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Pokemon News Issue #150

Pokemon News Issue #150

There’s an issue for all original 150 Pokemon now!


Welcome back to Pokemon News here on PUCL Podcast. We’ve got a bit of variety in this issue, both good and bad. So let’s get right into it.


Pokemon GO is currently experience and invasion of sorts. Team GO Rocket has made its way into the game. With this, new features have been added in the form of Team GO Rocket Pokestops and Shadow Pokemon. At controlled Pokestops, you can challenge a Rocket Grunt to regain control. The Grunt will battle with a Shadow Pokemon. Once defeated, the Pokestop will return to normal and you will be able to catch the Shadow Pokemon that the Grunt had. Shadow Pokemon function slightly differently than normal Pokemon. Shadow Pokemon are lower in CP and have access to the move Frustration. When evolved, Frustration carries over. However, you have the option to purify a Shadow Pokemon using stardust and candy. Once purified, the Pokemon will receive a boost in levels. It will also gain a +2 in all of its IVs as well as a reduction in the amount of candies and stardust required to power up. Purified Pokemon also forget Frustration and learn Return in its place.


Speaking of Pokemon GO, the next Community Day has been revealed. August 3rd will experience an influx of Ralts all over the world. Landing on a Saturday from 4pm to 7pm local times, this will be the perfect day to get both a Gardevoir and a Gallade, maybe even shiny ones too.


Remember how I I had some bad news too. Well, it was announced as of writing that Pokemon Duel, the mobile trading figure battle game, will be ceasing operations on October 31, 2019. Microtransactions will no longer be possible, which disables the purchasing of diamonds and the Player Pass. Material Exchange and Time Boosters used in the construction of new figures has been increased to make use of the time left. After October 31st, you’ll only have access to the library in the game, as far as I can tell. Make the most of the time remaining if you still play.


And that’s it for Pokemon News. Have you encountered any Rocket Grunts in Pokemon GO yet? Let me know how the battle went in the comments below. And as always, I’ll see you guys in the next issue!