Pokemon Shuffle - content update for May 22nd, 2018

- this cycle continues the Escalation Battle from last week
- Ultra Challenge Stage is a stage for Celesteela
- Great Challenge Stages are Alolan Exeggutor, Bellossom, Cresselia, Comfey & Kommo-o
- Daily Pokémon are Spiritomb, Girafarig, Kecleon, Shuckle & Relicanth
- One Chance Per Day stage for Cosmog
- Competitive stage for Mega Camerupt
- Pokémon Safari containing Pidove, Numel, Hippopotas (Female), Jangmo-o, Tranquill, Unfezant, Hakamo-o, Camerupt, Hippowdon (Female) & Unfezant Female

Pikachu EZ-Link Charms releasing in Singapore

- collab between Pokemon Company and EZ-Link
- has the same technology enabling commuters to keep and use value on public transport
- available at Buzz convenience stores for for $18

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon - Ultra Kalos Classic Battle Competition entry gift now available

If you registered for the Ultra Kalos Classic Online Competition and completed at least one match, you can now claim your participation prize of 50 Battle Points. Just log in to the PGL using the game that you used to participate in the Ultra Kalos Classic Online Competition.

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon/Sun/Moon - Xerneas & Yveltal distribution ending soon

- special distribution of Xerneas & Yveltal to celebrate the Year of Legendary Pokémon is due to end soon
- ending this Sunday in the US and Canada
- ending on Saturday in Europe
- event will give a Yveltal to Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Ultra Sun players and Xerneas to Pokémon Moon & Ultra Moon players
- Pokémon also differ between Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

US - Gamestop - May 4th through May 27th
Canada - EB Games - May 4th through May 27th
UK & Spain - GAME - May 4th through May 26th
France - Micromania - May 4th through May 26th
Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland & Italy - Gamestop - May 4th through May 26th
Australia - EB Games - May 4th through May 26th
Belgium & The Netherlands - GameMania - May 4th through May 26th

Niantic blog - Alolan Forms of Pokémon Originally Discovered in the Kanto Region Are Coming to Pokemon GO


Sunny days are ahead! Whether your forecast calls for rain or shine, we’re celebrating all around the world by introducing some special Pokémon from the tropical Alola region to Pokémon GO. Get ready for some of the Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region to appear in their Alolan forms! These unique variants were first seen in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, and they will make their way to Pokémon GO in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for news related to this exciting change—and don’t forget to tell your friends! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

—The Pokémon GO team

Pokemon Play with Eevee mook - cover art

The Pokemon Play with Eevee mook was announced just a week ago, and now we get a look at the cover art. For those who don't know what a mook is, it's a portmanteau of magazine and book. Here in the states, I've always known as a somewhat derogatory term for an average or slightly-below average guy!

PokemonCenter.com gets three new pieces of Tapu Koko merch

Need some new ways to show off your love for Tapu Koko? PokemonCenter.com has updated with some new Tapu Koko merch, including a Crew Neck T-shirt, 9FIFTY Baseball Cap by New Era, and Fleece Throw. Check them out here!

IGN Video - Is This What We Can Expect from Pokemon on Nintendo Switch?

Are the latest Pokemon Switch rumors the real deal, or have we been bamboozled? If all the rumors are to be believed, we'll find out some solid details before the month closes. Until then, it's time to speculate!

Sanei Boeki releasing Snorlax tissue box

- coming from Sanei Boeki
- made of plush material
- Snorlax’s back has a compartment for a standard tissue box
- now available in Japan

Mario and Pokemon Twitter accounts celebrate the Royal Wedding

We've already seen Nintendo get in on the Royal Wedding action with some special Super Mario Odyssey posters strew about the UK, but now the Pokemon Co. has joined in with a special tweet as well. Looks like Nintendo can't resist tying themselves up with the event of the year!