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 May 7th to May 13th, 2018!
This Week’s Big Stories
Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
- The Special Battle rules for Season 10 are here! Season 10 will run from May 15th to July 10th, 2018 using both Pokémon Sun & Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (although the rankings are separate). The rules are pretty standard for a Double Battle: 10 minute battles, 60 seconds per turn, no repeat hold items, Pokémon will all be set to Level 50, and you can only choose 4 out of the 6 Pokémon on your team to participate. The big change is that these Double Battles will also be Inverse Battles, meaning the type chart is completely flipped. Electric-type moves will be super effective against Ground-types, for example
- Pokémon Restrictions: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, and Marshadow cannot be used
- Niantic has revealed revealed some new details for this year’s Pokémon GO Fest! Taking place at Lincoln Park, Chicago the 1.8 mile walk will allow trainers to encounter various Pokémon from several different biomes – including rare Torkoal and Unown spawns! Go Fest will also feature special Research Tasks that promise to give exciting rewards!
- An Escalation Battle featuring Darkrai will be available until May 14th
- The following stages are all available until May 8th as part of the 12th Week of Pokémon Shuffle’s event cycle:
- A Pokémon Safari featuring Burmy Trash Cloak, Wormadam Trash Cloak, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Morelull, Shiinotic, Venonat, Venomoth, Pikachu (Angry), and Wimpod.
- The Ultra Challenge Stage against Tapu Koko
- The Great Challenge Stages consist of Shiny Charizard, Omastar, Breloom, Piplup (Winking), and Zekrom
- This week’s Daily Pokémon stages are Fan Rotom, Frost Rotom, Heat Rotom, Wash Rotom, and Mow Rotom
- The One Chance Per Day stage features Female Jellicent
- A Competitive stage against Mega Pinsir
Check out the official Pokémon merchandise that was either revealed, leaked, or is now available for purchase this week:
Big thanks to Pokéshopper as always for scouring the internet for merchandise news!