The Pokémon Company released a new trailer for Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon, and with it, a ton of details about what to expect from the expanded versions of the mega-hit game titles. Along with the previously revealed Lycanroc Dusk Form, players will have plenty of new area to explore, as dark clouds have begun to appear over Alola, and new buildings, as well, with new stories to tell.
Players will also have a new look, with the heroes being given new outfits, and even new Z-Moves for their Pokémon. Head over to the Official Website for more information on Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon, releasing on the Nintendo 3DS, November 17th.
Well-known Japanese department store, Isetan, has announced that they’ll be hosting a capsule collaboration between A Bathing Ape and Pokémon for a limited time between August 16 – 21. The collab features Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Pikachu getting the BAPE treatment, along with a pattern of the characters with some Poké-Balls.
The collection will be getting a wider Japan release across BAPE stores in Harajuku, Shibuya, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Sapporo, as well. Hit the jump for a look at the full line of shirt designs.
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Pokémon’s 20th anniversary animated film, Pokémon: I Choose You!, will receive an international theatrical run this November through Fathom Events. The much-anticipated film will screen for two days in theaters around the world, The Pokémon Company announced, giving longtime Pokémon fans the chance to see the re-telling of Ash’s origin on the big screen.
The new film features some key differences from Ash’s initial introduction, with new Pokémon, new characters (replacing Brock and Misty, strangely), and an entirely new take on the story. Pokémon: I Choose You! hits theaters Nov. 5-6, throughout the U.S. and elsewhere. Hit the jump to check out the official key-art in full.
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Last week, McDonald’s Japan asked users to guess which new flavor McFlurry they were bringing to locations as part of a special for the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon. The flavors were interesting to say the least, with Bulbasaur Broccoli, and Habanero Charmander being among them.
The winner, as expected, ended up being Pikachu, who had the most down-to-earth flavor among the group with his chocolate banana flavor being made available on July 14th, in McDonald’s locations across Japan. Coincidentally, Chocolate Banana is also the flavor of the Minion tie-in McFlurry, so take that with what you will. Hit the jump to get a look at the adorable special packaging.
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In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Pokémon GO, Niantic has announced that players can now catch Ash’s Pikachu (seen above) in the game. Celebrations had begun weeks ago with a larger update to gyms, and the introduction of raids, it would seem they weren’t done yet. One top of the new Pikachu, players can also purchase Anniversary Boxes.
Ash’s Pikachu will be available in the wild from 1pm PST/3pm CST/4pm EST on July 6, 2017 until 1pm PST/3pm CST/4pm EST on July 24, 2017. The in-game shop will be selling Anniversary Boxes during that time. No price has been announced, but boxes will give you Incubators, Max Revives, Raid Passes, and Ultra Balls.
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the phenomenon, Niantic has announced the Pokemon GO Fest Chicago on July 22nd. This accompanies the Solstice Event that begins on June 13th. The Solstice Event will feature XP bonuses for accurate throws, discounted Lucky Eggs, and Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon.
You can hit the jump to check out the full press release.
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It would seem Nintendo had one more Pokemon related surprise for us today, with the announcement that Pokémon Gold and Silver are both coming to the Nintendo eShop for 3DS and 2DS the same day that Pokkén releases, September 22nd.
Like other Virtual Console Pokémon releases, players will be able to trade and battle wirelessly, as well as load their caught Pokémon to the Bank for other versions of the game.
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company held a Nintendo Direct this morning, if it can be called that. The entire direct can be seen in the (really awesome) video above. While more of a trailer, than a Direct, it does reveal some new announcements.
There are no new games, but Pokkén Tournament DX is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch. Also Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have been announced for later this year on the Nintendo 3DS.
The Pokémon Company have officially launched the Alpha of their latest app, called Pokéland, in Japan. In Pokéland, toy Pokémon duke it out on various in-game islands, a la Pokémon Rumble.
The mobile game is beginning an Android-only alpha test in Japan that features six islands, 52 stages, and 134 types of Pokémon. During the alpha, players will be able to progress to the 15th floor of the Champion Tower. However, once the alpha is concluded, player progress will be deleted.
It would seem that ridiculous Magikarp song that the Pokemon Company released a week ago was not without merit. Splash! Magikarp is hitting smartphones in Japan tomorrow, with a North American release sure to follow soon. The game sees trainers in a small town, known as Hop Town, that desperately loves Magikarp, attempt to train them and compete to see whose Magikarp can splash the highest.
Players will encounter other various Pokemon, as well as new and interesting looking Magikarp, such as Koi Magikarp. Players will also earn rewards for high splashes, and events that could help earn them decorations for their home screen pond, where their Magikarp lives. Splash! Magikarp hits iPhone and Android on May 23.
The Pokémon Company has officially released this random video of various interesting pieces of Magikarp artwork over a song about the most useless Pokemon ever created. Poor, lowly Magikarp… this song is savage af. Check it out above, and make sure to hug your Magikarp tonight, as one day he’ll be a massive fucking dragon.
UNIQLO has unveiled the winners of their UT Grand Prix design contest after a partnership with Nintendo. The video above shows many of the designs in the entire line, which look fantastic. The Magikarp, Pikachu, Star Fox, Kirby, and Metroid designs being some of the stand-outs in the crowd for me.
For the full line, you can check out the OFFICIAL PAGE ON UNIQLO. No word on these making it to the North American UNIQLO stores, but there really isn’t any reason for them not to.