Pokémon Database - News & Updates

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On this page below you'll find the recent Pokémon news and updates to this site. Delve deeper using the menu above to find detailed Pokédex entries, attack stats, evolution chains and our thriving community of awesome Pokéfans who'll answer your questions. And much more besides!

'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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New games confirmed: Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Pokémon Let's Go Eevee

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 30 May, 2018

The games that were leaked a few weeks ago have been officially announced! Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee! will be released on the Nintendo Switch on November 16th 2018. Here's the trailer:

Pokémon Let's Go are based on Pokémon Yellow. They will feature connectivity with the mobile game Pokémon Go, and allows you to throw your PokéBall in a similar way using the Switch Joycon controller. There is also a peripheral called the PokéBall plus that allows you to take Pokémon on the go with you in real life. Screenshots below.

It has also been confirmed that the Pokémon in the box at the end of the trailer is a never-seen-before Pokémon.

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Unconfirmed leak: new games Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 16 May, 2018

The names of the upcoming Pokémon games for Nintendo Switch have potentially been leaked. Yesterday a logo surfaced showing the name in Japanese, Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu.

This matched up with some earlier leaks suggesting that there would be two games titled Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu and Pokémon Let's Go! Eevee 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.

Today this was given additional evidence as the domains pokemonletsgopikachu.com and pokemonletsgoeevee.com were registered by CSC Corporate Domains, the brand management company who are also the registrar of the various Pokemon domains such as pokemon.com and pokemon-sunmoon.com. (Update: they have also registered letsgopikachuletsgoeevee.com)

As we've mentioned before, the registration of a domain name does not prove anything 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 pokemonletsgo.com for example which was also registered yesterday after the leak, but to an individual via public registrar GoDaddy.

Please remember, currently this is still unconfirmed - 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.

Zeraora officially revealed in Japan

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon — 08 April, 2018

The mythical Pokémon Zeraora has been officially revealed on Japanese TV show Oha Suta. A glimpse of it was first seen in a new movie trailer for Pokémon: Everyone's Story followed by some short discussion in the show:

UPDATE: a new short trailer has been released:

Legendary Pokémon events coming throughout 2018

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 catalog of Pokémon available during 2018

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.

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Pokémon Crystal coming to 3DS Virtual Console

General News — 14 December, 2017

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.

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: