Pokémon Go Halloween Event Announced

Niantic has announced that from October 20th to November 2nd, you’ll find some spooky new faces out and about, as well as some Generation 3 friends, such as Sableye, and Bannette. As with all the other special events, there will also be a special Pikachu for players to collect.

Additionally, during the event, rewards will be doubled for players, and they will also be able to collect Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat. On top of that, Niantic has also revealed that additional Generation 3 Pokémon will be available in December.

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Front-Runners for Detective Pikachu Emerge

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It was recently confirmed that a live-action adaptation of the popular Great Detective Pikachu was in the works, after the success of Pokemon GO. Since then, Legendary has announced a partnership with The Pokemon Company to bring it to the screen, and Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) would direct the film.

Now, it’s come to light a few of the front-runners the studio would like to land for the film. Those names are… ridiculous, to say the least, with Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, and Dwayne Johnson, all in line for the role. It would appear they’re still going for that gruff voice.

Vulpix Joins Build-A-Bear

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The adorable Fox Pokemon is officially joining the line-up of Build-A-Bear Workshop’s wildly successful Pokémon line. The 13″ plush is now available in stores, and online. Clothing options for him include an orange Poké-Ball sweater, and a beautiful cape (only available online).

You can hit the jump to check out all 3 options that are available for Vulpix.

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Picross S Headed to Switch

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If you’re not familiar with the Picross series of games, they’re a fantastic and fun little puzzle game, based on puzzles called Nonograms. Nintendo has been an advocate for the set of puzzles for years, dating all the way back to the SNES. Picross games have been released for the DS, and a ton for the 3DS, as well, with the Pokemon and Zelda all receiving their own spin-offs.

Now, the series is headed to Nintendo Switch. Releasing next for $7.99 on the Nintendo eShop, Picross S hits the shop on September 28th, and includes 300 puzzles, and a two-player mode, making it perfect for the Switch.

PokéBall Edition 2DS XL Hitting November 3rd

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During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced a special PokéBall Edition 2DS XL hitting stores on November 3rd. The new edition features a raised, 3D PokéBall design on the top of the case, and a red interior with black buttons.

If you’re interested, pre-orders should open soon, and trust me when I say this is going to go fast.

UPDATE: As you can see above, Japan is continuing to get all the best 2DS color variations, as their Direct announced not only the PokéBall edition, but that amazing Pikachu face version, as well.

Hat Pikachu Coming to Pokémon Sun and Moon

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The Pokémon Company has announced that a code for special edition Pikachu will be given away on September 19, 2017 via the official Pokémon website for Pokémon Sun and Moon players. The Pikachu in question will be wearing one of many protagonist hats from the series. There is, however, a catch. The time in which you enter the code will determine which hat you get:

  • September 19-25, 2017: Pikachu in Ash’s original hat.
  • September 26-October 2, 2017: Pikachu in a Hoenn region hat.
  • October 3-9, 2017: Pikachu in a Sinnoh region hat.
  • October 10-16, 2017: Pikachu in an Unova region hat.
  • October 17-23, 2017: Pikachu in a Kalos region hat.
  • October 24-30, 2017: Pikachu in a Alola region hat.

People who attend screenings Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You will receive a QR code for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon that will give them Pikachu wearing Ash’s new hat from the film. They will also get a Pokémon Trading Card Game card with Pikachu wearing the hat, which you can see after the jump.

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Pokemon GO’s Next Legendaries Revealed

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Nianic has announced that Pokémon Go’s roster of legendary beasts will be getting a bit larger, today, with the addition of Suicune, Raikou, and Entei. The most infuriating creatures in the world of Pokémon are even taking their antics to the real world, as they’re expected to move locations across the world continuously.

  • Raikou, an Electric-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout the Americas.
  • Entei, a Fire-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout Europe and Africa.
  • Suicune, a Water-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Pokémon Players Can Collect Marshadow This October

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The Pokémon Company has announced that North American Pokémon Sun & Moon players will be able to obtain the Legendary Ghost and Fighting type Pokémon, Marshadow, this October. Starting October 9th through the 23rd, those in North America will be able to visit their local GameStop stores to pick up a code for Marshadow. For those in Europe, the Pokémon will be available at select retailers from October 1st to November 16th.

Marshadow will be given to players at level 50 with the ability Technician, a Marshadium Z item, and moves Spectral Thief, Close Combat, Force Palm, and Shadow Ball.

New Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon Trailer Revealed

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.

BAPE x Pokémon Announced

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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 Returning to Theaters with I Choose You!

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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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New Pokémon McFlurry

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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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Ash’s Pikachu Now Available in Pokémon GO

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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.

Pokémon GO First Anniversary Event

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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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Pokemon Gold and Silver Coming to Nintendo eShop

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.