Weekly Wrap Up 3/12-3/18

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 12th to March 18th!

This Week’s Big Stories

April CoroCoro Begins to Leak

Flying-Type Eevee Evolution: Making Sense of the Evidence

Lugia Soars Back into GO and Brings…Facebook?!

Merchandise Leak – New Pokémon Coming

  • A merchandise listing has blacked out a figure and specifically mentioned that a new Pokémon is to be included within the Moncolle figures for the upcoming film, Pokémon: Everyone’s Story. The figures will be available for purchase in June 2018, but we’ll definitely get this new ‘mons reveal before that. Although the possibility of this being a brand new Pokémon (E.g. Eevee Flying-type evolution) exists, it will most likely be the unreleased Mythical Pokémon, Zeraora

Year of Legendary Pokémon Event

  • For those in North America, the codes for the second Year of Legendary Pokémon event have been sent out via the Trainer Club newsletter! These codes will give you Heatran in Pokémon Moon & Ultra Moon, or Regigigas in Pokémon Sun & Ultra Sun (USUM: Level 100 with a Gold Bottle Cap, SM: Level 60)

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

  • Quick reminder that registration for the 2018 International Challenge March Battle Competition is now open until March 22nd! All participants will receive 50 Battle Points

Pokkén Tournament DX

  • Some new details have been released for the upcoming Pokkén Tournament DX DLC! Blastoises’ Burst Attack will cause it to Mega Evolve, the Support Mew increases the Synergy Gauge and then Attacks with Critical Hits, and the Support Celebi causes a Phase Shift, even if the move is blocked. The new Player Outfits included are the Blastoise T-Shirt, Rock Guitar Set, Bi-Colour Hair, Glasses, and Refreshing Stole, and Nia will also receive a new outfit
  • From March 23rd through the 25th you can participate in the “Gun Destruction” Group Match! Participants will receive a special title based on Blastoise, being able to gain more the higher they place


Pokémon GO

  • Niantic revealed this week that all Bulbasaur caught and evolved during the Pokémon GO Community Day period on March 25th will learn the exclusive move Frenzy Plant upon evolution into Venusaur!
    • The Americas and Greenland: 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PST
    • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: 09:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. UTC
    • Asia-Pacific region: 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. JST

Pokémon Shuffle

  • A Pokémon Safari featuring Shellder, Krabby, Goldeen, Aipom, Seaking, Cloyster, Kingler, Ambipom, Shiny Magikarp & Shiny Gyarados is now available until March 27th
  • The following stages are all available until March 20th as part of Pokémon Shuffle’s event cycle:
    • The Ultra Challenge Stage against Arceus
    • The Great Challenge Stages featuring Alolan Muk, Regice, Kyogre, Drifloon, & Drifblim
    • The Daily Pokémon Stages featuring Seviper, Wynaut, Torkoal, Zangoose & Luvdisc
    • The One Chance Per Day stage for Jellicent (Female)
    • The Competitive Stage featuring Mega Steelix

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


This week marks the 8 year anniversary of the US release of Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver! What are some of your favorite moments and memories from your enhanced journey through Johto?