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Pokemon News Issue #85

Pokemon News Issue #85

Welcome to Pokemon News here on PUCL. We finally have some stuff to talk about, still ahead of the big reveal from CoroCoro soon. Either way, lets dive right in.

In Pokken Tournament news, due to a previous screenshot leak and eventually being revealed a day earlier than scheduled, Sceptile has been confirmed to be a playable fighter in the upcoming arcade/Wii U fighting game “Pokken Tournament”. Battling along side fellow Hoenn natives Blaziken and Gardevoir, Sceptile utilizes its leaf blade attack into its various fighting combinations, finishing it off with a mega evolution as its special move. Alongside the reveal of Sceptile, the leak also shown that Farfetch’d and Electrode would be support Pokemon like our very own Whismicott. Both Pokemon deal physical damage to the opponent when activated. Sceptile is a pretty good fit for Pokken Tournament, but the question now is how many more fighters will appear, and just who will they be? Only time will tell.

In VGC news, information regarding the next Pokemon World Championship season has been released, including the official rules and location. The world championships will be held in San Francisco, California and will be held from August 19th 2016 to August 21st, 2016. Following the date and location confirmation, the rules and regulations for the tournament have also been revealed, with a surprising new addition:

*Only Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Game Cards or downloadable versions are permitted for use.
*The battle format is Double Battle
*Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001–720, that are caught in the Generation VI games.
*The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, and Hoopa
*Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
*Pokémon must be placed in the Battle Box.
*Pokémon are allowed to Mega Evolve.
*Pokémon may not hold the item Soul Dew.
*Pokémon above Level 50 are permitted, but they are auto-leveled down to 50 for the duration of battle.
*Players may use Pokémon with Hidden Abilities.
*Players may use items that have been officially released via Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or promotion.
*The Pokémon must have the Blue Pentagon proving that it was caught or hatched in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire

This is definitely shaping up to be an interesting championship season, and to the victor goes the glory.

And that’s it for Pokemon News. Hopefully next week, we finally get that CoroCoro information that has been dangling out of reach for some time now. How knows?