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May 07

Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018

Posted by Sunain | May 7th 2018 at 09:34 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Safari Zone
Comments: 0
Niantic has announced the first dates for the Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 around the world. On June 30th, 2018 to July 1st, 2018 an event will take place in Dortmund, Germany while on July 14th, 2018 to July 15th, 2018, another event will take place in Chicago, United States.


Get Pumped Up for Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018!

Trainers, It’s time to mark your calendars and get ready for an exciting lineup of Pokémon GO events all over the world. This year we’re bringing dynamic live events to even more places. It’s the Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018!

Trainers across Europe: Get ready for a Safari Zone event in Dortmund, Germany. Together with the city of Dortmund, we will host an event from June 30 to July 1 in beautiful Westfalenpark. Westfalenpark is not only one of the largest inner-city parks in Europe but also includes elaborate water features, a Japanese garden, and large playgrounds for kids and families. Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful view while catching many types of Pokémon! Activities will expand to Dortmund’s entire city district, inviting players from all over Europe to explore the city’s cultural history through Pokémon GO. This is an open event for all to enjoy, so book your travel and accommodations soon! For detailed information on the Dortmund Safari Zone Event, please visit the event website.

Safari Zone, Les Quatre Temps

Our biggest North American event is back with a brand-new look! Pokémon GO Fest returns to Chicago from July 14 to July 15. Pokémon GO Fest 2018: A Walk in the Park will offer a unique, immersive play experience unseen anywhere else that will create a daylong adventure for Trainers. The event will be held in the city’s historic Lincoln Park, with a 1.8-mile walking course that, among the tree-lined greenery, will include exclusive activities for Trainers of all ages. Single-day passes go on sale on May 11 for //media.pocketmonsters.net/news/3240/tottorirecap.png0 on our event website. Also, check the event website for details on hotel accommodations and stay tuned for more details.

We’ve been so inspired by the spirit and dedication of Trainers who have come to our events throughout Asia. From Tottori to Seoul to Chiayi, we’ve been lucky to see hundreds of thousands of Trainers coming together to view breathtaking scenery, catch many types of Pokémon, and enjoy a unique real-world experience. We’ll have a Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan, later this Summer, to be followed by an exciting schedule for our Trainers across Asia. Keep an eye out for more details on these events!

Safari Zone, Tottori

If you’re unable to make it to one of our live events this summer, there are still plenty of amazing ways to participate in the action. Trainers across the globe will be able to engage in a variety of activities and challenges, so you’ll be able to take part no matter where you are. Announcements on these features will be forthcoming, so watch out for more news! We invite you to join us on an adventure—even from your hometown.

Plus, there are monthly gatherings happening all over the world on Pokémon GO Community Day. On Saturday, May 19, the Fire-type Pokémon Charmander will be the star! Community Day happens once a month, so make sure you mark your calendars and gear up for events on Saturday June 16 and Sunday July 8. As we get closer to those dates, we will reveal the starring Pokémon, an exclusive move that can only be learned on Community Day, and special bonuses that will be available throughout the length of the events!

In addition to our own events, we also participate in civic and service-oriented events throughout the year, benefitting a number of causes. Seeking a way to connect with your city or community while discovering and catching Pokémon, or to get the latest on all of our upcoming live events? Don’t forget to check out PokemonGOLive.com/events to see what’s coming up next!

We’re proud to bring you these special events across the globe, but there’s still one important thing missing—you!

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/summertour2018/

Article edited on 2018-05-07 09:35:41 by Sunain
May 02

Legendary Year of Pokémon - May 2018 Distributions - Yveltal and Xerneas

Posted by Sunain | May 2nd 2018 at 10:17 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Legendary Pokémon, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Comments: 0
From May 4th, 2018 until May 27th, 2018, Yveltal and Xerneas will be available to get at participating stores around the world via a code to obtain Yveltal in Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Sun or Xerneas in Pokémon Ultra Moon or Pokémon Moon.


Canada / Australia: EB Games
Germany / Italy / United States: GameStop
United Kingdom / Spain: GAME
France: Micromania


PLUS YVELTAL AND XERNEAS BOOSTERS ARE AVAILABLE IN LATEST POKÉMON DUEL BOOSTER The Pokémon Company International announced today that Yveltal and Xerneas will be the next Pokémon featured in the yearlong celebration of Legendary Pokémon. Beginning May 4 until May 26, players can receive either Yveltal or Xerneas* in their Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems. Code cards will be available at GAME in the UK and GameStop in Ireland.

In addition, both Yveltal and Xerneas are two of the 11 new Boosters available from today in Pokémon Duel as part of the game’s latest update.

These Legendary Pokémon first appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. When the wings and tail feathers of Yveltal spread wide and glow red, it can absorb the life force of living creatures. Xerneas is a Fairy-type Pokémon, and it is said it can share eternal life when the horns on its head shine in seven colours.

Yveltal and Xerneas - Level / Moves:


YouTube Trailer - Add Xerneas or Yveltal to Your Pokémon Game in the Year of Legendary Pokémon!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4iX3qqwtTc

Article edited on 2018-05-02 10:27:51 by Sunain
May 01

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - Global Misssion #7 - Get BP at the Battle Tree!

Posted by Sunain | May 1st 2018 at 09:41 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Global Link, Global Mission, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Comments: 0
The 7th Global Misssion for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon called Get BP at the Battle Tree! will take place from May 1st, 2018 until May 14th, 2018. The goal is to collect 2,000,000 Battle Points.


Climb to the Top in the Next Global Mission!

Get ready to put your battle skills to the ultimate test during the “Get BP at the Battle Tree!” global mission in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. During this challenge, the goal is to collect 2,000,000 Battle Points (BP) worldwide between May 1, 2018, at 00:00 (UTC) and May 14, 2018, at 23:59 (UTC). If this lofty goal is reached, every participant will receive 2,000 Festival Coins as a reward for their battle prowess.

Even if the goal isn’t reached, everyone will get a participation prize of 1,000 Festival Coins. Trainers who have registered their game at the Pokémon Global Link before the end of the global mission will receive double the number of Festival Coins—4,000 when the goal is reached, and 2,000 even if it isn’t. You’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account to register your game and collect the bonus Festival Coins, so be sure to sign up for a free account today.

In order to compete in the Battle Tree in Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon, you will need to play the game until you become Champion. The Battle Tree can then be accessed on Poni Island to the west of Poni Gauntlet. At the Battle Tree, Trainers will face a gauntlet of challengers. The goal is to defeat as many opponents in a row as possible without suffering a defeat. The more opponents you conquer, the more BP you earn.

So gather up a party of your most skilled Pokémon and prepare to battle your way to victory and glory! Together, we can make this global mission a success!

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/2da95cd9-ebae-497e-bf49-7942ff5f4474

Article edited on 2018-05-01 09:41:37 by Sunain
Apr 10

Pokémon GO - Worldwide Celebration of Pokémon Originally Discovered in the Kanto Region!

Posted by Sunain | April 10th 2018 at 03:07 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has announced that a Worldwide Celebration of Pokémon Originally Discovered in the Kanto Region will take place from April 10th, 2018 until April 17th, 2018. During this time Kanto Pokémon will appear more often and certain Pokémon such as Aerodactyl and Snorlax will be featured in Raid Battles across the world.


Worldwide Celebration of Pokémon Originally Discovered in the Kanto Region!

Trainers, The appearance of the Mythical Pokémon Mew has attracted Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Kanto region. These classic Pokémon will be seen more frequently starting April 10 at 1 P.M. PDT, so you’ll have the perfect opportunity to earn a gold Kanto medal and even complete your Kanto Pokédex!

What’s more, certain Pokémon such as Aerodactyl and Snorlax will be featured in Raid Battles across the world. Keep an eye out for one you haven’t encountered yet!

As you encounter and catch more Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, all actions will be rewarded with double Candy. So, not only will you be able to catch Pokémon you might not frequently see, but you may also get the chance to register their evolved forms in your Pokédex as well.

During this event, there will also be special boxes containing Raid Passes! These boxes will give you an opportunity to challenge many powerful Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region.

This special celebration ends on April 17, so get out there and make some more discoveries. If all goes well, you may be able to finish your first Special Research request and encounter Mew!

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/kantocelebration/

Article edited on 2018-04-10 03:08:45 by Sunain
Apr 06

Detective Pikachu Wallpaper - My Nintendo Rewards / Detective Pikachu Demo

Posted by Sunain | April 6th 2018 at 04:24 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, Demo, Detective Pikachu
Comments: 0
Nintendo has announced that people can redeem 50 My Nintendo Platinum Points to get a Detective Pikachu wallpaper for your PC, smartphone and tablet. Also announced was the Detective Pikachu demo became available to download on April 5th, 2018 on the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop.


The wallpaper can be downloaded in eleven different resolutions.

Landscape format:
3840x2160・ 2560x1440・1920x1080・1366x768・1280x1024

Portrait format:

Source: https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/852e66e921d7c568

Free special demo version of the Detective Pikachu game!


You’ve never seen a Pikachu like this one!

You can team up with a witty, tough-talking Pikachu to uncover clues, solve mysteries, and encounter familiar faces from the Pokémon world in Detective Pikachu, a new detective adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Want to try out the game? You can play the FREE special demo version of Detective Pikachu, available now for download on Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. In the demo, players can enjoy the beginning of the game and transfer their save data to the full version of Detective Pikachu (once purchased).

Detective Pikachu is available now for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. For more information about the game, you can visit the official site.

For a limited time, players who purchase the Detective Pikachu™ game will receive a bonus download code for a Detective Pikachu theme for the HOME Menu on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL. Starting 3/23 purchase the digital or packaged version of the game on Nintendo eShop, Nintendo.com, or select retailers to get your bonus code, and enjoy this cool yet cute Detective Pikachu theme! Offer ends April 22, 2018. Internet connection required. Code expires 12/31/2018. For more information on how to download the theme, visit http://support.nintendo.com/redeem-a-theme.

Fans can play Detective Pikachu on a New Nintendo 2DS XL system that features Pikachu’s iconic face, now available in stores at a suggested retail price of //media.pocketmonsters.net/news/3218/detective_pikachu_platinum_points.png59.99. The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system is just as electric as the Pokémon itself, with an eye-catching yellow design featuring a stylized close-up of Pikachu’s face. As with all Nintendo 2DS systems, the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system plays Nintendo 3DS games in 2D. (Note: The Detective Pikachu game and the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system are sold separately.)

Source: https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/free-special-demo-version-of-the-detective-pikachu-game

Article edited on 2018-04-06 10:52:44 by Sunain
Apr 06

Pokémon Duel - Version 6.0.0

Posted by Sunain | April 6th 2018 at 10:43 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Duel
Comments: 0

A major update is now available for Pokémon Duel, the mobile strategy game in which fans battle each other with digital Pokémon figures. This update introduces the ability for Pokémon to change forms, new Legendary Pokémon, and much more.

Pokémon Duel is available for download at no charge on the App Store, Amazon Appstore for Android, and on Google Play.
New features include:
  • The ability for Pokémon to change forms! Certain Pokémon will now be able to change their forms during battle. As well, players can get rare items and a ticket good for a Booster 6-pack guaranteed to include at least one [EX] or higher rarity figure just for logging in. Note that log-in bonuses will be available only for a limited time.
  • As part of Pokémon’s legendary year, the Legendary Pokémon Kyurem is now available, and in the right deck it’ll be able to change its form. Both Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, which have drawn their power from the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom, have also been introduced with this update. Trainers will also need the new DNA Splicers plate to help Kyurem change its form. All three Pokémon are available in the April 2018 Recommended Booster A and the April 2018 Booster 10-pack A.
  • A new social feature introduces the ability to follow other players and track their progress in-game. Pokémon Duel fans can receive special items if they follow enough players, and can earn extra items if enough players follow them back.
  • Players should take note of the strongest decks they see their friends use, because they'll need to be on top of their game with the upcoming tournament feature. A pre-tournament will be held soon to preview this long-awaited feature. Future tournaments will be held in various formats, so players should make sure to build a wide collection of Pokémon figures and plates.

YouTube Promo - Change the Forms of Pokémon and More in Pokémon Duel!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCD04idFjc0

Article edited on 2018-04-06 10:45:35 by Sunain

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