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Jan 05

Game Freak 2021 New Years Message

Posted by Sunain | January 5th 2021 at 08:47 PM EST
Tags: Pokémon Center, GAME FREAK, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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GameSpark Global Gaming News posted an article featuring new year's greetings from representatives of various game-related companies and creators from around the world. Game Freak posted a new years greeting message as well as a special piece of artwork. The artwork is also featured on a new Pokémon Center A4 Clear File which will be available for purchase on January 7th, 2021 for 264 yen (tax included). Scans of the artwork have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Game Freak, Inc.

Happy New Year to you all!

In 2020, we were able to deliver new additional content for the series through the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the players who have continued to enjoy Pokémon Sword and Shield.

All of us at Game Freak are determined to continue creating quality games this year.

We look forward to your continued support in 2021.

(From all of us at Game Freak, Inc.)

株式会社ゲームフリーク

新年明けましておめでとうございます。

2020年はシリーズ初となる追加コンテンツ『ポケットモンスター ソード・シールド エキスパンションパス』を配信することができました。『ポケットモンスター ソード・シールド』に引き続き、たくさんのプレイヤーの皆さまに楽しんでいただき、心より感謝申し上げます。

ゲームフリーク一同身を引き締め、本年も引き続き良質な遊びを作り出し続けます。

2021年もどうぞよろしくお願い致します。

(株式会社ゲームフリーク スタッフ一同)

Sources: https://www.gamespark.jp/article/2021/01/01/104992.html and https://www.pokemon.co.jp/goods/2021/01/210108_st01.html

Article edited on 2021-01-08 10:21:02 by Sunain
Jan 01

Pokémon Sword and Shield - Event Distribution - KIBO Pikachu

Posted by Sunain | January 1st 2021 at 04:15 PM EST
Tags: Event Pokémon, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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During the THE SPACE SUNRISE LIVE 2021 live stream event from the International Space Station, it was revealed that Pikachu, who was said to have boarded the ISS as a crew member with astronaut Soichi Noguchi, would be distributed as an event Pokémon in the games Pokémon Sword and Shield. The Pikachu astronaut crew member effect was done through the use of AR which it was also used to show Rayquaza floating outside the atmosphere of earth.

KIBO PIKACHU KIBO PIKACHU

The KIBO Pikachu will be distributed over Mystery Gift over Internet from January 1st, 2021 until January 15th, 2020. Pikachu knows the following moves: Thunderbolt, Swift, Wish and Celebrate. It is Level 21, has an OT of 210101, an ID of KIBO and is holding a Comet Shard.

KIBO PIKACHU KIBO PIKACHU

Source: https://www.facebook.com/PokemonCoKr/posts/3696309507075057

Article edited on 2021-01-03 11:19:42 by Sunain
Jan 01

Pokémon Sword and Shield - Gigantamax Snorlax and Duraludon in January 2021 Max Raid Battles

Posted by Sunain | January 1st 2021 at 04:00 PM EST
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The official Pokémon website has announced that during January 2021, Normal-type and Dragon-type Pokémon will be frequenting Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield’s Pokémon Dens and there is a greater chance that players will encounter Gigantamax Snorlax and Gigantamax Duraludon.

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Gigantamax Snorlax and Gigantamax Duraludon in January Max Raid Battles

During January, Normal-type and Dragon-type Pokémon will be frequenting Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield’s Pokémon Dens.

You'd best not be draggin' your feet while playing Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield this January. All month long, you'll find Normal-type and Dragon-type Pokémon much more frequently in Max Raid Battles. And be on guard, because there's a greater chance that you'll encounter Gigantamax Snorlax and Gigantamax Duraludon.

For an opportunity to encounter these Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet through Y-Comm or by selecting Mystery Gift in the X menu, then selecting Get the Wild Area News. After that, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den, 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. This event does not affect the Pokémon encountered within Dynamax Adventures.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/gigantamax-snorlax-and-gigantamax-duraludon-in-january-max-raid-battles/

Article edited on 2021-01-01 04:00:56 by Sunain
Jan 01

Pokémon Sword and Shield - Ranked Battles January 2021 Season

Posted by Sunain | January 1st 2021 at 03:57 PM EST
Tags: Online Competitions, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The official Pokémon website has announce the details for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles January 2021 Season.

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles January 2021 Season

Start the year off strong with a fresh shot at earning awesome prizes in online battles.

The Ranked Battles January 2021 Season (Season 14) is now under way, and Trainers all over the world are ready for action. Join them in head-to-head battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield to work your way up the leaderboards and earn sweet in-game rewards.

The Ranked Battles January Season will follow the Series 7 regulations, which means Galar Pokédex No. 001–397, Isle of Armor Pokédex No. 001–210, and Crown Tundra Pokédex No. 001–209 are eligible, as well as the following Pokémon: Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Latias, Latios, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Heatran, Regigigas, Cresselia, Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, and Blacephalon. All Gigantamax Pokémon that are eligible to participate may be used.

January 2021 Season Rewards

Master Ball Tier
  • Gold Bottle Cap ×3
  • 600 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore ×30
  • Armorite Ore ×30
Ultra Ball Tier
  • Gold Bottle Cap ×1
  • 300 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore ×10
  • Armorite Ore ×10
Great Ball Tier
  • Bottle Cap ×3
  • Ability Capsule ×1
  • 100 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore ×5
  • Armorite Ore ×5
Poké Ball Tier and Beginner Tier
  • Ability Capsule ×1
  • 50 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore ×5
  • Armorite Ore ×5

How to Start a Ranked Battle

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Ranked Battles.

How to Receive In-Game Rewards

You will need to finish at least one match with a win or loss during the January Season to be eligible for rewards at the end of the season.

  1. After the competition has ended, launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Regarding the Battle-Ready Symbol

Only Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield or those with the battle-ready symbol are eligible. Pokémon from previous games in the Pokémon series can receive the battle-ready symbol from the character next to the door in the center of the Battle Tower. Moves that cannot be used in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be forgotten when the battle-ready symbol is applied to your Pokémon. Once forgotten, these moves cannot be remembered.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-ranked-battles-january-2021-season/

Article edited on 2021-01-01 03:58:12 by Sunain
Dec 17

Pokémon Players Cup III

Posted by Sunain | December 17th 2020 at 02:08 PM EST
Tags: TCG, Games, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Players Cup
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The Pokémon Company International has announced the details for the Pokémon Players Cup III which begins in begins January 2021 and includes the TCG and Video Games.

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Pokémon Players Cup III Begins January 2021, Includes TCG and Video Games

Get the info you need to participate in and watch the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Pokkén Tournament DX competition.

Get ready, Trainers! The Pokémon Players Cup III online tournament is approaching. This exciting competition will take place January through April 2021, and it will see some of the best Pokémon Trainers from around the world square off to win prizes and glory. Participation in the Pokémon Players Cup III is open to all Masters Division players, and the tournament will take place entirely online.

There will be three separate competitions in the Pokémon Players Cup III—one featuring the Pokémon Trading Card Game, one featuring the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, and one featuring the Pokkén Tournament DX video game.

Eligible competitors can earn their places in the Region Qualifiers through qualifying events. To participate in these events, players MUST have a Pokémon Trainer Club account and have a Player ID by January 18 at 10:00 a.m. PST. Pokémon TCG players also need to have logged in to the Pokémon TCG Online with a Player ID attached to their PTC account between October 18 and January 18 to participate.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video game players will battle in the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier to lock in a spot for the Region Qualifiers. Video game players need to have linked their Pokémon Trainer Club account to their Nintendo account before the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier begins.

Pokémon TCG players will compete in tournaments during a qualifying period in the Pokémon TCG Online.

Pokkén Tournament DX players will compete in Online Qualifiers within their region. All players will be required to register online before the qualification date and will need an account with both Discord and Battlefy to participate.

All Pokémon Players Cup III events will be streamed so fans can watch the thrilling battles and cheer on their favorite competitors. You can follow along on www.pokemon.com, on Twitch, or on YouTube. Our team of experts will be on hand to provide insightful commentary on all the action. G

Good luck, Trainers!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-players-cup-iii-begins-january-2021-includes-tcg-and-video-games/

Pokémon Players Cup III: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Video Game Event Information

Masters Division Pokémon Trainers competing in the third Pokémon Players Cup for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will battle through several tournament phases. Battles in each phase will adhere to current Pokémon Video Game Championships rules.

In the first phase, players will compete to maximize their placement in the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier, which will take place from Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. PST through Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST. The top players by rating zone—after removing ineligible players—will advance to be able to register for the Pokémon Players Cup III Region Qualifiers. Players will need to link their Nintendo Account to their Pokémon Trainer Club account before the competition to be eligible.

More information about the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier will be released at a later date.

Players Advancing from the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier

  • North America rating zone (US and Canada): 256 players
  • Europe rating zone (Europe): 256 players
  • Latin America rating zone (Latin America and Caribbean): 256 players
  • Oceania rating zone (Oceania): 128 players
The Oceania rating zone comprises only Australia and New Zealand.

In March, these players will compete in a Region Qualifier within their region (based on rating zone, excluding South Africa and Russia). Each Region Qualifier will be a separate double-elimination bracket taking place over two weekends so that play times can be optimized by rating zone. Players will be required to register their team online before the first Region Qualifier date and will need an account with both Discord and Battlefy to participate.

Matches will be best of three and will use the Ranked Battles rules. Specific details on rules and report times will be available closer to the event.

Check back for full tournament rules at a later date.

Pokémon Players Cup III Region Qualifier Schedule

March 20: Double-elimination bracket play until 16 players remain in each region
March 27: Bracket play continues until 4 players remain in each region

Pokémon Players Cup III Global Finals

The Global Finals will include 16 players—4 from each Region Qualifier. The finals will be a new double-elimination bracket, and players will be able to submit a new team list. The Global Finals will be played on April 10­–11 at a time to be determined and sent to finalists via email.

Pokémon Players Cup III Eligibility

The following players will not be eligible to participate in the Region Qualifiers.

  • Players who were born in 2005 or later (Junior and Senior Divisions, based on the 2021 season)
  • Players who reside outside countries supported by the following Play! Pokémon rating zones: North America (US and Canada), Europe, Latin America, and Oceania
  • Players who have not opted in to the Play! Pokémon Terms of Use
  • Players who are unable to abide by the VGC tournament rules
Additional eligibility rules may apply.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-players-cup-iii/vg-event-info/

Pokémon Players Cup III: Pokémon TCG Event Information

Pokémon Trading Card Game matches for the Pokémon Players Cup III will take place via the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. Eligible Masters Division players will compete through several tournament phases for glory, bragging rights, and prizes.

In the first phase, players will compete to reach the top of their rating zone's Pokémon TCG Online Tournament Rep leaderboard in the Standard format for the month of February 2021. The top players in each rating zone—after removing ineligible players—will advance and be able to register for the Pokémon Players Cup III Region Qualifiers. There is no charge to register.

Pokémon Players Cup III and the February Leaderboard

The Players Cup III will continue to use the new feature first rolled out for the second Players Cup. All eligible players will have 50 Tournament Keys added to their Pokémon TCG Online account prior to the start of the open qualifier period, which runs from January 26 at 10:00 a.m. PST to February 26 at 9:59 a.m. PST. Each Tournament Key provides one entry into a special Standard format Pokémon Players Cup III qualifier tournament queue. No additional Tournament Keys will be distributed during the qualifier period, so every eligible player will have the same number of chances to qualify during the Pokémon Players Cup III open qualifier phase!

Additionally, Tournament Rep awards will be disabled for all other Standard format tournament queues for the duration of the qualification period, so the only players that will appear on the February Standard format Tournament Rep leaderboard will be those participating in the Pokémon Players Cup III qualifier tournaments.

In order to receive these Tournament Keys, a player must meet all the eligibility requirements and have logged in to the Pokémon TCG Online with a Pokémon Trainer Club account that has a linked Player ID between the dates of October 18, 2020, and January 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST. Tournament Keys will appear in accounts on January 25.

As a reminder, starting with the second Players Cup, the way Tournament Rep is calculated has been updated. Tournament Rep points will be awarded as follows.

  • 1st place: 5 points
  • 2nd place: 3 points
  • 3rd & 4th place: 1 point each
  • 5th–8th place: 0 points

Players Advancing from the February Leaderboard

  • North America rating zone (US and Canada): 256 players
  • Europe rating zone (Europe): 256 players
  • Latin America rating zone (Latin America and Caribbean): 256 players
  • Oceania rating zone (Australia and New Zealand): 128 players
In March, these players will compete in a Region Qualifier within their region (based on rating zone, excluding South Africa and Russia). Each Region Qualifier will be a separate double-elimination bracket taking place over two weekends so play times can be optimized by rating zone. Players will be required to register their deck list online before the first Region Qualifier date and will need an account with both Discord and Battlefy to participate.

Matches will be best of three and will use the Standard format. Specific details on rules and report times will be available closer to the event.

Check back for the full tournament rules.

Pokémon Players Cup III Regional Online Qualifier Schedule

March 20: Double-elimination bracket play until 16 players remain in each region
March 27: Bracket play continues until 4 players remain in each region

The players handbook and email communication will provide the specific play time for each region, which will be announced closer to the event date.

Pokémon Players Cup III Global Finals

The Global Finals will include 16 players—4 from each Region Qualifier. The finals will be a new double-elimination bracket, and players will be able to submit a new deck list. The Global Finals will be played April 10–11 at a time to be determined and sent to finalists via email.

Pokémon Players Cup III Eligibility

The following players will not be eligible to participate in the Region Qualifiers.

  • Players who were born in 2005 or later (Junior and Senior Divisions, based on the 2021 season)
  • Players who reside outside countries supported by the following Play! Pokémon rating zones: North America (US and Canada), Europe, Latin America, and Oceania
  • Players who have not opted in to the Play! Pokémon Terms of Use
  • Players who do not log in to the Pokémon TCG Online between October 18, 2020, and January 18, 2021, at 18:00 UTC after successfully opting in to the Play! Pokémon Terms of Use and receiving a Player ID
Additional eligibility rules may apply. *All details, including rules, dates, and eligibility are subject to change.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-players-cup-iii/tcg-event-info/

Article edited on 2020-12-17 02:09:12 by Sunain
Dec 01

Pokémon Sword and Shield - Gigantamax Lapras and Gigantamax Centiskorch

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2020 at 07:49 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Raid
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The official Pokémon website has announced that for the month of December 2020, Ice-type Pokémon Lapras, Weavile, and Avalugg, along with the Fire-type Pokémon Rapidash, Turtonator, and Centiskorch will appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles. Plus, Gigantamax Lapras and Gigantamax Centiskorch will appear more often.

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Gigantamax Lapras Chills and Gigantamax Centiskorch Cooks in Max Raid Battles in December

You’ll find Ice-type and Fire-type Pokémon to a greater degree in Galar’s dens through the end of the year.

Whether you want to stay cool with Ice-type Pokémon or heat up the action with Fire-type Pokémon, December is your month to explore Pokémon Dens in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield! Through December 31 at 3:59 p.m. PST, Pokémon Dens all over the Galar region will feature the Ice-type Pokémon Lapras, Weavile, and Avalugg, along with the Fire-type Pokémon Rapidash, Turtonator, and Centiskorch more frequently in Max Raid Battles. Plus, Gigantamax Lapras and Gigantamax Centiskorch will appear more often. Note that this event does not affect the Pokémon encountered in Dynamax Adventures.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-news/gigantamax-lapras-chills-and-gigantamax-centiskorch-cooks-in-max-raid-battles-in-december/

Article edited on 2020-12-02 07:50:29 by Sunain
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