Weekly Wrap Up 1/8-1/14

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 January 8th to January 14th!

This Week’s Big Stories

CoroCoro Reveals Ultra-Cool New Outfits for Ash & Co

Nintendo Switch Mini-Direct

Detective Pikachu Releasing Worldwide in March

Pokémon GO Community Day, Kyogre Now Available

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

  • The second Global Mission in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon is underway and has already been completed! This Global Mission had players win at the Battle Agency, with the goal of reaching 100,000 wins by January 22nd. Since the mission is already successful be sure to head to the Festival Plaza to guarantee your 2,000 FC, or 4,000 FC if you have your Global Link account linked
  • Details for the January 2018 International Challenge Battle Competition have been announced! This is a Double Battle competition with the usual VGC rules, where players can receive 50 Battle Points for participating, and earn CP towards qualifying for the World Championships. During the competition all Pokémon will be raised to Level 50. Registration runs from January 18th, 2018 to January 25th, 2018, while the battles will commence from January 26th through the 28th

Pokémon Crystal

  • Pre-loading for the re-release of Pokémon Crystal is now available through the eShop across all regions

Special Edition Pikachu New Nintendo 2DS XL


  • P-Sports ~Aim To Be A Pokémon Battle Master~ is coming to Japanese audiences through Abema TV! This brand new show focuses on Pokémon Battles and features hosts such as popular Japanese Youtuber, Hajime Syacho and Hiroshi, a previous co-host of Pokémon Sunday and Pokémon Smash. The show will have trainer compete in an Elite Four fashion against the four hosts to become the P-Sports Champion. You can check out the trailer for the first episode, which will air on January 24th at 8:00pm JST

Pokémon Shuffle

  • Version 1.5 is now available to download, and includes several new features to the mobile app:
    • The Trainer Rank system will give different rewards based on the number of Pokémon that you have captured. With a total of 30 ranks, these rewards include Raise Max Levels, Mega Speedups, and Mega Stones.
    • A new cycle of checkin gifts is now available: Hearts + 5, Moves +5, Exp. Booster S, Hearts + 5, Skill Booster S, Mega Start, Hearts + 5, Disruption Delay, Exp. Booster M, Raise Max Level, Hearts + 5, Exp. Booster L, Time + 10, Hearts + 10, 1 Jewel
    • You are now able to use the ingame Jewel currency to unlock batches of stages you haven’t completed yet. This will allow players to continue on with the game and not get stuck on a single stage
  • Upon login players will get their monthly gifts distributed to them
  • The new Minior stage, and the Latios Escalation Battle stage are both available until January 23rd, 2018
  • The Dialga, Palkia, Zekrom & White Kyurem stages have begun repeat runs until January 16th, 2018

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