Weekly Wrap Up 1/15-1/21

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 15th to January 21st!

This Week’s Big Stories

Pokémon Switch Hinted for 2018 Release

Help Save Small PokéTubers on YouTube

TPCi Announces Year of Legendary Pokémon

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

  • Quick reminder that registration for the 2018 International Challenge January competition has begun! Be sure to register for the battles running from January 26th to the the 28th!

Pokkén Tournament DX

  • The Dynamic Fury Group Match is currently ongoing until January 22nd! As usual, this cup is a Team Battle competition, on a Fixed Battle Arena. Participates will receive special titles rewards based on Machamp depending on how high they place

Pokémon GO

  • Version 1.59.1 for the ever popular mobile app is now available! This update fixes several bugs including an issue that sent you back up to the top of your Pokémon list, as well as revamping the Pokédex for easy jumps to Regional ‘dexs, and adding a symbol to indicate shiny Pokémon in your list

Pokémon Duel

  • Requiring 247MB, Version 5.0.6 of the mobile game is now available to download! This update adds new Plates, monthly login bonuses and the new Ultra Space area. In this new area Ultra Beast figures can move into the space and power up. In addition, this update adds several new figures, and brings some changes to old ones:
    • New UX Figures – Nihilego, Mega Mewtwo Y, & Mega Mewtwo X
    • New EX Figures – Toxapex
    • New R Figures – Toxicroak
    • New UC Figures – Mareanie & Croagunk
    • Drapion Balance Update – Movement increased from 1 to 2
    • Arbok Balance Update – New ability Shed Skin added, increased power of Poison Fang from 40 to 50
    • Seviper Balance Update – Added new ability Rapid Approach, Increase wheel size of Toxic Fluid & Poison Tail, Decreased wheel size of Wrap
  • The Poison Gym Cup has begun! Running until January 24th, This Special Gym Cup increases the movement of Poison-type figures as well as the White & Gold Attacks of Psychic-type Pokémon by 20. Participates will recieve the special Alolan Grimer figure!
  • All players who log in before January 30th will receive a Deoxys (Normal Form) Figure

Pokémon Shuffle

  • The new Mareanie stage is live until January 30th, 2018
  • Both the Mega Salamence competitive stage and Electrode stage (previously exclusive to Expert stages) run until January 23rd, 2018
  • The following stages have begun repeat runs until January 23rd: Xurkitree, Palossand, Lycanroc, & Thundurus (Therian Forme)

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