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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
Nov 27

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword and Shield Expansion / Gigantamax Snorlax Max Raid Battle

Posted by Sunain | November 27th 2019 at 10:20 AM EST
Tags: TCG, Press Release, YouTube, Event Pokémon, Raids, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo shared more information regarding the recently discovered Gigantamax Snorlax, Evolutions of Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, and the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta, for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, available now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system. High resolution artwork and screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

MORE POKÉMON SIGHTED IN POKÉMON SWORD AND POKÉMON SHIELD AND COMING TO THE POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME

Over 50 Galar Region Pokémon Make Their Pokémon TCG Debut in New Sword & Shield Expansion, Featuring Powerful New Game Mechanic, Pokémon VMAX

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The Pokémon Company International also unveiled Sword & Shield, the first new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield Series that is based on the latest video games. Sword & Shield will offer a new type of card and game mechanic called Pokémon VMAX—beautifully illustrated and powerful cards that showcase Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokémon such as Gigantamax Snorlax. Trainers will be able to collect, trade, and play with Pokémon VMAX when the set launches around the world on February 7, 2020.

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Gigantamax Snorlax
Type: Normal
Height: 114'10"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Immunity / Thick Fat

Thanks to the power of Gigantamax, the Berry seeds and small rocks that were tangled in Snorlax’s belly fur have undergone explosive growth. With a tree sprouting upon its belly, Gigantamax Snorlax has the majesty of a great mountain. Even though it almost never moves, Gigantamax Snorlax is said to be one of the strongest Dynamax Pokémon discovered. When the time comes for it to battle, it lifts its upper body by just a tiny amount and attacks by flailing with its arms and legs—actions that actually pack a tremendous punch. When Snorlax is Gigantamaxed, its Normal-type attacks will be transformed into G-Max Replenish. G-Max Replenish doesn’t just deal damage to targets—it can also restore any Berries that Gigantamax Snorlax’s allies have eaten during the battle.

Gigantamax Snorlax will appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles from Wednesday, December 4, until early January 1. Trainers can check out the Pokémon Dens that dot the Wild Area to battle this gigantic form of Snorlax. A connection to the internet will be required to participate in Max Raid Battles. Connecting their Nintendo Switch system to the internet will automatically enable Trainers to encounter the latest Pokémon appearing in the Wild Area. Players can also achieve the same results manually by opening the X menu in their game, selecting Mystery Gift, and then selecting Get the Wild Area News.

The Evolution of First Partner Pokémon

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Thwackey
Category: Beat Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 2'4"
Weight: 30.9 lbs.
Ability: Overgrow

Grookey’s Evolution has caused its stick to change as well. The stick has split into two, and it uses them to keep rhythm. To be able to drum faster and longer than anyone else, it devotes itself entirely to its practice with these sticks. Sometimes Thwackey becomes so focused on its practice that it doesn’t even hear the orders of its Trainer. To develop its sense of rhythm, Thwackey keeps the beat alive during its daily life. It walks while swaying back and forth to a beat and drumming with its sticks. Some Thwackey have even been seen to keep rhythm while eating.

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Rillaboom
Category: Drummer Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 198.4 lbs.
Ability: Overgrow

As Thwackey evolves, its two sticks develop into two sticks and a stump drum. In battle, Rillaboom unleashes powerful sound waves with its drumming and throws opponents about by controlling the roots of its stump. The skills it honed while it was a Thwackey are put on full display. Rillaboom has a gentle nature and won’t involve itself in trivial fights. However, it is extremely sensitive to any actions that could risk the harmony around it and keeps such actions strictly in check. Rillaboom also has a strong sense of solidarity with others, and it will fight ferociously when its allies are in trouble.

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Raboot
Category: Rabbit Pokémon
Type: Fire
Height: 2'
Weight: 19.8 lbs.
Ability: Blaze

The fur that covers Raboot’s body has changed to become more effective against cold weather. This thick fur is also good for controlling the Pokémon’s fire energy, which allows it to unleash its full power in a shorter amount of time. The temperature on its brow and the soles of its feet has increased since evolving, and Raboot uses these areas to deal flaming-hot headbutts and kicks. Favoring the powerful legs it gained through Evolution, Raboot keeps both hands tucked into the thick fur around its waist when it acts. To better train its kicking attacks, Raboot tries not to use its hands at all, which also seems to be effective in keeping it from losing body heat. It’s also not unusual for Raboot to jump high and kick down Berries that grow in tall trees, juggling them on its feet as it eats them.

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Cinderace
Category: Striker Pokémon
Type: Fire
Height: 4'7"
Weight: 72.8 lbs.
Ability: Blaze

Cinderace has excellent physical abilities and boasts some of the best skills among all Pokémon when it comes to explosive force, jumping ability, and kicking power. It’s got a strong core and great balance, meaning that it can unleash powerful kicks from any position. Cinderace attacks using a soccer ball made of fire, which it creates by pouring its fire energy into a small stone. It plays with opponents by using its artful footwork—kicking its ball about as it feints this way or that to throw opponents off in their timing or putting a spin on the ball for an attack that’s hard to evade.

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Drizzile
Category: Water Lizard Pokémon
Type: Water
Height: 2'4"
Weight: 25.4 lbs.
Ability: Torrent

Drizzile uses its long and dexterous tongue, which is coated in mucus, both for battle and for eating. This tongue is usually kept within its mouth, but when necessary, it can be launched in a quick shot to strike at Drizzile’s prey. It’s only during these moments that this usually lethargic Pokémon demonstrates a shocking degree of focus. Drizzile is a very cautious Pokémon. It sets up numerous traps in the area where it lives, using the Water-type moves it excels in. It also engages in hit-and-run tactics utilizing the landscape around it and devises strategies that take full advantage of its ability to turn invisible when wet.

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Inteleon
Category: Secret Agent Pokémon
Type: Water
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 99.6 lbs.
Ability: Torrent

Inteleon’s rail-thin body hides a variety of surprising tricks within it. Its fingertips can fire out water that has been compressed within its body—shooting it out at a speed of Mach 3—to hit opponents where they’re weakest. Inteleon also has special lenses in its eyes and a sharp knife hidden in its tail. These hidden tricks allow it to adapt to any situation. Inteleon possesses great intellect and thinks deeply about things, calmly and deliberately. It is also known for its chivalrous behavior. In battle, it analyzes the weaknesses and habits of its opponents to devise strategies against them. Inteleon also appears to show absolute loyalty to Trainers it has recognized as worthy.

New Details about the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta

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Zacian
Category: Warrior Pokémon
Type: Fairy/Steel
Height: 9'2"
Weight: 782.6 lbs.
Ability: Intrepid Sword

Zacian attacks its foes using the sword it grips in its mouth. The sword’s edge is extremely sharp and can tear through the thick scales of Dragon-type Pokémon as if they were paper. Zacian dashes through the battlefield to strike its enemies with the speed of a swift wind. Its graceful movements are beautiful to behold and have been compared to a dance. Zacian’s slashing attacks possess a speed that makes them impossible to see with the naked eye, and those hit by its blade are cut down before they can even feel pain from the blow. With this Steel-type physical move, Behemoth Blade, the sword in Zacian’s mouth grows to gigantic proportions and is used to slice at a target. It is especially strong against Dynamax Pokémon, and the impact of it slams through a Dynamax Pokémon’s body to deal devastating damage. The destructive power of this move is said to be enough to cut the ocean in two.

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Zamazenta
Category: Warrior Pokémon
Type: Fighting/Steel
Height: 9'6"
Weight: 1730.6 lbs.
Ability: Dauntless Shield

Zamazenta fends off the attacks of foes by using the golden shield that covers its front. The shield’s strength is so formidable that even the sharp claws of Dragon-type Pokémon cannot leave a single scratch upon it. No battlefield, no matter how terrible, can make Zamazenta flinch in its resolve. It will charge the enemy lines head on to defeat its opponents. Its shield-like armor provides impregnable defense but is also a weapon to be used in powerful attacks. When Zamazenta bashes into opponents with all its might, it’s said that the destructive force is enough to put cracks in the land and that the resulting shock wave can lay waste to hundreds of enemies. With this Steel-type physical move, Behemoth Bash, the winged armor on Zamazenta’s front grows to gigantic proportions and is used to bash into a target with devastating force. It is especially strong against Dynamax Pokémon, and the impact of it slams right through a Dynamax Pokémon’s body to deal devastating damage. The destructive power of this move is said to be enough to bore straight through towering mountains.

POKéMON TRADING CARD GAME


Pokémon VMAX to Debut in the Pokémon TCG

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Pokémon VMAX evolve from Pokémon V and feature Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokémon, as seen in the recently launched Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games. These cards have massive HP and powerful attacks, but when a Pokémon VMAX is Knocked Out, the player’s opponent will take three Prize cards.High resolution card artwork from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

First Expansion of the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Series Arrives on February 7, 2020

Trainers can look forward to collecting Pokémon VMAX cards like Snorlax VMAX and Lapras VMAX—both in their Gigantamax forms—in the new Sword & Shield expansion from The Pokémon Company International, releasing worldwide starting February 7, 2020.

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Available in booster packs, theme decks, Elite Trainer Boxes, and special collections, Sword & Shield introduces more than 50 Pokémon from the Galar region, including Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon, Galarian forms like Galarian Ponyta, as well as the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta as Pokémon V.

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Key cards from the set include:
  • 17 Pokémon V and 12 full-art Pokémon V, including Zacian V and Zamazenta V
  • Four Pokémon VMAX, including Snorlax VMAX and Lapras VMAX
  • 35 Trainer cards, including four full-art Supporter cards
  • One Special Energy card

Meowth VMAX Special Collection Provides First Chance to Receive Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX

Trainers eager to be among the first to pick up Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX cards can look for the new Meowth VMAX Special Collection, releasing on January 3, 2020. The Meowth VMAX Special Collection contains five booster packs, one Meowth V, one Meowth VMAX, and one oversize Meowth VMAX.

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YouTube Clip - Familiar Pokémon are evolving in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW23hdGYXV8

Article edited on 2019-11-27 10:20:26 by Sunain
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