Pokémon Database - News & Updates

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More information on Meltan revealed

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 10 October, 2018

A second video in The Two Professors series has been released. Professor Oak informs Willow about a Mystery Box that is key to encountering Meltan.

It has been confirmed that both Pokémon GO and Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee are required for capturing Meltan. The first time a Pokémon is sent from GO to Let's Go, the player will receive the Mystery Box. When the box is opened in Pokémon GO, Meltan will begin appearing and can be caught like other Pokémon. Then it can be sent back to Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee.

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Zeraora distributions announced

Pokémon Events — 02 October, 2018

The mythical Pokémon Zeraora will soon be available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. An announcement video for the USA has been released:

Zeraora is level 50 and has the moves Plasma Fists, Thunder Punch, Close Combat, and Thunder. It also holds Air Balloon. Distribution details below.

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New mythical Pokémon Meltan revealed

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 25 September, 2018

The mystery Pokémon that has been appearing in Pokémon GO has been officially revealed as Meltan. In the video below, Willow from Pokémon Go calls Professor Oak and reports that Ditto have been turning into a new Pokémon. Oak remembers the Pokémon from an ancient text.

The official site has also confirmed details of Meltan. It's Steel type and known as the Hex Nut Pokémon.

Mystery Pokémon appearing in Pokémon GO

General News — 23 September, 2018

A brand new Pokémon has started appearing in Pokémon GO. It was originally spotted in the network data, and then began appearing in the game. When caught, the Pokémon turns into Ditto. Here is a picture of it:

The mystery Pokémon has a metallic-looking body with a hex nut for a head

Niantic, the company that makes Pokémon GO, has suggested this is an intentional reveal and not a mistake.

GO Park and Legendary battles detailed for Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 19 September, 2018

A new video has been released showing more features from Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee.

Kanto Pokémon can be imported from Pokemon GO to GO Park in LGPE. Candies can be earned via a minigame after importing 25 of the same Pokémon; these Candies increase certain stats.

Legendary Pokémon like Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres can be battled, however rather than just reducing HP they must be defeated in order to be caught.

'Secret Techniques' and new moves revealed for Pokemon Let's Go

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 10 September, 2018

A new trailer for Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee has been released today. It features Secret Techniques which allow a Pokémon to surf on water or cut down trees - in other words, those previously done by HMs.

The trailer also shows Celadon City and the gym leader Erika, then Partner Powers that Pikachu and Eevee can use, plus some brand new moves available in Let's Go:

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New trailer for Pokemon Let's Go showing Mega Evolution and more story

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 09 August, 2018

A new trailer has been released for Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee. It shows some mid-game plot elements including Vermilion City and the SS Anne, Team Rocket, and confirms that Mega Evolution is available in the games.

CoroCoro confirms Mega Evolutions will appear in Pokémon Let's Go

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 08 August, 2018

The August edition of Japanese magazine CoroCoro has leaked and confirms that Mega Evolution is available in the upcoming games Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. The original Kanto starters are shown with their Mega Evos:

Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard X&Y, and Mega Blastoise in Pokémon Let's Go

There is no confirmation of hold items, though they would not be strictly necessary.

New trailer for Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 12 July, 2018

A new trailer has been released for Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Pokémon Let's Go Eevee:

It shows off various features including the map of Kanto, the first two gyms, and customising the look of your Pikachu or Eevee. Their hairstyle can be changed, as well as certain clothing. Eevee also has a gender difference - the female has a heart-shaped pattern on its tail, similar to female Pikachu.

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Welcome to Pokémon Database version 4

Site Updates — 27 June, 2018

Today I'm pleased to unveil a new design for Pokémon Database! This change started life as a few minor tweaks to improve some aspects of the previous design (such as the search box not being visible on mobile), but it ended up growing into a full redesign. There have been quite a few code changes behind the scenes that should make the site feel a bit faster, and there are a couple of new pages.

Hope you like the new look! See below for the full list of changes. If you find any problems with the new design you can email me or post an answer on Meta-Pokebase here.

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Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee demoed at E3 2018

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 12 June, 2018

Nintendo has debuted gameplay of the upcoming Switch titles, Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let's Go Eevee, at their Nintendo Treehouse Live event during E3. Various gameplay elements were shown and certain features confirmed.

As mentioned during the announcement event, the games are based on Pokémon Yellow. The footage we saw showed the same progression as the original Game Boy games, though Viridian Forest to Pewter City and taking on the gym leader Brock. Wild battles have been replaced with a Pokémon GO-like system where Poké Balls are thrown. Berries can be given to the wild Pokémon to make it easier to catch. Trainer battles are the same as previous games.

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New spin-off game: Pokémon Quest

General News — 30 May, 2018

In addition to the just-announced mainline games, Pokémon Let's Go, a new spin-off game has been announced - Pokémon Quest. It is available for Nintendo Switch right now, and will be available for mobile devices in June.

The game contains the original 151 Pokémon in a blocky form. They can be used in teams of 3 to battle and explore Tumblecube Island. Pokemon's characteristics can be changed using Power Stones. The game is "free to start" and has in-app purchases for certain things.

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