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The Wand Company has a display at MCM Comic Con 2021 at the GamerSheek stand, booth S970! They are showcasing the 2021 Pokémon Poké Ball Replica line, including the debut of the Dusk Ball Replica, and a preview of the Premier Ball Replica, and the first replica of 2022, the Heal Ball Replica. Pre-orders for the Dusk Ball Replica will begin on October 22nd, 2021 at 10 AM BST (5 AM Eastern)!

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The Wand Company Continues Collaboration with Pokémon and Unveils New Poké Ball Replicas at MCM London Comic Con

The Dusk Ball Replica is Available for Preorder on October 22nd, New Poké Ball Replicas Arriving in 2022

Cambridge, United Kingdom—Oct. 21, 2021—The Wand Company is excited to partner with The Pokémon Company International to showcase the Poké Ball Replica Series at MCM London Comic Con starting Friday, the 22nd of October, through Sunday, the 24th of October at ExCel London. The Wand Company will be showing the entire 2021 range at the event, debuting the newest addition to the series, the Dusk Ball Replica, and showing a sneak preview of the holiday season Premier Ball Replica, as well as the first replica of 2022, the Heal Ball Replica. Select Poké Ball Replicas will be available for sale at the event.

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As the Pokémon franchise revisits the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, fans at home will be able to share in the excitement with their very own Dusk Ball Replica, available for preorder at MCM London Comic Con and online via participating retailers around the world.

The Wand Company is excited to continue their collaboration with The Pokémon Company International as they team up to release new Poké Ball Replicas throughout 2022.

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HYPEBEAST is celebrating Pokémon TCG‘s 25th anniversary with an exciting capsule collection and a host of activations in Hong Kong. This special collection dives into the trading card game‘s rich history for an eclectic offering of playful goods. Conjuring up the nostalgic feeling and the excitement felt when Pokémon TCG first hit the market, this collection homes in on that very special moment when you or a friend first pulled a Base Set Charizard. Pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

These past years have seen Charizard’s popularity rocket to new heights, becoming a staple card in the decks of many collectors and players alike. While Pikachu is arguably the most known Pokémon overall, in the TCG world, Charizard is now a household name among all TCG fans, even appearing as the centerpiece to Logan Paul’s fight fit when facing off against Floyd Mayweather.

With items that span from T-shirts, hoodies, stickers, phone cases, and home accessories, the Fire-Type Pokémon Charizard is highlighted via graphics that transport fans back to the ’90s. On top of the individual soft goods offered, special bundle sets containing card booster packs will be available where fans have the chance of pulling a rare holofoil-print Charizard tee.

The capsule collection launch will take place in Hong Kong with two pop-up events marking the occasion. The first one will take place on the basement floor of Sino Centre, Mong Kok, a popular gaming and manga/anime hub, on October 20 for two days. The second pop-up will take place from October 23 at BELOWGROUND LANDMARK, Central, featuring an interactive space where Pokémon fans can gather and view the full collection on display.

For those looking to celebrate Pokémon TCG’s 25th Anniversary with HYPEBEAST outside of Hong Kong, the collection will also be available via HBX on October 22. Stay tuned to HYPEBEAST for further updates.

Sino Centre Popup (October 20-21)
B48, Basement
582-592 Nathan Road
Mong Kok, Kowloon

BELOWGROUND Popup (October 23 – November 21)
Shop 7
B/F Landmark Atrium
15 Queen’s Road Central
Hong Kong

Source: https://hypebeast.com/2021/10/pokemon-tcg-25th-anniversary-hypebeast-collab-lookbook

HYPEBEAST x Pokémon TCG 25th Anniversary Capsule Collection

In celebration of Pokémon Trading Card Game’s 25th anniversary, HYPEBEAST has collaborated on a special capsule collection that spotlights the iconic Base Set Charizard, which has been seen teased in a lookbook preview, and on trams and posters around Hong Kong.

The APAC-exclusive collection includes a range of apparel and accessories that are priced between $10–90 USD. The full list of products available is as follows:
— Sweatshirt (Gray, Black)
— Hoodie (Gray, Black)
— T-shirt (Gray, Black, White)
— Cap (Black)
— Cushion (Black)
— Mug (White)
— iPhone 12 Pro Case (Black, White)
— iPhone 12 Pro Max Case (Black, White)
— Rug (Color, Mono)
— Bandana (Black, White)
— Sticker Pack (Set A, Set B)
— Pokémon TCG 25th Anniversary Cards (Singular Pack, Box Set)


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There will also be a rare black-holofoil tee that fans will have to test their luck and pull from a bundle set, which comes with one Pokémon TCG 25th anniversary card pack, and one random colored tee.

Another thing to note is that the card packs are region specific, so be it as a single pack, box set or bundle set, you can only purchase or will receive your region’s cards.

Source: https://hypebeast.com/2021/10/pokemon-tcg-25th-anniversary-hypebeast-full-collection-release-info

HYPEBEAST Gears up for Pokémon TCG 25th Anniversary With Custom Hong Kong Tram

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“Catch a ride, Catch a smile,” and try to “Catch ‘Em All.”

After covering its iconic trams in Pantone’s HK Tram Green, HK TRAMWAYS is back in the spotlight with a new wrap for HYPEBEAST’s Pokémon TCG 25th anniversary celebration.

A Hong Kong commuting staple, the Hong Kong tram has been in operation since 1904 and has a rough daily ridership of 180,000. Usually for those with time on their hands, the form of transportation cost just $0.35 USD, and to many, is the slower, scenic method of travel. From its first stop in Kennedy Town to the last station in Shau Kei Wan, each double-decker tram passes by each of the 180 stations on the Hong Kong Island and is part of the world’s largest fleet of trams at 165 vehicles.

Celebrating 25 years of the trading card game, the custom tram makes its debut just days before HYPEBEAST‘s special activations in Mong Kong and Central. The tram itself takes on a dark design that’s themed on the build-out of the BELOWGROUND pop-up space taking place from October 23 – November 21. Clad mostly in black, HYPEBEAST’s collaborative Pokémon TCG logo in signature yellow along with a 25th-anniversary card pack and smokey Charizard outline add contrast to the tram’s design.

Source: https://hypebeast.com/2021/10/pokemon-tcg-25th-anniversary-hypebeast-tram-poster-hong-kong

The Pokémon Company International has announced that the Play! Pokémon Premier Events are scheduled to resume in 2022. The 2022 Pokémon North America and Europe International Championships locations and dates have been announced, along with 2022 season Regional Championships.

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Play! Pokémon Premier Events to Resume in 2022

BELLEVUE, WA -October 20, 2021 - The Pokémon Company International announced today that highly anticipated Play! Pokémon Regional and International Championships will resume in North America and Europe, with the first events slated to kick off in March 2022. The Play! Pokémon 2022 Championship Series season, leading to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships planned to take place in London in August 2022, will include four different Pokémon products: the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon video games, Pokkén Tournament DX, and for the first time, Pokémon GO in partnership with Niantic.

The Pokémon North America and Europe International Championships events will feature high Championship Point payouts and hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes, spread among the Pokémon TCG, video game, and Pokkén Tournament DX competitions, as well as Pokémon GO qualifiers for the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. Event dates and locations are as follows:

2022 Pokémon North America International Championships
  • June 24–26, 2022
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH, USA

2022 Pokémon Europe International Championships
  • April 22–24, 2022
  • Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Play! Pokémon Regional Championships and Special Events will also resume in North America and Europe in 2022, at the following dates and in the following locations[1]:

North America
  • March 18–20, 2022: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • March 25–27, 2022: Orlando, FL, USA*
  • May 6–8, 2022: Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • May 20–22, 2022: Secaucus, NJ, USA
  • May 27–29, 2022: Vancouver, BC, Canada*
  • June 17–19, 2022: Milwaukee, WI, USA*

Europe
  • March 26–27, 2022: Liverpool, UK*[2]
  • May 7–8, 2022: Bilbao, Spain (Special Event)
  • June 4–5, 2022: Milan, Italy (Special Event)

Additional Regional Championships and Special Events may be announced later.

Pokémon GO competitions will be open to Senior and Masters age divisions and will follow the Great League format. Placing highly at Pokémon GO competitions will earn players prize money, and top players will earn invitations to compete at the 2022 Pokémon World Championships in London in August 2022. More information on the Pokémon GO competitive series is available here.

The health and safety of the competitive play communities continue to be the most important aspects of resuming live Play! Pokémon events. The situation is being continually monitored, and the timing for the commencement of in-person Play! Pokémon events will be determined by the health mandates, guidelines, and recommendations provided by appropriate government agencies. Once in-person events resume, all competitors, vendors, staff, and spectators must comply with The Pokémon Company International’s COVID-19 policy[3] to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. More information about this policy can be found here.[4]

Information about the resumption of Play! Pokémon Premier Events and Pokémon GO qualifiers in Latin America and Oceania will be announced soon.

[1] Information subject to change.
[2] Regional Championships followed by * will include Pokémon GO competitions in partnership with Niantic.
[3] For large championship events (300+ attendees and staff), venues are to institute the following vaccination policy:
  • Live attendance at Play! Pokémon events by players, audience, and staff should be restricted to individuals who are vaccinated.
  • Attendees must present evidence confirming that at least 2 weeks before the start date of the event, they received the final dose of a vaccine that is recognized on the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL). Current vaccines on the WHO EUL list (as of June 18, 2021) include Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen (J&J), Sinopharm, and Sinovac.
[4] This information is subject to change.

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95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on November 25th, 2021, in New York City and it will broadcast live on NBC from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eevee joins Pikachu for the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in a new balloon!

Source: https://twitter.com/Pokemon/status/1450084260833075202

POKÉMON UNVEILS NEW BALLOON FOR MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE®

Pikachu and Eevee Team Up in New Balloon Design During Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Bellevue, Wash.—October 18, 2021—For the first time, two Pokémon will soar through the skies of Manhattan during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. The Pokémon Company International and Macy’s, Inc. announced that Pikachu will be joined by Eevee in a new balloon design revealed today. The two Pokémon will be featured on a giant Poké Ball-inspired sled and dressed in cold-weather apparel as they make their way high above the Parade route, helping fans and families welcome in the holiday season.

“Pikachu and Eevee are the perfect ambassadors to represent the fun and joy of Pokémon in this new balloon debuting during the brand’s 25th anniversary year,” said Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “Pikachu remains an icon of the brand, and its annual appearance in the Macy’s Parade has been delighting fans and families for decades. The introduction of Eevee, known for its unique Evolution abilities, is the perfect Pokémon friend to join Pikachu and represent the brand as we look to the future and all of the fun and adventures which are yet to come.”

Pokémon first appeared in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2001, and three versions of a Pikachu balloon have been previously featured. The introduction of Eevee marks the fourth Pokémon balloon and the first time another Pokémon from the global entertainment franchise will join the iconic Electric-type Pokémon. Eevee is a Normal-type Pokémon that’s able to alter the composition of its body to suit its surrounding environment, allowing it to evolve into a greater number of variations than any other Pokémon. Eevee was one of the first 151 Pokémon discovered when the brand launched in 1996 and has become one of the most recognizable Pokémon in the franchise.

“The Pokémon balloon has become a mainstay of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and one which fans and families look forward to year after year,” said Jordan Dabby, producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “As Pikachu prepares to brighten the Parade route for the 21st consecutive year, we’d like to welcome Eevee to the Macy’s Parade as we look forward to them both delighting viewers for many years to come.”

The new balloon is another celebratory moment for Pokémon during its 25th anniversary year. The Pokémon Company International kicked off the massive anniversary campaign at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2020 with a troupe of dancing Pikachu and Pokémon Trainers revealing the logo for the initiative, signaling to fans that it had big plans to celebrate 25 years of Pokémon in 2021. Since then, activations such as P25 Music and new offerings across Pokémon’s portfolio of video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, animation, merchandise, and more have been introduced to the brand’s millions of fans around the world.

Pokémon fans can learn more about all of the 25th anniversary celebrations across the franchise at Pokemon.com/25 and join the conversation online with @Pokemon and #Pokemon25.

The Pokémon 25: THE ALBUM was released on October 15th, 2021. A P25 Official Music Store Pop-up has opened to sell official merchandise and the album. High resolution pictures of the P25 Music virtual merch store items have been added to an Imageboard thread

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Pokémon 25: THE ALBUM IS OUT TODAY

View Official Video for J Balvin’s New Song, Ten Cuidado ​​​​​​​Artists from around the World Celebrate 25 Years of Pokémon on Compilation, Which Also FeaturesKaty Perry, Post Malone, Jax Jones, Louane, Vince Staples, Mabel, and More

Artists from around the globe have come together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokémon with songs inspired by the global entertainment franchise and recorded exclusively for Pokémon 25: The Album. The compilation was released today in digital and CD formats by Capitol Records as part of a massive, yearlong music campaign from The Pokémon Company International in partnership with Universal Music Group. Get Pokémon 25: The Album HERE. View the album trailer HERE.

The official video for J Balvins contribution, "Ten Cuidado," debuted today and can be viewed HERE. The award-winning Colombian singer, known to most as Reggaetons global ambassador, is joined by some of his favorite Pokémon — Pikachu, Hitmontop, Totodile, Loudred, and Charizard — in the clip, which was shot in New York City. Colin Tilley (Halsey, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B), who helmed Balvins MTV VMA award-winning official video for "Rojo," directed.

"I always wanted to be Ash Ketchum and through this collaboration with Pokémon Ive been able to live out a childhood dream," said J Balvin. "That love for Pokémon inspired ‘Ten Cuidado, my contribution to P25 Music, as well as the video in which I get to be a Pokémon Trainer in New York City. I cant wait to share my fandom for Pokémon with my fans around the world with this song and still cant believe I get to be part of this project."

"The release of Pokémon 25: The Album marks the culmination of a yearlong music celebration of Pokémon by an amazing array of global artists," said Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International. "From Katy Perry and Post Malone to todays release of J Balvins contribution to the album, all of the artists brought a unique perspective to this collection, which we hope brings music fans as much joy as Pokémon has delivered for 25 years."

Tokyo-based artist/producer Yaffle created the new track "Reconnect" (feat. Daichi Yamamoto & AAAMYYY) for P25 Music. French singer Louane, UK artists Mabel and Jax Jones with Sinead Harnett further attest to Pokémons universal appeal. Post Malone offers up "Only Wanna Be With You (Pokémon 25 Version)," a surprising take on the Hootie and the Blowfish hit, and Katy Perry led the charge with the uplifting single "Electric". Vince Staples, Cyn, Lil Yachty, and Tierra Whack also joined in the celebration. See below for tracklisting.

Director Eric Maldin (U2, 30 Seconds To Mars) takes Vince Staples, Mabel, and Cyn on a surreal walk down memory lane, exploring their early experiences with Pokémon and how they went about creating their original songs for P25 Music in the new "Evolution of a Song" video series. The episodes also feature ZHU in the studio, discussing the evolution of his remixes of Staples "Got ‘Em" and Cyns "Wonderful," found on the digital edition alongside his remix of "Take It Home" by Mabel. View "Evolution of a Song" at https://pokemon25.lnk.to/eoasplaylistPR.

The P25 Music virtual merch store — UMGs first ever multi-artist interactive shopping experience — launched today with new merchandise from J Balvin, Katy Perry, and ZHU. Check out the animated, interactive virtual pop-up shop HERE. A special colored vinyl edition of Pokémon 25: The Album will be released in February 2022 in celebration of Pokémon Day.It is now available for preorder.

Fans can keep up with the latest news for P25 Music and more celebrations across the franchise on Pokémons 25th anniversary website at Pokemon.com/25.

Pokémon and music fans are invited to join the conversation online with @Pokemon and #Pokemon25.

Pokémon 25: The Album Tracklist

  1. Katy Perry — Electric
  2. Jax Jones — Phases (with Sinead Harnett)
  3. Mabel — Take It Home
  4. Lil Yachty — Believing
  5. J Balvin — Ten Cuidado
  6. Cyn — Wonderful
  7. Vince Staples — Got Em
  8. Louane — Game Girl
  9. Tierra Whack — Art Show
  10. Post Malone — Only Wanna Be With You (Pokémon 25 Version)
  11. 11.Yaffle — Reconnect (feat. Daichi Yamamoto & AAAMYYY)*
  12. Mabel — Take It Home (ZHU Remix)*
  13. Cyn — Wonderful (ZHU Remix)*
  14. Vince Staples — Got Em (ZHU Remix)*

P25 Official Music Store - Item List

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KATY PERRY
POKÉMON X KP T-SHIRT (WHITE) - $30.00
POKÉMON X KP T-SHIRT (BLACK) - $30.00
POKÉMON X KP BUCKET HAT - $50.00
‘Electric’ T-Shirt - $30.00
‘Electric’ Color Block Pullover Hoodie - $65.00
‘Electric’ Tote Bag - $30.00

ZHU
GENGAR X ZHU T-SHIRT (WHITE) - $40.00
GENGAR X ZHU T-SHIRT (BLACK) - $40.00
LEGENDARY FLAG X ZHU T-SHIRT (BLACK) - $40.00
LEGENDARY FLAG X ZHU TIE DYE T-SHIRT - $40.00
LEGENDARY FLAG X ZHU CREWNECK - $100.00
LEGENDARY FLAG X ZHU DENIM JACKET - $175.00

J BALVIN
POKÉMON X J BALVIN T-SHIRT - $40.00
POKÉMON X J BALVIN SMILEY T-SHIRT - $40.00
POKÉMON X J BALVIN BANDANA T-SHIRT - $40.00
POKÉMON X J BALVIN BANDANA HOODIE - $65.00
POKÉMON X J BALVIN BANDANA TOTE - $35.00
POKÉMON X J BALVIN BANDANA - $25.00

P25: THE ALBUM
POKÉMON 25: THE ALBUM - DIGITAL - $11.99
POKÉMON 25: THE ALBUM - CD - $11.98
POKÉMON 25: THE ALBUM - YELLOW LP - $27.98
ELECTRIC - KATY PERRY - $4.99

Source: https://p25musicstore.com/

YouTube Clip - Pokémon 25: The Album Trailer


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o0sBty5A5Q

YouTube Clip - J. Balvin - Ten Cuidado (Pokémon 25 Version)


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

Universal Studios and The Pokémon Company have announced they have entered into a long-term partnership to develop new guest experiences.

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Universal Studios Japan and The Pokémon Company - Press Release - OSAKA (October 6, 2021)

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN AND THE POKÉMON COMPANY ANNOUNCE CREATIVE ALLIANCE TO DEVELOP NEW INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT COMBINING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND EXTRAORDINARY CREATIVITY

THE REAL AND VIRTUAL WORLDS WILL COME TOGETHER CREATING A NEW REVOLUTIONARY THEME PARK EXPERIENCE

USJ LLC (headquarters: Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi / President and CEO: J.L. Bonnier) and The Pokémon Company (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo / President and CEO: Tsunekazu Ishihara) announced a new collaborative partnership between the two entertainment leaders. Universal Studios Japan and The Pokémon Company will enter a long-term partnership to jointly explore groundbreaking entertainment that will immerse guests into the world of Pokémon with innovative technology and creativity beginning in 2022.

President and CEO of USJ LLC, J.L. Bonnier, and President and CEO of The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, both commented on the joint partnership as follows.
J.L. Bonnier (President and CEO, USJ LLC)

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Pokémon is beloved by fans around the world. We are honored to have a long-term partnership with The Pokémon Company while developing groundbreaking Pokémon entertainment at Universal Studios Japan for both Pokémon fans and our guests. The globally popular Pokémon characters combined with Universal’s innovative approach to creating authentic and one-of-a-kind theme park entertainment promise excitement for the entire family. Our efforts to develop new guest experiences will continue to help reinvigorate the tourism market.
Tsunekazu Ishihara (President and CEO, The Pokémon Company)

The incredible team at Universal Studios Japan have the creative vision and leading expertise in world-class theme park technology to imagine a uniquely Pokémon experience. For 25 years, Pokémon has curated a legacy of trendsetting innovation while becoming one of the most beloved entertainment brands in the world through video games, animation, and more. This strategic alliance with Universal Studios Japan reflects our commitment to continue delivering the joy of Pokémon in ever evolving ways for years to come. We are looking forward to the day when we can welcome fans from around the world to all enjoy it together.

About Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan is wholly owned by Comcast NBCUniversal. Universal Studios Japan located in Osaka, Japan, has succeeded in establishing its position as a prominent entertainment and leisure landmark drawing many guests from distant areas in Japan as well as overseas. "Bringing You the Best of the World" - a theme park where its guests can have the world’s best experiences and create the world’s best memories, Universal Studios Japan offers world-class entertainment such as authentic attractions and shows, based not only on Hollywood blockbusters but also popular entertainment brands, and a variety of seasonal events entertaining its guests to the fullest. Universal Studios Japan has continued to evolve since its opening and has recently accelerated its growth with the launch of world-class entertainment experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Flying Dinosaur, Minion Park and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, a new area where you can enjoy entertainment based on world-renowned Nintendo characters and their worlds.

COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of guests and team members will always be top priority at Universal Studios Japan. USJ has continuously engaged with the industry and various associations to establish and update the “Novel Coronavirus Spread Prevention Guidelines for Theme Parks and Amusement Parks.” Please check the official website (https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us/service-guide/safety) for details.

About the Pokémon Company

Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 as a video game franchise and has grown to become one of the most popular entertainment properties in the world. The Pokémon Company was established in 1998 to manage all aspects of the Pokémon brand. Today, Pokémon delights millions of fans around the world with video games and mobile apps, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, animation, movies, events, merchandise, Pokémon Center retail experiences, and more.

Source: https://www.usj.co.jp/company/company_e/2021/1006.html

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have revealed more details for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, including all-new trailers.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Press Release Artwork and Screenshots
Pokémon Legends Arceus Press Release Artwork and Screenshots

YouTube Clip - Encounter Noble Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus!


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

YouTube Clip - Get the freshest news about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU648Rj3wb8

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are faithful remakes of the Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version games, bringing Trainers back to the Sinnoh region, where they will meet Professor Rowan, battle against Team Galactic, and explore the Grand Underground. For those setting out through Sinnoh for the first time, plenty of new encounters and surprises await.

The all-purpose Pokétch

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The Pokétch is a handy gadget players receive on their in-game journey that’s loaded up with various apps. This all-purpose tool has apps for all sorts of situations, such as the Dowsing Machine app, which can be used to locate hidden items. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, the Pokétch also allows players to call on wild Pokémon to help them out by using hidden moves like Cut to chop down obstructive trees or Rock Climb to scale steep cliffs.

Have fun with Pokémon in Amity Square

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Amity Square in Hearthome City is a relaxing place where Trainers can spend time with their Pokémon. They’ll be able to walk with up to six of their Pokémon at a time, so long as they are among the list of Pokémon permitted in the park. While inside Amity Square, players can also adjust the camera angle and zoom level to take commemorative photos and videos with their Pokémon. Photos can be taken by pressing the Nintendo Switch system’s Capture Button, while short videos can be recorded by pressing and holding it.

Make some Poffins!

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Poffins are snacks that can raise Pokémon’s conditions, such as Coolness or Cuteness. By raising these conditions, players can get higher scores during the Visual Evaluation of Super Contest Shows. In Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, it was only possible to make Poffins in the Poffin House, but now players can make them in Amity Square as well.[1]

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will be released on November 19, 2021. Both games are currently available for preorder, with special early purchase bonuses available.[2]

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus brings players to the vast Hisui region. This is the Sinnoh region as it existed in the past, long before the familiar towns and cityscapes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl were established. Rich in nature and with Mount Coronet towering at its heart, this is a Sinnoh unlike anything players have experienced before, and they’ll embark on a journey to complete the region’s first Pokédex.

Your Arc Phone will be your guide

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Early on in the adventure, players will get a device called the Arc Phone. Its distinctive appearance might lead one to suspect it has some connection to the Mythical Pokémon Arceus. This device seems to contain some sort of strange power, and it will apparently help guide players on their journey.

Special Pokémon with mysterious power

During their expeditions, players may run into Pokémon that are larger than normal and have glowing red eyes. These are known as alpha Pokémon. They’re stronger than their regular counterparts, and they’ll be quite aggressive in chasing and attacking players that stray too close.

There are also special Pokémon in the Hisui region that have received some kind of mysterious blessing. Some of these Pokémon are particularly powerful and have come to be known as nobles, while others are said to willingly assist the people of the region. Each one of these Pokémon seems to hold power not held by regular Pokémon. People known as wardens are tasked with looking after these Pokémon by performing duties such as making sure the nobles’ territories remain unviolated or providing offerings of food and water.​

These Pokémon nobles are revered by the people of the region, but some strange phenomenon is now causing them to suddenly fly into a frenzy. The cause of these incidents is still shrouded in mystery. Once frenzied, these Pokémon are incredibly difficult to rein in, which forces the people of Hisui to turn to the Galaxy Expedition Team for help. As part of the Survey Corps, you will be called upon to quell the frenzies of the nobles.

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Kleavor
Category: Axe Pokémon
Height: 5ʹ11″
Weight: 196.2 lbs.
Type: Bug/Rock

Special minerals found in the Hisui region cause Scyther to evolve into this Pokémon. Parts of its body have hardened into stone. The stone parts often get chipped during fierce battles, and Kleavor that have survived many battles will display larger chipping across their bodies. It is said that the people of Hisui once used pieces of stone that had fallen from Kleavor to craft tools.

Race across sprawling untamed landscapes while riding Pokémon

During their adventures, players will receive a Celestica Flute. This is a mysterious instrument that has been passed down through generations of Hisui’s people. Play the flute anywhere to summon special Pokémon that will let you ride them. Riding these Pokémon will allow players to move faster on land or cross bodies of water or even soar through the skies.

  • Wyrdeer​: Wyrdeer has powerful, sturdy legs, and riding upon it will allow players to gallop across the land at great speed and jump to leap over obstacles.
  • Basculegion​: Basculegion can carry players on its back, allowing for travel across bodies of water. Basculegion is also able to launch itself from the water’s surface, letting players leap effortlessly over obstacles in their way.
  • Hisuian Braviary: Hisuian Braviary will let players soar through the skies. From up in the air, players will also be able to get a good look at what kinds of Pokémon live down below and what kinds of items might be found.

Check out the facilities of your home base, Jubilife Village Players can prepare for their survey work at Jubilife Village, and there are also facilities that can help make the adventure even more fun.[3]
  • The clothier and hairdresser: Players can mix up outfits and hairstyles at the clothier and the hairdresser to choose their look.
  • The photography studio: Players can take pictures alongside their Pokémon at the photography studio.
  • The general store and craftworks: If players used up their items on a previous excursion, they can replenish their supplies at the general store. They can also use in-game currency to buy new crafting recipes and materials from the craftworks.
  • The pastures: The pastures are where players can leave Pokémon that have been caught. Many Pokémon will need to be caught to complete the Pokédex, but only six Pokémon can be taken along in a party. Players will want to choose the right Pokémon for each mission before heading out on surveys. At any of the various base camps, players can change which Pokémon they have in the party or send Pokémon to the pastures.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be released on Friday, January 28, 2022. It is currently available for preorder.

The Pokémon UNITE has posted a letter to announce the release of the game on mobile as well as posted patch notes for Version 1.2.1.3. Our Pokémon UNITE Patches page has been updated with the details.

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A message from the UNITE team!

Since the release of Pokémon UNITE on Nintendo Switch™, the team has enjoyed reading through all of the experiences our players have had during their adventures on Aeos Island. The topics, the details, the strategies—there’s so much even we’ve learned about our game by listening to the conversations our players have been having. Every piece of feedback has been valuable to us, whether it was constructive criticism or complimentary. We’re proud to have created an experience that has resulted in so much enthusiasm, particularly as we invite a new audience to the world of UNITE with tomorrow’s mobile launch of the game.

For both new and returning players, we’re thrilled to share some of the game updates that tomorrow also brings:

  • Full cross-platform play and account linking across mobile devices and Nintendo Switch. Link an account, and play with the same account across both platforms.
  • New in-game events in which you can get super item enhancers that can upgrade a held item to grade 30. We’ve also made it easier for all Trainers to get item enhancers.
  • New held items to introduce fresh strategies.
  • The introduction of Unite squads, allowing Trainers to team up with squadmates.
  • A second battle pass, which will feature all-new cosmetic items, including new Holowear with special visual effects.
  • The rollout of some limited Spectator Mode features.
  • Support for multiple new languages.

We’ll continue to add more playable Pokémon and make balance adjustments to both Pokémon and the maps. Trainers can anticipate new battle passes, themed events, and other compelling content to make Pokémon UNITE even more fun and rewarding. Additionally, we’re developing a new mode of play designed to level the playing field for all Trainers, regardless of their held items’ grades.

We’re dedicated to making every Unite Battle as fun and engaging as possible, and the changes above represent some of the many ways we’re working toward that goal. We look forward to continuing to hear our players’ reception and feedback as we work with all of you toward an experience that all fans can enjoy. Thank you all for your continued support and interest in Pokémon UNITE.

See you on Aeos Island, Trainers.
Hoshino
Producer, Pokémon UNITE

Source: https://unite.pokemon.com/en-us/news/producer-letter/

Pokémon UNITE Game Update 9/22

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Pokémon UNITE has been updated to support both Nintendo Switch and mobile devices! You can now enjoy Unite Battles together with friends no matter which platform you play on.

In addition, by linking your account, you can use the same save data for both Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, making it possible to enjoy Pokémon UNITE at home and on the go!

Post-Update Version 1.2.1.3

Update Details
Over Five Million Preregistrations Reached for the Mobile Version Everyone who plays the mobile version of the game will receive Aeos tickets, Unite License: Pikachu, and Festival Style: Pikachu as gifts for reaching this preregistration milestone!
Note: These gifts can be used on the Nintendo Switch version of the game as well by linking your account.

New Battle Pass: Galactic Ghost 094
This new battle pass features space-themed items straight out of a galaxy full of twinkling stars.

New Feature: Unite Squads
Other Updates
  • Special mission added to receive the Unite license for Zeraora.
  • New event added for held items.
  • New Battle Guide feature added to the game.
  • New Spectate feature added to the game.
  • “Good job!” accolades can now be given during battle.
  • New Offline Mode feature added to the Nintendo Switch version.
  • Shop updated.
  • Bugs fixed.
  • Text issues fixed.
  • UI adjusted.
  • Changes made to some Trainer fashion item designs.

Changes have been made to some Pokémon stats and moves to adjust the balance of Unite Battles.
Absol: Night Slash
  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Area of effect adjusted.

Absol: Sucker Punch
  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Duration of unstoppable condition while move is in use increased

Zeraora: Slash
  • Number of attacks decreased.
  • Damage of each attack increased.

Zeraora: Spark
  • Lengthened the time allowed between uses to make the move easier to use.
  • The number of attacks in the Wild Charge combo will now increase even if the player performs a basic attack while using Spark.

Zeraora: Wild Charge
  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Damage taken by the user while this move is in use reduced.

Charizard: Fire Punch
  • Target(s) affected by the burn adjusted.

Charizard: Flamethrower
  • Movement speed increase strengthened.

Charizard: Fire Blast
  • Cooldown reduced.

Charizard: Unite Move (Seismic Slam)
  • This move has been changed to the following:
  • Has the user grab a Pokémon from the opposing team and slam it onto the ground from the air. For a short time afterward, the user can move freely over obstacles. While this Unite Move is being used, the user’s basic attacks deal increased damage and leave opposing Pokémon burned. In addition, when the user deals damage to an opposing Pokémon, the user recovers HP.
  • Unite Move charge rate decreased.
  • Fixed a bug affecting the possible timing for ending this move.

Venusaur: Giga Drain
  • Damage reduction increased.

Venusaur: Petal Dance
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Movement speed increase strengthened.

Cinderace: Pyro Ball
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Cooldown reduced.

Cinderace: Flame Charge
  • Cooldown reduced.
Cinderace: Unite Move (Blazing Bicycle Kick)
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when the move fails to activate.

Cinderace: Blaze
  • Ability effect timing adjusted.

Talonflame
  • Attack increased.
Talonflame: Fly
  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Aerial movement speed increase strengthened.

Talonflame: Unite Move (Flame Sweep)
  • Unite Move charge rate increased.

Garchomp
  • Defense and Sp. Def increased.
Garchomp: Rough Skin
  • Adjusted the time between instances of this Ability’s effect triggering.

Greninja
  • Attack and max HP decreased.
Greninja: Smokescreen
  • Fixed a bug causing the Smokescreen+ effect to trigger even before the move is upgraded.

Greninja: Double Team
  • Improved the movement of the illusory copies.
Greninja: Water Shuriken
  • Fixed a bug affecting the decrease to opposing Pokémon’s movement speed.

Greninja: Unite Move (Waterburst Shuriken)
  • Adjusted the move to allow it to trigger more quickly.
Greninja: Torrent
  • Attack increase weakened.

Wigglytuff:
  • Max-level Sp. Atk decreased.
Wigglytuff: Pound
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Wigglytuff: Dazzling Gleam
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Wigglytuff: Sing
  • Fixed a bug affecting opposing Pokémon put to sleep by this move.

Wigglytuff: Cute Charm
  • Adjusted the time between instances of this Ability’s effect triggering.

Cramorant: Boosted Attack
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Cramorant: Surf
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Cramorant: Dive
  • Cooldown reduced.

Cramorant: Unite Move (Gatling Gulp Missile)
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Lucario: Power-Up Punch
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Lucario: Close Combat
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Number of attacks increased.
Lucario: Close Combat+
  • Fixed a bug affecting this move’s damage.

Alolan Ninetales: Blizzard
  • Changed how the move deals damage after the blizzard hits an obstacle.

Alolan Ninetales: Unite Move (Snow Globe)
  • Fixed bugs.

Alolan Ninetales: Snow Warning
  • Fixed bugs.

Eldegoss: Cotton Guard
  • Fixed a bug affecting the HP recovery when the move ends.

Eldegoss: Leaf Tornado
  • Improved the move’s effects and adjusted the move to match the feel of the controls.

Gardevoir: Boosted Attack
  • Fixed a bug affecting this move’s damage.
Gardevoir: Psyshock+
  • Fixed bugs.

Snorlax: Yawn
  • Fixed a bug affecting opposing Pokémon put to sleep by this move.

Gengar: Lick
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when opposing Pokémon are pulled toward the user.
  • Fixed a bug affecting this move’s timing.

Mr. Mime: Barrier
  • Adjusted the move so that it when it is upgraded, it refills its reserve uses to the maximum.

Mr. Mime: Guard Swap
  • Fixed a bug affecting the swapping of Defense.

Crustle
  • Adjusted the Pokémon’s contact area.

Slowbro: Basic Attack
  • Fixed a bug causing both basic attacks and boosted attacks to decrease the Sp. Def of opposing Pokémon.

Slowbro: Surf
  • Adjusted the area of effect.
Machamp: Unite Move (Barrage Blow)
  • Fixed a bug with the shove effect.
  • Fixed a bug with the move being used on superjump springboards.

Blastoise: Rapid Spin
  • Fixed a bug causing attacks performed while spinning to decrease the movement speed of opposing Pokémon.
  • Fixed a bug allowing the user to use either Hydro Pump or Water Spout at the same time as basic attacks while spinning.

Wild Pokémon: Regigigas
  • As a balance adjustment, added the following effect when this Pokémon is defeated:
  • For a short time, your team’s goal-scoring speed increases and your team’s goals become unblockable.

After maintenance begins, some types of rewards will no longer be available for claiming. Please be aware of the points listed below.

Battle Pass

Any battle pass points from completing Season 1 First Half missions that have not yet been claimed will become unavailable for claiming.

However, reward items for reaching new battle pass levels, as well as battle pass prize boxes, will be sent to you via the game's mail system at a later date.

Events

If a reward's claim period ends during maintenance, that reward will become unavailable for claiming once maintenance begins.
In addition, the stock of items in the following locations will change during maintenance:

  • Items available as energy rewards
  • Items available for exchange with Holowear tickets in Zirco Trading

Source: https://unite.pokemon.com/en-us/news/pokemon-unite-patch-9-22/

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

Journey to the Forest of Okoya, where a thrilling adventure is about to unfold. On October 8, 2021, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle will be available on Netflix. High resolution images and artwork from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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NEWEST ANIMATED POKÉMON MOVIE, ‘POKÉMON THE MOVIE: SECRETS OF THE JUNGLE,’ TO PREMIERE ON NETFLIX ON OCTOBER 8, 2021, DURING POKÉMON’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION YEAR

International Trailer Debuts Today Featuring Original Music by Cyn

Special In-Game Activations Celebrating the Movie Planned for Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, and More

BELLEVUE, Wash., and LOS ANGELES—September 7, 2021—The Pokémon Company International and Netflix announced today that the next animated movie in the Pokémon franchise will premiere on Netflix around the world with the exception of Japan, China, and Korea on October 8, 2021. First revealed in November 2020, “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” marks the 23rd animated Pokémon movie in the franchise.

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The first official international trailer for the movie was released today and can be viewed here. It features “Always Safe” and “No Matter What,” two original songs written and recorded by music artist Cyn for the movie. Fans can look forward to hearing these songs during the movie on October 8 and stream them on popular music platforms beginning today. Cyn is also one of the many notable artists participating in the P25 Music program celebrating 25 years of Pokémon, for which she wrote and recorded another new song, “Wonderful.”

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“During Pokémon’s 25th anniversary year, we wanted fans to have the opportunity to experience the newest animated Pokémon movie simultaneously as a global community,” said Emily Arons, senior vice president of licensing at The Pokémon Company International. “Pokémon animation is a much-beloved pillar of the franchise, and Netflix is the perfect partner to once again help us deliver a worldwide moment for fans as we celebrate 25 years of action and adventure with Ash and his Pikachu.”

“Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” synopsis:
Deep within the Forest of Okoya, the Mythical Pokémon Zarude live in a troop and maintain a strict rule that forbids outsiders from entering their territory. Elsewhere in the jungle lives Koko, a human boy raised by a lone Zarude who left the troop. Koko has grown up never doubting that he is a Zarude. But one day, a chance meeting with Ash and Pikachu leaves Koko with his first human friend. Is he truly a Pokémon? Or is he, in fact, a human? When danger threatens the jungle, the bonds between Pokémon and human—and the love between parent and child—will be put to the test.

To further celebrate the announcement, beginning today, Trainers will be able to receive Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi—both as featured in the movie—in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield games by signing up for Pokémon Trainer Club email notifications. Trainers who register in this way by September 25, 2021, will receive a Pokémon Trainer Club email containing a distribution code for both Pokémon on October 7, 2021.

Fans can also look forward to a crossover with Pokémon GO celebrating the global launch of “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” on Netflix. More details will be announced soon. In the meantime, fans can visit the official movie website at zarude.pokemon.com and join the conversation online with #Pokemon25.

YouTube Clip - Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle | Official Trailer #1


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByzhuRr8StU
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