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A couple of new Japanese Pokemon Sun/Moon commercials have just landed on the series’ Japanese YouTube page. The clips star Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. See the adverts below.

It was recently announced that missing Mega Stones for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon would be distributed as part of online competitions. Now we have some clarity as to how this is being done.

Mega Stones will be handed out through two means:

– Given as a present to players of Online Competitions, such as with the Mawilite and Beedrillite in the upcoming 2017 International Challenge February competition; a limited amount of players will get the code ahead of a wait period of 1 to 2 months before all players get the code
– Through a code that will be given to all players through various events/online postings with no wait period

As Serebii points out, the method will vary depending on the Mega Stone and they intend to go through these methods until summer.

Aside from the Pokemon Sun/Moon news, Pokemon Duel should also be receiving an update tomorrow. The game will be updated to 3.0.2 and implements some balance changes.

Here’s the rundown from Serebii:

Nintendo keeps up its advertising efforts for Pokemon Sun/Moon with a pair of new North American commercials. View them both below.

The fourth Pokemon Global Mission for Pokemon Sun/Moon has been announced. When it begins on February 28, players will be asked to earn Battle Points from the Battle Tree.

Also, as previously mentioned, the third Pokemon Global Mission ended successfully. The final count for trades made at the Pokemon Global Trade Station came in at over 4.1 million, meaning 2,000 FC, or 4,000 FC if the game is connected to the Global Link, will be handed out. The Friend Ball and Rare Candy event distribution is planned for later this month and will be given through Serial Code on the Global Link.


Pokemon Sun/Moon players who visit their local GameStop can obtain a silver Bottle Cap as of today. The retailer is distributing card codes for the item up until March 5. For folks in Canada, the same offer is valid at EB Games.

The Bottle Cap can be used in Hyper Training to boost the strength of a Pokemon to the max. Before a Pokemon can participate in Hyper Training, it will need to be at level 100.


The final covers have now been shown for the Pokemon Sun/Moon: The Official Alola Region Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide. On the left, we have a look at the standard edition. The image on the right side is for the special Collector’s Edition. Both launch in about a month.


It took a few tries, but a Pokemon Global Mission has finally been successful. Pokemon Sun/Moon players were tasked with making one million trades at the GTS, and it looks like that goal has been reached. Players will receive 2,000 Festival Coins as a result.

You still have until February 14 at 00:00 UTC to participate. If two million trades are registered by then, a Friend Ball will also be given out as a reward.


Many Pokemon players are experiencing issues registering and logging in to the Pokemon Global Link. This is needed in order to log progress in Global Missions.

As Kotaku points out, a Pokemon Trainer Account is required to sync game progress online. That’s where you ultimately gain access to the Pokemon Global Link. While it seems as though Trainer Accounts are fine, attempting to log in with that information on Pokemon Global Link refreshes the page rather than logging you in. Newly registered accounts appear to be primarily affected.

Unfortunately, these issues have been taking place for a month without any resolution in sight. One suggestion has been to add your name to your Pokemon Trainer Account and set your PGL settings to “Nobody”, but it’s definitely not a solution for all players. The situation may also explain why the first Global Missions in Pokemon Sun/Moon have ended in failure.


This information comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima…

First, I will discuss the status of Nintendo 3DS. I will cover the sales for the third quarter, including the holiday season, as well as future business projections.

We released two completely new entries in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, worldwide in November last year, and achieved explosive sales. According to our recent analysis, the global sell-through (volume sold from retailers to consumers) has exceeded 13 million units and continues to grow.

This slide compares the sell-through from release to the end of that year for past titles in the Pokémon series. You can clearly see that Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are off to an excellent start, even compared to past titles. Pokémon games tend to be long-selling titles in the U.S. and European markets. We can see that these titles still have excellent sales potential. We hope to maintain this momentum going forward to ensure that Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon also achieve long-selling status.

Mega Evolution played a rather subdued role in Pokemon Sun & Moon, only popping up in the post-game – and even then, not all the Mega Stones that were available in the generation 6 games could be obtained. However, this will soon be rectified.

The Pokemon Company announced today that it plans to distribute the missing Mega Stones as entry gifts for online competitions in Pokemon Sun & Moon. The first of these will be the Beedrillite and the Mawilite – they will be available through an online competition in late February.


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