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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.

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NEW POKÉMON G-MAX MOVES AND MORE UNVEILED

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!

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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
Jan 28

Pokémon HOME Premium Plan

Posted by Sunain | January 28th 2020 at 12:22 PM EST
Tags: Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Home
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The official Pokémon website has announced the pricing for the Pokémon HOME Premium Plan in the United States which will be available in February 2020. With Pokémon HOME, you can move Pokémon between compatible games, trade Pokémon on the go, and more! The Premium Plan will cost $16 USD on top of a $20 USD Nintendo Online Service if you want to play SwSh online as well and another $5 for Pokémon Bank if you want to transfer previous generation Pokémon to HOME. Pokémon GO compatibility will also not be available at the launch of the Pokémon HOME service. High resolution images from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

Pokémon HOME is a cloud service for Nintendo Switch and compatible mobile devices designed as a place where all Pokémon can gather. By linking the same Nintendo Account to both the Nintendo Switch version and mobile version of Pokémon HOME, you’ll be able to access the same Pokémon Boxes on both versions!

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Press Release - POKÉMON HOME TO LAUNCH IN FEBRUARY 2020

New Pokémon Cloud Service App Can Manage Collection of Pokémon across Multiple Games

Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced more details for the new cloud service app Pokémon HOME. The app enables Trainers to continue their Pokémon adventures beyond a single game system and manage their collection of Pokémon across many of their games. Pokémon HOME will launch in February 2020 for iOS and Android devices as well as Nintendo Switch.
 
Designed as a place where all Pokémon can gather, Pokémon HOME will enable Trainers to bring over Pokémon from linked Pokémon series games and deposit them in Pokémon Boxes in the cloud or move them around to linked compatible games. Also, by linking the same Nintendo Account to both the Nintendo Switch version and the mobile device version, fans will be able to access the same Pokémon Boxes from both hardware platforms. The Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME supports connectivity with the Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Both the Nintendo Switch version and the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME support connectivity with the Nintendo 3DS software Pokémon Bank. Support for Pokémon GO is also in development.

Connecting Pokémon HOME to Pokémon Games
 
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield can link to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME. Once the games are linked, users can deposit or retrieve Pokémon that can be obtained using those games.
 
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Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! can link to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME. Users can move Pokémon back and forth between Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! or into Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Once a Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! is moved to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield, it cannot be returned to its original game.
 
If a user is enrolled in a Premium Plan (paid), they will be able to move Pokémon from Nintendo 3DS Pokémon titles to Pokémon HOME using Pokémon Bank. Once a Pokémon from Pokémon Bank is moved into Pokémon HOME, it cannot be moved back to Pokémon Bank.
 
To celebrate the release of Pokémon HOME, Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter will be available at no cost for a one-month period after Pokémon HOME is released. Trainers will be able to bring over Pokémon from various Pokémon series games using Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter. Once they have their Pokémon in Pokémon Bank, Trainers will then be able to move the Pokémon to Pokémon HOME.
 
Trade Pokémon
There are four ways to trade Pokémon using Pokémon HOME on a mobile device. This makes it possible to trade Pokémon anywhere and anytime.
 

  • Pokémon placed in the Wonder Box can be traded with people around the world. Pokémon placed in the Wonder Box will be traded even when Pokémon HOME is not being used.
  • With the Global Trade System (GTS), fans can specify which Pokémon they want to trade and which Pokémon they want to receive. They will then be matched with a Trainer if both meet each other’s criteria.
  • Room Trade lets Trainers create a room and trade Pokémon among the people who join. Each room can hold up to 20 people. Trading in rooms has no cost, but users will only be able to create rooms when enrolled in a Premium Plan (paid).
  • Friend Trade allows Trainers to trade their Pokémon with nearby users who they have become friends with in Pokémon HOME. Trainers can add friends using the Add Friend feature in Pokémon HOME.
 
More Features
Pokémon HOME has many features that Trainers can use to connect with games in the Pokémon series and more.
 
  • Pokémon will be registered to the National Pokédex when users deposit them in the Boxes in Pokémon HOME. If users deposit a Pokémon that can Mega Evolve or Gigantamax, then these forms will also be registered. In the National Pokédex, Trainers will be able to see Pokédex entries from various games in one place. With the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME, users will also be able to search by Pokémon Abilities or moves.
  • Trainers can receive Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME. With this feature, they can receive Mystery Gifts for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield as well as gifts specifically for Pokémon HOME. Pokémon received in Pokémon HOME can be directly deposited in a Box in Pokémon HOME. Trainers can also receive some gifts, such as items for Pokémon, by receiving a code for a Mystery Gift in Pokémon HOME and then using that code in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.
  • If a Trainer has enrolled in a Premium Plan, they will have access to the Judge function, which allows them to check how strong their Pokémon are.
  • In the Your Room section, Trainers will be able to see all sorts of information about events or the games they’ve connected to Pokémon HOME. They’ll also be able to edit their profile using stickers. They can obtain stickers in Pokémon HOME when they meet certain conditions or perform certain tasks known as Challenges.
  • In the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME, users can check out how Ranked Battles and various Online Competitions in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are going, as well as the rankings of the Pokémon being used in them. By going to Battle Data, they’ll be able to see the battle records of each Trainer as well as information about what moves are popular among the Pokémon in the competitions.
  • In Pokémon HOME for mobile devices, Trainers will be able to receive news about Pokémon being distributed as gifts and information about Online Competitions for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
  • Pokémon HOME Points are points that accumulate in Pokémon HOME as Trainers deposit more Pokémon. When using the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME, Trainers will be able to exchange their Pokémon HOME Points for BP (Battle Points) to be used in core Pokémon series games.
 
There are some differences in what the Nintendo Switch version and the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME can do. Certain features can be expanded or added when Trainers enroll in a Premium Plan.

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The Premium Plan has a few different subscription options.
 

Nintendo eShop pricing structure:

Subscription length Price UK Price USA Price Japan Price Europe Price Korea
1 month (30 days) £2.69 $2.99 ¥ 370 2,99 € 3,900원
3 months (90 days) £4.49 $4.99 ¥ 610 4,99 € 5,900원
12 months (365 days) £14.39 $15.99 ¥ 1,960 15,99 € 20,000원

iOS and Android device pricing structure:

Subscription length Price UK Price Europe
1 month (30 days) £2.99 3,49 €
3 months (90 days) £4.99 5,49 €
12 months (365 days) £15.99 17,99 €

Trade Pokémon

Use your mobile device to trade Pokémon anytime, anywhere! There are four ways to trade Pokémon using Pokémon HOME on your mobile device.

Wonder Box
Pokémon placed in the Wonder Box can be traded with people around the world before you even know it! The Pokémon placed in the Wonder Box will be traded even when you’re not using Pokémon HOME.

You’ll be able to increase the number of Pokémon you can trade at once by enrolling in a Premium Plan (paid).

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GTS
With the GTS, you’ll be able to specify which Pokémon you want to trade and which Pokémon you want to receive and then be matched with a Trainer whose requests meet your criteria. You’ll even be able to request Pokémon that you haven’t yet registered in Pokémon HOME’s National Pokédex!

You’ll be able to increase the number of Pokémon you can trade at once by enrolling in a Premium Plan (paid).

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Room Trade
Room Trade lets you create a room and trade Pokémon among the people who join. Each room can hold up to 20 people. To add a little suspense, you won’t know what Pokémon you’ll receive until the trade is complete.

Trading in rooms has no cost, but you’ll only be able to create rooms when enrolled in a Premium Plan (paid).

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Friend Trade
Friend Trade allows you to trade your Pokémon with other users who you’ve become friends with in Pokémon HOME. You can add friends using the Add Friend feature in Pokémon HOME.

The features related to adding and managing friends in Pokémon HOME cannot be used by users under the age of 16.

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Source: https://home.pokemon.com/en-us/premium/

Article edited on 2020-01-28 07:06:43 by Sunain
Jan 10

Pokémon Center - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX - Original Fabric Poster

Posted by Sunain | January 10th 2020 at 04:14 PM EST
Tags: Pokémon Center, Nintendo Switch, Pre-Order, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
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The Pokémon Center in Japan has announced that those that pre-order Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX at a Pokémon Center or Pokémon Store from January 10th, 2020 until March 5th, 2020, they will receive an Original Fabric Poster. The poster is drawn by Spike Chunsoft Artist Kaoru Hasegawa (長谷川薫氏) and features delicate detailed touches and gorgeous colors that celebrates the Pokémon from the games and because it is made of cloth, you can decorate with it like you would with a cloth or hang it as a tapestry.

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Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2020/01/200109_p02.html

Article edited on 2020-01-10 04:16:12 by Sunain
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