Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Trailer Revealed!

A new Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon trailer surfaced, confirming the release date for Japanese launch on September 17th, and also showcasing what’s to come. As a Pokemon, you’ll be able to visit various types of dungeons, and choose your Pokemon and partner through the typical system of answering questions. You can view the video below. What are you hoping to see within the game? Share your thoughts below!

“Pokkén Tournament” Release, “Pokémon Animation Studio”

Bandai Namco have updated their site to announce that the Pokkén Tournament will be made available starting July 2015 at Japanese arcades. No further information has been released, but will be updated here if any info comes in.

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A Pokémon Animation Studio attraction will be opening in the KidZania Complex in London, UK in late 2015. The studio will serve an educational purpose for visitors as they will be able to create their own stop-motion videos through the use of Pokémon toys. Additional toys can be bought through a store they will have open. No word on the attraction opening in other parts of the world, but Pokémon fans can always hope! 😛

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“Lysandre’s Trump Card” Banned in US and Japan

Both the English and Japanese official Pokemon websites have just announced that the TCG Trainer card Lysandre’s Trump Card will be officially banned from Play! Pokemon tournaments. This takes effect starting June 15th in the US and June 20th in Japan. More info can be found below:

As of June 15, 2015, Lysandre’s Trump Card (XY—Phantom Forces, 99/119 and 118/119) will be banned from all sanctioned Play! Pokémon tournaments in most of the world. (The ban will go into effect in Japan on June 20.) This card has created an undesirable play environment because it:

  • Eliminates one of your opponent’s victory conditions (running out of cards in your deck)
  • Allows repeated use of powerful Trainer cards
  • Allows drawing through your deck quickly with minimal repercussions
  • Extends the time of battles

All sanctioned tournaments will be affected by this change, including Pokémon National Championships occurring after June 15 (except in Japan) and the Pokémon World Championships in August.

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Video, 2015 Spring Regionals Stream

The Nintendo Direct presentation for Japan just ended, revealing a short video on the upcoming Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. The game will be released in Japan on September 17th, 2015 for 4,700 Yen and will showcase a library of starter Pokémon available to choose from. Many legendary Pokémon will also be available in the game.

The 2015 Pokémon Spring Regional Championships will be streaming today on Twitch from Madison, WI. The schedule is as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (CST) – Pokémon video game
  • 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (CST) –  Pokémon TCG

You can watch the live stream by following the link: http://www.twitch.tv/pokemon

2015 International Challenge June

The 2015 International Challenge June event has been announced for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The battle competition will focus around Double Battles, where participants will receive 1000 PokeMiles.

Registration takes place on June 18th till June 25th and the actual competition will run along June 26th to June 28th. The top 256 players will receive Championship points which will count towards their chances for qualifying for the 2015 Pokemon World Championship.

Pokemon will be restricted to those found in the National Pokedex and will be set to level 50. Banned Pokemon include standard Legendaries.

Shiny Gyarados & Magikarp Distributions in Hiroshima Pokemon Center

Be sure to check back to previous updates for major news and announcements!

A Pokemon Center has just opened in Hiroshima, and to celebrate its opening, a shiny Gyarados will be distributed as a special event to players with either Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby, X, or Y. The shiny Gyarados stands as the center’s mascot.

The distribution will run from June 26th to August 31st. No other details have been released.

A Magikarp distribution will also take place, and the official site has mentioned that it may be shiny. The reason for the distribution is so players can spread it through GTS and Wonder Trade in order to spread it around the world.