Pokemon News Issue #140 (E3 2018 Special)
Welcome back to another issue of Pokemon News. And its a special issue because we got a lot of information from E3 2018. Despite the Pokemon Press Conference that occurred several weeks before E3, we still have quite a lot to discuss. So let’s get right into it.
Most of the bulk of Pokemon information came from the official reveal of the next Super Smash Bros game, now confirmed to be titled “Super Smash Bros Ultimate”.
Why ultimate you say? Because as the trailer stated, EVERYONE IS HERE!
That’s right, every character that has been a fighter in a Super Smash Bros game is returning for Ultimate. So for the Pokemon side of fighters, we are seeing the return of the Pokemon Trainer, using Squrtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard, and the triumphant resurrection of Pichu.
The Pokemon Trainer has received a speed boost when switching Pokemon, making it a lot simpler to change on the fly. Squrtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard also do not grow tired if continually used in battle. The Pokemon Trainer also has an alternate costume choice that turns out to be Leaf from Fire Red and Leaf Green.
As for Pichu, not much as changed with him, and as expected, Pichu will damage itself when it uses it electrical attacks. Just like in Melee, use at you own discretion.
Pikachu also received a few costume changes as well, which include the female Pikachu with the Alolan female trainer hat, as well as Pikachu Libre.
New Pokeball Pokemon were also revealed. The confirmed list includes:
Bewear – Does a series of uppercuts that deal massive damage.
Togedemaru – Uses Zing Zap to deal damage.
Alolan Raichu – Zips horizontally through the stage dealing electrical damage.
Alolan Vulpix – Uses Powder Snow and Icy Breath to deal damage.
Solgaleo – Uses Sunsteel Strike to deal massive damage.
Lunala – Unconfirmed. (Most likely will use Moongeist Beam to deal massive damage.)
Several Pokemon themed stages were confirmed to return to the game too, including Safforn City from Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 64, and Lumiose City from Pokemon X and Y.
Not only did Smash deliver, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee revealed more details about the mechanics in the game, as well as other details.
A special bundle of the game which includes the Pokeball Plus device is being offered for $100, which is $10 cheaper than buying the game and device seperately.
Pokemon will appear in the overworld in varying sizes, which will determine how much experience they receive; bigger Pokemon receive more, smaller receive less.
Experience will be evenly distributed across all party Pokemon, with bonuses being given based on capture quality.
The rival in Let’s Go is name Trace, and is described as being “less adversarial than the original rival.
Pewter Gym was shown off, and it was revealed that players can’t enter the gym unless they have a grass or water Pokemon on their team.
Online features were shown. In order to connect with other players, a Link Code will be needed, which is exactly the same method that GO players use to participate in Raid Battles.
The Safari Zone is replaced with GO Park in Fuchsia City, which is where all the Pokemon sent from GO can be captured simply by talking to them.
Candy exists in Let’s Go, with it being used to boost Pokemon stats.
Probably the biggest news that justifies buying a Pokeball Plus is that a special Mew will be included with the device and can be sent into Let’s Go, but cannot be sent to GO.
And that is it for Pokemon News this week! Man we had a lot to cover today. What did you think of Nintendo’s E3 Presentation? Let me know in the comments below.
And as always, I’ll see you guys in the next issue!