News comes from Pokémon Shuffle! In honor of Pokémon shuffle breaking 4 million, Shaymin is available to capture until June 19th at 06:00 UTC (so June 18th for anyone in the USA). Outside of this event, there is no other way to capture Shaymin at this time. In order to fight and/or capture Shaymin, you will need to update to version 1.1.14. Good luck!
The next game in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, has been announced this morning on the official Pokémon website. Very little information about the game has been posted, mentioning little more than you'll explore randomly generated dungeons like the previous games and will battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon.
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon has been confirmed to be a single-player Nintendo 3DS game, but since the previous Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game, Gates to Infinity, is listed as that as well despite its StreetPass functionality, it's definitely possible that there may still be some interaction between other players.
The release date for Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is listed as Autumn 2015 for Japan, Winter 2015 for North America, and "early" 2016 for Europe.
The newest Pokémon TCG expansion, XY—Roaring Skies, was officially released earlier this month. Want to see some of the cool new cards inside of the set? Well, if you've got some time to spare, I've got a video up showing off the cards that I got inside of a full sealed booster box — 36 booster packs! — of XY—Roaring Skies! Watch through it at your leisure to see some of the new cards and my thoughts on them.
What about you? What's your favorite card from XY—Roaring Skies? Go ahead and let the world know in the comments!
Did you miss out on the Mega Lucario competition in Pokémon Shuffle that took place in March? Or perhaps you didn't quite score high enough to earn the Lucarionite? Well, whatever the case, the Mega Lucario competition has returned in Pokémon Shuffle, giving you another chance to leave your mark on the high scores list in hopes of getting the Lucarionite for the game.
The Mega Lucario competitive stage is very similar to the one in March, except a move limit is enforced this time around as opposed to a time limit, giving you an opportunity to give more thought into your moves, but still posing an interesting challenge.
The Top 30,000 ranked scores in North America and the Top 15,000 in Europe and Australia will earn the Lucarionite on their Pokémon Shuffle game. You can participate in this competition if you've already earned the Lucarionite back in March, but will win two Jewels if you are a top-ranking player instead of the Lucarionite.
Not only that, but the Daily Challenge stages have been updated as well. Each weekday (Monday–Friday ... or technically very early Saturday morning outside of North America) from now until June 6th, you'll be able to encounter a different Pokémon depending on which day of the week it is. These Pokémon include Girafarig and Spiritomb. You can challenge these stages an unlimited number of times each day, but they will contain only the single species of Pokémon per day, meaning you'll have to check back later for a chance to get some of the other Pokémon.
The official Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire website has revealed Hoopa Unbound's signature move, Hyperspace Fury, a strong Dark-type move that is said to strike through moves such as Protect and Detect. The website shows Hoopa's Unbound form using the move against a Kangaskhan.
On top of that, an item relating to Hoopa and its transformation, the Prison Bottle key item, has also been revealed on the official website. While how to obtain has yet to be revealed, it does say that it will be available in the Poké Mart in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire after certain conditions have been met.
The latest issue of CoroCoro has begun to leak and with it new information for Hoopa Unbound has been revealed! The Signature Move of Hoopa Unbound is Hyperspace Fury. The article also provides information on how to obtain Hoopa Unbound — a Prison Bottle given by a PokéMart receptionist after specific conditions are met.
In regards to The Archdjinni of the Rings, set to release this Summer in Japan, the article confirms Mega Latios and Mega Latias will be present in the movie.
Lastly, for owners of the Japanese version of Pokémon Rumble World, a password for a Snappy Trait Froakie is available with this code: 58410198.
It was a bit of slow news week last week, but so far this week is off to a good start, with not one, but two Pokémon Shuffle updates. First, the Regirock Special Stage is available from now until 6:00 UTC on May 25th (which means that, for those of you in the Americas, it effectively ends on May 24th due to timezones), providing players a chance to battle and even catch Regirock, a Pokémon that is not available through any other means in Pokémon Shuffle.
Not only that, but new stages for Pokémon Shuffle are now available. Stages 181–190 are available to play and feature more Pokémon that were previously unobtainable in Pokémon Shuffle, including the middle evolutions of the Kalos starter Pokémon — Quilladin, Braixen, and Frogadier.
The newest Pokémon TCG expansion, XY—Roaring Skies, has been released today. As previously mentioned, the XY—Roaring Skies expansion set has over 100 cards including powerful new Pokémon-EX, Mega Evolutions, and super rare Full Art versions of several cards.
Of course, you can still include XY—Roaring Skies cards for any unsanctioned event, such as a local Pokémon League or battling with friends, so don't worry about that. Pokémon Trading Card Game Online has also been updated to include the new cards, so you can try them out on there.
Not only that, but it has also been announced that there will be a special Dragonite distribution available at participating GameStop stores in the US and Canada from June 22–July 12. Stop by a participating GameStop store during this time and you can get a free code card that allows you to receive a level 55 Dragonite with Extreme Speed through Mystery Gift in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire. A special Pokémon TCG three-pack with a Dragonite Collector Pin will also be available for sale starting on June 22.
It was a busy weekend and this almost slipped under the radar, but there's still time to enter and participate in the Mega Banette Competition in Pokémon Shuffle. As with the previous competitions, this special stage rewards the top scoring players with an exclusive Mega Stone — in this case, the Banettite.
The Banette Competition Stage is available until May 7th at 5:00am UTC, which is actually late night on May 6th for those in North America. The Top 20,000 scoring players in North America and the Top 10,000 in Europe and Australia will receive the Banettite on May 7th.
Not only that, but from now until May 18th, the previously-available Daily Pokémon (#1) Stage returns, allowing you to battle against a different Rotom form each weekday. It is unavailable on the weekends and also after May 18th, unless it returns once again. It's how you can obtain the five forms of Rotom: Frost Rotom on Monday, Heat Rotom on Tuesday, Wash Rotom on Wednesday, Mow Rotom on Thursday and Fan Rotom on Friday. You can take on the stages as often as you'd like each day.