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Jul 12 2020 Flag PM2019 28: めそめそメッソン
Messon Sobs For What Reason?
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One Crackling Fit of Jealousy: Wanpachi's Fantasy
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The Reluctant Pikachu and the Exasperated Barrierd
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Hinbass and the Pretty Scale
Aug 09 2020 Flag PM2019 32: セレビィ 時を超えた約束
Celebi: A Timeless Promise
Aug 08 3000 Flag Movie 23: ココ
Coco
Jun 12

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield 2020 International Friendly Online Competition

Posted by Sunain | June 12th 2020 at 07:24 PM EDT
Tags: Online Tournament, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The official Pokémon website has announced the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield 2020 International Friendly Online Competition. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield 2020 International Friendly Online Competition

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Information
Region: International, excluding Japan
Registration Period: Wednesday, June 10th, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PDT until Thursday, June 25th, 2020, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.
Tournament Period: Thursday, June 25th, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT until Sunday, June 28th, 2020, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.
Ranking Results Announcement: July 2020
Compatible Games: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
Battle Type: Double Battle Format
Banned Pokémon: players were permitted to use Pokémon No. 001–397 in the Galar Pokédex, as well as Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Slowpoke (Galarian Form), Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Popplio, Brionne, and Primarina. The following Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing may be also used: Charizard, Butterfree, Pikachu, Meowth, Machamp, Gengar, Kingler, Lapras, Eevee, Snorlax, Garbodor, Corviknight, Orbeetle, Drednaw, Coalossal, Flapple, Appletun, Sandaconda, Toxtricity, Centiskorch, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl, Alcremie, Copperajah, and Duraludon.
Entry Gift: Trainers who complete at least one battle in the International Friendly will earn 50 Battle Points.
Description
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players can challenge Trainers from around the world in the International Friendly Online Competition. This competition, which runs from Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT until Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, will use similar rules and regulations as the current Championship Series format. This competition is a great opportunity to see how you can do in a format similar to the Video Game Championships without the pressure of Championship Points up for grabs. In addition to battling for pride, Trainers who complete at least one battle in the International Friendly will earn 50 Battle Points.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-news/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-2020-international-friendly-online-competition/

Article edited on 2020-06-15 07:24:47 by Sunain
Jun 11

Pokémon Masters - Legendary Arena: Entei / New Main Story Chapters

Posted by Sunain | June 11th 2020 at 09:14 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Masters, DeNA
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DeNA has announced that a Legendary Arena: Entei has been added, New Main Story Chapters have been added and there is a Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, The Isle of Armor log-in bonus.

Legendary Arena: Entei Newly Added!

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Legendary Arena: Entei Available Now! Legendary Arena: Entei is a brand new battle area that has just been added today! You can complete the related missions to earn Medals that can only be obtained here!

Date/Time

June 10, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - June 24, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

Legendary Arena Details

The Legendary Arena is a special battle area where you can form multiple teams and take on the challenge using a set number of sync pairs. Each difficulty level has a maximum number of sync pairs that can participate. Sync pairs that have already participated cannot do so again until the challenge has been reset.

Strategically form teams for each Legendary Arena challenge and take on the boss!

Missions

You can earn Medals and other completion rewards that are only available during this Legendary Arena challenge period! Check the Missions screen to learn more!

Note: For more details about missions, tap the Mission Completion Rewards button displayed on the Legendary Arena difficulty selection screen.

Important

  • To attempt Legendary Arena missions, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 2: Defeat Team Break! (Normal) in single-player.
  • To learn more details about the Legendary Arena, tap the Information button on the main Legendary Arena screen.
  • While Legendary Arena missions will also be displayed on the General missions screen, they cannot be attempted outside of the challenge period.
  • The time period and featured content are subject to change without notice.

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Event_2055_3W_1

About the Legendary Arena

The Legendary Arena is a special battle area where you can form multiple teams and take on the challenge using a set number of sync pairs. Each difficulty level has a maximum number of sync pairs that can participate. Sync pairs that have already participated cannot do so again until the challenge has been reset.

The Legendary Arena features multiple difficulty levels. Completing a lower difficulty will allow you to attempt the next one. You can earn rewards by dealing a certain amount of damage to a boss during battle, as well as by completing missions. See if you can complete all of the difficulty levels!

Carried-Over Opponent Stats
In the Legendary Arena, your opponent’s remaining HP and status conditions, etc. are carried over until the challenge is reset. A boss’s attack patterns and other moves will change after you deal a certain amount of damage to them.

Special Parameters
There are special parameters for every battle in the Legendary Arena. These special parameters can be found on the Area Details screen.

Arena Rewards
Arena rewards can be obtained from the Legendary Arena and can be viewed by tapping the Arena Rewards icon. Medals and damage rewards are obtainable as arena rewards.

Medals
You can acquire them by completing the specified missions.
Damage Rewards
These can be acquired by dealing a certain amount of damage to a boss. Damage rewards are comprised of first-time rewards and battle rewards. First-time rewards can only be acquired once. Battle rewards can be acquired after each reset.

Mission Completion Rewards
You are rewarded for completing all the missions in the Legendary Arena. Check the Missions screen to learn more!

Reset
Once you have started a Legendary Arena challenge, you cannot attempt any others until the challenge is reset. The information below is reset.

  • Current challenge status
  • Ally participation count
  • Your opponent’s HP and status conditions
  • Damage reward progress

Tap the Reset button to reset.

Auto Reset
Your progress will be automatically reset after a week has elapsed since you last attempted the Legendary Arena.

Quitting / Deleting Interrupted Play Data
Deleting play data from a quit game or interrupted play data in Legendary Arena battles will revert you to your status prior to participating in a battle.

Important

  • To attempt Legendary Arena missions, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 2: Defeat Team Break! (Normal) in single-player.
  • Check out the separate notice for more information about the Legendary Arena challenge period.
  • While Legendary Arena missions will also be displayed on the General missions screen, they cannot be attempted outside of the challenge period.
  • The time period and featured content are subject to change without notice.

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Event_2055_3W_2

New Main Story Chapters Added!

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New chapters have been added to the Main Story! A Main Story Support Log-In Bonus will also be available to celebrate the Main Story additions.

Log-In Bonus Details

  • Day 1: Gems ×100
  • Day 2: Gems ×100
  • Day 3: Gems ×100
  • Day 4: Gems ×100
  • Day 5: Gems ×100
  • Day 6: Gems ×100
  • Day 7: Gems ×100

Date/Time

June 10, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - June 17, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

Important

  • To unlock these new story chapters, you must complete Chapter 24 in the Main Story.
  • The sync pairs that appear as opponents in battle have different capabilities than those you can actually obtain.
  • The content is subject to change without notice.
  • To claim log-in bonuses, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.
  • Log-in bonuses are sent to your Present Box.
  • Log-in bonuses can only be claimed during the specified time period.
  • Log-in bonuses sent to the Present Box can only be claimed for a limited period of time.
  • Log-in bonuses can only be claimed once per day.
  • Up to 7 log-in bonuses can be claimed.
  • Log-in bonuses are reset each day at 11:00 p.m.
  • If you are already logged in, you will need to return to the Pokémon Center and claim them from your Present Box.

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Update_2050_3W_1

Double Feature Spotlight Scout

Increased chance to scout Sygna Suit Grimsley and Sygna Suit Elesa! Double Feature Spotlight Scout under way! Featuring 5★ Sygna Suit Grimsley & Sharpedo and 5★ Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom! Featured sync pairs have a higher chance of appearing than non-featured 5★ sync pairs. The sync grids of 5★ Sygna Suit Grimsley & Sharpedo will be expanded upon their release.

About Sygna Suit Grimsley & Sharpedo

Surf’s up with Grimsley, sporting a new sygna suit, as he overwhelms opponents with fierce attacks!

About Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom

Elesa serves up a sygna suit look as she lends her teammates a hand with their sync moves!

Date/Time

June 10, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - June 24, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

Important

  • The sync pairs featured in this sync pair scout may also appear in future sync pair scouts.
  • To unlock the sync grid, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 11: Alola’s Rising Stars: Part 2 (Normal) in single-player.
  • Sync pairs other than the ones mentioned above may appear.
  • Please note that you cannot have two or more sync pairs that include Trainers with the same name in your team. Example: Brock & Onix and Sygna Suit Brock & Tyranitar
  • The time period and featured content are subject to change without notice.
  • To check the available sync pairs and their respective offering rates, go to the Offering Rate section on the Sync Pair Scout screen.
  • Please read the Notes section under Offering Rate on the Sync Pair Scout screen before using the feature.

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Scout_2050_3W_1

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, The Isle of Armor log-in bonus

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Part 1 of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, The Isle of Armor, is coming soon!

To celebrate, #PokemonMasters will have a log-in bonus! This is your chance to stock up on training items like Gym Leader Notes, co-op sync orbs, and more!

Source: https://twitter.com/PokemonMasters/status/1270762655268122624

Article edited on 2020-06-11 09:16:55 by Sunain
Jun 11

Pokémon Masters - Message from the Pokémon Masters Team (Vol. 11)

Posted by Sunain | June 11th 2020 at 08:52 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Masters, DeNA
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The producer of Pokémon Master Yu Sasaki posted an open letter about the game on the Pokémon Master's official website. The letter addresses the upcoming changes to the game including New content, Updates to make sync pairs more exciting and their approach to improving existing features.

A Message from the Pokémon Masters Team (Vol. 11)

Greetings, Trainers. We’re the producers of Pokémon Masters, Yu Sasaki and Tetsuya Iguchi, here with a new message for you. Today, we’ll discuss how we’re expanding the game’s content as we approach our first anniversary and celebrate this exciting milestone with fans.

We’ll also tell you about our plans to make sync pairs even more exciting, as well as how we’re improving existing features. We would like to thank all of you for sharing feedback on the new features mentioned in our last message, including responses to the survey made available in May.

Discussion Topics

In this message, we’ll discuss the following:

  • New content
  • Updates to make sync pairs more exciting
  • Our approach to improving existing features

New Content and Updates to Make Sync Pairs More Exciting

We appreciate the feedback we’ve received regarding sync pairs, and we plan to improve them in the following ways.

Streamlining Sync Pair Training

We’re currently developing new ways to strengthen sync pairs. We plan to release these around the first anniversary of the game, so we hope you are looking forward to it.

Sygna Suits and Seasonal Sync Pairs

One of fans’ most frequent requests is to see more new sync pairs as well as existing sync pairs in both sygna suits and special seasonal outfits.

Many sync pairs that haven’t debuted yet are on their way, and we’re working to ensure that sync pairs in sygna suits and seasonal outfits will appear more frequently than before.

We’ll be introducing new season-exclusive sync pairs in our next message, so stay tuned.

Battling Champions

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*Game screens are not final.

As previously discussed, we are introducing a new battle feature that will allow players to face off against Elite Four members and Champions. With this feature, we’re hoping to re-create the same challenging thrills that Trainers experience when battling in the Pokémon League in Pokémon RPGs.

You can enter these battles with multiple sync pairs, but winning will require strategy that is different from the approach used in other battles. More details will come in a future message.

Egg Events

Events based on Pokémon Eggs are coming in July. Each Pokémon you can get from these events will be different, as each one’s role and the number of passive skills it has will be random.

There will also be a very rare chance that a Shiny Pokémon will hatch, so we encourage all Trainers to try to find their favorite Pokémon.

In addition to developing these features, we’re also working on expanding existing content and preparing new events. There is a new legendary event coming, too, so we hope you’re looking forward to it!

Our Approach to Improving Existing Features

In May’s survey, we collected feedback about our three planned improvements to existing features:

  • Reduced time spent battling for items
  • Easier identification of battles that reward items
  • A change to the number of playable battles per day
Survey responses indicate that many players want to obtain items more efficiently—even if the number of battle attempts is limited.

Based on this feedback, we will be launching a new stamina system on a trial basis to solicit additional player input that will help us create the best possible experience.

Why We Are Revising the Current System

With the current system, you can obtain a set number of items based on the time you spend playing, and anytime you are not actively repeating a battle, you may miss out on the opportunity to obtain more items.

With the stamina system, you’ll instead receive a much higher number of items in a short time, and the time you save will go toward recharging your stamina.

Ultimately, we hope to reduce the time spent repeating the same battles and provide a more balanced gameplay experience for everyone. To give you an idea of what to expect, here’s a detailed explanation of this new system.

Where Stamina Is Applicable

Stamina will be consumed each time you battle in the following areas, and consumed stamina will recover over time.

  • Main Story (single-player only)
  • Level-Up Area
  • Cap-Unlock Area
  • Sync Orb Area
  • Evolution Material Area
  • Some events
No new limits will be imposed on the Legendary Arena, the Battle Villa, co-op battles in general (EX Challenge, Battle Villa, or main story), or certain other event battles. You can continue to play those battles as much as you want.

Because this new system will impact game balance, we’re launching it on a trial basis, during which we’ll be listening to your feedback and making improvements along the way—even reverting back to the current system if needed.

Regardless, we are working hard to ensure the final result is enjoyable for our players, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Reduced Time Spent Battling for Items and Easier Identification of Battles That Reward Items

The current Training Area will be renamed the EX Plaza, and battles found in courses and supercourses will be redesigned as part of a brand-new Training Area.

To simplify the process of collecting the items you want, we’re making it so you can easily tell which items are obtainable from which areas.

  • Level-Up Area
  • Cap-Unlock Area
  • Sync Orb Area
  • Evolution Material Area
We’ll explain these new areas using the Sync Orb Area as an example.

After completing a battle in the Sync Orb Area, you’ll obtain co-op sync orbs based on the battle’s difficulty. There will be a maximum of 10 attempts available per day in the Sync Orb Area. Up to 90 items will be obtainable with each attempt, making it possible to acquire up to 900 co-op sync orbs each day.

As this feature is currently in development, certain details may change prior to launch, so stay tuned to future updates.

You may recall that we previously announced there would be a new way to obtain sync orbs for specific sync pairs. However, we decided to only make co-op sync orbs obtainable from the Sync Orb Area to let you choose which sync pairs to power up.

You will still be able to obtain co-op sync orbs from various events and other areas as well.

What to Expect in the Next Message

In our next message, which is scheduled for late July, we’ll go over our plans for future updates and the anniversary celebration in more detail.

We’re always working hard to deliver updates and improvements that make the world of Pokémon Masters as fun as possible. Until next time, thank you for playing Pokémon Masters.

Pokémon Masters Producer: Yu Sasaki
Operations Producer: Tetsuya Iguchi

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Other_2050_4W_1

Article edited on 2020-06-11 08:53:27 by Sunain
Jun 09

Pokémon GO Community Day - June 20th, 2020 - Weedle

Posted by Sunain | June 9th 2020 at 04:43 PM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pokémon GO Community Day
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Niantic have announced the details for the June 2020 Pokémon GO Community Day which takes place on June 20th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. The featured Pokémon for this day is Weedle. Weedle will appear in the wild more frequently for six hours that day. The 3x Catch Stardust and 3-hour incense bonuses will also be available that day. If you evolve a Kakuna during the event or up to two hours afterwards, you will to get a Beedrill that knows Drill Run.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/events/community-day/

The featured Pokémon for June Community Day is Weedle!

Trainers, Thank you for all your efforts campaigning and voting for the Pokémon you want featured for June and July Community Day events. We are pleased to announce that Weedle, the Hairy Bug Pokémon, will be the featured Pokémon in June and that the Gas Pokémon Gastly will be featured in July! Read on for more details about June Community Day, and stay tuned for more info on July Community Day.

Date + Time
Saturday, June 20, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Features
  • Weedle will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Weedle.
  • Evolve Kakuna (the evolved form of Weedle) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Beedrill that knows Drill Run.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase June Community Day bundle, featuring an Elite Charged TM, 30 Ultra Balls, 3 Star Pieces, and 3 Incense.
Bonuses
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher will bring you helpful items, such as Poké Balls, throughout the event.
There will not be a livestream during June Community Day. We’d like to thank all of the Trainers who tuned in to our first-ever Community Day livestream. We made a ton of memories, had a lot of fun, and caught a lot of Seedot—and we hope you did, too! With all of that said...who’s ready for Weedle Community Day? Let’s GO, Hairy Bug Pokémon fans!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/communityday-jun2020/

Article edited on 2020-06-09 04:43:52 by Sunain
Jun 08

Pokémon GO - Expanding Niantic Wayfarer Access and In-Game Rewards

Posted by Sunain | June 8th 2020 at 04:48 PM EDT
Tags: YouTube, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced that they are expanding Niantic Wayfarer Access and In-Game Rewards for Pokémon GO and Ingress players. Pokémon GO Trainers Level 38 or higher can use Niantic Wayfarer.

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Expanding Niantic Wayfarer Access and In-Game Rewards

Niantic Wayfarer empowers eligible Pokémon GO and Ingress players to review and ultimately decide on which interesting points-of-interest get added to our platform. Since the global launch in November 2019, the Wayfarer community has helped add nearly 1.9 million (and counting!) Wayspots across the globe. We’re incredibly motivated by the community’s dedication and we’re excited to open up the opportunity to more players to explore the real world through Wayfarer.

The ability to review Wayspots in Wayfarer is limited to those who meet strict eligibility requirements. This includes a level requirement in Pokémon GO or Ingress, and passing a tutorial quiz. This has been an important strategy to carefully pace the influx of Wayspots across our platform while maintaining quality reviews.

Based on the success and quality of the reviews those Wayfinders have been submitting, we are pleased to announce we will be lowering the level requirements for reviewing even further, allowing Pokémon GO Trainers Level 38 and Ingress Agents level 10 to join! PokéStop and Portal nomination levels will remain the same.

We’re also adding and updating in-game rewards! In Ingress, we’re temporarily doubling the credit value for Wayfarer Agreements towards the Recon medal. Starting today in Pokémon GO, we’ll be launching a new Wayfarer Medal for eligible Wayfarers. Wayfarer will credit eligible Pokémon GO players for the number of Agreements earned while their Wayfinder profile rating was in good standing (green). And yes, Agreement points will be rewarded retroactively for all the hard work players have been putting in!

We’re excited to welcome all new Wayfinders and look forward to continuing this Wayfinding journey with you!

YouTube Clip - Reviewing in Niantic Wayfarer


Source: https://nianticlabs.com/en/blog/wayfarer-expansion/

Article edited on 2020-06-08 04:52:09 by Sunain
Jun 08

Pokémon Masters - New Medals Feature Added!

Posted by Sunain | June 8th 2020 at 11:51 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Masters, DeNA
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DeNA has announced that a new Medals feature has been added to Pokémon Masters as of version 1.10.5. You can obtain Medals by meeting set conditions when completing some battles or missions.

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New Medals Feature Added!

A new Medals feature has been added! Note: Changes will be reflected after updating to Ver. 1.10.5 or higher. The exact time the update becomes available may differ for each player. Note: Please try again later if the update is not available.

Medals Details

You can obtain Medals by meeting set conditions when completing some battles or missions.

You can check out the Medals section of the Poryphone menu for information about the Medals you have already earned, as well as how to obtain other Medals.

You can select up to three Medals as your favorites, which will be visible to your friends via Friend List.

If you get your hands on a rare one, go ahead and set it as a favorite and show it off to your friends!

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Update_2055_1W_2

Article edited on 2020-06-08 11:51:48 by Sunain
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