Weekly Wrap Up 5/14-5/20

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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages. Here’s what you missed from May 14th to May 20th, 2018!

This Week’s Big Stories

RUMOR: Gaming Insider Says Pokémon Switch Reveal Imminent

RUMOR RECAP: The Pikachu & Eevee Rumor

Four Unreleased Pokémon Designs Shown for First Time

Let’s Go! Pikachu & Let’s Go! Eevee

  • Following the leaking of the Pokémon Switch’s alleged title and logo earlier this week, the website domains for Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee have been officially registered! Although this doesn’t fully confirm the titles, the registration was done by a company that has done domain work for Nintendo (such as Pokémon Sun & Moon) in the past

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

  • With 2,292,635 BP won overall, the latest Global Mission has ended in success! You can pick up your gift of 2,000 FC (4,000 FC if connected to the Global Link) from the Festival Plaza!
  • Quick reminder that registration for the Ultra No Holds Barred Battle Competition is open until May 24th! Battles will run from the 25th through the 27th, and as usual all participants will receive 50 Battle Points!

Pokkén Tournament DX

  • Version 1.3.1 is now available to download from the eShop! This new patch contains several balance updates such as the charge time for Mega Rayquaza’s support charge


  • For those with the messaging app, LINE, on their mobile devices, The Pokémon Company has released some retro-style Pokémon emoji!

Pokémon GO

  • Earlier this week Niantic announced that the Item Storage limit has been increased to hold up to 2,000 items (Up from the previous 1,500 items)
  • Ho-Oh will be returning as a Raid Boss from May 19th through June 7th! Shiny Ho-Oh will be available during this time frame!

Pokémon Duel

  • A new Queen’s Cup is available in the popular mobile game until May 22nd! Participants can receive the rare Shiny Rayquaza figure among other rewards depending on how high they place

Pokémon Shuffle

  • An Escalation Battle featuring Kyurem will be available until May 29th
  • The following stages are all available until May 22nd as part of the 14th week of Pokémon Shuffle’s event cycle:
    • A Pokémon Safari featuring Sunkern, Deerling Summer Form, Pikipek, Stantler, Trumbeak, Sawsbuck Summer Form, Sunflora, Snubbull (Winking), Lurantis, and Drampa
    • The Ultra Challenge Stage against Tapu Fini
    • The Great Challenge Stages consist of Kabutops, Azumarill (Winking), Wobbuffet (Female), Slaking, and Keldeo
    • This week’s Daily Pokémon stages are Druddigon, Pachirisu, Yamask, Tropius, and Farfetch’d
    • The One Chance Per Day stage features Landorus Incarnate Form
    • A special stage against Rayquaza

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!