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Pikachu Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL to be released in Europe, Australia
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Australian box

To be released Jan. 26
The Pikachu Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL will be released in Europe and Australia on January 26, 2018.

Reported on Bulbanews by SnorlaxMonster on Friday

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Pokémon Crystal to be released on 3DS Virtual Console
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European box art

To be released Jan. 26
Pokémon Crystal will be released on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on January 26, 2018 in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan.

Reported on Bulbanews by SnorlaxMonster on Friday

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21st Pokémon movie announced
Japanese theatrical release arriving July 13
Patch for Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon to be released this month
Fixes Ion Deluge, Wide Guard, more
VGC 2018 rules have been updated for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
These updated rules will be applied from 1 January 2018
'I Choose You!' to get North American home video release in February
Available on Feb. 13
Ash's Charizard to be available for Korean region players
Distributed via infrared at Jamsil Pokémon Pop-up Store from Dec. 15 to 25
Sorrel's Lucario available for Korean players
Distributed via serial code to Jan. 31, 2018

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Upcoming anime

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Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon
Thursday, Dec. 21, 6:55 p.m. JST
SM055
SM055
ありがとうソルガレオ!俺たちのほしぐも!!
Thank You, Solgaleo! Our Hoshigumo!!


Saturday, Dec. 16, 12 p.m. ET
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SM040
Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!


See all upcoming anime


Distribution events

778
Pokémon Center Mimikyu Japan Japan
Sept. 22 — Dec. 16 Sun and Moon
Local wireless: Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores
773
Aether Silvally Taiwanese Taiwanese
Sept. 22 — Dec. 16 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon pre-order
773
Taiwanese Aether Silvally Japanese Japanese
Sept. 22 — Dec. 16 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon pre-order
773
Taiwanese Aether Silvally American American
Sept. 22 — Dec. 16 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon pre-order
773
Taiwanese Aether Silvally PAL PAL
Sept. 22 — Dec. 16 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon pre-order
744
Dusk Rockruff Japanese Japanese
Nov. 17, 2017 — Jan. 10, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Nintendo Network
744
Dusk Rockruff American American
Nov. 17, 2017 — Jan. 10, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Nintendo Network
744
Dusk Rockruff PAL PAL
Nov. 17, 2017 — Jan. 10, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Nintendo Network
744
Dusk Rockruff Korean Korean
Nov. 17, 2017 — Jan. 10, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Nintendo Network
744
Dusk Rockruff Taiwanese Taiwanese
Nov. 17, 2017 — Jan. 10, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Nintendo Network
Gold Bottle Cap
Pokémon Sun and Moon Guide Book Gold Bottle Cap Japanese Japanese
Dec. 14, 2016 — Jan. 13, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Sun and Moon Guide Book
Master Ball
Pokémon Global Link gift Master Ball American American
Nov. 17, 2017 — Jan. 29, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Global Link
Master Ball
Pokémon Global Link gift Master Ball PAL PAL
Nov. 17, 2017 — Jan. 29, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Global Link
Master Ball
Pokémon Global Link gift Master Ball Taiwanese Taiwanese
Nov. 17, 2017 — Jan. 29, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Global Link
Rare Candy
Pulverizing Pancake Battle Rare Candy Japanese Japanese
Jan. 14, 2017 — Jan. 31, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Pulverizing Pancake Battle corner
448
Sorrel's Lucario Korean Korean
Dec. 9, 2017 — Jan. 31, 2018 Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Serial code: common serial code ICHOOSEYOU448
006
Target Charizard American American
Oct. 1, 2017 — Feb. 4, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Target stores
773
Aether Silvally American American
Oct. 23, 2017 — Feb. 13, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Participating retailers
773
Aether Silvally PAL PAL
Oct. 23, 2017 — Feb. 13, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Participating retailers
802
Mount Tensei Marshadow PAL PAL
Sept. 30, 2017 — Feb. 23, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Participating retailers
802
Mount Tensei Marshadow American American
Oct. 9, 2017 — Feb. 23, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Participating retailers
479
LINE Rotom Japanese Japanese
Nov. 17, 2017 — April 30, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Official Pokémon LINE account
251
Ilex Forest Celebi Japanese Japanese
Sept. 22, 2017 — Oct. 31, 2018 Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Gold and Silver VC purchase
251
Ilex Forest Celebi American American
Sept. 22, 2017 — Oct. 31, 2018 Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Gold and Silver VC purchase
251
Ilex Forest Celebi PAL PAL
Sept. 22, 2017 — Oct. 31, 2018 Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Gold and Silver VC purchase
251
Ilex Forest Celebi Korean Korean
Sept. 22, 2017 — Oct. 31, 2018 Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Gold and Silver VC purchase
Poké Ball
Japan USUM Double Pack Poké Balls Japanese Japanese
Nov. 17, 2017 — Nov. 30, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Double Pack
Poké Ball
South Korea USUM Double Pack Poké Balls Korean Korean
Nov. 17, 2017 — Nov. 30, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Double Pack
Poké Ball
Japan USUM Double Pack Poké Balls Taiwanese Taiwanese
Nov. 17, 2017 — Nov. 30, 2018 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Double Pack
Quick Ball
eShop USUM purchase Quick Balls Japanese Japanese
Nov. 17, 2017 — Nov. 30, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Nintendo eShop
Quick Ball
eShop USUM purchase Quick Balls American American
Nov. 17, 2017 — Nov. 30, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Nintendo eShop
Quick Ball
eShop USUM purchase Quick Balls PAL PAL
Nov. 17, 2017 — Nov. 30, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Nintendo eShop
Quick Ball
eShop USUM purchase Quick Balls Taiwanese Taiwanese
Nov. 17, 2017 — Nov. 30, 2018 Sun and Moon
Serial code: Nintendo eShop
025
Pokémon Center Birthday Pikachu Japan Japan
Nov. 18, 2016 — ??? Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Infrared: Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores
133
Pokémon Center Birthday Eevee Japan Japan
Nov. 18, 2016 — ??? Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Infrared: Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores
764
Pokémon Center Birthday Comfey Japan Japan
Nov. 18, 2016 — ??? Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Infrared: Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores
Poké Ball
North America Pokémon Sun and Moon Dual Pack Poké Balls American American
Nov. 18, 2016 — ??? Sun and Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Sun and Moon Dual Pack
Potion
Europe USUM Dual Edition Potions PAL PAL
Nov. 17 — ??? Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Dual Edition
Big Malasada
USUM pre-order Big Malasada Japanese Japanese
Nov. 17 — ??? Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: USUM pre-order at Ito-Yokado and 7-Eleven
Fresh Water
USUM pre-order Fresh Water Japanese Japanese
Nov. 17 — ??? Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: USUM pre-order at Ito-Yokado and 7-Eleven
Revive
USUM Starter Trainer's Pack Revives American American
Nov. 17 — ??? Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Starter Trainer's Pack
Poké Ball
North America USUM Dual Pack Poké Balls American American
Nov. 17 — ??? Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Dual Pack
Master Ball
USUM Official Guidebook Master Balls Japanese Japanese
Dec. 6 — ??? Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Serial code: USUM Official Guidebook Complete Story Walkthrough + Alola Pokédex




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