2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series

2020 Pokémon Championship Series Canceled

If you are a Pokémon TCG/Video game competitive player (or anyone interested in League play), we have some bad news. The safety and well-being of our competitors, organizers, employees, local communities, and partners continues to be our top priority and is the primary consideration with every decision we make. The Pokémon company had this news brief posted on their official site: After careful review and pursuant to guidance set forth by local, regional, and national health authorities, as well as the World Health Organization, Public Health England, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 North America International Championships (scheduled for June 26–28 in Columbus, Ohio) and the 2020 Pokémon World Championships (scheduled for August 14–16 in London, United Kingdom). With the cancellation of these pinnacle events, the 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series is suspended and all sanctioned Play! Pokémon […]

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Nintendo Download, Feb. 13, 2020: Serve Up Knuckle Sandwiches in an RPG Feast

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account. Customers in the U.S. […]

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Nintendo Switch Lounges Offer Travelers Gateways to Adventure at U.S. Airports

Pop-Up Experiences Deliver Play Time and Nintendo Smiles to Travelers REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 11, 2020 – Busy travelers embarking on journeys this year will have the opportunity to encounter fun surprises waiting for them at the airport. Beginning on Feb. 13, at select major airports across the U.S., Nintendo will be providing Nintendo Switch™ On The Go pop-up airport lounges featuring Nintendo products and opportunities for hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems. With comfortable seating, charging ports and Nintendo Switch game demos playable in both Handheld mode and TV mode, these lounges demonstrate the convenience and joy that the Nintendo Switch family of systems can add to everyone’s on-the-go adventures. Some of the games that will be featured at the demo areas include popular titles such as The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey™, Super Mario Party™ and Tetris® 99, among others. “With a vast library of exciting entertainment […]

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New cloud service app Pokémon HOME.

POKÉMON HOME TO LAUNCH IN FEBRUARY 2020

New Pokémon Cloud Service App Can Manage Collection of Pokémon across Multiple Games London, United Kingdom—January 28, 2020—Last Tuesday The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced more details for the new cloud service app Pokémon HOME. The app enables Trainers to continue their Pokémon adventures beyond a single game system and manage their collection of Pokémon across many of their games. Pokémon HOME will launch in February 2020 for iOS and Android devices as well as Nintendo Switch. Designed as a place where all Pokémon can gather, Pokémon HOME will enable Trainers to bring over Pokémon from linked Pokémon series games and deposit them in Pokémon Boxes in the cloud or move them around to linked compatible games.[1] Also, by linking the same Nintendo Account to both the Nintendo Switch version and the mobile device version, fans will be able to access the same Pokémon Boxes from both hardware platforms. The […]

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Battle other Trainers globally soon—the GO Battle League has started rolling out!

Niantic and The Pokémon Company International are beginning to roll out the GO Battle League to Trainers worldwide in Pokémon GO this week. Trainers, The GO Battle League is on its way! This week, the GO Battle League will start gradually becoming available to Trainers based on Trainer level. Game features are rolled out in this fashion in order to maintain stability. At launch, the first preseason of the GO Battle League will kick off. During preseason, we will continue to optimize and tune the feature so that Season 1 can be the best season that it can be! **What is preseason?** Preseason is a period of time before a season of competitive play begins. With your help, we will be able to optimize and balance the GO Battle League feature during this time. We will also be taking this time to learn about how the GO Battle League is […]

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Court Overturns Jury Verdict Against Nintendo’s Wii Remote

Court Overturns Jury Verdict Against Nintendo’s Wii Remote

Ruling Nullifies Jury Award from 2017 REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 21, 2020 – On Jan. 17, a federal court in Dallas ruled that a patent asserted against Nintendo’s Wii Remote was not valid. The court concluded that iLife Technologies Inc. was impermissibly trying to cover the broad concept of using motion sensors to detect motion. The ruling nullifies a $10.1 million jury award against Nintendo from 2017. The invalidated patent was the last of six patents that iLife Technologies Inc. originally asserted against Nintendo in 2013. The Patent Office found the other five invalid in 2016. “Nintendo has a long history of developing new and unique products, and we are pleased that, after many years of litigation, the court agreed with Nintendo,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Deputy General Counsel. “We will continue to vigorously defend our products against companies seeking to profit off of technology they did not invent.”

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SNAP UP THIS NEW SUPER MARIO PIRANHA POSEABLE LAMP!

Plumber finds new use for dangerous plant! Behold the Piranha Plant! This carnivorous plant and prominent nemesis of the mushroom kingdom is usually found hiding in pipes, but thanks to Mario and his friends, a few have been captured and modified into poseable lamps, perfect for your games room, living room or castle tower! Each plant is USB powered and can be fully posed into your preferred shape (with its ability to snap firmly removed) these fierce flora now spend their days lighting up your desired location, rather than shooting fireballs and trying to eat everyone’s favourite plumber. The Super Mario: Vicious Vegetation Piranha Plant Poseable Lamp can be found here: https://www.merchoid.com/super-mario-vicious-vegetation-piranha-plant-posable-lamp/ KEY POINTS Officially licensed Super Mario merchandise USB powered lamp is fully poseable Available at Merchoid.com Link to item: https://www.merchoid.com/super-mario-vicious-vegetation-piranha-plant-posable-lamp/

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Pokémon: Twilight Wings

POKÉMON ANNOUNCES NEW ANIMATED SERIES “POKÉMON: TWILIGHT WINGS”

Seven-Episode Web Series to Take Place in the Newly Explorable Galar Region in the Pokémon World LONDON, UK — December 13, 2019 — Pokémon fans who have been exploring the Galar region will soon have a chance to experience it in a vibrant new way. Starting in January 2020, The Pokémon Company International will launch a seven-episode limited animated series, “Pokémon: Twilight Wings,” on the official Pokémon YouTube channel. Galar is a region where Pokémon battles have developed into a cultural sensation. Over the span of seven episodes, “Pokémon: Twilight Wings” will show in detail the dreams of Galar’s residents, the realities they face, the challenges they must overcome and the conflicts they must resolve. In addition to these new stories, fans can expect to see a variety of Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region appearing in the capsule series. Each of the seven episodes will be approximately five minutes in length. […]

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Nintendo Switch Achieves Its Best Week of Sales Ever in the U.S.

Nintendo Switch Achieves Its Best Week of Sales Ever in the U.S.

Nintendo Switch Sold More Than 830,000 Units Over Thanksgiving Week REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 4, 2019 – Over Thanksgiving week (Nov. 24 to Nov. 30), the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems sold a combined total of more than 830,000 units in the U.S., according to internal data. This ranks as the single best week of U.S. sales in Nintendo Switch history. These results were bolstered in part by the recently introduced Nintendo Switch Lite system and a variety of Black Friday offers, such as a Nintendo Switch bundle that included a full game download of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game at no additional charge. Total sales of Nintendo Switch in the Americas have reached 17.5 million units. Additionally, Cyber Monday broke records as well, becoming the best one yet for Nintendo Switch. “Holiday shoppers see the value of Nintendo Switch, which offers a vast library of games for every type of player,” said Nick […]

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Nintendo Switch Bundle with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Highlights Nintendo’s Black Friday Offers

Offers on Nintendo Switch, Games and Accessories are a Great Value for Families REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 7, 2019 – As the holiday season approaches, families are looking for ways to spend more time together – shared experiences that create long-lasting memories. This Black Friday, Nintendo is offering a bundle that will provide those memories right out of the box! Starting on Nov. 28, select retailers will offer the bundle, which includes a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game, at a suggested retail price of only $299.99*. That’s the price of a Nintendo Switch system with a game for no extra cost! With the multiplayer fun of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and two Joy-Con controllers included with the Nintendo Switch system, families can open the bundle and start playing together right away. In addition to the bundle, several Nintendo Switch games will be available at a suggested […]

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