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Oct 22

Pokémon GO - Galarian Ponyta and Sirfetch’d will arrive in Pokémon GO

Posted by Sunain | October 22nd 2020 at 09:34 PM EDT
Tags: DLC, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Niantic has announced that in celebration of the release of The Crown Tundra DLC for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, Galarian Ponyta and Sirfetch’d will arrive in Pokémon GO and new avatar items will be available!

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Galarian Ponyta and Sirfetch’d will arrive in Pokémon GO

Trainers, In celebration of the release of The Crown Tundra, part two of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, an exciting event will take place in Pokémon GO! Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region will be appearing in the wild!

Date + Time
Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. to Friday, October 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7)

Features
  • Galarian Farfetch’d, which first appeared in Pokémon GO during an event celebrating the release of The Isle of Armor (part one of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass), will be appearing in the wild!
  • You’ll also be able to evolve Galarian Farfetch’d into Sirfetch’d! To evolve Galarian Farfetch’d, you’ll have to make 10 Excellent Throws with it as your buddy. Note that the number of Excellent Throws you’ve made won’t reset when you change your Buddy Pokémon, so keep on trying!
  • Galarian Ponyta will be appearing in Raid Battles! This Pokémon has a small horn that hides a healing power.
  • You’ll also be able to evolve Galarian Ponyta into Galarian Rapidash.
Go and catch yourself these Galarian Pokémon while the event lasts! After the event ends, Galarian Ponyta and Galarian Farfetch’d will be hatching from 7 km Eggs, and you’ll still be able to evolve these Pokémon.

New avatar items, including the Crown Tundra Uniform, are available!

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New avatar items designed to resemble the clothing Trainers wear in The Crown Tundra are available in the Style Shop! You can get them at no cost, so head over to the Style Shop to check them out!

You can find more details on The Crown Tundra here!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/the-crown-tundra/

Article edited on 2020-10-23 10:56:19 by Sunain
Oct 09

Pokémon Center - The Crown Tundra Plushies - Budrex, Freezer, Thunder and Fire

Posted by Sunain | October 9th 2020 at 05:18 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center, DLC, Plushies, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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On Friday, October 23rd, 2020, plushies of Pokémon featured in the upcoming Fall 2020 release of the Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC: The Crown Tundra, will make their way to the Pokémon Center! Plushies of: Budrex, Freezer (Galar Form), Thunder (Galar Form), and Fire (Galar Form) will be available for your enjoyment. Collect the plush toys and have fun with them!

The Pokémon Center Online will begin selling them on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. At the Amazon.co.jp Pokémon Store, pre-orders will be starting on October 23rd 2020, and sales starting on October 31st, 2020, but due to the limited number of products available, they may be sold during the pre-order period.

The release of the product may be postponed or cancelled due to circumstances in the production area.

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Items:

Budrex Plushie - 2,640 yen
Freezer (Galar Form) Plushie - 3,520 yen
Thunder (Galar Form) Plushie - 3,520 yen
Fire (Galar Form) Plushie - 3,520 yen

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/goods/2020/10/201009_to02.html

Article edited on 2020-10-09 05:32:02 by Sunain
Sep 29

Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass - The Crown Tundra Details

Posted by Sunain | September 29th 2020 at 10:27 AM EDT
Tags: DLC, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The official Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass website also updated with more details on some of the new features that weren't discussed in the video update.

The Crown Tundra

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The Crown Tundra is the second area you’ll be able to visit with your Expansion Pass. See for yourself this vast landscape, with its drifts of glittering snow! In this frigid area with jagged, snowy mountains, people have settled in a small, tight-knit community.

Early in your adventures here, a man named Peony will appoint you as the leader of his exploration team in the Crown Tundra. You’ll be tasked with investigating the reaches of this frozen land—including the depths of a Pokémon Den, something you’ve so far been able to glimpse only during Max Raid Battles!

What’s more, it seems many Legendary Pokémon make the Crown Tundra their home.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield with DLC Physical Bundles

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Starting Friday, November 6, you’ll be able to purchase a bundle pack consisting of the Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield base game as well as that game’s corresponding Expansion Pass.

This bundle pack contains the same game content you would receive by purchasing either Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield (physical or downloadable version) and the corresponding Expansion Pass separately. All included software comes preloaded on a single game card.

For those of you who haven’t yet started an adventure in the Galar region, here’s your chance to experience everything it has to offer!

Special purchase bonus

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If you purchase the Pokémon Sword + Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or Pokémon Shield + Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass bundle, you’ll be able to receive one hundred Poké Balls as a special purchase bonus to help add Pokémon to your team as you adventure throughout the Galar region!

To claim your one hundred Poké Balls, you’ll need to enter a special code. You can do this by accessing the X menu and selecting Mystery Gift, then Get a Mystery Gift, then Get with Code/Password.

You will also receive codes for the Pikachu Uniform and Eevee Uniform that were previously offered as special purchase bonuses for purchasing the base game and corresponding Expansion Pass separately.

You will be able to access the Mystery Gift menu in the game by the time you’ve reached the first Pokémon Center, which occurs after about an hour of gameplay (individual gameplay time may vary). Please note that an internet connection is required to receive these bonuses, but you will not need a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership to receive them.

Also, you can use these codes only once and only with a single save file. You won’t be able to use these codes to claim these purchase bonuses in multiple save files.

Legendary Pokémon from past games are back!

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With The Crown Tundra, you’ll be able to encounter every Legendary Pokémon that’s appeared in the main series of Pokémon games! Find Legendary Pokémon during your travels in the Crown Tundra or while you’re on Dynamax Adventures, and you’ll have a chance to catch them! Some Legendary Pokémon appear only in Pokémon Sword with the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass, while others appear only in Pokémon Shield with the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.

Galarian Star Tournament!

Once you progress far enough in your adventure in The Crown Tundra, you’ll be able to participate in the Galarian Star Tournament, held in the city of Wyndon! This tournament is Leon’s brainchild, intended to fire up the spirits of the Galar region. Once you accept Leon’s invitation, you’ll be able to pick a partner from among the many Trainers you’ve met throughout your adventures in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield—as well as the Expansion Pass—and team up for a Multi Battle tournament! Depending on who your partner and your opponents are, you may glimpse new sides of some familiar faces!

The Ability Patch: A new useful item for raising Pokémon

In The Crown Tundra, you may get new items called Ability Patches. They’re hard to come by but worth the effort. If you use one on a Pokémon, its Ability will change to its species’ Hidden Ability, if it has one! With an Ability Patch and a helping of Max Soup from the Isle of Armor, you can bring out the Hidden Ability of the first partner Pokémon you chose at the beginning of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield and give it the capability to Gigantamax as well.

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Get a special Melmetal in Pokémon HOME

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If you send a Pokémon to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon GO, you’ll receive the Mythical Pokémon Melmetal as a Mystery Gift in Pokémon HOME. This Melmetal is a special one that hasn’t been available before—this Melmetal can Gigantamax in any battle in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield that allows it, such as a Max Raid Battle!

Please be aware that Pokémon HOME Mystery Gifts are only available on the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME, and the ability to connect to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield is available only on the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME. Also note that you cannot feed Melmetal the Max Soup from The Isle of Armor, the first wave of content for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass. Depending on your OS or device, you may not be able to use certain features. Gigantamax Melmetal

As an additional benefit, if you send a Pokémon to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to open the Mystery Box in Pokémon GO. Doing so will make the Mythical Pokémon Meltan appear on the map for a limited time. If you have previously used the Mystery Box, though, you must wait a certain length of time before you can use it again. Trainers who do not yet have a Mystery Box in Pokemon GO will be able to get one if they send a Pokémon to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon GO.

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Pokémon GO connectivity with Pokémon HOME

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Connectivity between Pokémon HOME and Pokémon GO is planned to be up and running by the end of the year.

This link will let you send Pokémon you’ve caught in Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME. From there, some of these Pokémon can be brought into Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield to join your Galarian adventures.

In order to bring certain Pokémon that were caught in Pokémon GO and then transferred to Pokémon HOME into a Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game, the Pokémon must either be registered in the Pokédex of that game or have been obtained at least once in that game. Screenshot Left

When preparing to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME, please be aware that you must have completed the tutorial section of the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME. There are some special Pokémon that cannot be sent to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon GO.

Be aware that Pokémon transferred to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon GO cannot be returned to Pokémon GO. Further details on connectivity between these titles will come in future updates. Please visit the Pokémon HOME website for details on other titles that have connectivity with Pokémon HOME.

Source: https://swordshield.pokemon.com/
Sep 28

Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass Updates!

Posted by Sunain | September 28th 2020 at 10:24 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, DLC, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The Official Pokémon YouTube channel will broadcast a Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass Updates video at 9:00AM EST / 6AM PST on September 29th, 2020. High resolution artwork and screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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The official Japanese Twitter account also announced that a special video, Gotcha! will be shown during the presentation. The video features a brand new song from the Japanese rock group Bump of Chicken and the song is titled Acacia (アカシア). Subtitles for the song will be available in 9 different languages.

See New Updates for The Crown Tundra in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Tune in on September 29 to watch a special presentation about the next chapter in the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.

The Crown Tundra, the second half of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, is almost here! You can get the latest update about this new adventure in the Galar region by tuning in here or to the official Pokémon YouTube channel on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 13:00 UTC. This special video presentation will discuss some of the exciting new features you'll find in The Crown Tundra.

Remember, you can purchase the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass now and immediately begin exploring The Isle of Armor, the first part of this extended journey. The Crown Tundra will be unlocked when it releases at a later date.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-news/see-new-updates-for-the-crown-tundra-in-pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield/

POKÉMON ANNOUNCES LAUNCH DATE FOR THE CROWN TUNDRA EXPANSION

Newly Discovered Pokémon, Special In-Game Events, and More Revealed for Second Set of Downloadable Content for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Connectivity between Pokémon GO and Pokémon HOME Also Coming Soon

Today, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced that The Crown Tundra, the second set of downloadable content for the blockbuster Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, will launch on October 22. In The Crown Tundra, Trainers can explore a vast, frigid landscape with jagged, snowy mountains and drifts of glittering snow. The Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass are available for purchase in Nintendo eShop[1]. Starting on November 6, Trainers will have the opportunity to purchase bundle packs consisting of the Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield base game as well as that game’s corresponding Expansion Pass, which includes The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra.[2] These bundle packs are well suited for Trainers who have yet to embark on their journeys in the Galar region.

During a video presentation, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, also unveiled newly discovered Pokémon, new game features, and exciting in-game bonuses for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield or the Expansion Passes, as well as updates to Pokémon GO.

Newly Discovered Pokémon

Galarian Slowking

Galarian Slowking
Category: Hexpert Pokémon
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175.3 lbs.
Type: Poison/Psychic
Ability: Curious Medicine

A Shellder bite set off a reaction between the chemicals secreted by Galarian Slowpoke’s brain and the spices inside its body, causing Slowpoke to gain the Poison type as it evolved into Galarian Slowking. Galarian Slowking have been observed uttering incantations in order to communicate with each other and appear to chant mysterious spells when using moves in battle. Galarian Slowking’s Ability, Curious Medicine, is a new Ability introduced in The Crown Tundra.

Galarian Slowking

Gigantamax Melmetal
Height: 82'+
Weight: ????.? lbs.
Type: Steel
Ability: Iron Fist

While Gigantamaxed, the Mythical Pokémon Melmetal can use its flexible and elastic liquid-metal body to land punches even when opponents keep their distance. Steel-type attacks used by Gigantamax Melmetal will change to G-Max Meltdown, a powerful move that slams opponents with shock waves and swirling liquid metal. This move doesn’t only deal damage to opponents—it also prevents them from using the same move consecutively.

Dynamax Adventures

In Dynamax Adventures, players will team up with three other Trainers to explore a Pokémon Den where Dynamax Pokémon are said to lurk. Instead of their regular Pokémon team, players and their fellow Trainers will choose Pokémon that they can temporarily use for battle (rental Pokémon) to bring along into the depths of the den. Players will have to work together with their three teammates in a Max Raid Battle whenever they encounter a wild Dynamax Pokémon during their exploration. If they win the battle, players will have the opportunity to catch the Pokémon, and one Trainer on the team can swap the newly caught Pokémon for the Pokémon they had before. Trainers can delve even deeper into the den with Endless Dynamax Adventures, which enable the player to continue until they lose a battle.

Legendary Pokémon

With The Crown Tundra, Trainers will be able to encounter every Legendary Pokémon that’s appeared in the main series of Pokémon video games. Players can find—and catch—Legendary Pokémon during their travels in the Crown Tundra or while they’re on Dynamax Adventures.[3]

Special Event with Pikachu

To celebrate the launch of The Crown Tundra, there will be a special in-game event for players to receive eight different Pikachu for their teams. Beginning Tuesday, September 29, and up through Friday, October 30, Trainers can find special passwords in various places including the Play Pokémon Twitter feed, and the Pokémon Trainer Club e-mail newsletter. When Trainers enter the passwords into their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game, they can obtain Pikachu—and not just one but eight, each donning a different cap.[4]

Connectivity between Pokémon GO and Pokémon HOME

In addition to news about The Crown Tundra, The Pokémon Company also announced that connectivity between Pokémon GO and Pokémon HOME will be available by the end of the year. This will allow Trainers to send Pokémon they’ve caught in Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME. From there, some of these Pokémon can be brought into Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.[5]

[1] Full version of game required to use the Expansion Pass for that game. Games and Expansion Passes sold separately. Each Expansion Pass is only compatible with the game version of the same name.
[2] This bundle pack contains the same game content you would receive by purchasing either Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield (physical or downloadable version) and the corresponding Expansion Pass separately. All included software comes preloaded on a single game card.
[3] Some Legendary Pokémon appear only in Pokémon Sword with the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass, while others appear only in Pokémon Shield with the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
[4] These forms of Pikachu will be available to claim until 6:59 a.m. PST on Monday, November 30. The Mystery Gift menu (needed to claim these Pikachu) will be available in the game by the time the player has reached the first Pokémon Center. This occurs after about an hour of gameplay. However, individual gameplay time may vary. An internet connection is required to claim these Pikachu. A paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required to claim these Pikachu. These Pikachu cannot be evolved. These Pikachu cannot be fed Max Soup, which is featured in The Isle of Armor (released as part one of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass). Players can receive these Pikachu only once in a single save file. Purchase of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass is not required to receive these Pikachu. The details of this event may be changed at any time without notice.
[5] Players must have completed the tutorial section of the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME in order to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO. Some special Pokémon cannot be sent to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon GO. Pokémon transferred to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon GO cannot be returned to Pokémon GO. In order to bring certain Pokémon that were caught in Pokémon GO and then transferred to Pokémon HOME into a Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game, the Pokémon must either be registered in the Pokédex of that game or have been obtained at least once in that game.

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass Updates!


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

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Special Music Video 「GOTCHA!」 | BUMP OF CHICKEN - Acacia


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoZ0Zwab6Oc

Article edited on 2020-09-29 09:56:39 by Sunain
Aug 14

Pokémon Store Korea - Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass - Physical DLC Game Case

Posted by Sunain | August 14th 2020 at 07:10 PM EDT
Tags: DLC, Pokémon Store, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Serial Code
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Starting on August 20th, 2020, the Pokémon Store Korea will begin selling a physical Nintendo Switch game case with the DLC code inside for the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass DLC. In order to play the additional DLC content, players still need a copy of Pokémon Sword or Shield. The game case does not include a physical copy of the games or a physical copy of the DLC.

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Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CD0EsdtJrtd/

Article edited on 2020-08-14 07:35:12 by Sunain
Aug 06

Nintendo Releases Consolidated Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2020

Posted by Sunain | August 6th 2020 at 12:10 PM EDT
Tags: Nintendo, DLC, Sales, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Nintendo released its Consolidated Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2020 and it revealed that Pokémon Sword and Shield have now sold a combined 18.22 million units and the DLC sold well.

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Consolidated Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2020

Turning to our digital business for dedicated video game platforms, sales increased as a result of the good momentum of downloadable versions of packaged software for Nintendo Switch, and also the popularity of The Isle of Armor, released on June 17 as part of Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, the first-ever add-on content for the Pokémon series.Download-only software and Nintendo Switch Online also sold well, with digital sales reaching 101.0 billion yen (229.9% increase on a year-on-year basis).

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200806e.pdf

Pokémon Sales as of June 30, 2020:

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: 18.22 million
Pokémon X and Y: 16.45 million
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 14.27 million
Pokémon Sun and Moon: 16.18 million
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: 8.77 million
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee: 12.20 million

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html

Article edited on 2020-08-06 12:10:52 by Sunain
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