POKÉMON SWORD EXPANSION PASS AND POKÉMON SHIELD EXPANSION PASS TO LAUNCH IN 2020 WITH TWO SETS OF ADDITIONAL CONTENT

POKÉMON SWORD EXPANSION PASS AND POKÉMON SHIELD EXPANSION PASS TO LAUNCH IN 2020 WITH TWO SETS OF ADDITIONAL CONTENT

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch Systems Also Announced January 9, 2020—Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new downloadable content for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games. The Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass will contain The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra expansions, two separate adventures that will enable fans to meet new characters, catch newly discovered Pokémon, and explore new areas in the Galar region. Available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch™ systems, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch titles of all time and had the highest-grossing launch of any Pokémon games, with more than six million units sold worldwide during launch weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5afasEAiN0 During a Pokémon Direct presentation, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo also unveiled Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. The game revisits the classic Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, which were originally released in Europe in 2006. Now exclusively on […]

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Pokémon GO’s New Buddy Adventure Feature

Pokémon GO’s New Buddy Adventure Feature — Coming Soon

Niantic and The Pokémon Company announced that the Buddy Adventure feature will soon arrive in Pokémon GO, adding all-new ways for Trainers to interact with their Pokémon. Buddy Adventure leverages the cutting-edge augmented-reality technology of the Niantic Real World Platform to understand the world around Trainers and further blend the real and digital worlds together. Buddy Adventure will give Trainers the ability to interact with their Buddy Pokémon like never before. When AR+ mode is enabled, a Buddy Pokémon will react to its Trainer, who can directly play with and feed their buddy to earn new Perks. Trainers can also look forward to a new shared AR mode which will launch for Pokémon GO after the initial launch of Buddy Adventure. Shared AR mode will allow up to three Trainers using AR+ to take a group photo of their buddies together—perfect for creating epic Pokémon moments and capturing new memories with friends. For […]

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Sales Exceed 6 Million Units Worldwide After Massive Launch Weekend

This is the Highest-Grossing Launch Period for Any Pokémon Game in the U.S. REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 21, 2019 – Nintendo of America announced that after selling more than 6 million units worldwide during launch weekend*, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games are among the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time. Additionally, the games sold just over 2 million copies in the first two days in the U.S., making it the highest-grossing launch of any Pokémon game. “This past weekend, millions of people began their Pokémon journeys through the new Galar region,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With such a momentous launch, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have proven to be two of the must-have games this holiday season.” Games in the core Pokémon RPG series have sold more than 240 million units** worldwide since launching with the Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version games in 1996. In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon […]

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Nintendo Download, Nov. 14, 2019: Forge a Path to Greatness in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Nintendo Download, Nov. 14, 2019: Forge a Path to Greatness in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

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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Galarian Ponyta

NEW POKÉMON DISCOVERED IN THE GALAR REGION

The Galarian Form of Ponyta Will Appear in Pokémon Shield October 9, 2019—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo confirmed today that the Galar regional form of Ponyta will appear in the highly anticipated upcoming Pokémon Shield video game. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system. The Galarian Pokémon made a surprise appearance during a “livestream” of a forest in the Galar region. Galarian Ponyta Category: Unique Horn Pokémon Type: Psychic Height: 2’7″ Weight: 52.9 lbs. Ability: Run Away | Pastel Veil Galarian Ponyta have been found in a certain forest of the Galar region since ancient times. It is said that they were exposed to the overflowing life energy of the forest over many generations, and therefore their appearance became unique in this region. Galarian Ponyta can absorb the life energy of the surrounding atmosphere and store it in its mane. Its mane will become more colorful, and […]

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Get a Sneak Peek at the World of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield with the Pokémon Live Camera Stream

24-Hour Broadcast Provides Trainers with an Opportunity to Get to Know Pokémon Found in the Galar Region September 27, 2019—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced that starting Friday, October 4, at 6:00am PDT (2pm BST), Trainers will be able to tune in to a special 24-hour livestream called Pokémon Live Camera. The livestream will broadcast footage from a camera set up in Glimwood Tangle, a strange forest located deep within the Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Those who tune in to the stream will be able to observe the ecology of the Pokémon that live in this forest, and viewers may even notice things that surprise them. Trainers can watch Pokémon Live Camera at Pokemon.com/SwordShield, YouTube.com/Pokemon, and Twitch.tv/Pokemon from Friday, October 4, at 6:00am PDT (2pm BST) to Saturday, October 5, at 6:00am PDT (2pm BST). Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system. For more […]

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NEW POKÉMON DISCOVERED IN THE GALAR REGION

New Pokémon Sirfetch’d Will Appear in Pokémon Sword September 18, 2019—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that a new Pokémon has been discovered in the Galar region: Sirfetch’d, the Wild Duck Pokémon. Sirfetch’d will appear in the highly anticipated upcoming video game, Pokémon Sword. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system. Sirfetch’d Category: Wild Duck Pokémon Type: Fighting Height: 2’7” Weight: 257.9 lbs. Ability: Steadfast The Farfetch’d of the Galar region can evolve into Sirfetch’d after experiencing many battles. They are calm and collected, and they make a point of always battling fairly. They are so noble in battle that they are often chosen as a motif for paintings. Of particular note is a painting—famous in the Galar region—that depicts a duel between a Sirfetch’d and an Escavalier. In battle, Sirfetch’d uses the sharp stalk of its leek as a lance and the thick […]

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okémon Direct on Pokémon Day nets NEW Pokémon Game Reveals

GALARIAN FORM POKÉMON REVEALED IN POKÉMON SWORD AND POKÉMON SHIELD ​​​​​​​

New Pokémon Evolutions and Rivals Also Announced ​​​​​​ August 7, 2019—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed details today about the regional forms of Pokémon found in the highly anticipated upcoming video games, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. New Pokémon Evolutions and information about the rivals that Trainers will face were also revealed. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4bgLW_Vzmw Galarian Pokémon Some Pokémon have adapted to the unique environment of one specific region and do not look or behave like Pokémon of the same species found elsewhere. Regional forms of Pokémon can be found in Galar as well, where they’re known as Galarian forms. Galarian Weezing Category: Poison Gas Pokémon Type: Poison/Fairy Height: 9’10” Weight: 35.3 lbs. Ability: Levitate/??? Galarian Weezing consumes polluted air and poisonous gases for sustenance. The by-product of this consumption is purified air, which is spewed out from the tops of its heads. The toxins […]

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POP-UP POKÉMON CENTER TO OPEN IN LONDON THIS OCTOBER

London, UK—August 5, 2019—The Pokémon Company International is excited to announce its plan to open a special pop-up Pokémon Center retail location in London this October. Located in Westfield London (Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush W12 7GF) and open only for a limited time from October 18 to November 15* 2019, the store will give fans a chance to browse and purchase a range of Pokémon Center-branded products, including exclusive designs not found anywhere else. The pop-up Pokémon Center London celebrates the highly anticipated launch of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games for Nintendo Switch this November; paying tribute to the United Kingdom’s role in inspiring the design and feel of the all-new Galar region players will explore in the games. Further details on opening times, products available to purchase and additional in-store activities will be revealed in the coming months. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be released worldwide on November 15, 2019, exclusively […]

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