This Week In Pokemon: Gen 2 And 3 Trade, The Benefits Of Pokemon Go, And More


All of the biggest Pokemon stories from the past seven days.

The week was full of buzz that we’d be getting more Pokemon Violet & Scarlet news today, but it just never materialized. We’ll go over why that is in our round-up today, but fortunately, it doesn’t mean that there wasn’t any news to speak of.

We have good news for fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game, with The Pokemon Company making a huge investment in its future. We also have an amazing creation from a fan, who has found a way to trade between Gen 2 and Gen 3 games. All of that and more in our Pokemon news round-up this week.

We Didn’t Get That New Scarlet & Violet Information We Were Hoping For

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is launching way sooner than any of us expected: late 2022. Even though that is inching closer by the day, we still don’t know a whole lot about the game. Sure, the reveal trailer gave us a more in-depth look than usual, but it still isn’t a whole lot to go on for a game releasing in a few months. Therefore, it makes sense that rumours spread of a new trailer being shown off today, via a Japanese Pokemon show. The description said it would feature “the latest information on Pokemon games”, but it meant this quite literally – it just repeated the initial trailer. Well, fingers crossed for Summer then?

Pokemon Buying The Company That Makes Its Collectible Cards

In a big trading card investment, The Pokemon Company purchased the North American manufacturer of its Pokemon cards. This was an unexpected move from the company, which largely just contracts others to do this work for them, rather than do it in-house. Millennium Print Group will still retain its autonomy, and will still be able to work on non-Pokemon projects. However, it’s a good omen for fans of the Pokemon TCG, with bosses obviously feeling good about its future.

We joke that Pokemon Go mania back in 2016 brought about world peace, but that might not be a complete exaggeration. A recent study found that when the game was being played most, there were fewer internet searches related to depression, anxiety, and stress. Of course, it doesn’t mean that Pokemon Go is the cure to all of our problems, but it could be that it was a welcome distraction for a time. Sadly, searches went back to their usual rates after a time, but it’s nice to know that a game may have given us a well-deserved break from our worries.

Pokemon Fan Shares A Way To Trade From Gen 2 To Gen 3

Lastly, we went all of the manner back to the early 2000s for one in every of our memories this week. After extra than twenty years, a fan has observed a manner to trade between Gen 2 and Gen 3 games – even at the same time as maintaining all your Pokemon’s stats, and not needing to switch them to a laptop. With a custom attachment for the link cable, YouTuber Goppier completed a change among the two games. The attachment works by using no longer simplest getting the video games to study each different’s data, but additionally via giving Gen 2 ‘mon a nature, and something else it might normally have in Gen 3. While it received’t be an handy approach for every fan, it does display that it’s miles technologically possible.