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

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POKÉMON UNITE TO RELEASE FOR MOBILE DEVICES TOMORROW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YouTube Clip - Pokémon UNITE is launching on Mobile!


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

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

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

Pokémon TCG Gameplay Comes to Smartphones for the First Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Pokémon TCG Live FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also note that banned accounts will not be migrated.

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

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

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

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

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

Niantic has posted the official patch notes for Pokémon GO Android Version 0.213.0 and iOS Version 1.179.0 which were released on June 29th, 2021 and June 30th, 2021. The patch includes many bug fixes.

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Android Version 0.213 / iOS version 1.179 - Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.179 in the App Store. Release notes may be posted before the release is available to all players. Please check your app store for the latest version of Pokémon GO available to you.

General
  • Back-end updates to in-game news for increased accuracy and quality

Bug Fixes
  • Further mitigation added for bug where the map doesn’t load if Trainer is moving quickly
  • Fixed a bug where Trainer can get stuck seeing an unintended view of the overworld map after a Team GO Rocket Battle
  • Added further mitigation for Community Day ticket content displaying incorrectly
  • Added mitigation to prevent a bug where the Trainer is unable to play Pokémon GO after they evolve their Buddy
  • Fixed an issue where a Trainer might get stuck when trying to exit the Gym, if another Trainer is still battling in the Gym
  • Fixed a bug where if a Shiny Ditto transforms, it will not appear as Shiny in the transformation sequence
  • Fixed a bug where Shiny Ditto became the Shiny version of the opponent Pokémon even if the opponent Pokémon was not Shiny
  • Fixed a bug where the Trainer’s shadow is at the wrong angle if the Trainer does not have the real-time sky mechanic
  • Fixed an issue where the word “Extreme” is missing from the weather warning
  • Fixed a bug where an error message appears if Berries are fed to a Pokémon too quickly
  • Fixed a bug where Pokémon will flicker when searching for Pokémon with multiple forms
  • Fixed a bug where Mega Candy icon is missing from the Buddy walking rewards
  • Fixed a bug where Rhyperior’s motivation overlapped with the Gym’s name if Rhyperior is the sole Gym Defender
  • Fixed a bug where the first photo of Pokémon after a new Pokémon GO installation on iOS displays as “?” in the photo reel
  • Fixed a bug where Charged Attack bar did not correct display for all Pokémon when selecting Pokémon before a battle
  • Fixed an issue where after hatching an Egg and tapping into AR+ camera mode, the Trainer would have their Egg inventory overlay persist instead
  • Fixed a bug where Trainers who had not yet constructed a Rocket Radar themselves could still see the Rocket Radar in the in-game shop
  • Fixed an issue where the title of some badges would cut off in specific languages instead of wrapping
  • Fixed a bug where Shiny Deoxys did not appear in the Shiny category of the Pokédex
  • Fixed a bug where Buddy Flying Pokémon were obscured by the “Play” button
  • Fixed a bug where the AR safety warning would appear every time a Pokémon hid in the bushes
  • Fixed a bug where a Trainer could get stuck in an infinite loop when trying to submit a AR Scanning Field Research task
  • Fixed a bug where Trainers using Pokémon GO Plus to catch Pokémon did not receive event Catch XP bonuses or Stardust multipliers.

Sources: https://niantic.helpshift.com/a/pokemon-go/?s=release-notes-known-issues&f=0-213-release-notes&l=en&p=web, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pok%C3%A9mon-go/id1094591345/ and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo&hl=en&gl=us

Niantic has announced that Google Play is an official sponsor of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 and that Trainers using Android devices will be eligible for a special Sponsored Gift on Day 1 of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 on July 17th, 2021. This bundle will include one Incense, one Super Incubator, and 30 Ultra Balls!

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Make the most of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 with exclusives from Google Play!

Trainers, We’re excited to welcome Google Play as the official sponsor of Pokémon GO Fest 2021! Read on to learn more about the exclusive perks and surprises you can look forward to.

Leading up to Pokémon GO Fest 2021
  • Three months of YouTube Premium: To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Pokémon GO, eligible trainers will get three months of YouTube Premium for free! YouTube Premium is everything viewers love about YouTube—uninterrupted. The service enables users to enjoy both YouTube and YouTube Music ad-free, offline, and in the background. Look out for more news on this next week!
  • Google Play Points multiplier: From Monday, July 12, 2021, to Sunday, July 18, 2021, Google Play subscribers will earn 4× Google Play Points on all purchases made in Pokémon GO—including tickets to Pokémon GO Fest 2021. Google Play Points can be redeemed for Pokémon GO coupons and more. If you use an Android device and don’t have a Google Play subscription, you can sign up for one here.
  • Exclusive content with The Try Guys: To help you get ready for Pokémon GO Fest 2021, we teamed up with The Try Guys to bring you the ultimate Pokémon GO Fest 2021 training experience. Full of Pokémon GO tips and celebrity cameos (like Jordan Fisher and Chloe Kim!), you’ll choose your own adventure and the topic you want to focus on, whether that’s fitness, music, exploration, or all of the above! Jump into the challenge and get ready for an epic Pokémon GO Fest experience!

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During Pokémon GO Fest 2021
  • Google Play Sponsored Gift: Trainers using Android devices will be eligible for a special Sponsored Gift on Day 1 of Pokémon GO Fest 2021, July 17. This bundle will include one Incense, one Super Incubator, and 30 Ultra Balls!

We hope you’re excited for Pokémon GO Fest 2021—we certainly are!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Google Play Points disclaimer: Google Play Points are available only in select countries. YouTube Premium disclaimer: New users only. Terms apply.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/pokemongofest2021-googleplay/?hl=en

YouTube Clip - Try Guys Train for Pokémon GO Fest ● Choose Your Own Adventure


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TkjKV76PeY

Niantic has released Pokémon GO Android Version 0.211.3 and iOS Version 177.3 on June 22nd, 2021. The patch includes updates and seems to help alleviate the lag and frame rate issues many players were experiencing over the past week.

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Pokémon GO - Android Version 0.211.3 / iOS Version 177.3

Trainers, there’s always something new in Pokémon GO!

  • Together We Raid: Experience our biggest update to raids yet, including gameplay changes, visual updates, and new ways to see your achievements in raids.
  • Get ready for a musical summer—Pokémon GO Fest 2021 is coming soon!

Sources: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pok%C3%A9mon-go/id1094591345/ and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo&hl=en&gl=us

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The Pokémon HOME app has announced that there will be compatibility changes for the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME for the planned June 2021 update. Support for older versions of Android and iOS will no longer be supported.

Pokémon HOME - June 2021 Update Notification

Thank you very much for your continued support of Pokémon HOME. This notice is to inform you that the planned June update will end support for Pokémon HOME on the following mobile operating systems and devices.

Android 5
iOS 9
iOS 10
iOS 11
iPhone 5s
iPhone 6

Note: To check what OSes are compatible with your device, please consult sources such as the device manufacturer's official website. Following the update, there may be other devices on which Pokémon HOME may function imperfectly or stop working entirely. It may take time for Pokémon HOME to become compatible with newly released OSes.

Customers considering changing devices should link Pokémon HOME to a Nintendo Account in order to carry over their information. You can see whether you have already linked to a Nintendo Account by opening the Options menu and checking the Account tab.

We hope you continue to enjoy Pokémon HOME!

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Pokémon HOME - Version 1.4.0 - June 17th, 2021

The details of the Pokémon HOME - Version 1.4.0 update for smartphones have been announced.

What's New

- Pokédex features have been expanded, allowing you to view Pokémon's appearances from various angles.
Note: This feature does not apply to certain forms of Pokémon.
- The Catch Calendar feature has been added to the main menu, allowing you to view your Pokémon in order of the dates on which they were caught.
- New icons for user profiles have been added.
- Announcement display has been improved.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2021/06/210618_at01.html

The official Pokémon website has announced development updates for Pokémon UNITE and that residents of Canada will get to play a beta version of it starting in March 2021. Canadian residents can signup for the beta now at the Google Play store.

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Pokémon UNITE Development Update and Regional Beta Test in Canada for Android Users

Canadian residents can go hands-on with the upcoming game.

Since the first reveal of Pokémon UNITE nearly a year ago, development has continued to progress. More playable Pokémon have been added, changes and additions have been made to the gameplay, the visuals have improved, and much more.

That said, there's still plenty to be done to ensure the best possible experience. Now the developers are looking to Pokémon fans to help deliver that experience by participating in a regional beta test in Canada. This March, players in Canada will have their first opportunity to play Pokémon UNITE. While the game is planned to release for Apple and Android devices and Nintendo Switch, this beta test will be limited to Android devices.

Interested Trainers can visit the Pokémon UNITE page in the Google Play Store for details and to register for a chance to participate.

Eligibility details:

  • The Pokémon UNITE regional beta test is open only to residents of Canada.
  • Players must be at least 16 years old to participate.
  • In-game progress will be reset upon the beta's completion.
  • Capture or streaming of gameplay is not allowed during the regional beta test.
Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-unite-development-update-and-regional-beta-test-in-canada-for-android-users/

Pokémon UNITE BETA

Trainers unite in Pokémon UNITE! Experience a new kind of Pokémon battle in the Pokémon UNITE regional beta test! Team up and face off in 5-on-5 team battles to see who can score the most points within the allotted time. Work together with your fellow Trainers to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve your partner Pokémon, and defeat the opposing team’s Pokémon to prevent them from scoring points. Put your teamwork to the test, and take home the win!

Notes:
  • The Pokémon UNITE regional beta test is open only to residents of Canada.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old to participate.
  • Progress will be reset upon the beta’s completion.
  • Capture or streaming of gameplay is not allowed during the regional beta test.
  • This app is free-to-play and is optimized for smartphones, not tablets.
  • The app is compatible with Android devices that have 3 GB of RAM or more and have Android Version 5.0+ installed.
  • The application may not run on certain devices even if they have compatible OS versions installed.
  • Compatibility information may change at any time.
  • Information current as of February 16, 2021.
Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.pokemon.pokemonunite

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A new update for Pokémon HOME is now available for the iOS and Android versions. Our Pokémon HOME Patches page has been updated with the details.

Pokémon HOME - Version 1.3.2 - Patch Notes

  • A "Receive all Pokémon" feature has been added to the Wonder Box.
  • The date a Pokémon was first met is now displayed in its Trainer notes.
  • From the "OT" (Original Trainer) field in a Pokémon's detailed information, you can now search for Pokémon with the same original Trainer.
  • You can now specify "Language" and "Poké Ball" when searching for Pokémon.
  • You can now arrange your list of Pokémon in the same order used by your Pokémon Boxes in the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME.(Note: This option will be available only for users who have linked to the Nintendo Switch version.)
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
Sources: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.pokemon.pokemonhome&hl=en_CA&gl=US and https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pok%C3%A9mon-home/id1485352913

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A new set of Pokémon LINE stamp called Irasutoya × Pokémon Pika Pika Stamp (いらすとや×ポケモン ぴかぴかスタンプ) is now available in the stamp shop! These stamps feature Pokémon and trainers from the Nintendo Switch games Pocket Monsters Sword and Shield. The illustrations were drawn by Takashi Mifune, an illustrator known for his work on the free material site Irasutoya. These stamps are not only for everyday use, but also depict scenes from the game. Take advantage of the stamps and use the LINE stamps in your chats! The 40 stamp set costs 250 yen (including tax) or 100 coins per set and is available as of November 3rd, 2020. The stamp shop is only available on the iOS and Android versions of LINE.

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Sources: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/goods/2020/11/201106_ph01.html and https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/18938

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Niantic has posted the release notes for the Pokémon GO version 0.191 update which was released on October 29th, 2020.

Pokémon GO - 0.191 Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.157 in the App Store.

Updates

  • In Trainer Battles, the switch menu has been replaced by two buttons on the right side of the screen to more easily access the Pokémon you can switch to during your battles
  • In Trainer Battles, the switch animation camera angle has shifted so that you are able to see your Pokémon's HP bar when your opponent is switching their Pokémon
  • Soon, battle parties will be saved on your account itself instead of on your device, meaning they’ll be synced when you reinstall the game or change devices
  • The Flying-type Charged Attack mini-game has been slightly slowed down
  • You can now navigate from a Pokémon’s detail page directly to its Pokédex entry
  • You can now navigate from a Pokédex entry directly to the Pokémon storage to see all Pokémon you have of that species
  • Soon, you’ll be able to see more information about the Pokémon you obtain on the Pokémon detail page. Note that this will not backfill information on Pokémon you’ve obtained prior to this feature.
  • A new loading screen has been added

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused invited friends to be removed from a raid if all Pokémon in their battle party faint
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “Remove Friend” button to be cut off from the bottom of the Friend detail page on devices with certain aspect ratios
  • Fixed an issue that caused Adventure Sync to not work on some devices on Android 9 and below
  • Fixed a visual error that showed eggs to be incubating when tapping on them from the Egg menu, regardless of whether they were in incubators or not
  • Fixed an issue that caused the app to freeze when collecting Avatar items from Special Research rewards
  • Fixed an issue that caused wins to not be recorded properly in GO Battle League
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Best Buddy Pokémon CP boost to not be applied without first interacting with your buddy
  • Fixed an issue that caused the account linking option to be missing from the Settings Menu
Source: https://niantic.helpshift.com/a/pokemon-go/?s=release-notes-known-issues&f=0-191-release-notes&p=web
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