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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have announced Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0, which will now allow the Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl video games to be mutually compatible with the cloud service app alongside past games Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, and Pokémon GO. [1] Players can look forward to the update in the coming weeks. High resolution pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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NEW VERSION OF POKÉMON HOME INTRODUCES MORE GAME COMPATIBILITY

Pokémon HOME enables Trainers to continue their Pokémon adventures beyond a single game system and manage their collection of Pokémon across many of their games. The Pokémon that players can take to each game are limited to the Pokémon that appear in those games. Players can view the details on which Pokémon can be taken to which games from the Help menu of the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME.[2]

Introducing Strange Balls
Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes place in the distant past of the world of Pokémon, where Poké Balls from the other games do not yet exist. When Pokémon caught in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield are transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, they will appear in Strange Balls. Strange Balls will only appear in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl. All Pokémon caught in Pokémon Legends: Arceus that are transferred to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield will appear in regular Poké Balls.[3]

Strange Ball

In Pokémon HOME, players will be able to see the Poké Balls that Pokémon were originally caught in.

Claim Special Pokémon When Linking Games
To celebrate Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus becoming compatible with Pokémon HOME, players will be gifted special Pokémon when linking each game to Pokémon HOME.[4]

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Connectivity
After depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus into the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME, players will receive Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott with maximum effort levels as Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Connectivity
After depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl into the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME, players will receive Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup with Hidden Abilities as Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME.

Connectivity Between Various Games
The moves that Pokémon can learn in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, and Pokémon Shield differ from those that they can learn in other games, so a Pokémon's moves will not be reflected when it is transferred to another game.When a Pokémon is taken to another game for the first time, the moves it can use will be determined by its level.[5]

If a Pokémon is brought from the game it was caught into another game and learns other moves, and is then brought back to the game it was caught in, it will go back to having the moves that it originally knew.[6]

Linking to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
Players can check on the condition of Pokémon deposited from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl to Pokémon HOME as well as their other details.

Please be cautious of the following when connecting Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl to Pokémon HOME.

  • Special Pokémon that can only be caught once during regular gameplay can only be deposited once per save data to Pokémon HOME.

Linking to Pokémon Legends: Arceus
You can view the effort levels of Pokémon deposited from Pokémon Legends: Arceus to Pokémon HOME as well as its other details.

  • The objective of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is to help compile the first Pokédex in the Hisui region. As such, the National Pokédex in Pokémon HOME will update its Pokédex entries based on your completion of the Pokédex in your Pokémon Legends: Arceus save data.
  • If a Pokédex entry in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is incomplete, you will not be able to see that Pokémon's entry in Pokémon HOME.

Additional Achievements and Stickers
Players can obtain stickers by completing achievements by meeting certain conditions in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME. New achievements and stickers based on Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl will be added from version 2.0.0 onwards.

For more information on Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0, please click here.

[1] Linking Pokémon HOME to different games can be done through the Nintendo Switch version.
[2] Example: Hisuian Growlithe cannot be transferred to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield, but players will be able to take a Pikachu they've caught in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield into Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, or Pokémon Shining Pearl.
[3] When Pokémon are deposited or withdrawn between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl and Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield, the caught Pokémon will appear in the original Poké Balls that they were caught in and not in Strange Balls.
[4] Mystery Gifts in Pokémon HOME are only available on the mobile device version. The ability to link Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl to Pokémon HOME is only available on the Nintendo Switch version. To prepare, please make sure that the Nintendo Switch version and the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME are linked. (For more details, please check here.)

Depending on the OS or device, players may not be able to use certain features. The particulars of this event may be changed at any time without prior warning. Thank you for your understanding.

[5] These moves will be learned when Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield are linked.
[6] A Pokémon caught in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and transferred to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield will keep the moves they had in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go Eevee! A Pokémon caught in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond,or Pokémon Shining Pearl will have moves that correspond to its level. A Pokémon caught in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield cannot be transferred back to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Nintendo announced their Fiscal Year Ended March 2022 Earnings Release / Financial Results on May 10th, 2022. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus have now sold over 10 million units.

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Operating Results and Financial Positions for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2022

Looking at software, among titles released this period, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl sold a combined 14.65 million units and Pokémon Legends: Arceus sold 12.64 million units, marking sales of more than 10 million units for each.

Looking at software, sales grew beyond 10 million units for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, both released in November 2021, and for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, released in January 2022.

Sourcse: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/220510e.pdf and https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/220510_7e.pdf

Top Selling Title Sales Units - As of December 31, 2021

Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield 24.27 million pcs.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Pokémon Shining Pearl 14.65 million pcs.
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! 14.53 million pcs.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus 12.64 million pcs.

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html

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The official South Korea Pokémon website has announced that to promote the theatrical release of the 11th Pocket Monsters movie - Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin (극장판 포켓몬스터DP 기라티나와 하늘의 꽃다발 쉐이미) on June 1st, 2022, three separate presents will be distributed. This is the first time that movie 11 will be seen in theaters in South Korea as it originally aired on TV on July 3rd, 2009.

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A serial code will be distributed to players of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl or Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus games that they can use to redeem a Regigigas in the game of their choice from June 1st, 2022 until July 31st, 2022.

Regigigas Details:

Level: 100
Ability: Slow Start
OT: 전이마을
Moves: Iron Head, Rock Slide, Icy Wind, Crush Grip

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A Regigigas promo card (157/S-P) will also be distributed to theater patrons. A Shaymin V promo card (158/S-P) will also be distributed at select theaters to the first 50,000 viewers. The Shaymin V promo card was previously released in February, but this time, a new version is being released with the movie title logo on the card.

Source: https://pokemonkorea.co.kr/2022_m11/menu152

YouTube Clip - Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin Teaser Trailer


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQJnDq4ntlY

YouTube Clip - Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin Trailer


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjN8IMmlTPg

Nintendo has announced that the Version 1.3.0 update is available for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl as of March 15th, 2022.

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On March 15th, 2022, a new software update for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.

Complete these steps

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Ver. 1.3.0 (Released March 15, 2022

  • Added an event related to Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
    • If a user on a Nintendo Switch system has save data from Pokémon Legends: Arceus that meets set requirements, that player can take part in a special event to meet the Mythical Pokémon Arceus when playing the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl games.
    • Further details can be found here.
  • Added a network-trading feature at GWS.
    • It is now possible to trade Pokémon online at the GWS in Jubilife City.
    • Note: A Nintendo Switch Online membership (paid service) is required to trade Pokémon online.
  • Some issues have been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.

Source: https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/57058

The official Pokémon website has announced that players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl can get Arceus and Darkrai if they have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on their Nintendo Switch system with all the main missions completed.

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Get Arceus and Darkrai in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

Prove your Pokémon Legends: Arceus skills and obtain a special Mystery Gift item to encounter these Mythical Pokémon in Sinnoh.

A pair of Mythical Pokémon are waiting for you in the Sinnoh region! By following the instructions below, you can encounter Arceus and Darkrai in your Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl adventures. They're sure to make incredible additions to your team.

To find Arceus, you'll need to have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on your Nintendo Switch system with all the main missions completed. You'll also need to enter the Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokédex in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl. Once all the conditions have been met, return to your room in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl, where you can get the Azure Flute item. Then, go to the Spear Pillar at the top of Mount Coronet, and Arceus will reveal itself. Be ready to battle this powerful Pokémon!

To befriend Darkrai, you must first obtain the Member Card item—available between the new moons—via the Mystery Gift feature in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl. Once again, you will also need to enter the Sinnoh region's Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokédex. Do so, then travel to Newmoon Island, where Darkrai can be found.

Please note that to receive the Azure Flute in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl, you will need to have downloaded the software update (version 1.3.0) scheduled for distribution on March 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. PDT.​

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-arceus-and-darkrai-in-pokemon-brilliant-diamond-and-pokemon-shining-pearl/

Press Release - Mythical Pokémon Coming to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

The Pokémon Company shared today that a new update is coming to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. Players will be able to befriend Darkrai and, by playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus, fans will be able to encounter Arceus in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl.

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  • Encountering Arceus: To encounter Arceus in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, players must update their game to version 1.3.0* and have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on their Nintendo Switch system with all the main missions completed. They can then receive the Azure Flute item in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl after entering the Hall of Fame and obtaining the National Pokédex. Once these conditions are met, players can go to the entrance of the Spear Pillar and the Mythical Pokémon Arceus will reveal itself.
  • Befriending Darkrai:​ The Member Card item will be given as a gift from 8:24 a.m. CEST on Friday, 1 April, until 10:28 p.m. CEST on Saturday, 30 April 2022. After obtaining the item by selecting Get via Internet from the Mystery Gift feature in-game and fulfilling specific conditions—players must have entered the Hall of Fame, obtained the National Pokédex, and completed the in-game event for Cresselia — you will be able to go to Newmoon Island, where the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai can be found.​

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The new update will be available starting Wednesday, March 16th, 2022.

A new Pokémon Presents was broadcast on February 27th, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. PDT and it was about 14 minutes long with the latest news about the Pokémon games and apps featuring new information on: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon GO, Pokémon Masters EX, Pokémon Café ReMix, and the new games Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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POKÉMON ANNOUNCES NEW VIDEO GAMES POKÉMON SCARLET AND POKÉMON VIOLET

Next Evolutionary Advancement in Pokémon Video Games and New First Partner Pokémon Revealed

Events Celebrating Pokémon Day 2022 and New Game Updates from Across the Franchise Also Unveiled

Bellevue, WA—February 27, 2022—Today, The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, new video games coming to the blockbuster series that first captivated fans with the Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green games 26 years ago. The announcement was made during a special Pokémon Presents video presentation streamed online to fans around the world on Pokémon Day, the annual fan-focused, pop-culture holiday celebrating the launch of the original Pokémon games on February 27, 1996. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will launch in late 2022 and be available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

“Trainers will once again embark on an epic journey of discovery and exploration,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company. “Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be an adventure unlike any other, and I cannot wait to share this incredible experience with all of you.”

New updates for the recently released Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus games were also announced in addition to in-game events for Pokémon GO, Pokémon Café ReMix, Pokémon Masters EX, and Pokémon UNITE to mark Pokémon’s 26th anniversary. Details about all announcements made today follow:

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

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Developed by GAME FREAK inc., Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet (ポケットモンスター スカーレット・バイオレット) take a new evolutionary step in the Pokémon main series. Trainers can explore an open world where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the wilderness. Pokémon can be seen everywhere in this wide-open world—in the skies, in the sea, and on the streets.

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Pokémon Scarlet Main Characters

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Pokémon Violet Main Characters

As one of the main characters, Trainers will jump into the world of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet to begin their adventure, where they will have a different outfit depending on which game they are playing. Trainers will then choose either Sprigatito, the Grass Cat Pokémon, Fuecoco, the Fire Croc Pokémon, or Quaxly, the Duckling Pokémon to be their first partner Pokémon before setting off on their journey.

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Sprigatito
Category: Grass Cat Pokémon
Height: 1′4″
Weight: 9 lbs.
Type: Grass
Ability: Overgrow
The capricious, attention-seeking Grass Cat Pokémon.

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Fuecoco
Category: Fire Croc Pokémon
Height: 1′4″
Weight: 21.6 lbs.
Type: Fire
Ability: Blaze
The laid-back Fire Croc Pokémon that does things at its own pace.

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Quaxly
Category: Duckling Pokémon
Height: 1′8″
Weight: 13.4 lbs.
Type: Water
Ability: Torrent
The earnest and tidy Duckling Pokémon.

After their release, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be able to link with Pokémon HOME, a service that allows Trainers to keep their entire Pokémon collection in one place. By linking these games with Pokémon HOME, Trainers will be able to have Pokémon from other regions adventure alongside them in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.[1]

For more information about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, please visit Pokemon.com/ScarletViolet.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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Daybreak, a software update (Ver. 1.1.0) for the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, will be available starting today at 7:00 a.m. PST, February 27, 2022. In the Daybreak update, Trainers will begin investigating mysterious mass outbreaks of Pokémon that are popping up all over the Hisui region. Players will also have a chance to battle powerful opponents—like Legendary Pokémon and wardens—adding yet more options to the Pokémon battle experience.[2]

In celebration of Pokémon Day, Trainers can also receive items that will help them on their adventure in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. They can receive these items by entering the password ARCEUSADVENTURE in the Mystery Gifts menu in their game before 7:59 a.m. PST on Thursday, March 31, 2022.​ This gift includes 30 Ultra Balls, 30 Gigaton Balls, and 30 Jet Balls.​[3]

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The production of an online animated series set in the Hisui region has also begun. This series will feature an original story line and is anticipated to launch later in 2022.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus brings Trainers to the vast Sinnoh region as it existed in the past, long before the setting for Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl was established. For more information about Pokémon Legends: Arceus, please visit Pokemon.com/LegendsArceus.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

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An item called Oak’s Letter will be distributed in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games starting today, February 27, 2022. Trainers can receive Oak’s Letter by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gift menu in the game.[4] Once a Trainer receives Oak’s Letter, they can talk to Professor Oak on Route 224. He will then ask for their cooperation regarding a stone tablet like one found in the Kanto region. As the Trainer assists Professor Oak, the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin will appear. Trainers can follow it and try to add it to their team. Shaymin is the Gratitude Pokémon and is able to change into its Sky Forme using the Gracidea item.[5]

For more information about the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl video games, please visit Pokemon.com/DiamondPearl.

Pokémon Day 2022 In-Game Events

In celebration of 26 years of Pokémon, several events will take place in current games across the franchise.

  • Pokémon that first appeared in the Alola region, the setting of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, will be appearing in the world of Pokémon GO beginning 10:00 a.m. local time on March 1, 2022. Until then, it seems that Alolan Form Exeggutor will be appearing.

  • There is currently an ongoing event in Pokémon Masters EX celebrating 2.5 years since the game’s release.​ During the event, players can immediately receive 3,000 gems, as well as the chance to scout 10 sync pairs each day for 10 days at no cost.​ Additionally, Trainers May, Skyla, and Raihan will appear in special outfits as part of the 2.5-year celebration.​

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  • In the Pokémon Café ReMix game, there are currently three events Trainers can participate in to celebrate Pokémon Day.​ The events are as follows:
    • Log-in bonus of a celebratory crown outfit for Bulbasaur (available until Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. PST)
    • A four-day period of an increased chance of Shiny Piplup appearing (until Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. PST)
    • The opportunity to use the new delivery feature 11 times at no cost (until Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. PST)

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  • In Pokémon UNITE, an ongoing event to celebrate Pokémon Day is currently under way. For the first time in the game, Trainers can immediately try out the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa and earn its Unite license.​ Players can enjoy a Pokémon Day log-in event from now until March 14, 2022 to receive a Pokémon Day hat and t-shirt in-game. Starting today, Trainers can experience full-fury battles, a new type of quick battle in Pokémon UNITE. An exciting reveal was also made, introducing Duraludon as the next Pokémon coming to the game in the future.

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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visitwww.pokemon.com.

[1] Each game that can receive Pokémon via Pokémon HOME can receive only Pokémon that can be obtained in that particular game. To find out what Pokémon appear in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, please look forward to the release of those games.
[2] ​Daybreak content will be available after viewing the game’s end credits.
[3] See here for details on how to receive gifts via the Mystery Gifts feature: Pokemon.com/LegendsArceus
[4]Players will need to connect their Nintendo Switch system to the internet to claim Mystery Gifts.​ To connect to the internet, the system user will need to connect to a Nintendo Account. A Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) is NOT required.​ It takes approximately two hours of play time before players are able to access the Mystery Gift feature.​ Players will need to install update data to claim Mystery Gifts.
[5]To encounter Shaymin in the game, players must first enter the Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokédex.​ Players can obtain the National Pokédex by talking to Professor Rowan after completing the Sinnoh Pokédex.​ Please note that only one Shaymin can be caught per save data.​

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet | Announcement Trailer


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAmueMsFR1o

YouTube Clip - Free content update! | Pokémon Legends: Arceus


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0CwKsd9eE0

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Presents | 2.27.2022


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

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet | Announcement Trailer Japanese


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BedVUFpZSF4

YouTube Clip - Free content update! | Pokémon Legends: Arceus Japanese


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAVj8wKy9jM

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Presents | 2.27.2022


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGNgEoGK4zY

Nintendo has announced that the Version 1.2.0 update is available for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl as of February 21st, 2022.

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On February 21, 2022, a new software update for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.

Complete these steps

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Ver. 1.2.0 (Released February 21, 2022)

  • Union Room functions have been expanded.
    • The maximum number of players you can play with via local or internet communication in Union Rooms has been increased to eight. Also, by selecting Greeting or Capsule Decorations, you can show each other your Trainer Cards or Capsule Decorations.
  • Additional Colosseum battle feature has been added.
    • Enter the Colosseum on the 2nd floor of a Pokémon Center to battle with other players using custom rulesets.
    • In the Colosseum, you can set rules, such as the number of Pokémon to send into battle as well as their levels, and play Single Battles, Double Battles, or Multi Battles via local or internet communication.
  • Pokémon Trading and Battles
    • Some Pokémon acquired via unintended methods or illicit modification now cannot be used in Link Trades or Link Battles.
  • Fixed some issues for more pleasant gameplay.

Source: https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/57058

Nintendo announced their Nine Months Financial Results Briefing for the Fiscal Year Ending March 2022 and revealed that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl (released in November 2021) got off to a good start, selling a combined 13.97 million units, 3.79 million copies in Japan and 10.18 million copies worldwide.

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Consolidated Operating Results
During the nine months ended December 31, 2021, in the Nintendo Switch business, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model launched in October and got off to a good start. Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite also sustained sales momentum following the launch of Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, and all three models sold well while maintaining a good sales balance. Last fiscal year, the March 2020 release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons was a major driver of hardware sales, so compared to the same period of last year, the unit sales declined for hardware resulting in 18.95 million units (a decrease of 21.4% year-on-year). Looking at software, among titles released this fiscal year, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl started out strong, with sales of 13.97 million units, Mario Party Superstars sold 5.43 million units, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD sold 3.85 million units respectively.

Consolidated Financial Forecast
For Nintendo Switch, we will continue to convey the appeal of the three models and work to further expand the install base. Regarding software, Pokémon Legends: Arceus was released in January, and we plan to follow that up with the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land in March. There is also a robust variety of appealing titles from other software publishers scheduled for release, and we will work to strengthen sales through the combination of existing popular titles and a continuous stream of attractive new titles.

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/220203e.pdf

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Overall, sell-through of first-party software during the period between October and December 2021 was the highest for a quarter since the launch of Nintendo Switch. The Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games, released in November 2021, had a global sell-through of more than 11.7 million units in the first seven weeks, and sales are growing.

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/220203_4e.pdf

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Sales Info for Japan

Pokémon Legends: Arceus, released on January 28th, 2022, is an action role-playing game and the latest entry in the Pokémon series, in which players capture many Pokémon and complete your Pokédex while roaming in a version of the world of Pokémon from long, long ago. The game shares such features with other entries in the Pokémon series, but also introduces new action elements that add different aspects to gameplay.

Famitsu also revealed that Pokémon Legends: Arceus sold 1,424,657 copies in Japan for the 3 day sales period of January 28th, 2022 to January 30th, 2022 which includes download cards but excludes direct eshop download versions.

This makes Pokémon Legends: Arceus the second fastest selling Nintendo Switch game in Japan behind Animal Crossing and ahead of the combined sales of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl.

1: Animal Crossing (March 20, 2020): 1,881,000 units
2: Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus (January 28, 2022): 1,425,000 units
3: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl (November 19, 2021): 1,396,000 units

Source: https://www.famitsu.com/news/202202/03250131.html

Top Selling Title Sales Units - As of December 31, 2021

Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield - 23.90 million pcs.
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/ Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - 14.33 million pcs.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Pokémon Shining Pearl - 13.97 million pcs.

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html

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Project Pochama is about to celebrate its first anniversary! To celebrate, they'll be holding the Pocha Marché at some of the participating Pokémon Centers!

At the Pocha Marché, you'll find all kinds of Pochama goods! From plush toys to daily necessities, you're sure to find your favorite Pochama item. In addition to the goods, the store will be decorated colorfully with a marché motif filled with Pochama's. We hope you will enjoy shopping at the participating stores.

In addition, to commemorate the Pocha Marché event, special Pochama's will be distributed at Pokémon Centers nationwide to players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus! There will be other campaigns as well.

Stores

Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo (ポケモンセンターメガトウキョー)
Pokémon Center Osaka (ポケモンセンターオーサカ)
Pokémon Center Kanazawa (ポケモンセンターカナザワ)

Pocha Marché Pochama Items:

These are some of the Pochama goods on display at the Marche! Many other goods will also be available.

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Plushie Pokémon fit Pochama - 1,210 yen (tax included)
Langsdosha Pochama - 1,620 yen (tax included)
Glass Pochama's daily life Pochama and its friends in the sea - 1,100 yen (tax included)
Hey HelloPocha (Hello Pocha) - 3,300 yen (tax included)
Lunch Plate M / Pokémon - 1,320 yen (tax included)
Plastic Pouch Pochama - 1,518 yen (tax included)

※ All prices shown are tax-included and subject to change without notice. All prices shown include tax.
※ Please note that the photo is for reference only. The colors and designs may differ from the actual products.
※ Please note that the products and the quantity of products in stock may vary from store to store. For more information, please contact each store.
※ We may limit the number of items available for purchase so that as many customers as possible can purchase them.

Campaign to Commemorate the Opening of Pocha Marché!

In commemoration of the Pocha Marché, a campaign will be held at Pokémon Centers nationwide! The campaign also applies to Pokémon Centers that do not hold the Pocha Marché.

1. Project Pochama's Campaign - Presenting Pochama!
Give the keyword at the Pokémon Center and get a Pochama!

To celebrate Project Pochama's Pocha Marché, we're giving away a Project Pochama Pochama for your Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus games! Depending on the software you receive it in, the Pochama will learn different moves.

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The Pochama for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl knows the moves: Hydro Pump, Pluck, Work Up and Attract
The Pochama for Pokémon Legends: Arceus knows the moves: Bubble, Baby-Doll Eyes, Roost and Double-Edge

If you tell the staff at Pokémon Centers nationwide the keyword Pochama Daisuki (ポッチャマだいすき) during the Pocha Marché period, you can get a card with a serial code on it.

Distribution Notes:

※ This gift is for those who own the Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus.
※ When using the serial code, please make sure the software has the latest update downloaded.
※ One Pokémon will be given per card with the serial code printed on it for each of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus.
※ You can only use the serial code once, and it cannot be used for any other saved data or software. Please be aware of this beforehand.
※ You cannot receive this gift for any software other than Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus.

2. Project Pochama's Campaign - Physical Booklet of the web manga!

The manga that was serialized on the official Project Pochama Twitter page and drew a huge response is finally available in physical book form! The manga The Pochama who hates to lose and the stubborn novelist (負けず嫌いなポッチャマとがんこな小説家) drawn by manga artists Moriko Mori (森もり子) and Kota Tomimura (トミムラコタ), will be given to those who purchase 3,000 yen or more including tax at Pokémon Centers nationwide during the Pocha Marché campaign!

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※ Gifts are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Please be aware of this beforehand.
※ Please note that these gifts may not be used in conjunction with other campaigns.
※ No returns or exchanges after delivery.
※ The present distribution will end as soon as supplies last.
※ Please note that there are some products that are not eligible for gifts. (e.g., pre-ordered and made-to-order products).

Source: https://www.pokemon.jp/special/project_pochama/pochamarche/

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The Brilliant Shining Festival Pop-up Store, a pop-up store with goods related to the Brilliant Shining Festival (ブリシャイフェス) will be open at the event space "COMINGSOON" on the first floor of Shibuya PARCO from January 2nd, 2022 until January 12th, 2022. The pop-up store will feature decorations that express the world of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and will also sell original food. The original food items will also be available at the PARCO ONLINE STORE.

In addition, a campaign will be held in conjunction with the Pokémon Center Shibuya! Get the password, talk to the staff at Pokémon Center Shibuya and they will give you a Sticker Voucher! Give the voucher to the cashier at the Brilliant Shining Festival Pop-up Store, and you'll get a special Brilliant Shining Festival sticker in exchange! For more information about the campaign, check out the campaign overview at the bottom of the page.

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Original Food - The image is for illustrative purposes only. It may differ from the actual product.

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Special Brilliant Shining Festival Sticker

Items:

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Koubutsu Wokushi Mineral Box - 3,348 yen | Pochama Meringue Cookies - 1,566 yen

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Icing Cookies (Naetle, Hikozaru, Pochama, Rentorar, Gablias, Lucario, Leafia, Glacia) - 1,566 yen each
| Like a poffin!? Hokkaido Milk Cream Bread - 141 yen | Leafia and Glacia's Moist Hokkaido Cheese Steamed Cake - 141 yen

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B-SIDE LABEL Pokémon Stickers - 385 yen | B-SIDE LABEL Pokémon BIG Stickers - 990 yen

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Pokémon Baby Star Dodekai Ramen (Brilliant Umashi flavor with Lorraine rock salt, Shining Teriyaki Chicken flavor with mayonnaise) - 141 yen each | PAPER THEATER -wood style- / Pokémon of the Sinnoh Region PT-WL15 - 3300 yen

Details of the Brilliant Shining Festival Pop-up Store

Period of the event: Sunday, January 2rd, 2022 - Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
Location: Shibuya PARCO 1F COMINGSOON, 15-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: January 2 (Sun.) - 11 (Tue.), 2022, 11:00 - 20:00 / 11:00 - 18:00 on January 12 (Wednesday) only.
Notes:
  • Original food items will also be available at the PARCO ONLINE STORE.
  • Sales will end as soon as all items are sold out both in-store and online.
  • Please note that there may be purchase restrictions on some items.
  • Please be sure to follow the instructions of the attendants.
  • Sales hours and business hours are subject to change without notice depending on the situation on the day. Please understand in advance.
  • The exterior and interior are all images only. Please note that the actual store may differ from this image.
  • During the event period, it is expected that the stores will be crowded. Please follow the guidance of our staff to line up and move around when congested.
  • In the event of congestion, we will limit the number of people entering the store to five at a time. In such cases, we may hand out numbered tickets with a fixed entry time, and depending on the crowd, we may refuse entry.
  • Please refrain from coming to the store early the day before or late at night, as it may cause inconvenience to the neighbors.
  • Please refrain from taking up space in the store or around the store with seats, luggage, or gathering around the store.
  • Please refrain from any activities that may interfere with the operation of the store. In the worst case scenario, the store may be closed.

COMINGSOON Original Food Products (English):

・Koubutsu Wokushi Mineral Box - 3,348 yen
・Pochama Meringue Cookies - 1,566 yen
・Icing Cookies (Naetle, Hikozaru, Pochama, Rentorar, Gablias, Lucario, Leafia, Glacia) - 1,566 yen each
・Icing cookies (Dialga, Palkia) - 1,782 yen each

Goods related to the Brilliant Shining Festival
Daiichipan Baking Co. LTD.
・Like a poffin!? Hokkaido Milk Cream Bread - 141 yen ・Leafia and Glacia's Moist Hokkaido Cheese Steamed Cake - 141 yen
B-SIDE LABEL Co.
・B-SIDE LABEL Pokémon Stickers - 385 yen
・B-SIDE LABEL Pokémon BIG Stickers - 990 yen

OYATSU COMPANY
・Pokémon Baby Star Dodekai Ramen (Brilliant Umashi flavor with Lorraine rock salt, Shining Teriyaki Chicken flavor with mayonnaise) - 141 yen each

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・PAPER THEATER -wood style- / Pokémon of the Sinnoh Region PT-WL15 - 3300 yen

All prices shown include tax.

COMINGSOON Original Food Products (Japanese):

COMINGSOONオリジナルフード商品
・ちかつうろのタマ風こうぶつヲカシ 3,348円
・ポッチャマ メレンゲクッキー 1,566円
・アイシングクッキー(ナエトル・ヒコザル・ポッチャマ・レントラー・ガブリアス・ルカリオ・リーフィア・グレイシア) 各1,566円
・アイシングクッキー(ディアルガ・パルキア) 各1,782円

「ブリリアントシャイニングフェスティバル」関連グッズ
第一屋製パン株式会社
・ポフィンみたいな!?北海道ミルククリームパン 141円
・リーフィアとグレイシアのしっとり北海道チーズ蒸しケーキ 141円
株式会社B-SIDE LABEL
・B-SIDE LABEL ポケモンステッカー 385円
・B-SIDE LABEL ポケモンBIGステッカー 990円
株式会社おやつカンパニー
・ポケモン ベビースタードデカイラーメン(ロレーヌ岩塩のブリリアントうましお味、マヨネーズ風味のシャイニング照り焼きチキン味) 各141円
株式会社エンスカイ
・PAPER THEATER -wood style- / シンオウ地方のポケモン PT-WL15 3300円
※表示価格は、全て税込です

About the password and the Sticker Giveaway Campaign

Date and time: January 2nd, 2022 to January 11th, 2022, 11:00 - 20:00
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on January 12 (Wednesday) only The campaign will end as soon as they are gone.
Present: Special "Brilliant Shining Festival" sticker
How to get your gift
If you talk to the staff at the Pokémon Center Shibuya during this period, you can get a sticker voucher. Give the voucher to the staff at the Brilliant Shining Festival Pop-up Store, and you'll get a special Brilliant Shining Festival sticker in exchange! Password: Brilliant Shining Festival (ブリシャイフェス)
Notes:
  • Sticker exchange tickets will be distributed until 30 minutes before the pop-up store closes.
  • Please ask the staff at the front of the pop-up store if you are restricted from entering the store when exchanging stickers.
  • A limited number of stickers are available.
  • Stickers are not for sale and will be sold out as soon as they are gone.
  • Stickers are limited to one per person per day.
  • The image of the sticker is a drawing and may differ from the actual product.
  • You will be eligible for the gift regardless of whether or not you purchased a product at the Pokémon Center Shibuya or the Pop-up Store.
  • If it is difficult for you to verbally say the password, please show the staff the screen on the official Pokemon website.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2021/12/211224_cm01.html
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