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With your weekly Pokémon news blogs and reporter, Ellis99.

This week, Shuffle events, new tournament, new episode, new badges at Badge Arcade, new character for Pokken Tournament, animated badges for Android, iOS and Windows Mobile and a new Hoopa event.

Game News


Shuffle fever!

More Shuffle events have been announced!

The first one is a Mega Stone challenge, which runs till January 12th. It’s a chance to win a Swampertite, but there is only a certain amount of place to get it.

Here is a rundown:

  • Japan: 50000
  • US: 18000
  • EU: 12000

There is also another of a Mega Speedup if are in the following ranks:

  • Japan: 10000
  • US: 3600
  • UK: 2300


International Challenge

The first Battle Challenge has been announced.

It’s a Double Battle that runs with the current VGC (Video Game Championship) rules aswell as allow you to use two of the following legendary Pokémon:

  • Mewtwo
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Groudon
  • Kyogre
  • Rayquaza
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Giratina
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde

Registration runs from January 21st to 28th while the battles run from the 29th to 31st.

All entrants earn 2000 PokeMiles and Championship Point will be given to the top 256 players in each age division.

Something strange is going on in Australia and New Zealand…

Hoopa will be arriving in Australia on January 18th to 26th via Serial Code at JB Hi-Fi, EB Games and Big W stores.

It is the same with New Zealand but at only JB Hi-Fi and EB Games stores.

Animated stickers?

The Pokémon Company has released 24 animated stickers at social media site, LINE, for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile devices, which can be used in messages on the social media app.

They can cost 100 coins, 240 yen, €1.99, £1.49, $1.99 for the 24 stickers.


I wonder who…

An announcement is to be made on January 15th of a new Pokémon for Pokken Tournament.

Anime News


A new episode

A new episode has been announced via a Japanese magazine.

The title is called The Strongest Mega Battle! Greninja VS Mega Charizard!!.

T-rex in Pokémon?

The deceased writer of the Pokémon anime from Kanto to Johto, Takeshi Shudo, wanted to tackle the issue of real world animals in the Pokémon anime.

He wanted to tackle the issue in the third Pokémon movie in the original script, which was never used.

Here is a translated piece on what he said in his blog before he died:

The Pokémon world is where real-world animals don't exist (the few appearances of real world animals in earlier episodes, Shudo says, is due to the animation staff not paying enough attention) so he wanted to have the third movie tackle this question. What happened to all the real world animals? Why are there real trees and flowers but not real animals? What is the difference between plant Pokémon and regular plants?

The idea was to have the third movie introduce a new type of creature – real world animals – into the world where only humans and Pokémon exist. This would have been done with the discovery of a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil; not a fossilized Pokémon, mind you, but a real, actual dinosaur fossil.

The discovery of a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil was, as you would expect, big news in the Pokémon world. Real world animals used to exist in this world and records (including photographs) of them do exist but there isn’t anyone alive today who actually remembers ever seeing one.

A Darwin-type theory of evolution doesn’t really exist, either, and professors who tried to tackle this problem usually tended to stop what they were working on to move to the countryside to try to figure this out. Orchid-Hakase is one such professor.

Ash and his friends, as well as the Rocket trio, would have spent the movie trying to stop this dinosaur fossil's rampage. The fossil's rampage would have taken it through the Team Rocket's secret base as well, causing the rest of the organization to get involved as well.

Manga News

New ORAS chapter

A new ORAS chapter has been released and with it are some familiar faces, but something is off about them.


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