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Jun 24

Pokémon Presents - June 24th, 2020

Posted by Sunain | June 24th 2020 at 08:59 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, iOS, Android, YouTube, Nintendo Switch, Tencent, TiMi Studio Group, Pokémon Presents, Pokémon UNITE
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The Pokémon Company has announced during their June 17th, 2020 Pokémon Presents that another broadcast would take place on June 24th, 2020 at 6 a.m. PDT / 9 a.m. EST. In July 2019, it was announced that China’s Tencent Games and the The Pokémon Company formed a partnership to develop a new game which turned out to be Pokémon UNITE. Images from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.


Pokémon UNITE Delivers Strategic Team Battles on Nintendo Switch and Mobile Devices

Join other players and develop strategies to defeat your opponents in exciting 5-on-5 battles.

Pokémon UNITE is a strategic team battle game being developed jointly by The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games' TiMi Studios. Pokémon UNITE is planned as a cross-platform game for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices and will be free-to-start.

In this game, players face off against each other in 5-on-5 team battles. During battles, players will cooperate with teammates to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve their own Pokémon, and defeat opponents' Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time.

Pokémon UNITE introduces a new kind of Pokémon battle—one that requires teamwork and strategy. It is simple and yet full of intricacies waiting to be unpacked.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-news/pokemon-unite-delivers-strategic-team-battles-on-nintendo-switch-and-mobile-devices/



New Cross-Platform Game Is Being Developed in Partnership with Tencent Games

Tokyo, JAPAN—June 24, 2020—Today during a Pokémon Presents video presentation, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, unveiled Pokémon UNITE, a new game for the Nintendo Switch™ system and mobile devices. Pokémon UNITE is being developed in partnership with Tencent Games’ TiMi Studios.

Pokémon UNITE is the first strategic Pokémon team battle game. Players face off against each other in five-on-five team battles. During these battles, players will cooperate with teammates to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve their own Pokémon. They will need to defeat their opponents’ Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time. Pokémon UNITE will be free-to-start.

About TiMi Studios
TiMi Studios, a subsidiary of Tencent Games, is a leading global video game development team headquartered in Shenzhen, China, with offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Chengdu, China. TiMi strives to create high-quality, high-fidelity and highly accessible games across a wide variety of genres. Founded in 2008, TiMi has developed a string of hit titles including Honor of Kings, Speed Drifters, CrossFire: Legends, Arena of Valor and most recently, Call of Duty: Mobile. To learn more about TiMi, follow us on Twitter @timistudios and Facebook @timistudiosofficial.

About Tencent Games
Tencent Games was launched in 2003 and has since grown into the leading global platform for game development, publishing and operations, as well as the operator of the largest online game community in China. It is dedicated to offering engaging, high-quality, interactive entertainment experiences for all players. Tencent Games currently offers more than 140 self-developed and licensed games across 200 countries and regions, which provides hundreds of millions of users with cross-platform interactive entertainment experiences. Honor of Kings, PUBG MOBILE and League of Legends are some of the most popular titles around the world. We are committed to exploring the full potential of games, leveraging the rich IP resources within Tencent, spanning literature, anime, film, and television, to create high-quality interactive entertainment experiences. Furthermore, Tencent Games actively collaborates with overseas game publishers, such as SEA, Netmarble, Supercell and more, to form strategic partnerships and launch new games.

YouTube Downvote Conspiracy

The originally uploaded videos for Pokémon Unite were taken down on July 9th, 2020 officially "Due to inaccuracy in the footage" according to the official Pokémon Singapore YouTube channel. Unofficially, the video had hundreds of thousands of dislikes before it was removed. Many believe that the video was re-uploaded a couple weeks after to quietly remove the down votes that the video had received.

YouTube Clip - Get ready to tune in to Pokémon Presents!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQayUqQh9qE

YouTube Clip - Team Up to Battle in Pokémon UNITE!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPTK1dvr6lg

Article edited on 2020-07-11 07:34:10 by Sunain
May 13

Pokémon Sword and Shield - Gigantamax Pikachu, Eevee and Meowth arrive in Max Raid Battle

Posted by Sunain | May 13th 2020 at 08:37 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Raid
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Gigantamax versions of Pikachu, Eevee and Meowth will be appearing in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield throughout May 2020.


Gigantamax versions of Pikachu, Eevee, and Meowth arrive in Max Raid Battles

Head to the Wild Area to face these powerful Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Gigantamax versions of three beloved Pokémon will be appearing in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Gigantamax Pikachu, Gigantamax Eevee, and Gigantamax Meowth will take turns appearing in the Wild Area over the next three weeks, giving players plenty of chances to track down these popular Pokémon and add them to their team.

Look for these Gigantamax Pokémon appearing in Pokémon Dens during the following dates:

  • Gigantamax Pikachu: May 11, 2020 – May 18, 2020
  • Gigantamax Eevee: May 18, 2020 – May 25, 2020
  • Gigantamax Meowth: May 25, 2020 – June 2, 2020
Note: The periods above will not overlap. When one Pokémon's period ends, the next Pokémon's period will begin.

To challenge these Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet. Then, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den in the Wild Area, you can walk up to the Pokémon Den and interact with it to start a Max Raid Battle with a Dynamax Pokémon. Usually, there'll be an extremely small possibility a Gigantamax Pokémon will appear instead of a Dynamax Pokémon, but during an event, certain Gigantamax Pokémon are more likely to appear.

Both Gigantamax Pikachu and Gigantamax Eevee each were previously only available as a bonus to players who had a save file of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! (respectively) on their Nintendo Switch system. Likewise, Gigantamax Meowth was only available via a Mystery Gift for players who began their Galar adventure shortly after the launch of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Now, everyone will have the opportunity to encounter these incredible Pokémon.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/gigantamax-versions-of-pikachu-eevee-and-meowth-arrive-in-max-raid-battles/

Article edited on 2020-05-13 06:38:16 by Sunain
Mar 26

Nintendo Direct Mini - March 26th, 2020 - New Pokémon G-Max Moves

Posted by Sunain | March 26th 2020 at 11:38 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Nintendo published a Nintendo Direct Mini today which it revealed new information about the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass. High resolution artwork and screenshots from the press release has been added to an Imageboard thread. Our Nintendo Direct page has also been updated with the latest information.




BELLEVUE, WA—March 26, 2020—Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed new details for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, including G-Max Moves that only Evolutions of the first-partner Pokémon in the Galar region—Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon—can use. Trainers can also look forward to new League Card designs and an early-purchase bonus.

Gigantamax Discoveries
In The Isle of Armor (Expansion Pass part one), Trainers will be able to help some of the Pokémon traveling with them gain the ability to Gigantamax. This led to the discovery of the Gigantamax forms for Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon. The G-Max Moves that these Gigantamax Pokémon can perform are tremendously powerful, packing an even greater punch than normal Max Moves or G-Max Moves. They also all ignore the effects of the target’s Ability!


Gigantamax Rillaboom
Grass-type attacks used by Gigantamax Rillaboom will change to G-Max Drum Solo. With this move, Rillaboom strikes up a beat with the sticks on its hands and elegantly controls tree roots with its spectacular drumming skill. It will then make these tree roots erupt from beneath the opponent, dealing massive damage.


Gigantamax Cinderace
Fire-type attacks used by Gigantamax Cinderace will change to G-Max Fireball. With this powerful move, Cinderace will use its powerful legs to kick a gigantic fireball at the opponent, causing an explosion when it hits.


Gigantamax Inteleon
Water-type attacks used by Gigantamax Inteleon will change to G-Max Hydrosnipe. With this move, Inteleon will take aim from the top of its towering tail, gathering water at its fingertip before blasting it at the opponent. The water is launched with such force and speed that it causes a huge explosion when it hits and packs a greater punch than other Max Moves.

New League Card Designs and Early-Purchase Bonus

Pokémon Trainers in the Galar region make in-game League Cards to introduce themselves. As Trainers progress in their adventure in The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, backgrounds, effects, and frames that were not available in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games will be added. Players can also change their League Card using Rotomi’s Card Maker feature and use these new designs, outfits, and hair styles to create their unique League Card.

Trainers who purchase either the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass soon after the launch of The Isle of Armor expansion (or players who have already prepurchased it) will be able to receive Leon’s cap and tights as an early-purchase in-game bonus. Players will be able to receive these items after the release of The Isle of Armor (by the end of June 2020) until 7:59 a.m. PDT on Monday, August 31, 2020.

The Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, new downloadable content for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, will contain The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra expansions, two separate adventures that will enable fans to meet new characters, catch newly discovered Pokémon, and explore new areas in the Galar region. The Isle of Armor is scheduled to be released by the end of June 2020, and The Crown Tundra in the fall of 2020.

YouTube Clip - Nintendo Direct Mini 3.26.20

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubRf4zyEvG4

YouTube Clip - More Gigantamax action comes to the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiff3CU27UM

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield - Towers of Two Fists (Nintendo Switch)

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwAOaXHO1Ik

Article edited on 2020-03-26 11:47:02 by Sunain
Mar 12

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Extreme Speed! Single Battles!! Online Competition

Posted by Sunain | March 12th 2020 at 01:21 PM EDT
Tags: Online Competitions, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon website has announced a new online tournament for Pokémon Sword and Shield called Extreme Speed! Single Battles!! Online Competition which will take place from March 19th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PDT until March 22nd, 2020 at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with the details of the tournament.


Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Feel the rush in the next Online Competition with short, fast battles.

Register now and go for it all in the Extreme Speed! Single Battles!! Online Competition. With only 10 seconds per turn to select a move, you'll have to think fast and make quick decisions. To speed up games even more, there won't be a Pokémon Team Preview period, and your Pokémon won't be able to Dynamax. Everyone who participates will earn 50 BP for their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield adventure. Good luck, Trainers!

The competition format is Single Battles, and all Pokémon will become Lv. 50 for the duration of each battle. All Pokémon that are capable of moving to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield via Pokémon HOME are permitted (excluding Legendary and Mythical Pokémon). You can play 15 battles per day, and remaining battles under the daily limit can be carried over to the following day.

Registration for this Online Competition runs from March 11 at 10:00 p.m. PDT until March 19 at 4:59 p.m. PDT. The competition will take place from March 19 at 5:00 p.m. PDT until March 22 at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-extreme-speed-single-battles-online-competition/

Article edited on 2020-03-13 01:31:21 by Sunain
Jan 31

Nintendo Labo x Pokémon Quest - Kindergarten March 2020

Posted by Sunain | January 31st 2020 at 10:24 AM EST
Tags: Nintendo, Magazine, YouTube, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Quest
Comments: 0

The March 2020 issue of the Kindergarten magazine (Yochien 幼稚園 2020年 03 月号) features Nintendo Labo x Pokémon Quest. Included in the magazine are cardboard cut-outs of Pikachu, Eievui and Fushigidane as well as a play set area. Those that have a Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit can uses the JoyCons to move these Pokémon around. The magazine costs 990yen and will be available in Japan on February 1st, 2020. Images from the magazine have been added to an Imageboard thread.


Magazine Details:

Kindergarten March 2020 (Yochien 幼稚園 2020年 03 月号)
Price: 990 yen
Release Date: February 1st, 2020
ISBN: 010090320
Includes: Nintendo Labo X Pokémon Quest
Publisher: Shogakugan

Source: https://sho.jp/youchien/47045

YouTube Clip - Nintendo Labo x Pokémon Quest - Kindergarten March 2020

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGmvTwGoWuQ
Jan 30

Nintendo Earnings Release for the Nine-Month Period Ended December 2019

Posted by Sunain | January 30th 2020 at 08:32 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo, Sales, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
Comments: 0

Nintendo Earnings Release for the Nine-Month Period Ended December 2019

Nintendo presented their Earnings Release for the Nine-Month Period Ended December 2019 on January 30th, 2020. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX will be released in March of 2020 and is expected to help keep the Nintendo Switch platform energized. Nintendo also revealed the current sales numbers for many of the current Pokémon titles.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: 16.06 million
Pokémon X and Y: 16.44 million
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 14.26 million
Pokémon Sun and Moon: 16.18 million
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: 8.70 million
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee: 11.76 million
Pokémon Diamond Version and Pearl Version: 17.67 million
Pokémon Black Version and White Version: 15.64 million
Pokémon HeartGold Version and SoulSilver Version: 12.72 million

Consolidated Operating Results

During the nine months ended December 31, 2019, Nintendo Switch Lite launched in September as a compact, lightweight, and easy-to-carry system dedicated to handheld gameplay, and Nintendo Switch performed well without losing momentum, resulting insignificant sales growth for the entire Nintendo Switch family that surpassed the same period in the last fiscal year. Software like Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield became huge hits, selling 16.06 million units, along side Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Super Mario Maker 2, both of which sold over 5 million units.

Regarding Nintendo Switch, we will continue to convey the appeal of both the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite hardware,and work to expand their installed base. In addition to Nintendo-published titles like Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore(January),Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (March) and Animal Crossing: New Horizons(March), there are also a robust variety of appealing titles from other software publishers scheduled to be released. We will work to keep the platform energized by continuously introducing attractive new titles in addition to the popular titles already released.

Sources: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200130e.pdf and https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200130_3e.pdf

Article edited on 2020-01-30 08:34:57 by Sunain

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