Pokémon Database - News & Updates

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Shiny Rayquaza distribution celebrates new TCG expansion

Pokemon Events — 21 August, 2015

Shiny Rayquaza event To celebrate the release of Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins, the next expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, a special Shiny Rayaquaza distribution event is taking place.

The Shiny Rayquaza knows the Dragon Ascent move, which allows it to Mega Evolve. It's available for the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games.

  • In America/Canada it's available from August 12th until September 14th, via Mystery Gift > Receive Via Internet.
  • In the UK it's available from August 24th until September 20th using a serial code from Smyths Toys Store.
  • In Australia/New Zealand it's available from August 10th until August 31st using a serial code from EB Games.

CoroCoro shows pictures of new Pokémon

General News — 10 August, 2015

A small update from Japanese magazine CoroCoro today. They have images of the green blob Pokémon seen during the trailer for the next anime special.

It confirmed Zygarde will be in said special, but no other real information was provided. However, supposedly there will be more details in the next issue, due out early September.

Green blob Pokemon
Green blob Pokémon, rumoured to be related to Zygarde

Mystery green blob Pokemon revealed

General News — 01 August, 2015

A video has surfaced showing the mystery green blob creature that was seen during the Japanese trailer for the next Pokemon movie.


Limited time Diancie distribution announced

Pokemon Events — 21 July, 2015

Diancie The Pokémon company has announced a new event to receive the mythical Pokémon Diancie. This event will run for a very short time, so make sure to get it as soon as possible!

Diancie will be available for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire via Mystery Gift between July 24th and 27th. That's this Friday to Monday!

The Diancie will have the moves Diamond Storm, Moonblast, Dazzling Gleam and Protect. Once received from the delivery girl in the PokéCenter, leave and then re-enter, which will trigger the event to receive Diancite.


New Pokémon Shuffle section added

Site Updates — 16 July, 2015

Pokemon Shuffle logo It's been a long while since I added any significant new content here, although I've been fixing many minor errors over the past few weeks. But today I've added a new section for the spinoff game, Pokémon Shuffle!

We don't often cover spinoff games here, but despite using the freemium model of gaming (which I dislike), the game itself is a lot of fun! And payment isn't really required at any point. There is a lot more to the game than you might expect so hopefully you find it useful.

The new pages contain the in-game Pokédex, a list of stages, ability details and Mega Evolution details. There is lots there already but I'm working on adding some more detail for the stages and abilities.

Pokémon Shuffle guide


New mystery Pokémon revealed in CoroCoro

General News — 13 July, 2015

The latest issue of Japanese magazine CoroCoro has been leaked and it includes the silhouette of a Pokémon to feature in the next Pokémon movie.

Mysterious Pokemon
Mysterious Pokemon

It's unknown whether this is an entirely new Pokémon or a new form for an existing Pokémon (although it does bear some similarities to the legendary Pokémon Zygarde). A trailer for the movie is due to be release this weekend.

Sketch of green blob with red chest UPDATE: The trailer for this movie is now showing in cinemas in Japan and reports are coming in of another new Pokémon appearing. It is a green blob with a red spot on its chest and one eye bigger than the other. Many sketches have started appearing online, the one to the right is supposedly the most accurate so far.

Again, no word on whether this is an entirely new Pokémon or related to an existing one.


Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dies

General News — 13 July, 2015

Satoru Iwata Some very sad news has come out today. Nintendo Global President, Satoru Iwata, has passed away aged 55 due to a bile duct growth.

Iwata began working at Nintendo in the 1980s, and in 2002 was appointed as President. In 2013 he became CEO of Nintendo of America and was the face of Nintendo Directs.

Iwata has had a huge influence on Nintendo and the Pokémon series in particular. He was involved with the development of Pokémon Stadium, and was a vital part of the development of Pokémon Gold & Silver, compressing the game's data enough such that the Kanto region could be included. In later years he was the Executive Producer of Ruby/Sapphire, Emerald Version, FireRed/LeafGreen and Diamond/Pearl.

RIP Iwata.


Unova starters available for the first time with hidden abilities

Pokemon Events — 10 February, 2015

New event Pokémon are available for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire! Serperior, Emboar and Samurott can be obtained in Mystery Gift using special codes. These Pokémon have their hidden abilities which have never before been released! They each also have the event-exclusive move Hold Back.

Serperior Emboar Samurott
  • Serperior - code POKEMON497 - has the ability Contrary and the moves Leaf Storm, Hold Back, Wring Out, Giga Drain.
  • Emboar - code POKEMON500 - has the ability Reckless and the moves Flare Blitz, Hold Back, Head Smash, Take Down.
  • Samurott - code POKEMON503 - has the ability Shell Armor and the moves Razor Shell, Hold Back, Confide, Hydro Pump.

They are obtained by going to Mystery Gift on the start screen, then Get via Code and then entering the codes above.


Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire released!

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 21 November, 2014

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are finally upon us! Well, apart from in Europe where it is released next Friday. Hopefully future games will go back to a true simultaneous worldwide release.

Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire box art

Nonetheless, all the information has been flowing so I've been busy updating the various pages around the site. We already had details for new Mega Pokemon, moves and abilities on the site. But now we have updated with all the new learnsets for every Pokemon, as well as TM/HM pages for OR/AS. Here are some links:

These obviously contain spoilers so only look if you need some hints!


Delta Episode story to appear in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire!

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 13 November, 2014

A new addition to Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire has been revealed today by TPCi. It is called the Delta Episode and appears to be a significant post-game storyline. It involves 3,000 years of Hoenn history, and promises to make the mysteries of Mega Evolution finally clear.

The Mossdeep Space Center discovers that a giant asteroid is hurtling toward the planet and trainers must stop Team Magma and Team Aqua from attacking the facility. A battle in space occurs between Rayquaza and Deoxys, who it appears is obtainable in-game as opposed to being an event legendary.

New game trailer:


Eon Ticket for Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire to be distributed via StreetPass

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 07 November, 2014

The Eon Ticket The Pokémon Company have today announced multiple events to obtain the Eon Ticket, a special item that allows you to catch Latias in Omega Ruby or Latios in Alpha Sapphire (i.e. opposite to the one you catch in-game).

However, rather than distributing the ticket to everyone, it is being sent to a limited number of people and must be shared via StreetPass. In America it has been announced that Play Pokémon League Leaders will be given codes to distribute to participants at nearly a thousand Pokémon League locations.

In the UK it will be given out to 15 people from towns and cities across the country at a special OR/AS launch event on Saturday 29th November. Winners will have to go to their local GAME store in order to distribute the tickets. More details are to be revealed next Thursday.


New ways to get Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Demo in America

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 21 October, 2014

Flying over Hoenn The Special Demo Version of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is now being made available to North American Pokémon players! As we noted before, the easiest method to obtain the required code was to sign up for a Trainer Account on pokemon.com and make sure to opt-in to receive the newsletters by today.

Codes are now beginning to be sent out for this so make sure to check your email. If you have not yet signed up, it may not be too late as the emails are being sent over many hours.

Nintendo has also revealed additional methods today of obtaining eShop codes:

  • Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).
  • Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).
  • Get a code with your purchase of the new Pokémon Art Academy game (out Oct. 24) when you buy from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system.
  • You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You'll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
  • Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.
  • Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.

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