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Pokémon GO being rolled out worldwide

General News — 16 July, 2016

Pokemon Go logo Pokémon GO, the augmented-reality smartphone game, is slowly being rolled out worldwide. It was released last week in Australia and New Zealand, followed by the USA just before the weekend. Due to the game's massive success and the resulting login/connection troubles, other countries were delayed while the problems were resolved.

The last few days saw a release in Germany and the UK, followed by most of Europe today. Specifically, players in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland can now download Pokémon GO!

It's believed that a release in France has been delayed due to the recent horrific attacks in Nice, but it should be available within a week. No word yet on Japan and the rest of Asia and other continents.

New Pokémon 'Kiteruguma' and 'Mimikkyu' revealed in CoroCoro

Pokemon Sun & Moon — 12 July, 2016

Two new Pokémon have been revealed in this month's CoroCoro.

Kiteruguma and Mimikkyu

The bear Pokémon (left) is Kiteruguma and is Normal/Fighting type. It has a new ability Fluffy.

The ghost Pokémon (right) is Mimikkyu and is Ghost/Fairy type. It appears to take on the look of Pikachu. It has a new ability Disguise.

We'll bring more details and localizations as soon as we get them.

New Pokémon Salandit revealed at Japan Expo

Pokemon Sun & Moon — 07 July, 2016

Junichi Masuda was a guest at the Japan Expo in Paris today, and has revealed a new Pokémon. Salandit is the first Poison/Fire type Pokémon, and has an ability Corrosion that allows it to poison any foe, including Poison and Steel types!

Here's the official announcement video:

New Pokémon officially revealed with English trailer

Pokemon Sun & Moon — 01 July, 2016

The Pokémon revealed yesterday in Japan have today been announced with an English trailer. The website has also updated with details on their abilities and new moves, including the koala and dog Pokémon revealed last month in CoroCoro.

  • Tapu Koko (Electric/Fairy) is the Land Spirit Pokémon. It has a new ability Electric Surge that creates an Electric Terrain on the battlefield. It also knows Natures Madness, which reduces the foe's HP by half.
  • Charjabug (Bug/Electric) is the Battery Pokémon and the evolution of Grubbin. Its ability Battery raises the power of allies' Special moves.
  • Vikavolt (Bug/Electric) is the Stag Beetle Pokémon and the evolution of Charjabug. Its ability is Levitate.
  • Drampa (Normal/Dragon) is the Placid Pokémon. It has the ability Sap Sipper, or the new ability Berserk.
  • Bruxish (Water/Psychic) is the Gnash Teeth Pokémon. It has the ability Strong Jaw, or the new ability Dazzling, which prevents the opponent from using high-priority moves like Quick Attack or Extremespeed.
  • Cutiefly (Bug/Fairy) is the Bee Fly Pokémon. Its ability is Honey Gather or Shield Dust.
  • Togedemaru (Electric/Steel) is the Roly-Poly Pokémon. It has the abilities Iron Barbs or Lightning Rod.
  • Komala (Normal) is the Drowsing Pokémon. It has a new ability Comatose which prevents all status conditions except Sleep.
  • Rockruff (Rock) is the Puppy Pokémon. It has the abilities Keen Eye or Vital Spirit.

New Pokémon revealed: Tapu Koko, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Drampa, Bruxish, Cutiefly, Togedemaru

Pokemon Sun & Moon — 30 June, 2016

Several new Pokémon have been revealed in an official video from Pokémon Japan. They are, in order:

Here's the video. We'll bring you the English version as soon as it's released.

New Pokémon Grubbin revealed

Pokemon Sun & Moon — 14 June, 2016

Following the Nintendo Treehouse event, a new official video has been released showing Pikipek and Yungoos, plus a new Pokémon, Grubbin. The latter is perhaps an early-route Pokémon that was not encountered during the E3 demo.

Pikipek can have the ability Keen Eye or Skill Link. Yungoos can have the ability Stakeout or Strong Jaw. Grubbin has the ability Swarm.

The video also confirms Magearna's ability to be Soul-Heart, which raises its Special Attack when a teammate faints. The move Fleur Cannon is also shown.

The video finishes with some details about Battle Royal which was shown during the E3 demo.

New Pokémon Yungoos and Pikipek revealed during Nintendo Treehouse event

Pokemon Sun & Moon — 14 June, 2016

Nintendo has just finished its Pokémon event at the gaming expo E3. During the gameplay, two new Pokémon were revealed!

Yungoos, Pikipek
Yungoos and Pikipek wild encounter in Sun/Moon

Yungoos is Normal type and is based on a mongoose. It is apparently always hungry, which makes it angry. Pikipek is Normal/Flying and is based on a woodpecker. It can peck 16 times a second.

Various other details were also shown during gameplay. See below for details and screenshots.

Zygarde Complete footage shown at Taiwan VGC

General News — 11 June, 2016

Some new footage of Zygarde has emerged from the Taiwan Pokémon Championship. It shows Zygarde 10% Forme transforming into Zygarde Complete Forme when its HP is low, seemingly using the Cell/Core Zygardes. It then uses a new move that scorches a 'Z' on the ground.

Update: an official video has been released. It showcases the moves Thousand Arrows, Thousand Waves, and Core Enforcer.

New Pokémon 'Iwanko' and 'Nekkoala' revealed in CoroCoro

Pokemon Sun & Moon — 11 June, 2016

Two new Pokémon have been revealed in Japanese magazine CoroCoro.

Iwanko and Nekkoala

On the left is Iwanko (Japanese name), a Rock-type dog Pokémon. It can have the abilities Vital Spirit or Keen Eye.

On the right is Nekkoala (Japanese name), a Normal-type Koala Pokémon. It has a new ability that prevents all status conditions except sleep.

CoroCoro also hints that Iwanko and the Alola starters have a secret about them. Magearna is also confirmed to have a new ability Soul Heart and a new move Flower Cannon.

We should have localisations from TPCi in a few days so keep checking back!

Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo & Lunala revealed, and more Sun/Moon details

Pokemon Sun & Moon — 02 June, 2016

A new trailer has dropped for Pokémon Sun & Moon! This one features more details on the legendary Pokémon seen in the first trailer as well as the region and some of the main characters.

  • Solgaleo is the lion-like Pokémon and is Psychic/Steel type. It has the ability Full Metal Body, which prevents its stats from being lowered. It has a new move Sunsteel Strike which attacks disregarding the target's ability.
  • Lunala is the bat-like Pokémon and is Psychic/Ghost type. It has the ability Shadow Shield, which will make it take less damage when Lunala has full HP. It has a new move Moongeist Beam which attacks disregarding the target's ability.

Pokémon Sun & Moon trailer released - reveals starters & legendary Pokémon

Pokemon Sun & Moon — 10 May, 2016

The Pokémon Company have today released a new trailer for the upcoming games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The trailer features the starter Pokémon, main legendary Pokémon that appear on the box, the region and some gameplay footage. Here it is:

Key points:

  • The region is revealed to be called Alola and looks quite tropical. It seems to be based on Hawaii.
  • Starter Pokémon Rowlet, a Grass/Flying type owl Pokémon.
  • Starter Pokémon Litten, a Fire type feline Pokémon.
  • Starter Pokémon Popplio, a Water type sea lion Pokémon.
  • Two legendary Pokémon without names: a while lion-like Pokémon, and a dark bat-like Pokémon.
  • Sun/Moon will be released November 18th 2016 in America/Japan, and November 23rd in Europe.
Pokémon Sun/Moon starters
Pokémon Sun/Moon starters - Rowlet, Litten, Popplio

Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon confirmed!

Pokemon Sun & Moon — 26 February, 2016

The two games we reported on yesterday have now been confirmed by Nintendo during the latest Pokémon Direct. They are named Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. However, no footage of the games was shown, so very little is known as yet. The games will be released in late 2016.

Pokemon Sun/Moon logo
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon logos

The only new feature mentioned was that the Chinese language will be added to the language selection screen alongside the current 7 options.

The Direct also talked about Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow which are being released on 3DS Virtual Console tomorrow, and stated that they will be compatible with Pokémon Bank! This means that Pokémon caught in the classic games will be able to be traded to newer games.

Update: full trailer and screenshots below, including a new Pokémon!