The Pokemon Database Newsfeed http://pokemondb.net/ Pokemon news, events and site updates. Thu, 24 May 2018 21:47:31 UTC en Unconfirmed leak: new games Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee http://pokemondb.net/news/230/unconfirmed-leak-new-games-pokemon-lets-go-pikachu-eevee 230 Wed, 16 May 2018 10:52:06 UTC <p><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2018/pokemon-lets-go-pikachu.jpg"><img class="figure-right lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2018/pokemon-lets-go-pikachu.jpg" width="417" height="256" alt="Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu logo"></a> The names of the upcoming Pokémon games for Nintendo Switch have potentially been leaked. Yesterday a logo surfaced showing the name in Japanese, <strong>Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu</strong>.</p> <p>This matched up with some earlier leaks suggesting that there would be two games titled <q>Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu</q> and <q>Pokémon Let's Go! Eevee</q> and they would be remakes of Pokémon Yellow, releasing this year. Additional features apparently include integration with Pokémon GO as well as using the catching mechanic from GO of swiping to throw the PokéBall.</p> <p>Today this was given additional evidence as the domains <code>pokemonletsgopikachu.com</code> and <code>pokemonletsgoeevee.com</code> were registered by CSC Corporate Domains, the brand management company who are also the registrar of the various Pokemon domains such as <code>pokemon.com</code> and <code>pokemon-sunmoon.com</code>. (Update: they have also registered <code>letsgopikachuletsgoeevee.com</code>)</p> <p>As we've mentioned before, the registration of a domain name <a href="https://pokemondb.net/news/55/pokemon-gray-domain-registered-by-nintendo-er-3-years-ago">does not prove anything</a> but these are very specific. This is a corporate domain registrar so it's very unlikely that someone other than Nintendo registered these domains - as opposed to <code>pokemonletsgo.com</code> for example which was also registered yesterday after the leak, but to an individual via public registrar GoDaddy.</p> <p>Please remember, currently this is still <strong>unconfirmed</strong> - any of these details could be incorrect, for example being a spin-off game instead of a core game. We'll bring confirmation as soon as we get it.</p> Zeraora officially revealed in Japan http://pokemondb.net/news/229/zeraora-officially-revealed-in-japan 229 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 22:21:54 UTC <p>The mythical Pokémon <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/zeraora">Zeraora</a> has been officially revealed on Japanese TV show <q>Oha Suta</q>. A glimpse of it was first seen in a new movie trailer for <q>Pokémon: Everyone's Story</q> followed by some short discussion in the show:</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2018/zeraora-oha-suta.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2018/zeraora-oha-suta.jpg" width="600" height="336" alt="Zeraora shown in Oha Suta"></a></div> <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> a new short trailer has been released:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="hsMEOvDABUE" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> Legendary Pokémon events coming throughout 2018 http://pokemondb.net/news/228/legendary-pokemon-events-coming-throughout-2018 228 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:04:06 UTC <p>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).</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2018/legendary-2018.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2018/legendary-2018.jpg" width="740" height="581" alt="Legendary Pokemon in 2018"></a><br>The full catalog of Pokémon available during 2018</div> <p>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.</p> Pokémon Crystal coming to 3DS Virtual Console http://pokemondb.net/news/227/pokemon-crystal-coming-to-3ds-virtual-console 227 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:50:13 UTC <p><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/pokemon-crystal-title-screen.png"><img class="figure-right lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/pokemon-crystal-title-screen.png" width="160" height="144" alt="Pokemon Crystal title screen"></a> Exactly 17 years since Pokémon Crystal was originally released on Game Boy Color, Nintendo announced today that it's coming to the 3DS as a Virtual Console title.</p> <p>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).</p> <p>Pokémon Crystal will be released <strong>January 26th 2018</strong>, and can be 'preloaded' on the eShop from January 8th. Here's the announcement trailer:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="aW_Yi54JEUk" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> Ultra Necrozma and Naganadel officially revealed http://pokemondb.net/news/226/ultra-necrozma-and-naganadel-officially-revealed 226 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:31:57 UTC <p>New Pokémon from Pokémon Ultra Sun &amp; Ultra Moon have been officially revealed in a video from TPCi. It notes that <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/naganadel">Naganadel's</a> codename is <em>UB Stinger</em> (despite it not appearing anywhere in the games themselves). <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/necrozma">Necrozma's</a> new Z-Move, <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/light-that-burns-the-sky">Light That Burns The Sky</a> is also shown.</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="CwgVAV-yG4c" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon released! http://pokemondb.net/news/225/pokemon-ultra-sun-ultra-moon-released 225 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:37:55 UTC <p>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:</p> <p><a class="link-focus" href="https://pokemondb.net/pokedex/game/ultra-sun-ultra-moon">Ultra Sun/Moon Pokedex</a> - includes movesets for all Pokemon<br /> <a class="link-focus" href="https://pokemondb.net/ultra-sun-ultra-moon/exclusive">Version-exclusive Pokemon</a><br /> <a class="link-focus" href="https://pokemondb.net/ultra-sun-ultra-moon/tms">TM locations</a><br /> <a class="link-focus" href="https://pokemondb.net/ultra-sun-ultra-moon/totems">Totem Sticker locations and rewards</a></p> <p>TPCi has also released a final teaser video showing a new form of Necrozma, <q>Ultra Necrozma</q> and announcing move tutors:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="5YQkVWhSNCU" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> Mimikyu's Z-Move officially revealed http://pokemondb.net/news/224/mimikyus-z-move-officially-revealed 224 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:27:31 UTC <p>A new trailer has been released by TPCi which shows off a new Z-Move for Mimikyu called <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/lets-snuggle-forever">Let's Snuggle Forever</a></strong>.</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="36rWUGQ84W8" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>The move is Fairy type and is activated via <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/play-rough">Play Rough</a>. It involves Mimikyu engulfing the opposing Pokémon, <q>snuggling</q> them to achieve high damage.</p> New Ultra Sun/Moon trailer reveals Rainbow Rocket http://pokemondb.net/news/223/new-ultra-sun-moon-trailer-reveals-rainbow-rocket 223 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:17:58 UTC <p>A new trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun &amp; Ultra Moon has been released. It shows <q>Rainbow Rocket</q>, an evil team made up of past leaders including Giovanni, Archie, Maxie, Ghetsis, and Lysandre.</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="BXhtZHn3vDc" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>Other features shown:</p> <ul> <li>A new facility <q>Battle Agency</q> where you can rent Pokémon and battle various characters from the game.</li> <li><q>Totem Stickers</q> which are hidden throughout the game, to be collected and traded for Totem-sized Pokémon.</li> <li>New Pokémon available via Island Scan including starter Pokémon like Charmander and Grovyle.</li> <li>Legendary Pokémon can be encountered beyond Ultra Wormholes. It appears every (non-mythical) legendary can be found, though some are <a href="https://pokemondb.net/ultra-sun-ultra-moon/exclusive">exclusive to Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon</a>.</li> </ul> Necrozma Z-Move details confirmed http://pokemondb.net/news/222/necrozma-z-move-details-confirmed 222 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:04:44 UTC <p>A new video for Pokémon Ultra Sun &amp; Ultra Moon has been released, showing the information we got on Tuesday from CoroCoro.</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="Uq11wlyxuwk" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>Necrozma's new move, <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/photon-geyser">Photon Geyser</a></strong> is shown, followed by the Z-Moves for the box legendaries, <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/searing-sunraze-smash">Searing Sunraze Smash</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/menacing-moonraze-maelstrom">Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom</a></strong>.</p> <p>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.</p> Z-Moves for Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma forms revealed in CoroCoro http://pokemondb.net/news/221/z-moves-solgaleo-lunala-necrozma-forms-revealed-in-corocoro 221 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:35:48 UTC <p>Japanese magazine CoroCoro has leaked and shows new Z-Moves for the legendary Pokémon Solgaleo, Lunala, and their respective Necrozma forms.</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/necrozma-zmoves-corocoro10-large.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/necrozma-zmoves-corocoro10.jpg" width="740" height="518" alt="Necrozma Dusk Mane and Dawn Wings"></a><br>Necrozma Dusk Mane (left) and Dawn Wings (right) using their Z-Moves</div> <ul> <li>Solgaleo can turn <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/sunsteel-strike">Sunsteel Strike</a> into a Z-Move known as <q>Sunshine Smasher</q> in Japanese. It can also be used by Dusk Mane Necrozma.</li> <li>Lunala can turn <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/moongeist-beam">Moongeist Beam</a> into a Z-Move known as <q>Moonlight Blaster</q> in Japanese. It can also be used by Dawn Wings Necrozma.</li> <li>Necrozma (and its forms) can also learn a new move, known as <q>Photon Geyser</q> in Japanese. It's a Psychic-type Special move.</li> </ul> <p>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.</p> New trailer: 'Travel Beyond Alola' http://pokemondb.net/news/220/new-trailer-travel-beyond-alola 220 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:37:40 UTC <p>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 <q>battle Ultra Beasts on their home turf</q>. Here's the trailer:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="bucxOT8zudk" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>We see Ultra Megalopolis, a world that has had its light stolen by Necrozma, as well as the <q>Ultra Recon Squad</q>. A new Ultra Beast, <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/ub-adhesive">UB Adhesive</a></strong> is shown, and previously revealed Ultra Beasts <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/ub-assembly">UB Assembly</a> and <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/ub-burst">UB Burst</a> are shown in battle, with the latter using a new move <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/mind-blown">Mind Blown</a></strong>.</p> New Japanese trailer for Ultra Sun/Moon aired during Oha Suta http://pokemondb.net/news/219/new-japanese-trailer-for-ultra-sun-moon-aired-during-oha-suta 219 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:41:04 UTC <p>Some new footage from Pokémon Ultra Sun &amp; Ultra Moon was aired on Japanese show <q>Oha Suta</q>. First they showed a link battle featuring the new forms from USUM - Lycanroc Dusk Form, Necrozma Dusk Mane and Necrozma Dawn Wings.</p> <p>Next came a trailer with some interesting details, including new mysterious characters, and the player riding the Necrozma forms!</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="VqY9IgZM0zc" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> Ash's Pikachu event now running http://pokemondb.net/news/218/ashs-pikachu-event-now-running 218 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:22:20 UTC <p>A new Pokémon event has started to obtain one of six Pikachu variants in Pokémon Sun &amp; 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 <a href="http://pokemondb.net/item/pikashunium-z">Pikashunium Z</a> item, allowing Pikachu to use its exclusive Z-Move, <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/10000000-volt-thunderbolt">10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt</a>.</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/ash-pikachu-cap-variants.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/ash-pikachu-cap-variants.jpg" width="700" height="556" alt="Pikachu cap variants"></a><br>The six Pikachu forms - from top left Alolan Cap, Original Cap, Hoenn Cap, Kalos Cap, Sinnoh Cap, Unova Cap</div> <p><strong>Only ONE of the forms can be obtained per game</strong> - once a variant has been received you will not be able to receive another! The desired form is obtained by using the code <code>PIKACHU20</code> from Mystery Gift during a specific period. The dates and unique moves are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>Sep. 19 - Sep. 25: <strong>Original Cap</strong> (Kanto/Johto) - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, Agility</li> <li>Sep. 26 - Oct. 2: <strong>Hoenn Cap</strong> - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, Iron Tail</li> <li>Oct. 3 - Oct. 9: <strong>Sinnoh Cap</strong> - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Volt Tackle</li> <li>Oct. 10 - Oct. 16: <strong>Unova Cap</strong> - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Volt Tackle</li> <li>Oct. 17 - Oct. 23: <strong>Kalos Cap</strong> - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Electro Ball</li> <li>Oct. 24 - Oct. 30: <strong>Alola Cap</strong> - Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Electro Ball</li> </ul> <p>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.</p> New Ultra Sun/Moon features revealed in trailer http://pokemondb.net/news/217/new-ultra-sun-moon-features-revealed-in-trailer 217 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:59:06 UTC <p>New features for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon have been revealed in a new trailer:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="47-xOiNGzgw" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <ul> <li>The Island Trials are still part of the game, though they are different to Sun/Moon.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>The <q>Alola Photo Club</q> feature allows you to take photos with your Pokémon and share them with friends.</li> <li>Mantine is a new <q>PokéRide</q> Pokémon on which you can surf between the Alolan islands, and even do flips and tricks!</li> </ul> New Ultra Beasts revealed during Nintendo Direct http://pokemondb.net/news/216/new-ultra-beasts-revealed-during-nintendo-direct 216 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:20:50 UTC <p>Two new Ultra Beasts have been announced during the latest Nintendo Direct, as well as additional details for the previously-announced forms. A new trailer has been released:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="8rQLqeX_LcQ" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>The new legendary Formes are in fact Formes of Necrozma. The one crossed with Solgaleo is named <strong><q>Dusk Mane Necrozma</q></strong> while the one crossed with Lunala is <strong><q>Dawn Wings Necrozma</q></strong>.</p> <p>A special Rockruff will be given away to early purchasers of the game. This Rockruff will only evolve into the new Dusk Form Lycanroc. The Rockruff will know different moves depending on the game - in Pokémon Ultra Sun it will know Fire Fang, while in Pokémon Ultra Moon it will know Thunder Fang. The remaining moves are the same in both versions (Tackle, Bite, Happy Hour).</p> <p>Lycanroc (all forms) also has a new Z-Move - <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/splintered-stormshards">Splintered Stormshards</a></strong> which deals damage and removes Terrain effects.</p> <p>The new Ultra Beasts are codenamed <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/ub-burst">UB Burst</a></strong> (exclusive to Ultra Sun) and <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/ub-assembly">UB Assembly</a></strong> (exclusive to Ultra Moon).</p> <p>There will also be some new areas to explore in the Alola region including a surfer beach and a valley full of Pikachu.</p> Solgaleo-Necrozma and Lunala-Necrozma fusions confirmed in CoroCoro http://pokemondb.net/news/215/solgaleo-necrozma-and-lunala-necrozma-fusions-confirmed 215 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:30:56 UTC <p>The new Formes of Solgaleo and Lunala, which will be available in the upcoming <a href="https://pokemondb.net/ultra-sun-ultra-moon">Pokémon Ultra Sun &amp; Ultra Moon</a> have been confirmed to be fusions with Necrozma. This comes via the Japanese magazine CoroCoro:</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/solgaleo-lunala-necrozma-corocoro09.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/solgaleo-lunala-necrozma-corocoro09.jpg" width="740" height="461" alt="Solgaleo-Necrozma and Lunala-Necrozma fusions"></a><br>Solgaleo and Lunala, each fused with Necrozma</div> <p>We'll bring more news as we get it. There is a Nintendo Direct airing tomorrow (Wednesday 13th) which is likely to contain some news. The Direct starts at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST / 7am (Thursday) JST. <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/pokemondb">Follow us on Twitter</a></strong> for live updates!</p> New Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon details revealed http://pokemondb.net/news/214/new-ultra-sun-ultra-moon-details-revealed 214 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:55:59 UTC <p>A new trailer for <a href="https://pokemondb.net/ultra-sun-ultra-moon">Pokémon Ultra Sun &amp; Ultra Moon</a> has been released, showing off some minor details. The characters you play as have been redesigned, and there appears to be a new building in the empty plot in Hau'oli City. The video shows the new Lycanroc Dusk Form but provides no new details as yet.</p> <p>There will also be a new key item in-game, the Z-Power Ring, which can activate to use an even wider variety of Z-Moves. <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/kommo-o">Kommo-o</a> has a new Z-Move <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/clangorous-soulblaze">Clangorous Soulblaze</a>. Video below.</p> <p>The story in <em>Pokémon Ultra Sun &amp; Ultra Moon</em> will revolve around <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/necrozma">Necrozma</a>. According to the press release, <q>Ominous dark clouds begin to spread and the secrets of Necrozma and the Alola region, which were never disclosed in the previous games, will finally come to light.</q></p> <p>Here's the trailer:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="edfK-xzryv4" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> Lycanroc Dusk Form details revealed http://pokemondb.net/news/213/lycanroc-dusk-form-details-revealed 213 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 11:19:05 UTC <p>Further details on the new Dusk form of Lycanroc have been officially revealed. It keeps its pure Rock type, and its ability is Tough Claws as we mentioned previously. Its eyes are green but glow red when attacking.</p> <p>However, a normal Rockruff found during normal gameplay cannot evolve into Lycanroc Dusk form. Rather, only a special Rockruff obtained from an event will do so. This can be obtained via Nintendo Network from the games' launch on November 17th and runs until January 10th 2018.</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/artwork/lycanroc-dusk.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/artwork/lycanroc-dusk.jpg" width="360" height="218" alt="Lycanroc Dusk Form art"></a><br>Lycanroc Dusk Form official artwork</div> New Lycanroc 'Dusk' form in Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon http://pokemondb.net/news/212/new-lycanroc-dusk-form-in-ultra-sun-ultra-moon 212 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:17:30 UTC <p>A new Lycanroc form will be available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. This new <q>Dusk</q> form is more orange in color, has has a slightly larger white tuft on its back, and has green eyes.</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/lycanroc-dusk-1.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/lycanroc-dusk-1.jpg" width="400" height="240" alt="Lycanroc Dusk form screenshot"></a><br>Lycanroc Dusk form</div> <p>Its ability is <a href="http://pokemondb.net/ability/tough-claws">Tough Claws</a> and it can learn <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/accelerock">Accelerock</a> <em>and</em> <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/counter">Counter</a>, moves that were previously exclusive to the Midday and Midnight forms respectively. Exact details on how this form is obtained have not yet been revealed.</p> New events: shiny Tapu Koko and Mega Stone distributions http://pokemondb.net/news/211/new-events-shiny-tapu-koko-and-mega-stone-distributions 211 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:55:13 UTC <p>New Pokémon events are now running for Pokémon Sun and Moon! The first is to obtain a shiny <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/tapu-koko">Tapu Koko</a>. This Pokémon has the moves <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/natures-madness">Nature's Madness</a>, <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/discharge">Discharge</a>, <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/agility">Agility</a>, and <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/electro-ball">Electro Ball</a>. It is holding the <a href="http://pokemondb.net/item/electric-seed">Electric Seed</a> item which increases its Defense during an <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/electric-terrain">Electric Terrain</a>. It has a Timid nature and its usual <a href="http://pokemondb.net/ability/electric-surge">Electric Surge</a> ability.</p> <p>A video has been released showing it it action:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="rFcbhVRP7XY" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>Tapu Koko can be obtained via Nintendo Network, by going to Mystery Gift, then Receive Gift, then Get via Internet.</p> <p>The next event is to obtain the Mega Stones for <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/tyranitar">Tyranitar</a>, <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/aggron">Aggron</a>, <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/manectric">Manectric</a>, and <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/abomasnow">Abomasnow</a>. To obtain the stones, go to Mystery Gift in the game menu, then Receive Gift, Get via Code, then enter the code <code>SABLEVOLANT</code></p> More details on Marshadow revealed http://pokemondb.net/news/210/more-details-on-marshadow-revealed 210 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:03:27 UTC <p>The Pokémon Company have announced more details for the mythical Pokémon, <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/marshadow">Marshadow</a></strong>. They're all details we've known for a while but they came with a short video showing Marshadow in action:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="2kE_J40sXqM" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>Marshadow turns green when attacking, and it has the signature move <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/spectral-thief">Spectral Thief</a></strong>. It also has a unique Z-Move, <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/soul-stealing-7-star-strike">Soul Stealing 7 Star Strike</a></strong>.</p> <p><em>Marshadow</em> will be distributed at cinemas in Japan with the newest movie, <q>I Choose You</q>. It will have the moves Spectral Thief, Close Combat, Force Palm, and Shadow Ball, plus the <em><a href="http://pokemondb.net/item/marshadium-z">Marshadium Z</a></em> item. No word yet on international distribution.</p> Main series Pokémon game coming to Nintendo Switch http://pokemondb.net/news/209/main-series-pokemon-game-coming-to-nintendo-switch 209 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:22:18 UTC <p><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/ishihara-nintendo-e3.jpg"><img class="figure-right lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/ishihara-nintendo-e3.jpg" width="400" height="225" alt="Mr Ishihara, Pokemon on Nintendo Switch"></a> Mr Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokémon Company, has just announced that a <q>Core RPG</q> Pokémon game is in development for the Nintendo Switch console. The announcement came during the Nintendo Spotlight livestream at E3.</p> <p>There was no mention of a name, or whether it is an entirely new game or remake/port, but Mr Ishihara said the game <q>may not release for more than a year</q> suggesting a late 2018 or 2019 release date.</p> Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon announced! http://pokemondb.net/news/208/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-announced 208 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:15:27 UTC <p>A new Pokémon Direct has just finished airing, which revealed three sets of new games:</p> <ul> <li>Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch, releasing September 22nd</li> <li>Pokémon <a href="https://pokemondb.net/ultra-sun-ultra-moon">Ultra Sun &amp; Pokémon Ultra Moon</a> for 3DS, releasing November 17th</li> <li>Pokémon Gold &amp; Pokémon Silver for 3DS Virtual Console, also releasing September 22nd</li> </ul> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/ultra-sun-ultra-moon-direct-1.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2017/ultra-sun-ultra-moon-direct-1.jpg" width="640" height="164" alt="Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon logos"></a><br>Logos for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon</div> <p>Pokken Tournament DX is mostly the same as the Wii U version, but includes some newer Pokémon from Sun/Moon such as Decidueye.</p> <p>News about Ultra Sun &amp; Ultra Moon was limited, but there will be a new storyline and legendary Pokémon Lunala and Solgaleo both have new Formes, which appear to have parts of Necrozma fused with them.</p> <p>You can rewatch the Pokémon Direct below.</p> Mythical Pokémon Marshadow officially revealed http://pokemondb.net/news/207/mythical-pokemon-marshadow-officiall-revealed 207 Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:16:39 UTC <p>The Pokémon Company has today officially revealed <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/marshadow">Marshadow</a></strong>, the mythical Fighting/Ghost type Pokémon. A very short video was released with a glimpse of <em>Marshadow</em> in-game:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="MvEEzlfD8GU" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p><em>Marshadow</em> will feature in the upcoming movie, <q>Pokémon! I Choose You!</q> and will be distributed in Pokémon Sun &amp; Moon at some point in the future (no word on distribution details yet).</p> Pokémon Sun & Moon now available! http://pokemondb.net/news/206/pokemon-sun-moon-now-available 206 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:18:56 UTC <p>Pokémon Sun &amp; Pokémon Moon have been released worldwide today! I've been playing a lot of course, to gather information for the site, and I can say they are great. Reviews have been coming in from games magazines and the like, and they are <em>very</em> positive!</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2016/pokemon-sun-moon-logo.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2016/pokemon-sun-moon-logo.jpg" width="740" height="189" alt="Pokemon Sun/Moon logo"></a><br>Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon logos</div> <p>Of course, we have all the information you need to aid you in your journey. We have all the new Pokémon, moves, abilities, locations and more! Note that they are mostly being kept separate for now to avoid spoilers, so you won't see the new Pokémon on the main Pokémon lists. The locations guide is also a work is progress, as encounters are quite complex this generation. Here are some of the significant pages you might want to check out:</p> <p><a class="link-focus" href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/game/sun-moon">Alola Pokedex</a><br /> <a class="link-focus" href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/stats/sun-moon">Alola Pokemon with stats</a><br /> <a class="link-focus" href="http://pokemondb.net/move/generation/7">New moves</a><br /> <a class="link-focus" href="http://pokemondb.net/sun-moon/tms">TM locations</a><br /> <a class="link-focus" href="http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/tag/sun-moon">Sun/Moon questions in PokeBase</a></p> Starter Z-Moves, Ultra Beasts, Alolan Diglett officially revealed http://pokemondb.net/news/205/starter-z-moves-ultra-beasts-alolan-diglett-officially-revealed 205 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:26:57 UTC <p>We're just a few days away from the release of Pokémon Sun &amp; Moon, and more information has been revealed, mostly covering what was in CoroCoro magazine. A new video has been released:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="xguGMeEWhhs" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>Decidueye, Incineroar, and Primarina have exclusive Z-Moves <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/sinister-arrow-raid">Sinister Arrow Raid</a>, <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/malicious-moonsault">Malicious Moonsault</a>, and <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/oceanic-operetta">Oceanic Operetta</a> respectively. New Ultra Beasts <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/xurkitree">UB-03 Lighting</a> and <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/guzzlord">UB-05 Guzzlord</a> are revealed.</p> <p><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/dugtrio">Alolan Dugtrio</a>, which can be seen in the Sun/Moon demo, is Ground/Steel type, as is Alolan Diglett. They can have Sand Veil or the new ability Tangling Hair, which decreases a foe's Speed when hit by a contact move.</p> More Ultra Beasts and starter Z-Moves revealed in CoroCoro http://pokemondb.net/news/204/more-ultra-beasts-and-starter-z-moves-revealed-in-corocoro 204 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:21:09 UTC <p>The final CoroCoro before the release of Pokémon Sun &amp; Moon has been leaked. It shows two new Ultra Beasts which are version exclusives, and one mysterious new Pokémon (that looks like an Ultra Beast). It also finally reveals the starters' <q>secret</q> they mentioned several months ago - they each have their own Z-Move!</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2016/ub-04-corocoro.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2016/ub-04-corocoro.jpg" width="700" height="413" alt="Ultra Beasts UB-04"></a><br>Ultra Beasts from Sun (left) and Moon (right)</div> <p>The starters exclusive Z-Moves are used with their <a href="http://pokemondb.net/news/203/final-evolutions-of-the-sun-moon-starters-revealed">signature moves revealed last month</a>:</p> <ul> <li>Decidueye: <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/sinister-arrow-raid">Sinister Arrow Raid</a></strong>, used with <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/spirit-shackle">Spirit Shackle</a>.</li> <li>Incineroar: <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/malicious-moonsault">Malicious Moonsault</a></strong>, used with <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/darkest-lariat">Darkest Lariat</a>.</li> <li>Primarina: <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/oceanic-operetta">Oceanic Operetta</a></strong>, used with <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/sparkling-aria">Sparkling Aria</a>.</li> </ul> Final evolutions of the Sun/Moon starters revealed! http://pokemondb.net/news/203/final-evolutions-of-the-sun-moon-starters-revealed 203 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:09:26 UTC <p>The final evolutions of the starter Pokémon in Sun/Moon have been revealed, along with the four guardians of Alola:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="5uWAMwcRGmU" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/decidueye">Decidueye</a></strong> is Grass/Ghost and based on an archer. It has a unique move <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/spirit-shackle">Spirit Shackle</a></strong> which prevents the opponent switching out.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/incineroar">Incineroar</a></strong> is Fire/Dark and based on a wrestler. It has a unique move <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/darkest-lariat">Darkest Lariat</a></strong> which ignores the opponent's stat changes.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/primarina">Primarina</a></strong> is Water/Fairy and based on a siren. It has a unique move <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/sparkling-aria">Sparkling Aria</a></strong> which heals the burns of its target.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/tapu-lele">Tapu Lele</a></strong> is the Guardian of Akala Island. It's Psychic/Fairy type with a new ability <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/ability/psychic-surge">Psychic Surge</a></strong> which creates a <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/psychic-terrain">Psychic Terrain</a>.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/tapu-bulu">Tapu Bulu</a></strong> is the Guardian of Ula'ula Island. It's Grass/Fairy type with a new ability <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/ability/grassy-surge">Grassy Surge</a></strong> which creates the effects of <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/grassy-terrain">Grassy Terrain</a>.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/tapu-fini">Tapu Fini</a></strong> is the Guardian of Poni Island. It's Water/Fairy type with a new ability <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/ability/misty-surge">Misty Surge</a></strong> which creates the effects of <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/misty-terrain">Misty Terrain</a>.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/cosmog">Cosmog</a></strong> is a new Psychic type Pokemon with the ability Unaware. It shares a similarity with the legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/persian">Alolan Persian</a></strong> was also confirmed, and is Dark type like Alolan Meowth.</li> </ul> New Pokémon revealed via TCG packaging http://pokemondb.net/news/202/new-pokemon-revealed-via-tcg-packaging 202 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:11:30 UTC <p>A potential new Pokémon has been accidentally revealed on the side of an expansion pack collection for the trading card game. The product is listed on <a href="https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%9D%E3%82%B1%E3%83%A2%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89%E3%82%B2%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A0-%E3%83%A0%E3%83%BC%E3%83%B3-%E6%8B%A1%E5%BC%B5%E3%83%91%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF-%E3%82%B3%E3%83%AC%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A7%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B5%E3%83%B3-BOX/dp/B01LAPDX3O/">Amazon Japan</a>; here's a close-up:</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2016/tcg-new-pokemon.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2016/tcg-new-pokemon.jpg" width="351" height="482" alt="New Pokemon"></a></div> <p>We'll bring more details if and when we get them.</p> <p>Side note: don't forget that the Sun &amp; Moon demo releases tomorrow (Tuesday) so there's a good chance more new information will be discovered in the coming days.</p> Type: Null and Jangmo-o evolutions revealed in new video http://pokemondb.net/news/201/type-null-and-jangmo-o-evolutions-revealed-in-new-video 201 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:23:33 UTC <p>New Pokémon have been revealed in the latest official announcement:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="RQ4I_0DP4fc" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/silvally">Silvally</a></strong> is the evolution of Type: Null. It stays Normal type by default but its ability <a href="http://pokemondb.net/ability/rks-system">Rks System</a> changes its type based on the held item. It also has a unique move <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/multi-attack">Multi Attack</a> that matches whatever Silvally's current type is.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/hakamo-o">Hakamo-o</a></strong> is the evolution of <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/jangmo-o">Jangmo-o</a>. It's Dragon/Fighting type and has the ability Bulletproof or Soundproof.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/kommo-o">Kommo-o</a></strong> is the next evolution and has the same type/ability as Hakamo-o. It has a unique move, <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/clanging-scales">Clanging Scales</a>.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/steenee">Steenee</a></strong> is the evolution of <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/bounsweet">Bounsweet</a>. It stays Grass type with the Leaf Guard/Oblivious ability.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/tsareena">Tsareena</a></strong> is the next evolution, Grass type and has the ability Leaf Guard or the new ability <a href="http://pokemondb.net/ability/queenly-majesty">Queenly Majesty</a> which appears to block priority moves. It also has a unique move, <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/trop-kick">Trop Kick</a>, which appears to be a Grass-type kicking move.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/ribombee">Ribombee</a></strong> is the evolution of <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/cutiefly">Cutiefly</a>. It stays Bug/Fairy with the Honey Gather or Shield Dust ability.</li> <li>Alola Forms were confirmed for <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/grimer">Grimer</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/muk">Muk</a></strong>. They are Poison/Dark and have the ability Poison Touch or Gluttony.</li> </ul> Jangmo-o and Type: Null evolutions revealed in CoroCoro http://pokemondb.net/news/200/jangmo-o-and-type-null-evolutions-revealed-in-corocoro 200 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:42:35 UTC <p>Following the reveal of <a href="http://pokemondb.net/news/199/alolan-grimer-revealed-in-corocoro">Alolan Grimer</a> yesterday, the rest of CoroCoro has now leaked and reveals evolutions for Jangmo-o and Type: Null.</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2016/jarango-jararanga-corocoro.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2016/jarango-jararanga-corocoro.jpg" width="700" height="309" alt="Jarango, Jararanga"></a><br>Jangmo-o, Jarango and Jararanga (from right to left)</div> <p><q>Jarango</q> and <q>Jararanga</q> (Japanese names) are the evolutions of <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/jangmo-o">Jangmo O</a> and are Dragon/Fighting type.</p> <p>The evolution of Type: Null is <q>Silvadi</q> (Japanese name). It has an ability <q>AR System</q> which works very similarly to Arceus' <a href="http://pokemondb.net/ability/multitype">Multitype</a>, allowing Silvadi to change its type based on a held item called <q>Memory</q>. It also has a new attack that changes type based on the Memory.</p> <p>There is more information due to be revealed tomorrow (Friday at 6m PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST / 10pm JST), so we may get the English names for all of the above.</p> Alolan Grimer revealed in CoroCoro http://pokemondb.net/news/199/alolan-grimer-revealed-in-corocoro 199 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:18:30 UTC <p>The first page from CoroCoro magazine has been leaked and shows the Alolan Form of <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/grimer">Grimer</a>, which is Poison/Dark type.</p> <div class="figure"><a href="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2016/alolan-grimer.jpg"><img class="lazyload" src="https://img.pokemondb.net/s.png" data-original="https://img.pokemondb.net/news/2016/alolan-grimer.jpg" width="500" height="456" alt="Alolan Grimer"></a></div> <p>There should be more to come so keep checking back. CoroCoro is due to have more information on <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/type-null">Type: Null</a>.</p> Pokémon Sun/Moon starter evolutions revealed! http://pokemondb.net/news/198/pokemon-sun-moon-starter-evolutions-revealed 198 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:07:21 UTC <p>A new video has been released by TPCi, showing the second stages of the starter Pokémon in Sun/Moon, as well as new features and an upcoming demo!</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="ciqAkdXQ9dw" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>The starter middle stages are:</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/dartrix">Dartrix</a></strong>, which remains Grass/Flying type.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/torracat">Torracat</a></strong>, which remains Fire type.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/brionne">Brionne</a></strong>, which remains Water type.</li> </ul> <p>Also revealed is <em>Festival Plaza</em>, a place where you can play using communication features. Coins can be earned by completing various challenges, and Pokémon's base stats can be increased.</p> New Pokémon Lycanroc, Passimian & Oranguru revealed in latest trailer http://pokemondb.net/news/197/new-pokemon-lycanroc-passimian-oranguru-revealed-latest-trailer 197 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:13:49 UTC <p>A new trailer for Pokémon Sun &amp; Moon has been released, showing version-exclusive Pokémon.</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="m8lfI66T5II" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <ul> <li><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/passimian">Passimian</a> is a monkey Pokémon with a new ability <a href="http://pokemondb.net/ability/receiver">Receiver</a>, which gives it the ability of a teammate when the teammate faints. Exclusive to Sun.</li> <li><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/oranguru">Oranguru</a> is another monkey Pokémon with the ability <em>Inner Focus</em> or <em>Telepathy</em>. It has a new move <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/instruct">Instruct</a> which allows a teammate to attack again instead of <em>Oranguru</em>. Exclusive to Moon.</li> <li><a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/lycanroc">Lycanroc</a> is the evolution of <a href="http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/rockruff">Rockruff</a>, and has two forms exclusive to each version. Pokémon Sun has Midday Form with the ability <em>Keen Eye</em> or <em>Sand Rush</em>, while Pokémon Moon has Midnight Form with the ability <em>Keen Eye</em> or <em>Vital Spirit</em>. Both remain Rock type.</li> </ul> <p>New exclusive Z-Moves were revealed for Pikachu and Eevee. Pikachu can use <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/catastropika">Catastropika</a> while Eevee can use <a href="http://pokemondb.net/move/extreme-evoboost">Extreme Evoboost</a>.</p> Rockruff evolution and more Ultra Beasts revealed http://pokemondb.net/news/196/rockruff-evolution-and-more-ultra-beasts-revealed 196 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:49:08 UTC <p>CoroCoro leaked recently and revealed new Ultra Beasts, as well as the <q>secret</q> behind Rockruff's evolution. This was followed up by an official announcement of the new Ultra Beasts:</p> <div class="figure video-onload" data-code="7Z8hARTlZrE" data-width="740" data-height="416"></div> <p>They are <strong>UB-02 Absorption</strong> which is exclusive to Pokemon Sun, and <strong>UB-02 Beauty</strong> which is exclusive to Pokemon Moon. In the video we see the Ultra Beasts in a battle with Hala and his Tapu Koko.</p>