribution

For those of you in North America, the special distribution of the Shiny Xerneas, released to tie in with the release of the TCG set, Fates Collide is due to end on Tuesday. This is the second of three distributions of the Legendary Pokémon of Kalos. This event is obtained by going to Mystery Gift > Receive Gift > Get Via Internet. No further distributions globally have been announced

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon Video Game Championships 2016 - UK National Championships

Today marks the final day of the UK National Championships and, for the first year, the entire event is going to be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company International. Like the recent Regional Championships in the US, both TCG and VGC will be streamed separately, with Pokkén Tournament also having National Championships streamed this weekend.
All streams begin at 09:00 BST / 04:00 EDT / 01:00 PDT / 18:00 AEST
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon Video Game National Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships
Pokkén Tournament National Championships

Pokémon of the Week - Aurorus

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the one-hundred & thirty-third entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Kalos Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Miror, Archangel, Ragnarok, Psynergy & KillerDraco. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the sixth generation. The diamond-shaped crystals on its body expel air as cold as -240 degrees Fahrenheit, surrounding its enemies and encasing them in ice. Using its diamond-shaped crystals, it can instantly create a wall of ice to block an opponent's attack. So, here it is, the one-hundred & thirty-third entry, Aurorus.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon National Championships - Stream

14-05-2016 06:29 BST / 01:29 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 06:29 BST

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon Video Game Championships 2016 - UK National Championships

Today marks the first day of the UK National Championships and, for the first year, the entire event is going to be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company International. Like the recent Regional Championships in the US, both TCG and VGC will be streamed separately, with Pokkén Tournament also having National Championships streamed this weekend.
All streams begin at 12:00 BST / 07:00 EDT / 04:00 PDT / 21:00 AEST
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon Video Game National Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships
Pokkén Tournament National Championships

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Sun & Moon - CoroCoro Video + Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Battle Competition Gift + Nintendo Badge Arcade

13-05-2016 06:40 BST / 01:40 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 16:21 BST
Edit @ 08:15: Battle Competition Gift | Edit @ 11:19: 3DS Themes | Edit @ 16:21: CoroCoro trailer

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokémon Sun & Moon Trailer

A new trailer for Pokémon Sun & Moon has been released by CoroCoro. This trailer is largely the same as the one that was released internationally , but does contain a few bits of new footage, showcasing the player trainer leaving the house and walking past characters and a currently unidentified Pokémon in the overworld.
Footage

Pokkén Tournament

In The Games Department

Pokémon - Battle Competition

The distribution gift for players who enter the Johto Classic Battle Competition has been announced. If you participate in this Battle Competition, you will receive a Miltank based on Whitney's Miltank from Pokémon Gold & Silver. This Miltank is Level 20, has the ability Scrappy and has the moves Rollout, Attract, Stomop and Milk Drink. You need to participate in 3 battles to be eligible for this gift. Registration runs from May 19th 2016 to May 26th 2016 while battles run from May 27th 2016 to May 29th 2016.

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - 3DS Themes

Three brand new themes are now released in Europe. These themes have been released in Japan before and North America yesterday. The first is Pokémon Radiant Collection. This theme was released in Japan last year to coincide with a TCG set which became a subset in the Generations Set in the west. It has the Pokémon X & Y: Friends Theme "Reunited" theme. Second is the Pokémon: Red & Blue, which features artwork of the characters Red & Green and the Rival Battle music from Pokémon Red & Blue. Finally, the Pokémon: Here Comes Ash-Greninja theme is also coming. It features artwork of the mysterious Pokémon, Ash-Greninja, and the Pokémon X & Y - Battle! Furisode Girl music. Each theme will cost €1.99/Ł1.79 each
Pokemon: Radiant Collection Pokemon: Red & Blue Pokemon: Ash-Greninja

Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Nintendo Badge Arcade

The free piece of Nintendo 3DS software, Nintendo Badge Arcade, had its weekly update in Europe and with this update, it has added several new badges panels, all of which were previously released in Japan. Our section has a full list of badges so click the image to go to the section.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Sun & Moon - CoroCoro + Pokémon XY&Z - Episode Pictures & Character Biography + Nintendo Badge Arcade

12-05-2016 06:40 BST / 01:40 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 20:33 BST
Edit @ 07:28: Pokémon Comaster | Edit @ 11:20: Character Biography | Edit @ 11:40: Nintendo Badge Arcade | Edit @ 12:02: Episode Pictures | Edit @ 14:23: Nintendo 3DS Themes | Edit @ 20:07: Nintendo Badge Arcade

Pokémon X & Y

In The Games Department

Pokémon

Some images have appeared from this month's CoroCoro and within the issue, while not providing any more new news about Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon, it confirmed that next month's issue will have an exclusive scoop on Pokémon Sun & Moon and claims itself to be the Pokémon Main Source for the news. We'll provide full details as and when they come so keep checking back
In addition to this, it also featured the upcoming movie, Volcanion & The Ingenious Magearna, showcasing new art for the movie as well as various clips from the trailer
Pokémon

Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Nintendo Badge Arcade

The free piece of Nintendo 3DS software, Nintendo Badge Arcade, had its weekly update in Japan. This week it has once again introduced multiple panels of badges of Pokémon to earn including the milestone 100th panel. These panels include various more new Pokémon to the ones previously obtainable. We're currently cataloguing all of these badges and will update our Nintendo Badge Arcade section shortly.
Edit @ 20:33: All four panels and 21 badges have been added

Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Nintendo Badge Arcade

The free piece of Nintendo 3DS software, Nintendo Badge Arcade, had its weekly update in North America and with this update, it has added several new badges panels, all of which were previously released in Japan. Our section has a full list of badges so click the image to go to the section.

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

In The Games Department

Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - 3DS Themes

Three brand new themes are to be released in North America later today. These themes have been release in Japan, but mark their firsti nternational release. The first is Pokémon Radiant Collection. This theme was released in Japan last year to coincide with a TCG set which became a subset in the Generations Set in the west. It has the Pokémon X & Y: Friends Theme "Reunited" theme. Second is the Pokémon: Red & Blue, which features artwork of the characters Red & Green and the Rival Battle music from Pokémon Red & Blue. Finally, the Pokémon: Here Comes Ash-Greninja theme is also coming. It features artwork of the mysterious Pokémon, Ash-Greninja, and the Pokémon X & Y - Battle! Furisode Girl music. Each theme will cost $1.99
Pokemon: Radiant Collection Pokemon: Red & Blue Pokemon: Ash-Greninja

Pokkén Tournament

In The Games Department

Pokémon Comaster

The Pokémon Comaster app has had an update and with this update, some new figures have become available through the Trevo shop. This adds a new set of figures to collect which only runs until May 19th 2016, giving just a week. At the Rare rarity, at a 2% chance of getting each, you can get Absol,Drapion, Murkrow and Luxray. The Uncommon rate of 6% gives you Treecko or Caterpie while common gives a 10% chance of getting Shroomish, Spearow, Espurr, Poliwag, Smoochum, Spinda, Magnemite or Plusle

 	Rival Showdown! Ash VS Sawyer!!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Pictures

As usual, we have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash meeting up with Sawyer and having another rematch. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Pokémon X & Y

In The Games Department

Pokémon XY - Character Biography

With the episode that just aired in Japan, I have been able to update a biography. This biography is for the character, Sawyer and features some Pokémon he uses that was introduced in the preview for this week's episode. Click the image to go to the biography, but be warned as it contains spoilers

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Xerneas Distribution

11-05-2016 07:05 BST / 02:05 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for big news. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:57 BST
Edit @ 13:57: Pokémon Trading Card Game online

Pokémon - Shiny Xerneas Distribution

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Pokémon - Xerneas Distribution

For those of you in North America, a special gift is now available over the Nintendo Network. This gift gives you the Legendary Pokémon, Xerneas. To top it off, this is the only way to get Xerneas in its Shiny aesthetic. To get it, go to Mystery Gift > Receive Gift > Get Via Internet. This event only will last for one week, until May 17th 2016 so get it while you can

Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

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Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Following the beta that begun on April 8th 2016, the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online app for Android tablets is now complete. Due to the completion of the beta, the app is now available to download on all Android tablets for free. It requires Android 4.0 and above.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Sun & Moon News + Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Battle Spot Season 16 + Pokémon Shuffle Events

10-05-2016 05:04 BST / 00:04 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 14:07 BST
Edit @ 07:02: Pokémon Shuffle | Edit @ 13:05: Pokémon Sun & Moon Details

Pokémon Direct

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Pokémon Sun & Moon

The first details for Pokémon Sun & Moon have been revealed. These details come via the first footage of the game which showcases some new Pokémon including the starters and the legends. It will be released on November 18th 2016 in the US, Australia and Japan and November 23rd in Europe. The game takes place in the Alola Region and the three starters are the Grass/Flying Rowlet, the Fire-type Litten and the Water-type Popplio. The Japanese trailer also confirms that you can alter your skin pigment in the game, just like X & Y. Keep checking back as we get more details.
Edit @ 13:19: New details have come via the official site. Rowlet knows a new move called Leafage
Edit @ 13:25: Updated our New Pokémon Page
Edit @ 13:34: The person who gives you your Pokémon in the games is a character named Hala
Edit @ 13:53: Created a New Attacks Page
Edit @ 14:07: Differentiation in some parts of the trailer show that the character is wearing a slightly different shirt and shorts, potentially indicating that full trainer customisation is back in.
Pokémon Sun Pokémon Moon Alola Region
Rowlet Litten Popplio
Footage
Footage

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Special Battle Season 16

The Special Battle rules for Season 15 have been revealed. Season 16 will run from May 17th 2016 to July 19th 2016 and runs on both X & Y and Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. In this Special Battle ruleset, the VGC 2016 ruleset is being implemented for the third consecutive season, following Season 14 which first introduced it and Season 15 which ends next week. This allows for players wishing to compete in Play! Pokémon events to be able to practice on the games. The base rules for this season are as follows:
Battle type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Pokémon Limits: Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, Hoopa, and Volcanion, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
The other standard rules apply, including reduced to Level 50 if above that, and you choose 4 Pokémon out of your 6, and you cannot have two Pokémon holding the same hold item.

Pokémon Shuffle

In The Games Department

Pokémon Shuffle - Events

A few brand new challenges have begun on Pokémon Shuffle and Pokémon Shuffle Mobile.
First, a stage for Bellossom has begun. This stage will run until May 17th 2016
Next, a special competitive stage for Mega Swampert has begun. Like the past two, this is a Fast Match stage which boosts the points gained by 50% if matched quickly from the last match. The top 15,000 in Europe, 22,000 in North America, 60,000 in Japan or 80,000 on Mobile will receive a Swampertite (or Mega Speedup if they already have a Swampertite). In addition to that, if they place in the top 2,500 in Europe, 3,500 in North America, 10,000 in Japan or 15,000 on Mobile, they will also receive a Raise Max Level. If you don't qualify for a Swampertite but come in the top 20,000 in Europe, 30,000 in North America, 80,000 in Japan or 120,000 in Japan, you'll get an Attack Power. All other players will receive a Disruption Delay
Finally, the Thundurus stage is having another repeat run until May 17th 2016. This Pokémon's capture rate increases each day
All of these require the version 1.3.9 to download. Our Pokémon listings have been updated with these Pokémon

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon - EU National Championships Distribution & Streams

09-05-2016 15:33 BST / 10:33 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 15:33 BST

Pokémon European Nationals Distribution

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Pokémon European Nationals Distribution & News

Some new information has been released for the UK National Championships later this week, as well as the later European National Championships. To start off, there will be a special Machamp distribution at the championships. This Machamp is a Shiny Machamp and is similar to the one used by Senior World Champion Mark Mcquillan last year.
In addition to this, it has been confirmed that there will be three livestreams for the National Championships in UK, Germany & Italy. One for TCG, one for VGC and one for Pokkén. We will be embedding these streams on the site as they air.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

08-05-2016 13:00 BST / 08:00 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:00 BST

Pokémon of the Week - Entei

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the one-hundred & thirty-second entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Johto Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Miror, Archangel, Ragnarok, Psynergy & KillerDraco. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the second generation. A Pokémon that races across the land. It is said that one is born every time a new volcano appears. It is said that when it roars, a volcano erupts somewhere around the globe. Entei embodies the passion of magma. This Pokémon is thought to have been born in the eruption of a volcano. It sends up massive bursts of fire that utterly consume all that they touch. So, here it is, the one-hundred & thirty-second entry, Entei.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon XY&Z - Episode Titles

07-05-2016 19:59 BST / 14:59 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 19:59 BST

Pokémon XY

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Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Titles

The TV-kun magazine has revealed another pair of new episode titles, this time for the twenty-ninth & thirtieth episode of Pokémon XY & Z. These episodes are set to air on June 2nd & June 9th respectively.
Episode 925: Ash-Greninja VS Mega Abomasnow! The Giant Water Shuriken Triggers!!
Episode 926: Find Carbink! Goodra and Dedenne!!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Sun & Moon - News Announcement + Pokémon XYORAS - Zygarde Reminder

06-05-2016 06:22 BST / 01:22 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 12:37 BST
Edit @ 12:37: Zygarde Reminder

Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Pokémon Sun & Moon

The official Japanese site has updated and said that the first news for Pokémon Sun & Moon is to come out on May 10th 2016. The news will be given at 21:00 JST, which is 13:00 BST, 12:00 UTC, 08:00 EDT & 05:00 PDT. We don't know how the information will be given but we'll post it as soon as we can. Keep checking back for news.

Pokémon - Shiny Yveltal Distribution

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Pokémon - Zygarde Distribution

For those of you in North America, the special distribution of Zygarde, released to tie in with the release of the TCG set, Fates Collide is due to end on Sunday. This is one of three distributions of the Legendary Pokémon of Kalos. This event is obtained by going to Mystery Gift > Receive Gift > Get Via Internet. The European distribution will continue until May 26th

Pokémon Komaster

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Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions

Following the last two years of concerts across the US since 2014,several new concerts have recently been announced for the Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions concert tour. First is one next week in St. Louis at the Powell Hall on May 14th and May 15th of 2016. Following that, there's one in Philadelphia in The Mann on July 10th 2016
In Los Angeles, to coincide with the E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo, there is also a concert held on June 14th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Finally, the latest concert announced is to be in Atlanta in The Cobb Energy Centre on November 9th 2016. Tickets are available from today..

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Pictures

05-05-2016 11:58 BST / 06:58 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 11:58 BST

Ash VS Champion Diantha! VS Mega Gardevoir!!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY & Z - Episode Pictures

As usual, we have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash meeting up with Diantha who is following leads on the prophecy about Kalos' future. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Hidden Ability Bird Distribution

03-05-2016 14:37 BST / 09:37 EDT by Serebii

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Pokémon - Hidden Ability Bird Distribution

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Pokémon - Hidden Ability Bird Distribution

For those of you in North America and Europe who signed up for the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter before April 22nd, then the newsletter is now being sent out which contains codes for the Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres with their Hidden Abilities of Snow Cloak, Static and Flame Body respectively. It may take a few days for you to get the newsletter. There is currently no indication of when these codes will expire so it will be best to use them as soon as you can

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Battle Competition + US Shiny Xerneas & Yveltal Events + Pokkén Arcade Event

02-05-2016 07:10 BST / 02:10 EDT by Serebii

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With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 18:28 BST
Edit @ 08:56: Pokkén Arcade Event | Edit @ 17:16: Shiny Events

Pokémon - Shiny Yveltal Distribution

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Pokémon - Zygarde Distribution

Some new details have been revealed for the Zygarde distribution. First, in Europe it will end on May 26th. However, for North America, it will end on May 8th. Following the, from May 11th through May 17th a Shiny Xerneas will be distributed on the Nintendo Network. After that, a shiny Yveltal will be distributed from May 20th through May 26th, also on the Nintendo Network. European distributions of the shiny Pokémon are yet to be confirmed out of Spain. Our Event Database has been updated with details of these events

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokémon - Battle Competition

The next Battle Competition has been announced. This is the Johto Open competition. This competition is a Single Battle competition and allows for you to use any Pokémon in the Pokédex from #001 up to #251 excluding Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh and Celebi. Pokémon are lowered to Level 50 and you cannot have any Mega Stones. You can play up to 15 matches a day. Registration runs from May 19th 2016 to May 26th 2016 while battles run from May 27th 2016 to May 29th 2016. An entry gift will be announced at a later time.
Edit @ 18:28: Confirmed for the west. In this confirmation, it confirms that the entry gift will be a special Pokémon distribution

Pokkén Tournament

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Pokkén Tournament Arcade

A new update has come to the arcade version of Pokkén Tournament. This event, running from today until May 15th allows for you to unlock the character Mewtwo during your play. In addition to this, the support set of Pachirisu and Magikarp is also now available. Both of these are already within the Wii U version of the title. In addition to this, new titles have been unlocked for the arcade game, as well as a new background for your avatar and finally new avatar items. There is also a ranking event going on which unlocks additional new titles as well as a Happy Balloon background. It also adds the Pressure Focused Cheer Skill to the arcade version

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Darkrai Distribution + Pika-chan + Pokémon of the Week

01-05-2016 10:58 BST / 05:58 EDT by Serebii

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With the generation continuing and Nationals coming up globally, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 20:54 BST
Edit @ 13:00: Pokémon of the Week | Edit @ 20:54: Pika-chan

Pokémon - Shiny Yveltal Distribution

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Pokémon - Darkrai Distribution

The Darkrai Distribution has begun globally. This distribution offers a special Level 100 Darkrai to all players of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. Unlike the last two Mythical distributions, this one is distributed via code obtained in stores. The codes can be redeemed until August 31st 2016. They are found in the following places
United States - Gamestop - May 1st through May 24th
Canada - EBGames - May 1st through May 24th
United Kingdom - GAME - May 1st through May 24th
Australia & New Zealand - EBGames - May 1st through May 24th
Spain - GAME - May 1st through May 24th
Germany - Gamestop - May 2nd through May 24th
France - Micromania - May 2nd through May 15th
Italy - Gamestop - May 1st through May 24th
Belgium - FNAC or GameMania - May 1st through May 24th
Austria - Gamestop - May 2nd through May 24th
Netherlands - GameMania - May 1st through May 24th
Finland, Sweden, Norway & Denmark - BR Stores - May 12th through July 31st
Switzerland - Gamestop - May 2nd through May 24th
Portugal - FNAC Stores - May 1st through May 24th
Poland - In magazine CDAction

Pokémon - Pikachan

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Pika-Chan

A special official Youtube show has been announced for Japan. This show is to be called Pika-Chan and will be released on the official Youtube channel and Nintendo 3DS & Wii U eShop. The first episode is set to go live on May 11th and the second on May 18th. Subsequent episodes will run every other week.
This show is hosted by Shu Watanabe and two children, Taku Sawaguchi (Tsukkie) & Tomu Takad (San-chan) and will provide various things for Pokémon. In "The Phantom Battle Guy", where the mysterious battle guy, played by Shu Watanabe, appears out of nowhere to teach the children about battles. The second segment is the "Today's Pokémon" segment which will showcase interesting facts and news on specific Pokémon each episode

Pokémon of the Week - Ludicolo

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the one-hundred & thirty-first entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Hoenn Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Miror, Archangel, Ragnarok, Psynergy & KillerDraco. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the third generation. Ludicolo begins dancing as soon as it hears cheerful, festive music. This Pokémon is said to appear when it hears the singing of children on hiking outings. Upon hearing an upbeat and cheerful rhythm, the cells in Ludicolo's body become very energetic and active. Even in battle, this Pokémon will exhibit an amazing amount of power. If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking out into a dance. So, here it is, the one-hundred & thirty-first entry, Ludicolo.

Until Next Time, See Ya

 
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