A Very Pokémon Update

We have some news bits and updates for a few games all Pokémon related.

Up first, a report by gamesindustry.biz

Pokémon Quest downloads pass 7.5 million

Free-to-play mobile and Switch game gets off to a strong start

Pokémon Quest has been downloaded more than 7.5 million times, reports The Pokémon Company.

Pokémon Quest is a free-to-play RPG aimed at younger fans for Nintendo Switch and smartphones. It launched on Nintendo Switch on May 30th and was downloaded one million times in under two days. It was released on iOS and Android on June 27th.

It was announced as part of a string of new Pokémon video game products unveiled in May, which included Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu, plus a new unnamed Pokémon title for 2019 aimed at core fans.

Unlike other smartphone Pokémon titles, Pokémon Quest has been developed by franchise creators Game Freak.

Next we have GameRant telling us

Pokemon GO: All the Legendary Pokemon Coming to the Game

Since introducing raid battles in the summer of 2017, Pokemon GO has slowly added more legendary Pokemon to the game over time. So far, all of the first- and second-generation legendary Pokemon are accounted for, but Pokemon GO players are still waiting for many other legendary Pokemon to make their way to the game.

Assuming Niantic plans on adding every Pokemon to Pokemon GO eventually, here are all the legendary Pokemon that are coming to the game.

Niantic has added almost of the generation 3 legendary Pokemon to Pokemon GO.

  • Kyogre, the ground-type
  • Groudon, the dragon/flying-type
  • Rayquaza, the dragon/psychic-types
  • Latias and Latios, and
  • Regice the ice-type

However, players are still waiting for two more legendary titans to be added to the game in the form of Regirock and Registeel.

Niantic has plans to add fourth-generation Pokemon to Pokemon GO, but with there still being a number of second- and third-generation creatures that have yet to make it to the game, it’s unclear when this may be. A likely scenario is that Niantic will start adding fourth-generation Pokemon to the game this fall, like it did with gen 3 last year

The fourth generation will include some new legendary Pokemon for players to catch, including one that has a connection with the aforementioned legendary titans.

The normal-type Regigigas is considered the “master” of Regice, Regirock, and Registeel, so one has to imagine that Regigigas may be one of the first fourth-generation legendary Pokemon to be added to the game.

  • Heatran the fire/steel-type
  • Cresselia the psychic-type
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Giratina
  • Azelf
  • Mesprit
  • Uxie

When it comes to legendary Pokemon, the fifth generation is all about trios. Gen 5 will add the Swords of Justice, which consists of the steel/fighting-type Cobalion, the rock/fighting-type Terrakion, and the grass/fighting-type Virizion. The Forces of Nature trio and  the Tao trio will also be featured in generation 5.

  • Tornadus the flying-type
  • Thundurus the electric/flying-type
  • Landorus the ground/flying-type .
  • Zekrom dragon/electric-type
  • Reshiram the dragon/fire-type
  • Kyurem the dragon/ice-type

The sixth generation will actually add the least number of new legendary Pokemon to Pokemon GO, with just three new legendary Pokemon introduced in Pokemon X and Y. Known as the Aura trio.

  • Xerneas, Fairy-type Pokemon
  • Yveltal the dark/flying-type
  • Zygarde the dragon/ground-type

Pokemon Sun and Moon added 11 new legendary Pokemon to the franchise, so Pokemon GO players should have all 11 of those to catch once the game reaches gen 7 (which, at the rate Niantic is going, will be years from now).

The seventh generation legendary Pokemon include the Guardian deities in addition to the Light trios..

  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu Fini
  • Lunala
  • Solgaleo
  • Necrozm

There’s also Cosmog and Cosmoem to take into account, which actually evolve into either Lunala or Solgaleo depending on if players are playing Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon.

The final two legendary Pokemon in the seventh generation are actually man-made creatures.

  • Type: Null
  • Silvally

Silvally is actually the evolved form of Type: Null, making Type: Null unique along with Cosmog and Cosmoem as some of the only legendary Pokemon that can evolve.

It will be interesting to see how these legendary Pokemon are caught in the game. Many of them will likely be featured in raids, but it’s possible that others will be featured as Field Research rewards instead. Another possibility is that some of these legendary Pokemon will be used in Special Research quests, like we saw with the mythical Pokemon Mew.

Next up nintendolife.com wants to tell us 2 year old Pokémon GO is still making millions a day racking up over $1.8 billion (billion with a B) in sales..

Pokémon GO Players Spend More Than $2 Million A Day, Total Revenue Surpasses $1.8 Billion

Pretty successful, then

Two years ago this week, Niantic and The Pokémon Company’s monster-catching simulator took the world by storm, generating a buzz around the world that was pretty much unheard of for a video game. New estimates have now revealed that it’s still going from strength to strength, with total revenue now having surpassed a whopping $1.8 billion.

The game has, of course, dwindled slightly since that initial super-launch back in 2016, but players continue to spend over $2 million every single day worldwide. Despite falling from the top spot of revenue earners, which it managed to hold for 74 consecutive days in its first summer, it’s still standing strong in the top ten in 21 countries around the world.

Poke GO Sales data chart

This data comes from Sensor Tower, who also provided information on the early success of the more recent mobile hit Pokémon Quest recently, and the site has provided a breakdown of spending habits across the world. The table below shows the top five countries for all-time spending, with the US and Japan clearly standing out from the crowd.

And finally but not least, Polygon reports that the next upcoming Japanese Movie has released a new poster with new art style.

Pokémon: Everyone’s Story’s new art shows that the series keeps changing

There are some serious Ghibli vibes and a nod to the Pokémon: Let’s Go! games

Pokémon: Everyone’s Story has a gorgeous new poster ahead of its July 13 release in Japan. The new movie, which follows last year’s Pokémon: I Choose You!, takes place in a universe separate from the television series. Everyone’s Story will take us to a new location in the Pokémon world: Fura City, where the residents are said to live together with the wind.

Pokémon: Everyone’s Story

The movie’s official account tweeted the new poster, which reveals a San Francisco-esque vibe to the city and gentle design elements reminiscent of Studio Ghibli.

While the previous poster for the film depicted all the characters and their Pokémon, the only Pokémon in this new poster are Pikachu and Eevee.  In addition to the heavy focus on Eevee and Pikachu — as well as Lugia, who will play an important role in the film — a new mythical Pokémon, Zeraora, will be revealed in the movie before its addition to last year’s Nintendo 3DS games, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Everyone’s Story follows in the vein of 2017’s I Choose You! in that it pivots from the formula of the usual Pokémon movies. Instead of tying in directly with the television series, these two films take place in a separate timeline, with very few of the television characters crossing over. Instead, Ash is joined by a group of five new friends who make their debuts in the film.

Despite what may seem like a dramatic change for longtime Pokémon viewers, fans are praising the animation and the glimpses of the new characters.

That’s about all we have for this Pokémon related update, but stay tuned for many more as well as the latest Nintendo news right here on Blog PPN.

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