Pokémon Database - News & Updates
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General News — 05 February, 2018
New monthly events have been announced for the rest of this year, giving out legendary Pokémon! Each month a new pair of Pokémon is available, which appear to be the version exclusives that aren't available in that particular game (e.g. Dialga is available natively in Ultra Sun but by event in Ultra Moon).
The full list of Pokémon for the year is below. Details for Dialga and Palkia have been announced - they are obtainable via a code from GameStop stores (USA), EB Games (Canada), GAME (UK) or your usual large game retailer in your country. Dialga is only available in Pokémon Moon or Ultra Moon, while Palkia is only available in Pokémon Sun or Ultra Sun. We'll provide details for the other legendaries as soon as they're available.
General News — 14 December, 2017
This version has been slightly enhanced from the original. It includes Pokémon Bank compatibility, as with the other VC titles, but it will also include the ability to capture the mythical Pokémon Celebi (previously an event-only Pokémon).
Pokémon Crystal will be released January 26th 2018, and can be 'preloaded' on the eShop from January 8th. Here's the announcement trailer:
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon — 14 December, 2017
New Pokémon from Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon have been officially revealed in a video from TPCi. It notes that Naganadel's codename is UB Stinger (despite it not appearing anywhere in the games themselves). Necrozma's new Z-Move, Light That Burns The Sky is also shown.
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon — 17 November, 2017
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon have now been released worldwide! I've been hard at work adding all the information you'll need to the site:
TPCi has also released a final teaser video showing a new form of Necrozma,
Ultra Necrozma and announcing move tutors:
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon — 10 November, 2017
A new trailer has been released by TPCi which shows off a new Z-Move for Mimikyu called Let's Snuggle Forever.
The move is Fairy type and is activated via Play Rough. It involves Mimikyu engulfing the opposing Pokémon,
snuggling them to achieve high damage.
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon — 02 November, 2017
A new trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon has been released. It shows
Rainbow Rocket, an evil team made up of past leaders including Giovanni, Archie, Maxie, Ghetsis, and Lysandre.
Other features shown:
- A new facility
Battle Agencywhere you can rent Pokémon and battle various characters from the game.
Totem Stickerswhich are hidden throughout the game, to be collected and traded for Totem-sized Pokémon.
- New Pokémon available via Island Scan including starter Pokémon like Charmander and Grovyle.
- Legendary Pokémon can be encountered beyond Ultra Wormholes. It appears every (non-mythical) legendary can be found, though some are exclusive to Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon.
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon — 12 October, 2017
A new video for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon has been released, showing the information we got on Tuesday from CoroCoro.
Details about the new Rotom Dex were also shown. Befriending Rotom unlocks new features to aid in battling, breeding and catching Pokémon. Its Z-Power allows you to use a Z-Move in battle for a second time.
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon — 10 October, 2017
Japanese magazine CoroCoro has leaked and shows new Z-Moves for the legendary Pokémon Solgaleo, Lunala, and their respective Necrozma forms.
- Solgaleo can turn Sunsteel Strike into a Z-Move known as
Sunshine Smasherin Japanese. It can also be used by Dusk Mane Necrozma.
- Lunala can turn Moongeist Beam into a Z-Move known as
Moonlight Blasterin Japanese. It can also be used by Dawn Wings Necrozma.
- Necrozma (and its forms) can also learn a new move, known as
Photon Geyserin Japanese. It's a Psychic-type Special move.
Both moves appear to deal huge damage and bypass abilities. CoroCoro also states that the Rotom Dex can be upgraded during the game to allows certain features like Pokémon gaining more EXP and using Z-Moves more than once.
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon — 05 October, 2017
Following the Japanese trailer yesterday, a new trailer has been released in English with some of the same footage. t shows a little more of the player riding Necrozma Dusk Mane/Dawn Wings, and states you will
battle Ultra Beasts on their home turf. Here's the trailer:
We see Ultra Megalopolis, a world that has had its light stolen by Necrozma, as well as the
Ultra Recon Squad. A new Ultra Beast, UB Adhesive is shown, and previously revealed Ultra Beasts UB Assembly and UB Burst are shown in battle, with the latter using a new move Mind Blown.
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon — 04 October, 2017
Some new footage from Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon was aired on Japanese show
Oha Suta. First they showed a link battle featuring the new forms from USUM - Lycanroc Dusk Form, Necrozma Dusk Mane and Necrozma Dawn Wings.
Next came a trailer with some interesting details, including new mysterious characters, and the player riding the Necrozma forms!
Pokemon Events — 22 September, 2017
A new Pokémon event has started to obtain one of six Pikachu variants in Pokémon Sun & Moon. These forms each wear a different baseball cap design based on Ash's cap from each region he visited. Each one comes with slightly varied moves and the Pikashunium Z item, allowing Pikachu to use its exclusive Z-Move, 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.
The six Pikachu forms - from top left Alolan Cap, Original Cap, Hoenn Cap, Kalos Cap, Sinnoh Cap, Unova Cap
Only ONE of the forms can be obtained per game - once a variant has been received you will not be able to receive another! The desired form is obtained by using the code
PIKACHU20 from Mystery Gift during a specific period. The dates and unique moves are as follows:
- Sep. 19 - Sep. 25: Original Cap (Kanto/Johto) - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, Agility
- Sep. 26 - Oct. 2: Hoenn Cap - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, Iron Tail
- Oct. 3 - Oct. 9: Sinnoh Cap - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Volt Tackle
- Oct. 10 - Oct. 16: Unova Cap - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Volt Tackle
- Oct. 17 - Oct. 23: Kalos Cap - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Electro Ball
- Oct. 24 - Oct. 30: Alola Cap - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Electro Ball
Note: the timing for the dates appears to be based on midnight UTC, so each event finishes at: 5pm PT / 8pm ET / 1am BST (next day) / 9am JST (next day). If you're unsure, redeem your code between the dates given rather than on those dates.
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon — 22 September, 2017
New features for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon have been revealed in a new trailer:
- The Island Trials are still part of the game, though they are different to Sun/Moon.
- Over 400 Pokémon can be found in Alola, with Pokémon like Tropius, Larvesta, Mareep, Larvitar, Zorua, Houndoom and Manectric that weren't in Sun/Moon.
Alola Photo Clubfeature allows you to take photos with your Pokémon and share them with friends.
- Mantine is a new
PokéRidePokémon on which you can surf between the Alolan islands, and even do flips and tricks!