PokemonGo pika

View globally ranked Trainers with the GO Battle League leaderboard, and celebrate with GO Battle Day: Marill!

Ever wanted to see who’s at the top of their game in the GO Battle League? On Friday April 10th 2020, you’ll be able to with the launch of the GO Battle League leaderboard on PokemonGOLive.com! The leaderboard is launching just after the GO Battle League changes from Ultra League to Master League, giving you an opportunity to see where you and others might stand right after the GO Battle League switches to a new format. Here’s what you can expect from the GO Battle League leaderboard: It will show the top five hundred Trainers in the world and their Trainer nicknames, teams, ranks, ratings, and total matches. Rankings are based on the previous day’s in-game ratings for Trainers rank 7 and up. The leaderboard is scheduled to update between approximately 8:00 p.m. UTC and 10:00 p.m. UTC every day. (Note that leaderboard updates may be delayed by things such as […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
New Nintendo Direct Mini Highlights a Wide Variety of Games Coming to Nintendo Switch this Year

New Nintendo Direct Mini Highlights a Wide Variety of Games Coming to Nintendo Switch this Year

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, BRAVELY DEFAULT II, BioShock: The Collection and More Launching This Year REDMOND, Wash., March 26, 2020 – During the latest Nintendo Direct Mini video presentation, Nintendo shined the spotlight on a breadth of different types of games launching for the Nintendo Switch system in 2020 – some of which are available today! Games featured in the video include sprawling role-playing adventures like Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition and BRAVELY DEFAULT II; classic franchises like Borderlands, XCOM 2 and BioShock coming to a Nintendo system for the first time; remakes of fan favorites like Burnout Paradise Remastered and Panzer Dragoon: Remake; and titles perfect for both casual and longtime gamers like Good Job!, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The Nintendo Direct Mini also revealed upcoming content for currently available Nintendo Switch games like a free update for Ring Fit Adventure, more details about the upcoming paid DLC for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, as well as news that the first fighter in the Super Smash Bros. […]

Continue reading
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon™: Rescue Team DX

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is Now Available on Nintendo Switch

Become a Pokémon and Build A Rescue Team to Protect the World REDMOND, Wash., March 6, 2020 – What if one day you woke up and discovered you were a Pokémon? In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX game, which is now available for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, you wake up to find yourself in that exact predicament. Journey as a Pokémon through a world filled with mysterious dungeons and recruit a rescue team of Pokémon friends with personalities of their own. Explore watercolor-inspired environments while pursuing an enthralling quest to make the world of Pokémon a safer place, and try to unravel the strange mystery behind your sudden awakening as a Pokémon. This enhanced reimagining of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team game for the Game Boy Advance system and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team for the Nintendo DS system features more than 400 Pokémon, including Mega Evolved versions of fan favorites such as […]

Continue reading
Nintendo Download, March 5, 2020: Become a Pokémon and Plunge into Dungeons

Nintendo Download, March 5, 2020: Become a Pokémon and Plunge into Dungeons

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 Switch Online is a paid membership service that allows members to team up or face off online in compatible Nintendo Switch games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Members also enjoy a curated library of NES and Super NES classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, among many others. To find out more about the benefits that come with Nintendo Switch Online, to view membership options and to learn about a free seven-day trial for new users, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/. Nintendo eShop is a cash-based […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
Switch PokemonSwordPokemonShield artwork 01

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 […]

Continue reading