Thursday: Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Zeraora Distribution + Latios & Latias Event Reminder + Pokémon GO - Mewtwo Raids

20-09-2018 08:17 BST / 03:17 EDT by Serebii

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Edit @ 10:57: Pokémon GO | Edit @ 11:57: Zeaora | Edit @ 14:42: 3DS Themes

Pokémon Sun & Moon

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Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Zeraora Event

To tie in with the upcoming release of the TCG set, Lost Thunder, it has been confirmed that Zeraora is to be distributed at participating retailers from October 1st through November 15th. This distribution matches the Japanese one of Level 50, holding an Air Balloon with the moves Plasma Fists, Thunder Punch, Close Combat & Thunder. For full details on this new Mythical Pokémon, check out our Zeraora Pokédex Page. We'll provide further details on the distributions as they come so be sure to keep checking back

Pokémon Sun & Moon

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Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Latios & Latias Event

For those of you in Europe and Oceania, the eighth month of the Legendary Pokémon Year events is due to end on Sunday. From now until September 23rd 2018, players will be able to get a Latias in Pokémon Sun and Ultra Sun or Latios in Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon simply by going through Mystery Gift > Get Via Internet. These distributions differ between Sun & Moon and Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon with the Pokémon being Level 60 in Sun & Moon and Level 100 holding a Gold Bottle Cap in Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Our Event Database has full details of this event.
This event is being distributed in North America through BestBuy until September 29th as a Serial Code event

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

It has been confirmed that in Japan, every day from Friday September 21st through to Monday October 1st 2018, at 15:00 JST there will be a Mewtwo Raid at each sponsored McDonalds Pokémon Gym. This is part of the current Ultra Bonus Event which includes Mewtwo in Raid Battles from tonight but provides a set time for some raids for players to get to

Pokémon Themes

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Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - 3DS Themes

Following their surprise reveal and release in Japan yesterday, the new 3DS themes will be available in European Theme Shop tomorrow. They cost Ł1.79/€1.99 each
The first is Pokémon: Lapras Ride which features artwork of Pikachu riding on the Pokémon Lapras, matching merchandise recently. It features the music "Surfing" from Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Secondly is the Pokemon: Boss Outfit Pikachu which features the artwork of Pikachu as the various Team Leaders. It features Giovanni Pikachu on the top screen and Archie, Maxie, Cyrus, Ghetsis, Lysandre & Guzma Pikachu as you scroll on the bottom

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu & Let's Go, Eevee! - Pokémon GO Connectivity + Pokémon GO - Deoxys + Pokémon Duel - Shiny Charizard + Pokémon 3DS Themes

19-09-2018 05:20 BST / 00:20 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for world exclusive Let's Go 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
Since the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. 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.
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Edit @ 05:46: Pokémon 3DS Themes | Edit @ 09:13: Pokémon Duel

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

A new trailer has been released for Pokémon Let's Go. This trailer showcases the Pokémon GO connectivity with the game. It shows the transfer as well as the ability to play a mini-game to earn Candy
GO Park has 20 GO Parks each being able to hold 50 Pokémon meaning you can store up to 1,000 Pokémon in GO Park from Pokémon GO. There is no limit to the amount of Pokémon GO accounts you can connect to your savefile in Pokémon GO and this is done over Bluetooth. However, when a Pokémon has been transferred to Pokémon Let's Go, it cannot return to Pokémon GO and Pokémon GO Players get 1 Candy for that species, as if it had been transferred away.
In there, when you have 25 of the same species of Pokémon you can go to the Play Yard where you can play a mini-game to earn candy that can increase stats. This mini-game has you have to gather up all 25 of the Pokémon and get them to the goal, avoiding various Pokémon that can cause problems. In addition to the generic candy that focus on specific stats, there's unique candy to species of Pokémon.
It also showed the mechanics of Legendary Pokémon. As you battle them in the game, you need to knock them out first before the capture screen is prompted and there is a time limit to the battle.
It is also confirmed that there will be trainers from Alola in Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee who will trade you Alola Form Pokémon.
Edit @ 14:08: We have updated our Pre-Release Screenshot Page with many new screenshots and more are being added
Edit @ 14:34: Created a page on the mechanics of Pokémon GO Park
Edit @ 14:54: Created a page on the mechanics of Legendary Pokémon
Footage

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Earlier today, various iOS users got sent a push notification with Pokémon GO that stated that the Mythical Pokémon Deoxys is to enter EX Raid Battles soon. For full details on Deoxys in Pokémon GO, check out our Pokédex page for Deoxys. At present we have no further information about this but will provide all the details as they come so be sure to keep checking back.
Edit @ 21:05: Confirmed to enter as Normal Forme in the next wave of EX Raids, you can also invite one friend to any EX Raid you are invited to, but only if you are Ultra or Best Friends. You will also now be able to see what gyms are EX Raid capable through a tag

Pokémon Themes

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Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - 3DS Themes

Two brand new themes have been released in Japan for 200¥ each. These themes each have a specific focus and Pokémon theme and both are based on Pokémon merchandise lines that have hit Japan recently. The first is Pokémon: Riding on Lapras which features artwork of Pikachu riding on the Pokémon Lapras, matching merchandise recently. It features the music "Surfing" from Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Secondly is the Pokemon: Boss Disguise Pikachu which features the artwork of Pikachu as the various Team Leaders. It features Giovanni Pikachu on the top screen and Archie, Maxie, Cyrus, Ghetsis, Lysandre & Guzma Pikachu as you scroll on the bottom screen. It features the music Giovanni's Theme from Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
There is currently no sign of international release
Pokémon: Riding on Lapras Pokemon: Boss Disguise Pikachu

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Yesterday, our good friend immewnity found on Niantic's servers an image showcasing Beldum as a Community Day Pokémon. At present, this is not confirmed information but does indicate that Beldum could be the next Community Day focus after Chikorita next month. At present there is no further data and the image has since been removed from the servers but we'll provide full details as they come so be sure to keep checking back.

Pokémon Duel

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Pokémon Duel - Update

The smartphone game, Pokémon Duel, has had a new update. This patch takes it to version 6.2.4 and requires 247MB of space on your mobile device to download. It is required to update in order to play the game
This patch alters a number of fixes with the Snowy Transformation and Strong Breeze abilities where they wouldn't activate but also provides a special pack so players can purchase gems and get the special figure for Shiny Charizard, Shiny Mega Charizard X & Shiny Mega Charizard Y early. They'll be released through Material Exchange soon

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! World Exclusive Details + GO Reminder + Pokémon Shuffle Event

18-09-2018 07:00 BST / 02:00 EDT by Serebii

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Last Update: 12:16 BST
Edit @ 12:16: Pokémon Let's Go World Exclusive

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

Today, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company International were kind enough to allow me to play 2 hours of the start of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! and I'm able to share everything that I experienced while playing the game. In the game demo, I was only able to play through the first two hours, back to the end of Brock's gym in Pewter City. This meant that there wouldn't be as much exploring but could truly show the elements of the game. It continues on much like Pokémon Yellow does, as you would suspect, with the progression that we know, going from Pallet Town through Viridian City and up to the Gym after Viridian Forest. There was then a small demo in Route 6 to showcase local co-operative play

First, mechanically, the battles work pretty much exactly the same as previous main series Pokémon games with the physical and special split remaining in tact. IVs fully appear to be within the game but with limited time with the early part of the game it is impossible to completely determine if the IV spreads are identical to how they were in the games since Ruby & Sapphire. EVs are a different story.
At present it's hard to say what the situation is with EVs. After some battles, an additional +1 appears in one stat such as Speed or Attack, but this +1 is also added with the candy obtained from transferring Pokémon with it listing how many more Candy a Pokémon needs for a boost
As many people have speculated through various demos and videos, there are no held items in the game and no option to make a Pokémon hold an item. This means that many of the items you come to expect such as Choice Band cannot be found. In addition to this, Abilities also aren't in the game.

Experience is definitely weighted more towards capture than battle. You typically seem to earn more experience points catching Pokémon but you will get bonuses if it's a new Pokémon, quality of capture and so forth. Synchronising capture with a second player locally also boosts the experience bonus

Capture is relatively simple. There's a Lure item that lasts for a few minutes which increases wild Pokémon spawns and Pinap Berries will increase chances of finding an item after catching a Pokémon. These items are typically berries.
The capture element is much the same as in previous demos, but being able to see the Pokémon was a much more refreshing experience, allowing the player to try and avoid wild encounters if they are so inclined. The wild encounters do seem to provide a bit more experience than the traditional trainer battles. Pokémon also react differently to you based on species. Some are docile while others whille charge at you or Abra will teleport away if it spots you. The trainer battles also end with Poké Balls being given in order to continue capture.
Despite my best efforts, I couldn't quite determine the mechanics behind Comboing Pokémon (catching Pokémon of the same species consecutively). I got to a combo of 13 with a Caterpie but can't say for sure if it boosted any IVs or did any further capture chances. A combo is broken if the Pokémon flees
Combat Points are in the game, much like Pokémon GO and like Pokémon GO they are just a quick visual representation of the stats of a Pokémon taking on the Pokémon's level, stats and any stat boosts

The partner Pokémon do appear to have larger base stats. By comparing a wild Pikachu with the starter Pikachu at the same level, there is a vast difference.
The base power of Eevee's Sizzly Slide, Bouncy Bubble and Buzzy Buzz moves is 90.
Jessie, James & Meowth appear only on in Viridian City. However, they just replace the old man who needed his coffee who then shows you how to catch Pokémon. You still won't battle them until Mt. Moon
As shown in the information release in June at E3, you need to have a Grass or Water-type Pokémon before entering Pewter City Gym. However, this is only needed to first enter it and isn't required in your actual team for when you are battling against Brock and his other gym trainers so any fears of handholding difficulty can be laid to rest.
You get given the first customisation option, the sportswear matching the default outfit of the trainer, by the rival's sister as you leave Pallet Town. This can be changed at any time in the Clothing Trunk option in the bag.

Items are grouped into multiple categories. Your Pokémon Box is in your bag, as are Capture Items such as Berries and Balls, Healing Items, Battle Items such as Guard Spec. and Mega Stones, Candy and so forth. With this, you can also have items from other categories outside the main item list such as Lures, Town Map, Fossils and other key or miscellaneous items
As with previous games, each gender option contains four different options of character skintone.
There was also some play of the Support Player function where a second player can play in the game. Their following Pokémon is the second in your party and you share the same 6 Pokémon for battle. In this mode, the second player also can't interact with items, wild Pokémon or trainers.

Overall, the game is clearly a main series Pokémon game, just with a few tweaks to lure in the uninitiated audience. It's not the competitive game some players want but it's at its soul, a true Pokémon game.
All of the gameplay we had was recorded and we'll be able to post our exclusive gameplay as soon as we can, probably later this week, so be sure to keep checking back.

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

The current Tier 5 Raid Bosses, added in as part of the Ultra Bonus Event, Articuno, Zapdos & Moltres, are due to leave Raid Battles in Pokémon GO at 20:00 UTC on Thursday giving just a few days left to get them and their Shiny variants before they disappear. When they are finished, it will be replaced with Mewtwo. Be sure to keep checking back for further details on Mewtwo's new raids

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Shuffle - Events

Pokémon Shuffle has begun Week 8 of its event cycle. This cycle continues the Pokémon Safari from last week as well as the following stages that will run for a week
The Ultra Challenge Stage is a stage for Black Kyurem
The Great Challenge Stages are Wigglytuff (Winking), Totodile (Winking), Wailord, Palkia & Toucannon
The Daily Pokémon are Pikachu (Sleeping), Torchic (Winking), Treecko (Winking), Mudkip (Winking) & Castform (Winking)
There's a One Chance Per Day stage for Cosmoem
There's a Special stage for Mewtwo (Shiny)
In addition to this, there's a Latias Escalation Battle which will run for two weeks.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Shiny Poipole Event + Eevee Pre-Paid Card

17-09-2018 09:54 BST / 04:54 EDT by Serebii

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Edit @ 15:03: Eevee Pre-Paid Card | Edit @ 20:05: Regirock Reminder | Edit @ 21:10: Community Day

Pokémon Sun & Moon

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Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Shiny Poipole Event

To coincide with the release of the TCG Set Dragon Majesty, the Shiny Poipole event has begun globally. It is Level 40 with Venom Drench, Nasty Plot, Poison Jab, Dragon Pulse, and is nature locked to Modest, matching the one given in Japan earlier this year.
In the US, it can be obtained at Gamestop until October 7th 2018
In the UK, it can be obtained at Smyths Toy Stores until October 15th 2018
In the rest of Europe, it can be obtained via code in the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter next month by October 19th and you need to be registered to the newsletter by October 10th
In Chile, it can be obtained at the Weplay stores until October 7th 2018
We're currently still awaiting for news of the distribution in other countries so be sure to keep checking back. The Event Database has been updated with details of this event

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

It has been confirmed that during the Community Day on September 22nd 2018, if you evolve Bayleef into Meganium during the three hour window, your Meganium will know the fast move, Frenzy Plant. The Community Day runs at the following times:
The Asia-Pacific region: 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9)
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: 09:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
The Americas and Greenland: 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PST (GMT -8)

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee

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Pokémon - Nintendo Switch

To tie in with the continuing Project Eevee promotions in Japan, it has been announced that a special Eevee focused pre-paid Nintendo eShop card is to go on sale in Japan. This card provides 1,500¥ of eShop credit and is to be available in Lawson stores across Japan and is available from today
Special Edition Nintendo eShop Card

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

The current Tier 5 Raid Boss, Regirock, is due to leave Raid Battles in Pokémon GO at 20:00 UTC on Thursday giving just a few days left to get Regirock before it disappears. When it is finished, it will be replaced with Mewtwo. Be sure to keep checking back for further details on that

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! - New Screenshot + Pokémon of the Week

16-09-2018 08:59 BST / 03:59 EDT by Serebii

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Last Update: 13:01 BST
Edit @ 13:01: Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

A brand new screenshot has been released for Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! This screenshot does not showcase much new but does showcase more of the customisation of the partner Eevee. A larger image can be found in our Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee Pre-Release Screenshot Page We'll provide more information and screenshots as they come so keep checking back

Pokémon of the Week - Latias

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks ninety-fourth entry into the Generation VII competitive field with a Hoenn Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Psynergy, Jellal, Aposteriori, & Mcdanger. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the third generation. Latias is highly sensitive to the emotions of people. If it senses any hostility, this Pokémon ruffles the feathers all over its body and cries shrilly to intimidate the foe. Latias is highly intelligent and capable of understanding human speech. It is covered with a glass-like down. The Pokémon enfolds its body with its down and refracts light to alter its appearance. So, here it is, the ninety-fourth entry, Latias

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! - Mew News + Pokémon Sun & Moon - Celebi Distribution Reminder

15-09-2018 10:09 BST / 05:09 EDT by Serebii

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Last Update: 00:12 BST
Edit @ 18:02: Mewtwo Exclusive Moves | Edit @ 00:12: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu & Eevee Mew Details

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

During today's episode of the Japanese Variety Show, Pokénchi, some new exclusive footage was revealed for Mew. During this footage, they showcased Mew utilising various types of move, specifically Psychic, Thunderbolt, Fire Blast and Ice Beam.

Pokémon Sun & Moon

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Pokémon Sun & Moon - Celebi

Last year, to tie in with the Virtual Console release of Pokémon Gold & Silver, when you bought those games directly from the eShop in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and Korea, you can get a serial code for Celebi to redeem in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon. However, this special offer is due to end on Friday September 21st so, if you purchase the games off of the eShop after this date, you will no longer receive the code. This distribution is Level 30 with the moves Heal Bell, Safeguard, Future Sight and Ancient Power. The codes can be redeemed until October 31st 2018

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Niantic have just announced that, when Mewtwo shifts into Raid Battles on November 20th, Shadow Ball and Hyper Beam will become exclusive moves to Mewtwo from EX Raids. This takes effect from September 20th at 20:00 UTC when Mewtwo hits Raid Battles so you can still use Charge TMs to teach your Mewtwo that move until then

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu & Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee Footage + Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Battle Competition

14-09-2018 06:27 BST / 01:27 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
Since the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. 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
Edit @ 07:17: Let's Go Footage | Edit @ 10:27: Unown Event

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Pokémon Let's Go Eevee

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu & Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee

Following the Nintendo Direct last night, Nintendo have uploaded the full version of the footage showcasing the new elements revealed Monday. This provides some new footage showing the S.S. Anne and various ride Pokémon
Footage

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

This weekend, from today until Sunday, is the first Comic Con in Johannesburg, South Africa and to celebrate, the Unown letters A, F, R, I & C are spawning in the viscinity of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Center. We have updated our Unown Event section to contain this event

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Battle Competition

Battles for the next Battle Competition hves begun. This is the World Championships Friendly competition. This is a Double Battle competition using VGC 2019 Ultra Series rules where players can use all Pokémon except Mythical Pokémon and only 2 Restricted Legendary Pokémon. All Pokémon will be raised to Level 50 for the duration of the competition. Battles will run from September 14th through September 16th. All entrants will get 50BP

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! Screenshot + Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Metagross Event + Pokémon Sun & Moon - Upcoming Anime Arc & Episode Pictures

13-09-2018 06:23 BST / 01:23 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
Since the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. 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: 23:20 BST
Edit @ 10:32: Let's Go Screenshot | Edit @ 11:29: Upcoming Anime Arc | Edit @ 11:57: Episode Pictures | Edit @ 21:00: Ultra Bonus Event | Edit @ 23:20: Nintendo Direct

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Pokémon Let's Go Eevee

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu & Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee

During the Nintendo Direct, they revealed the same information as the Monday reveal for Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu & Eevee. In it, it showcased that you can learn Secret Techniques from characters in a similar way to HMs such as the captain of the S.S. Anne teaching Chop Down. It also showcased more Pokémon you ride on, specifically Rapidash and Dodrio

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

A brand new screenshot has been released for Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! This screenshot does not showcase much new but does showcase more of the interactivity between the player and the partner Eevee. A larger image can be found in our Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee Pre-Release Screenshot Page We'll provide more information and screenshots as they come so keep checking back

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

The special Ultra Bonus event has begun in Pokémon GO. From now until September 20th at 20:00 UTC, Articuno, Zapdos & Moltres will be hatching in Raid Battles across the world, with a chance of their shiny variants appearing. In addition to this, Kanto Pokémon have started to spawn in greater numbers and appearing in Raid Battles until September 30th 2018. For full details on this event, we have our Event Details Page which will be updated as more information comes
Edit @ 21:11: There have been multiple reports of Shiny Geodude and Shiny Grimer appearing in the game. We're currently investigating these reports. At present it's unclear if the Alolan Forms can also be shiny
Edit @ 21:30: Raid Battles now last 1 hour 30 minutes and the Eggs only give 15 minutes warning before hatch. This is for the duration of the event. The Legendary Birds also have their special move from their special day as well of Articuno having Hurricane, Zapdos Thundershock and Moltres having Sky Attack.
Edit @ 21:37: We're also currently cataloguing all new Raid Battles

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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Pokémon - Metagross Event

A new event has been announced in Korea. To coincide with the annual PokéFesta event, from September 15th through 26th, if you go to the Lotte Department Store in Seoul, you'll be able to get a Metagross based on the Korean National Champion, Suwoong Cheong's Metagross that he used to win an invite to the Pokémon World Championships. This Metagross is Level 50 and comes with the moves Iron Head, Ice Punch, Bullet Punch & Stomping Tantrum

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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Pokémon Sun & Moon

Some further details have come out about the upcoming arc of the Pokémon Sun & Moon anime. Coinciding with the shift to Sunday evening airing on October 7th, the anime will start its new arc. Currently full details aren't known but an Eevee with long hair is shown, Team Rocket now have a Stufful with them as well as the Bewear they befriended, and Brock & Misty are shown on the poster indicating another return as well as Hau finally making an appearance with a Dartrix.
Pokémon Sun & Moon

Connect to the Future! The Legend of the Blinding One!!

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Pokémon Sun & Moon - Episode Pictures

As usual, we have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features the conclusion of the Necrozma arc of the anime with Ash & Co. having to fight Necrozma to save Alola and Poipole's homeworld. 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 - PokéStop Submissions + Pokémon Duel - Team Match

12-09-2018 10:08 BST / 05:08 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
Since the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. 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: 21:12 BST
Edit @ 14:22: PokéStops | Edit @ 15:08: Nintendo Switch Online | Edit @ 21:12: Pokémon GO

Nintendo Switch Online

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Pokémon - Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo have confirmed some details for their Nintendo Switch Online service. This service is a paid subscription that is required to play Nintendo Switch games online with other players. This includes Pokkén Tournament DX, Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! and all future titles. For $19.99/€19.99/Ł17.99 a year, from September 19th 2018 UTC, you'll get the subscription as well as various benefits. There will also be a 7 day trial period starting the same day. Full details will be revealed in tomorrow's Nintendo Direct.

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

It has been confirmed that PokéStop Submissions are coming in soon. This will roll out very soon to Level 40 players in Brazil and South Korea and will later expand to other countries and trainers. When players are Level 40, theyw ill be able to nominate PokéStops by providing a photo and description. These will then be assessed by high level Ingress players to see if they match the criterea and put for possible addition to the game later.
Edit @ 14:56: Various details around Niantic's site indicates that a player can only submit 5 PokéStops a day

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Ahead of the Ultra Bonus event starting tomorrow, some new Special Limited Time bundles are for sale
Special Box - 480 Coins - 3 Incense, 4 Incubators, 10 Pinap Berry & 2 Star Piece
Great Box - 780 Coins - 6 Super Incubators, 4 Premium Raid Pass, 4 Star Pieces & 2 Lure Modules
Ultra Box - 1480 Coins - 6 Incense, 12 Super Incubators, 6 Lucky Eggs & 8 Premium Raid Passes

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

A new update has started to roll out for Pokémon GO on Android, with iOS coming soon. This update brings the game up to 1.89.1 and includes the PokéStop submission system, as well as EX Raid Pass sharing and the functionality to remove Pokémon from your Favourites list when in the Trade screen. It also adds a specific shiny label onto the Pokémon's name & CP tag when you encounter a Shiny Pokémon

Pokémon Duel

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Pokémon Duel - Team Match

A new Team Match event has opened pre-registration in Pokémon Duel. This Duel Match has you choose a team of either Vaporeon, Jolteon or Flareon, based on their recent UX figure designs. During the Team Match, you just play as normal online and your wins count towards your team. As you do so, you earn various rewards including the possibility of a special Time Booster (Sparkle) which has a chance of containing a new figure, this time for Shiny Glaceon. Pre-Registration runs until September 14th while the Team Match event runs from September 14th to September 17th, with reward redemption being until September 19th

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Tuesday: Pokémon GO Week in Korea + Pokémon Let's Go - Special Edition Switch + Pokémon Shuffle Events

11-09-2018 07:00 BST / 02:00 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for some big Pokémon Let's Go 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
Since the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. 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
Edit @ 11:16: Pokémon GO Week in Korea | Edit @ 11:58: Special Edition Switch

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Another new real life event has been announced to tie in with the annual Korean Pokémon Festa event. With this, from September 17th through September 25th, the spawns in Korea are to increase and there will be a Pokémon Pop-Up Store for merchandise. However, from September 21st through September 23rd, rare Pokémon such as Feebas, Trapinch, will appear in Seoul while Tropius and Unown will appear around the Lotte Department Store and Lotte World Mall. No tickets are required for this event. Tying in with this, from September 21st through 26th, while stocks last, players can get a special Pokémon GO strap. As always, we have created our usual special Event page to track all details of this event.

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee

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Pokémon Let's Go - Nintendo Switch

Yesterday, the special edition Nintendo Switch was revealed for global release. However, hidden away in the Japanese press release, it was confirmed that in the My Nintendo Store and Pokémon Center Online stores, you will be able to buy the special dock, JoyCons and even the box of the bundle separately. Currently timings and price of these releases are not known but we'll post as further information comes

Pokémon Shuffle

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Pokémon Shuffle - Events

Pokémon Shuffle has begun Week 7 of its event cycle. This cycle continues the Escalation Battle from last week as well as the following stages that will run for a week
The Ultra Challenge Stage is a stage for White Kyurem
The Great Challenge Stages are Chikorita (Winking), Dialga, Lycanroc, Toxapex & Salazzle
The Daily Pokémon are Lunatone, Tyrogue, Castform, Mantyke & Solrock
There's a One Chance Per Day stage for Cosmog
There's a Competitive Stage against Mega Manectric
In addition to this, there's a Pokémon Safari featuring Darumaka, Electrike, Plusle, Minun, Alolan Diglett, Darmanitan, Pikachu (Winking), Raichu (Winking), Manectric & Alolan Dugtrio, which will run for two weeks.

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Monday: Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee - News + Pokémon GO Ultra Bonus

10-09-2018 14:03 BST / 09:03 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for some Pokémon Let's Go 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
Since the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. 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: 17:34 BST
Edit @ 16:01: Pokémon GO

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

The latest trailer has been released for Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee. This trailer reveals more of the Secret Techniques and customisations, as well as the new moves
With the new Partner Power feature where an icon appears on the screen during battle requiring you to shake the JoyCon, Pikachu has a special move Pika Papow which does more damage the higher your friendship with Pikachu. In addition to that, the move revealed on Saturday is to be called Splishy Splash in the west.
Next up, Eevee has its own Partner Power special move called Veevee Volley. It also gains three brand new moves. First, the Fire-type move from Saturday is called Sizzly Slide in English. It also gets a Water-type move called Bouncy Bubble which heals Eevee by 50% of the damage inflicted, and an Electric-type move called Buzzy Buzz which guarantees Paralysis If you get the sign when your Pokémon isn't in battle, it gives you the ability to raise our current active Pokémon's stats.
The Secret Techniques revealed on Saturday are Chop Down and Sea Skim while the new one Sky Dash allowing you to travel to other areas of Kanto like Fly
Celadon City's Game Corner has shifted to be an arcade
Edit @ 14:16: We have updated our Pre-Release Screenshot Page
Edit @ 14:34: Updated our New Attacks section
Edit @ 14:52: Updated our Secret Techniques section
Edit @ 17:34: Created a page for Partner Powers
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Partner Footage

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Following the successful Global Challenges tying in with the Safari Zones in Dortmund & Yokosuka, as well as Pokémon GO Fest, Niantic have announced the Ultra Bonus for Pokémon GO. This bonus is from September 13th to September 20th, the Legendary Birds will be in raids and until September 30th Kanto Pokémon will have increased spawns. Mewtwo will be in Raid Battles from September 20th to October 23rd and all Kanto Regionals will be in 7km eggs until the end of September. With the announcement of the event, we have created our usual Event Details Page

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee

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Pokémon Let's Go - Nintendo Switch

With the new Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu & Let's Go, Eevee news reveal, a special edition of Nintendo Switch was released. This special edition of the console has a special decal of Pikachu and Eevee on the back, as well as a special decal on the Nintendo Switch dock. It also comes with unique Brown and Yellow Joy-Cons that are exclusive to this bundle. In addition to that, the console comes with a download copy of Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu or Let's Go, Eevee, as well as a Poké Ball Plus. In Japan, it also comes with a 90 day subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online Service.
Special Edition Nintendo Switch Special Edition Nintendo Switch

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Sunday: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! - Anime Tie-In

09-09-2018 08:21 BST / 03:21 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for some Pokémon Let's Go 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
Since the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. 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 @ 13:00: Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon Sun & Moon

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Pokémon Sun & Moon - Pikachu

To tine in with the announcement on Pokénchi last night, we have the first image of a small tie-in with Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! in the Pokémon Sun & Moon anime. In the episode airing on October 7th 2018 in Japan, It's an Outbreak-chu! The Pikachu Valley!!, a female Pikachu called Kurin lives in the Pikachu Valley and befriends Pikachu. This female Pikachu has one of the unique customisations from the upcoming game Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!

Pokémon of the Week - Magearna

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks ninety-third entry into the Generation VII competitive field with a Kalos Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Psynergy, Jellal, Aposteriori, & Mcdanger. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the sixth generation. Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival. When the horns on its head shine in seven colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life. So, here it is, the ninety-third entry, Xerneas

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Saturday: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! - Pokénchi Trailer + Pokémon GO - Moltres Day

08-09-2018 04:00 BST / 23:00 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
Since the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. 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: 00:47 BST
Edit @ 17:11: Pokénchi Let's Go Reveal | Edit @ 00:03: Let's Go Pokénchi News

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

During this week's episode of Japanese variety show, Pokénchi, game director Junichi Masuda appeared and showcased new content about Let's Go. This content started off by showcasing a Pikachu using Surf in battle against a Geodude. Be sure to keep checking back for further details from this episode as they come. We hope to have official upload of footage soon
Edit @ 00:27: In the actual segment featuring Junichi Masuda, they went into detail showcasing various changes with HMs where you call upon Pikachu/Eevee to summon a hidden technique to cut trees with the technique Diagonal Cut (ヒジュツ・ケサギリ) or surf with the Water Walk (ヒジュツ・ミズバシリ) technique. These moves do not take up your moveslots
Edit @ 00;30: It also showcased Eevee using a new Fire-type move called Flare Burn (めらめらバーン) in Japanese
Edit @ 00:40: The move Pikachu used was also not Surf but a new Water-type move called Splash Surf (ざぶざぶサーフ)
Edit @ 00:47: Created a brand new New Moves Page for our Let's Go section
Pokémon Pokémon Pokémon

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

It has been confirmed that, during the episode of Pokénchi next week, airing on September 16th 2018, an exclusive trailer about Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! will be shown. At present it's unclear what will be shown but we'll provide full details as they come so be sure to keep checking back

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO - Moltres Day

Today marks the Pokémon GO Moltres Day. On this day, for three hours in each region, Moltres will appear exclusively in Raid Battles with a three hour timer at all gyms during the event. In addition to this, you will be able to get five free Raid Passes when you spin Gyms, but not able to get the next one until you've used one. With this, Moltres can also now be found Shiny. This special event runs at these times:
Asia & Oceania: 03:00 UTC - 06:00 UTC (12:00 JST - 15:00 JST)
Europe: 09:00 UTC - 12:00 UTC (10:00 BST - 13:00 BST / 12:00 CET - 15:00 CET)
North America: 18:00 UTC - 21:00 UTC (11:00 PDT - 14:00 PDT / 14:00 EDT - 17:00 EDT)

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Friday: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! Cloud Saves & Soundtrack + Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Shiny Poipole Event + Pokkén Tournament DX Group Match

07-09-2018 05:50 BST / 00:50 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
Since the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. 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: 18:33 BST
Edit @ 07:55: Pokkén Tournament DX | Edit @ 08:05: Let's Go Soundtrack | Edit @ 10:23: Pokémon GO | Edit @ 10:56: Upcoming Group Match | Edit @ 11:47: Let's Go at FirstLook | Edit @ 18:19: VGC 2019 Circuit | Edit @ 18:33: Let's Go Cloud Saves

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

It has been confirmed that the upcoming games Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! will not have compatibility with the Save Data Cloud backup feature that's accessible to Nintendo Switch users that are a part of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription which goes live later this month. We'll provide further details of this game as and when they come so be sure to keep checking back

Pokémon Sun & Moon

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Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Shiny Poipole Event

To coincide with the release of the TCG Set Dragon Majesty today, it has been confirmed that Shiny Poipole is to be distributed. This distribution will run at Gamestop in the US from September 17th to October 7th. Currently no European or other distributions have been announced. We'll provide full details as we get them
Edit @ 09:22: It will be distributed in the UK at Smyths from September 17th to October 15th while the rest of Europe will get it through the Trainer Club Newsletter in September. It is Level 40 with Venom Drench, Nasty Plot, Poison Jab, Dragon Pulse, matching the one given in Japan earlier this year. The Event Database has been updated with details of this event

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

It has been confirmed that the soundtrack for Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! will be released on CD in Japan on December 1st 2018. This soundtrack will contain 2 discs containing the soundtrack from the games and a special bonus disc containing the soundtrack from Pokémon Red, Green & Yellow. It also contains a colour booklet talking about the games and the music

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

It has been confirmed that the upcoming games Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! will be playable at the FirstLook Festival expo in the Netherlands from October 6th through October 7th. This demo takes place in Viridian Forest and matches the demo playable at E3, PAX, the Pokémon 2018 World Championships & EGX

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO - Moltres Day

Niantic have confirmed that the Moltres Day event, as well as any EX Raids planned for September 10th, have been cancelled in the Hokkaido region of Japan following the massive earthquake that struck the region earlier this week. At present there are no dates or plans for a reschedule

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

In The Games Department

Pokémon VGC 2019 - Ruleset

Two new events have been announced for the 2019 circuit. First there's a new Special Event for VGC and TCG taking place at the Four Points by Sheraton, Bolzano, Italy on March 23rd and March 24th while a new Regional Championship is being held at DreamHack Summer in Jönköping, Sweden on June 16th & 17th 2019

Pokkén Tournament DX

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Pokkén Tournament DX

The next special Group Match has begun on Pokkén Tournament DX. Until September 9th you can participate in the Shadow Drop Cup Group Match. This cup is a Basic Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena. Participating in this brings a special title reward based on Gengar, and if you place highly you'll get other titles based on your placement.

Pokkén Tournament DX

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Pokkén Tournament DX

The next special Group Match has been announced on Pokkén Tournament DX. From September 21st through 23rd you can participate in the "Fairy Tempest Cup" Group Match. This cup is a Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena. Participating in this brings a special title reward based on Gardevoir, and if you place highly you'll get other titles based on your placement.

Pokémon Sun & Moon

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Pokémon Sun & Moon - TCG Set Release

Today marks the release of the neext Pokémon Sun & Moon TCG sub-set. This set, Dragon Majesty, contains only 78 cards and is available only in special promotional boxes which are to be released in the coming months, starting today. Our card listing and the associated Cardex have been updated with the details of this set

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Battle Competition + Pokémon Duel - Gym Cup + Pokémon Sun & Moon - Episode Pictures

06-09-2018 07:18 BST / 02:18 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
Since the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. 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: 12:25 BST
Edit @ 09:13: Pokémon Duel | Edit @ 09:53: Episode Title | Edit @ 12:25: Episode Pictures

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Battle Competition

Registration for the next Battle Competition has begun. This is the World Championships Friendly competition. This is a Double Battle competition using VGC 2019 Ultra Series rules where players can use all Pokémon except Mythical Pokémon and only 2 Restricted Legendary Pokémon. All Pokémon will be raised to Level 50 for the duration of the competition. Registration runs from until September 13th 2018. Battles will run from September 14th through September 16th. All entrants will get 50BP

Pokémon Duel

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Pokémon Duel - Update

The special Gym Cup, the Dragon Gym Cup has begun in Pokémon Duel. This Gym Cup increases the movement of Dragon-type figures and increases the White & Gold Attacks of Dragon-type Pokémon by 20. Within this, you can get the special Alolan Grimer figure as well as a brand new Goodra figure. It runs until September 10th 2018

A Prism of Light and Darkness: Its name is Necrozma!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon Sun & Moon - Episode Pictures

As usual, we have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Co. going through the Ultra Wormhole in search of Solgaleo. 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 Shuffle

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Pokémon Sun & Moon - Episode Title

Japanese TV Guides have revealed new episode titles for upcoming episodes of the anime. This episode is due to air on October 7th and features Ash & co. entering the Pikachu Valley where they encounter a mysterious woman
Episode 1034: It's an Outbreak-chu! The Pikachu Valley!!

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