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

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Last Update: 14:07 BST
Edit @ 07:02: Pokémon Shuffle | Edit @ 13:05: Pokémon Sun & Moon Details

Pokémon Direct

In The Games Department

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

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

In The Games Department

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