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May 29

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield Darkness Ablaze

Posted by Sunain | May 29th 2020 at 01:10 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release, The Pokémon Company International
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The Pokémon Company International has unveiled the newest expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze, arriving around the world on August 14th, 2020. High resolution press release images have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Charizard and Eternatus Make Their Pokémon VMAX Debut in the New Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze Expansion

​​​​​​​Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze introduces highly collectible cards including Charizard VMAX, as the fan favorite Charizard makes its Gigantamax form debut in the Pokémon TCG—just like in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games. In addition, Trainers will be able to pull more Pokémon from the Galar region as Pokémon VMAX, such as Centiskorch VMAX and Grimmsnarl VMAX in their Gigantamax forms, and the Legendary Pokémon Eternatus VMAX in its unique Eternamax form.

The full expansion includes the following:

  • Seven Pokémon VMAX
  • 14 powerful Pokémon V—plus nine full-art Pokémon V
  • 17 Trainer cards and four full-art Supporter cards
  • Three new Special Energy cards
Fans interested in playing with cards from the expansion before launch can do so by picking up the Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle Box, available through their local participating Pokémon TCG retailer starting August 1. Each box contains four Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze booster packs; a 23-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, including one of four alternate-art promo cards; and a deck-building tip sheet.

Darkness Ablaze Elite Trainer Box

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Get ready for all new V and V-MAX Pokemon to join your roster! This all new set from The Pokemon Company introduces new cards such as Eternatus V and the highly anticipated Charizard V-MAX!

Each Elite Trainer Box comes with:

  • 8 Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze booster packs
  • 65 card sleeves
  • 45 Pokémon TCG Energy cards
  • A player’s guide to the Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze Expansion
  • A Pokémon TCG rulebook
May 28

Pokémon Masters - Story Event The Star of the Contest / Dawn Spotlight Scout

Posted by Sunain | May 28th 2020 at 01:26 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Masters, DeNA
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DeNA has announced that the Story Event The Star of the Contest and the Dawn Spotlight Scout will take place from May 27th, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. until June 10th, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

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Story Event The Star of the Contest

Story Event: The Star of the Contest under way! You can collect Prize Coins by completing battles in Single-Player, then try making pulls from the Prize Box!

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If you pull from the Prize Box and get the grand prize, you can move on to the next Prize Box pool. Rewards include new area info, as well as items for training.

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You can progress through the event to collect various items and strengthen your sync pairs!

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Also, Reward Boosts can be used in the areas listed below! You can use Reward Boosts to get 3x the completion rewards and battle rewards.

  • Friendly Competition: Part 1
  • Friendly Competition: Part 2
  • Friendly Competition: Part 3
  • Friendly Competition: Part 4
Note: First-time rewards are not increased, even when a Reward Boost is used. One Reward Boost is replenished every 4 hours, up to a maximum quantity of 3. Your total Reward Boost quantity will not exceed 3 regardless of how much time has elapsed.

Event Missions

You can take on special missions during the event period. Check the Missions screen to learn more!

Log-In Bonus Under Way!

The Star of the Contest Log-In Bonus is currently under way to mark the start of Story Event: The Star of the Contest.

Log-In Bonus Details

  • Day 1: Reward Boost Ticket ×3
  • Day 2: Gems ×100
  • Day 3: Gems ×100
  • Day 4: Co-op Sync Orb ×100
  • Day 5: Gems ×100
  • Day 6: Gems ×100
  • Day 7: Co-op Sync Orb ×100
  • Day 8: Gems ×100
  • Day 9: Gems ×100
  • Day 10: Co-op Sync Orb ×100
  • Day 11: Gems ×100
  • Day 12: Gems ×100
  • Day 13: Co-op Sync Orb ×100
  • Day 14: Gems ×100

Date/Time

May 27, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - June 10, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

Important

  • To participate, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.
  • The sync pairs that appear as opponents in battle have different capabilities than those you can actually obtain.
  • When the event ends, leftover Prize Coins will be converted into coins (10 coins per Prize Coins) and sent to your Present Box.
  • All mission completion rewards must be claimed within three days of the mission period ending.
  • To claim log-in bonuses, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.
  • Log-in bonuses are sent to your Present Box.
  • Log-in bonuses can only be claimed during the specified time period.
  • Log-in bonuses sent to the Present Box can only be claimed for a limited period of time.
  • Log-in bonuses can only be claimed once per day.
  • Up to 14 log-in bonuses can be claimed.
  • Log-in bonuses are reset each day at 11:00 p.m.
  • If you are already logged in, you will need to return to the Pokémon Center and claim them from your Present Box.
  • The content is subject to change without notice.
Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Event_2050_1W_1

Dawn Spotlight Scout

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Increased chance to scout newly released Dawn & Turtwig! Dawn Spotlight Scout under way! Featuring 5★ Dawn & Turtwig! Featured sync pairs have a higher chance of appearing than non-featured 5★ sync pairs. The sync grids of 5★ Dawn & Turtwig will be expanded upon their release.

About Dawn & Turtwig

This confident Trainer from Sinnoh supports her team by taking attacks and offering an ally full recovery!

Date/Time

May 27, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - June 10, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

Important

  • The sync pairs featured in this sync pair scout may also appear in future sync pair scouts.
  • Sync pairs other than the ones mentioned above may appear.
  • Please note that you cannot have two or more sync pairs that include Trainers with the same name in your team. Example: Brock & Onix and Sygna Suit Brock & Tyranitar
  • To unlock the sync grid, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 11: Alola’s Rising Stars: Part 2 (Normal) in single-player.
  • To check the available sync pairs and their respective offering rates, go to the Offering Rate section on the Sync Pair Scout screen.
  • Please read the Notes section under Offering Rate on the Sync Pair Scout screen before using the feature.
  • The time period and featured content are subject to change without notice.
Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Scout_2050_1W_1

Article edited on 2020-05-29 08:19:10 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
Apr 30

Pokémon Masters - New Halls in the Battle Villa / Wallace Spotlight Scout / Legendary Event

Posted by Sunain | April 30th 2020 at 09:55 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Masters, DeNA
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DeNA has announced that there are New Halls in the Battle Villa, that a Wallace Spotlight Scout is being held, that there are new Log-In Bonus Details and the Legendary Event: Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings is under way!

New Halls in the Battle Villa!

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The Battle Villa has been updated with five new halls! Can you make it to the final hall? Now is your chance to take on the challenge!

Date/Time

April 29, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - May 14, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

Update Details

  • Added Halls 26–30.
  • The battle content and each type of reward content have been updated.

What is the Battle Villa?

The Battle Villa allows you to create a roster of up to nine sync pairs to see how far you can go during the challenge period.

You can use your strongest sync pairs along with some helpful Battle Villa-exclusive items to put your skills to the test!

Claim Period for Final Milestone Rewards

May 14, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - July 14, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

Important

  • To participate in the Battle Villa, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 7: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way (Normal) in single-player.
  • To learn more details about the Battle Villa, tap the Information button on the top right of the main Battle Villa screen.
  • You must go to the Battle Villa (single-player) hall list screen to claim your final milestone rewards once the challenge period has ended.
  • The time period and featured content are subject to change without notice.
Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Event_2040_1W_2

Wallace Spotlight Scout

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Increased chance to scout newly released Wallace & Milotic! Limited-time Spotlight Scout now under way! Wallace Spotlight Scout under way! Featuring 5★ Wallace & Milotic! Featured sync pairs have a higher chance of appearing than non-featured 5★ sync pairs. The sync grids of 5★ Wallace & Milotic will be expanded upon their release.

About Wallace & Milotic

This charismatic Gym Leader from Hoenn uses a variety of moves to adapt to all sorts of opponents!

Date/Time

April 29, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - May 13, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

Important

  • The sync pairs featured in this sync pair scout may also appear in future sync pair scouts.
  • Sync pairs other than the ones mentioned above may appear.
  • Please note that you cannot have two or more sync pairs that include Trainers with the same name in your team. Example: Brock & Onix and Sygna Suit Brock & Tyranitar
  • To unlock the sync grid, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 11: Alola’s Rising Star: Part 2 (Normal) in single-player.
  • To check the available sync pairs and their respective offering rates, go to the Offering Rate section on the Sync Pair Scout screen.
  • Please read the Notes section under Offering Rate on the Sync Pair Scout screen before using the feature.
  • The time period and featured content are subject to change without notice.
Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Scout_2040_1W_1

Legendary Event Log-In Bonus Under Way!

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A log-in bonus is currently under way to mark the start of Legendary Event: Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings, featuring Silver & Ho-Oh.

Log-In Bonus Details

  • Day 1: Reward Boost Ticket ×3
  • Day 2: Gems ×300
  • Day 3: Gems ×300
  • Day 4: Gems ×300
  • Day 5: Gems ×300
  • Day 6: Gems ×300
  • Day 7: Gems ×300
  • Day 8: Gems ×300
  • Day 9: Gems ×300
  • Day 10: Gems ×300
  • Day 11: Gems ×300
  • Day 12: Gems ×300
  • Day 13: Gems ×300
  • Day 14: Gems ×300

Date/Time

April 29, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - May 13, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

Important

  • Log-in bonuses are sent to your Present Box.
  • Log-in bonuses can only be claimed during the specified time period.
  • Log-in bonuses sent to the Present Box can only be claimed for a limited period of time.
  • Log-in bonuses can only be claimed once per day.
  • Up to 14 log-in bonuses can be claimed.
  • Log-in bonuses are reset each day at 11:00 p.m.
  • If you are already logged in, you will need to return to the Pokémon Center and claim them from your Present Box.
  • The time period and featured content are subject to change without notice.
Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Campaign_2040_1W_1

Legendary Event: Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings under way!

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You can team up with Silver & Ho-Oh in this event. Legendary Events are getting revamped, starting with this one!

Event Details

You can collect Prize Coins by completing battles in Single-Player, then try making pulls from the Prize Box!

If you pull from the Prize Box and get the grand prize, you can move on to the next Prize Box pool.

You can progress through the event areas and make pulls from the Prize Box to obtain area info that will allow you to team up with Silver & Ho-Oh!

Silver & Ho-Oh can be powered up with exclusive items available through the Prize Box! Also, Reward Boosts can be used in the areas listed below! Battle Rewards are tripled when a Reward Boost is used.

  • Ho-Oh’s Challenge: Part 1
  • Ho-Oh’s Challenge: Part 2
  • Ho-Oh’s Challenge: Part 3
  • Ho-Oh’s Challenge: Part 4
  • Ho-Oh’s Challenge: Part 5
Note: Reward Boosts are replenished by one every four hours, to a maximum of three. The count will not exceed three regardless of how much time has elapsed.

Event Missions

You can take on special missions during the event period. Check the Missions screen to learn more!

Date/Time

April 29, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. - May 13, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

Important

  • To participate, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.
  • The sync pairs that appear as opponents in battle have different capabilities than those you can actually obtain.
  • When the event ends, leftover Prize Coins will be converted into coins (10 coins per Prize Coins) and sent to your Present Box.
  • This Legendary Event Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings may be held again in the future. Your progress in the current event will not be carried over when the event is held next.
  • All mission completion rewards must be claimed within three days of the mission period ending.
  • The content is subject to change without notice.
Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Event_2040_1W_1

Article edited on 2020-04-30 09:58:18 by Sunain
Apr 30

Pokémon GO - May 2020 Research Breakthrough Encounter and Pokémon Spotlight Hours

Posted by Sunain | April 30th 2020 at 05:50 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic have announced the details for the May 2020 Research Breakthrough encounter and Pokémon Spotlight Hours for Pokémon GO.

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May’s Research Breakthrough encounter and Pokémon Spotlight Hours

Trainers, Here’s an update on what you can look forward to this month.

Team GO Rocket Special Research update
It seems that Team GO Rocket has been quiet lately, so from May until the end of September, there’ll be no new Team GO Rocket Special Research available. Professor Willow and the team find this very odd and will continue to investigate to see if they can find any leads. We hope this means this is the last we’ll see of Team GO Rocket, but knowing the capabilities of these villains, we highly doubt that’s the case! Stay tuned for any updates. We really don’t expect Team GO Rocket to be quiet all summer...

May Research Breakthrough encounter: Shinx with bonus Shinx Candies!
From Friday, May 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, June 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), the Flash Pokémon, Shinx, will be available as a Research Breakthrough encounter, and it’ll come with bonus Shinx Candies!

Upcoming Pokémon Spotlight Hours
In the next few weeks, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. local time and will continue to spotlight both a Pokémon and a special bonus! For each Pokémon Spotlight Hour, you can expect a different Pokémon and bonus.

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Shellder will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Sunkern will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Poochyena will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Bronzor will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
Please be aware of your surroundings when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/may2020/

Article edited on 2020-04-30 05:50:39 by Sunain
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