Weekly Wrap Up 1/22-1/28

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 22nd to January 28th!

This Week’s Big Stories

Look Out For These 5 Upcoming Nintendo Titles In 2018

More Gen III Pokémon Now Available in GO!

Pokémon Crystal Now Available on eShop

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

  • It’s been revealed through the official 2018 VGC rules that Version 1.2 of USUM is on its way soon. Until this update is rolled out the following moves are banned: Curse, Forest’s Curse, String Shot, and Power Trick
  • The third USUM Global Mission has concluded in success! With 1,111,490 battles won at the Battle Agency we blew the 100,000 goal outta the water! You can now pick up your gift of 2,000 FC (4,000 FC if your game is connected to the Global Link) in the Festival Plaza

Pokkén Tournament DX

  • Reminder that the first part of Pokkén Tournament DX’s Battle Pack DLC is available later this week on January 31st! This DLC adds the playable Pokkén Fighter Aegislash and new support Pokémon Mega Rayqauza and Mimikyu to the game
  • Along with the DLC’s release on Wednesday a new update for the game will be available for download. This patch includes several balance updates for the playable Pokémon as well as a compatibility with the Nintendo Switch’s capture feature – allowing to record and upload the last 30 seconds of game play
  • From February 9th through February 12th you can participate in the Psyfirecracker Group Match! This cup features a Fixed Battle Arena Basic Battle competition with participants receiving special title rewards based on Braixen depending on their placement

New 3DS Themes

Pokémon x Amazon Prime

  • For those Amazon Prime subscribers in North America, Amazon has announced a special Pokémon channel that will let you watch seasons 2-5 and 10-16 of the Pokémon anime series, along with a regularly rotating selection of the Pokémon movies


Pokémon GO

  • The next Pokémon GO Community Day has been announced for February 24th and will feature 3x Stardust, 3 hour lures, and a special Dratini with a yet to be announced exclusive move! Check out the event time period for each region:
    • The Americas & Greenland: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST (GMT -8)
    • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, & India: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM UTC (GMT +0)
    • The Asia-Pacific region: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM JST (GMT +9)

Pokémon Duel

  • Version 5.0.7 of the mobile game is now available for download

Pokémon Shuffle

  • The new UB Challenge Kartana stage is available until February 6th and costs 20,000 coins to unlock
  • The new Golisopod and Azumarill (Winking) stages are also available until February 6th
  • The Tapu Koko and Tapu Fini stages have begun repeat runs until February 6th, while the Mikiyu stage is currently having a repeat run until January 30th

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