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A new way to play the Pokémon TCG is on the way! Pokémon TCG Live will be available in Canada in a limited beta starting February 22, 2022, at noon PST. The Pokémon Trading Card Game Live was announced in September 2021 but it was delayed in November 2022. High resolution screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Pokémon Trading Card Game Live Limited Beta on Mobile and Desktop Coming Soon

Starting Feb. 22, 2022, Pokémon fans in Canada will be able to preview Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) Live during the limited beta for iOS and Android, as well as Windows PC and macOS devices, before the online game launches around the world. Limited-beta participants will have the opportunity to play the upcoming Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars in Pokémon TCG Live prior to the expansion’s global release.

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Developed and published by The Pokémon Company International, Pokémon TCG Live is a new online game that allows players to enjoy the Pokémon Trading Card Game in an updated digital format. Similar to the tabletop version of the Pokémon TCG that fans have loved for over 25 years, Pokémon TCG Live features fan-favorite activities like building decks and battling with friends, as well as gameplay modes and daily quests for all types of players regardless of their skill level.

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Canadian players can access the limited beta on mobile devices via the Apple App Store and Google Play, and on Windows PC and macOS devices by downloading the app from Pokemon.ca/TCGL, when the testing period goes live on February 22, 2022. They will also be able to enjoy cross-platform play during the limited beta. Furthermore, Pokémon TCG Online players will have the option of playing Pokémon TCG Live during the testing period without losing access to the Pokémon TCG Online app.

Pokémon TCG Live will be globally released in the future as a free-to-play game with no in-app purchases, and will receive ongoing content and feature updates post-launch. For more information, please visit Pokemon.com/TCGL.

YouTube Clip - Pokémon TCG Live Comes to Canada in Limited Beta


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieR3K1koPwI

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The official Pokémon UNITE website has announced the details of the 2022 Pokémon UNITE Championship Series which begins in February 2022. Pokémon UNITE players from around the world can compete to earn an invitation to the 2022 World Championships that are scheduled to take place in London, England.

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2022 Pokémon UNITE Championship Series

Pokémon UNITE players around the world can compete to earn an invitation to the 2022 World Championships in London, England!

The Pokémon UNITE Championship Series features qualifying events every month beginning in February in each Regional Zone and will include over $1,000,000 USD in prizes, including $500,000 at the World Championships.

Competition Format

Players will form teams and compete 5-on-5 using Pokémon UNITE’s tournament mode. Open qualifying events will be held each month with no entry cost from February through June. Players will be able to participate using the Nintendo Switch, iOS, or Android version of Pokémon UNITE.

Qualifying for the 2022 Pokémon UNITE World Championships

There will be seven Regional Zones supported for the first season of the Pokémon UNITE Championship Series: North America, South America, Europe, Oceania, Japan, South Korea, and Asia-Pacific (APAC). Pokémon UNITE events will be open only to players in the Masters Division—players born in 2005 or earlier (players from some regions/countries must be 18).

A series of qualifying tournaments in each Regional Zone will be held each month, and players will earn Championship Points (CP) based on their team’s finishing place in that month’s tournament. CP will be retained by individual players to allow for team changes as the season progresses. The teams with the most CP will qualify for the Regional Championships, from which the top teams will qualify for the Pokémon World Championships.

Each month’s tournament will feature an Open Qualifier round, such as the February Cup, in which teams will compete in a double-elimination format. The top 16 teams will advance to the Monthly Finals event played two to three weeks after the Open Qualifier. Monthly Finals will be broadcast in most regions. In April, players will also be able to compete in the Aeos Cup, a special tournament that awards prizes and more CP than the monthly tournaments. The top four teams from each Regional Zone’s March Monthly Finals and the 12 teams that advance out of the Aeos Cup Last Chance Qualifier will play in a group round-robin stage before advancing to a double-elimination final event.

Regional Championships

The top eight teams in CP in each Regional Zone before June 2022 will earn a spot in the Regional Championships. They will be joined by the top four teams from the previous month’s tournament and 12 teams that earn a spot through the Open Qualifier. The Regional Championships will then determine which teams qualify for the 2022 Pokémon UNITE World Championships. The Regional Championships will begin with a round-robin format with teams split into four groups, then use a double-elimination format in the finals to determine the winner from the top performing teams.

In addition to determining who earns a direct spot in the Regional Championships, CP will be used to seed monthly qualifying events (except in February, which will be seeded randomly).

See the full Pokémon UNITE Championship Series rules for the complete Championship Point reward tables.

World Championship Qualifying Teams

Teams (as shown below) will earn an invitation and receive a travel award to the 2022 World Championships in London. Teams that qualify for the World Championships from the Regional Championships must maintain the same five-player roster as was used to earn their invitation.

Regional Zone Number of Teams
North America 2
South America 1
Europe 2
Oceania 1
Japan 2
South Korea 2
Asia-Pacific 2

Some countries/regions may require players to be at least 18. Regional Zone configurations, including number of zones, regions/countries, and number of teams qualifying from each zone, are subject to change as additional areas are evaluated.

Qualifying for Monthly Finals, the Aeos Cup, and Regional Championships

Throughout the season, the top four teams from the previous Monthly Finals qualifier event, including the Aeos Cup, will automatically be placed in the Monthly Finals for the current month and will not need to compete in that month’s Open Qualifier. Teams will need to keep four of the five players on their roster to maintain top four status, and any roster replacements must not include a player who has already competed in the current month’s Open Qualifier.

Teams qualifying for the Monthly Finals, Aeos Cup, or Regional Championships from that month’s Open Qualifier must maintain all five players on their roster.

Event Invites from Open Qualifier Invites from Previous Months’ Top 4 Invites from Championship Points Total
February Finals 16 0 0 16
March Finals 12 4 0 16
Aeos Cup 12 4 0 16
May Finals 12 4 0 16
Regional Championships 12 4 8 24

2022 Pokémon UNITE Championship Series Tournament Schedule

Each market will have the tournament schedule below based on their local time zone. Start times for each tournament will be provided closer to the tournament date as part of the registration details.

Event Type Format Date
February Cup Open Qualifier Double Elimination February 19-20, 2022
February Finals Monthly Finals Double Elimination February 26, 2022
March Cup Open Qualifier Double Elimination March 12 – 13, 2022
March Finals Monthly Finals Double Elimination March 26, 2022
Aeos Cup LCQ Open Qualifier Double Elimination April 9 – 10, 2022
Aeos Cup Aeos Cup (Japan & Korea) Round Robin > Double Elimination April 23 – 24, 2022
Aeos Cup Aeos Cup (NA, SA, EU, OC, APAC) Round Robin > Double Elimination April 30 – May 1, 2022
May Cup Open Qualifier Double Elimination May 14 – 15, 2022
May Finals Monthly Finals Double Elimination May 28, 2022
Regional Championships LCQ Open Qualifier Double Elimination June 4 – 5, 2022
Regional Championships Regional Championships Round Robin > Double Elimination Jun 18 – 19, 2022

Schedule, start times, and format are subject to change.

Prizes

Players will earn Championship Points for their placement in each month’s events. In addition, the Aeos Cup, Regional Championships, and World Championships will feature the prizes below. See the rules for more details on Championship Points.

Aeos Cup (per Regional Zone)

Rank Total Allocation Individual Allocation
1 $10,000.00 $2,000.00
2 $5,000.00 $1,000.00
3 $4,000.00 $800.00
4 $2,000.00 $400.00
5 $1,250.00 $250.00
5 $1,250.00 $250.00
7 $750.00 $150.00
7 $750.00 $150.00
Total $25,000.00 -

Regional Championships (per Regional Zone)

Rank Total Allocation Individual Allocation
1 $20,000.00 $4,000.00
2 $10,000.00 $2,000.00
3 $8,000.00 $1,600.00
4 $4,000.00 $800.00
5 $2,500.00 $500.00
5 $2,500.00 $500.00
7 $1,500.00 $300.00
7 $1,500.00 $300.00
Total $50,000.00 -

World Championships

Rank Total Allocation Individual Allocation
1 $100,000.00 $20,000.00
2 $75,000.00 $15,000.00
3 $65,000.00 $13,000.00
4 $60,000.00 $12,000.00
5 $45,000.00 $9,000.00
5 $45,000.00 $9,000.00
7 $25,000.00 $5,000.00
7 $25,000.00 $5,000.00
9 $10,000.00 $2,000.00
9 $10,000.00 $2,000.00
9 $10,000.00 $2,000.00
9 $10,000.00 $2,000.00
13 $5,000.00 $1,000.00
13 $5,000.00 $1,000.00
13 $5,000.00 $1,000.00
13 $5,000.00 $1,000.00
Total $500,000.00 -

Tournament Registration

Each Pokémon UNITE Championship Series event will have open registration on Battlefy. Players are restricted to playing in the Regional Zone in which they are a full-time resident, and teams must be formed only with players from the same Regional Zone.

7 Regional Zones*

Asia-Pacific (APAC) Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand
Europe Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Japan -
South America Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
North America Canada, United States of America (including Puerto Rico)
Oceania Australia, New Zealand
South Korea -

*Subject to change. Additional regions are being evaluated and may be added later.

Stay tuned for details on qualifying for the 2022 World Championships for residents of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru.

Source: https://unite.pokemon.com/en-us/championship/

Niantic has released the details for the latest update of Pokémon GO. The update adds a widget to iOS homepage for Adventure Sync to track egg km progress without opening Pokémon GO.

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Pokémon GO - Android Version 0.229 / iOS Version 1.195 Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.195 in the App Store.

Release notes may be posted before the release is available to all Trainers. Please check your app store for the latest version of Pokémon GO available to you.

Features
  • Added a widget to iOS homepage for Adventure Sync to track egg km progress without opening Pokémon GO.
  • Music now resumes more quickly when returning to the Map after a Pokémon encounter.

QOL & Visual Updates
  • Visual update to Pokéstops to differentiate between stops that can be Powered up and those that cannot.
  • Made item and Pokémon inventory count headers easier to read.
  • Made Today View expiration time easier to read.
  • Visual change made to Pokéstops and gym spin disc to indicate if Trainer is 40km, 80km, or out of range of a stop.

Bug Fixes
  • Postcard Collection
    • Fixed bug causing long place names to clip on folding phones.
    • Fixed bug causing Friend name to disappear from Postcard when a friend is unfriended and then re-friended.
    • Fixed visual bug preventing favorite button Postcards from remaining colored in.
    • Fixed bug showing Postcard pin button while sending a gift.
    • Fixed bug causing Trainer Avatar to disappear after deleting all gifts in Inventory.
    • Fixed bug causing some pinned Gifts to appear un-pinned.
    • Fixed bug causing some text to appear in English for Japanese language Trainers.
    • Fixed bug causing incorrect “Postcard could not be changed” when deleting a Postcard.
  • Visual Bugs
    • Fixed visual bug causing image of Pokéstop or Gym to disappear from AR Mapping Field Research tiles after cancelling the deletion of a Field Research task.
    • Fixed visual bug causing “Countdown to the raid battle start” text to appear on the Item Bag page when viewed from a private Raid lobby.
  • PVP/PVE Bugs
    • Fixed visual bug causing opponent’s Pokémon to remain in battle, appearing to take 0 damage if opponent switches right before a Charged attack.
  • Fixed bug causing exit button to sometimes disappear after spinning Team Rocket PokéStop and collecting the items.
  • Fixed bug causing “Buddy History” text in Spanish to be cut-off.
  • Fixed bug causing some Powered Up Pokéstops to stop working at level 3.
  • Fixed bug causing Mega Energy bubble animation to not appear when Mega Energy is received from spinning Pokéstops and Gyms.
  • Fixed bug causing Friends list to appear jumpy when scrolling through quickly.
  • Fixed bug preventing Trainers from interacting Gym spins after completing an AR scan at an Power Up Pokéstop eligible gym.
  • Mitigated bug causing a Pokémon encounter to appear with a white screen and then, upon fleeing from the encounter, the same Pokémon appears to be zoomed in on the Map.
  • Fixed bug causing the same costumed Pokédex page to appear when tapping on any Pokémon with multiple costumes regardless of which costumed Pokémon was tapped.

Sources: https://niantic.helpshift.com/hc/en/6-pokemon-go/faq/3261-0-229-release-notes/?p=web, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo&hl=en&gl=us and https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pok%C3%A9mon-go/id1094591345/

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iFace now offers iPhone 13 series compatible cases with four different Pokémon designs! They will be available at all Hamee stores in late December 2021. iFace is a brand of smartphone accessories that has sold 20 million units worldwide (as of the end of December 2020).

The smartphone case for iPhone 13/13 mini/13 Pro with designs featuring the world's most popular Pokémon, come in a variety of colors. Yellow with a pop impression of Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu and five other Pokémon mixed in. Pink with a total design of Pippi, Purin and other pink Pokémon that makes it easy for adults to carry. Purple with a collection of Ghost Pokémon like Gangar, Hitomoshi, and Chandela. Sky Blue which features Pokémon such as Yukimenoko, Glacia, Yukihami, and Mothnow. Enjoy your new iPhone with the "iFace" filled with the charm of Pokémon.

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Product Details:

Pocket Monsters / Pokémon iFace First Class Case
ポケットモンスター/ポケモンiFace First Classケース
Compatible models: iPhone 13 / 13 mini / 13 Pro
Price: 3,800 yen (4,180 yen including tax)

Product features:

・ Easy to hold with a "neck" and "moderate thickness"
・ Polycarbonate and TPU, two materials, protect the iPhone from scratches and impacts.
・ Strap hole

Product Summary:

13 mini: Approximately 14.8 cm x 7.4 cm x 1.2 cm thick, weight approximately 44 g
13: Approximately 16.3 cm x 8.2 cm x 1.2 cm thick, weight approximately 53 g
13 Pro: Approximately 16.3 cm x 8.2 cm x 1.2 cm thick, weight approximately 51 g
Main material: Polycarbonate, TPU
Strap attachment: Possible
Wireless charging: Possible

Source: https://jp.iface.com/press-release/pressrelease-2021127?p=8254

Pocket Monsters / Pokémon Inner Sheets for iFace Reflection

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Hamee, a company that develops products and operates a mail-order website for smartphone goods, has started selling Pocket Monsters / Pokémon Inner Sheets for iFace Reflection at all Hamee stores.

It is easy to put on and take off, as it is simply inserted into the clear case. You can easily change your phone to match your mood or your outfit of the day. Since they are printed on a transparent sheet, they are perfect for those who want to display their phones with Pokémon without changing the color of their iPhone.

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Product Details:

Pocket Monsters / Pokémon Inner Sheets for iFace Reflection
「ポケットモンスター / ポケモン iFace Reflection専用インナーシート」
Price: 600 yen (660 yen including tax)
Design: "Pikachu & Friends", "Eievui & Friends", "Kanto / Sinnoh / Galar"
Compatible models: iPhone 13 / 13 mini / 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max

Product Summary:

13 mini: Approximately 13.0 cm x 6.2 cm x 0.03 cm thick, weight approximately 2g
13: Approximately 14.4 cm in length × 6.9 cm in width × 0.03 cm in thickness, weight approximately 3g
13 Pro: Approximately 14.4 cm in length × 6.9 cm in width × 0.03 cm in thickness, weight approximately 3g
13 Pro Max: Approximately 15.9 cm x 7.6 cm x 0.03 cm Weight Approximately 3g
Main material: PET

Related Product:

iFace Reflection Tempered Glass Clear iPhone Case
Price: 3,200 yen (3,520 yen including tax)

Source: https://jp.iface.com/press-release/pressrelease_20211105?p=8500

Pokémon Café ReMix has been downloaded over 10 million times and to celebrate, its has been anounced that there will be an Appreciation Campaign for 7 days from November 12th, 2021 until November 19th, 2021.

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Celebrating 10 million downloads! 7-day Great Appreciation Campaign!

We're happy to announce that the total number of downloads for Pokémon Cafe Remix has surpassed 10 million! We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for the many people who are currently playing the game after the relaunch! In celebration of the 10 million downloads, we're offering the following campaigns and gifts to everyone!

① Everyone will receive 5,000 golden acorns as a present

You will receive this gift when you log in to the game between November 12th, 2021 at 15:00 and November 19th, 2021 at 14:59. Please check your in-game gift box after logging in.

② 7 Days of Continuous Gifts

You will be able to receive a daily gift of super powerful items in the in-game store for 7 days.

The following is a list of the items that are available:
November 12th, 2021 at 15:00 - Stamina Crystal ∞ 15min
November 13th, 2021 at 15:00 - Vertical Megaphone Maker∞ 30 minutes
November 14th, 2021 at 15:00 - Rare Tart M (10 pieces)
November 15th, 2021 at 15:00 - Horizontal Megaphone Maker∞ 30 minutes
November 16th, 2021 at 15:00 - Horizontal Megaphone Maker∞ 30 minutes
November 17th, 2021 at 15:00 - Skill Plus∞ 15 minutes
November 18th, 2021 at 15:00 - Heaping Helping Ticket (2 pieces)

Source: https://www.poke-maze.jp/news/detail/13.html

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From the popular app Pokémon Smile, which helps children get into the habit of brushing their teeth, comes a mysterious and fun tooth brushing educational picture book. Metamo Color Rubbing and playing! Pokémon Brushing Teeth (メタモカラー こすってあそべる! ポケモンはみがき), features a material that changes color with temperature and was used for this picture book.

The secret is that body temperature and frictional heat of touching and rubbing the pages can be used to erase the actual stains on the teeth in the picture, making the reader want to try again and again. In addition, cute Pokémon drawn by popular illustrator Kanahei will cheer you on and praise your work, saying, "You did well!" The content of the book is supervised by the Japan Dental Association, so parents and children can enjoy it with peace of mind.

Comments from a representative of Pilot Ink:
"We hope that children will experience the fun of Metamo Color changing and that this picture book will encourage them to create a habit that brushing their teeth is fun!"

Book Information:

Sales date: November 8, 2021 (Good Tooth Day!)
List price: 990 yen (10% tax included)
ISBN: 978-4-09-735341-6
Supervisor: Japan Dental Association
Text: Miho Tozuka (とづかみほ)
Pictures: Kanahei (カナヘイ)

Sources: https://www.shogakukan.co.jp/books/09735341

Pokémon Smile - Version 1.1.0

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The Pokémon Smile app has also received its first update and it adds a few additional Pokémon and Pokémon Caps.

Pokémon Smile - Version 1.1.0 Patch Notes

  • Additional Pokémon and Pokémon Caps added.
  • The “Brushing Session Length” and “Take In-Game Pictures” options in the “Brushing Settings” menu can now be set separately for each user on a device.
  • Bug fixes.

Sources: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.pokemon.pokemonsmile and https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1512331079

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This is a soft case made of TPU material that protects your AirTag. By sandwiching the entire AirTag between the two covers, it prevents scratches and protects the AirTag from minor vibrations and shocks! It comes with a carabiner, so you can easily attach it to your keys or bag. The AirTag itself is not included in the package.

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Product Details:

Pikachu - POKE-738A - JAN: 4550213067599
Gangar - POKE-738B - JAN: 4550213067605
Metamon - POKE-738C - JAN: 4550213067612
Pochama - POKE-738D - JAN: 4550213067629
Price: 1,408yen each (tax included)
Release Date: November 2021
Materials: TPU, PET, iron, zinc alloy

Sources: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/goods/2021/10/211029_ph01.html and https://www.gourmandise.jp/view/item/000000005539

Pokémon Café ReMix was released today on the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store and on the Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Café ReMix is an update to the Pokémon Café game. More details about the big changes to Pokémon Café Mix are available in our previous news article announcement.

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Pokémon Café Mix is opening its doors as Pokémon Café ReMix!

Welcome to your very own Pokémon café! Pokémon Café ReMix is a refreshing puzzle game you play alongside Pokémon in which you mix, link, and blast away icons and gimmicks! The customers and café staff are all Pokémon! As the owner of the café, you will work with Pokémon to serve customers by preparing drinks and dishes through simple puzzles in which you mix around icons.

■ Refreshing puzzles!
Complete fun cooking puzzle in which you mix around icons and link them together! As the owner of the café, you’ll take on puzzles with the help of your staff Pokémon. Utilize each Pokémon’s specialty and uniqueness and aim for three-star offerings!

■ A wide cast of Pokémon appears! You can even enjoy switching their outfits!
Pokémon you befriend will join your staff and help you out at the café. Liven up your café by dressing up your staff Pokémon! As you raise your staff Pokémon’s levels, they’ll be able to wear different colored outfits. Special outfits for certain Pokémon will regularly be released as well! Recruit all sorts of Pokémon, raise their levels, and create your very own café!

Now's your chance to become a café owner, work together with Pokémon, and create a Pokémon café that's unique to you!

Sources: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.pokemon.pokemoncafemix, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1496738228, https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/pokemon-cafe-mix-switch/

Pokémon UNITE launched the mobile version on compatible iOS and Android devices on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021. Pictures and artwork from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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POKÉMON UNITE TO RELEASE FOR MOBILE DEVICES TOMORROW

Pokémon UNITE, Pokémon’s first strategic team battle game, will launch on mobile devices tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22, 2021. The free-to-start game with optional in-game purchases will be available to download on the App Store and Google Play. Additionally, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language support will also be available in-game starting tomorrow across both the mobile version of Pokémon UNITE and the Nintendo Switch version via a free downloadable update.

Trainers can also look forward to an all-new battle pass arriving soon. By linking with a Nintendo Account or Pokémon Trainer Club account, Trainers will be able to access the same Pokémon UNITE account on both Nintendo Switch™ and mobile devices.

In celebration of the mobile release and the surpassing of five million preregistrations, every Trainer who completes the in-game event in the mobile version of Pokémon UNITE by Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 14:59 UTC will receive the following preregistration campaign rewards: 1,000 Aeos tickets, the Unite license for Pikachu[2], and special Holowear for Pikachu called Festival Style.[3] If 7.5 million preregistrations are reached, Trainers will receive an additional 1,000 Aeos tickets!

Trainers can watch an all-new global launch trailer on the official Pokémon UNITE YouTube channel.

Battle pass Galactic Ghost 094 begins tomorrow
Timed with Pokémon UNITE’s mobile release, a new battle pass, Galactic Ghost 094, will begin on Wednesday, September 22. In this new battle pass, space-themed items will make their debut. Players will need to complete both daily and weekly missions to raise their battle pass level and receive rewards based on that level. Additionally, those who purchase the premium pass will have the chance to earn more rewards.

Introducing Unite squads
A new feature, Unite squads, will be added to both the Nintendo Switch and mobile versions of the game tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22. Trainers can create their own squads or search for already-existing squads to join and connect with other players. By choosing squad tags that others can search for, like-minded Trainers can find each other easily.

Complete a special mission to receive the Unite license for Zeraora Trainers who missed out on the Nintendo Switch version’s launch bonus will have a chance to get the Unite license for Zeraora through a special mission starting Wednesday, September 22. Players who already have the Unite license for Zeraora will receive Aeos coins instead.

YouTube Clip - Pokémon UNITE is launching on Mobile!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDdPqBuw0MU
Sep 20 2021 Pokémon TCG Live App

The Pokémon Company International unveiled Pokémon TCG Live, a new app that allows Trainers to enjoy the Pokémon Trading Card Game in an updated digital format which will be playable on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs. High resolution images and artwork from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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The Pokémon Company International Reveals Latest Innovation for the Pokémon Trading Card Game with New Pokémon TCG Live App

Pokémon TCG Gameplay Comes to Smartphones for the First Time

Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled Pokémon TCG Live, a new app that allows Trainers to enjoy the Pokémon Trading Card Game in an updated digital format. Releasing as a free-to-play game, Pokémon TCG Live also marks the first time that the Pokémon TCG will be playable on smartphones, in addition to tablets, PCs, and Macs.

The announcement comes as The Pokémon Company International continues its yearlong celebration of the brand’s 25th anniversary by engaging fans with innovative Pokémon experiences and products.

“As we look back on 25 wonderful years of Pokémon, we are once again reminded of how the Pokémon Trading Card Game has always been a strong pillar of the franchise and beloved by young and veteran Trainers alike,” said Barry Sams, vice president of the Pokémon TCG at The Pokémon Company International. “Pokémon TCG Live will go hand in hand with the tabletop version that fans know and love, and welcomes a new era of digital play where Trainers around the world can play together regardless of their preferred platform.”

Pokémon TCG Live is designed to be easy for beginners to learn how to play the game, while offering fresh challenges for existing players to improve and test their skills. Players will be able to enjoy some of their favorite Pokémon TCG activities, including building decks and battling other Trainers around the world. They will also be able to tailor their experience with customizable avatars and Pokémon TCG accessories, participate in daily quests, and more. In addition, Pokémon TCG Live will continue to be updated with new content and features following launch.

Pokémon TCG Live will be coming soon to supported iOS and Android devices, as well as PCs and Macs via Pokemon.com. Trainers looking to preview the game prior to broad availability will be able to participate in the mobile soft launch in Canada and the global open beta for PCs and Macs later this year.

Source: https://tcg.pokemon.com/en-us/tcgl/

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Trading Card Game Live [SNEAK PEEK] | Official Trailer


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ooBE5AQODY

Pokémon TCG Live FAQs

Do I need to link my Pokémon Trainer Club account to a Nintendo Account to participate in Pokémon TCG Live events?
No, Pokémon TCG Live does not require a Nintendo Account or Nintendo device, so it is not necessary to link your Pokémon Trainer Club account to a Nintendo Account to participate in Pokémon TCG Live events.
Please note: A Pokémon Trainer Club account is required to play Pokémon TCG Live on Windows or Mac.

Will I be able to transfer my Pokémon TCG Online avatar and items to Pokémon TCG Live?
No, Pokémon TCG Online avatars or avatar-related items will not be transferred to Pokémon TCG Live.

What if I do not want to migrate my account from the Pokémon TCG Online to the new Pokémon TCG Live?
All players will be migrated to Pokémon TCG Live, and the Pokémon TCG Online will eventually be retired.

What will happen to my Pokémon TCG Online friends list? Will I be able to transfer it to Pokémon TCG Live?
No, you will not be able to transfer your friends list from the Pokémon TCG Online to Pokémon TCG Live.

Do I need to have a Pokémon TCG Online account first, before I can play Pokémon TCG Live? A previous Pokémon TCG Online account is not necessary in order to play Pokémon TCG Live, but a Pokémon Trainer Club account is required. In addition, Pokémon TCG Live requires a Screen name to sign in, so please be sure to designate a Screen name if you are creating a new Pokémon Trainer Club account.

Will I be able to trade my cards to other players within Pokémon TCG Live?
Players will not be able to trade cards with other players within Pokémon TCG Live.

What will happen to the in-game chat feature in Pokémon TCG Live?
Pokémon TCG Live will not have an integrated chat feature.

Which items will not be able to migrate from the Pokémon TCG Online to Pokémon TCG Live?
Please find below a list of items that will not be migrated from the Pokémon TCG Online to Pokémon TCG Live.

  • Any card from the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series or the Call of Legends expansion, including Black Star Promo cards
  • McDonald’s Happy Meal cards
  • Non-foil basic Energy cards from pre-constructed decks
  • Cards from earlier Trainer Kit products that don’t appear in the Black & White, XY, or Sun & Moon Series

Deck Cosmetics
Deck cosmetics that are not associated with a product or promotion from Black & White or later

Unopened Products
Unopened booster packs from the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series or the Call of Legends expansion will not be migrated.

Player Account Data
  • Friends list
  • Avatar items
  • User-created decks
  • Currency

Also note that banned accounts will not be migrated.

What items will I be able to migrate from the Pokémon TCG Online to Pokémon TCG Live?
Cards
  • All cards from the Black & White, XY, Sun & Moon, and Sword & Shield Series; however, please note that players will see unimplemented cards as owned in Deck Manager, but they will not be accessible to add to decks or play until implemented.

Deck Cosmetics
  • Coins included with preconstructed decks. Note that several Pokémon TCG Online coins share the same art, so all owned Pokémon TCG Online coins will be mapped to a single Pokémon TCG Live coin with same art.

Organized Play
  • 2013–2019 World Championships card sleeves, deck boxes, and coins
  • XY, Sun & Moon, and Sword & Shield Series League card sleeves, deck boxes, and coins
  • XY, Sun & Moon, and Sword & Shield Series incremental products
  • Elite Trainer Box (ETB) card sleeves, deck boxes, and coins
  • Premium Collection card sleeves, deck boxes, and coins. Example: Dragon Majesty Super-Premium Collection.

Unopened Products
  • Unopened Black & White, XY, Sun & Moon, and Sword & Shield Series booster packs, preconstructed decks (expansion and incremental), Build & Battle Boxes, and League reward products will be converted to Pokémon TCG Live in-game currency on migration. Note that there will be a cap on the amount of in-game currency you can receive.
  • Unopened XY and Sun & Moon Series tin products that unlock a 60-card deck in the Pokémon TCG Online will be converted to one copy of that tin's promo card on migration.

Source: https://support.pokemon.com/hc/en-us/sections/360011828611-FAQs
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