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Aug 21

Visit a Galar Visitors Center to Learn More About Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Posted by Sunain | August 21st 2019 at 09:21 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, PAX, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Nintendo has announced that a Galar Visitors Center will be touring the United States starting at PAX West at the Washington State Convention Center August 30th, 2019 to September 2nd, 2019. Visitors to the booths will be able to experience many fun activities. Everyone who stops by should make sure their cameras are equipped, since there will be various Galar-themed photo opportunities that are perfect for sharing on social media.

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Visit a “Galar Visitors Center” to Learn More About Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Be Among the First to Visit the Center at PAX West in Seattle

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 21, 2019 – Everyone’s talking about the majestic Galar region, the must-visit destination for up-and-coming Pokémon Trainers. Galar is the setting for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on Nov. 15. From picturesque grassy plains to bustling industrial towns, the Galar region offers Trainers many exciting places to explore, newly discovered Pokémon to catch and Gym Leaders to battle.

To prepare for the launch of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Nintendo is hosting a series of pop-up tourism centers, where fans can learn more about Galarian culture and must-do regional activities. Kicking off at PAX West next weekend in Seattle, and popping up in select cities across the U.S., fans will be able to stop by the “Galar Visitors Center” to take their Galar region passport photo, speak with “tour guides” to learn more about regional activities and characters, and receive special themed items, while supplies last.

“Discovering a new region is part of the fun of diving into a new Pokémon adventure,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With this tourism-themed activity, we want fans of all ages to explore the region and learn about the people, places and things that make Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield so special.”

The first Galar Visitors Center will be located at PAX West, Booth No. 1939, in the Washington State Convention Center at 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101. Open to PAX attendees during the regular PAX West show hours from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, the stop is a great place for PAX visitors and Pokémon fans to plan their visit to the Galar region this November. They can even demo the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games nearby at the PAX West Nintendo booth!

After PAX West, the Galar tourism center will pop up in various locations across the country, leading up to the launch of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on Nov. 15.

The current tourism schedule is below, with additional destinations to be added in the future.

Location Address Dates / Hours
PAX West Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. PT
Los Angeles County Fair Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Sept. 11-13, 12-8 p.m. PT
Sept. 14-15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. PT
State Fair of Texas State Fair of Texas Park
Dallas, TX 75223
Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CT
Oct. 11-12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CT
Oct. 13-14, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CT

In addition to learning all about the Galar region and the new Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, visitors to the tourism centers will be able to experience many fun activities. Everyone who stops by should make sure their cameras are equipped, since there will be various Galar-themed photo opportunities that are perfect for sharing on social media.

Visitors also have the opportunity to receive a variety of special items, including Galar region postcards and a travel brochure, while supplies last. Anyone who pre-orders Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on site or shows proof of existing pre-orders, like a digital receipt, will receive a special luggage tag inspired by the games, while supplies last.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $59.99 each. In these new games – the first core RPG series Pokémon games on a home console! – players can become a Pokémon Trainer, embark on a journey in the new Galar region and unravel the mystery behind Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta. New features to the series include the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where players can freely control the camera, and multiplayer-focused* Max Raid Battles, in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.

Article edited on 2019-08-21 09:28:37 by Sunain
Aug 20

gamescom 2019 - A message from GAME FREAK's Shigeru Ohmori - Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Posted by Sunain | August 20th 2019 at 09:21 AM EDT
Tags: YouTube, GAME FREAK, Shigeru Ohmori, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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gamescom 2019 is taking place in Cologne, Germany from August 20th, 2019 until August 24th, 2019. Although Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Director Shigeru Ohmori could not be in attendance to the convention due to working on the games. He did make a video showcasing some new scenes from a town in the Galar region though.

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YouTube Clip - A message from GAME FREAK's Shigeru Ohmori - Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NXb5lQsydeM

Article edited on 2019-08-20 09:22:38 by Sunain
Aug 16

2019 Pokémon World Championships Annoucements - Sword and Shield TCG / New Game Info

During the 2019 Pokémon World Championships opening ceremonies, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, unveiled Sword & Shield, a new series coming to the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Included in the series are Pokémon V, powerful new cards that will play an important role in players strategies. Event attendees also received a preview of Zacian V and Zamazenta V, which will be available in the series upcoming first expansion. More details about the Pokémon TCG: Sword and Shield Series will be announced soon. Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda also showed up and revealed new battling info for the upcoming games Sword and Shield. High resolution press release pictures have been added to an Imageboard thread

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NEW DETAILS FOR POKÉMON SWORD AND POKÉMON SHIELD AND NEXT SERIES IN THE POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME UNVEILED AT 2019 POKÉMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pokémon Video Game and TCG Announcements Made During Opening Ceremonies at Premier Competitive Pokémon Event ​​​​​​​

Today, The Pokémon Company International announced that Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be the official video games used for competitive play during the 2020 Play! Pokémon Season and shared new game features that fans can look forward to in the highly anticipated titles. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system. In addition, The Pokémon Company International debuted the next series in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sword & Shield, based on the upcoming video games as well as a new type of card, Pokémon V.

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Battling in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Trainers can connect to the internet and battle against each other in either Single or Double Battle formats in the Battle Stadium.

In the Battle Stadium, Pokémon Trainers can engage in Ranked Battles where they will face other Trainers and their Battle Teams from across the globe.

  • Trainers will battle those with a similar rank and will earn points depending on the results of those battles.
  • Each rank in Ranked Battles belongs to a specific tier, and Trainers can increase their rank by earning enough points.
  • Trainers can check their own ranking in the Battle Stadium. They can also see how all of the participants placed in a competition on the smartphone version of Pokémon HOME.

In Casual Battles, it’s not about who wins or loses—it’s about becoming a better Trainer.

  • One exciting aspect of Casual Battles is the ability to use certain Legendary Pokémon and Mythical Pokémon that are not eligible for Ranked Battles.

Features like Online Competitions and Rental Teams will also allow players to connect with other Trainers in different ways.

Trainers who participate in Online Competitions can battle in either Official Competitions or Friendly Competitions.

  • In Official Competitions, participants will take part in special battles with a variety of different rules and restrictions.
  • In Friendly Competitions, Trainers can join competitions hosted by other players or even host their own competitions. Regulations in Friendly Competitions are determined by the host.

Rental Teams enable Trainers to borrow Battle Teams by inputting IDs available online—or to make Battle Teams that they’ve put together available as Rental Teams to other Trainers all over the world. Up to five teams can be rented at once, and they can even be used in Ranked Battles.

Dynamaxing and Max Moves
The Dynamax phenomenon not only makes Pokémon huge—it can also give them a boost in power and sway the course of a battle. The Max Moves that only Dynamax Pokémon can use aren’t just powerful but also have impressive additional effects. For example, the Water-type Max Move, Max Geyser, will trigger the rain weather condition, and the Fighting-type Max Move, Max Knuckle, will increase the Attack of all allied Pokémon.

In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, a Trainer’s Pokémon can Dynamax if that Trainer has the Dynamax Band. Pokémon do not have to hold a special item to Dynamax. This means Trainers can choose which one of their Pokémon to Dynamax depending on what’s happening in the battle, and they can even have their Pokémon hold items that boost their strength so they can unleash Max Moves that are even more powerful.

New Abilities and Items
Many new Abilities have been discovered in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. One such Ability is Galarian Weezing’s Neutralizing Gas. This Ability neutralizes the ongoing effects of other Pokémon’s Abilities and even prevents Abilities from being triggered. Once the Pokémon with Neutralizing Gas leaves the battlefield, the Abilities of the other Pokémon will be activated again.

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Some Pokémon have rare Abilities known as Hidden Abilities. In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Pokémon caught in Max Raid Battles might have these Hidden Abilities. There is also a very small chance that Trainers will encounter a special Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing in Max Raid Battles. While extremely rare, by attempting many different battles, there’s a chance they could even encounter a Pokémon that can Gigantamax and has a Hidden Ability. One such Hidden Ability is Corviknight’s Mirror Armor, which will bounce back any stat-lowering effects from an opposing Pokémon’s Abilities or moves.

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New items that can be combined with specific moves to give Trainers an edge in battle will also be available in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. These items include Room Service and Eject Pack. When held by a Pokémon, Room Service will lower that Pokémon’s Speed when the move Trick Room is successfully used. When a Pokémon holding Eject Pack has any of its stats lowered, it will immediately switch out so another Pokémon can be sent in.

YouTube Clip - Prepare for battle in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaF9iJ9bzUM

YouTube Clip - The Pokémon Trading Card Game continues to eVolve with Pokémon V!



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFq4yn8DLRI

Article edited on 2019-08-16 10:23:09 by Sunain
Aug 16

Pokémon Secret Club - Pocket Monsters Sword and Shield - Pre-Order Demo Event

Posted by Sunain | August 16th 2019 at 05:55 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Secret Club
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For the first time in Japan, for a limited-time, those that are a member of the Pokémon Secret Club and how have pre-ordered Pocket Monsters Sword or Shield will have a chance to play a demo of the upcoming games at an event. At the event, players can challenge a Pokémon Gym, where Rurina, who specializes in water-type Pokémon, it the Gym Leader. This is a chance to experience a powerful battle featuring Dynamax!

The event will be held in Tokyo on September 21st, 2019 and 140 groups of 2 people each of Pokémon Secret Club members will be invited by lottery. If you want to participate, log in to Pokémon Secret Club now and apply! The application deadline ends on August 22nd, 2019 at 19:59.

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About the Pokémon Secret Club (ポケモンひみつクラブ)

This is a limited time fan club that only those who have pre-ordered Pocket Monsters Sword or Shield can join and enjoy together until the release of the games. By becoming a club member, you can receive various benefits such as viewing members-only videos and special gifts!

To become a member of the Pokémon Secret Club

You can become a member by reserving Pocket Monsters Sword or Shield, entering the serial code issued at that time of order and your e-mail address on the "Pokémon Secret Club" official website when creating an account!

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2019/08/190816_gm01.html

Article edited on 2019-08-16 06:26:04 by Sunain
Aug 14

Pokémon Sword and Shield Double Pack Pre-Order on Amazon - Gold Studded Leather Case Code

Posted by Sunain | August 14th 2019 at 10:27 PM EDT
Tags: Amazon, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Amazon has announced that those who pre-purchase the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Double Pack, will receive a download code for an exclusive in-game Gold Studded Leather Case for their Pokémon Trainer. The offer expires November 14th, 2019 and the download codes will be emailed starting on November 15th, 2019.

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Source: https://www.amazon.com/Pokemon-Sword-Shield-Double-Pack-Nintendo/dp/B07ST7LY8F

Article edited on 2019-08-14 10:30:26 by Sunain
Aug 05

Pokémon Sword and Shield - August 7th, 2019

Posted by Sunain | August 5th 2019 at 06:39 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The Pokémon Company has announced that they will reveal more information about Pokémon Sword and Shield on August 7, 2019 at 9am EST / 6am PDT / 22:00 JST / 1pm UTC. High resolution images and screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Source: https://twitter.com/Pokemon_cojp/status/1158362132918022144

GALARIAN FORM POKÉMON REVEALED IN POKÉMON SWORD AND POKÉMON SHIELD

New Pokémon Evolutions and Rivals Also Announced ​​​​​​​

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed details today about the regional forms of Pokémon found in the highly anticipated upcoming video games, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. New Pokémon Evolutions and information about the rivals that Trainers will face were also revealed. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

Galarian Pokémon
Some Pokémon have adapted to the unique environment of one specific region and do not look or behave like Pokémon of the same species found elsewhere. Regional forms of Pokémon can be found in Galar as well, where they’re known as Galarian forms.

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Galarian Weezing
Category: Poison Gas Pokémon
Type: Poison/Fairy
Height: 9'10"
Weight: 35.3 lbs.
Ability: Levitate/???

Galarian Weezing consumes polluted air and poisonous gases for sustenance. The by-product of this consumption is purified air, which is spewed out from the tops of its heads. The toxins accumulated within Weezing’s body form into concentrated poison gas clouds that leak out and drift around it. This gas is so potent that even a whiff is enough to stun and immobilize an opponent, making it Weezing’s best weapon during battles.

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Galarian Zigzagoon
Category: Tiny Raccoon Pokémon
Type: Dark/Normal
Height: 1'4"
Weight: 38.6 lbs.
Ability: Pickup/Gluttony

The Zigzagoon of Galar never settle down and are known to inhabit all areas of the region, including fields, forests, and towns. There is some speculation that the zigzag movements of the Zigzagoon in other regions stem from the restless nature of Galarian Zigzagoon, considered to be the oldest branch of the species. Galarian Zigzagoon enjoy battles and will charge at people and other Pokémon in an attempt to provoke a fight. This behavior usually succeeds in starting a battle with other Pokémon, but humans tend to think Galarian Zigzagoon is just playing or showing affection.

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Galarian Linoone
Category: Rushing Pokémon
Type: Dark/Normal
Height: 1'8"
Weight: 71.7 lbs.
Ability: Pickup/Gluttony

Galarian Linoone can reach speeds of over 60 miles per hour and can deliver devastating Tackles and Headbutts. With enough destructive force to knock away a car, these attacks can also throw Linoone off-balance if they miss. Galarian Linoone are rash and fearless and will recklessly pick fights even with opponents stronger than themselves. Their boldness and their tendency to attack opponents head on make Galarian Linoone very popular among the disaffected youth of the Galar region.

Galarian Form Evolutions
Living in the unique environment of the Galar region, some regional forms of Pokémon have developed unique Evolutions unseen in any other region.

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Obstagoon
Category: Blocking Pokémon
Type: Dark/Normal
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 101.4 lbs.
Ability: Reckless/Guts


The Linoone of the Galar region live in harsh conditions and engage in fierce competition with others of their species. As a result, their survival instincts have been honed, leading to their Evolution into Obstagoon. Though Obstagoon is extremely combative, it often does not launch the first attack. It will taunt an opponent, goading it into attacking. When it does, Obstagoon will cross its arms and meet the oncoming attack with its Obstruct move. Obstagoon is especially skilled at throwing its opponents off guard and counterattacking with its sharp claws.

Form-Changing Pokémon
Some Pokémon can change their form, often because of the effects of certain items or their own Ability. Some of these form changes don’t just change the Pokémon’s appearance but also affect the types of its moves or even change its Ability.

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Morpeko
Category: Two-Sided Pokémon
Type: Electric/Dark
Height: 1'
Weight: 6.6 lbs.
Ability: Hunger Switch

The sacs in Morpeko’s cheeks constantly generate electricity. This consumes energy, causing Morpeko to be constantly hungry. To satisfy this hunger, Morpeko always carries around Berry seeds to snack on. When experiencing prolonged hunger, Morpeko’s hormone balance changes. This causes its fur to change colors and triggers more aggressive and volatile behavior. The energy stored in its cheek sacs also changes from Electric type to Dark type. Morpeko’s Ability, Hunger Switch, is a new Ability that causes it to change its appearance each turn. Aura Wheel is Morpeko’s signature move, and it changes type depending on Morpeko’s form. In Full Belly Mode, the move is Electric type. In Hangry Mode, the move becomes Dark type.

Rivals of the Galar Region

Many Trainers from across the region take part in the Gym Challenge, a competition in which participants face the various Gyms of Galar with the hopes of becoming the Champion. Two rivals that Trainers will compete with on their adventures are Marnie and Bede.

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Marnie
Marnie is a rival who has a competitive side, and together with her partner Morpeko, she aims to become the Champion of the Galar region. She has many passionate fans due to her calm and calculated battle strategies.

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Bede
Bede is a rival who is skilled at Pokémon battles and has the pride to match. He has joined the Gym Challenge, having received his endorsement from Rose, the chairman of the Galar Pokémon League. While he clearly is aiming to become Champion, he seems to have other objectives as well.

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Team Yell
Team Yell is a group of troublemakers who seem to appear everywhere and who attempt to get in the way at every opportunity. They want nothing more than for Marnie to become Champion, so they try to obstruct other challengers. They take over hotel lobbies, prevent challengers from accessing transportation, and even shout and distract opponents during battle. Whenever Marnie battles, these Team Yell Grunts are quick to appear, showing their support with Marnie-print towels and horns.

Poké Jobs Help Pokémon Grow
In the Galar region, people and Pokémon often work together. Corporations and universities request the help of Pokémon through Poké Jobs. Trainers can check for available Poké Jobs at the Rotomi in Pokémon Centers and will be able send Pokémon directly from their Boxes to any job they accept. Trainers will find that certain Pokémon types are suited for specific jobs. The experience gained while on the job will help Pokémon grow, and Trainers may even receive rare items as rewards.

Poké Jobs

In the Galar region, it is very common for people and Pokémon to work together. Many corporations and universities request the help of Pokémon through what are known as Poké Jobs.

You can check available Poké Jobs at the Rotomi in Pokémon Centers, and you’ll also be able to send Pokémon from your Boxes directly to any job you accept!

The Pokémon you send will help out with the job, and the experience will even help them grow. There are many different Poké Jobs available. You’ll find that certain Pokémon types are suited for specific jobs, too. Helping out for a long time or sending as many Pokémon as you can on a job can also net some good results. You might even receive some rare items!

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There are many places requesting the help of Pokémon, including corporations and universities. You’ll choose the Pokémon you want to send to the Poké Job from your Boxes.

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Each Pokémon sent to a Poké Job will come back having grown from the experience! They’ll receive rewards like Exp. Points or base points, and how much they get will depend on factors like how long they work and their types!

Rotomi

This is Rotomi—your new helper in Pokémon Centers with a ton of features. You can accept jobs from the Rotomi you can find in every Pokémon Center around the Galar region. Rotomi have many different features aside from Poké Jobs, too—you can access your Boxes or even have a go at the Loto-ID!

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You can find Rotomi in any Pokémon Center in the Galar region. It has many features, such as the Loto-ID.

Source: https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/gameplay/pokejobs/

YouTube Clip - A New Team and New Rivals in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBiTpi8ecTE

YouTube Clip - A New Team and New Rivals in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield! - Japanese



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

Article edited on 2019-08-07 10:11:37 by Sunain
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