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Jan 09

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Galar Newcomers Online Competition

Posted by Sunain | January 9th 2020 at 02:49 AM EST
Tags: Online Tournament, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The second Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Online Competition, Galar Newcomers, has been announced. It will take place from January 30th, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. PST until February 2nd, 2020, at 3:59 p.m. PST.

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Prepare for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Galar Newcomers Online Competition

Compete using Pokémon first discovered in the Galar region, and earn Battle Points just for participating.
The second Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Online Competition, Galar Newcomers, is now accepting registrations! In this Double Battle competition, you'll be permitted to include only Pokémon first discovered in the Galar region and Galarian forms of previously discovered Pokémon on your team. Show off what you've learned from your first Galar battles by composing a team of your newest allies. Has your training revealed the best new battling tricks?

The sign-up period will last until Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 3:59 p.m. PST, and the competition will take place from January 30, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. PST until February 2, 2020, at 3:59 p.m. PST. Register now using your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game by entering the VS menu and selecting Battle Stadium, Online Competitions, and finally Search Official Competitions.

Just like with most other Online Competitions and Ranked Battles, there'll be a few other additional rules. All Pokémon will become Lv. 50 for the duration of each battle. No two Pokémon in your Battle Team can hold the same item. Certain special Pokémon will not be permitted, including Zacian and Zamazenta. And this time, you will be permitted to use any of your Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor, and they'll be able to Gigantamax in battle!

Make sure to compete, whether you're a newcomer or a veteran, because you'll get a tidy reward of 50 Battle Points just for participating in at least one battle, win or lose. You'll need to sign up before the competition starts in order to participate, so don't delay. Good luck in your battles!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/prepare-for-the-pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-galar-newcomers-online-competition/

Article edited on 2020-01-09 02:49:53 by Sunain
Dec 20

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield - Max Raid Battles against Delibird

Posted by Sunain | December 20th 2019 at 02:55 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Raid
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The official Pokémon website has announced that from December 20th, 2019 until December 26th, 2019, players of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield can conduct more Max Raid Battles against Delibird in Pokémon Dens all around the Wild Area. If players defeat Delibird, the rewards are better than usual with more Ice-type TRs and Exp as well as Candies.

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Delibird Max Raid Battle Event Hits Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for a Limited Time

’Tis the season for awesome Max Raid Battles against the Delivery Pokémon, Delibird.

Delibird is spreading holiday cheer in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. For a limited time, you can conduct more Max Raid Battles against Delibird in Pokémon Dens all around the Wild Area. The rewards you'll earn for each Delibird you defeat will be better than usual, with more Ice-type TRs and Exp. Candies among the goodies.

To take advantage of these limited-time Max Raid Battle bonuses, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet. Then, when 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.

Your chances of encountering more Delibird in Pokémon Dens will last only from December 20 through December 26, so grab some friends and head to the Wild Area today.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/delibird-max-raid-battle-event-hits-pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-for-a-limited-time/

Article edited on 2019-12-20 02:55:39 by Sunain
Dec 19

Pocket Monsters Sword and Shield - Ball Guy - Code Distribution

Posted by Sunain | December 19th 2019 at 10:17 AM EST
Tags: Event, Twitter, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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An official Japanese Pocket Monsters Twitter account has completed a Ball Guy (ボールガイ) code distribution. The codes can be redeemed from December 19th, 2019 until January 15th, 2020 by entering the code in the Mystery Gift option in Sword or Shield.

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Image Code Items Notes
symbol K0UN1NMASC0T Fast Ball, Moon Ball, Level Ball 公認マスコット translates to "official mascot".
symbol 1YAHAYA Heavy Ball, Lure Ball, Beast Ball いやはや in the context of these games means "blimey".
symbol 0KUGAFUKA1B0RU Love Ball, Friend Ball, Dream Ball 奥が深いボル translates to "they're more than meets the eye, b'all"

Source: https://twitter.com/poke_times

Article edited on 2019-12-19 10:19:06 by Sunain
Dec 11

Version Exclusive Pokémon, New Galarian Forms, More Gym Leaders Revealed for SwSh

Posted by Sunain | December 11th 2019 at 12:02 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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In an announcement today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed new Pokémon that have been discovered across the Galar region in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems. High resolution artwork and screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

NEW POKÉMON AND MORE CHARACTERS REVEALED FOR POKÉMON SWORD AND POKÉMON SHIELD

Version Exclusive Pokémon, New Galarian Forms, More Gym Leaders, and More Revealed for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

The new Pokémon revealed include:

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Sandaconda
Category: Sand Snake Pokémon
Type: Ground
Height: 12'6"
Weight: 144.4 lbs.
Ability: Sand Spit / Shed Skin

Sandaconda covers its head with its inflated sand pouch, protecting itself from outside attacks. This sand pouch is able to store over 220 pounds of sand at a time, and it is so highly elastic and thick that even a Durant’s pincers can’t pierce it. Sandaconda’s Ability Sand Spit is a brand-new Ability. When Sandaconda is hit by an attack, the Ability allows this Pokémon to spray sand from its sand pouch and cause a sandstorm.

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Centiskorch
Category: Radiator Pokémon
Type: Fire/Bug
Height: 9'10"
Weight: 264.6 lbs.
Ability: Flash Fire / White Smoke

Centiskorch creates flammable gases by fermenting its food within its body. The gases are then burned in the heat-generating organs along its belly. This process produces so much fire that the flames overflow from the antennae on its head. The flames are extremely hot, with temperatures reaching nearly 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit!

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Gigantamax Sandaconda
Type: Ground
Height: 72'2"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Sand Spit / Shed Skin

When Sandaconda Gigantamaxes, it appears as a terrifyingly huge tornado. Gigantamax Sandaconda attacks by spinning its body at high speeds in battle, which causes the sand surrounding it to inflict massive damage on anything it touches. Any Ground-type attacks used by Gigantamax Sandaconda will change to G-Max Sandblast. G-Max Sandblast deals damage to opponents when it hits and cause the opponent to be trapped within a tomb of sand that damages them every turn for four to five turns. It also prevents Pokémon from fleeing or being swapped out.

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Gigantamax Centiskorch
Type: Fire/Bug
Height: 246'1"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Flash Fire / White Smoke

The number of segments in Centiskorch’s body increases due to the influx of Gigantamax power, as does the number of its legs. With these legs, Gigantamax Centiskorch is capable of astounding speeds despite its massive size. Fire-type attacks used by Gigantamax Centiskorch will change to G-Max Centiferno. G-Max Centiferno deals huge damage to opponents and cause them to be trapped within a firestorm that will deal continuous damage to them for four to five turns. G-Max Centiferno will also prevent opponents from fleeing or being swapped out.

These special Gigantamax Pokémon can be encountered in Max Raid Battles. Until January 9, 2020 players of Pokémon Sword will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Sandaconda, while Pokémon Shield players will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Centiskorch, so be sure to try your hand at some Max Raid Battles during this period.

Version exclusive Pokémon and more Gym Leaders were also revealed. In Pokémon Sword, players will be able to encounter:

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Stonjourner
Category: Big Rock Pokémon
Type: Rock
Height: 8'2"
Weight: 1146.4 lbs.
Ability: Power Spot

Stonjourner has a body made of various stones, big and small, and it acts by moving these stones like arms and legs. On occasion, this Pokémon will put on a burst of speed to use its long legs in a dynamic move. Stonjourner’s Ability, Power Spot, is a new Ability which will power up the moves of its allies. This Ability can be used to great effect in Double Battles and Max Raid Battles to help support your allies.

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Galarian Darumaka
Category: Zen Charm Pokémon
Type: Ice
Height: 2'4"
Weight: 88.2 lbs.
Ability: Hustle

It is said that Galarian Darumaka arose long ago, when seismic shifts caused the warm region they lived in to cool down. The fire that once burned within their bodies was extinguished, and in its place, Darumaka of this region developed an organ that allows them to produce cold air.

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Galarian Darmanitan
Category: Zen Charm Pokémon
Type: Ice
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 264.6 lbs.
Ability: Gorilla Tactics

Galarian Darmanitan evolves from Galarian Darumaka. This Pokémon lives its life with a large ball of snow always upon its head. This snowball serves as a way for it to store food, and Galarian Darmanitan seems to place the food and things it finds into this snowball to keep them preserved. Galarian Darmanitan has the new Ability Gorilla Tactics, which causes its Attack stat to increase but means it can only use the first move that is chosen for the entirety of a battle. Some Galarian Darmanitan can have the Hidden Ability Zen Mode. A Galarian Darmanitan with this Ability will ignite with fury and change form if its HP drops to half or less of its maximum during battle. Its dormant fire sac, long neglected in the Pokémon’s cold environment, blazes back to life in battle.

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Gym Leader Gordie
Gordie is a Gym Leader exclusive to Pokémon Sword. This Rock-type leader’s Gym has risen to the majors and has garnered a lot of attention in the Galar region; it’s known as the dark horse of the Pokémon League. His admiration for Rock-type Pokémon led him to join the Rock-type Gym to forge his own path to greatness.

In Pokémon Shield, players will be able to encounter:

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Eiscue
Category: Penguin Pokémon
Type: Ice
Height: 4'7"
Weight: 196.2 lbs.
Ability: Ice Face

Eiscue hails from a very cold area, and it produces cold air from within its head to create ice around it and protect its head from warmth. The ice around its head can be shattered by a strong blow. It creates new ice every time this happens. Eiscue has a new Ability called Ice Face. When Eiscue is in this form, the ice covering its head will protect it from the damage of a single physical move—but the ice will then be destroyed, changing Eiscue into its Noice Face form. When Noice Face Eiscue is on the battlefield, it will be able to return to its ice-topped Ice Face form if the weather condition changes to hail. Noice Face Eiscue will turn back into Ice Face Eiscue once hail begins or once Eiscue enters the battlefield when it’s hailing if the Pokémon had been withdrawn from battle. In Noice Face form, Eiscue has lower Defense and Sp. Def compared to its Ice Face form, but it will have increased Speed.

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Galarian Corsola
Category: Coral Pokémon
Type: Ghost
Height: 2'
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Ability: Weak Armor

It’s said that this form arose from the Corsola that lived in the sea surrounding the Galar region in the ancient past that lost their lives to a meteorite impact in the area. They are often found living in places that were once seabeds, and it’s said that they sometimes attack humans and Pokémon that they come in contact with.

Cursola
Category: Coral Pokémon
Type: Ghost
Height: 3'3"
Weight: .9 lbs.
Ability: Weak Armor

Cursola evolves from Galarian Corsola. After continuing to store up the energy it has absorbed from other creatures for so long, Cursola has lost its corporeal body. Its spirit energy overflows and now pours out of its former shell. Cursola enjoys the new lightness this form gives it, because it’s sometimes spotted bobbing along as it wanders.

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Gym Leader Melony
Melony is an Ice-type Pokémon user and the only Gym Leader able to boast that she’s never once lost to Raihan, who is generally regarded as the strongest Gym Leader in the current Galar Pokémon League. She is also the mother of the Rock-type user Gordie. While she has a generous and bighearted nature, she loves hard battles and hits opponents in their weak spots with unflinching accuracy.

In both Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, players will be able to encounter both the Dark-type Gym Leader Piers and the Dragon-type Gym Leader Raihan.

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Gym Leader Piers
Piers is the Gym Leader of a Gym that was once said to have been among the greats. He may be a bit wild, but he is a Trainer who truly cares for his hometown and his friends. He loves his Gym, with its close ties to the town it’s based in, and he has been trying desperately to support it together with his Dark-type Pokémon. But he also seems to be getting impatient with the limitations of his own strengths.

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Gym Leader Raihan
Raihan is said to be the strongest Gym Leader in the current Galar Pokémon League. He is also the rival of Leon, the sitting Champion. Raihan is a Dragon-type user and trains relentlessly, while also making the time to enjoy his hobbies of fashion and cultivating his social media presence.
Dec 06

Pokémon Center - 100 Monster Balls Code / New Pocket Monsters Anime Book

Posted by Sunain | December 6th 2019 at 04:50 AM EST
Tags: Anime, Pokémon Center, Pokénchi, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Starting on December 8th, 2019, Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan will be distributing a Completely Understanding the New Pocket Monsters Anime Book (新アニメ「ポケットモンスター」まるわかりブック) at the checkouts. The book comes with a serial code for 100 Monster Balls which can be used with Pocket Monsters Sword or Shield.

The book features the Pokénchi members thoroughly introducing the charm of the new anime series! Get a complete picture of the adventure, including info on the characters and Pokémon from the new series!

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2019/12/191206_p01.html

Article edited on 2019-12-06 05:55:16 by Sunain
Dec 04

Nintendo Switch Sold Over 830,000 Units during Thanksgiving Week | 3 Million SwSh Sales in Americas

Posted by Sunain | December 4th 2019 at 05:18 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, Sales, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Over Thanksgiving week (Nov. 24 to Nov. 30), the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems sold a combined total of more than 830,000 units in the U.S., according to internal data. This ranks as the single best week of U.S. sales in Nintendo Switch history. These results were bolstered in part by the recently introduced Nintendo Switch Lite system and a variety of Black Friday offers, such as a Nintendo Switch bundle that included a full game download of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game at no additional charge. Total sales of Nintendo Switch in the Americas have reached 17.5 million units.

“Whether shopping for the ideal gift or picking one up for yourself, the Nintendo Switch family of systems provides options that fit every play style.”

Additionally, Cyber Monday broke records as well, becoming the best one yet for Nintendo Switch.

“Holiday shoppers see the value of Nintendo Switch, which offers a vast library of games for every type of player,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether shopping for the ideal gift or picking one up for yourself, the Nintendo Switch family of systems provides options that fit every play style.”

In addition to hardware, Nintendo Switch software also sold well over Thanksgiving week. In only a few weeks since launch, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games have now sold a combined total of more than 3 million in the Americas. Other Nintendo Switch games also passed new life-to-date sales milestones in the Americas, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 8.5 million, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 8 million, Super Mario Odyssey at 6.5 million and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at 1.5 million.*

Article edited on 2019-12-04 05:19:50 by Sunain
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