It’s that time of the year once again – The Pokémon World Championships are here!

The official Pokémon Youku (the Chinese equivalent to YouTube) has posted a private video whose thumbnail ended up in subscription feeds for a lucky few. The original title of the video, when translated to English, was “USUM 0818”. Based on the overwhelming evidence, and past reveals at Worlds, this is preparation for a trailer that will most likely be shown at the opening ceremony for Worlds – which will be streamed on the the main stream at 9am PST! Keep it locked on PJN for what’s to come!


 

Click on the links below to watch along with your fellow Junglers and join in on the fun in the comments! The Main Stream kicks off with the opening ceremony at 9am PST, while the others will start at 10am PST!

Main Stream

Video Game Championships

Trading Card Game Championships

Pokkén Tournament  Championships

 

 

 

  • Armaggedon16

    .. still keeping expectations low

    • The trailer is only a minute long, so ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      • Armaggedon16

        One minute of the legends doing nothing

  • Also, worth mentioning that the two Game Informer journalists had a Reddit AMA and hinted at a brand new feature in USUM – saying that they’d release a video about it on Friday. New trailer will hopefully touch on this? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/14bb76b1ae4ed33b50ad2753b05a25668f4c91944a5cfd5280afd70c890d06d5.png

  • Ricardo Jorge
    • Ricardo Jorge

      Also notice the map on the background. To the right side, Poni Island (bottom) doesn’t have the rocks blocking the Surfing path anymore, which may mean we can surf between Islands. At the top, above a tree, there’s a Purple Swirl, Portal-esque. Ultra Space portal thingy? I guess.
      And apparently nothing but the sky/clouds are reddish while the water is still blue, so I wouldn’t say “sunset!” but, who knows.

      Notice how the new building is right where the empty space was, next to the police station. 8 plot spaces filled in pretty much confirmed, then.

      • Judge Judead

        I just wonder if they’ll all house the same thing, or we’ll get different ones for each slot

      • UnburdenedLegume

        But it doesnt appear to be a gym though. Looks like a menu billboard next to the door, café or restaurant maybe?

        • Judge Judead

          I don’t think that’s a menu, I think it’s a sign. I mean it doesn’t mean much since the written stuff we usually see is gibberish or Japanese but it’s mostly pictures on it

  • EarthenWarrior

    At least it’s SOMETHING

    • I’m quite happy if its just this new building being showcased… But of course I hope we have inside it a few more surprised or hints at more stuff

  • KᑌᑭᑭO

    I wonder what exactly the building is supposed to be, it doesn’t look like a gym to me, so I’m thinking it could be a contest building

    • Judge Judead

      I think it might be different, I think it’s a bit too gaudy for a contest building because the past contest halls had more elegant designs

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        Then maybe it’s some sort of new feature

      • I can’t wait for the new feature to reveal!!! And who knows? Maybe that’s not all 😉

  • Hey I had a crazy idea about the building!

    It kinda looks like a theater… so what if its a new feature like Pokestar studio’s movies?

    I think it would be really cool!!!

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Pokestar was lame so i hope it doesnt come back

    • Judge Judead

      If it’s Pokéstar I better not be dragged through that tutorial every time I play the game

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Uh, but that’s just one building, and I doubt the 7 other buildings are going to have Pokestar all at once considering one is enough. So maybe each one has its own different thing

      • Wait?… their are 7 of them?

        (Sorry I never read the info)

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          There are 8, the red building is just one of them

  • UnburdenedLegume

    The building appears to be related to Rotom Dex camera, you can see a camera in the window to the left and if you zoom in onto the sign next to the door, the camera symbol is clearly present.

  • Fedex

    Ok pardon my stupidity but where exactly is that screenshot. Which island/town?

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Looks to be Melemele

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Hau’oli city

      • Fedex

        Thanks. So apart from the new building does the texture of the road/colouring look any different?
        Like how they did from DP to Platinum.

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          The road doesn’t seem different, only the empty space has a different colouring to me

  • Josh Omega

    Finally it looks like we are getting something. Hopefully we get something good but not getting my hopes up

  • UnburdenedLegume
    • Fedex

      Are you thinking what I’m thinking!?

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Maybe a new trial related to making pictures? Idk could be cool, as long as its not something lame like Pokestar

        • But Mimikyu?

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Maybe an expanded version idk

    • Judge Judead

      Ewww not Pokefinder

  • Mr. M

    When comes a new trailer?

    • Josh Omega

      Possibly in four hours since that’s when the opening ceremony for worlds starts

  • Fedex

    So I really like the design of Alola.
    The diverse environments, tropical feel and non linearity makes this region what it is.
    I really hope they add more islands, maybe show us the map today?

    Who else thinks Alola is a great region, possibly best so far!

  • Mr. M

    Maybe it is a gym

  • Where is everyone? I’m teeming with excitement all alone here rn

    • Tick

      im pretty excited tbh

  • Lord of Snails

    I think I am going to keep my expectations low. It could be something great and worthy of Hype, but at the same time company’s like Gamerinformer have hyped stuff up before for the certain games and then those games or features aren’t worth of the hype. Here is hoping for a new app that allows you to stream your 3DS game play to the Nintendo Switch. (I know this isn’t possible).

  • 10 Minutes till the ceremony and, yet no one is here!!!! And anyone got a Link to it?

    • Sunny

      I think it is 9 am PST. Right now is is 5:50 am PST.

      • Wait… 9:00 am there?! So not 7 mins. From now… F*CK!!!!!

    • Judge Judead

      It’s not ten minutes? It’s like, another four hours

      • Judge Judead

        *three

        • T_T I hate my life right about now. I’m going to go read my book for school

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Its like 6 am in the States lol

      • Not in New England (The East coast) its almost 9:00 here

        • Dazzling Dusk

          That’s not how time works…

  • Hayley Waalen

    I wonder if they have new Pokemon

  • Dicie

    It’s hard to say for sure from one picture, but the empty lots don’t seem to have been replaced by gyms… perhaps contest halls?

  • Tick
    • Tick

      Well, kinda just looks like the site is just open.

  • Tick
  • UnburdenedLegume

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG POKEWALKER IS BACK AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHQEOWASFHNOLIWEDGOLRNMGV

  • Didn’t Get Its Own Game Govnah

  • Tick

    So i guess this is what will be shown at worlds?

  • UnburdenedLegume

    This new battle theme is lit!!

  • Golden_Flygon

    New Article is up!