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May 22

Pokémon Sword and Shield - Get Galarian Mr. Mime, Ponyta, Corsola, and Meowth with Hidden Abilities

Posted by Sunain | May 22nd 2020 at 04:50 AM EDT
Tags: Event Pokémon, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The official Pokémon website has announced that to celebrate the upcoming release of The Isle of Armor, players will be able to receive four special Galarian Pokémon via Mystery Gift starting on May 22nd, 2020.

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Get Galarian Mr. Mime, Ponyta, Corsola, and Meowth with Hidden Abilities

Four cool Pokémon and bonus items can be yours via Mystery Gift in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

The release of The Isle of Armor, the first part of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, is drawing near. To celebrate, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players will be able to receive four special Galarian Pokémon via Mystery Gift. Starting May 22, 2020, there will be a new Mystery Gift each week, each containing a Pokémon—Galarian Mr. Mime, Galarian Ponyta, Galarian Corsola, and Galarian Meowth—along with a variety of items. These Pokémon will also have Hidden Abilities, making them valuable additions to your team!

Here's the release schedule for these exciting distributions:

  • May 22, 2020 — Galarian Mr. Mime with its Hidden Ability Ice Body, plus a Lure Ball, a Moon Ball, a Heavy Ball, and a Dream Ball
  • May 29, 2020 — Galarian Ponyta with its Hidden Ability Anticipation, plus a Level Ball, a Fast Ball, a Love Ball, a Friend Ball, and a Beast Ball
  • June 5, 2020 — Galarian Corsola with its Hidden Ability Cursed Body, plus Evolution items Sweet Apple, Tart Apple, Chipped Pot, Cracked Pot, Sachet, and Whipped Dream
  • June 12, 2020 — Galarian Meowth with its Hidden Ability Unnerve, plus 100 Exp. Candies L and 50 Big Nuggets
To claim your in-game gift, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Select Mystery Gift.
  3. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get via Internet.
Remember to check your Mystery Gift each week to make sure you get all four of these Galarian Pokémon and the bonus items. Then, get those Pokémon ready to explore The Isle of Armor when the first part of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass releases by the end of June 2020!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-galarian-mr-mime-ponyta-corsola-and-meowth-with-hidden-abilities/

Article edited on 2020-05-22 04:51:09 by Sunain
May 18

Pokémon Players Cup 2020

Posted by Sunain | May 18th 2020 at 05:42 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Online Tournament, Play! Pokémon, Pokkén Tournament DX, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The offical Pokémon website has announced the details for the Pokémon Players Cup which will be taking place from June through August 2020 for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and Pokkén Tournament DX.

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Pokémon Players Cup

The Pokémon Players Cup is an online tournament taking place from June through August in which players from around the world will compete to prove they're the best and win Travel Awards to a future Pokémon International Championship. In the Pokémon Players Cup, there will be separate competitions for the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Pokkén Tournament DX. The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield competition will use the standard Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC) rules. The Pokémon Players Cup is limited to Masters Division players only. Additional eligibility rules may apply.

The Pokémon Players Cup will take place over several phases. Be sure to check out the Pokémon TCG Pokémon Players Cup, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Pokémon Players Cup, and Pokkén Tournament DX Pokémon Players Cup pages for schedule information and more.

The players who come out on top in the qualification stages will be eligible to compete in the final stage of the Pokémon Players Cup in August. Matches will also be broadcast on the official Pokémon Twitch and YouTube channels. Learn more on the Pokémon Players Cup Stream Information page.

Qualifying for the Pokémon Players Cup Finals

From the Pokémon Players Cup's three competitions, the following numbers of players will be selected to compete in the finals.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup North America Online Qualifier
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Europe Online Qualifier
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Latin America Online Qualifier
  • 3 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Oceania Online Qualifier
  • 1 player from the Pokémon Players Cup Kickoff Invitational
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup North America Online Qualifier
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Europe Online Qualifier
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Latin America Online Qualifier
  • 3 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Oceania Online Qualifier
  • 1 player from the Pokémon Players Cup Kickoff Invitational
Pokkén Tournament DX
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup North America Online Qualifier
  • 2 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Europe Online Qualifier
  • 1 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Oceania Online Qualifier
  • 1 player from the Pokémon Players Cup Kickoff Invitational
Prizes
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game Online: Top 4 players will receive a Travel Award to a future International Championship of their choosing
  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: Top 4 players will receive a Travel Award to a future International Championship of their choosing
  • Pokkén Tournament DX: Champion will receive a Travel Award to a future International Championship of their choosing
  • Eligible Pokémon TCG players who participate in the Regional Online Qualifiers receive a special in-game deck box and sleeves
Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-players-cup/about/

Article edited on 2020-05-18 05:42:32 by Sunain
May 14

2020 International Challenge May Online Competition

Posted by Sunain | May 14th 2020 at 05:59 PM EDT
Tags: Online Competitions, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The official Pokémon website has announced the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield 2020 International Challenge May Online Competition. Those that participate can get a Ball Guy T-shirt for your character. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

2020 International Challenge May Online Competition

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Region: International
Registration Period: Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT until Thursday, May 21st, 2020, at 4:59 p.m. PDT
Tournament Period: Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT until Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 4:59 p.m. PDT/.
Ranking Results Announcement: June 2020
Compatible Games: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
Battle Type: Official Double Battle Format
Banned Pokémon: Only Pokémon obtained in the Galar region will be eligible to compete
Entry Gift: In-game Trainer clothing: a Casual Tee (Ultra Ball Guy)

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield 2020 International Challenge May Online Competition

Put your skills to the test and earn an in-game item by taking on players from all over the world using the official battle format.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players can challenge Trainers from around the world in the 2020 International Challenge May. This competition, which runs from Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT until Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, will use the same rules and regulations as the current Championship Series format.

By completing at least one battle in the 2020 International Challenge May, you will earn a cool piece of in-game Trainer clothing: a Casual Tee (Ultra Ball Guy). Yes indeed, you can deck your Trainer out in a shirt depicting everyone's favorite distributor of Poké Balls!

Additionally, the top Masters Division players in each rating zone during this competition will qualify for the Pokémon Players Cup.

The sign-up period will last from Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT until Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Remember that entry into the competition is not allowed once the competition has started, so be sure to sign up before the event begins.

To register for the competition, just follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Enter the VS menu.
  3. Select Battle Stadium.
  4. Select Online Competitions.
  5. Select Search Official Competitions.
You will be able to redeem your in-game gift once rankings are announced. To claim your in-game gift, remember to complete at least one battle in the 2020 International Challenge May, then follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Select Mystery Gift.
  3. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.
Like in all Video Game Championships tournaments, battles in the International Challenge May will use the Double Battle format. However, only Pokémon obtained in the Galar region will be eligible to compete.

Please be aware that unlike live competitions, there are only two divisions in this online competition: Juniors and Masters. Players born January 1, 2005, or later are in the Juniors division while players born December 31, 2004, or earlier are in the Masters division.

Also, players may receive penalties and be restricted from participating in future online events if there are a significantly large number of disconnects during battle, starting from when your opponent has been decided until match results have been fully sent to the server. Please ensure a stable connection environment when connecting to the internet.

Make sure to try your luck in this Online Competition and see how you stack up internationally. Good luck, Trainers!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-2020-international-challenge-may-online-competition/

Article edited on 2020-05-14 06:00:40 by Sunain
May 14

Play! Pokémon Players Cup Online Tournament

Posted by Sunain | May 14th 2020 at 05:41 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Pokkén Tournament DX, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The official Pokémon website has announced that the Play! Pokémon Players Cup Online Tournament will take place in two stages, in July and August.

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Play! Pokémon Players Cup Online Tournament: Pokémon TCG, Pokkén Tournament DX, and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Prepare for an incredible online Pokémon competition!

Masters Division competitors in the Pokémon TCG, Pokkén Tournament DX, and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (using the 2020 Video Game Championships [VGC] format) will have the chance to prove they're the very best in a prestigious new online tournament: the Pokémon Players Cup. Not only will this event give you the chance to show you're among the strongest competitors in the world, but you can also look forward to watching lots of high-level matches between top Trainers.

The Pokémon Players Cup will have two stages. In July, eligible players will compete in a double-elimination bracket, broken down by rating zones, to determine the top players in each rating zone. Then those top finishers will face off in the final stage of the Pokémon Players Cup in August, when the winner will be crowned as the champion of the Pokémon Players Cup and earn a Travel Award to a future International Championships event.

Pokémon TCG and VGC competitors will need to qualify through their performance in upcoming events. Pokémon TCG competitors will qualify for the Pokémon Players Cup through their ranking on the June Leaderboard (Standard format, Tournament Rep) in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield competitors will qualify through the International Challenge May Online Competition, which runs from May 21 to 24, 2020, and will use the 2020 Video Game Championships format. (In order to be eligible, competitors will need to link their Nintendo Account with their Pokémon Trainer Club account before signing up.) Make sure to bring your A game to these upcoming qualifiers so you can compete in the Pokémon Players Cup!

Pokkén Tournament DX competitors will be able to register directly for the first stage of the Pokémon Players Cup at a future date.

Each of the Pokémon TCG, Pokkén Tournament DX, and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield competitions will kick off with a special invitational event. The winners will qualify for the final stage of the Pokémon Players Cup, so make sure to follow along.

Masters Division competitors in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Video Game Championships will need to finish among the top eligible Trainers in their rating zone for the May International Challenge to qualify for the Pokémon Players Cup.

  • North America: Top 256
  • Europe: Top 256
  • Oceania: Top 128
  • Latin America: Top 256
Good luck qualifying for the Pokémon Players Cup, Trainers. Practice hard so you can prove you have what it takes to win it all!

Only Masters Division players who have opted in to participating in all available Play! Pokémon programs are eligible to participate in the Play! Pokémon Players Cup Online Tournament.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/play-pokemon-players-cup-online-tournament-pokemon-tcg-pokken-tournament-dx-and-pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield/

Article edited on 2020-05-14 05:41:49 by Sunain
May 13

Pokémon Sword and Shield - Gigantamax Pikachu, Eevee and Meowth arrive in Max Raid Battle

Posted by Sunain | May 13th 2020 at 08:37 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Raid
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Gigantamax versions of Pikachu, Eevee and Meowth will be appearing in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield throughout May 2020.

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Gigantamax versions of Pikachu, Eevee, and Meowth arrive in Max Raid Battles

Head to the Wild Area to face these powerful Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Gigantamax versions of three beloved Pokémon will be appearing in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Gigantamax Pikachu, Gigantamax Eevee, and Gigantamax Meowth will take turns appearing in the Wild Area over the next three weeks, giving players plenty of chances to track down these popular Pokémon and add them to their team.

Look for these Gigantamax Pokémon appearing in Pokémon Dens during the following dates:

  • Gigantamax Pikachu: May 11, 2020 – May 18, 2020
  • Gigantamax Eevee: May 18, 2020 – May 25, 2020
  • Gigantamax Meowth: May 25, 2020 – June 2, 2020
Note: The periods above will not overlap. When one Pokémon's period ends, the next Pokémon's period will begin.

To challenge these Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet. Then, whenever 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. 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.

Both Gigantamax Pikachu and Gigantamax Eevee each were previously only available as a bonus to players who had a save file of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! (respectively) on their Nintendo Switch system. Likewise, Gigantamax Meowth was only available via a Mystery Gift for players who began their Galar adventure shortly after the launch of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Now, everyone will have the opportunity to encounter these incredible Pokémon.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/gigantamax-versions-of-pikachu-eevee-and-meowth-arrive-in-max-raid-battles/

Article edited on 2020-05-13 06:38:16 by Sunain
May 07

Nintendo Releases Consolidated Results for the Years Ended March 31, 2019 and 2020

Posted by Sunain | May 7th 2020 at 08:13 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, Sales, Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Nintendo released its Consolidated Results for the Years Ended March 31, 2019 and 2020 on May 7th, 2020 and it revealed that Pokémon Sword and Shield have now sold a combined 17.37 million units.

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Nintendo's Consolidated Results for the Years Ended March 31, 2019 and 2020

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, Nintendo Switch Lite launched in September as a compact, lightweight, and easy-to-carry dedicated handheld system, and Nintendo Switch performed very well without losing momentum, resulting in significant sales growth for the entire Nintendo Switch family. Looking at software, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield became big hits, posting sales of 17.37 million units, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released in March, sold 11.77 million units, which is now the best start ever for a Nintendo Switch title.

In addition, we plan to distribute The Isle of Armor for Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass by the end of June as the first-ever add-on content for the Pokémon series, and to follow that up with The Crown Tundrain the fall.

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Pokémon Sales as of March 31, 2020:

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: 17.37 million
Pokémon X and Y: 16.45 million
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 14.27 million
Pokémon Sun and Moon: 16.18 million
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: 8.77 million
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee: 11.97 million

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/index.html

Article edited on 2020-05-07 08:26:55 by Sunain
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