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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

Pokémon GO - New Taipei City Safari Zone

Posted by Sunain | August 20th 2019 at 11:32 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Safari Zone
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Niantic has announced that a Safari Zone will be held at New Taipei Metropolitan Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan on October 3rd, 2019 to October 6th, 2019.

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Join us in New Taipei City for a Safari Zone event!

Trainers, Ready to catch the bug for our newest Safari Zone event? We’re buzzing with excitement over Pokémon GO Safari Zone New Taipei City. In conjunction with the New Taipei City government, we’ll be live in New Taipei Metropolitan Park from October 3 to 6.

Despite being one of the world’s most densely populated metropolises, New Taipei City has always strived to maintain the city’s biodiversity and natural scenery by transforming forgotten areas into beautiful new parks. The New Taipei Metropolitan Park is the largest city park in the Greater Taipei area and is famous for its waterside walkway and wildlife. Trainers will be able to find Scyther, Combee, and many Water-, Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the park, as well as more than 60 tourist attractions across New Taipei City. From the historical old streets to scenic mountain areas, it’s your chance to make the most of this exciting city while catching Pokémon to your heart’s content!

No tickets are necessary for this event, and Trainers from near and far are all welcome to join in the fun.

The event is hosted in conjunction with the city government of New Taipei City.

We are excited to see you soon!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/safarizone-ntc-2019

Article edited on 2019-08-20 11:32:55 by Sunain
Aug 20

Pokémon GO - Ultra Bonus Unlocked - Jirachi

Posted by Sunain | August 20th 2019 at 08:45 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced that since all 3 parts of the Global Challenge were successfully completed, Jirachi has been unlocked as an Ultra Bonus from September 2nd, 2019 until September 9th, 2019.

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Not just wishful thinking—the Ultra Bonus has been unlocked, and Jirachi has awoken!

Trainers, Congratulations! With all your hard work in successfully completing all three parts of the Global Challenge, you’ve unlocked the Ultra Bonus! We’re excited to finally reveal the details of what’s in store for you during the three weeks of this event.

Week 1: Johto Journey
Trainers can enjoy a chance to work on their Johto Pokédex while exploring and raiding. Put on your walking shoes, as Pokémon never before seen in Eggs in Pokémon GO will be hatching during this time.

Date + Time
September 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features
  • If you’re extraordinarily lucky, you might hatch Unown forms U, L, T, R, and A from 10 km Eggs.
  • Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will return to raids, along with other Johto Pokémon.
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Sentret and Shiny Gligar!
Bonuses
  • 2× Incubator effectiveness
Week 2: Global Challenge, Global Hatches
Pokémon from across the globe will join in the celebration this week, along with a special appearance by a Mythical Pokémon that will be available to challenge in raids.

Date + Time
September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features
  • Regional Pokémon Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros will hatch from 7 km Eggs. If you’re lucky, you might hatch Shiny ones! These Pokémon will remain available from Eggs until the end of week 3—September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT.
  • All Deoxys forms will make their first appearances outside EX Raids.
  • Need a good team to take on Deoxys? Other Pokémon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge the DNA Pokémon.
Bonuses
  • 2× Incubator effectiveness
Week 3: A Unova Unveiling
All your research has paid off! Professor Willow has informed us that some Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region are now appearing in the world of Pokémon GO!

Date + Time
September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT Features
  • Mewtwo with the special move Psystrike will be available to challenge in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo!
  • Need a good team to take on Mewtwo? Other Pokémon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge the Genetic Pokémon.
  • The Gear Pokémon Klink, originally discovered in Unova, will also appear in raids. You might even encounter a Shiny Klink!
  • You may also find Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup!
Bonuses
  • 2× Incubator effectiveness
Jirachi Has Awoken!
We’re excited to announce that Jirachi is now available for all Trainers via Special Research! For those who have already completed the exclusive Pokémon GO Fest Special Research and have caught the Wish Pokémon, completing this new Special Research will earn you Candy to power up your Jirachi.

On behalf of Professor Willow and the team leaders, thank you for tackling the Global Challenge with such electrifying, cool-headed, and fiery passion. Even if we have our team allegiances, we’ll always be bonded by our shared love of Pokémon. When we work together, anything is possible!

Now...who’s ready to experience a taste of Unova for the very first time in Pokémon GO?

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/globalchallenge-ultrabonus-jirachi/

Article edited on 2019-08-20 08:47:27 by Sunain
Aug 19

2019 Pokémon World Championships

Posted by Sunain | August 19th 2019 at 08:13 AM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon World Championships, Pokkén Tournament DX
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The 2019 Pokémon World Championships are over and the champions have been crowned. The location of the 2020 Pokémon World Championships was also announced during the closing ceremony on Sunday evening and it will be held in London, United Kingdom. High resolution pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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World’s Top Pokémon Competitors Crowned at the 2019 Pokémon World Championships

Washington, DC—August 19, 2019—The 2019 Pokémon World Championships drew to a close yesterday following three days of intense matches and friendly competition in Washington, DC. The best Trainers from around the world attended the 16th annual event to take part in the premier tournament for Pokémon video games and the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). This year’s event featured the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon video games, as well as Pokkén Tournament DX. More than 7,000 players and fans from around the globe gathered in the nation’s capital at the world’s most prestigious Pokémon event.

The Pokémon World Championships is an invitation-only event held in a different location every year, for which players can qualify by competing in various local, regional, and international tournaments. This year’s champions were awarded a one-of-a-kind Pokémon World Championships trophy, an invitation to the 2020 Pokémon World Championships, and a monetary prize in the form of a scholarship, cash prize, or Travel Certificate. The prize pool this year totaled more than $500,000.

The 2019 Pokémon World Champions are:
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Haruki Miyamoto [JPN]
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Kaya Lichtleitner [DEU]
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion, Henry Brand [AUS]
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Pi Wu [TWN]
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Ko Tsukide [JPN]
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Naoto Mizobuchi [JPN]
  • 2019 Pokkén Tournament Senior Division World Champion, ashninja1 [USA]
  • 2019 Pokkén Tournament Masters Division World Champion, Subutan [JPN]

2019 POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Haruki Miyamoto [JPN] | Second Place: Isaac Terceira [USA]

Senior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Kaya Lichtleitner [DEU] | Second Place: Grant Shen [USA]

Masters Division Finalists
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World Champion: Henry Brand [AUS] | Second Place: Shintaro Ito [JPN]

2019 POKÉMON VIDEO GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Pi Wu [TWN] | Second Place: Teddy French [GBR]

Senior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Ko Tsukide [JPN] | Second Place: Lewis Tan [AUS]

Masters Division Finalists
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World Champion: Naoto Mizobuchi [JPN] | Second Place: Hirofumi Kimura [JPN]

2019 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Senior Division Finalists
World Champion: ashninja1 [USA]
Second Place: Kato [JPN]

Masters Division Finalists
World Champion: Subutan [JPN]
Second Place: Haruyuki [JPN]

The location of the 2020 Pokémon World Championships was also announced during the closing ceremony on Sunday evening, to be held in London, United Kingdom.

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YouTube Clip - 2019 Pokémon World Championships: Event Experience



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

Article edited on 2019-08-19 08:21:41 by Sunain
Aug 15

Pokémon GO - Dive into Water Festival 2019!

Posted by Sunain | August 15th 2019 at 08:18 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced that from Friday, August 23rd, 2019 until Friday, August 30th, 2019, the Water Festival 2019 will be held in Pokémon GO and Water-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

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Dive into Water Festival 2019!

Trainers, Time to make a big splash! Even if you don’t live near the water, you can look forward to Water-type Pokémon coming to you soon in Eggs, raids, Field Research, and the wild. That’s right—the long-awaited Water Festival is back!

Date + Time
  • Friday, August 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT until Friday, August 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features
  • Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp, Wooper, Wailmer, and more will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild around water: Wartortle, Poliwhirl, Seaking, Lapras, Qwilfish, Mantine, Lotad, Feebas, Piplup, Buizel, and Finneon.
  • Water-type Pokémon will hatch more often from Eggs.
  • Kingler and Crawdaunt will be able to learn Crabhammer, a Water-type Charged Attack that is newly available in Pokémon GO.
  • If you manage to surf the waves of luck, you might encounter Shiny Carvanha or Shiny Barboach!

Raids
  • Water-type Pokémon like Blastoise, Vaporeon, Lapras, and more will appear in raids.
  • On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, you’ll be able to encounter Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf in five-star raids in their respective regions!

Bonuses
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • If you have a Water-type Pokémon as your Buddy, the distance to earn Buddy Candy will be halved.

There’s no need to swim or use a fishing rod to encounter these Pokémon, Trainer. All you have to do is get up and GO!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/waterfestival2019/

Article edited on 2019-08-16 08:18:43 by Sunain
Aug 14

Pokémon Masters - Pre-Registration Hits 5 Million

Posted by Sunain | August 14th 2019 at 10:20 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Twitter, Pokémon Masters
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The Pokémon Company and DeNA announced that pre-registration has hits 5 million users for the Pokémon Masters game which will launch on August 29th, 2019. The early access version of the game is already playable in Singapore and Canada.

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Source: https://twitter.com/PokemonMasters/status/1161714120988778496

Pokémon Masters Surpasses 5 Million Preregistrations

Milestone Represents Preregistrations Worldwide Across Android and iOS Devices ​​​​​​​

TOKYO—August 14, 2019—DeNA Co., Ltd., in partnership with The Pokémon Company, today announced that the highly-anticipated mobile game Pokémon Masters has surpassed 5 million preregistrations worldwide across Android and iOS devices.

Pokémon Masters is a strategy and battling game where players form teams of sync pairs (the combination of a Trainer and their partner Pokémon) to engage in 3-on-3 real-time battles against AI opponents. The game takes place in an all-new location, the island of Pasio, where Trainers and their partner Pokémon from every known Pokémon region will gather to compete. Players can still preregister for Pokémon Masters to automatically download the game to their device when it launches later this summer.

Preregistration Links:

Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dena.a12026418
App Store (iOS): https://apps.apple.com/app/id1442061397

Pokémon Masters will be available worldwide as a free-to-start game with in-app purchases on compatible Android and iOS devices. The game will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. Fans can learn more about Pokémon Masters at https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US.

Article edited on 2019-08-19 12:02:56 by Sunain
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