okémon Direct on Pokémon Day nets NEW Pokémon Game Reveals

Pokémon Direct on Pokémon Day nets NEW Pokémon Game Reveals

Nintendo’s Pokémon Direct took place on February 27th, 2019 at 9am EST / 6am PST as part of Pokémon Day. During today’s Pokémon Direct, new games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield were announced! Highly Anticipated Pokémon Games Unveiled via Pokémon Direct London, United Kingdom—February 27, 2019—During a Pokémon Direct presentation today, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, announced Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the newest additions to the main series of Pokémon role-playing video games. Developed by GAME FREAK inc., Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be launching late 2019 exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system. The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games take place in the Galar Region. Galar is an expansive region with diverse environments— an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the Pokémon who live there work together closely to develop the industries in the region. Fans […]

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Pokémon Direct on Pokémon Day!

Pokémon Direct tomorrow, Pokémon Day!

Set your alarms, Trainers—you don’t want to miss this Pokémon Day! “These are all the details you’re getting…until tomorrow.” pokemon.com The official Pokémon Twitter account has just announced that a new Pokémon Direct is coming tomorrow! Promising a seven minute long feature and teasing with an image of three lone Poké Balls.. These are all the details you’re getting…until tomorrow. 😉 Set your alarms, Trainers—you don’t want to miss this Pokémon Day! ⏰ #PokemonDirect pic.twitter.com/SvMFzfsM5m — Pokémon (@Pokemon) February 26, 2019

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2019 Pokémon World Championships

Pokémon World and North American 2019 Tournament Locations & Dates Announced

2019 POKÉMON NORTH AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND 2019 POKÉMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES AND LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED The Greater Columbus Convention Center will host the North America International Championships in June. Open to players worldwide with no residency restrictions, this tournament provides Pokémon TCG and video game competitors with a final opportunity to score valuable Championship Points in order to secure an invitation to the 2019 World Championships. In August, the top Pokémon TCG and video game players will meet and compete at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, for the Pokémon World Championships. The Pokémon World Championships celebrate the hardworking players and supportive community around them. To qualify, Pokémon TCG and video game Trainers must have battled at Championship Series events throughout the season and earned enough Championship Points to contend for a spot in the final competition. Winners will receive the title of World Champion and a […]

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POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU CARD REVEALS

Today The Pokémon Company International revealed three new cards for the Pokémon Trading Card (TCG) game featuring Mr. Mime, JigglyPuff and Psyduck, as seen in the upcoming live-action movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu.” These Pokémon were some of the breakout stars from the highly-viewed first trailer for the movie. Like the Detective Pikachu, Charizard and Greninja TCG cards  previously announced, the newly revealed cards depict the Pokémon in their CGI movie likenesses and will be available at selected retailers across Europe from 29thMarch.

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Pokémon GO Snapshot feature

Photograph Your Pokémon in Pokémon GO

The new GO Snapshot feature allows Trainers to take and share photos of their Pokémon partners anytime. From the smallest Wurmple to the tallest Alolan Exeggutor, Trainers have taken amazing photos that show off Pokémon in their natural habitats. Today, we’re happy to announce that a brand-new feature will arrive soon—one that’s sure to make capturing the charms of your favorite Pokémon easier than ever! Introducing GO Snapshot—an easy way to take a photo of any Pokémon you have in your Pokémon Storage! You can find the feature when looking at a specific Pokémon or accessing the camera in your Bag of items. It’s simple to use. Select a Pokémon and tap on the screen to throw its Poké Ball to that spot. Once your Pokémon is situated in the ideal spot, you can then move around it to find the best angle for your photo. Is your Pokémon distracted […]

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Bulbasaur to get the Funko Pop treatment and A Day with Pikachu figures announced

The Pokemon Company and Funko have announced two upcoming lines of Pokemon Funko Pop in North America. First, a new line of figures called “A Day with Pikachu” by Funko will be released exclusively at the official Pokemon Center website. The first figure, “One Lucky Day”, launches on February 13, 2019. 12 figures in all are planned to release into 2020: Celebrate a Year of Pikachu with Funko Pokémon Center and Funko team up to bring fans 12 new figures in the A Day with Pikachu collection. Pokémon fans have a lot to get excited about in the coming months thanks to a special collaboration between Pokémon Center and the collectible-creating experts at Funko. February 13, 2019, will bring the launch of A Day with Pikachu, a new line of figures available at PokemonCenter.com. Then, each month for an entire year, a new themed figure will debut on the site. Each of […]

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SHINY MELTAN WILL APPEAR IN POKÉMON GO FOR A LIMITED TIME

February 6, 2019—The Pokémon Company International, Niantic, Inc., and Nintendo announced today that a Shiny version of the Mythical Pokémon Meltan will appear in Pokémon GO for a limited time. Once obtained, this rare Pokémon can be transferred to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world as well as for longtime fans wanting a new way to play Pokémon, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! launched to critical acclaim on November 16, 2018, on the Nintendo Switch™ system. Meltan is a rare Pokémon that appears when a Mystery Box is used in Pokémon GO. A Mystery Box can be obtained only by linking Pokémon GO with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Players who use their Mystery Box anytime Tuesday, February 5, through Monday, March 4, 2019, have a chance to catch Shiny Meltan in Pokémon GO. During this special event, the time that you have to […]

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Pokémon GO!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Pokémon GO!

Happy Year of the Pig! The Pokémon GO Lunar New Year event is happening once again, spotlighting 12 Pokémon and beginning February 4 at 1 p.m. PST. Take a look at the details below: Event Date + Time Feb. 4, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Feb. 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)M Features Rattata, Ekans, Mankey, Ponyta, Electabuzz, Dratini, Mareep, Miltank, Torchic, Poochyena, Spoink, and Buneary will appear more frequently in the wild! If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Spoink! Bonuses 2× Catch XP 2× XP when evolving Pokémon When you trade a Pokémon, there is an increased chance it will become a Lucky Pokémon! Wishing you health, wealth, and luck during the Lunar New Year! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

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Pokémon TCG Card Dex Mobile App

New Pokémon TCG Card Dex Mobile App Released in Sweden and Coming Soon Worldwide

February 4, 2019—The Pokémon Company International has released Pokémon TCG Card Dex, a brand-new app available at no cost that offers an easy way to browse and discover cards from the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series, including all expansions and promo cards available to date. The app has launched in Sweden and will be coming soon to additional markets worldwide. With Pokémon TCG Card Dex, fans can keep track of their Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series collection, using the camera on compatible iOS and Android devices to create digital scans of their cards, which are then stored on the device for convenient offline viewing. Even damaged or partially obscured cards can be scanned and identified in the app, and cards in other languages will automatically be translated into the preferred language. In addition, Pokémon TCG Card Dex provides a comprehensive database of all Sun & Moon Series expansions, with the ability to filter by […]

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Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon—Team Up Expansion Now Available

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon—Team Up Expansion Now Available

February 1, 2019—Today, Pokémon Trading Card Game players will be able to pick up the latest expansion, Sun & Moon—Team Up, which introduces TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX cards for the first time. Available worldwide as booster packs, theme decks, and special collections, Sun & Moon—Team Up delivers the highly anticipated TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX cards, featuring dynamic battle teams such as Pikachu & Zekrom-GX and Eevee & Snorlax-GX. TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX is a new gameplay mechanic that offers thrilling high-risk and high-reward battles. These cards have unprecedented power and Hit Points but can lead to the opponent taking three Prize cards if a TAG TEAM is Knocked Out. Sun & Moon—Team Up includes: Over 180 cards Six brand-new TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX Six more Pokémon-GX Four Prism Star cards More than 25 Trainer cards For more information about the Pokémon TCG, please visit https://www.pokemontcg.com

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