Weekly Wrap Up is our end of the week digest of smaller news stories that are just as important, but didn’t get a dedicated post. Here’s what you missed from August 21st to August 27th!

Pokémon World Championships 2017

  • Worlds 2018 will take place in Nashville, Tennessee
  • The 2017 Pokkén Tournament World Champion is Hisaharu ‘Tonosama’ Abe
  • Pokémon TCG World Champions 2017:
    • Junior: Tobias Strømdahl
    • Senior: Zachary Bokhari
    • Masters: Diego Cassiraga
  • Pokémon Video Game Junior World Champions 2017
    • Junior: Nicholas Kan
    • Senior: Hong Juyong
    • Masters: Ryota Otsubo

My Nintendo Rewards

  • For those in North America the following games have 30% discount coupons available as part of the My Nintendo Rewards – these discounts are available until November 1st, so get ’em while you can:
    • PokéPark Wii (Wii U, 400 Platinum Coins)
    • Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire (Wii U, 20 Gold Coins)
    • Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (3DS, 20 Gold Coins)
  • For those in Europe, Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow are all on sale through My Nintendo Rewards for 20%, 20% and 36% respectively.

LINE

  • For those of you who have the messaging app LINE on your iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile devices, The Pokémon Company has released a brand new sticker pack featuring Professor Oak! The set of 16 unique stickers costs ¥120

Pokémon Duel

  • Version 4.0.1 is now available for download – this update only features bug fixes

Pokémon Shuffle

  • Shiny Mewtwo is being distributed to all Shuffle players
  • The Shiny Diancie Escalation Battle stage has begun its’ runs until September 5th – rewards include Diancite among other items
  • The Toucannon stage has begun and runs until September 5th
  • The following stages have repeat runs: Shaymin Land Forme and Regigigas

Check out this official Pokémon merchandise that was either revealed, leaked or is now available for purchase this week! Click on the images to find out where they can be purchased:

 

  • EarthenWarrior

    First
    We needs more info

  • Monkeyfuzz

    I want the Halloween Rowlet and Hydreigon Tsum Tsum thing. The pre-order bonuses for USUM are bad. Imo they should be Decidueye, Incineroar and Primarina and you should be able to choose. We’ve had the Rowlet, Litten and Popplio figures for a while now (Though they’ve been too expensive for what they are, to me at least). Oh well, I might just order from somewhere cheaper and not bother with the bonuses.

    • Ultron

      Yeah those figures are lame…

  • KᑌᑭᑭO

    Seeing the Pikachu-Ditto plush makes me wish that every time Ditto transformed into another Pokemon in the games, it remained its eyes

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Or there’s a random chance of it happening each time.

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        I’d be okay with that :0

  • Golden_Flygon

    The Psyduck Plush is just so adorable

  • EarthenWarrior

    I missed out on the custom Z-Move brainstorming
    so to make it up
    Excadrill: Excadrilium Z: Giga Drill Runner [Drill Run]: Excadrill’s Eyes gleam bright red and his claws and horn glow silvery red and extend several feet longer and close together and blast forward with terrifying speed and power pulverizing everything in its path
    “After obtaining Z-Power, the user, Excadrill, attacks the target with full force. using its body like a powerful drill that pierces through the heavens” (This always lands a critical hit)

    Golisopod: Golisoium Z: Ocean’s Razorslash [First Impression]: Golisopod lets out a blood cuttling hissing screech as its claws gleam a bluish green color and envelop in a water aura, it reaches back and swipes forward sending a powerful wave of energy that slices through everything around it, land water and even the air is cleaved in half as this energy blade obliterates everything

    • Should’ve call it Giga Drill Break

      • EarthenWarrior

        I don’t want to get my balls sued to the wall, besides its the subtle reference that makes it work
        Giga Drill Breaker
        Giga Drill Runner

    • Monkeyfuzz

      We had to do it via random Pokemon Generator though, that’s why I got Octillery.

      The problem with the Golisopod one is that all z-moves, including exclusives, are the same type as the base move.

    • Ultron

      Why would we give Excadrill a Z move when we could give it a mega?

      • EarthenWarrior

        Because unless it has Sand Rush it won’t be as powerful
        Sand Rush is the reason this thing is feared

        • Ultron

          So give it sand rush

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Most I’ve seen use Mold Breaker.

  • Sunny

    We are finally halfway through pre-release season. 81 days have passed and 82 days are left including the day of release. How does everyone feel? Also to keep this comment topical I really like the Halloween merchandise revealed so far, I may be biased because Halloween is my favorite holiday.

    • EarthenWarrior

    • Ultron

      How do I feel? I feel like these games must be really bad if they’re avoiding talking about them.

    • This has been the worst pre release season ever. It’s so bad I can’t even call it a hype season like I usually do

      • Ultron

        Ty for agreeing with me about the horrible marketing for these games. I was going to say thank you for being pessimistic with me, but really it’s not pessimism. It’s just looking at the facts ¯_(ツ)_/¯

        • It’s also not being blind. It baffles me that people are defending this idiotic marketing. It’s like they don’t want anybody to buy the games

          • Ultron

            I KNOW Like no offense to the people here ’cause I love all you guys, but I really just can’t comprehend how people baselessly will defend Gamefreak shitting on us like this and consistently making dumb mistakes. I will always love Pokemon, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve its fair share of criticism. Even probably the greatest pokemon games, HGSS, are imperfect.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I feel somewhat apprehensive. Any excitement I have is quickly stifled by the ever looming probability of disappointment. There are things that could be revealed that would change that, such as some more significant additions, changes and improvements on SuMo which are in USUM. I don’t know whether to expect more forms or not, my pessimism tells me we’ve had all we’re gonna get.

      The only Halloween things I particularly like are in movies, like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Casper etc. I don’t really like horror movies, just movies with horror themes.

    • Tick

      Im trying to be optimistic about the games, I believe there might be more than what we have seen and I think the games will be as good as sun and moon or better.

  • Ayyyyy I’m pretty close to worlds. Stil probably won’t go

  • So, I’m having fun with New Game + so far (I beat Persona 5 earlier today)

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Just beat the 3rd dungeon of P5 myself. For some reason I’m really trudging through the game. I’m enjoying it a lot, but I stopped playing for a few weeks and had to force myself to jump back in. I jut gotta find the time to play I think. It’s good tho

  • joker90

    No news and no news about when we’re getting news. Sad.
    I miss those days when we had announcements every 15 days.

  • EarthenWarrior

    maldita sea todo al diablo! I’m tilting in UU Gliscor and Suicune are popping up way too much and Golisopod is the only thing that can remotely touch them (unless they spam roost and scald and stall like dicks

  • Deerlia

    I am a bored deer, what should i do?

    • im bored tooooooo :/

      • Daedardus

        Entertain me!

        • Howwwww

          • Daedardus

            Tell me how your new classes are going :).

          • Computer Science is finnee. I’m not sure if the teacher like… knows what he is doing? There’s a guy in my class who seems like he knows a lot more about this stuff but idk

            Algebra sucks but my actual teacher is coming this week so it is either going to be way worse or way better

            World History is fun other than the long ass notes we gotta take out of the book for homework :/

            And PE is just PE i guess

          • Daedardus

            World History, ahh yes, I take it’s 10% colonization of America, 20% how America won the First World War, 30% how America won the Second and 30% Cold War and post-Cold War and 10% wars America has been fighting in the Middle-East.

          • Oh that’s regular world history. I’m in AP World History so you got stuff that isn’t about America

          • Daedardus

            They have history classes in America that aren’t about America? Learn something new everyday :P.

          • Craaaaazy right?

          • Monkeyfuzz
        • EarthenWarrior

          How about one of my erotically fueled native dances?

  • Rabbid Govnah

    wow this place is so dead lately, someone make Earthen rage

    • Desu-er Seraph

      Rhyperior is a legitimate pile of fucking garbage

    • Daedardus

      Meh I can’t stand watching this.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      I’m sure the Switch game will be fine. I’m not sure what people are so worried about just because the series is jumping to an HD system. the Switch is just a handheld system that can be played on tv and vise versa. It’s not gonna be any different than when we made the jump to the 3ds and prior to that the jump to the ds. By the time it comes out the Switch will be in enough hands and Nintendo will likely have figured out their stock issues. It’ll be the same Pokemon we all know and love

      • Daedardus

        If they can’t get solid 30 or 60 fps I’m going to assume GF is really incompetent though. They should be able to offer a decent graphical jump along with improving performance a lot.

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          I’m more than sure they can. GF has displayed a lazy attitude at times, but they have the technical and graphical know how to make a decent game that runs smoothly. They just need to apply themselves. They’ll have a lot more freedom this time around and I think they’re up to the challenge. I hope I’m not wrong tho haha

      • You are underestimating the Switch. It is insanely different from a handheld other than the fact you can carry it around. This is the test for gamefreak if they can actually improve upon these games or if they just want to keep it safe

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          I’m really not tho. GF can already make high res hd models and on top of that they’ve made games for systems that aren’t the Nintendo handhelds. Sure those games were different, but it’s not like they’re dumb people. I’m positive GF will be able to make a game that is up to the general standards we have now. Only time will tell. The problem is whether they can get off their butts and make something. It’s more so a laziness factor and them being stubborn than them not being able to do it. It was Iwata that got them onto the 3d models to begin with. If not for him we may still be on pixels. (not that pixels are bad, but still) We shall see tho

    • Ultron

      It better not look like a port..

  • Daedardus

    Just dropping by to leave some recent vacation pics. Try and see if you can outbeat me!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f841693ae48daf39ba6690eb793657de8008437ee7e69ded10def47a0607c4dd.jpg

  • zess

    Just finished watching the Game of Thrones season finale! Boy what a ride!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Haven’t even started season 7 yet, planning a Marathon, so please no spoilers 😉 https://m.popkey.co/4f2d85/DQaMV.gif

      • zess

        Don’t worry if I talk about it here I’ll put up the spoiler tags😉

  • Monkeyfuzz
    • zess

      Congrats! Do you plan on evolving her?

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Thanks, yeah that’s why I bred her in a Moon Ball, so the colours would match up better.

  • Desu-er Seraph

    Rick and Morty’s newest episode in 3 words

    Grab my Terryflaps