Pokemon Shuffle - content update for Aug. 14th, 2018

- This cycle continues the Escalation Battle from last week
- Ultra Challenge Stage is a stage for Nihilego
- Great Challenge Stages are Feraligatr, Lugia, Escavalier, Shiny Hawlucha & Popplio
- Daily Pokémon are Spiritomb, Girafarig, Kecleon, Shuckle & Relicanth
- One Chance Per Day stage for Female Frillish
- Competitive Stage against Mega Garchomp

Pokemon GO returns takes #1 spot on iOS top-grossing chart

Yes, believe it or not, Pokemon GO returned to the #1 spot on the iOS Top Grossing chart for Aug. 12th, 2018. The game was sitting in a very respectable 14th place prior, but Aug. 12th saw players buying tons of in-game goodies, pushing the game all the way up to #1. This is the first time Pokemon GO has hit the #1 spot on the Top Grossing charts since May.

Pokemon TCG Booster Box sells for just shy of $70k

Want to feel depressed about how little pocket change you have? A Huggins and Scotts Auction for a Pokemon TCG Booster Box has just ended, with the winning bid coming in at $68,880. The box, from all the way back in 1999, fetched a high price for still being in the shrink wrap, while also being the first edition of the English base set. I can't even begin to imagine having a spare $70k laying around to spend on this.

A breakdown of how many official Pokemon GO events there have been, and where they've been held

Ever wonder how many official Pokemon GO events Niantic hosts? Twitter user Pokexperto took the time to research that very topic, and came out with the chart above! You can see just how many official events Niantic has put together, and where most of them took place.

Looking for more hard figures? The chart above should give you what you're looking for. Hopefully you live in a part of the world where Pokemon GO events are prevalent!

Pokemon GO - Registeel leaving Raid Battles on Aug. 16th, Regirock replacing

This is your final reminder about the Pokemon GO Raid Boss change happening later this week. The Tier 5 Raid Boss, Registeel, is set to leave Raid Battles on Thursday, with Regirock coming in to take its place. Better hop in now while you can and get your fill of Registeel!

Fan-made Eevee statues and 3D-printed figures turn up for Pokemon GO's latest Community Day

A local artist in Suzano, São Paulo, Brazil, has taken to creating a special statue to go along with each Pokemon GO Community Day. Looks like they're continuing the trend with the latest Pokemon GO Community Day, which focuses on Eevee. As you can see, their work is pretty damn great! I wonder where all these statues end up when the Community Days are over.

Statues aren't the only fun tributes going on, though! Over in Wellington, New Zealand, a Pokemon GO fan took the time to 3D print dozens of Eevee figures, and then hid them in public places for people to hunt down. Even cooler, 10% of the hidden Eevees are Shiny!

Pokken Tournament DX - "Psydisaster" Group Match underway

Psydisaster Group Match

- available until Aug. 19th, 2018
- Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Mewtwo
- if you place highly, you'll get other titles based on your placement

Pokemon News - HelloPika preorders, Quest merch, Eevee heads to Taiwan, EVA Pouch for Poke Ball Plus

Takara Tomy’s HelloPika

- Amazon Japan is now taking international preorders
- due to ship on Sept. 3rd, 2018
- HelloPika can fit in the palm of your hand
- capable of moving its ears, rotate its head, singing, lighting up its cheeks, and responding to your words

Another round of Pokemon Quest merch

- available through Pokemon Centers and Amazon Japan
- lineup includes

plush dolls and mascots
A4 Clear File (2 in a set)
Soft Jacket for iPhone X / Soft Jacket for iPhone 8/7/6/6s
T-shirt: S / M / L / XL
NEW ERA 59FIFTY Cap: 7 1/2 / 7 3/8

Eevee shows up at Pokemon GO Community Day in Taiwan

- this is the first time the Eevee mascot has officially appeared in Taiwan

Cyber Gadget releasing EVA Pouch for Poke Ball Plus

- allows players to store and carry their Poke Ball Plus wherever they go
- light but strong material that reduces the impact when the pouch is dropped on the floor
- comes with a carabiner,
- able to fit the Poke Ball Plus silicon covers

Pokemon GO Community Day now live

Community Day

Get out and play together in your local community parks on Pokémon GO Community Day. For just a few hours each month, you can encounter a special Pokémon in the wild. During these hours, there's a chance to learn a previously unavailable move for that Pokémon or its evolution, as well as earn some Community Day bonuses. Celebrate what it means to be a part of the Pokémon GO community and make new friends along the way!
Note: Fast TMs and Charged TMs will not grant exclusive moves during Community Day. To learn the exclusive move, you must catch or evolve the featured Pokémon during Community Day hours.

Find a Meetup Near You

Are you looking for Community Day event details or other Pokémon GO-related meetups happening in your city? There are many websites and platforms that Pokémon GO players use to organize with their local communities. To connect with other Trainers near you, try searching for your city name in conjunction with Pokémon GO on your preferred search engine, or finding groups in your area on social media channels, apps, and websites such as Facebook, Discord, Slack, WhatsApp, and more! These groups are managed independently by players and are not sponsored by Niantic, but offer great opportunities to meet Trainers in your area.