Friday: Detective Pikachu + Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Japan Championships

12-01-2018 05:05 GMT / 00:05 EST by Serebii

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Edit @ 14:05: Detective Pikachu | Edit @ 16:05: Pokémon GO | Edit @ 16:11: 2DS XL | Edit @ 21:05: Kyogre

Pokémon 2016 World Championships

In The Games Department

Detective Pikachu

The full retail copy of Detective Pikachu has been announced for Japan. This game is coming out on March 23rd 2018 and contains the first game, released in 2016, as well as more content to bring a conclusion to the narrative. It comes in a full retail package, but on the eShop you get a discount if you own the first game. In addition to it, a special Detective Pikachu amiibo is also launching on March 23rd. It introduces new characters not in the original one such as Brad McMaster, the police lieutenant and his Manectric and continues Tim Goodman's search for his father in Ryme City after he went missing
Edit @ 14:12: Confirmed for release in North America on March 23rd 2018 as well. It also explains that the amiibo unlocks hints through videos to aid in your investigation. It will allow players to view all the Pika Prompts from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier.
Edit @ 14:17: European release also confirmed for the same day
Edit @ 14:26: A special 3DS theme will be distributed with digital copies of Detective Pikachu in Japan. Physical pre-orders come with a key ring
Edit @ 14:34: Added various new screenshots to our Detective Pikachu Pre-Release Screenshot Page
Edit @ 14:43: English trailer added
Edit @ 15:23: Updated our amiibo Section with the new amiibo series
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Amiibo

Pokémon 2016 World Championships

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Kyogre has been confirmed for Pokémon GO. It has started appearing in Raid Battles across the globel and will run until February 14th 2018. For full details on Kyogre, check our Pokémon GO Pokémon Listing
With this, there are two special boxes on sale. The Great Box for 780 Coins which gives 9 Premium Raid Passes, 10 Pinap Berry & 10 Star Pieces or the Ultra Box for 1480 Coins which contains 6 Lucky Eggs, 6 Max Revives, 15 Premium Raid Passes & 20 Star Pieces

Pokémon 2016 World Championships

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced the Pokémon GO Community Day on January 20th, These are new monthly events where, during specific times, you can hunt for special Pokémon. In this instance, you can gain access to Pikachu with the special move of Surf and gain double experience. This runs at specific times:
The Asia-Pacific region: January 20, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9)
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: January 20, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
The Americas and Greenland: January 20, 2018, from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PST (GMT -8)

Pokémon 2016 World Championships

In The Games Department

Pokémon New Nintendo 2DS XL

Previously announced in Europe for January 26th and released last year in Japan, the New Nintendo 2DS XL featuring Pikachu has finally been announced for North America. This will cost $159.99 and is due for release on January 26th 2018, like the European release

Pokémon 2016 World Championships

In The Games Department

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Japan Championships

The Pokémon Company has announced the method of earning an entry to Worlds in Japan for VGC. Rather than how in past years you'd earn a place in a specific Online Competition, this timei t is done through the 2018 International Challenges on the Battle Spot. For the January, March & April International Challenges, players in Japan who place highly can earn entry to a special competition in life which determines qualification for the World Championships, which will be held on June 9th & 10th. TCG and Pokkén methods are to come later.

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