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After yesterday's release in Australia and New Zealand, Pokémon GO has now also opened up to the United States on both iOS and Android. You can pick up the game for iOS here, and for Android here.

Nothing's been revealed yet as to when it will be available in Canada or Europe, but we'll keep you updated!
Nearly ten months after its initial announcement, Niantic's new Pokémon GO game is now available to download on both iOS and Android in Australia and New Zealand. The game is free, but contains in-app purchases in the form of "Pokécoins". These range from $1.49 AUD for 100, up to $159.99 for 14,500, which is pretty typical for free-to-play mobile games.

There's no word right now on when the game will hit the US, Europe, and Japan, but soft-launches in Australia are quite common for mobile games, as it allows them to safely stress-test their servers and fix any early bugs before unleashing the game on the rest of the world. Expect the game to hit Western shores soon.

You can download the game from your respective app store if you're in the right region - click here for iOS devices, and here for Android devices.

If anyone is able to get the game, let us know what you think in the comments!
Get your special thanks and your magical pink flowers of shape-shifting ready, because the 20th Anniversary Mythical Distributions just hit everyone's favorite Chia Pet Hedgehog and/or Flying Sonic-the-Hedgehog-Eyed Klonoa Dog, Shaymin!

The thing is now available via Mystery Gift in Europe, North America and Australia for Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - and will continue to be so until July 24th.

Like the other 20th anniversary distributions, it is Level 100 and comes in a Cherish Ball. Its ability is Natural Cure, and it comes with the moves Seed Flare, Substitute, Aromatherapy and Energy Ball. It is also holding a Micle Berry.

And that, as they say, is that. Come get 'em while they're, er... hot?
A new English trailer for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon has been released today and brought with it the English reveal of the seven new Pokémon featured in yesterday's news.

Along with the new trailer, the official site has also updated and revealed information regarding Nekkoala and Iwanko who were revealed in the June edition of CoroCoro. The trailer can be seen below followed up by more in-depth information on the new Pokémon!

Before we get into the info given in the trailer let's talk about Nekkoala and Iwanko.

Puppy Pokémon Iwanko is known as Rockruff in English and is a pure Rock type. It can have either the Keen Eye or Vital Spirit ability. The official website's write-up about Rockruff mentions that the Pokémon does evolve but whatever it evolves into has not yet been revealed!

Next up we have Nekkoala who is known as Komala in English and is a Normal Pokémon with the new ability Comatose. This ability means that Komala cannot get any status conditions due to the fact the Pokémon is always in a drowsing state.

Diving into the trailer now, first up we have Tapu Koko. Tapu Koko is apparently a special Pokémon who acts as the guardian deity of Melemele Island in the Alola region. It's a Electric / Fairy and has the new ability Electric Surge. This new ability raises the power of Electric type moves for Pokémon on the ground and prevents them from falling asleep. Tapu Koko also has a new move known as Nature's Madness which reduces the Pokémon it hits HP by half.

Next up we have Charjabug who is a Bug / Electric type and has been confirmed to evolve from Grubbin....
Early this morning seven new Pokémon were leaked and many wondered if they were real or not. Now thanks to a new trailer uploaded to the official Japanese YouTube channel we know these new critters will be in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. We don't know much yet apart from their names and types, but you can find the new trailer below:

First up we have Drampa, who is a Normal / Dragon Pokémon.

Secondly we have a hedgehog like Pokémon called Togedemaru, who is an Electric / Steel type.

Thirdly we have Cutiefly, who is a Bug / Fairy type Pokémon.

Ugly Fish.
Next up we have Bruxish, a new fish Pokémon that is a Water / Psychic type.

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 11.23.30. Vikavolt.
The trailer revealed a two more Bug type Pokémon in the forms of Charjabug and Vikavolt. Both are Electric / Bug types and Vikavolt is the evolved form of Charjabug.

Finally we have what looks like a new legendary in the form of Tapukoko. Tapukoko is a Electric / Fairy type Pokémon.

This is all we know for now but we'll update the article when we know more!
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While yesterday brought along a lot of news to do with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon thanks to E3, today Nintendo Treehouse started off with a developer Q&A regarding Pokémon GO. Thanks to the session we have learnt the following information, as well as a release window for the mobile game.

  • Pokémon GO will include Pokémon from all generations eventually, it starts off with the first 150 because of the 20th anniversary.
  • Junichi Masuda is working on the music for the game.
  • A camera function will be included allowing you to take pictures of the Pokémon you meet.
  • Eventually Pokémon GO will give you the ability to trade with other players, but the developers want to wait until players have a good selection of Pokémon before adding the feature.
  • Pokémon GO is likely have some kind of connection to the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games in the future.
  • The idea of evolving Pokémon has changed as players now evolve Pokémon by giving them candy. You collect candy by catching Pokémon. This is because the developers wanted to keep players active rather than having to grind their Pokémon like in the main series.
Along with these smaller bits of information it has also been revealed that Pokémon Go Plus, the portable gadget you can use with the game, will be released late July. The accessory will cost $34.99 but allows you to catch Pokémon and collect items without having to use your phone. GO Plus flashes different colours depending on if you're near a Pokémon, item, weren't successful catching a Pokémon or if you've successfully caught a Pokémon.

While a solid release date for the game has not yet been confirmed, it was stated that they aim for it to be before Pokémon GO Plus is released.
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It's E3 week and although Nintendo didn't have a conference or their usual Nintendo Direct, some fresh Pokémon news has been revealed anyways. The official site has revealed three brand new Pokémon for us to fall in love with in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. You can check them out in the trailer below:

The three Pokémon revealed are as follows:

Yungoos Pokemon.
First up we have Yungoos, a normal-type Pokémon with the Stakeout or Strong Jaw ability. The Stakeout ability is new to gen 7 and Pokémon with this ability can deal twice the normal damage to any Pokémon that switches in or enter the field mid-battle. The official site lists it as Loitering Pokémon.

Pikipek Pokemon.
Next we have Pikipek who is a Normal and Flying type Pokémon. It has the ability Keen Eye or Skill Link and the official site lists Pikipek as a Woodpecker Pokémon.

Finally we have Grubbin who is a Bug type Pokémon and as expected is listed as a Larva Pokémon. Grubbin simply has the ability of Swarm, so nothing too exciting for this little guy!

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Beyond revealing the new Pokémon, the trailer also revealed a new multiplayer mode known as Battle Royal. In this mode Pokémon trainers take part in a four way battle and each trainer has three Pokémon. The battle is decided when the first trainer loses all their Pokémon and the winner is determined by how many Pokémon they have left and how many they defeated.

At the 2016 Taiwan Pokémon Video Game National Championships, two short trailers have been unveiled, showing some in-game footage of Zygarde's new forms in action in Pokémon Sun and Moon (What do you know, they haven't forgotten about the poor thing after all!). These have been uploaded, not a long while later, to the official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel - and reveal quite a bit of new information - while simultaneously bringing up a few interesting new questions.

The first trailer showcases Zygarde 10%, and reveals that in this form at least, Zygarde can wield its previously existing but unavailable signature moves, Thousand Arrows (Power 90, Accuracy 100, Physical, Ground-type - Can hit flying/levitating/ballooned opponents and knocks them to the Ground) and Thousand Waves (Likewise Power 90, Accuracy 100, Physical, Ground-type - This one, however, traps foes and prevents them from switching out so long as Zygarde remains in battle). I guess it's about time we got these officially revealed, hm?

As for the second trailer....

When Zygarde 10% gets its canine tail handed to it, a miraculous transformation takes place... Or at least, its ability - known as Swarm Change - kicks in, using which it absorbs all the Zygarde cells from the general area and transforms into its Perfect Forme - marking the very first time in the history of Pokémon where a form change actually alters a Pokémon's base HP - and very dramatically increases it, at that! Perfect Zygarde is then demonstrated using its own signature move, a new move named Core Enforcer which... we know absolutely nothing about at the moment, except that Zorro is probably going to sue something. So this means that in addition to the slightly underwhelming Land's Wrath, Zygarde has four signature moves to call its own - probably more than...
Once again, CoroCoro has sprung a leak, and among other news largely more pertinent to the Magearna movie and distributions that go with it, it also revealed two brand-new Pokémon. Well, one brand-new Pokémon and one that we've seen in passing, finally given more detail.

First in line is Iwanko, the Puppy Pokémon. Remember the vaguely Shiba-Inu looking Pokémon that appeared for a split-second in one of the trailers? That's what it was. It is a Rock-type, 0.5m tall and 9.2kg, with Keen Eye or Vital Spirit as its abilities.
Y'know, because we clearly don't have enough dog Pokémon already. Wow. Such Original. Very Creative. So Bark.

Joining Iwanko is Nekkoala, the Half Asleep Pokémon and quite obviously a Drop Bear that was a bit too early for the inevitable future Australia derived region and decided to go hang with Hawaii instead. (Alaska can come too). It is a Normal-type, 0.4m tall and 19.9kg, with a new ability with a name that vaguely translated into "Deep Sleep" or "Absolute Dreaming" (we'll know better once a proper English Name for the thing gets released), which renders it immune to all status conditions except for Sleep. Appropriate, since Koalas in real life spend most of their life sleeping off the cyanide compounds from the Eucalyptus trees they exclusively feed on - though I do wonder where in Alola is Nekkoala ever going to find Eucalyptus trees...
Coincidentally, would that stump it carries with it be considered a dream log?

Aside from revealing these two, the CoroCoro issue also states those who watch the upcoming movie in Japan will receive a QR code that can be scanned into Sun/Moon and unlock a level 50 Magearna - and reveals some new details about everyone's favorite Bakugan Knockoff Fairy. Its ability - like the 'mysterious power' it is alluded to have in the movie - is called Soul Heart,...
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