Weekly Wrap Up 2/18-2/25

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 February 18th to February 25th!


This Week’s Big Stories

RUMOR: Riddles Hinting at Gen VIII Starter Pokémon?

FAKE: Could the Gen VIII Starters Have Leaked?!

New Detective Pikachu Trailer & Demo Announcement

Rayquaza, Groudon & Kyogre Raids Coming (Back) to Pokémon GO

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

  • With 47,419,246 Poké Beans harvested, the fourth Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Global Mission to collect Poké Beans has concluded in success! Boot up your games to receive your gift of 2,000 FC (4,000 FC if the game is connected to the Global Link) if you participated
  • For those who participated in the 2018 International Challenge January Battle Competition, the entry gift of 50 Battle Points is now available to all qualifying players through this link after logging into the Global Link
  • Quick reminder that battles for the Ultra Sinnoh Classic competition has officially begun!

Pokemon the Movie 2018

  • The world premiere of new footage from Pokemon the Movie 2018 will air on Japanese Variety Oha Suta on February 27th! Be sure to come back tomorrow for our coverage on the footage that will be shown!

Pokémon Anime

  • The new season of the Pokémon anime, Pokémon Sun & Moon Ultra Adventures will begin airing in the US on March 24th, 2018

Year of Legendary Pokémon

  • The upcoming Year of Legendary Pokemon serial codes for Heatran and Regigigas will be sent through the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter in North America (if you sign up for it before March 1st) and Nintendo Network in Europe from March 1st to March 24th. Just like February’s Dialga & Palkia, they will come at level 100 with a Gold Bottle Cap in Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and Level 60 in Sun & Moon’s. Sun & Ultra Sun games will receive Regigigas while Moon & Ultra Moon games will get Heatran
  • Quick reminder that the Year of Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia event will be ending this week. Here’s where you can get your hands on these event ‘mon’s serial codes before time (and space) runs out on February 28th:
    • US & Ireland: Gamestop
    • Canada & Australia: EBGames
    • UK: GAME
    • Belgium: Smartoys
    • France: Micromania
    • Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland & Italy: Gamestop
    • Netherlands: GameMania
    • Portugal: FNAC stores
    • Spain: GAME


Detective Pikachu

  • Pre-orders for Detective Pikachu at Pokémon Centers across Japan will come with a special storybook called Detective Pikachu ~Episode 0: Eevee’s Request~. No word on whether or not this book will be released and get a localization in the west

Pokkén Tournament DX

  • Today is the final day to participate in the Underworld Ruler Group Match! This cup is a Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena. Participating in this brings a special title reward based on Braixen, and if you place highly you’ll get other titles based on your placement.

Pokémon Duel

  • The Special Dark Gym Cup has begun in Pokémon Duel! Running until February 26th, this Cup increases the movement of Dark-type figures as well as the White and Gold Attacks of Fairy-type Pokémon by 20. Through this, you can obtain a special Honchkrow figure

Pokémon Shuffle

  • The Volcanion Escalation Battle is available until March 6th
  • This week marks Pokémon Shuffle’s 2nd week of its event cycle:
    • The Ultra Challenge stage is a Regigigas stage
    • The Great Challenge stages consist of Meganium, Ho-Oh, Emboar, Amoonguss, and Rowlet
    • The Daily Pokémon stages consist of Druddigon, Pachirisu, Yamask, Tropius, and Farfetch’d
    • The One Chance Per Day stage features Tornadus’ Incarnate Form
    • The Special Challenge stage allows you to capture Xerneas

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

QUESTION OF THE DAY:  A lot of fans find the Year of Legendary Pokémon events rather pointless. If you could make your own year of Pokemon events and distributions what would they be?