The official Japanese Pokémon website has a presentation of the Pokémon Booth at the Next Generation World Hobby Fair '20 Winter. Translations follow:
The Next Generation World Hobby Fair '20 Winter
The Next Generation World Hobby Fair '20 Winter will be held at four locations across Japan starting Sunday January 19th. There, we will present the latest Pokémon info, which of course includes info on "Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield", but also on the "Pokémon Card Game", the "Pocket Monsters" anime, and more!
The Max Raid Battle Experience Section
In the "Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield" section you'll be able to experience "Max Raid Battles" against Kyodaimaxed Sekitanzan and Laplace.
Those of you who challenged Sekitanzan (Kyodaimax form) will be given a serial code with which you can get a Kyodaimaxing Sekitanzan, and those of you who challenged Laplace (Kyodaimax form) will be given a serial code with which you can get a Kyodaimaxing Laplace! You'll be able to experience these battles even if you don't have a Nintendo Switch or the game, so make sure to try it out, okay?
*You will need the Nintendo Switch game "Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield" and a place where you can connect your Nintendo Switch to the Internet in order to receive the Pokémon.
*The system's user needs to be linked to a Nintendo Account in order to connect to the Internet. (The user does not need to be subscribed to "Nintendo Switch Online".)
*Please note that this is a one time gift for a single save data in a single game. It can not be received more than once.
*The expiration date for the serial codes to receive the Kyodaimaxing Sekitanzan/Laplace is Saturday February 29th 2020. Make sure to receive it before the deadline is up.
*For info on how to receive Pokémon, go here
The "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX" Section
"Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX" is the newest Pokémon video game, and it's set for release Friday March 6th. If you answer a special quiz exclusive to this event, you'll receive some items that will help you on your adventure! Not only that, you can also look forward to the Scarfed Pikachu that appears in the game dropping by this section in between the stage shows!
The "Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield" Max Raid Battle Stage Show
During the "Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield" stage show, four extravagant performers, some of them Pokénchi residents, will work together to take on a "Max Raid Battle". Make sure to come watch.
Battle Abareru-kun with the Pokémon Card Game Starter Set V!
Abareru-kun will be at the Pokémon Card stage show, and battles using the "Starter Set V" are going to take place there! Abareru-kun's opponents will be selected from you guys in the audience that are grade school age or younger. Master how to play the Pokémon Card Game and come battle Abareru-kun.
*We will lend you a "Starter Set V" you will use during the match, so there is no need to bring your own deck or any other equipment.
*The schedule has one person from the audience battling Abareru-kun per stage show.
The Special "Pocket Monsters" Anime Stage Show
Play fun games you know from TV, like "PokéRiddles" and "Pokémon Shiritori"! We'll have extravagant prizes too. The super popular Pokénchi residents will be there during the show at the Tokyo fair!
Go Meet Sarunori, Hibanny, Messon and Tachifusaguma!
Sarunori, Hibanny, Messon and Tachifusaguma will be visiting the "Next Generation World Hobby Fair '20 Winter"! Look forward to that.
Next Generation World Hobby Fair '20 Winter Event Info
The Nagoya Fair
Date and time: Sunday January 19th, 9am to 4pm (admission closes at 3:45pm)
Venue: Nagoya Dome
*Approx. 5 minutes by foot from Nagoya Dome-mae Yada Station on the Municipal subway line.
*Approx. 15 minutes by foot from Ozone Station on the JR/Municipal subway/Meitetsu lines.
The Tokyo Fair
Date and time: Saturday January 25th and Sunday January 26th, 9am to 4pm (admission closes at 3:45pm)
Venue: Exhbition Hall 9, 10 and 11, Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall
*Approx. 5 minutes by foot from Kaihim Makuhari Station on the JR line.
*Approx. 15 minutes with the Kaihim Makuhari Station bus from Makuhari Hongo Station on the JR line. Approx. 17 minutes with the Makuhari Messe Chuo bus or the ZOZO MARINE STADIUM/Iryo Center bus.
The Fukuoka Fair
Date and time: Sunday February 2nd, 9am to 4pm (admission closes at 3:45pm)
Venue: Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome
*Approx. 15 minutes by foot from exit 3 at Tojinmachi Station on the Municipal subway line.
*Take the bus from Tenjin Station on the Municipal subway line or Hakata Station on the JR/Municipal subway lines to Yahuoku! Dome, Kyushu Medical Center or Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk.
The Osaka Fair
Date and time: Sunday February 8th, 9am to 4pm (admission closes at 3:45pm)
Venue: Kyocera Dome Osaka
*A short walking distance from Dome-mae Chiyozaki Station on the Municipal subway line and Dome-mae Station on the Hanshin Electric Railway line.
*Approx. 7 minutes by foot from Taishō Station on the JR line.
*Approx. 9 minutes by foot from Kujo Station on the Municipal subway lines.
*Admission is free at all venues.
*The fairs will not be postponed for rain.
*Please see the official Next Generation World Hobby Fair '20 Winter website
for precautions and information regarding your visit.
*Please note that photos taken at the Pokémon Booth may be posted on The Pokémon Company's website or on social media.