Yesterday was the first Community Day in Pokémon GO. It seemed to be a massive success, with many Trainers coming out in our local area for the first time in months. The featured Pokémon, Pikachu, was overwhelmingly common. Shiny Pikachu also had greatly increased odds of appearing, with many Trainers catching multiple.
We are very excited for February's Community Day, because the possibilities we explored earlier this week have even greater potential of becoming reality. We'll explore those possibilities even more in the upcoming days, so stay tuned.
2. a year of legendary pokemon
The Pokémon Company announced this week that 2018 is the year of Legendary Pokémon. These Legendaries will be given away for the Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Moon, and Pokémon Ultra Moon video games. The Legendary Pokémon will be Level 60 in Sun and Moon, and Level 100 in USUM.
We also know that two of the Pokémon mobile games will get special tie-ins to this event. Pokémon Shuffle will get Legendary stages, and Pokémon GO will also get something special, although the details have yet to be revealed. We'll be exploring what those tie-in's might be soon. SOURCE: The Pokémon Company, Serebii.net
3. The Nintendo Switch's new mode
Nintendo announced on Wednesday that a new feature is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Known as Nintendo Labo, the feature is a virtual-reality update. Users will be able to construct things like stands or armor to place their console in, which perform actions in your game when moved. Nintendo Labo will launch later this year.
It will be very interesting to see how GAME FREAK incorporates this feature, if they do, in future main-series Pokémon games. We know that the next main-series games will be on the Switch, and launch as early as 2018. It may be too late to have Labo capabilities for these games, but future ones definitely will. Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming game here on PNN. SOURCE: Nintendo | NOTE: This is not an endorsement of these products
4. New figures arrive in Pokemon Duel
Seven new figure have been added to Pokémon Duel in its latest update. They are as follows: - Nihilego (UX) - Mega Mewtwo X (UX) - Mega Mewtwo Y (UX) - Toxapex (EX) - Toxicroak (R) - Mareanie (UC) - Croagunk (UC)
Additionally, three figures have have been edited. Drapion gained an extra movement point. Arbok's Poison Fang was buffed to 50 points, and it gained the new Shed Skin Ability. Finally, Seviper had the size of its attacks adjusted, as well as gained the Rapid Approach Ability. SOURCE: Serebii.net
5. infographic: all of the unreleased Pokemon in pokemon go
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