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Jun 16

Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 - Global Research, Pokémon Sightings and More

Posted by Sunain | June 16th 2018 at 09:38 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced some more details of the upcoming Pokémon GO events that are part of the 2018 Summer Tour. Below are the unlock rewards.

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Dortmund- June 30th to July 1st - Rewards run from July 2nd to 9th
Safari Zone - Complete 100,000 Research Tasks - Catch EXP Increase
Europe - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Raid EXP Increase
Americas - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Hatch EXP Increase
Asia Pacific - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Lucky Eggs last 1 hour

Pokémon GO Fest 2018 Chicago- July 14th and 15th = Rewards run from July 16th to 23rd
GO Fest - Complete 100,000 Research Tasks - Catch Candy Increase
Europe - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Hatch Candy Increase
Americas - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Egg distance decrease
Asia Pacific - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Raid Candy Increase

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Yokosuka - Late Summer
Yokosuka Safari Zone - Complete 100,000 Research Tasks - Catch Stardust Increase
Europe - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Star Piece Last 1 Hour
Americas - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Hatch Stardust Increase
Asia Pacific - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Raid Stardust Increase

Global Research, Pokémon Sightings, and More Coming During Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018!

As Trainers from all over the world participate in live events during Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018, we’re happy to bring amazing in-game opportunities for Trainers everywhere!

Take a look at some of the exciting things coming up on our calendar.

Professor Willow’s Global Challenge

Professor Willow needs your help! On the weekends of our special live events, Trainers from all over the world will be tasked to complete Professor Willow’s Global Challenge! The challenge is simple: complete Field Research tasks!

For the purposes of this challenge, the global community will be split into four parts: The Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; the Asia-Pacific region; and the main research site itself. Each area will have to complete a set number of Field Research tasks, and if the goals are met, Trainers everywhere will be able to enjoy some amazing bonuses.

There will be three opportunities to complete these Field Research goals throughout the summer, so get ready to work together! At the end of each event, if all goals are met for each area, an even bigger bonus will be unlocked, so stay tuned for more information on this exciting reward!

We’ll let the Professor explain it in his own words:

Thanks so much for your help in gathering important Field Research. Your amazing contributions have already furthered my work, and I have a feeling that at the end of this challenge, something amazing will happen! I wonder what it could be...

I’ve put together this handy chart to help track your progress:

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So best of luck, Trainers, and I hope you enjoy my challenge! I can’t wait to see what you’ll find. Time to get up and GO!

—Prof. W.

Thanks, Professor! Trainers, we can’t wait to see you out in the field. Get ready to do some research!

Get Ready for Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Dortmund!

The first event in Professor Willow’s Research Challenge will occur in Dortmund, Germany, during the Safari Zone event. While there is plenty to do in the Dortmund area during this free event, such as encountering Unown and Corsola throughout beautiful Westfalenpark and exciting Raid Battles happening around the city, Trainers worldwide will be able to join in the fun!

In addition to completing Field Research tasks provided by Professor Willow, Trainers all over the world will see increased appearances of the Grass- and Poison-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, Roselia! Perhaps you’ll have a chance at catching a Shiny Roselia sprouting purple flowers.

So mark your calendars for June 30 and July 1 to take advantage of this cool celebration!

Celebrate Pokémon GO Fest around the World!

Pokémon GO Fest 2018 on July 14 and 15 will be the next stop for fun! Trainers without a ticket to the event won’t be able to see any Pokémon or PokéStops in Lincoln Park, but Trapinch, Feebas, and other Pokémon featured in the habitats of Pokémon GO Fest will appear more frequently all over the world during that weekend.

The Cheering Pokémon, Plusle and Minun, will also appear more frequently worldwide as Trainers complete themed Field Research tasks. Catching Plusle and Minun will result in bonus Stardust, and lucky Trainers might even discover their Shiny versions!

The Alolan forms of Diglett and Geodude will be in on the fun, too. Beginning that weekend Alolan Diglett and Alolan Geodude will be appearing globally for the first time in Pokémon GO. Don’t miss the chance to encounter the unique forms of these Pokémon.

There will be so much to do on the weekend of Pokémon GO Fest, you won’t want to miss it!

Even More Awaits…

Trainers, even more surprises are coming. Keep an eye out for news as we get closer to each event and stay tuned as we continue to announce late-summer events and more!

So get out there and GO!

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/summergameplay2018/

Article edited on 2018-06-16 09:39:12 by Sunain
Jun 12

Nintendo Smashes E3 with 2018 Lineup, Details About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Pokémon: Let’s Go

Posted by Sunain | June 12th 2018 at 01:11 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, YouTube, E3, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch
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During the Nintendo E3 2018 Nintendo Direct, a few new Pokémon related announcements were made. Nintendo announced two bundles, in which players can get Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with one Poké Ball Plus at a suggested retail price of $99.99USD each. It was also revealed that the Poké Ball Plus comes with Mythical Pokémon Mew.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will include the following Pokémon related playable characters: Mewtwo, Jigglypuff, Pokémon Trainer, Pikachu, Pichu, Greninja, Lucario.

Nintendo Smashes E3 with 2018 Lineup, Details About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2018 – Nintendo opened its activities for the annual E3 2018 video game trade show with a bang – and a smash. Showing world-first footage of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo shared details about the latest entry in a series with sales of more than 40 million units worldwide. A new game built for the Nintendo Switch system, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lets up to eight players square off in action-packed battles that are all about smashing beloved video game characters off the screen. Legendary game worlds and fighters collide in the ultimate showdown at E3 2018, which runs through June 14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Nintendo made its announcements during its Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 video presentation, which can be viewed at https://e3.nintendo.com.

“At E3, we’re showing how Nintendo Switch continues to redefine play, with the broadest range of games people can enjoy together anytime, anywhere,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “Fans who’ve debated which Super Smash Bros. fighter is the best now have the chance to settle their differences once and for all, pitting familiar faces against fresh challengers on stages both new and old. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and the arrival of Epic’s Fortnite on Nintendo Switch demonstrate the strong momentum Nintendo Switch continues to have through 2018 and beyond.”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will include every single fighter ever featured in the series’ nearly two-decade run, making it one of the biggest crossover events in gaming history. Fans can enjoy returning favorites like Ice Climbers and Pokémon Trainer, as well as newly announced fighters like Ridley from the Metroid series and Inkling from the Splatoon series. The game supports a variety of controller options, including Nintendo GameCube controllers (original or newly designed), Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. With Nintendo Switch, players can throw down whenever and wherever they like in Handheld or Tabletop mode while enjoying online play.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate combines many stages and new items, with gameplay that makes it easy for players of all skill levels to jump in. All current Super Smash Bros. series amiibo figures are compatible with the game, and any fighter’s amiibo figure from other series will also be supported. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to launch on Dec. 7, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. It is being developed by Nintendo, Sora, Ltd. and BANDAI NAMCO Studios, and is directed by Masahiro Sakurai.

Nintendo also announced that Fortnite, the Battle Royale phenomenon from Epic Games, is available for Nintendo Switch – TODAY. Players can download it for free from the Nintendo eShop, then test their mettle in thrilling crucibles of combat. The action never stops with Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, where players can build and battle together anytime, anywhere. Team up online with friends in the same room or around the world. Weekly updates and new gameplay modes will keep the action fresh for seasoned Fortnite players and newcomers alike.

At its E3 booth this week in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Nintendo will give attendees their first chance to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, two Pokémon games launching for the Nintendo Switch system on Nov. 16 at a suggested retail price of $59.99 each. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are a new way to experience Pokémon that lets players adventure with their partner Pokémon in the vibrant Kanto region, discover fresh and exciting Pokémon encounters and Trainer battles, as well as share the adventure cooperatively with a friend anytime, anywhere on one Nintendo Switch system. Players can even transfer Kanto region Pokémon into the game from the Pokémon GO app. These games serve as an entry point to the Pokémon series for newcomers, but they also provide fun and engaging experiences for Pokémon fans of all ages. A new accessory, called Poké Ball Plus, comes with Mythical Pokémon, Mew and is sold separately from the games. Poké Ball Plus includes a pressable analog stick and button, so players can control the new games entirely with the accessory, if they want. Nintendo is announcing two bundles, in which players can get Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with one Poké Ball Plus at a suggested retail price of $99.99 each.

EXCITING NEW FEATURES FOR POKÉMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU! AND POKÉMON: LET’S GO, EEVEE! UNVEILED AT E3 2018!

Mythical Pokémon Mew in Poké Ball Plus, GO Park, and Other Game Details Revealed

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today revealed new details about the recently announced Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! video games, including details about the Mythical Pokémon Mew, Pokémon GO integration, and much more. Developed by GAME FREAK inc., both games are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world, while giving longtime fans a new way to play Pokémon. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will launch in Europe on November 16, 2018 exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo’s E3 2018 digital presentation included additional details about the Mythical Pokémon Mew, an incredibly rare Pokémon that cannot be encountered in regular gameplay in any of the Pokémon main series games. For Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Mew will be available in the Poké Ball Plus, and players will be able to transfer it to their version of these new games. Each individually sold Poké Ball Plus will contain Mew, as will all the Poké Ball Plus accessories sold in special packs. Mew caught while playing Pokémon GO cannot be brought into Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

Additional game information was unveiled via the Nintendo Treehouse Live presentation at E3 2018 in Los Angeles, where Game Director Junichi Masuda from GAME FREAK gave a demonstration of the game. Various gameplay elements were shown, including parts of the Viridian Forest, Pewter City, and a familiar face to Pokémon fans—Brock!

Other features of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! that were revealed today include:
  • GO Park—GO Park is enabled as a player progresses further in the game and will help players befriend Pokémon from Pokémon GO in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! This feature allows for Kanto region Pokémon from Pokémon GO to be transferred to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! These Pokémon will then need to be captured with a Poké Ball again. The player can interact with them in a whole new way in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Candy Jar—Players can use a variety of Candies to strengthen their Pokémon in a training system introduced in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Later in the game, players will be able to send their Pokémon to Professor Oak to receive these candies.
  • Link Trading and Battles—Players will be able to trade and engage in Single and Double Battles with other players online and via local wireless communication. Battling and trading online will require an active Nintendo Switch Online membership, a paid service launching this September.

YouTube Trailer - Nintendo Direct: E3 2018


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akohTFyGu88

Article edited on 2018-06-16 09:28:54 by Sunain
Jun 08

Pokémon GO - Water Festival 2018

Posted by Sunain | June 8th 2018 at 08:52 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Get TV, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced details for the Pokémon GO - Water Festival 2018 which takes place from June 7th, 2018 until June 21st, 2018.

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Soak Up Special Bonuses during Water Festival 2018!

Trainers, It’s time to make a splash! Our Water Festival returns June 7 at 1:00 p.m. PDT, with Water-type Pokémon such as Magikarp and Wailmer appearing more frequently in the wild. Some lucky Trainers may even encounter a rare Shiny Shellder for the very first time during the event! Plus, enjoy Field Research tasks highlighting Water-type Pokémon until June 21 at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

Alongside increased appearance of Water-type Pokémon appearing all over the world, you’ll be able to earn 3× Stardust for catching Water-type Pokémon. Plus, 2 km Eggs will hatch exciting Pokémon such as Totodile, Mudkip, and Corphish—earn Double Candy and Stardust for every Egg hatched!

Raid Battles will also feature powerful Water-type Pokémon for the duration of the celebration, including the exciting return of the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre. And, if you challenge Kyogre during the event and come out victorious, there is a chance you’ll encounter its Shiny form!

So Trainers, dive on in to this water-focused event before it ends on June 21!

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/waterfestival2018/

Article edited on 2018-06-08 08:53:17 by Sunain
Jun 06

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - Global Misssion #8 - Play in Festival Plaza!

Posted by Sunain | June 6th 2018 at 08:00 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Global Link, Global Mission, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The 8th Global Misssion for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon called Play in Festival Plaza! will take place from June 5th, 2018 until June 11th, 2018. The goal is to spend 5,000,000 Festival Coins (FC) worldwide.

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Play to Win in the Next Global Mission!

While you’re adventuring in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, it’s always fun to take a break from the action to relax and have fun at Festival Plaza. Now the time you spend in Festival Plaza will really pay off during the “Play in Festival Plaza!” global mission! During this challenge, the goal is to spend 5,000,000 Festival Coins (FC) worldwide between June 5, 2018, at 00:00 (UTC) and June 11, 2018, at 23:59 (UTC). If this lofty goal is reached, every participant will receive 2,000 Festival Coins as a reward. Even if the goal isn’t reached, every participant will get a prize of 1,000 Festival Coins.

Trainers who have registered their game at the Pokémon Global Link by 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.

To access Festival Plaza in Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon, you need to play the game until you reach the Pokémon Center in Hau’oli City. You can then travel to Festival Plaza at any time via the game’s X menu. Once there, you will find a variety of facilities to visit. You can even expand it as you play, granting an even greater variety of things to do. Check out our detailed guide for some tips on how to earn those valuable Festival Coins—and how you can spend them!

So head into Festival Plaza and spend a few Festival Coins! You’ll end up with all sorts of useful items to make your Pokémon more powerful in battle, and you’ll help contribute to the goal. Together, we can make this global mission a success!

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/8cde3cae-1bf0-4646-9786-3552e6d735cd

Article edited on 2018-06-06 08:01:17 by Sunain
Jun 04

Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata to become Outside Director of The Pokémon Company

Posted by Sunain | June 4th 2018 at 08:43 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo
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In the 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Nintendo Co., Ltd. invitation document, it was announced that Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata has been nominated to become the new Outside Director of The Pokémon Company. The Shareholder Voting meeting takes place on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. Japan time.

Reasons for selection as a candidate
Mr. Satoru Shibata has gained extensive business experience in overseas marketing, successively served as the President of overseas subsidiaries, and has a thorough understanding of company management. We request his election as a new Director based on our judgment that he will enhance the decision-making and supervisory functions of the Board of Directors and contribute to the improvement of corporate value.

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/convocation_notice1806e.pdf

Article edited on 2018-06-04 08:44:11 by Sunain
May 29

Pokémon 2018 Video Game Press Conference - Let's Go, Pikachu! / Eevee! - Pokémon Quest

Posted by Sunain | May 29th 2018 at 09:50 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, GAME FREAK, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Nintendo Switch
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The Pokémon 2018 Video Game Press Conference took place in Tokyo, Japan on May 30th, 2018. Announced were a few new games as well as news that an all-new core series Pokémon RPG title is in development for the second half of 2019.

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Pokémon Quest

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Pokémon Quest is a Nintendo Switch game where players befriend Pokémon, uncover hidden treasures and explore a brand-new land. The Pokémon in Pokémon Quest were originally discovered in the Kanto region—but this time, they have a boxy, cube-like appearance!

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Trainers of all ages to get in on the action! In this free-to-start game, you can face off against wild Pokémon and embark on many exciting expeditions. You get to decide which characteristics your Pokémon will have! You can use special items called Power Stones to strengthen your team. The kind of Pokémon they become is completely up to you!

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The game takes place on the mysterious Tumblecube Island, which is known to be filled with hidden treasures and special items. With a team of up to three Pokémon, you can explore the secrets of Tumblecube Island. Battle wild Pokémon, gather treasure, and even befriend new Pokémon—if you have the right ingredients, that is! Pokémon Quest puts the power in your hands.

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Return to the Kanto region and experience a classic Pokémon journey in a whole new way with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! on the Nintendo Switch! Coming November 16th, 2018.

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are based on Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, which first launched in Japan in 1998!

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Pikachu or Eevee—which will you set out on your journey with? Depending on the title you choose, Pikachu or Eevee will be with you wherever you go, either hanging on your shoulder or riding on your head!

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With the Nintendo Switch, you can swing your Joy-Con to toss a Poké Ball and catch the wild Pokémon that appear before you.

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Two players can adventure at the same time in Pokémon Let's Go! Explore, catch Pokémon, and battle together in-game!

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You can use the all new as Poké Ball Plus as a Joy-Con in Pokémon Let's Go!Good things may happen if you place one of your favorite Pokémon into the device and walk around with it in the real world. It will be able to connect to Pokémon GO as well!

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Say Alola to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! with Alolan Exeggutor

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Trainers, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are coming to the Nintendo Switch in November 2018! Once released, Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region that you have caught in Pokémon GO can be brought into these two new Nintendo Switch games. In celebration of this announcement, Alolan Exeggutor will now appear all over the world in Pokémon GO! This is the first Alolan form of a Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region to arrive in Pokémon GO. Keep an eye out for this Pokémon’s tall and stately presence all over the world, where it will appear more often for a limited time. Enjoy, Trainers, and stay tuned for more news about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! soon.

Press Release - New Pokémon™ Experiences Announced for Nintendo Switch

Last night, Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, GAME FREAK and Niantic announced several fun new Pokémon experiences coming to the Nintendo Switch system in 2018, including one that is available right now!
 
The entire video presentation can be viewed here, but below is a summary of key announcements:
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!: Taking place in the diverse and vibrant Kanto region, this new pair of games is packed with adventure for Pokémon Trainers of all ages. In the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games, you will partner up with either Pikachu or Eevee and embark on an exciting adventure where you’ll catch and battle Pokémon, meet other Trainers and discover the region of Kanto. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 16, 2018. Watch the trailer.
  • Poké Ball Plus: This controller was specially designed by Nintendo to enhance the gameplay experience for aspiring Pokémon Trainers by replicating the look and feel of an actual Poké Ball. Poké Ball Plus allows players to control their journey in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, combining motion controls, a pressable Control Stick and Top Button to create a truly immersive Pokémon adventure. In addition to motion controls, Poké Ball Plus also lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates and plays sounds. Players can even send one Pokémon at a time from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! to Poké Ball Plus and bring it along for a stroll in the real world. Poké Ball Plus is also compatible with the Pokémon GO app*, providing the same functionality as Pokémon GO Plus. Poké Ball Plus will launch alongside Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on Nov. 16, 2018.
  • Connect to Pokémon GO*: By wirelessly connecting Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, players can transfer Kanto region Pokémon into the Nintendo Switch games.
  • Catch and Battle with a Friend: Play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! cooperatively anytime, anywhere on one system. Each player can use a single Joy-Con controller or Poké Ball Plus (sold separately) to catch and battle together.
  • Pokémon Quest: Set off on an adventure in the Pokémon Quest game. Venture out with your Pokémon buddies on expeditions across Tumblecube Island in search of loot in this free-to-start action-adventure game for the Nintendo Switch system. Modify your Pokémon buddies with discovered Power Stones to make your expedition team. With a cube-shaped art style, Pokémon Quest is unlike any Pokémon game you’ve seen before. The simple gameplay makes it easy to hop into expeditions and start exploring Tumblecube Island with the help of your Pokémon buddies. Afterward, head back to your base camp where you can use the loot you found during your adventure to befriend more Pokémon. Attract various Kanto Region Pokémon to your base camp by cooking up dishes made with collected ingredients. You can even decorate your base camp with fun items that provide helpful bonuses that make your expeditions more beneficial.

In addition to all of this exciting content, it was announced that GAME FREAK is simultaneously developing another core RPG entry in the Pokémon series, slated to be released for Nintendo Switch in late 2019.

Press Release - POKÉMON GAMES UNVEILED FOR NINTENDO SWITCH

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Arrive This November Featuring Interactivity with Pokémon GO

During a special Pokémon press conference in Tokyo today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced three new ways to play Pokémon for Nintendo Switch™—Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and the free-to-start Pokémon Quest. With the addition of these new titles, Pokémon is broadening the scope of video game offerings from the franchise to appeal to its wide variety of fans at all player levels. Pokémon also announced that the next introduction to its popular core RPG series, which was teased last year at E3, will arrive in late 2019 on Nintendo Switch for the first time.

Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
With Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Pokémon is inviting fans on a new journey by taking them back to a familiar setting. Inspired by Pokémon Yellow, which was originally released in Japan on Nintendo’s Game Boy in 1998, these two new titles feature many of the intuitive gameplay functions offered to players in the hugely popular Pokémon GO and are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world. Trainers will embark on an epic adventure set in the iconic Kanto region joined by their trusty Pikachu in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Eevee in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! They feature brand new gameplay to make the most of the unique capabilities of Nintendo Switch, such as throwing Poké Balls to catch Pokémon by swinging Joy-Con™ controllers, as well as the opportunity for family and friends to battle and explore together in a new two-player mode. The games were unveiled in partnership with GAME FREAK, the games’ developers and original creators of the Pokémon video game franchise.

“With the launch of Pokémon GO in 2016 and the global sensation that ensued, millions of new players were introduced to the world of Pokémon,” said Junichi Masuda, director at GAME FREAK inc. “For many people, Pokémon GO was their first experience with the Pokémon brand, so we have crafted these two new titles to be an accessible entry point to our core RPG series while giving our longtime fans a new way to play Pokémon.”

The connection between these two new titles and Pokémon GO doesn’t end there - literally. GAME FREAK and The Pokémon Company teamed up with Niantic to bring next-level innovation by offering players the ability to connect their Pokémon GO to their Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! game. Players can catch Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region in Pokémon GO and then transfer them into their Nintendo Switch adventure. Something special will also be coming to the world of Pokémon GO, making the connection between both games even more appealing for Trainers. Details for this will be revealed in the near future.

The Poké Ball Plus* a device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! in place of a Joy-Con or alongside Pokémon GO instead of the Pokémon GO Plus, was also unveiled, continuing the innovative ways to connect the games. The Poké Ball Plus features motion controls, lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds. When catching a Pokémon in the Nintendo Switch games, players will be able to feel it moving within the device. It also does more than function as a controller—using the Poké Ball Plus, players can bring one of their Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with them as they explore the real world, giving Trainers the opportunity to spend time with favorite Pokémon even when they’re not playing the game. Additionally, Trainers can receive a variety of rewards once Pokémon are returned to the Nintendo Switch games.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will launch on 16 November 2018, exclusively on Nintendo Switch. The Poké Ball Plus will be available at participating retailers on the same day.

YouTube Trailer - Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! Trailer


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jRtpMKLsts

YouTube Trailer - New Adventures Await in Pokémon Quest! Trailer


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0AEUmgGHRE

YouTube Trailer - Pokémon 2018 Video Game Press Conference


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ_qtyOa5Dg

Article edited on 2018-05-30 01:03:54 by Sunain
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