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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
Dec 04

2020 Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC) Format Rules

Posted by Sunain | December 4th 2019 at 01:17 PM EST
Tags: Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The official Pokémon website has announced rules details for the upcoming 2020 Pokémon Video Game Championships season which starts on January 4th, 2020.

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Battles in the Pokémon Video Game Championships will change forever on January 4, 2020, as battles move to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on Nintendo Switch. Players will need to devise new strategies as they incorporate the recently discovered Pokémon from the Galar region into their teams. There's still plenty of time to earn your invitation to the 2020 Pokémon World Championships in—where else—the United Kingdom, so start preparing your team today.

Tournaments in the 2020 Video Game Championships will include the following rules:

  • All battles will be Double Battles played in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
  • Each player will need their own Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite and a physical or digital version of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield to compete.
  • Pokémon will need to have the Galar symbol, showing they were caught in the Galar region.
  • All Pokémon from the Galar Regional Pokédex will be permitted except for Mythical Pokémon and certain Legendary Pokémon.
  • All Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50, including Pokémon below Lv. 50.
  • Duplicate Pokémon will not be allowed.
  • Duplicate held items will not be allowed.
  • Each battle will begin with a 90-second Team Preview phase.
  • Players will have 7 minutes of Your Time, 45 seconds of Move Time, and (now returning to the VGC) 15 minutes of Game Time in each battle.

Additional restrictions apply to Pokémon that are capable of Gigantamaxing. While such Pokémon are very rare, there are sometimes opportunities to find them more frequently. For instance, from Friday, November 15, 2019, until early January 2020, players are more likely to encounter Gigantamax Drednaw in Pokémon Sword Max Raid Battles, Gigantamax Corviknight in Pokémon Shield Max Raid Battles, and Gigantamax Butterfree in Max Raid Battles for either game. The list of species permitted to Gigantamax will expand every few months based on events in which these Pokémon become more common. The Play! Pokémon VG Rules and Formats document on the Play! Pokémon Rules & Resources page will be updated every few months to indicate when these Pokémon are permitted for use. Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing are not legal until they are included in the Play! Pokémon VG Rules and Formats document.

As of January 4, 2020, the following are the only Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor that are permitted to compete:

  • Butterfree
  • Corviknight
  • Drednaw
  • Centiskorch
  • Meowth
  • Pikachu
  • Eevee
  • Snorlax
  • Sandaconda
  • Charizard (only permitted with the Ability Blaze)

Battles in the Video Game Championships will switch to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield in just a few weeks, on January 4, 2020, so make sure to prepare your team. Check out the Event Locator to find an event near you, and start your trek toward the Pokémon World Championships today!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/2020-pokemon-video-game-championships-vgc-format-rules/

Article edited on 2019-12-04 01:18:08 by Sunain
Dec 03

Pokémon Center Singapore - Sword and Shield Pokémon Trainer's Apparel

Posted by Sunain | December 3rd 2019 at 07:15 PM EST
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The Pokémon Center Singapore will sell some Pokémon Sword and Shield Trainer's Apparel items that were also sold in Japan in November of 2019. The Pokémon Center Singapore will sell the items starting on December 7th, 2019.

Pokémon Center Singapore - Sword and Shield Pokémon Trainer's Apparel

With the release of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, re-enact your own Pokémon adventure journey into the Galar region with the release of our new Pokémon trainer's apparel!!

These items are designed to be similar to the ones worn by the Protagonist in-game! Go for either the Male or Female trainer's bag and load up your pokeballs, potions and TMs to get started on your own Pokémon adventure!! Don't forget your trusty Rotom phone case so you'll always have a Pokémon buddy to keep you company on your adventure! And for those colder days, our new Leon blanket will be there to keep you cosy; and as a constant reminder of your goal to be the new League Champion!!

In addition, for our trainers starting their own school adventure, we are happy to announce the arrival of our new Galar region stationery. Featuring pen caps with in-built erasers to keep your penicls safe as well as our Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield themed erasers!!

So head on over to Pokémon Center Singapore, on 7th December 2019! Doors open at 10am, so we can't wait to see you there!

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Protagonist (Boy) Leather Boston Bag - S$150.00
Protagonist (Girl) Leather Backpack - S$150.00
Leon Cape Style Blanket - S$49.00
Silicon Mobile Case Smartphone Rotom for iPhone X/Xs - S$49.00
Pencil Cap w/ Mini Eraser Picnic With Everyone - S$4.00
Pencil Cap w/ Mini Eraser Galar Region - S$4.00
Eraser w/Mini Eracer Picnic With Everyone - S$3.00
Eraser w/Mini Eracer Galar Region - S$3.00

※ All prices are including tax.
※ Please take note that the release date and prices are subject to change without notice.
※ Photographs are for illustrative purposes only. The actual product may differ in color and design.
※ Stock availability may differ at various times. Please check in-store for details.
※ Quantity of products are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
※ Products are only available whilst stocks last. In the event the item is out of stock, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused.
※ To ensure availability of items for all customers, a quantity restriction per item may be imposed on each customer.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Pokemon.official.Singapore/

Article edited on 2019-12-03 07:16:49 by Sunain
Dec 01

Pokémon Center Singapore - Exclusive Limited Edition Gift Wrapping Bag

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2019 at 05:40 PM EST
Tags: Pokémon Center, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The Pokémon Center Singapore will be giving out an Exclusive Limited Edition Gift Wrapping Bag to those that purchase Pokémon Sword or Shield from December 2nd, 2019 until December 23rd, 2019. 3 lucky winners will also get a personal visit from Santa Pikachu on December 24th, 2019 if their bag has a secret invitation.

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Pokémon Center Singapore - Exclusive Limited Edition Gift Wrapping Bag

Celebrate Christmas with us here at Pokemon Center Singapore with our limited edition Gift Wrapping Bag.

From 2nd to 23rd December, this uniquely designed wrapping bag is only available with every purchase of Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield or Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Dual Pack. So come on down and celebrate the festivities with us here at Pokemon Center Singapore! Guests who purchase Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Sword Shield Dual Pack will receive 2 wrapping bags instead of 1!!

And as a special Christmas treat, some lucky trainers will receive a *special* surprise inside their Bag. 3 lucky trainers will win the chance for our very own Santa Pikachu to visit them personally this Christmas Eve (24th Dec)!!

Pokémon Sword - MSRP S$89.00
Pokémon Shield - MSRP S$89.00
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Dual Pack - MSRP S$178.00

※ All prices are including tax.
※ Photographs are for illustrative purposes only. The actual product may differ in colour and design.
※ Quantity of products are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.
※ Products and bags are only available while stocks last. In the event any of the items are out of stock, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused.
※ To ensure availability of items for all customers, a quantity restriction per item may be imposed on each customer.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Pokemon.official.Singapore/

Article edited on 2019-12-01 05:42:05 by Sunain
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