Ever since the Detective Pikachu game launched in Japan in early 2016, there's been a lingering question: when would it be available elsewhere, if it ever left Japanese shores? At last, there's a date. The Pokémon Company has announced that… Engadget RSS Feed
After unveiling the iOS 11 exclusive AR+ Mode, we have some more Pokémon GO [Free] news today. It is the season to be jolly and festive Pikachu will return from 1 PM PST. Pikachu will bring more Ice-type Pokémon in addition to Ice-type and Water-type Pokémon from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire that will be in Pokémon GO for the first time. This seasonal event will also have various time sensitive bonuses. The first PokéStop visited between December 22nd at 1 PM PST and December 25th at 1 PM PST will grant you a single use Egg Incubator with the first Photo Disc spin.
Niantic also announced special boxes for the in game shop that will have the best deals of the year for Pokémon GO. From today until December 25th at 1 PM PST, the special boxes with Super Incubators, Lure Modules, Star Pieces, and more will be live. After December 25th at 1 PM, there will be different special boxes with Premium Raid Passes, Super Incubators, and more and these will be available until January 4th.
You still have a long wait ahead before you can finally watch Pikachu solve crimes while sounding just like Deadpool. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures plans to start showing the live-action Detective Pikachu film outside of Japan on May 10th… Engadget RSS Feed
The world’s first pokémon rap battle was gifted unto us today in a promo video for the new Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon. While it’s difficult to parse exactly what devastating burns are being exchanged, because they’re rapping in Japanese / pokémon language, it’s clear that MC Mimikyu suffered a humiliating loss against crowd-favorite MC Pikachu. It’s another trauma to add to Mimikyu’s tragic backstory of dressing up as Pikachu, because it, too, wants to be a beloved icon.
The video features the original Pikachu voice actress Ikue Ōtani, with Mimikyu voiced by actual Japanese rapper Dotama, accompanied with beats by DJ LIBRO.
Pokémon Japan was kind enough to transcribe the rap battle in full under the video, and it’s mostly this:
We’ve waited years for the iPhone to support wireless charging. We wanted that convenience, we said. We wanted to be just like our Android brethren, we said. And now, I’m happy to share that we can all unite over a wireless Pikachu charger. A company called TeknFun just announced the Pikachu, which it says should be compatible with Samsung devices and the iPhone 8 and X.
It’s available through GameStop for $ 49.99, although it appears to be unavailable at the moment, even though it’s advertised as an online only product. It features three USB ports and Pikachu’s cheeks should light up when charging.
I love it. Now I need to buy a iPhone X or 8 so I can use it.