Weekly Wrap Up 3/5-3/11

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 March 5th to March 11th!

This Week’s Big Stories

Special ‘Windy’ Egg Event Now Live in GO!

Pokémon Bank Offers Alolan Starters with Hidden Abilities

3/8 Nintendo Direct Live Coverage

Pokémon Switch Rumors

  • Nintendo’s official Japanese website has removed the most recent Pokémon Direct from their site. Over the past two years, removal of an old Pokémon Direct was quickly followed by a brand new Pokémon Direct. If history repeats itself, could we be getting a separate Pokémon Direct ushering in Generation VIII? Could Pokémon Switch’s official reveal be just around the corner?

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

  • For those of you who took part in the Ultra Sinnoh Classic Battle Competition, the participation gift of 50 Battle Points is now available via the Global Link through this link
  • The fifth Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Global Mission has begun! The latest Global Mission has trainers trade Pokémon on the GTS with the goal of reaching 1,000,000 Pokémon traded by March 19th. As usual, if the mission ends in success, all participating players will receive 2,000 FC (4,000 FC if connected to the Global Link), while a failure will result in participants only getting 1,000 FC (2,000 FC if connected to the Global Link)

Detective Pikachu

  • The full digital version of the game requires 14082 blocks (approximately 1.7 GB)
  • The game is now available to preload in the eShop across all regions
    • Those in Europe will also receive a code for the Detective Pikachu 3DS theme

Pokémon Anime

  • It’s been confirmed by the The Pokémon Company International that the new chapter in the anime, Ultra Adventures, will air on CiTV in the UK this March

Pokémon Duel

  • A new Queen’s Cup is running in the popular mobile game until March 13th! Participation in the event can nab you rewards such as a Shiny Rayquaza figure – which can’t be obtained any other way!

Pokémon Shuffle

  • The following stages are all available until March 13th as part of Pokémon Shuffle’s event cycle:
    • The Ultra Challenge Stage featuring Meloetta (Pirouette Form)
    • The Great Challenge Stages consisting of Golem, Alolan Marowak, Wobbuffet, Celebi, & Regirock
    • The Daily Pokémon stages consisting of Clefairy (Winking), Charmander (Winking), Squirtle (Winking), Bulbasaur (Winking) & Jigglypuff (Winking)
    • The One Chance Per Day stage featuring Tornadus (Incarnate Form)
    • The Special Stage featuring Yveltal

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



This week marks the 7 year anniversary of the US release of Pokémon Black & White! What are some of your favorite moments and memories from your journey through Unova?