The official Pokémon UNITE website has announced that Blastoise is now available to join your team in the game.
Blastoise Has Blasted into Pokémon UNITE
Get ready to make a big splash in Pokémon UNITE, as Blastoise is now available to join your team. This popular Pokémon is a Ranged Defender, and it’s sure to provide some useful support for your squad. This Pokémon begins each match as Squirtle, but it will evolve into Wartortle at Lv. 5, and Blastoise at Lv. 9. You can even make your Blastoise look positively fancy with its available Fashionable Style Holowear.
Blastoise’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing continual damage and decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when it hits. Its Ability, Torrent, causes its Attack and Sp. Atk to increase when the Pokémon is at half HP or less. Now, let’s take a look at Blastoise’s available attacks.
At Lv. 1 and Lv. 3, Squirtle can learn Water Gun, a ranged attack that hits your opponent with a shot of water, shoving them back and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. It can also learn Skull Bash, a dash attack that fiercely rams an opposing Pokémon a temporarily leaves it unable to act.
When Squirtle reaches Lv. 5, Water Gun can evolve into one of two attacks. Hydro Pump is a ranged attack that blasts out a huge volume of water, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and shoving them when it hits. The attack can be further upgraded to increases the damage it deals. Water Spout is an area effect attack that sprays water toward the designated location, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokémon in the area of effect for a short time. Like Hydro Pump, it can be upgraded to increase its damage.
Reaching Lv. 7 allows you to evolve Skull Bash into one of two attacks. Surf is a dash attack that has the user charge forward on a wave, shoving opposing Pokémon and leaving them unable to act for a short amount of time. The user becomes immune to hinderances while using this move and can jump in a designated direction once this attack ends. You can even upgrade Surf to grant a shield when the move hits. Rapid Spin is a buff move that causes Wartortle to spin rapidly, changing the mechanics of its basic attacks as well as its Hydro Pump and Water Spout moves. An upgrade to Rapid Spin move reduces the damage Wartortle receives while using the move.
Blastoise’s Unite Move, Hydro Typhoon
To inflict some real damage, take advantage of Blastoise’s Unite Move, Hydro Typhoon, which it learns at Lv. 9. This melee attack has the user spout water to attack while it spins. Any opposing Pokémon caught in the attack’s large range area will be thrown. Not only that, but the attack also grants Blastoise a shield to protect it from incoming attacks.
Blastoise is ready to shell out some punishment and defend your team. You can surf on over to the Unite Battle Committee shop and get Blastoise’s Unite license now.
Nintendo has announced that the Pokémon TV app is now available on the Nintendo Switch featuring full episodes of Pokémon The Series, exciting matches from the world of Play! Pokémon, new Junior content for tiny Trainers, and more!
Pokémon TV is a fun way to watch all sorts of great Pokémon programming! Enjoy the adventures of Ash, Pikachu, and their friends—along with animated specials and highlights of Pokémon Championship tournaments.
Hours Upon Hours of Pokémon Fun!
Find loads of great Pokémon content to watch in one convenient place—hundreds of episodes (including full seasons), animated specials, and thrilling Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game competitions. Content changes periodically!
Fun Videos for Little Pokémon Fans!
The Junior category includes videos to entertain younger Trainers. Kids can join in with sing-along songs, hear popular nursery rhymes, and more!
The Pokémon TV app is a great way for fans to enjoy their favorite episodes and relive incredible battles from Championship competitions!
Nintendo Switch/Switch Lite Smart Port EVA - Pokémon of the Sinnoh Region
The leather-like surface has a simple engraving that resembles a monster ball. On the inside, however, the silhouettes of Dialga, Palkia, and other Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, that appear in the latest Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games, are printed all over.
This chic and cool pouch is a must-have for anyone with a fondness for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
Product Details (Regular Switch Version):
Suggested retail price: 3,300 yen (tax included)
Product size: Main unit: approx. W130 x D45 x H265mm
Package: approx. W145×D50×H303mm
Product Material: Body: PU, EVA, Polyester
Zipper: Zinc Alloy / Nylon
Set includes: Smart Pouch EVA x 1
Release date: November 19th, 2021 (scheduled)
Product Number/JAN: HACP-09SIP/4969123261070
Product Details (Lite Version):
Suggested retail price: 3,080 yen (tax included)
Product size: Main unit: approx. W120 x D45 x H235mm
Package: approx. W130 x D50 x H285mm
Product Material: Body: PU, EVA, Polyester
Zipper: Zinc Alloy / Nylon
Set includes: Smart Pouch EVA x 1
Release Date: November 19, 2021 (scheduled)
Product Number/JAN: HROP-05SIP/4969123261094
Nintendo Switch Card Case Card Pocket 24 Dialga/Palkia
This card case has Dialga and Palkia on the front and they are the Pokémon that appear in the latest Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games. The book-style card case holds up to 24 game cards, six on each side with four sides total. Its compact size makes it easy to carry around.
Suggested retail price: 1,430 yen (tax included)
Product size: Main unit: approx. W92 x D26 x H85mm
Package: approx. W120 x D33 x H165mm
Product material: Body: PP, PET
Contents: Card pocket 24 x 1
Release date: November 19, 2021 (scheduled)
Model number/JAN: HACF-02DIPA/4969123261087
Nintendo announced their Financial Results Explanatory Material 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year Ending March 2022 on August 5th, 2021 and the report indicated that software sales released during this fiscal year got off to a strong start with New Pokémon Snap selling 2.07 million units outside of Japan.
Consolidated Operating Results
During the first quarter (April through June 2021) of this fiscal year, sales got off to a strong start for Nintendo Switch, with sales volume of New Pokémon Snap, released in April, reaching 2.07 million units.
For Nintendo Switch, upcoming releases include The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (July), WarioWare: Get It Together! (September), Metroid Dread (October), Mario Party Superstars (October), and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl (November).
Top Selling Titles Sales Units - As of June 30, 2021
The official Pokémon UNITE Twitter account has announced that Gardevoir will be added to the game on July 28th, 2021.
Gardevoir arrives to Aeos Island tonight at midnight PDT!
Attention, Trainers! Gardevoir is arriving to the shores of Aeos Island on July 28th, 2021! Keep your eyes open for when this Ranged Attacker steps into battle this Wednesday! Along with the release of Gardevoir, we'll be addressing a few bugs including an issue with the Muscle Band not acting as intended when equipped by Charizard.
This powerful Ranged Attacker is ready to deal some damage to opponents.
Gardevoir has officially joined the Pokémon UNITE fray as a Ranged Attacker. When playing as Gardevoir, try to keep some distance from your opponents by using moves such as Confusion and Future Sight, then dish out lots of damage with Gardevoir's tricky attacks. Gardevoir also brings a powerful Unite Move to the mix—Fairy Singularity. Fairy Singularity warps space in a designated area, drawing in opponents and then dealing massive damage the moment the warped space disappears. Gardevoir's Unite license is now available in Pokémon UNITE's in-game shop.
Bellevue, WA—July 21, 2021—Pokémon’s first strategic team battle game, Pokémon UNITE, is now available to download exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems. To commemorate the release of the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon UNITE, Trainers can watch an all-new global launch trailer on the official Pokémon UNITE YouTube channel.
In Pokémon UNITE, players face off against each other in 5-on-5 team battles. During these battles, players will cooperate with teammates to defeat wild Pokémon and level up to evolve their own Pokémon. They will need to defeat their opponents’ Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time.
Timed with Pokémon UNITE’s release on Nintendo Switch, players will be able to enjoy the game’s first season, “Welcome to Aeos Island!” The season battle pass will feature many rewards, ranging from in-game currency to Holowear. Players will need to complete both daily and weekly missions throughout the season to raise their battle pass level and receive rewards based on that level. Additionally, players who purchase the premium pass will have the chance to earn even more rewards, including the Holowear Hip-Hop Style: Pikachu and Captain Style: Cinderace.
Pokémon UNITE will become available in September 2021 on mobile devices. Cross-platform play between Nintendo Switch and mobile devices is planned, which will allow players on both platforms to battle together and against one another. Additionally, if you log in using your Nintendo Account or Pokémon Trainer Club account, you’ll be able to use your game data on any device. Pokémon UNITE is free-to-start, with optional in-game purchases available.
YouTube Clip - Pokémon UNITE Now Available on Nintendo Switch!
POKÉMON ANNOUNCES NINTENDO SWITCH LAUNCH DATE FOR POKÉMON UNITE
Bellevue, WA—July 15, 2021— Today, the Pokémon Company International and TiMi Studio Group announced that Pokémon UNITE will release this month on July 21, 2021, for Nintendo Switch systems.
To celebrate launch, players who log in to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon UNITE by August 31, 2021, will receive a Unite license for Zeraora,1 which will allow Trainers to use the Pokémon in battle. Zeraora can close the distance between itself and its opponents in the blink of an eye, just like lightning, and deal massive amounts of damage all at once. Its Unite Move, Plasma Gale, sends out a powerful electric blast that creates a zone of plasma around the area where the blast hits.
Pokémon UNITE is the first Pokémon strategic team battle game. Players face off against each other in 5-on-5 team battles. During these battles, players will cooperate with teammates to defeat wild Pokémon and level up to evolve their own Pokémon. They will need to defeat their opponents’ Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time. Pokémon UNITE will be free-to-start, with optional in-game purchases available.
Pokémon UNITE will become available in September 2021 on mobile devices, which will also include language support across both mobile devices and Nintendo Switch in French, Italian, Spanish, and German.
YouTube Clip - Pokémon UNITE Launches on Nintendo Switch on July 21!
Nintendo has finally announced a long rumoured new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) which brings the versatility of the Nintendo Switch experience with a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, and more. The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) releases on October 8th, 2021 for an MSRP of $349.99 USD. Pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.
Press Release - Nintendo Switch (OLED model)
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) has a similar overall size to the Nintendo Switch system, but with a larger, vibrant 7-inch OLED screen with vivid colors and crisp contrast. Nintendo Switch (OLED model) also features a wide adjustable stand for tabletop mode, a new dock with a wired LAN port, 64GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio for handheld and tabletop play. Just like Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch (OLED model) allows players to play on the TV and share the detachable Joy-Con controllers for right-out-of-the-box multiplayer fun. And just like both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, with Nintendo Switch (OLED model), the system can be taken on the go to enjoy its play-anywhere versatility. A carrying case and screen protector set for Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will also be available.
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) launches on Oct. 8, the same day as the Metroid Dread game, the next entry in the 2D Metroid saga that kicked off with the original Metroid on NES. With the vibrant OLED screen and enhanced audio, embarking on the latest adventure of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in Metroid Dread while playing in handheld or tabletop mode will feel even more immersive.
“The new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is a great option for players who want to experience the new vibrant screen when playing in handheld and tabletop mode,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “With the addition of this new model to the Nintendo Switch family of systems, people have an additional choice of a system that best fits the gaming experience they desire – whether it’s Nintendo Switch (OLED model), Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite.”
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will let players experience enhancements in all three play modes:
TV mode: Set the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) system into the dock to play Nintendo Switch games on the TV. By using the built-in wired LAN port, players can enjoy another way to connect online in TV mode.
Tabletop mode: Flip the stand on the back of the system and use the system’s screen to play multiplayer games using two Joy-Con controllers right out of the box. A wide adjustable stand makes for a solid and sturdy foundation. It allows players to freely tilt the system and adjust the viewing angle, so it makes it easier to see the screen.
Handheld mode: Players can bring the system wherever they go in handheld mode and play local* or online** multiplayer with friends. The system’s 7-inch OLED screen provides vivid color and crisp contrast.
When the system launches, it will come in two color options:
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) white set, which features white Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a white dock.
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) neon red/neon blue set, which features neon red and neon blue Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a black dock.
All previously released Joy-Con for Nintendo Switch are compatible with this new model. Additionally, Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is compatible with the full library of Nintendo Switch games.***
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) - Technical Specs
Size: 4 inches high, 9.5 inches long, and 0.55 inches deep (with Joy-Con attached)
*The depth from the tip of the analog sticks to the tip of the ZL/ZR buttons is 1.12 inches Weight: Approximately .71 lbs (Approximately .93 lbs with Joy-Con controllers attached) Screen: Multi-touch capacitive touch screen / 7.0 inch OLED screen / 1280x720 CPU/GPU: NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor Storage: 64 GB - Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately). Wireless: Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 Video output: Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode. Up to 720p via built-in screen in Tabletop mode and Handheld modes Audio output: Compatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output. Output via HDMI connector in TV mode Speakers: Stereo Buttons: Power button / Volume button USB connector: USB Type-C - Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock. Headphone/mic jack: 3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard) Game card slot: Nintendo Switch game cards microSD card slot: Compatible with microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC memory cards
*Once the microSDXC card is inserted, a system update will be necessary. An internet connection is required to perform this system update. Sensor: Accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor Operating environment: 41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity Internal battery: Lithium-ion battery / 4310mAh Battery life: Approximately 4.5 - 9 hours.
The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Charging time: Approximately 3 hours. *When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode
Max Games is releasing some officially licensed Pokémon Nintendo Switch accessories to store your games and system on June 25th, 2021 in Japan.
Nintendo Switch Card Case Pocket 24 Pokémon Pikachu
A cute Nintendo Switch card case with a Pikachu design! It can hold 6 Nintendo Switch game cards on one side, or up to 24 cards on all four sides. It's an easy to use book-style card case, and its compact size makes it easy to carry in your bag or drawer!
Item: Nintendo Switch Card Case Pocket 24 Pokémon Pikachu
Nintendo Switch専用カードケース カードポケット24 ポケットモンスター ピカチュウ
Released by: Max Games Inc.
Release Date: June 25th, 2021
Price: 1,430 yen (tax included)
Product Size: (approx.) W92 x D26 x H85mm
A dedicated pouch for Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite with a Pokémon design! It has a cool American comic book style design. The front side of the pouch is made of a hard EVA material, so you can carry it around worrying about it being damaged. The inside of the pouch is made of a soft material to protect the device. The zipper is blue for the Nintedo Switch and red for the Nintendo Switch Lite.
Item: Nintendo Switch Smart Pouch EVA Pokémon Comic
Nintendo Switch専用スマートポーチEVA ポケットモンスター コミック
Nintendo Switch Lite専用スマートポーチEVA ポケットモンスター コミック
Released by: Max Games Inc.
Release Date: June 25th, 2021
Price: Nintendo Switch 2,618 yen (tax included) / Nintendo Switch Lite 2,508 yen (tax included)
Product Size: Nintendo Switch (approx.) W130×D45×H265mm / Nintendo Switch Lite W120×D45×H235mm
Switch Case JAN: HACP-02PMC/4969123260929
Switch Lite Case JAN: HROP-02PMC/4969123260943
Nintendo of Europe has announced a new Pokémon games screenshots contest to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon. Each month they'll announce a new theme and prizes up for grabs. The theme for the month of June 2021 is Cuteness. Reply to this tweet with your best snaps of adorable Pokémon and #Pokemon25CaptureContest by June 16th, 2021 for your chance to win one of these special edition 25h Anniversary Pokémon plushies!
They'll also give away special grand prizes at the end of the year, including a 57cm tall Pikachu statue! Everyone who enters will have a chance to win one of the grand prizes, and participants can earn more chances to win by taking part in the #Pokemon25CaptureContest each month.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR POKÉMON 25th ANNIVERSARY CAPTURE CONTEST
These Terms and Conditions for the Pokémon 25th Anniversary Capture Contest ("Participation Terms") apply to the Pokémon 25th Anniversary Capture Contest (“Contest”) held on the official Twitter channel of the organizer Nintendo of Europe GmbH, Goldsteinstrasse 235, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (“Nintendo”) and referring to these Participation Terms in the Contest announcement.
All individuals who are at least 13 years old and have their permanent residence in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom , are eligible to participate (“Participating Countries”). Participants under 18 years old must have the consent of their legal guardians to participate. Legal representatives and employees of the organizer and TPCi, affiliated undertakings and undertakings commissioned by the organizer and TPCi for the execution of the contest, and parties affiliated with them may not participate.
Participation and chances of winning do not depend on the purchase of a Nintendo product in any way. Participants need to have a Twitter account and access to a Pokémon game for Nintendo Switch.
In the time period from 01.06.2021 until 31.12.2021 (the “Contest Period”) Nintendo will publish each month a Contest announcement on the official Twitter channel of Nintendo announcing a theme for the respective month (7 in total) and a specified hashtag. In order to participate the Participants have to take a screenshot from a Pokémon game for Nintendo Switch relating to then-current theme and must publish the screenshot on Twitter with a specified hashtag as described in the relevant Contest announcement. Entry for each theme will close at 23:59 two weeks after start of the monthly contest. Nintendo cannot guarantee uninterrupted or secure access to the entry route. For each theme each participant may only participate once.
The number of winners will be stated in the respective Contest announcement each month. For each theme, winners will be chosen by lottery from among all the participants for the month. For the last theme there will be grand prizes and for the lottery for all participants of the last month all previous participations in the previous month will be considered as well. Winners will be notified by Nintendo via a private Twitter message and have to reply within 48 hours providing their full name and postal address . If the winners do not respond to such notification as described or not within the time frame Nintendo reserves the right to award the prize to a substitute winner. Prizes will only be sent to addresses located in the Participating Countries. Nintendo may feature the screenshots of the winners on official websites of Nintendo and/or websites promoting and/or selling Nintendo’s products, YouTube and/or social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The prizes will be specified in the Contest announcement for each month.
Participation by means other than those described in these Participation Terms is not permitted. Legal recourse is excluded.
Prizes are non-transferable and will not be paid out in cash. Winners are not entitled to have the prize paid out in kind or to exchange the prize for a different item. The organizer reserves the right to give the winner an alternative prize of equivalent or higher value if an advertised prize is not available for any reason.
Participants who cheat, manipulate, or exploit bugs in any way in relation to their participation will be excluded from the Contest by Nintendo. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit.
The organizer reserves the right to discontinue, interrupt, suspend, postpone, or modify in a manner that is reasonable for the participants part or all of the Contest without prior notice if unforeseen circumstances beyond the organizer's control occur that prevent the planned execution of the Contest. Liability to participants, winners, or third parties in this regard is excluded.
By posting photos, the participant assures that he or she is the holder of all rights required to post the photos or has obtained these rights and that the photos do not violate publication rights, data privacy rights, or rights to one's own image. Each participant further undertakes not to post photos that violate publication rights, data privacy rights, or rights to one's own image held by third parties.
The organizer reserves the right to exclude participants from the Contest if the organizer considers a participant's post, comment or photo to be inappropriate. Inappropriate includes but is not limited to: a. Posts, comments, and photos that violate publication rights, rights to one's own image, or data privacy rights held by third parties; b. Posts, comments, and photos that violate copyrights, trade mark rights, trade secrets, patents, or other protective rights held by third parties; c. Libelous, lewd, harassing, vulgar, obscene, insulting posts, comments, and photos, as well as posts, comments, and photos that promote hate or are otherwise considered unacceptable. The organizer may, at its discretion, also consider posts, comments, and photos inappropriate for the Contest for reasons other than those listed above.
Rights of use: a. The participants (or parents or other legal representatives of minor participants) consent to the organizer using the photos free of charge and without restriction in regard to space, time, or content. Use in particular includes but is not limited to the copying, distribution, publication, and making available of the photos by the organizer in any form and in all media (television, radio, cinema, Internet, print, audio, etc.). The photos may be used for advertising and PR purposes of any kind in connection with the theme of this campaign. The photos can be modified at will (by changing color, shrinking, cropping, etc.). b. The right to use the photos is granted for an unlimited time and without restriction to a particular territory. The organizer is entitled to (wholly or partially) assign or sub-license the rights granted above to third parties without restriction, especially though not exclusively to undertakings affiliated with the organizer. c. The organizer warrants that it will not portray participants in a negative light, but is otherwise free to use the photos as it chooses. As part of the consent granted above, the participant waives any claim to examine or approve the finished product, video clip, copy of the work, video script, or printed material created using the photo.
The first name and first letter of the last name, the residence and/or the Twitter user name of the winners can be published on the Nintendo website as well as on the official Nintendo Facebook pages, official Nintendo Twitter and Instagram channels, and the official Nintendo YouTube channel.
The organizer's liability for damages caused by injury to life, body, or health as a result of a negligent or intentional breach of duty by the organizer, or legal representatives or vicarious agents of the organizer, as well as for damages caused by an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty or malice on the part of the organizer, or legal representatives or vicarious agents of the organizer, remains unaffected. The same is true of damages covered by the German Product Liability Act or by any guarantees offered by the organizer. For damages caused by an ordinary negligent breach of essential contractual duties of a legal representative or vicarious agent of the organizer and that do not concern life, health, or body or claims under the German Product Liability Act, the organizer's liability is limited to the amount of the foreseeable damages typical for the contract. Essential contractual duties are duties whose fulfillment makes holding the Contest according to the rules possible in the first place and whose fulfillment participants may routinely trust in. The organizer is not liable for damages not covered by the two paragraphs above, regardless of the legal basis for such.
These Participation Terms are governed by German law. All disputes related to this Contest are subject to the sole jurisdiction of the courts of the place where the participant in dispute with the organizer has his or her residence.
The participants consent to the Participation Terms by participating in the Contest. Nintendo may be required by applicable laws to disclose upon request the names of the winners to authorities and other interested parties.