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Oct 16

New Gigantamax Pokémon Revealed in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Posted by Sunain | October 16th 2019 at 09:42 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today revealed the Gigantamax forms of Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee, Meowth, and Butterfree. Gigantamaxing changes a Pokémon’s size, power, and appearance and allows them to use a G-Max Move. Only certain species of Pokémon can Gigantamax—and even among such species, only rare specimens will be able to. Gigantamax Pokémon will appear in the highly anticipated upcoming video games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, launching on November 15, 2019, exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems. High resolution artwork and screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

NEW GIGANTAMAX POKÉMON REVEALED IN POKÉMON SWORD AND POKÉMON SHIELD

Gigantamax Forms of Pikachu, Eevee, and More Announced ​​​​​​​

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Gigantamax Pikachu
Type: Electric
Height: 68'11"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Static

The electricity generated in the sacs in its cheeks is stored in its tail. In battle, it will strike opponents with its tail and send a jolt of electricity through them as great as any lightning strike. Gigantamax Pikachu has become so powerful that it can produce enough electricity to rival a power plant. However, using this electricity to help power people’s homes seems difficult, as Pikachu can only remain Gigantamaxed for a short time. Electric-type attacks used by Gigantamax Pikachu will change to G-Max Volt Crash, which not only deals damage but also paralyzes all opponents.

Trainers that have play records from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on their Nintendo Switch system will be able to receive a special Pikachu that can Gigantamax in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

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Gigantamax Charizard
Type: Fire/Flying
Height: 91'10"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Blaze

The flames inside its body have become stronger, and now fire erupts from its mouth and horns in addition to its tail. It seems that the strength of the flames increases when Gigantamax Charizard roars. Charizard’s flames have become enhanced with Gigantamax power and now form wings on its back. These wings are hotter than magma, and Charizard can fire them off to scorch its opponents. Fire-type attacks used by Gigantamax Charizard will change to G-Max Wildfire. G-Max Wildfire doesn’t just deal damage to an opponent when it hits—it will also continue to deal damage for four turns to any Pokémon that isn’t Fire type.
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Gigantamax Eevee
Type: Normal
Height: 59'1"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Run Away / Adaptability

The fur around its neck has become extra fluffy and luxurious thanks to Gigantamax power. Any opponent caught in this fur becomes enamored with Eevee and loses the will to fight. Gigantamaxing has caused Eevee to become more rambunctious than ever, and it will attempt to play with any opponent. However, it often ends up crushing its opponent due to its massive size. Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Eevee will change to G-Max Cuddle. G-Max Cuddle doesn’t only deal damage when it hits—any opponent that is the opposite gender of Eevee will become infatuated.

Trainers that have play records from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on their Nintendo Switch system will be able to receive a special Eevee that can Gigantamax in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

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Gigantamax Meowth
Type: Normal
Height: 108'3"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Pickup/Technician

Gigantamaxing has caused Meowth’s body to stretch to astounding lengths, and the coin on its head has also become massive. The giant coin can emit a torrent of Gigantamax power, filling the surrounding area with a powerful golden gleam. Meowth loves shiny objects, and when it sees skyscrapers lined with glass, it won’t be able to resist the urge to sharpen its claws on them. This behavior can cause considerable damage, such as wearing down the exterior walls and breaking windows. Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Meowth will change to G-Max Gold Rush. G-Max Gold Rush deals damage to opponents and also scatters coins all over the area, giving Trainers a considerable in-game cash bonus after the battle.

This special Meowth that can Gigantamax can be received as an early-purchase bonus for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield by selecting the Get via Internet option in Mystery Gift from Friday, November 15, 2019, to Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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Gigantamax Butterfree
Type: Bug/Flying
Height: 55'9"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Compound Eyes

Its most notable feature is its blinding wings, which have grown to gigantic proportions. The light of Gigantamax Butterfree’s wings comes from its scales, which can inflict paralysis, poisoning, or sleep on its opponents. These scales are Butterfree’s most effective weapons. Its vast wings can stir up a wind strong enough to lift a 10-ton truck, just by flapping. This wind also scatters poisonous scales around the area, so simply being near this Pokémon is very dangerous. Bug-type attacks used by Gigantamax Butterfree will change to G-Max Befuddle. G-Max Befuddle doesn’t only deal damage—it will also scatter scales around opponents and cause them to become poisoned, become paralyzed, or fall asleep.

YouTube Clip - G I G A N T A M A X P O K É M O N are coming to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i2_Eotzh6M
Oct 15

GAME FREAK Secret Base for GAME FREAK's 30th Anniversary Stream

Posted by Sunain | October 15th 2019 at 06:57 PM EDT
Tags: Twitter, YouTube, GAME FREAK
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GAME FREAK, the developers of the main series of Pokémon games, has announced that they will be broadcasting a 30th Anniversary stream on YouTube and Twitter Periscope on October 16th, 2019. The stream will visit former and present locations of their company and review its 30 year history.

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GAME FREAK Secret Base for GAME FREAK's 30th Anniversary Streaming will be on air!

A battle director of the "Pokémon" series, Mr. Morimoto will talk about the latest information of "Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield" released at 23:00 16th Oct (JST)!

GAME FREAK’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Stream will go live on Oct 16 (JST), 2019! In the stream, Junichi Masuda; one of the founding members of GAME FREAK and music composer for many of their titles, will visit both former and present locations of their company and review its 30 year history.

We’ll also reveal information about the “Gear Project System” - GAME FREAK’s game development system.

We’ll also tell you the latest information about our new titles “Little Town Hero” and “GIGA WRECKER ALT.”.

Source: https://www.gamefreak.co.jp/town/30th/en/

Article edited on 2019-10-16 08:30:45 by Sunain
Oct 14

Pokémon GO - Prepare for a ghastly good time during Pokémon GO Halloween 2019!

Posted by Sunain | October 14th 2019 at 10:12 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced the Pokémon GO Halloween 2019 festivities which take place from Thursday, October 17, 2019 until November 1st, 2019.

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Trainers, October is here, which means it’s almost time to make things a bit spookier! This year, you’re all in for a spine-chillingly good treat. Starting Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Features
  • Rescue more Shadow Pokémon from Team GO Rocket — Be ready to rescue the following Pokémon from Team GO Rocket Grunts at PokéStops near you: Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Mareep, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Sableye, Trapinch, Cacnea, Shuppet, and Duskull.
  • Thrilling threads in the Style Shop — Play dreadful dress-up with new avatar items, including a Zubat Bag, a Pikachu Onesie, a Cubone Cap, a Litwick Cap, and a Mimikyu Bag!
  • A Spooky Shiny Pokémon makes its debut — If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Yamask.

From Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Friday, November 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Features
  • Don’t be scared! More Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, in Eggs, and in raids — Gastly, Murkrow, and more will be appearing. Making its Halloween debut is Yamask, the Spirit Pokémon!
  • Pokémon wearing creepy-cute Halloween costumes arrive in raids and in the wild! — Some Pokémon have donned costumes to celebrate Halloween this year! Look forward to Bulbasaur wearing Shedinja costumes, Charmander wearing Cubone costumes, and Squirtle wearing Yamask costumes in raids. In the wild, be on the lookout for Pikachu wearing Mimikyu costumes! If you’re lucky, you might even encounter these alarmingly adorable Pokémon as Shiny Pokémon!
  • The Pitch-Black Pokémon makes its ominous debut in Pokémon GO! Darkrai will be appearing in five-star raids!
  • Frightful and fun Field Research tasks will be available for a limited time during this event.
  • You’ve received a spooky message. Check out your Special Research when the Halloween event begins, Trainer, and you might face a Forbidden Pokémon...

Bonuses
  • 2× Catch Candy
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 2× Transfer Candy
Have fun, stay safe, and have a spooky good time, Trainers! Let’s GO!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/halloween2019/

YouTube Clip - Pokémon GO Halloween is back!



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

Article edited on 2019-10-14 10:30:51 by Sunain
Oct 09

Casio's BABY-G 25th Anniversary Pikachu Special Model

Posted by Sunain | October 9th 2019 at 10:29 AM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, YouTube
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the BABY-G watch and Pikachu's Pokémon dex number "025", Casio and The Pokémon Company have collaborated to make a Pikachu special anniversary model which has a taste of the early '90's flare which has been loved all over the world. Images of the watch have been added to an Imageboard thread.

The back plate of the watch has the back of Pikachu with its tail engraved on it and the watch comes with a collectable monster ball display case.

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Product Details:

Model Number: BGD-560PKC-1JR
Place of Origin: Made in China
Price:¥13,000
Water Resistant: 20 Bar
Release Date: November 2019

Source: https://baby-g.jp/pikachu/

YouTube Clip - CASIO BABY-G × Pokémon Collaboration Video



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPz4KLn4ZYc

Article edited on 2019-10-09 10:30:34 by Sunain
Sep 29

Pocket Monsters Anime - November 17th, 2019

Posted by Sunain | September 29th 2019 at 07:31 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, YouTube
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As previously announced at the end of the SM137 broadcast on September 1st, 2019 in the teaser trailer, more information on the new anime series “Pocket Monster” was revealed at the end of SM141. The new series will begin airing on TV Tokyo in Japan starting on November 17th, 2019 at 5:30pm JST.

Poster:

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Story:

Pocket Monsters, or "Pokémon" for short:
The mysterious creatures that live on our planet.
You can see them all over the world; In the sky, in the sea, in forests, in cities... Everywhere.
This is the story of "Satoshi", a boy who wants to be the best at Pokémon battling,
and "Go", a boy who dreams of getting every Pokémon.
This is the beginning of the adventure towards the apparently infinitely vast Pokémon world,
which will be had together with lots of Pokémon,
including Satoshi's partner "Pikachu" and Go's partner "Hibunny".
Now...
Let's Go! To the Pokémon World! With our dreams and adventures!

Presenting the characters of the new anime "Pocket Monsters":

Characters profiles:
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Satoshi:
A 10 year old boy who aims to become the best at Pokémon battling
due to a certain encounter he had.
He's a straightforward boy with a strong sense of justice.
His dream is to become a Pokémon Master.

Pikachu:
Satoshi's greatest partner
who journeys together with him.
Its specialty is Thunderbolt.
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Go:
A 10 year old boy
whose goal is to get the mythical Pokémon "Mew",
which he met when he was young.
He's calm and composed, but very passionate.
His dream is to get every Pokémon.

Hibunny:
A expert kicker who hates losing because it cares about its friends so much.
An unexpected turn of events led to its fateful encounter with Go.


Staff:

Original Story: Satoshi Tajiri / Junichi Masuda / Ken Sugimori
Executive Director: Daiki Tomiyasu (冨安大貴)
Director: Maki Kodaira (小平麻紀)
Creative Supervisor: Kunihiko Yuyama (湯山 邦彦)
Series Construction: Shōji Yonemura (米村正二)
Character Design: Shūhei Yasuda (安田周平)
Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida / Shōji Yonemura / Deko Akao /Junichi Fujisaku / Michihiro Tsuchiya / Tōko Machida / Yuka Miyata / Aya Matsui / Atsuhiro Tomioka / Akemi Omode
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (三間雅文)
Music: Yūki Hayashi (林 ゆうき)
Animation Production: OLM
Production: TV Tokyo / MEDIANET / ShoPro
Satoshi: Rica Matsumoto (松本梨香)
Go: Daiki Yamashita (山下大輝)

YouTube Clip - Pocket Monsters Special Video



Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcLScW_4RpU and https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pocketmonster/news/index.html#217328

Article edited on 2019-09-29 10:48:51 by Sunain
Sep 18

Sirfetch’d to Appear in Pokémon Sword

Posted by Sunain | September 18th 2019 at 09:33 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Sword
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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced a new Pokémon called Sirfetch’d which will appear in Pokémon Sword. The Pokémon had been teased about on the official site starting on September 12th, 2019 with a glitchy profile. It was then revealed that the glitchy promotion was due to a wild Rotom that entered the servers and was then corrected on September 18, 2019 when Sirfetch’d was officially revealed. High quality screenshots and artwork from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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An Important Message Regarding Website Glitches

Attention, Trainers, We would like to apologize for a series of glitches that affected the appearance of images and text on our page that was meant to announce a new Pokémon that has been discovered to appear in the Galar region. As of Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the error has been corrected.

We have learned that the incident was caused by a mischievous wild Rotom that entered our servers, causing a temporary disruption to our website. Fortunately, our IT team members—skilled Pokémon Trainers in their own right—were able to convince the Rotom to leave our system and return to where it normally resides.

With that issue cleared up, we are now free to finally present detailed information about the newly discovered Pokémon found to appear in Pokémon Sword. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Source: https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/website-glitch/

NEW POKÉMON DISCOVERED IN THE GALAR REGION

New Pokémon Sirfetch’d Will Appear in Pokémon Sword

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that a new Pokémon has been discovered in the Galar region: Sirfetch’d, the Wild Duck Pokémon. Sirfetch’d will appear in the highly anticipated upcoming video game, Pokémon Sword. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

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Sirfetch’d
Category: Wild Duck Pokémon
Type: Fighting
Height: 2’7”
Weight: 257.9 lbs.
Ability: Steadfast

The Farfetch’d of the Galar region can evolve into Sirfetch’d after experiencing many battles. They are calm and collected, and they make a point of always battling fairly. They are so noble in battle that they are often chosen as a motif for paintings. Of particular note is a painting—famous in the Galar region—that depicts a duel between a Sirfetch’d and an Escavalier.

In battle, Sirfetch’d uses the sharp stalk of its leek as a lance and the thick leaves as a shield. It maintains this leek over the span of many years and treasures it more than anything. When its leek finally withers, Sirfetch’d will leave the battlefield and retire from battling entirely.

Meteor Assault is a new move introduced in these games that only Sirfetch’d can learn! Sirfetch’d points its leek at the opponent and charges toward them at great speed. This move is devastatingly powerful! However, it appears that the move also puts great strain on Sirfetch’d. It will be unable to take action immediately after using this move.

YouTube Clip - Meet Sirfetch’d in Pokémon Sword!



amp; Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jqSOk89788

Article edited on 2019-09-18 12:36:42 by Sunain
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