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! If you’d like to get real time updates about what’s mentioned here you can follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Here’s what you missed from November 13th to November 19th!

This Week’s Big Stories

RUMOR: Gen VIII Games Coming to Switch in 2018

Final Ultra Sun & Moon Trailer + REVIEW WRAP-UP

HAPPY POKÉMON ULTRA SUN & ULTRA MOON RELEASE DAY!

USUM Pokémon Bank Support Coming + Release Goodies

Event Reminder

  • Remember that the first ever event for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon is now live! Connecting to the internet via Mystery Gift between now and January 10th, 2018 will get you a special Rockruff! This Rockruff comes at level 10, holding a Focus Band, with the moves Tackle, Bite, Thunder Fang/FireFang, and Happy Hour. Upon evolution, is currently the only way to get Lycanroc Dusk Form in game
  • For those who saw Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! in theaters, be sure to scan the special QR code you received using the QR Scanner in Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon to pickup the Companion Cap Pikachu at Pikachu’s Valley! This guy comes at level 21, holds a Pretty Wing, knows the moves Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, and Iron Tail, and comes with the Pikashunium Z Crystal

Official Pokémon Center Goods Coming to US

  • Starting today official Pokémon Center merchandise will be sold at GameStops and Think Geek stores across the US

Facebook Camera

  • For those who use Facebook Story and the camera function within the Facebook mobile app, a special Pikachu Z-Move filter is now available for a limited time

Snapchat Lenses

3DS Themes

  • For those in Europe in Japan, the Pikachu & Pokéball 3DS theme that came with preloading the game in Europe is now on the My Nintendo rewards site for 100 Platinum Coins! The theme is available via the service until February 28th in Japan and March 1st in Europe. No word of its worldwide release as of yet
  • As a reminder, the Dusk Mane/Dawn Wings Necrozma theme is now available worldwide for $1.99 (£1.79/€1.99/¥200)

3DS Streetpass

  • In commemoration of the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, a Mii of the game’s Producer, Shigeru Omori, is being distributed to all 3DS owner’s Mii Plaza via SpotPass
  • In addition, if you visit any Nintendo Zones before January 9th, 2018 a Mii of USUM Game Director, Kazumasa Iwao, will visit your Plaza

Pokkén Tournament DX

  • Version 1.1 of the Tekken and Pokémon love child is finally available for download! Check out the details of the update in last week’s wrap up

Pokémon GO

  • Free avatar clothing based on the protagonists’ outfits from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are now available in game

Pokémon Duel

  • The special Queen Cup Carnival Events has started up again! Running until November 20th, this event cup has you play against others online to earn points and gain access to rewards, such as a Shiny Ho-oh figure
  • The app also has version 4.0.8 available for update and requires 247 MB to download

Magikarp Jump

  • The popular mobile game featuring the titular, weak Pokémon has been updated to Version 1.3.3, which requires 138 MB to update

Pokémon Shuffle

  • The special Necrozma stage is available until November 28th 2017.
  • A new Level MAX Challenge featuring Rayquaza is available until November 28th. As the name suggests this new stage format helps you get your Pokémon to its max level
  • Both the Lunala and Rowlet stages have repeat runs until November 28th

Check out the official Pokémon merchandise that was either revealed, leaked or is now available for purchase this week:

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  • Daedardus

    The Pokémon 3DS themes should have been included as a code/preorder bonus when buying the game in retail…

  • Sunniera 2.0

    Just got back to Iki Town to challenge Kahuna Hala, but the side quest for the letter delivery was quite bittersweet. I was even looking for a young girl and I finally realized it was the old lady.

  • Seraph used Wood Hammer
  • MK126

    So what’s everyone’s strategy going into the totem battle? Do you go for the partner pokemon first when its summoned or just go straight for the totem? I just finished Ilimas and had my grubbin out first. One hit the yungoos before i touched T.Gumshoos and then my Litten learned Double Kick so when Gumshoos got to red health i switched my Litten in and won lol

    • EarthenWarrior

      All out brute force

      • MK126

        I do that for difficult trainer battles

    • Leech Seed+Glare

      • MK126

        Rowlet or something else?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I always take out the summons first for the experience, unless they keep calling in which case I get tired and go for the Totem.

      • MK126

        Lurantis did that to me in SM and it was annoying lol

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Yeah, the Trumbeak are fine, it’s when Sunny Day Castform appears that it gets troublesome.

          • MK126

            I had lost a few times in my Moon playthrough cause i had picked popplio as my starter and that Sunny Day + Solar Blade bs was more annoying than Whitneys Milktank

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yeah you need to have good coverage for it. I beat it with my Dartrix in Sun I think.

          • MK126

            I use my Trumbeak in Sun. In Moon i had to play it smart by having my A. Grimer poison gas Lurantis and then use my pikachu for Trumbeak and my Crabrawler for Castform lol

  • UnburdenedLegume

    soundproof or bulletproof for regular playthroughs?

    • Unseelie Fairy

      They’re both non impactful ingame for USUM

    • Gamer Dragon07

      I have to go with sound proof, my kommo-o during my Moon playthrough had bullet proof and only once did it come in handy against the AI

    • EarthenWarrior

      Soundproof
      Totem Kommo-o would be packing Clanging Scales, and no supersonic

  • Sunniera 2.0

    Just got Flynium Z. I guess that scene was supposed to build Kahili’s character somehow. She is someone who will dance in front of a random stranger on top of a hill. I’m still quite sad that she placed so low on the popularity poll.

    • Ultron

      They flubbed her again. Why no flying trial on ten carret hill? Or like a flying challenge where she loans you toucannon and you race by flying through rings in the sky for the flyinium? Literally anything.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Toucannon hot-air balloon thingy where there are 2 that lift you up in a basket, since I doubt you’d fit on a Toucannon for a soar-esque game.

        • Ultron

          I meant more like you just play as Toucannon, so it’s like you’re giving it commands from the ground, but really you’re doing the flying

  • Seraph used Wood Hammer

    JESUS CHRIST THAT WAS NUTS
    It is INDEED as hard as the rumors say it is

    • ??

    • Seraph used Wood Hammer

      Annnnd I forgot to save and soft reset… fml

      • EarthenWarrior
        • Seraph used Wood Hammer

          At least I didn’t need to use Z moves to beat the game

          • EarthenWarrior

            So what am I not supposed to use them

          • Seraph used Wood Hammer

            No, I’m just sayin you got no right to judge peeps considering your easy moding the game

  • Monkeyfuzz

    My planned USUM team as of now. Could do with some set help (please no hate comments on my Pokemon choices). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0241ee600e7eda01930d53d0f4f6a93872c213209fa4247da3d62da135ba6606.jpg

  • Ok so how about Forretress, A.Dugtrio or Crobat to complete my team?

    I mean I have no true Defensive Members yet

  • Seraph used Wood Hammer

    I feel so bad for Ampharos…. I’m almost at the elite four and he has not gotten a chance to shine yet

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Needs a speed buff probably.

      • Seraph used Wood Hammer

        Nah it just keeps dying

        • What’s its Moves and Nature?

          • Seraph used Wood Hammer

            Modest

            Thunderbolt
            Power Gem
            Thunder Wave
            Cotton Guard

          • Level? Because dis Cotton Guard or T Wave for Signal Beam

            And if you’re able to ditch the other for Dragon Pulse

            Gives more coverage to it

          • Seraph used Wood Hammer

            It’s level 52 I think
            Signal beam does jack for damage

          • Then if the Move Tutor for isn’t at the tree then Dragon Pulse

    • Meanwhile, I’m losing against Totem Kommo-O

  • EarthenWarrior

    I have returned from dinner, take out Sunday baby!!!
    Wings, Pulled Pork Sandwich with Waffle fries

    What are you schmucks doin’

    • Seraph used Wood Hammer

      Just beat almost the whole game

      • EarthenWarrior

        I’m close, but I had things to do

    • Contemplating where do I want to catch my Zubat from (I want to name it Gordon now)

    • Sunniera 2.0

      Trying on suits for nearly an hour because I have an interview tomorrow with some big-shot chief medical examiner.

  • I just realized why Murkrow is called that

    A pack of crows is a Murder

    Murder, Murkrow… (I think other than the word Murky, this is the only word that fits)

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Whelp I’m an idiot. I mismarked the eggs I was trading over to my UM and ended up trading my A. Sandshrew much earlier than I had planned. I ended up trading my Sandile and Stufful over as well because now my entire plan to slowly introduce them is ruined. So now I have almost my entire team with the exception of a certain totem sized Pokemon all before I even step foot into the battle royal. Oh well I guess this at least means I get to spend more time with the Pokemon before they evolve into their final forms. Otherwise they’d just shoot right up and evolve leaving me with little time to get to know them.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      You could box them.

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Idk….now they’re part of the team and it’s too late. I’m like that I guess haha

    • It’s ok then, they I bet are all great Pokémon

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Got Sandile, Alolan, Sandshrew, Stufful, Rockruff, and my Dartrix. Last one will be a totem sized Araquanid

  • Daedardus

    Damn, these fanrenders, Pokémon Switch will never look this good https://imgur.com/gallery/jtxsf
    https://i.imgur.com/CCOe5TU.jpg

    • Ariel

      It definitely won’t have that art style either. At least I hope not.

  • Chaos
    • Seraph used Wood Hammer

      What nature?

      • Seraph used Wood Hammer

        Hello?

        • Chaos

          I did reply but apparently we are now blocked from using profanities so my comment didn’t go through. Let’s try again.

          Lonely (+Attack, -Defence)
          15IVs in Defence to guarantee a boost in Attack after each kill.

          Not gonna lie, it’s pretty bad but the odd occasion you do manage to pull it off it’s incredibly satisfying…

          • Seraph used Wood Hammer

            Hmmm… I see

    • Why too Spammy?

      • Chaos

        Cos i was just messing around and wanted to see how much damage it could do.

        More than 50% at -2 to Landorus is impressive, probably not a defensive Landorus but still.

  • ShinyXatu

    Filing another request for the following Ash Cap Pikachu: Hoenn, Unova, Kalos, Alola. If you have one you want to give away, I’ll trade you something that isn’t a Route 1 Pokémon!

  • Ultron

    It’s really interesting that Ultra Sun and Moon (and gen 7 in general with Ash Greninja) are turning what was previously anime non-canon into canon, with first acknowledging the Team Rocket and Mewtwo connection and now even going as far as saying the GS Ball exists within the game universe as well.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      It did in HGSS.

      • Ultron

        Upon further analysis, I believe it was only the original GS games that it appeared in, and only in Japan

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Oh, I thought it was in both Celebi events.

    • Technically in Japan it did exist… for a very brief time

      • Ultron

        Hm, that’s weird. I never knew it crossed over before. What’s interesting though is that the guy says Kurt made it, when I don’t think that’s ever been established before

        • Excluding the anime, I think

          • Ultron

            I don’t think he even made it in the anime. They just took it to him because he knows a lot about pokeballs.

          • He didn’t make it. He couldn’t open it so he gave it to Ash

          • Ultron

            It was a really dumb subplot because nothing came of it

          • I think it was supposed to but then they decided to put celebi in the movie

          • Ultron

            Yeah, but honestly I don’t really like Pokemon 4ever..maybe because I don’t like celebi

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It also randomly disappeared and was forgotten about.

  • EarthenWarrior

    The Poni Canyon Trial
    Komodo-o smells something in the air and is determined to come out as the Alpha

  • EarthenWarrior

    THE NEW ALPHA!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/87b763dc28e6404788d4e54b39acb18cea199ef48dd6b9c72a54c9ef78f78ba7.jpg
    Digging deep inside Kommo-o soul he unleash the most deadly force that sets all dragons hearts soaring with victory DRACO METEOR STRIKING DOWN THE TOTEM KOMMO-O DOWN WITH A CRIT!!!

    • Govnah

      I win

  • Wow, I swept Ultra Necrozma. Only took me 1 SR. I can see why people say it’s one of the hardest bosses in Pokemon tho.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Time to play the sun flute
    https://youtu.be/8wxuoDop11I

  • @EarthenWarrior:disqus

    Sorry I had stuff to do so I couldn’t say it earlier but I really like your drawings!

  • Ultron

    …Pikachu Valley is hella dumb. So pointless.

  • Seraph used Wood Hammer

    POKEMON BANK UPDATE
    THIS IS NOT A DRILL

    • Ultron

      Wait, it’s live??

      • Seraph used Wood Hammer

        Just now!

        • Govnah

          lol I told u like half an hour ago

          • Seraph used Wood Hammer

            But you didn’t tell them

          • Govnah

            because i thought it would be our little secret

          • Seraph used Wood Hammer

            But it’s not right to make THAT a secret

        • Ultron

          Oh, awesome! Now, to trade over my living dex before I beat the game or do I wait…

    • EarthenWarrior

      WILL MY POINTS TRANSFER

  • Well my life atm

    Doing my English movie poster for the Crucible, while writing the 100 word essay explaining why. Jamming out to my iPod with all my good tunes and also looking for a new school profile picture (What Pokémon do I want to be? Hmm maybe Tropius or Bibarel or maybe I’ll draw a Pokémon I’ve made)

    But yeah this is my life rn, now that I reread it, it sounds sad

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Better than mine tbh.

  • Monkeyfuzz
    • Seraph used Wood Hammer

      The first one is so cute!

  • EarthenWarrior

    SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP ON A COMBO PLATTER ON THE 4TH OF JULY THAT WAS A EFFING ORDEAL

  • EarthenWarrior

    “Ooh ooh I want to be friends with Diglett”
    That’s adorable

  • Ariel

    This might be a dumb question to ask, but I’m gonna ask it anyway. Do you all think those running Pokémon models are gonna be used in Pokémon Switch? While I would looooove for my Pokémon to follow me, I don’t know how it would work with really big ones haha.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I hope in some capacity they are.

  • So, how far have you guys gotten through Ultra Wormhole Warping? I got over 4,00 light years

    • EarthenWarrior

      5k on my first time

      • Govnah

        lies

  • EarthenWarrior

    My first UWH legend Regirock

  • Sunniera 2.0

    Welp, because I have been busy preparing for tomorrow I am only at 6:00 of playtime. Still have not left the first island and seeing as tomorrow is my interview and I will be with my family after it in a town 4 hours away from home and at my sibling’s college-which means family fun time-I probably won’t be able to play tomorrow. I fear that this will be the first of many trials this break for me-trials that are not as fun as the ones in USUM.

    • Sunniera 2.0

      I forgot to say but this the post where I am signing off for the night because I have to sleep early if I want to sleep at all tonight.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        G’night, GL with your interview.

  • MK126

    Maybe its just me but i dont see USUM has a huge copy/paste from SM. It definitely integrates the total darkness, URS and their interest in Z-crystal storyline in well with how SM originally was. Plus it makes it longer. If anything was a total copy/paste from its original then look at Emerald. The only difference through the main story was Scott running into you every so often. I havent even reached the grand trial against Hala and my pokemon (torracat, grubbin, rockruff) just turned level 20

    • A couple of added characters that do nothing but talk about bullshit isn’t enough to make the game different

      And can we stop acting like USUM is equal to any other third version then it’s 2017 and DLC is a thing

      • Ultron

        It’s literally DLC

        • 40$ DLC being sold as a new game

          • Ultron

            Literally. And like I feel like a huge hypocrite because I bought them both, but I can’t really trash a game without at least playing it.

            Plus I’m trash

            Plus I gotta keep that living dex living.

            But y’all better expect a review where I hold nothing back. I have a lot of issues with it so far. Some things I like, some are glaringly bad.

      • It never really felt like DLC to me. I feel it adds enough to not just be “DLC”. Personally, I think these games are great, and not to start an argument or anything, but I’m not seeing what you mean by it being “DLC”.If I haven’t made it clear by now, this is just my opinion. I can’t think of anything else to say.

        • Ultron

          I’m not trying to be mean or anything, but do you realize that if any other major “platformer” game tried to pull off USUM’s amount of addition content aka DLC (which is to say the major differences between SM) for $80 or even $40, it would be ripped apart? It just sucks Gamefreak didn’t go further for the price they asked us to pay for it. Or just make it one version so it was easier to swallow.

          • MK126

            I do agree that if GF had made USUM into just “Pokémon Stars” then it would have been fine and that putting out two games just like B2W2 should have provided more add-ons like the 2 new gyms, the PWT, and Plasma’s storyline. I think the issue came from the fact that there was a new development team on these while the more advanced team worked on Pokémon Switch. You cant fault a brand new team for keeping USUM almost the same as SM. Personally I feel that the URS storyline is a good enough addition. From what I can gather URS is looking for Necrozma and finding out how the Z-crystals are connected to them and how they can get their hands on them to stop “The Blinding One” (then again I haven’t even faced Hala yet). Theres more of a focus on Nebby and its connection to the total darkness. Even Team Skull has more things to do with the Totem Stickers lol. Did GF NEED to make this into two games? Definitely not but they did and people still bought them anyway so their goal was achieved.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Ok after spending some time studying Ultra Warping I found some tips and tricks to help you get deep

    -Do not get hit, I can’t stress enough how much getting hit ruins your chances, one hit and you’re basically ruined, you cannot achieve perfect top speed if you suffer even a single hit

    -change to Circle Pad, Tilt controls suck donkey ass

    -Avoid everything, you kinda have to develop a sixth sense for situational awareness to know where wormholes will pop and avoid them

    -don’t be tempted by the rings, only look for ones with the ripples

    • Firstly, you might wanna put that in spoilers. Secondly, it’s not exactly easy to not get hit.

      • EarthenWarrior

        How is it honestly a spoiler everyone and their grandmum knows about the ultra warp

        I’m just giving advice beforehand

        • Idk, it’s late game?

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            To be fair it was in the trailers. Anything prerelease is pretty much fair game.

  • Have any of you read the novel “The Crucible”?

    Well let me ruin all your nights with how I drew the main judge, Judge Danforth for my project https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb02c76528fb5061c9c4ae355ebc1469863dbfd910087dacf20de1a2a99b8944.jpg

    • My school did a play on it last year, but I never saw it

      • It’s not bad, but I being based on real events that are altered its about as good as will get

        And this probably is the worstvdrawing of him, this is how I see the character (Poofy judge wig, Butt chin, bulbous nose and gonna color his torso all black like a judge’s robe)

    • Ultron

      Crucible sucks

      • Ok at Giles Corey or just my new avatar and you’ll see my reaction to this

        • Ultron

          Lol. The face says it all

    • EarthenWarrior

      Feh that’s nothing
      There was this thing I drew I called “Ol Jebediah Wimwompleschmitz” basically a cyborg farmer without a jaw,

    • TheNintendoChip

      What grade are you in..?
      In 11th grade, my IB English class read and analyzed “The Crucible”. It seemed to be pretty challenging to actually get into and not just read for face value.
      I really enjoyed it though.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Ok Disqus is doing that thing where I gotta refresh to see new comments

  • Ultron

    I absolutely HATE that in the bag in Gen 7 it flashes and highlights new items and forces you to physically go and scroll over them in order to get it to go the f*ck away.

  • Seraph used Wood Hammer

    So I’m doing some final tradeovers before starting the elite four. I wanna make sure all my bois are in one game

  • EarthenWarrior

    2226 battle points baby!!!

  • Three days in… still resisted to touch Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. ;_;

    Maaaaaaannnn….

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Both look pretty good. Did you still need a Dream Ball Vulpix?

      • Nope, I’m good, thank you. I got one by sending off a Barbaracle (which i hastily bred my Binacle, then trained up the hatched Mon.)

    • Butter Geek

      Second one better IMO

    • Seraph used Wood Hammer

      Your first team is extremely balanced BUT
      Duskull, to my knowledge, does not appear in the wild within alola. I’d advise searching for a new ghost teammate

      • I have a Dusclops in Moon. I was going to breed, then trade it over.

  • Monkeyfuzz

    If you answer wrong in Sophocles trial he gets an electric shock…
    https://i0.wp.com/media3.giphy.com/media/GazPMD1iWfgcM/giphy.gif

  • Dicie
  • Dicie

    For my final two slots:
    Fomantis vs Morelull
    Sandygast vs Mimikyu

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I’d go with Fomantis and Mimikyu.

    • Mimikyu

    • For you I say

      Morelull and Mimikyu

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