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The Pokémon Company International has announced the Pokémon Day 2017 festivities for the United States. It should be an exciting day for all fans of the franchise. It was also revealed that a new line of Pokémon Gallery Figures will be heading exclusively to the United States Pokémon Center website on Pokémon Day. A special Pikachu will also be appearing in Pokémon Go wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day.

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Celebrate Pokémon Day on February 27

Pokémon Day is February 27, commemorating the launch of the very first Pokémon games in Japan way back in 1996. To celebrate the milestone, several events and promotions are planned, leading up through the big day! The fun starts at the #PokemonDay social hub, where we will be updating a gallery of your Pokémon photo memories. Use the hashtag #PokemonDay to share your best Pokémon moments.

  • Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.
  • Pokémon Day marks the debut of the new Gallery Figures collection in the Pokémon Center. The first set includes awesome figures of Eevee, Mew, Magikarp, and Pikachu—each performing its signature attack. These figures were designed specifically for the Pokémon Center, so this is the first time anyone will be able to get their hands on them.
  • Starting on Pokémon Day, revisit some of the best big-screen moments of Ash and his friends with a movie marathon on Pokémon TV. For a limited time, watch the original classic Pokémon: The First Movie, as well as Pokémon 4Ever and Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions in their entirety. Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV here on Pokemon.com and on the Pokémon TV mobile apps. But these movies will be available for only a limited time, so don't miss them!
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is starting its Pokémon Day festivities early, with extra Trainer Tokens available on the Bonus Wheel for the entire week leading up to Pokémon Day. Then, be sure to log in to your game on Pokémon Day for an extra-special Daily Bonus. Remember that you can play the Pokémon TCG Online on your computer, iPad, or Android tablet. Battle today and through Pokémon Day for bigger rewards!
  • Don't forget that right now you can head to your local participating GameStop store to get a Bottle Cap for your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon video game. This item lets you boost the individual strength of one of your Pokémon's stats via Hyper Training, making the Pokémon even more ready for your next big battle! Bottle Cap codes will be available at GameStop until March 5.
  • Pikachu lends its brilliant features to the new Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL. This limited-edition New Nintendo 3DS XL is launching just a couple of days before Pokémon Day, and it's sure to be popular, so check it out while you can. Visit the product page on Nintendo.com for more details.
  • If you're looking for even more Pokémon animation fun for your Pokémon Day celebrations, you can find Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel on the iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon Video on February 27. Plus, check out a special Pokémon the Series: Gold & Silver TV episode bundle featuring Ash's adventures throughout the Johto region. With this collection of episodes and the latest Pokémon movie, you'll be ready to host the perfect Pokémon Day party!
  • Pokémon Day is a good reminder that big promotions are going on in Pokémon Shuffle, too. The popular Nintendo 3DS game is celebrating two years of challenging fans with puzzle fun. Take a look at the in-game notifications to get more details on these upcoming opportunities.
  • Head to Twitch.tv/Pokemon for an all-day celebration of Pokémon competitions, showing many of the most memorable matches from the Pokémon TCG, video games, and Pokkén Tournament from the past several years. See your favorite players from around the globe as we broadcast epic Championship battles, including some from recent Pokémon World Championships.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/celebrate-pokemon-day-on-february-27/

Pikachu Parties in Pokémon GO!

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Keep your eye out for a special Pikachu wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day! Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pikachu-parties-in-pokemon-go/

Put Your Favorite Pokémon on Display

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The new Gallery Figures collection launches in the Pokémon Center on Pokémon Day.

Pokémon fans will definitely want to take a look at the new Gallery Figures collection coming to the Pokémon Center on Pokémon Day, February 27. These high-quality figures were created for the Pokémon Center in the United States, meaning this is the first time they have ever been available anywhere in the world.

The first four Gallery Figures depict some well-known Pokémon as they perform an attack: Mew using Psychic, Eevee using Swift, Magikarp using Splash, and Pikachu using its iconic Thunderbolt attack. Each figure is mounted on the same size base, making it easy to put them on display. Plus, this is only the first set of Gallery Figures planned for launch in the Pokémon Center—check back throughout the year for details on upcoming collectibles.

Check out the Pokémon Gallery Figures collection on February 27 in the Pokémon Center!

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/put-your-favorite-pokemon-on-display/

A new update is out for Pokémon Shuffle Mobile bringing it to version 1.9 for both iOS and Android.

What's New in Version 1.9

◇ We’ve added value sets of 4 and 8 Jewels that can only be purchased one time each. For details on the features being added, see your in-game notifications.
◇ We’ve made some adjustments to the UI (display and usability) to improve your play experience.
◇ Bug fixes

Sources: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.pokemon.poketoru&hl=en and https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/pokemon-shuffle-mobile/id1014919815?mt=8

The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations of the new entry follows:

The Mythical Pokémon Hoopa (Hoopa Confined) is Currently Appearing on the Nintendo 3DS "PokéToru"!




A time limited event where the mythical Pokémon Hoopa (Hoopa Confined) appears is currently running on the Nintendo 3DS Download Game "PokéToru"!

This is your chance to befriend Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)!
The event runs until Tuesday July 26th at 3pm! Make sure to try it out!


It has a handy ability that can combat disruptions! Go befriend the reliable Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)!

Are you able to win against the tough Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)?

The Nintendo 3DS Download Game "PokéToru" can be played casually at a basic level for free!
*There are also purchasable items

For information on how to download the game, etc, check the official "PokéToru" website!

For more information on the Hoopa (Hoopa Confined) event, go here!

An event where Hoopa (Hoopa Confined) appears has also appeared on "PokéToru Smartphone ver."!
For more information, go here!

Sources: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=2221

A significant update to Pokémon Shuffle for Nintendo 3DS was added to the eShop on March 23rd, 2016 bringing the game version up to 1.3.0. This large update add new elements to the game, new gifts for long time players as well as new features and items. An update was pushed later on in the day to upgrade the game to 1.3.3 as players were experiencing missions giving duplicate rewards in version 1.3.0.

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Update Check-in Bonus Gift

Those that Check-in from Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 until Tuesday May 17th, 2016 will receive 1 Raise Max Level (Max Level Up マックスレベルアップ) and 3000 coins. Players that haven't checked in for over 30 days will receive 10,000 coins and 30 Hearts.

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Mission Cards

A new element to the game that was added in this update is Mission Cards (ミッションカード). Mission cards each have a specific task that needs to be completed with specifc requirements. Players can receive ★ according to the degree of difficulty of the mission. Once a certain number of ★ are collected via completing a cards objective, the player can receive a variety of rewards.

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Only one Mission Card can be active at any time. When a Mission Cards objective is successfully completed, players are notified after the stage is finished.

① Mission Name
② Mission Objectives - Information on the task that needs to be accomplished to complete the mission.
③ Support Pokémon - To achieve the mission, players must use the listed Pokémon.
④ Gift Button - Reward list.
⑤ ★ - Lists the number of ★ a Mission Card will reward the player for completing.

Pokémon Maximum Level

Before the March 23rd, 2016 update, the maximum level any Pokémon could attain was Level 10. The Raise Max Level item can now be obtained to raise the ability for a Pokémon to increase by 1 level. Each Pokémon though has a set number of times that the item can be used though. For instance, Umbreon can only use the item 5 times. Players can see the current level of their Pokémon in the dex, how many items they've used on them and the remaining number of times they can use the upgrade item. In this update, only 24 Pokémon can level up.

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· Bulbasaur (Grass type: Main Stage 2)
· Charmander (Fire type: Main Stage 4)
· Squirtle (Water type: Main Stage 3)
· Ivysaur (Grass type: Main Stage 59)
· Charmeleon (Fire type: Main Stage 55)
· Wartortle (Water type: Main Stage 57)
· Venusaur (Grass type: Extra Stage 7)
· Charizard (Fire type: Extra Stage 9)
· Blastoise (Water type: Extra Stage 8)
· Sableye (Dark type: Sableye Main Stage 24, Mega Stone Main Stage 30)
· Altaria (Dragon type: Altaria Main Stage 118, Mega Stone Main Stage 75)
· Eevee (Normal type: Main Stage 5)
· Espeon (Psychic type: Main Stage 71)
· Umbreon (Dark type: Main Stage 70)
· Sylveon (Fairy type: Main Stage 79)
· Lapras (Water type: Main Stage 43)
· Azumarill (Fairy type: Main Stage 76)
· Quilladin (Grass type: Main Stage 187)
· Braixen (Fire type: Main Stage 189)
· Frogadier (Water type: Main Stage 185)
· Druddigon (Dragon type: Event)
· Mew (Psychic type: Event)
· Kyogre (Water type: Event)
· Groudon (Ground type: Event)

New Items

Five additional battle and training items have been added in this update.

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Exp. Booster S-M-L [けいけんちアップ(S・M・L)]: Increases a Pokémon's Exp. Points by +50, +200 or +1000.
Level Up (レベルアップ): Increases a Pokémon's Level by 1.
Raise Max Level (マックスレベルアップ): Allows a Pokémon to go above Level 10 by 1 level per item use.

Useful New Features

The UI has been updated to include a quick area jump icon located at the top of the stage selection screen. It also displays the number of S-ranked caught Pokémon for each zone. The number of caught Pokémon is now listed on the stage selection map as well. Recommendations for each stage have been added to the Nintendo 3DS version which were previously only in the Mobile version.

Amelia Recommendation Mark: A new Amelia Recommendation Mark which looks like a golden face of the tutorial girl Amelia has been added to various places throughout the game now including at the stage selection screen. When selecting supporting Pokémon, arrows have been added for super effective and not effective Pokémon.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/poketoru/news/post.php/207/

The official Pokémon Shuffle Mobile website for South Korea has launched and has revealed that the game will be available on January 14th, 2016 for compatible Apple iOS and Google Android devices.

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Source: http://www.pokemonshuffle.co.kr/

Pokémon Shuffle Mobile has added a new Limited Shop (限定ショップ) which allows players from December 22nd, 2015 until January 12th, 2016 to purchase new items.

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1. No Hearts Needed (ライフ消費なし): 2 Jewels - Removes the hearts requirement for 1 hour.
2. Superior Super Catch Time (ゲットチャンス倍): 2 Jewels - Increases catch rate for 1 hour.
3. 1 Heart Recovered / 15 min & Heart +6 (ライフ回復15分&ライフ+6): 2 Jewels - Heart recovery time reduced to 15 minutes.

Source: http://www.poketoru.jp/news/post.php/84/#

The official Japanese Pokémon Shuffle website announced a new event taking place this week for the 3DS version and the Mobile version. The Pinsir Once-a-Day Stage was made available on the Nintendo 3DS version and Mobile version of the game. Details of this event have been added to our Nintendo 3DS version event page and information of patch 1.2.18 has also been added to our database page. Details of the event have also been added to our Mobile Version event page.

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Latias

Players of the Nintendo 3DS version can compete in this escalation stage to try to catch the Legendary Pokémon Latias. Players can receive an Exp. Points x1.5 at Level 5, a Disruption Delay at Level 10, a Mega Start at Level 25, 1,000 Coins at Level 35, a Latiasite Mega Stone at Level 50, 1,000 Coins at Level 60 and a Mega Speedup at Level 70.

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The official Japanese Pokémon Shuffle website announced a new event taking place this week for the 3DS version and the Mobile version. The Mega Charizard Y Competitive Stage was made available on the Nintendo 3DS version and Mobile version of the game. Details of this event have been added to our Nintendo 3DS version event page and information of patch 1.2.17 has also been added to our database page. Details of the event have also been added to our Mobile Version event page.

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Mega Charizard Y

The Mega Charizard Y Competitive Stage in the Nintendo 3ds Version allowed the top 10,000 in Japan, 3,500 in the Americas and the top 2,500 in Europe to get a Charizardite Y and Mega Speedup. The top 50,000 in Japan, 18,000 in the Americas and the 11,000 in Europe to get a Charizardite Y. The top 70,000 in Japan, 25,000 in America and top 16,000 in Europe got 2 Attack Power ↑. All other participants receive a Jewel.

The Mega Charizard Y Competitive Stage in the Mobile Version allowed the top 250,000 players in Japan to receive a Charizardite Y. Those that placed in the top 250,001 through 500,000 received a Jewel and an Attack Power ↑ .

Distribution Dates: September 18th, 2015 until September 28th, 2015. Stage Info: 60 seconds

10000 Coin and Attack Power ↑ Gift for Mobile Version

To celebrate the worldwide launch of the mobile version of Shuffle, those that logged into the mobile version of the game between September 18th, 2015 and November 2nd, 2015 received 10000 coins and a Attack Power ↑ as a gift.

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Sources: http://www.poketoru.jp/news/post.php/14/#, http://www.poketoru.jp/news/post.php/20/# and http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/poketoru/news/post.php/116/

The official Japanese Pokémon Shuffle website announced a new event taking place this week for the 3DS version and the Mobile version. To celebrate 5 million downloads of Pokémon Shuffle, the Diancie stage was made available on the Nintendo 3DS version and Mobile version of the game. Players that cleared the stage were awarded a Jewel. Details of this event have been added to our Nintendo 3DS version event page and information of patch 1.2.16 has also been added to our database page. Details of the event have also been added to our Mobile Version event page.

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Regirock, Registeel and Regice

Players of the Nintendo 3DS version of Pokémon Shuffle also have another stage to play that includes Regirock, Registeel and Regice. They were distributed at different times of the week.

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Regirock: September 14th, 2015 until September 18th, 2015 at 15:00
Registeel: September 18th, 2015 until September 23rd, 2015 at 15:00
Regice: September 23rd, 2015 until September 28th, 2015 at 15:00
Distribution Dates: September 14th, 2015 until September 28th, 2015
Stage Info: 30 / 25 / 30 Moves

Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/poketoru/news/post.php/113/, http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/poketoru/news/post.php/114/ and http://www.poketoru.jp/news/post.php/15/

The official Japanese Pokémon Shuffle website announced a new event taking place this week for the 3DS version. Details of this event have been added to our event page and information of patch 1.2.15 has also been added to our database page.

Mega Sharpedo Competitive Stage - Nintendo 3DS Version

Compete against players from around the world for the highest score in the Mega Sharpedo Competitive Stage! The top 25,000 scorers in the US, 70,000 in Japan and 16,000 in Europe got two Attack Power ↑ items. Players within the top 18,000 scorers in the US, 50,000 in Japan and 11,000 in Europe got a Sharpedonite instead, so Sharpedo could Mega Evolve! Those that placed within the top 3,500 in the US, 2,500 in Europe and 10000 in Japan also received a Mega Speedup too! All scorers below 25,000 received a Jewel.

Distribution Dates: September 7th, 2015 until September 14th, 2015
Stage Info: 60 seconds

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PokéToru Nintendo eShop Cards

Two new 1000yen Nintendo eShop cards will be available to purchase in Japan starting on September 7th, 2015. The cards feature PokéToru icon sprites from the game on the front of each card. The card on the left will be sold at Pokémon Centers and 7-11 Stores while the card on the right will be sold at Lawson stores.

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Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/support/nintendo_eshop/posacard/krxa/index.html
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